NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - These stocks hit 52-week highs Wednesday: Dollar General (DG - Get Report), Pier One (PIR - Get Report), H.B. Fuller (FUL - Get Report), Columbia Banking System (COLB - Get Report), Park National (PRK - Get Report) and Buckeye Technologies (BKI).
Each of these seven stocks receive buy ratings from TheStreet Ratings.
Dollar General is an off-price retailer.Bank of America Merrill Lynch reinstated coverage of the company in December with a buy rating and $46 price target. "By 2013, the operating margin is forecast to reach a new high of 10.8% on the back of increased direct sourcing, growth of higher-margin non-consumables, price optimization, private label and workforce efficiency gains," the firm wrote at the time. Shares of Dollar General hit a 52-week high Wednesday of $42.39. The stock's 52-week low of $26.65 was set on Feb. 14, 2011. TheStreet Ratings gives Dollar General a B- grade and a $54.10 price target. The stock has risen 2.84% year to date.
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