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

  • While trading on above-average volume, Sprint Nextel (S) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $5.10. Shares saw a 8% price rise and traded at a volume of 137.6 million. The stock is trading 15% above its 50-day moving average and 38.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Agrium (AGU) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $98.59. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares rose 2% on volume of 1.1 million. Share price is up, having risen $6.21 (6.7%) from $92.57 on July 17, 2012. The stock is trading 6.3% above its 50-day moving average and 13.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Packaging Corp Of America (PKG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $31.73. With a volume of two million, the stock price improved 1.3%. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $2.04 (6.8%) from a price of $30.07 on July 17, 2012. The stock is trading 7.7% above its 50-day moving average and 10.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Cintas Corporation (CTAS) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $41.14. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares climbed 1.6%, moving with volume of 553,457 shares. Share price increased over the last three months, now up $4.89 (13.4%) from $36.50 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 5.8% above its 50-day moving average and 8.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $56.38. It peaked at $57.03. Shares improved 1.2%, trading at a volume of 401,069 shares. The stock is trading 8.1% above its 50-day moving average and 16.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Choice Hotels International (CHH) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $42.29. Shares climbed 2.7%, moving with volume of 512,724 shares. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $8.03 (23%) from a price of $34.90 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 7.6% above its 50-day moving average and 11.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Corrections Corp Of America (CXW) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $32.98. In spite of its performance and peak price of $33.10, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price improved 1.6% with a volume of 620,426. Share price is up, having risen $2.82 (9.3%) from $30.23 on July 17, 2012. The stock is trading 9.5% above its 50-day moving average and 17.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Magellan Midstream Partners L.P (MMP) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $80.61. It peaked at $81.33. With a volume of 182,011, the stock price climbed 1.1%. Share price is up $5.27 (6.9%) from $75.84 on July 17, 2012. The stock is trading 7.4% above its 50-day moving average and 11.9% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Patterson Companies (PDCO) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $35.66. In spite of its performance and peak price of $35.88, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares saw a 1.1% price bump and traded at a volume of 318,977. Share price went up over the last three months, now up $3.51 (10.9%) from $32.25 on May 18, 2012. The stock is trading 3.7% above its 50-day moving average and 7.3% above its 200-day moving average.