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Rank Company Fastest-growing
rank
Total return
(3-year annual rate)
1 Arena Resources 1 107%
2 T-3 Energy Services 2 101%
3 Steel Dynamics 51 84%
4 DXP Enterprises 5 83%
5 Bucyrus International 4 80%
6 Intuitive Surgical 9 79%
7 Metalico 26 73%
8 AZZ 28 66%
9 Guess 22 66%
10 Apple 31 66%
11 K-Tron International 53 64%
12 Darling International 11 64%
13 Dril-Quip 36 63%
14 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 50 62%
15 General Cable 12 60%
16 PetroQuest Energy 37 60%
17 Atwood Oceanics 8 59%
18 Oceaneering International 42 59%
19 National Oilwell Varco 6 55%
20 Atheros Communications 19 55%
21 Lindsay 38 55%
22 Freeport-McMoRan 10 53%
23 Cameron International 34 53%
24 Gardner Denver 48 48%
25 Manitowoc 33 47%
26 Team 45 47%
27 Concur Technologies 54 47%
28 Allis-Chalmers Energy 3 47%
29 Helmerich & Payne 16 46%
30 Superior Energy Services 15 46%
31 Central European Distribution 49 44%
32 OYO Geospace 39 42%
33 Dawson Geophysical 35 41%
34 Ion Geophysical 52 41%
35 Hansen Natural 13 40%
36 XTO Energy 72 39%
37 Smith International 73 39%
38 LKQ 58 39%
39 Western Digital 60 37%
40 Morningstar 68 37%
41 Gulf Island Fabrication 40 37%
42 Atlantic Tele-Network 77 37%
43 Precision Castparts 32 35%
44 GameStop 27 35%
45 Gilead Sciences 46 34%
46 Kendle International 67 34%
47 Gulfport Energy 23 34%
48 BlackRock 25 32%
49 NRG Energy 21 32%
50 Ensco 18 31%
51 Layne Christensen 63 30%
52 Kansas City Southern 81 30%
53 Gulfmark Offshore 69 29%
54 Watson Wyatt Worldwide 88 28%
55 Copano energy 71 28%
56 Hornbeck Offshore Services 30 28%
57 Ladish Co. 80 27%
58 Perini 14 26%
59 Titanium Metals 95 26%
60 Huron Consulting Group 43 25%
61 Natus Medical 29 23%
62 Amedisys 76 22%
63 Sigma Designs 7 22%
64 Dolby Laboratories 82 22%
65 Iconix Brand Group 47 22%
66 Google 24 21%
67 Goldman Sachs Group 75 21%
68 Dynamic Materials 44 20%
69 Brush Engineered Materials 84 20%
70 Rowan Cos. 55 17%
71 Holly 96 17%
72 Buffalo Wild Wings 98 17%
73 Helix Energy Solutions Group 59 17%
74 Netflix 74 17%
75 Navigators Group 92 16%
76 Psychiatric Solutions 64 16%
77 Baldor Electric 83 15%
78 optionsXpress Holdings 91 15%
79 HealthExtras 70 15%
80 Omnicell 66 14%
81 BE Aerospace 78 14%
82 NII Holdings 86 14%
83 Ceradyne 56 13%
84 NASDAQ OMX Group 17 12%
85 Greenhill 90 12%
86 Jones Lang LaSalle 87 11%
87 Cognizant Technology Solutions 62 11%
88 Tower Group 93 11%
89 Perficient 79 11%
90 Cohen & Steers 65 10%
91 CME Group 100 10%
92 CB Richard Ellis Group 99 10%
93 Zumiez 97 4%
94 RTI International Metals 57 4%
95 Vasco Data Security International 41 3%
96 Nutrisystem 20 -1%
97 Genentech 89 -2%
98 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 94 -9%
99 First Advantage 85 -12%
100 Sepracor 61 -31%
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Top 25 Headquarters
MAPS

Allis-Chalmers Energy 124%
Arena Resources 117%
Nutrisystem 110%
Sigma Designs 294%
Sepracor 228%
Hornbeck Offshore Services 214%
Arena Resources 107%
T-3 Energy Services 101%
Steel Dynamics 84%
To qualify, a company must be incorporated in the U.S.; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million on June 30, 2008; have a stock price of at least $5... More