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The Largest S&P 500 Stock Gainers For The First Three Quarters

S&P 500 YTD TOP 10 (31Dec10 – 29Sep11)

Ticker

YTD Price Change (%)

Close Price 29Sep11

Close Price 31Dec10

Market Cap($Mil)

Short Interest as % of Shares

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp COG

69.4

64.13

37.85

6700.9

0.40%

Cerner Corp CERN

48.8

70.49

47.37

11916.5

9.50%

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc CMG

47.2

313.14

212.66

9815.7

8.70%

MasterCard Inc MA

46.5

328.37

224.11

39630.3

1.20%

V.F. Corp VFC

45.7

125.56

86.18

13775.7

3.00%

Intuitive Surgical Inc ISRG

44.8

373.22

257.75

14586.6

3.50%

Biogen Idec Inc BIIB

40.9

94.46

67.05

22910.9

0.30%

Goodrich Corp GR

37.5

121.08

88.07

15135.6

1.10%

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. WPI

37.3

70.91

51.65

9511.1

2.10%

Humana Inc. HUM

37.1

75.07

54.74

12523.9

0.50%

Source: S&P Capital IQ

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