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Best Performing Wilshire 5000 Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
If any index can grab the award for having the maximum possible number of constituent stocks, then it can be easily claimed by the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index. The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, or commonly referred to as the Wilshire 5000, theoretically comprises of around 5,000 companies, and practically has around 3,500 companies in its pool. It is a market-cap-weighted stock market index which includes almost all of the American stocks which are actively traded in the United States stock exchanges.
The number of companies included in this index varies from time to time. Though this index itself contains around 3,500 companies, investors often look for stocks which are the top performers among this large set of the Wilshire 5000 index which have generated the highest returns. This article provides a detailed list of top 10 stocks of the Wilshire 5000 index by computing the percentage gains made by the constituent companies between December 31 of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The article presents the list in descending order of gains realized by the Wilshire 5000 stocks between the given period, and the top performing stocks are ranked at the top.
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Top Wilshire 5000 Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Wilshire 5000 sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. (XOG) 2) Lonestar Resources US Inc. (LONE) 3) Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) 4) KemPharm, Inc. (KMPH) 5) Aemetis, Inc (AMTX)
 6) Gamestop Corporation (GME) 7) Insignia Systems, Inc. (ISIG) 8) Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) 9) TransEnterix, Inc. (TRXC) 10) Exela Technologies, Inc. (XELA)

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

Extraction Oil and Gas

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid reserves in the Rocky Mountain regio ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Extraction Oil and Gas.
Based on the market-cap change from $37.37 million to $925.74 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $0.27 per share to a price of $36.03 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. (XOG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 13219.78 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Wilshire 5000 stocks, the Colorado, CO-based Extraction Oil and Gas is categorized as the Oil & Gas E&P sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Lonestar Resources US

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the Un ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lonestar Resources US.
The Texas, TX-based Lonestar Resources US Inc. (LONE) belongs to the Energy sector and is categorized as a Oil & Gas E&P company. The stock of Lonestar Resources US ended the previous year at a price of $0.25 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $6 apiece, which indicates a change of 2300 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $6.37 million. It has now changed to $152.88 million as of writing. Lonestar Resources US continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, incorporated on September 22, 1950, is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Companys products included 46 daily ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lee Enterprises.
The Iowa, IA-headquartered company Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Wilshire 5000 of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Newspapers Magazines industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Lee Enterprises has changed by 1965.08 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.26 per share and year-to-date closing price of $26.02 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $73.53 million to $152.91 million during the same period. Along with Wilshire 5000, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Newspapers Magazines, Consumer Cyclical, Publishing, Newspaper, among other usual products and services. Lee Enterprises continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

KemPharm

KemPharm, Inc., incorporated on May 28, 2014, is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and development of prodrugs. The Company uses its Ligand Activated ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KemPharm.
During the given months of the year 2021, KemPharm, Inc. (KMPH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1219.44 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Iowa, IA-based KemPharm closed at a price of $0.72 per share, while it traded at a price of $9.5 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $3.27 million to $269.58 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 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 Major Pharmaceuticals sector business.

Aemetis

Aemetis, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2006, is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company. The Company is focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Aemetis.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in California, CA, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Chemicals. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Aemetis has so far gained 950.2 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.49 per share and year-to-date price of $26.15 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $54.32 million to $708.64 million. The stock of Aemetis continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Gamestop

GameStop Corp. operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. It operates in five segments: United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Technology Brand ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gamestop.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Gamestop Corporation (GME), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $18.84 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $191.45 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 916.19 percentage. The Texas, TX-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $1.31 billion to $13.39 billion. The Electronics Distribution 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.

Insignia

Insignia Systems, Inc. (Insignia), incorporated on January 2, 1990, is a developer and marketer of in-store products, programs and services for consumer goods manufacturers and retail partners to drive sales ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Insignia.
The Minnesota, MN-based Consumer Services sector company Insignia Systems, Inc. (ISIG) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 sector. Classified as the Advertising business, the stock price of Insignia ended the previous year at a price of $0.84 per share while it reached the level of $6.22 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 640.56%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $10.91 million. Few leading stock market index includes Insignia in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on March 17, 1995, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing therapies that restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Acorda Therapeutics.
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) has moved by 592.65 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Health Care sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.69 apiece to the price of $4.78 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Biotech Biological Products sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $39.25 million to $45.36 million over the same duration. Acorda Therapeutics is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

TransEnterix

TransEnterix, Inc., incorporated in August 19, 1988, is a medical device company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of ALF-X Surgical Robotic System (the ALF-X System), a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of TransEnterix.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 sector is taken by TransEnterix, Inc. (TRXC). The company's stock price changed from $0.63 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $4.08 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 552.8 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the North Carolina, NC-based Health Care sector company was from $62.44 million to $916.88 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Exela Technologies

Exela Technologies, Inc. operates as a location-agnostic business process automation (BPA) company that combines industry-specific and multi-industry enterprise software and solutions worldwide. Its BPA suite of solutions are deployed in banking, healthcare, insurance, and other industries. The company's Information and Transaction Processing Solutions segment provides lending solutions for mortgages a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Exela Technologies.
Exela Technologies (XELA) generated percentage returns of 432.15 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.42 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $2.21 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $61.26 million to $130.32 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Technology sub-category. Based in USA, the YTD performance of the Wilshire 5000 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, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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