Top 100 Fastest Growing Stocks

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Here is the list of top 100 fastest-growing US stocks this year. We have taken the open prices of Jan 4 as the reference. We have compared those with the end-of-day prices of June 30. The below 100 stocks have shown the highest percentage growth till June. Next update will be after July. (Icons to the left of the company names denote the sectors.)

At the end of the below list, you will find an analysis of top performing sectors in 2016.

  • 1.NEM
    Newmont Mining Corp.(NEM)
    Growth: 112%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 18.44
    June 30,2016 Closing: 39.12
  • 2.CNX
    CONSOL Energy Inc.(CNX)
    Growth: 105%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 7.83
    June 30,2016 Closing: 16.09
  • 3.OKE
    ONEOK(OKE)
    Growth: 92%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 24.66
    June 30,2016 Closing: 47.45
  • 4.SWN
    Southwestern Energy(SWN)
    Growth: 79%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 7.03
    June 30,2016 Closing: 12.58
  • 5.RRC
    Range Resources Corp.(RRC)
    Growth: 75%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 24.59
    June 30,2016 Closing: 43.14
  • 6.FCX
    Freeport-McMoran Cp & Gld(FCX)
    Growth: 69%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 6.6
    June 30,2016 Closing: 11.14
  • 7.SE
    Spectra Energy Corp.(SE)
    Growth: 52%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 24.02
    June 30,2016 Closing: 36.63
  • 8.EQT
    EQT Corporation(EQT)
    Growth: 50%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 51.75
    June 30,2016 Closing: 77.43
  • 9.IRM
    Iron Mountain Incorporated(IRM)
    Growth: 49%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 26.8
    June 30,2016 Closing: 39.83
  • 10.COG
    Cabot Oil & Gas(COG)
    Growth: 46%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 17.67
    June 30,2016 Closing: 25.74
  • 11.NVDA
    Nvidia Corporation(NVDA)
    Growth: 46%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 32.29
    June 30,2016 Closing: 47.01
  • 12.MLM
    Martin Marietta Materials(MLM)
    Growth: 43%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 134.59
    June 30,2016 Closing: 192
  • 13.MUR
    Murphy Oil(MUR)
    Growth: 42%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 22.34
    June 30,2016 Closing: 31.75
  • 14.NI
    NiSource Inc.(NI)
    Growth: 37%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 19.41
    June 30,2016 Closing: 26.52
  • 15.O
    Realty Income Corporation(O)
    Growth: 36%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 51.14
    June 30,2016 Closing: 69.36
  • 16.NFX
    Newfield Exploration Co(NFX)
    Growth: 36%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 32.48
    June 30,2016 Closing: 44.18
  • 17.TYC
    Tyco International(TYC)
    Growth: 35%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 31.44
    June 30,2016 Closing: 42.6
  • 18.WYNN
    Wynn Resorts Ltd(WYNN)
    Growth: 35%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 67.03
    June 30,2016 Closing: 90.64
  • 19.HAL
    Halliburton Co.(HAL)
    Growth: 34%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 33.86
    June 30,2016 Closing: 45.29
  • 20.XEC
    Cimarex Energy(XEC)
    Growth: 34%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 89.2
    June 30,2016 Closing: 119.32
  • 21.DG
    Dollar General(DG)
    Growth: 33%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 70.93
    June 30,2016 Closing: 94
  • 22.EIX
    Edison Int’l(EIX)
    Growth: 33%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 58.57
    June 30,2016 Closing: 77.67
  • 23.AES
    AES Corp(AES)
    Growth: 32%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 9.44
    June 30,2016 Closing: 12.48
  • 24.EXC
    Exelon Corp.(EXC)
    Growth: 32%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 27.48
    June 30,2016 Closing: 36.36
  • 25.CNP
    CenterPoint Energy(CNP)
    Growth: 31%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 18.26
    June 30,2016 Closing: 24
  • 26.SYK
    Stryker Corp.(SYK)
    Growth: 31%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 91.47
    June 30,2016 Closing: 119.83
  • 27.AMAT
    Applied Materials Inc(AMAT)
    Growth: 31%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 18.31
    June 30,2016 Closing: 23.97
  • 28.CMI
    Cummins Inc.(CMI)
    Growth: 30%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 86.75
    June 30,2016 Closing: 112.44
  • 29.NRG
    NRG Energy(NRG)
    Growth: 30%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 11.57
    June 30,2016 Closing: 14.99
  • 30.PVH
    PVH Corp.(PVH)
    Growth: 30%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 72.72
    June 30,2016 Closing: 94.23
  • 31.VTR
    Ventas Inc(VTR)
    Growth: 30%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 56
    June 30,2016 Closing: 72.82
  • 32.ADT
    ADT Corp(ADT)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 32.44
    June 30,2016 Closing: 41.98
  • 33.BSX
    Boston Scientific(BSX)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 18.16
