These nine stocks reached 52-week highs:

  • While trading on above-average volume, U.S. Bancorp (USB) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $32.23. After trading at a volume of 10.8 million, the stock price rose 1%. Share price is up, having risen 61 cents (1.9%) from $31.82 on March 28, 2012. The stock is trading 4.2% above its 50-day moving average and 13% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of The TJX Companies (TJX) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $41.98. In spite of its performance and peak price of $42.56, the stock was trading on below-average volume. On volume of 4.2 million shares, shares went up 1.7%. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $39.51 today.

  • The share price of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (TSM) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $15.94. The stock was trading on above-average volume. With a volume of 11 million, the stock price rose 1.6%. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $1.99 (14.1%) from a price of $14.08 on January 31, 2012. The stock is trading 7.1% above its 50-day moving average and 14.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Tyco International (TYC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $57.28. Shares improved 1.6% on volume of three million. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $1.76 (3.2%) from a price of $55.81 on March 28, 2012. The stock is trading 6.2% above its 50-day moving average and 14.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Biogen Idec (BIIB) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $130.92. The stock was trading on above-average volume. On volume of 1.3 million shares, the stock price went up 1.8%. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $16.69 (14.3%) from a price of $116.47 on February 29, 2012. The stock is trading 6.7% above its 50-day moving average and 13% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Limited Brands (LTD) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $50.51. It peaked at $51.33. The stock price climbed 1.4% with a volume of 2.1 million. The stock has risen $9.10 (21.7%) over the last three months from a price of $41.86 on January 31, 2012. The stock is trading 5.9% above its 50-day moving average and 13.8% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Ecolab (ECL) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $63.20. In spite of its performance and peak price of $64.14, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares improved 1.3%, moving with volume of 1.3 million shares. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $3.81 (6.4%) from a price of $60 on February 29, 2012. The stock is trading 4% above its 50-day moving average and 8.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Sempra Energy (SRE) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $64.69. It peaked at $64.92. Shares went up 1.4%, trading at a volume of 1.3 million shares. Share price is up $6.44 (11%) from $58.36 on March 28, 2012. The stock is trading 5.6% above its 50-day moving average and 12.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, General Growth Properties (GGP) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $17.76. Shares saw a 2.1% price spike and traded at a volume of 4.2 million.