Comcast, Dollar General, Other Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs Friday

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

  • While trading on above-average volume, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $30.88. On volume of 20.3 million shares, shares improved 1.2%. Share price is up, having risen $2.24 (7.8%) from $28.85 on May 16, 2012. The stock is trading 5.6% above its 50-day moving average and 10.7% above its 200-day moving average.

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  • The share price of Dollar General (NYSE:DG) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $50.85. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price increased 3.2% with a volume of 6.9 million. The stock has risen $6.94 (15.3%) over the last three months from a price of $45.25 on March 20, 2012. The stock is trading 8.8% above its 50-day moving average and 14.8% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on above-average volume, Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $172.44. Shares climbed 3.4% on volume of two million. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $15.12 (9.4%) from a price of $160.39 on May 16, 2012. The stock is trading 9.2% above its 50-day moving average and 21.4% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $66.05. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares rose 1.7%, moving with volume of 2.4 million shares. Share price is up, having risen $4.40 (7.1%) from $62.21 on May 16, 2012. The stock is trading 6.9% above its 50-day moving average and 16.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on above-average volume, Ventas (NYSE:VTR) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $59.79. Shares saw a 1.4% price rise and traded at a volume of 2.3 million. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, climbing $3.84 (6.8%) from a price of $56.28 on April 18, 2012. The stock is trading 3.8% above its 50-day moving average and 6.3% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on below-average volume, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSK) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $30.35. It peaked at $30.59. With a volume of 3.3 million, the stock price climbed 1.1%. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $2.05 (7.2%) from a price of $28.45 on May 16, 2012. The stock is trading 4.9% above its 50-day moving average and 10.5% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of McCormick & (NYSE:MKC) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $57.58. In spite of its performance and peak price of $57.84, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price improved 2% with a volume of 815,486. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $6.03 (11.7%) from a price of $51.73 on March 20, 2012. The stock is trading 3% above its 50-day moving average and 8.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $23.19. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares rose 5.1% on volume of 486,225.