    June 30,2016 Closing: 23.37
  • 34.CXO
    Concho Resources(CXO)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 92.68
    June 30,2016 Closing: 119.27
  • 35.HSY
    The Hershey Company(HSY)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 88.16
    June 30,2016 Closing: 113.49
  • 36.STJ
    St Jude Medical(STJ)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 60.65
    June 30,2016 Closing: 78
  • 37.VMC
    Vulcan Materials(VMC)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 93.5
    June 30,2016 Closing: 120.36
  • 38.CINF
    Cincinnati Financial(CINF)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 58.11
    June 30,2016 Closing: 74.89
  • 39.EQIX
    Equinix(EQIX)
    Growth: 29%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 299.75
    June 30,2016 Closing: 387.73
  • 40.EW
    Edwards Lifesciences(EW)
    Growth: 28%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 78.1
    June 30,2016 Closing: 99.73
  • 41.CMS
    CMS Energy(CMS)
    Growth: 28%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 35.83
    June 30,2016 Closing: 45.86
  • 42.CPB
    Campbell Soup(CPB)
    Growth: 28%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 51.93
    June 30,2016 Closing: 66.53
  • 43.WEC
    Wisconsin Energy Corporation(WEC)
    Growth: 28%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 50.93
    June 30,2016 Closing: 65.3
  • 44.T
    AT&T Inc(T)
    Growth: 27%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 34.08
    June 30,2016 Closing: 43.21
  • 45.HAS
    Hasbro Inc.(HAS)
    Growth: 27%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 66.34
    June 30,2016 Closing: 83.99
  • 46.TSN
    Tyson Foods(TSN)
    Growth: 27%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 52.44
    June 30,2016 Closing: 66.79
  • 47.ED
    Consolidated Edison(ED)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 63.85
    June 30,2016 Closing: 80.44
  • 48.HP
    Helmerich & Payne(HP)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 53.31
    June 30,2016 Closing: 67.13
  • 49.WM
    Waste Management Inc.(WM)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 52.6
    June 30,2016 Closing: 66.27
  • 50.APA
    Apache Corporation(APA)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 44.25
    June 30,2016 Closing: 55.67
  • 51.BCR
    Bard (C.R.) Inc.(BCR)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 187.16
    June 30,2016 Closing: 235.16
  • 52.COH
    Coach Inc.(COH)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 32.35
    June 30,2016 Closing: 40.74
  • 53.KMI
    Kinder Morgan(KMI)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 14.89
    June 30,2016 Closing: 18.72
  • 54.MKC
    McCormick & Co.(MKC)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 84.45
    June 30,2016 Closing: 106.67
  • 55.MMC
    Marsh & McLennan(MMC)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 54.48
    June 30,2016 Closing: 68.46
  • 56.PNW
    Pinnacle West Capital(PNW)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 64.31
    June 30,2016 Closing: 81.06
  • 57.XEL
    Xcel Energy Inc(XEL)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 35.61
    June 30,2016 Closing: 44.78
  • 58.KORS
    Michael Kors Holdings(KORS)
    Growth: 26%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 39.39
    June 30,2016 Closing: 49.48
  • 59.DTE
    DTE Energy Co.(DTE)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 79.5
    June 30,2016 Closing: 99.12
  • 60.GIS
    General Mills(GIS)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 56.84
    June 30,2016 Closing: 71.32
  • 61.NUE
    Nucor Corp.(NUE)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 39.64
    June 30,2016 Closing: 49.41
  • 62.SCG
    SCANA Corp(SCG)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 60.51
    June 30,2016 Closing: 75.66
  • 63.SJM
    Smucker (J.M.)(SJM)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 121.6
    June 30,2016 Closing: 152.41
  • 64.SYY
    Sysco Corp.(SYY)
    Growth: 25%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 40.53
    June 30,2016 Closing: 50.74
  • 65.AEE
    Ameren Corp(AEE)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 43.13
    June 30,2016 Closing: 53.58
  • 66.FIS
    Fidelity National Information Services(FIS)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 59.52
    June 30,2016 Closing: 73.68
  • 67.HES
    Hess Corporation(HES)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 48.4
    June 30,2016 Closing: 60.1
  • 68.KHC
    Kraft Heinz Co(KHC)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 71.38
    June 30,2016 Closing: 88.48
  • 69.LEG
    Leggett & Platt(LEG)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 41.27
    June 30,2016 Closing: 51.11
  • 70.LLL
    L-3 Communications Holdings(LLL)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 117.85
    June 30,2016 Closing: 146.69
  • 71.XYL
    Xylem Inc.(XYL)
    Growth: 24%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 35.92
    June 30,2016 Closing: 44.65
  • 72.AFL
    AFLAC Inc(AFL)
    Growth: 23%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 58.79
    June 30,2016 Closing: 72.16
  • 73.CHD
