Kraft Foods, Sherwin-Williams, Other Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs Friday

Published August 24, 2012

| FOXBusiness

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

  • While trading on below-average volume, Kraft Foods (KFT) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $41.60. It peaked at $41.81. Shares are up 1%, trading at a volume of six million. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $4.28 (11.4%) from a price of $37.41 on June 27, 2012. The stock is trading 4% above its 50-day moving average and 6.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Sherwin-Williams (SHW) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $142.29. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares have gained 2.3% on volume of 991,485 shares. The stock has risen $15.49 (12.1%) over the last three months from a price of $127.50 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 5.5% above its 50-day moving average and 15% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Watson Pharmaceuticals (WPI) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $81. The stock price has gained 5.8% with 1.7 million shares moving. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, rising $11.87 (16.6%) from a price of $71.32 on June 27, 2012. The stock is trading 6.9% above its 50-day moving average and 15.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $52.88. In spite of its performance and peak price of $53.42, the stock was trading on below-average volume. On volume of 1.6 million shares, the stock has risen 3.1%.

  • The share price of The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $68.30. The stock was trading on above-average volume. While trading at a volume of one million, the stock price has risen 2.4%. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $16.38 (30.9%) from a price of $53.02 on June 27, 2012. The stock is trading 24.8% above its 50-day moving average and 28% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Directv (DTV) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $52.40. It peaked at $52.45. Shares have climbed 1.3% with volume of 1.2 million shares. Share price rose over the last three months, now up $6.67 (14.6%) from $45.74 on May 30, 2012. The stock is trading 5.1% above its 50-day moving average and 9.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Nordstrom (JWN) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $57.95. In spite of its performance and peak price of $58.18, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock is up 1.7% with 630,571 shares changing hands. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $10.12 (21.1%) from a price of $47.90 on June 27, 2012. The stock is trading 7.1% above its 50-day moving average and 9.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, The Madison Square Garden (MSG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $40.27. Shares are trading at a volume of 839,419 at a price rise of 5.1%. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $6.41 (17.9%) from a price of $35.89 on July 26, 2012. The stock is trading 13.2% above its 50-day moving average and 16.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $44.95. It peaked at $45.49. Shares have gained 2.2% on volume of 548,069 shares. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, climbing $6.65 (17.2%) from a price of $38.75 on June 27, 2012. The stock is trading 7% above its 50-day moving average and 8.7% above its 200-day moving average.

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