By the Numbers

Forget Apple, Google…this is Nasdaq 2.0

The Nasdaq 100 is up big this year, but the companies leading the gains may not be the ones you think.

Why does float matter?

During Friday's trading session, the Nasdaq climbed to a fresh 13-year high. The index is up 21 percent so far in 2013, beating the S&P 500 and Dow, which are up 20 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

Among the 20 best-performing stocks this year, 14 are nontechnology companies. In fact, eight are consumer discretionary, five are biotech and one belongs to consumer staples.

Tech giants such as Apple, Google, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft are nowhere near the top. So, in a new era where innovation is highly correlated to stock performance, will the new kids on the block continue to outperform?


Ticker Company Price YTD % Chg.
TSLATesla Motors183.4441.5
MUMicron Technology17.2171.8
GMCRGreen Mountain Coffee84.2103.6
CELGCelgene 149.991
VRTXVertex 76.281.7
CHTRCharter Comm.133.875.6
GILDGilead Sciences63.973.9
BIIBBiogen 248.169.5
ATVIActivision Blizzard1760
VIABViacom 83.157.6
YHOOYahoo! 30.955.4
WDCWestern Digital63.749.9
FOXATwenty-First Century Fox3346.5
DLTRDollar Tree5843
SBUXStarbucks 76.141.9

—BY CNBC's Giovanny Moreano. Follow him on Twitter: @giovannymoreano