Here are nine stocks that set 52-week highs:

  • While trading on below-average volume, Merck & (MRK) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $41.96. It peaked at $42.10. The stock price is up 1.3% with a volume of 7.8 million shares. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $3.97 (10.4%) from a price of $38.09 on May 9, 2012. The stock is trading 7.1% above its 50-day moving average and 9.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $54.30. The stock was trading on above-average volume. On volume of four million shares, the stock has risen 11.5%. The stock is trading 18.7% above its 50-day moving average and 25.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of American Capital Agency (AGNC) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $34.32. In spite of its performance and peak price of $34.73, the stock was trading on below-average volume. While trading at a volume of 2.6 million, the stock price has risen 1.2%. Share price is up, having risen $2.07 (6.3%) from $32.61 on June 7, 2012. The stock is trading 5.7% above its 50-day moving average and 11.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $42.37. It peaked at $42.42. The stock price has risen 3.9% on a volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has risen $10.10 (31.3%) over the last three months from a price of $32.28 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 12% above its 50-day moving average and 15.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Incyte Corporation (INCY) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $25.54. In spite of its performance and peak price of $26.14, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have gained 2.2% on volume of 742,274 shares. The stock is trading 13% above its 50-day moving average and 24.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (SPPI) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $16.98. It peaked at $17.25. The stock is up 1.6% with 736,612 shares changing hands. The stock is trading 30.7% above its 50-day moving average and 26.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of ISIS Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $13.27. In spite of its performance and peak price of $13.58, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have risen 2.9%, trading at a volume of 571,604 shares. The stock is trading 25% above its 50-day moving average and 34% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Theravance (THRX) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $28. It peaked at $28.16. The stock price has gained 1.8% with 165,292 shares moving. The stock is trading 33% above its 50-day moving average and 27.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Delek US Holdings (DK) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $19. In spite of its performance and peak price of $19.32, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price is up 2.6% with a volume of 194,121 shares. Share price is up $3.14 (19.6%) from $16.04 on June 7, 2012. The stock is trading 14% above its 50-day moving average and 22.3% above its 200-day moving average.