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7 Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs

NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks that are hitting new 52-week highs and 52-week lows.

It often follows that a stock setting a new 52-week high will continue to set higher and higher highs (and the opposite for a stock setting a new 52-week low), and momentum traders often look to the 52-week-high lists for new stock ideas. Keep in mind, though, that new high prices can also indicate reasons for concern or caution in a stock.

Let's take a closer look at several stocks that hit new 52-week highs today.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) is focused on the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. It was recently trading up $2.57, or 7.1%, at $38.99 after hitting a 52-week high of $39.74 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $37.55-$39.74

52-Week Range: $20.81-$39.74

Volume: 4.3 million

Cubist has a market cap of $2.2 billion and a short interest ratio of 8.3, and it trades at a P/E of 47.9. Of 15 analysts covering the stock, 11 rate it a buy, and four rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has a B buy rating on Cubist, making it one of the top-rated biotech stocks.

Cubist, which was featured this week in " 5 Stocks Poised to Pop on Earnings," announced third-quarter earnings yesterday that beat analyst estimates and raised its revenue expectations for the full year.

Select Comfort (SCSS - Get Report) develops, manufactures, markets and distributes adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related accessory products. It was recently trading up $2.65, or 16.4%, at $18.77 after hitting a 52-week high of $19.40 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $17.64-$19.40

52-Week Range: $6.63-$19.40

Volume: 3.4 million

Select Comfort has a market cap of $902 million and a short interest ratio of 5.8, and it trades with a P/E of 19.7. Of nine analysts covering the stock, six rate it a buy, and three rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has a C+ hold rating on Select Comfort.

On Wednesday, Select Comfort announced a 63% increase in third-quarter earnings and raised its expectations for the full year.
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