Merck &, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Among Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Friday

Published June 22, 2012

| FOXBusiness

These nine stocks struck 52-week highs:

  • The share price of Merck & (MRK) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $39.79. In spite of its performance and peak price of $40.28, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price is up 1.6% with a volume of 11.8 million shares. Share price is up, having risen $2.74 (7.3%) from $37.34 on May 23, 2012. The stock is trading 4.7% above its 50-day moving average and 5.8% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $64.68. It peaked at $66.35. On volume of 2.8 million shares, the stock has risen 2.9%. The stock is trading 44.7% above its 50-day moving average and 36.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Jack in the Box (JACK) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $26.61. In spite of its performance and peak price of $26.94, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have gained 3.9% on volume of 349,034 shares. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $4.34 (19.3%) from a price of $22.54 on April 25, 2012. The stock is trading 9.4% above its 50-day moving average and 14.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Smart Balance (SMBL) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $9. It peaked at $9.18. Shares are up 2.2%, trading at a volume of 742,012. The stock is trading 36% above its 50-day moving average and 33.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $24.92. In spite of its performance and peak price of $25.33, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price has gained 1.7% with 177,651 shares moving. The stock is trading 21.5% above its 50-day moving average and 23.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Harbinger Group (HRG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $7.44. Shares are trading at a volume of 495,322 at a price increase of 6.2%. The stock is trading 36.4% above its 50-day moving average and 33.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $6.57. It peaked at $6.90. The stock price is up 7.5% with a volume of 404,786 shares. The stock is trading 38.5% above its 50-day moving average and 33.8% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Susser Holdings Corporation (SUSS) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $34.04. In spite of its performance and peak price of $34.71, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price has risen 5.1% on a volume of 79,884 shares. Share price increased over the last three months, now up $8.58 (33%) from $26.01 on March 27, 2012. The stock is trading 14.7% above its 50-day moving average and 24% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, ISIS Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $11.24. It peaked at $11.37. Shares have risen 4.5%, trading at a volume of 233,391 shares. The stock is trading 16.3% above its 50-day moving average and 24.8% above its 200-day moving average.

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