Wal-Mart Stores, Verizon Communications, Other Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs Friday

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These stocks hit one-year highs:

  • The share price of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) rose today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $66.66. In spite of its performance and peak price of $67.87, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have gained 2.9% on volume of 7.6 million shares. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $8.72 (14.8%) from a price of $59.03 on May 9, 2012. The stock is trading 8.9% above its 50-day moving average and 11.1% above its 200-day moving average.

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  • While trading on below-average volume, Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $41.96. It peaked at $42.17. The stock is up 1.3% with 4.7 million shares changing hands. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $4.78 (12.8%) from a price of $37.38 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 3.8% above its 50-day moving average and 7.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Dollar General (NYSE:DG) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $49.50. In spite of its performance and peak price of $49.93, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price has risen 1.7% on a volume of 1.5 million shares. Share price increased over the last three months, now up $5.97 (13.6%) from $43.86 on March 13, 2012. The stock is trading 5.2% above its 50-day moving average and 11.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on below-average volume, Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $105.61. It peaked at $105.95. The stock price has gained 1.1% with 403,567 shares moving. The stock has risen $12.45 (13.3%) over the last three months from a price of $93.50 on March 13, 2012. The stock is trading 5.3% above its 50-day moving average and 13.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on above-average volume, Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $22.55. Shares have risen 2.7%, trading at a volume of 1.8 million shares.
  • The share price of Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $38.56. In spite of its performance and peak price of $38.92, the stock was trading on below-average volume. Shares have climbed 5.7% with volume of 698,060 shares. The stock is trading 30.1% above its 50-day moving average and 39.7% above its 200-day moving average.
  • While trading on below-average volume, Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI) improved today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $55.91. It peaked at $56.39. Shares are trading at a volume of 480,426 at a price increase of 1.8%. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $9.31 (19.9%) from a price of $46.83 on April 11, 2012. The stock is trading 6.7% above its 50-day moving average and 16.2% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX) went up today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $19. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Shares have gained 4.2% on volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock is trading 12.9% above its 50-day moving average and 24.8% above its 200-day moving average.
  • The share price of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $65.14. In spite of its performance and peak price of $65.69, the stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price is up 3.1% with a volume of 111,704 shares. Share price is up, having risen $2.00 (3.2%) from $63.31 on May 9, 2012. The stock is trading 4.8% above its 50-day moving average and 14.4% above its 200-day moving average.