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Spectacular performers on a year-to-date basis: EarthLink (ELNK), Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP), Activision Blizzard, (ATVI), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

YTD stands for “year to date,” which refers to how a stock has done since the start of the calendar year. Like any most other measures of performance, the higher the YTD return, the better the stock is doing.

To figure the YTD performance, subtract the price of the stock at the start of the year from the current price of the stock. Then, divide the result by the price of the stock at the start of the year. Finally, multiply by 100 to convert the result to a percentage. For example, say the stock started the year at $90 and now it’s grown to $98. First, subtract $90 from $98 to get a raw increase of $8. Then, divide $8 by $90 to get 0.0889. Finally, multiply by 100 to get an 8.89 percent YTD gain.

EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK) has market capitalization of 780.95M. Its current ratio was 1.00 while its shares were above its 50 days simple moving average with -11.67%. The company offered earning per share of -0.52 while its 103.85M shares were outstanding. YTD performance of the company was 76.51%.Stock volatility for the week was 3.25% while for the month it was shown at 4.45%.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) has YTD performance of 86.23%.The company has the market capitalization of $645.65M.Institutional investors own 57.80% stake in the company while beta factor, which is used to measure riskiness of the security, was 1.27.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has booked the year to date performance of 95.13% while its market capitalization stands at $ 28.46B. The institutional ownership of the company was 72.10% while its debt to equity ratio was 0.51%. Return on equity was 14.20% while return on assets was booked as 7.60%. Shares of the company were above SMA 20 with 1.38% and above SMA 50 with 6.74%.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has the market capitalization of $310.69B. The company EPS was 0.69 while its 468.76M shares were outstanding. Its institutional ownership was 68%. Shares of the company were moving above its 20 days simple moving average with -0.63% while its YTD performance was 113.56%. The company earned $328.00M in previous 12 months.