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How can you find out which stocks are performing well?

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Investors can pick high-performance stocks by industry, sector, stock style and stock type, according to Morningstar. They can also choose stocks based on year-to-date price changes, says Barchart.com, or on dividend yield, says Nasdaq.

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Investors have access to a listing of top performing stocks based on total returns for periods of five days, one month, three months, one year, three years or five years, optionally limiting the list to the largest companies as determined by market cap. The listing provides stock names, market caps and returns for various periods. Investors can sort this listing by market cap or performance, and pick from the top of the list, states Morningstar. They can limit their searches to a particular category of stocks.

Those seeking capital gains can make use of ranking based on changes in price from the beginning of the current year, reports Barchart.com. This listing provides current prices, daily changes and percent changes. By sorting based on percent change, investors can pick the stocks with the most price increases.

Investors seeking dividends should consult a listing based on dividend yield. This listing provides current price, dividend yield, indicated annual dividend, ex-dividend date and dividend payment date. Investors can pick high-dividend stocks by sorting this list by dividend yield or indicated annual dividend, notes Nasdaq.

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