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The New York Stock Exchange is one of the largest, most well-known stock exchanges in the world, boasting a storied history dating back to 1792. Today, its listed stocks have a combined market cap of more than $30 trillion. This exchange also carries a high degree of respect; due to its stringent listing standards, companies that are listed on the "Big Board" are assumed to have both credibility and prestige. This is why the majority of the 30 components that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are exclusively listed on the NYSE. (For some history about the NYSE, see The Birth Of Stock Exchanges.)

Not surprisingly, there are a number of NYSE stocks that are way outperforming both the other companies on the exchange and the market as a whole. Let's take a look at this exchange's biggest winners.

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1. Keithley Instruments (NYSE:KEI) creates and sells electronic systems to electronic manufacturers and academic institutions. As a result of a pending merger with Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), the stock is up more than 360% over the last 10 months.

2. Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is a company based in Lafayette, Indiana, that designs and manufactures customized truck trailers and other transportation equipment for the North American market. The stock has been up more than 330% year to date.

3. IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) is based in Newark, New Jersey, and specializes in providing telecommunication services to consumers and retail chains and as well as operations that sell energy (electricity and natural gas). The $358 million market cap stock has been up around 250% YTD.

4. MBIA (NYSE:MBI) provides financial guarantee insurance and other financial services through its subsidiaries. Despite being down a considerable amount from its all-time highs reached in late 2006/early 2007 as result of the financial crisis, the stock is starting to make decent returns and has gained more than 150% since January.

The Bottom Line
With four stocks from four different industries that have yielded more than 100% returns, it's clear that the "Big Board" still has its share of high-yielding stocks. (To learn more, see The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work.)

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