Wal-Mart Stores, Berkshire Hathaway Among Stocks Setting 52-Week Highs Friday

Published July 13, 2012

| FOXBusiness

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

  • The share price of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $72.62. In spite of its performance and peak price of $73.24, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares rose 1.2%, trading at a volume of eight million shares. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $13.83 (23.3%) from a price of $59.35 on May 15, 2012. The stock is trading 7.7% above its 50-day moving average and 14.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $84.41. It peaked at $84.49. Shares saw a 1.1% price rise and traded at a volume of 3.6 million. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $4.27 (5.3%) from a price of $80.21 on May 15, 2012. The stock is trading 3.4% above its 50-day moving average and 5.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Weyerhaeuser (WY) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $23.04. After trading at a volume of 5.8 million, the stock price went up 2.6%. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, climbing $4.01 (20.7%) from a price of $19.36 on May 15, 2012. The stock is trading 11.2% above its 50-day moving average and 13% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Kimberly-Clark (KMB) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $84.90. In spite of its performance and peak price of $85.35, the stock was trading on below-average volume. On volume of 1.5 million shares, shares climbed 1%. Share price went up over the last three months, now up $9.71 (12.9%) from $75.50 on April 17, 2012. The stock is trading 4% above its 50-day moving average and 10.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of HCP (HCP) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $45. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price rose 1.5% with a volume of 2.7 million. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $4.07 (9.8%) from a price of $41.33 on June 13, 2012. The stock is trading 6.6% above its 50-day moving average and 10.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Crown Castle International (CCI) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $60.35. With a volume of 1.7 million, the stock price improved 1.7%. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $6.38 (11.8%) from a price of $54.28 on May 15, 2012. The stock is trading 6.1% above its 50-day moving average and 13% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of NextEra Energy (NEE) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $69.26. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares rose 1.3%, trading at a volume of 1.4 million shares. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $6.31 (10%) from a price of $63.02 on April 17, 2012. The stock is trading 3.3% above its 50-day moving average and 9.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Equity Residential (EQR) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $64.38. Shares saw a 1.8% price bump and traded at a volume of 1.5 million. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $4.00 (6.6%) from a price of $60.76 on June 13, 2012. The stock is trading 5.1% above its 50-day moving average and 7.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Health Care REIT (HCN) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $59.80. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares improved 1.8%, moving with volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has risen $6.41 (11.8%) over the last three months from a price of $54.20 on April 17, 2012. The stock is trading 6.4% above its 50-day moving average and 9% above its 200-day moving average.

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