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Best Performing Wilshire 5000 Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
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 Dec 31, 2020. 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) miRagen Therapeutics Inc. (MGEN) 2) Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) 3) Novus Therapeutics, Inc. (NVUS) 4) WidePoint Corporation (WYY) 5) Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TTNP)
 6) Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) 7) Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) 8) Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) 9) Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK) 10) Aduro Biotech, Inc. (ADRO)

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

miRagen Therapeutics

Miragen Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing proprietary RNA-targeted therapies with a specific focus on microRNAs and their role in diseases whe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of miRagen Therapeutics.
Based on the market-cap change from $16.73 million to $64.29 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.48 per share to a price of $16.45 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, miRagen Therapeutics Inc. (MGEN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 3327.08 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Wilshire 5000 stocks, the Boulder, CO-based miRagen Therapeutics is categorized as the Drug Development sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care 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.

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 Wilshire 5000 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.

Novus Therapeutics

Novus Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, focuses on developing products for patients with disorders of ear, nose, and throat. Its lead product is (OP-02), a surfactant-based combination drug product ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Novus Therapeutics.
The Irvine, CA-headquartered company Novus Therapeutics, Inc. (NVUS) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Wilshire 5000 of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Healthcare industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Novus Therapeutics has changed by 2555.17 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.58 per share and year-to-date closing price of $15.4 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $7.52 million to $22.12 million during the same period. Along with Wilshire 5000, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Biotechnology, Biotech, Healthcare, among other usual products and services. Novus Therapeutics 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.

WidePoint

WidePoint Corporation, incorporated on May 30, 1997, is a provider of information technology (IT)-based products, services and solutions. The Company offers secure, cloud-based, enterprise-wide IT-based solutions that enable commercial markets, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of WidePoint.
During the given months of the year 2020, WidePoint Corporation (WYY) was successful in generating YTD returns of 2427.5 percentage which helped it gain the number four 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 Illinois, IL-based WidePoint closed at a price of $0.4 per share, while it traded at a price of $10.11 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $33.74 million to $85.52 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 Technology industry sector and further specialized as a EDP Services sector business.

Titan Pharma

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Titan), incorporated on February 7, 1992, is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing therapeutics for the treatment of medical disorders. The Companys segment ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Titan Pharma.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TTNP) 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 Biotech Biological Products. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Titan Pharma has so far gained 1631.58 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.19 per share and year-to-date price of $3.29 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $12.22 million to $21.88 million. The stock of Titan Pharma 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.

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.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.35 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $5.71 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 1531.43 percentage. The USA-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $17.09 million to $583.58 million. The Healthcare 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.

Biocept

Biocept, Inc., incorporated on June 28, 2013, is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Biocept.
The California, CA-based Health Care sector company Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 sector. Classified as the Medical Specialities business, the stock price of Biocept ended the previous year at a price of $0.29 per share while it reached the level of $4.44 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1431.03%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $59.48 million. Few leading stock market index includes Biocept in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Riot Blockchain

Riot Blockchain, Inc. focuses on building, supporting, and operating blockchain technologies, primarily through its cryptocurrency mining operations and other developed businesses, as well as joint ventures, acquisitions, and targeted investments in the sector. Its primary focus is on Bitcoin and general blockchain technology. The company leverages its expertise and network ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Riot Blockchain.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) has moved by 1416.96 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.12 apiece to the price of $16.99 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the USA-based Technology sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $27.78 million to $1.15 billion over the same duration. Riot Blockchain is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Kirkland's

Kirkland's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including holiday décor, framed arts, furniture, ornamental wa ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kirkland's.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Wilshire 5000 sector is taken by Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK). The company's stock price changed from $1.24 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $17.88 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 1341.94 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Tennessee, TN-based Consumer Services sector company was from $17.23 million to $254.89 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.

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.
Aduro Biotech (ADRO) generated percentage returns of 1137.29 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $1.18 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $14.6 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $95.01 million to $236.61 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Health Care speciality business with further classification in the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-category. Based in California, CA, 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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