Russell 2000 Top Performers Since the Crash (ATSG, AXL, ARM, BZ, CKEC, CTIC, CNO, GPRE, HGSI, LZB, PIR, PWER, PMI, UIS, VNDA)

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March 9th, 2010

The bull market is officially one-year old now.  March 9, 2009 was the absolute low for the index levels.  VSInvestor.com has pulled many of biggest stock movers from the Russell 2000 Index.  Amazingly, we had to include stocks which up a whopping 800% just to get the list down to close to 40 stocks.  This shows many ten-baggers or 1,000% gains.

Some of the key stocks which showed gains in the ten-bagger category are Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG), American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AXL), ArvinMeritor Inc. (NYSE: ARM), Boise, Inc. (NYSE: BZ), Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTIC), Conseco Inc. (NYSE: CNO), Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE), Human Genome Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSI), La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB), Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR), Power-One Inc. (NASDAQ: PWER), PMI Group Inc. (NYSE: PMI), Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), and Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA).

And those are just some….. Check out the gains off the table below from the Russell 2,000:

Company Price % Change, 52-Wk
Air Transport Services Group Inc. 1,136.36
American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. 2,382.50
American Capital Ltd. 947.38
ArvinMeritor, Inc. 2,662.22
Avis Budget Group Inc. 2,764.10
Beazer Homes USA, Inc. 1,365.52
Belo Corp. 1,198.28
Boise Inc. 2,040.00
Brigham Exploration Company 1,376.32
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. 823.08
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. 1,931.80
Century Aluminum Company 1,266.36
Charming Shoppes, Inc. 1,254.17
Conseco, Inc. 1,457.89
Crosstex Energy, Inc. 1,012.64
Dana Holding Corporation 5,117.39
Diedrich Coffee, Inc. 8,617.50
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. 4,125.97
Ferro Corporation 818.56
Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. 996.97
Human Genome Sciences 1,728.82
La-Z-Boy Incorporated 2,276.67
LodgeNet Interactive Corp. 981.97
Modine Manufacturing Co. 1,153.01
Oriental Financial Group Inc. 967.89
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. 4,693.33
Power-One, Inc. 960.53
Radian Group Inc. 1,014.58
Rex Energy Corporation 1,153.57
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. 853.68
Solutia Inc. 958.9
Sonic Automotive, Inc. 1,126.32
Stone Energy Corporation 925.97
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. 1,616.67
Tenneco Inc. 2,445.35
The E.W. Scripps Company 1,115.19
The Phoenix Companies, Inc. 879.31
The PMI Group, Inc. 856.25
Tuesday Morning Corporation 1,110.53
Unisys Corporation 1,073.94
Valassis Communications, Inc. 2,118.75
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1,208.41

There were many others which could have been included.

JON C. OGG

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