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

  • While trading on above-average volume, Costco Wholesale (COST) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $92.67. Shares saw a 1.8% price bump and traded at a volume of 4.4 million. Share price is up, having risen $7.11 (8.3%) from $85.81 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 5.9% above its 50-day moving average and 7.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Ventas (VTR) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $61.62. It peaked at $61.93. Shares climbed 1.4% on volume of 1.8 million. Share price is up $4 (6.9%) from $57.85 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 5% above its 50-day moving average and 8.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of DaVita (DVA) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $96.01. In spite of its performance and peak price of $96.74, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price went up 1.5% with a volume of 679,639. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $15.06 (18.4%) from a price of $81.65 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 11.4% above its 50-day moving average and 13.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of PartnerRe (PRE) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $74.75. The stock was trading on above-average volume. On volume of 662,032 shares, the stock price improved 1.9%. The stock has risen $6.35 (9.3%) over the last three months from a price of $68.64 on April 2, 2012. The stock is trading 4.2% above its 50-day moving average and 9.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $22.34. After trading at a volume of 2.2 million, the stock price went up 3.4%. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $1.94 (9.4%) from a price of $20.70 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 6% above its 50-day moving average and 8.8% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of MAXIMUS (MMS) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $47.20. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares saw a 9.3% price increase and traded at a volume of 894,490. Share price is up, having risen $3.05 (6.7%) from $45.82 on May 30, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $45.49 today.

  • While trading on below-average volume, M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $31.68. It peaked at $31.85. On volume of 903,110 shares, shares increased 1.1%. The stock has risen $6.43 (25.4%) over the last three months from a price of $25.31 on April 2, 2012. The stock is trading 13.6% above its 50-day moving average and 22% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of National Retail Properties (NNN) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $27.93. In spite of its performance and peak price of $28.06, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares went up 2.2%, moving with volume of one million shares. Share price is up $1.57 (5.9%) from $26.48 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 4% above its 50-day moving average and 4.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Realty Income (O) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $40.81. It peaked at $41.23. Shares rose 1.3% on volume of 622,730. Share price is up, having risen $3.18 (8.4%) from $38.04 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 4.6% above its 50-day moving average and 9.3% above its 200-day moving average.