NEW YORK (TheStreet) - These stocks hit 52-week highs Wednesday: Dollar General (DG), Pier One (PIR), H.B. Fuller (FUL), Columbia Banking System (COLB), Park National (PRK) 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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