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

  • While trading on above-average volume, Colgate-Palmolive (CL) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $100.81. While trading at a volume of 3.6 million, the stock price has risen 2.3%. Share price is up $3.61 (3.7%) from $97.67 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 3.1% above its 50-day moving average and 7.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Amylin Pharmaceuticals (AMLN) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $26.87. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price has gained 6.4% with 5.4 million shares moving. The stock is trading 15.3% above its 50-day moving average and 38.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Dean Foods (DF) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $14.70. In spite of its performance and peak price of $14.86, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares are trading at a volume of 2.1 million at a price spike of 2.5%. Share price is up $3.14 (26.8%) from $11.72 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 19.8% above its 50-day moving average and 24.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Church & Dwight (CHD) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $53.45. It peaked at $54.20. The stock price has risen 1.8% on a volume of 405,872 shares. Share price is up, having risen $4.05 (8.1%) from $50.12 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 6.7% above its 50-day moving average and 12.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of NVR (NVR) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $825.62. In spite of its performance and peak price of $831.02, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have climbed 1.6% with volume of 22,731 shares. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $78.72 (10.5%) from a price of $750.53 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 7.5% above its 50-day moving average and 14.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Standard Pacific (SPF) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $5.67. It peaked at $5.73. The stock price is up 5.1% with a volume of 2.7 million shares. Share price is up, having risen $1.19 (26.3%) from $4.53 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 18.6% above its 50-day moving average and 29.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $32.46. In spite of its performance and peak price of $33.44, the stock was trading on below-average volume. On volume of 242,698 shares, the stock has risen 2.8%.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Air Methods Corporation (AIRM) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $93.93. It peaked at $94.94. The stock price has gained 2% with 40,073 shares moving. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $9.15 (10.7%) from a price of $85.57 on April 16, 2012. The stock is trading 7.8% above its 50-day moving average and 11.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Snyder S Lance (LNCE) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $26.49. In spite of its performance and peak price of $26.78, the stock was trading on below-average volume. While trading at a volume of 85,121, the stock price has risen 1.9%. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $4.83 (22%) from a price of $21.95 on February 16, 2012. The stock is trading 4.6% above its 50-day moving average and 13.3% above its 200-day moving average.