These are the nine most popular stocks that rose to 52-week highs:

  • While trading on below-average volume, Lowe's Companies (LOW) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $31.86. It peaked at $32.29. Shares rose 1.1% on volume of 11.2 million. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $4.62 (16.8%) from a price of $27.43 on February 15, 2012. The stock is trading 6.3% above its 50-day moving average and 18.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Simon Property Group (SPG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $147.14. Shares saw a 2.7% price bump and traded at a volume of 2.3 million. Share price is up $7.44 (5.3%) from $141.20 on March 15, 2012. The stock is trading 4.6% above its 50-day moving average and 11.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of AvalonBay Communities (AVB) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $142. The stock was trading on above-average volume. On volume of 691,235 shares, shares climbed 1.4%. The stock has risen $14.12 (11%) over the last three months from a price of $127.98 on January 18, 2012. The stock is trading 3.5% above its 50-day moving average and 7.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $56.73. The stock price rose 1.6% with a volume of 1.3 million. Share price is up, having risen $2.26 (4.1%) from $54.65 on March 15, 2012. The stock is trading 5.9% above its 50-day moving average and 16.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Essex Property (ESS) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $152.21. The stock was trading on above-average volume. With a volume of 369,455, the stock price went up 1.9%. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $12.93 (9.2%) from a price of $140.84 on January 18, 2012. The stock is trading 4.5% above its 50-day moving average and 8.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Carter's (CRI) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $50.21. Shares rose 1.2%, moving with volume of 822,808 shares. Share price is up $1.93 (4%) from $48.34 on March 15, 2012. The stock is trading 4.7% above its 50-day moving average and 17.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Graco (GGG) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $54.41. The stock was trading on above-average volume. After trading at a volume of 590,909, the stock price went up 3.3%. Share price improved over the last three months, now up $11.59 (26.9%) from $43.04 on January 18, 2012. The stock is trading 5.2% above its 50-day moving average and 17% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Pool Corporation (POOL) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $38.50. Shares rose 1.2% on volume of 339,636. Share price is up, having risen $2.01 (5.5%) from $36.64 on March 15, 2012. The stock is trading 5.1% above its 50-day moving average and 15.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Anika Therapeutics (ANIK) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $15.85. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price increased 2.8% with a volume of 361,490. The stock is trading 29.9% above its 50-day moving average and 40.8% above its 200-day moving average.