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Top companies: Best investments
Rank Company Fastest-growing
rank
Total return
(3-year annual rate)
1 Netflix 51 78%
2 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2 64%
3 Ebix 3 52%
4 Eldorado Gold 1 46%
5 Perrigo 55 45%
6 Pegasystems 8 44%
7 Medifast 29 43%
8 HMS Holdings 10 41%
9 Priceline.Com 11 37%
10 SXC Health Solutions 6 37%
11 China Automotive Systems 23 35%
12 Thoratec 13 32%
13 Intuitive Surgical 21 32%
14 AsiaInfo Holdings 26 31%
15 Compass Minerals International 38 30%
16 Cal-Maine Foods 44 29%
17 Illumina 27 29%
18 Apple 18 27%
19 Neogen 82 27%
20 salesforce.com 4 26%
21 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 70 26%
22 Valassis Communications 36 23%
23 Credit Acceptance 53 22%
24 Almost Family 14 22%
25 Dolby Laboratories 66 21%
26 Capella Education 71 21%
27 New Oriental Education & Technology Group 49 20%
28 Open Text 76 20%
29 F5 Networks 64 19%
30 Strayer Education 74 18%
31 NetScout Systems 24 18%
32 Panera Bread 99 18%
33 Bio-Reference Laboratories 89 17%
34 Chipotle Mexican Grill 60 17%
35 DG FastChannel 16 17%
36 Amazon.com 30 17%
37 Fuel Systems Solutions 15 16%
38 LKQ 48 16%
39 China-Biotics 62 16%
40 DeVry 46 16%
41 Aeropostale 92 16%
42 ANSYS 39 15%
43 The Buckle 58 15%
44 TransDigm Group 85 15%
45 KapStone Paper and Packaging 5 14%
46 Multi-Fineline Electronix 35 13%
47 GeoEye 84 13%
48 Deckers Outdoor 32 12%
49 Allegiant Travel 25 12%
50 ITC Holdings 59 12%
51 EZCORP 87 12%
52 Lincoln Educational Services 41 11%
53 ManTech International 97 11%
54 China Fire & Security Group 28 11%
55 Coinstar 61 11%
56 Sapient 45 11%
57 Bucyrus International 9 11%
58 NCI 88 10%
59 Cognizant Technology Solutions 37 10%
60 ICON 95 10%
61 Luminex 42 10%
62 Zhongpin 17 9%
63 Sohu.com 12 9%
64 First Solar 7 8%
65 FLIR Systems 43 8%
66 Elbit Systems 56 8%
67 Vistaprint 52 7%
68 MasterCard 73 7%
69 Amedisys 47 7%
70 Catalyst Health Solutions 96 5%
71 Synaptics 57 5%
72 Southside Bancshares 90 5%
73 Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions 22 4%
74 First Financial Bancorp 54 4%
75 Stifel Financial 65 3%
76 True Religion Apparel 78 3%
77 Life Partners Holdings 20 2%
78 China Information Security Technology 50 2%
79 Mindray Medical International 63 2%
80 LHC Group 93 2%
81 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 83 2%
82 Cubist Pharmaceuticals 31 1%
83 Ralcorp Holdings 75 1%
84 PriceSmart 94 0%
85 Olin 40 0%
86 Sturm Ruger & Co 67 -1%
87 Biogen Idec 91 -4%
88 Celgene 34 -4%
89 Gilead Sciences 98 -4%
90 Sina 77 -6%
91 Community Health Systems 81 -6%
92 Fluor 80 -8%
93 Atwood Oceanics 72 -9%
94 Research In Motion 33 -10%
95 International Assets Holding 19 -12%
96 Trina Solar 69 -12%
97 Corinthian Colleges 79 -15%
98 M & F Worldwide 68 -26%
99 MetroPCS Communications 100 -37%
100 SunPower 86 -42%
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Top 25 Headquarters
MAPS
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International Assets Holding 228%
SXC Health Solutions 218%
First Solar 141%
First Solar 228%
Sapient 188%
International Assets Holding 185%
Netflix 78%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 64%
Ebix 52%
To qualify, a company -- domestic or foreign -- must be trading on a major U.S. stock exchange; file quarterly reports to the SEC; have a minimum market... More
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