The public markets this spring were all exhilarating inclines and stomach-churning drops. All the terrors of Valleyfair’s Steel Venom, but less fun. So who got off the ride (as of midsummer) with the smallest twinges of nausea? The following companies’ stocks weren’t necessarily the highest flyers during the period—just the biggest percentage gainers overall.
NYSE: Polaris Industries
Polaris (ticker: PII) came out of the recession roaring. The Medina-headquartered snowmobile and ATV manufacturer reported first-quarter 2010 sales up 16 percent to $361.7 million from last year’s first quarter; Net income increased 127 percent to $19.8 million, a first-quarter record for the company. Polaris credited both sales growth and market share gain.
This Minnetonka developer of incontinence treatments (ticker: UPI) received a Medicare billing code for its Urgent PC device, which should make getting reimbursements easier.