    Church & Dwight Co. Inc.(CHD)
    Growth: 23%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 83.8
    June 30,2016 Closing: 102.89
  • 74.KSU
    Kansas City Southern(KSU)
    Growth: 23%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 73.18
    June 30,2016 Closing: 90.09
  • 75.DLTR
    Dollar Tree(DLTR)
    Growth: 23%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 76.84
    June 30,2016 Closing: 94.24
  • 76.URBN
    Urban Outfitters(URBN)
    Growth: 23%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 22.4
    June 30,2016 Closing: 27.5
  • 77.VZ
    Verizon Communications(VZ)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 45.67
    June 30,2016 Closing: 55.84
  • 78.FMC
    FMC Corporation(FMC)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 37.81
    June 30,2016 Closing: 46.31
  • 79.HPE
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company(HPE)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 14.97
    June 30,2016 Closing: 18.27
  • 80.PEG
    Public Serv. Enterprise Inc.(PEG)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 38.28
    June 30,2016 Closing: 46.61
  • 81.SRE
    Sempra Energy(SRE)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 93.16
    June 30,2016 Closing: 114.02
  • 82.CHRW
    C. H. Robinson Worldwide(CHRW)
    Growth: 22%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 61.09
    June 30,2016 Closing: 74.25
  • 83.AEP
    American Electric Power(AEP)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 57.82
    June 30,2016 Closing: 70.09
  • 84.AVY
    Avery Dennison Corp(AVY)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 61.68
    June 30,2016 Closing: 74.75
  • 85.DUK
    Duke Energy(DUK)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 70.93
    June 30,2016 Closing: 85.79
  • 86.PCG
    PG&E Corp.(PCG)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 52.85
    June 30,2016 Closing: 63.92
  • 87.PXD
    Pioneer Natural Resources(PXD)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 125.19
    June 30,2016 Closing: 151.21
  • 88.UNH
    United Health Group Inc.(UNH)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 116.91
    June 30,2016 Closing: 141.2
  • 89.WMT
    Wal-Mart Stores(WMT)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 60.5
    June 30,2016 Closing: 73.02
  • 90.XOM
    Exxon Mobil Corp.(XOM)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 77.5
    June 30,2016 Closing: 93.74
  • 91.FISV
    Fiserv Inc(FISV)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 90.09
    June 30,2016 Closing: 108.73
  • 92.ISRG
    Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)
    Growth: 21%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 547.16
    June 30,2016 Closing: 661.41
  • 93.MO
    Altria Group Inc(MO)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 57.54
    June 30,2016 Closing: 68.96
  • 94.AON
    Aon plc(AON)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 90.71
    June 30,2016 Closing: 109.23
  • 95.BAX
    Baxter International Inc.(BAX)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 37.66
    June 30,2016 Closing: 45.22
  • 96.ETR
    Entergy Corp.(ETR)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 67.91
    June 30,2016 Closing: 81.35
  • 97.JEC
    Jacobs Engineering Group(JEC)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 41.35
    June 30,2016 Closing: 49.81
  • 98.KIM
    Kimco Realty(KIM)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 26.17
    June 30,2016 Closing: 31.38
  • 99.NOC
    Northrop Grumman Corp.(NOC)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 185.98
    June 30,2016 Closing: 222.28
  • 100.PNR
    Pentair Ltd.(PNR)
    Growth: 20%
    Jan 4,2016 Opening: 48.63
    June 30,2016 Closing: 58.29

Top Performing Sectors in 2016

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According to the pie chart, the two dominant sectors are Utilities and Energy. 20% of the top 100 stocks of 2016 belong to the utilities, while 18% belong to the energy.

Why utilities sector stocks soared?
One in five of the top 100 stocks of 2016 belongs to the utility sector. Many investors believe that this sector is safe. In spite of changes in macroeconomic conditions, the demand for power will be stable. Hence, these stocks tend to be less volatile.
There is one catch regarding utility stocks. Edison International is the top performer on our list. This stock has grown by 33%. This growth is moderate compared to the top 3 in the list, which have risen by over 90%. This steady increase is a proof of the stability of utility stocks. One should not expect these stocks to rise too much in short time. They are less risky and hence rewards have bounds.

Why energy stocks rose?
One can attribute the growth in energy stocks to the rise in crude prices in 2016. The second half of the last year (2015) was a pressure period for the crude. However, crude bounced back in 2016. The Brent crude rose by 50% in June compared to mid-January.

Which other sectors performed well?
Industrials and consumer staples are in third and fourth places.
12% of fastest growing stocks belong to Industrials, and 11% belong to the consumer staples.