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  •   The Best Performers
    The evolution of the region's technology community is evident through a comparison of the best-performing companies in the Washington area. Over five years, only two technology companies were among the 10 best performers, but tech stocks have dominated the best performers for the last year (click here for a comparative stock chart). Compare the white to the gray rows in these tables and click on the company name for more-detailed financial information.

    Over 5 Years | Over 3 Years | Over 2 Years | Over 1 Year

    Ten Best-Performing Companies Over 5 Years

     
    RANK COMPANY AVG. ANNUAL RETURN
    1 America Online 111.62
    2 American Woodmark 53.90
    3 Tredegar Industries 48.16
    4 Integral Systems 47.89
    5 Atlantic Coast Airlines 43.21
    6 Freddie Mac 38.18
    7 Fairchild Corp. 37.31
    8 T. Rowe Price 37.31
    9 Danaher 37.22
    10 Scott & Stringfellow 35.63


    Ten Best-Performing Companies Over 3 Years

     
    RANK COMPANY AVG. ANNUAL RETURN
    1 America Online 107.24
    2 Hanger Orthopedic 103.95
    3 American Woodmark 85.25
    4 Atlantic Coast Airlines 79.63
    5 Telebanc Financial 75.56
    6 Dollar Tree Stores 75.26
    7 Medimmune 71.90
    8 Igen International 67.56
    9 Integral Systems 67.38
    10 AES 65.84


    Ten Best-Performing Companies Over 2 Years

     
    RANK COMPANY AVG. ANNUAL RETURN
    1 America Online 219.35
    2 Medimmune 112.71
    3 Atlantic Coast Airlines 111.31
    4 Igen International 107.51
    5 Integral Systems 106.73
    6 Hanger Orthopedic 94.72
    7 Telebanc Financial 92.03
    8 LandAmerica Financial 77.98
    9 United Payors & United Providers 76.33
    10 Scott & Stringfellow 73.79


    Ten Best-Performing Companies Over 1 Year

     
    RANK COMPANY AVG. ANNUAL RETURN
    1 America Online 366.88
    2 Integral Systems 214.58
    3 PSINet 190.91
    4 Telebanc Financial 152.86
    5 Capital One Financial 131.68
    6 Atlantic Coast Airlines 121.62
    7 Xybernaut 109.76
    8 United Payors & United Providers 107.29
    9 Netrix 107.14
    10 Igen International 91.82


    SOURCE: Washington Post-Bloomberg Regional Stock Index. Note: Results for 12-month periods ending Dec. 1.

    © Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

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