CF Industries Holdings, Eli Lilly & Among Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Wednesday

Published July 18, 2012

| FOXBusiness

These nine stocks set 52-week highs:

  • While trading on below-average volume, CF Industries Holdings (CF) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $205.11. It peaked at $208.43. The stock price has risen 1.9% on a volume of 983,916 shares. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $50.42 (32.1%) from a price of $157.01 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 13.5% above its 50-day moving average and 14.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Eli Lilly & (LLY) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $44.27. In spite of its performance and peak price of $44.45, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock is up 1% with 3.6 million shares changing hands. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $4.49 (11.3%) from a price of $39.91 on April 20, 2012. The stock is trading 5.3% above its 50-day moving average and 8.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Amgen (AMGN) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $78.90. It peaked at $79.81. While trading at a volume of 1.8 million, the stock price has risen 1.2%. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $7.71 (10.7%) from a price of $72.02 on June 18, 2012. The stock is trading 9.9% above its 50-day moving average and 14% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Agrium (AGU) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $93.49. On volume of 1.3 million shares, the stock has risen 3.5%. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $19.34 (25.3%) from a price of $76.48 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 11.9% above its 50-day moving average and 13.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of ASML (ASML) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $53.30. In spite of its performance and peak price of $54.35, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have risen 5.4%, trading at a volume of 1.6 million shares. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $9.40 (20.9%) from a price of $44.88 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 9.9% above its 50-day moving average and 13.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Marathon Petroleum (MPC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $46.52. It peaked at $46.99. Shares are trading at a volume of 1.5 million at a price spike of 3.3%. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $12.03 (34.5%) from a price of $34.92 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 13.3% above its 50-day moving average and 14.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Paychex (PAYX) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $32.73. In spite of its performance and peak price of $33.40, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares are up 2.7%, trading at a volume of 1.7 million. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $3.97 (13.5%) from a price of $29.41 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 6.6% above its 50-day moving average and 7.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Foot Locker (FL) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $33.47. It peaked at $33.55. The stock price has risen 1.7% on a volume of 915,302 shares. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $3.66 (12.3%) from a price of $29.86 on June 18, 2012. The stock is trading 8.8% above its 50-day moving average and 12.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Raytheon (RTN) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $56.82. In spite of its performance and peak price of $56.90, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock is up 1.3% with 530,690 shares changing hands. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $6.92 (13.9%) from a price of $49.94 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 5.3% above its 50-day moving average and 9.4% above its 200-day moving average.

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