Dean Foods, Pinnacle West Among Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Thursday

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

  • The share price of Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $14.45. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares improved 3.4% on volume of 7.7 million. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $3.09 (26.8%) from a price of $11.54 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 20.7% above its 50-day moving average and 23.7% above its 200-day moving average.

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  • While trading on above-average volume, Pinnacle West (NYSE:PNW) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $48.87. On volume of 1.8 million shares, the stock price increased 1.9%. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $2.85 (6.2%) from a price of $46.12 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 3% above its 50-day moving average and 4.3% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Airgas (NYSE:ARG) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $92.40. In spite of its performance and peak price of $93.05, the stock was trading on below-average volume. On volume of 522,686 shares, shares improved 1.3%. Share price climbed over the last three months, now up $13.22 (16.7%) from $79.27 on February 13, 2012. The stock is trading 3.4% above its 50-day moving average and 12.7% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $52.45. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price increased 1.5% with a volume of 889,979. The stock has risen $12.77 (31.7%) over the last three months from a price of $40.33 on February 13, 2012. The stock is trading 15.3% above its 50-day moving average and 24.8% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on above-average volume, McCormick & (NYSE:MKC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $56.68. With a volume of 510,232, the stock price rose 1%. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $6.51 (12.9%) from a price of $50.37 on February 13, 2012. The stock is trading 4.2% above its 50-day moving average and 9.8% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on below-average volume, W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $38.98. It peaked at $39.13. Shares increased 1%, moving with volume of 596,726 shares. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $2.72 (7.5%) from a price of $36.28 on March 13, 2012. The stock is trading 4.8% above its 50-day moving average and 10% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $30.94. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares went up 4.7%, trading at a volume of 524,748 shares.
  • While trading on above-average volume, Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $18.12. Shares saw a 1.3% price spike and traded at a volume of 736,874. Share price is up, having risen $1.64 (9.9%) from $16.61 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 6.1% above its 50-day moving average and 14.7% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of ICU Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:ICUI) increased today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $53. The stock was trading on above-average volume. On volume of 238,067 shares, shares rose 2%. Share price went up over the last three months, now up $7.10 (15.2%) from $46.83 on February 13, 2012. The stock is trading 7.4% above its 50-day moving average and 14.8% above its 200-day moving average.

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