The small cap AIM index is enjoying a purple patch so far in 2017. Up 12% year-to-date against a flat FTSE 100 and 7.2% advance for the FTSE 250.

Which companies have done best of all? Focusing purely on constituents of the FTSE AIM 100 index, which includes the 100 largest companies on the exchange, reveals the following top 10.

AIM 100 stars

Company Performance year-to-date (%)
Purplebricks 100
SolGold 88
Keywords 54
Staffline 48
IQE 46
Midwich 43
Watkin Jones 42
Burford Capital 39
Conviviality Retail 39
Next Fifteen Communications 39

Source: SharePad, from 31 Dec ’16 to 20 Apr ‘17

Online estate agency Purplebricks (PURP:AIM) has seen its share price double as investors get excited about its US expansion plans. You can read our latest take on the company here.

The second best performer SolGold (SOL:AIM) is riding high on a series of positive updates from its Cascabel copper-gold mining development in Ecuador.

Other notable outperformers which Shares has recently covered include litigation finance provider Burford Capital (BUR:AIM). As well as student accommodation specialist Watkin Jones (WJG:AIM) and drinks retailer Conviviality Retail (CVR:AIM).

Issue Date: 21 Apr 2017