SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 16, 2010 11:14 ET

Russell North America Index: Energy and Technology Outperforming YTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Of the top 10 best-performing stocks in the Russell North America Index for 2010 through December 10, six are in the energy or technology sectors. Canada's Transglobe Energy Corp (energy sector) tops the list with a 423.4% return for the year thus far, followed by U.S.-based technology companies Acme Packet Inc (412.9%) and Isilon Systems Inc (393%).

Russell North America Index: Best-Performing Stocks Country Sector YTD through December 10, 2010
Transglobe Energy Corp Canada Energy 423.4%
Acme Packet Inc U.S. Technology 412.9%
Isilon Systems Inc U.S. Technology 393.0%
Entropic Communications Inc U.S. Technology 282.7%
Western Coal Corp Canada Energy 282.1%
Travelzoo Inc U.S. Consumer Discretionary 267.5%
Minera Andes Inc Canada Materials & Processing 261.3%
Polypore International Inc U.S. Materials & Processing 254.8%
NetFlix Inc U.S. Consumer Discretionary 252.8%
MIPS Technologies Inc U.S. Technology 244.2%
Russell North America Index: Worst-Performing Stocks Country Sector YTD through December 10, 2010
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co U.S. Consumer Staples -92.1%
First Bancorp U.S. Financial Services -84.7%
Flagstar Bancorp Inc U.S. Financial Services -76.5%
Broadwind Energy Inc U.S. Producer Durables -75.6%
Affymax Inc U.S. Health Care -75.5%
Princeton Review Inc U.S. Consumer Discretionary -70.9%
MELA Sciences Inc U.S. Health Care -68.1%
Corinthian Colleges Inc U.S. Consumer Discretionary -67.5%
Medivation Inc U.S. Health Care -65.8%
OPTI Canada Inc Canada Energy -65.2%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: