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Best Performing Russell 2000 Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
The Russell 2000 index is a small-cap stock market index which represents the small market cap sector of the American stock market. Its constituents are of the smallest 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index. The index was crafted in the year 1984 and is maintained by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary company of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group. Represented by the symbol RUT, this index offers a good gauge of the performance of the small cap market segment of the U.S. stock market.
Though this index itself contains around 2,000 companies, investors often look for stocks which are the top performers among these 2,000 companies of Russell 2000 which have generated the highest returns. This article provides a detailed list of top 10 stocks of the Russell 2000 index by computing the percentage gains made by the constituent companies between December 31 of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The article presents the list in descending order of gains realized by the Russell 2000 stocks between the given period, and the top performing stocks are ranked at the top.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Russell 2000 sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) 2) C3.ai, Inc. (AI) 3) Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) 4) Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) 5) Aduro Biotech, Inc. (ADRO)
 6) Veritone, Inc. (VERI) 7) Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) 8) Celsius Holdings, Inc. (CELH) 9) Nautilus Group, Inc. (NLS) 10) Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX)

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Novavax

Novavax, Inc. (Novavax), incorporated on June 18, 1987, is a clinical-stage vaccine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants. The Company operates through ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Novavax.
The Maryland, MD-based Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Biotech Biological Products company. The stock of Novavax ended the previous year at a price of $3.98 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $111.51 apiece, which indicates a change of 2701.76 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Russell 2000 for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $105.78 million. It has now changed to $7.1 billion as of writing. Novavax continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

C3.ai

C3.ai, Inc. operates as an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) software company. The company provides software-as-a-service applications for enterprises. Its software solutions include C3 AI Suite ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of C3.ai.
The Redwood City, CA-headquartered company C3.ai, Inc. (AI) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Russell 2000 of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Information Technology Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of C3.ai has changed by 2391.02 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.57 per share and year-to-date closing price of $138.75 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $204.73 million to $13.3 billion during the same period. Along with Russell 2000, the company is also in the business of AI, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Information Technology Services, Software, among other usual products and services. C3.ai continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Vaxart

Vaxart, Inc., a clinical-stage company, engages in the discovery and development of oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. The company's product pipeline includes tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus. It is also developing therapeutic immune-oncology vaccines ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vaxart.
During the given months of the year 2020, Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1531.43 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the USA-based Vaxart closed at a price of $0.35 per share, while it traded at a price of $5.71 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $17.09 million to $583.58 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Health Care industry sector and further specialized as a Healthcare sector business.

Genprex

Genprex, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy biotechnology company, develops immunogene therapy products for treating cancer. Its lead drug candidate is Oncoprex, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the tr ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Genprex.
The Austin, TX-based Health Care sector company Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) holds the number four spot among the best performing stocks of the Russell 2000 sector. Classified as the Healthcare business, the stock price of Genprex ended the previous year at a price of $0.32 per share while it reached the level of $4.15 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1196.88%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $178.67 million. Few leading stock market index includes Genprex in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Aduro Biotech

Aduro Biotech, Inc., incorporated on May 5, 2011, is an immunotherapy company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies that manage the treatment of various diseases, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Aduro Biotech.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Aduro Biotech, Inc. (ADRO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Health Care sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Pharmaceuticals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Aduro Biotech has so far gained 1137.29 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.18 per share and year-to-date price of $14.6 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $95.01 million to $236.61 million. The stock of Aduro Biotech continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Veritone

Veritone, Inc. provides artificial intelligence (AI) and computing solutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. It develops and operates aiWARE platform, an AI operating system that unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform audio, video, and other unstructured data, as well as analyzes it in conjunction with ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Veritone.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Veritone, Inc. (VERI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $2.49 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $28.45 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 1042.57 percentage. The USA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $61.28 million to $899.64 million. The Technology specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Plug Power

Plug Power Inc., incorporated on August 13, 1999, is a provider of alternative energy technology focused on the design, development, commercialization and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems used for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Plug Power.
Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) has moved by 973.1 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Energy sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $3.16 apiece to the price of $33.91 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Industrial Machinery and Components sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $922.13 million to $14.09 billion over the same duration. Plug Power is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Celsius

Celsius Holdings, Inc. develops, markets, sells, and distributes functional calorie-burning fitness beverages in the United States and internationally. The company offers its beverages in various flavors, inclu ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Celsius.
Celsius (CELH) generated percentage returns of 941.61 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.83 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $50.31 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $332.67 million to $3.61 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Defensive speciality business with further classification in the Consumer Defensive sub-category. Based in Boca Raton, FL, the YTD performance of the Russell 2000 sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc., incorporated on September 22, 1992, is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Companys principal business activities include designing, developing, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Nautilus.
Based on the market-cap change from $52.03 million to $548.9 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $1.75 per share to a price of $18.14 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Nautilus Group, Inc. (NLS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 936.57 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Russell 2000 stocks, the Washington, WA-based Nautilus is categorized as the Recreational Products and Toys sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Non-Durables sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Co-Diagnostics

Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, intends to manufacture and sell reagents used for diagnostic tests that function via the detection and or analysis of nucleic acid molecules. It also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Co-Diagnostics.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Russell 2000 sector is taken by Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX). The company's stock price changed from $0.9 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.3 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 933.33 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Salt Lake City, UT-based Health Care sector company was from $15.52 million to $262.9 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Russell 2000 sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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