In aggregate, U.S. equities have had a nice run in 2019. The benchmark S&P 500 Index is up 15.4% year to date, though most of these gains happened during the first four months and stocks have more or less been range-bound since then.

Regardless, the U.S. stock market remains a healthy shade of green, and the following equities—presented in ascending order—have been the top performers this year as of September 30, according to FactSet.

20. Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) - YTD return of 54.7%
The company provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, display and related industries.