Sprint Nextel, Express Scripts Among Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Thursday

Published August 09, 2012

| FOXBusiness

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

  • The share price of Sprint Nextel (S) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $4.63. The stock was trading on above-average volume. While trading at a volume of 103.1 million, the stock price has risen 3.7%. The stock is trading 4.7% above its 50-day moving average and 32.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Express Scripts (ESRX) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $60.88. In spite of its performance and peak price of $61.86, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares are up 1.2%, trading at a volume of 3.8 million. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $8.21 (15.4%) from a price of $53.26 on June 12, 2012. The stock is trading 9.5% above its 50-day moving average and 12.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, CenturyTel (CTL) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $42.70. It peaked at $43.43. The stock is up 1.8% with 4.3 million shares changing hands. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $5.39 (14.4%) from a price of $37.38 on June 12, 2012. The stock is trading 5.8% above its 50-day moving average and 9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of CF Industries Holdings (CF) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $211.25. In spite of its performance and peak price of $214.70, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price has gained 2.8% with 831,302 shares moving. The stock has risen $47.56 (28.7%) over the last three months from a price of $165.78 on May 14, 2012. The stock is trading 9.8% above its 50-day moving average and 15% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, American Electric (AEP) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $43.08. Shares have climbed 2.8% with volume of four million shares. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $2.43 (5.9%) from a price of $41.11 on July 11, 2012. The stock is trading 5.4% above its 50-day moving average and 9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, PulteGroup (PHM) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $12.19. It peaked at $12.92. Shares are up 4.5%, trading at a volume of 12.2 million. The stock is trading 17.3% above its 50-day moving average and 26.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Brinker International (EAT) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $33.98. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price has risen 7.5% on a volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, increasing $4.15 (13.5%) from a price of $30.85 on June 12, 2012. The stock is trading 9.2% above its 50-day moving average and 14.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $104.82. On volume of 719,028 shares, the stock has risen 12.3%. Share price is up, having risen $15.98 (16.6%) from $96.55 on July 11, 2012. The stock is trading 14.2% above its 50-day moving average and 12.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Dillard's (DDS) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $72.46. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares have risen 6.4%, trading at a volume of 942,404 shares. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $11.58 (18.3%) from a price of $63.22 on July 11, 2012. The stock is trading 14.8% above its 50-day moving average and 17.3% above its 200-day moving average.

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