These nine stocks struck 52-week highs:

  • While trading on above-average volume, Yum! Brands (YUM) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $73.70. Shares have climbed 3.4% with volume of 4.3 million shares. Share price is up $3.92 (5.6%) from $69.92 on March 21, 2012. The stock is trading 6% above its 50-day moving average and 16.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Kimberly Clark (KMB) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $75.77. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares are up 2.1%, trading at a volume of 2.1 million. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, climbing $5.60 (7.9%) from a price of $71.23 on February 22, 2012. The stock is trading 4.4% above its 50-day moving average and 6.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Simon Property Group (SPG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $150.07. It peaked at $150.61. The stock price has risen 1.5% on a volume of 780,459 shares. Share price improved over the last three months, now up $16.59 (12.4%) from $133.74 on January 24, 2012. The stock is trading 4.9% above its 50-day moving average and 12.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of The Gap (GPS) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $27.82. In spite of its performance and peak price of $27.95, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have risen 1.4%, trading at a volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock is trading 8.1% above its 50-day moving average and 23.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $44.48. It peaked at $44.53. Shares have gained 2.8% on volume of 2.1 million shares. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $2.80 (6.7%) from a price of $41.72 on March 21, 2012. The stock is trading 7.2% above its 50-day moving average and 16.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $46.94. In spite of its performance and peak price of $47.48, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock is up 1.5% with 1.9 million shares changing hands. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $3.12 (7%) from a price of $44.26 on February 22, 2012. The stock is trading 4.7% above its 50-day moving average and 6.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Family Dollar Stores (FDO) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $67.90. It peaked at $68.37. The stock price is up 1.1% with a volume of 924,597 shares. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $13.89 (25.6%) from a price of $54.33 on February 22, 2012. The stock is trading 12.8% above its 50-day moving average and 16.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Sempra Energy (SRE) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $64.22. In spite of its performance and peak price of $64.39, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares are trading at a volume of 907,441 at a price bump of 1.4%. Share price is up, having risen $5.54 (9.4%) from $58.85 on March 21, 2012. The stock is trading 6.4% above its 50-day moving average and 12.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, NextEra Energy (NEE) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $63.12. It peaked at $63.48. Shares are up 1.2%, trading at a volume of 900,899. Share price is up $3.16 (5.2%) from $60.31 on March 21, 2012. The stock is trading 3.5% above its 50-day moving average and 7.5% above its 200-day moving average.