Of the top 10 stocks with the biggest market caps that have soared 20% or more year to date, seven are energy stocks. It's much easier to find energy stocks that are in positive territory this year than to find those that aren't. The second-biggest energy company, Chevron (NYSE: CVX), has also delivered impressive gains.
Just a few weeks ago, shares of Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) were skyrocketing more than 75% year to date. Rising oil prices continue to serve as a massive tailwind for Devon. In addition to its sizzling stock performance, Devon offers one of the juiciest dividends you'll find.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) closed the most recent trading day at $272.31, moving +0.79% from the previous trading session.