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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.

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Let's take a closer look at several

stocks that hit new 52-week highs today

.

Altria

(MO)

, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco. It also maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases. The stock was recently trading up 5 cents at $27.85 after hitting a 52-week high of $28.14 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $27.79-$28.14

52-Week Range: $23.20-$28.14

Volume: 8.8 million

Ratings: Of nine analysts covering Altria, four rate it a buy, and five rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Altria, making it one of the

top-rated tobacco stocks

.

Activision Blizzard

(ATVI)

is an online, personal computer, console and handheld game publisher. It was recently trading off 12 cents, or 0.9%, at $12.82 after hitting a 52-week high of $13.11 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $12.71-$13.11

52-Week Range: $10.40-$13.11

Volume: 8.6 million

Ratings: Of 19 analysts covering the stock, 16 rate it a buy, and three rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has a B buy rating on Activision.

Activision is one of the

top holdings at Whitney Tilson's T2 Partners

.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

(BMY)

is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products on a global basis. It was recently trading off 2 cents at $32.94 after hitting a 52-week high of $33.20 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $32.77-$33.20

52-Week Range: $24.97-$33.20

Volume: 7.9 million

Ratings: Of 24 analysts covering the stock, 14 rate it a buy, 10 rate it a hold, and one rates it a sell. TheStreet Ratings' has an A+ buy rating on Bristol-Myers.

One of the

top-yielding drug stocks

, Bristol-Myers shows up on a recent list of

Cramer's Top 3 Dividend Stocks

.

IBM

(IBM)

provides information technology products and services worldwide. It was recently trading up $2.82, or 1.6%, at $187.92 after hitting a 52-week high of $188 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $185.65-$188

52-Week Range: $136.70-$188

Volume: 3.1 million

Ratings: Of 20 analysts covering the stock, 12 rate it a buy, and eight rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has an A+ buy rating on IBM, earning it as pot on the

top-rated IT services stocks

list.

IBM shows up in the portfolios of

Bill Miller's Legg Mason Capital Management

and

Navellier& Associates

.

Cephalon

( CEPH) is an international biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system, pain, oncology and inflammatory disease. It was recently trading up 2 cents at $81.44 after hitting a 52-week high of $81.45 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $81.43-$81.45

52-Week Range: $54.15-$81.45

Volume: 2 million

Ratings: Of 20 analysts covering the stock, 17 rate it a hold, and three rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings' has an A- buy rating on Cephalon, making it one of the

top-rated biotech stocks

.

Dollar General

(DG)

is a discount retailer in the United States and operates convenient-sized stores to deliver everyday low prices on products that families use every day. It was recently trading down 14 cents, or 0.4%, at $38.93 after hitting a 52-week high of $39.69 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $38.76-$39.69

52-Week Range: $26.65-$39.69

Volume: 1.2. million

Ratings: Of 17 analysts covering the stock, 11 rate it a buy, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has a C hold rating on Dollar General.

Dollar General is a holding in

Warren Buffett's portfolio

, as well as those of

Steve Mandel's Lone Pine Capital

and

Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital

.

Kimberly-Clark

(KMB)

engages in the manufacture and marketing of health care and personal care products worldwide. It was recently trading up 68 cents, or 1%, at $72.13 after hitting a 52-week high of $72.16 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $71.30-$72.16

52-Week Range: $61-$72.16

Volume: 1.5 million

Ratings: Of 16 analysts covering the stock, six rate it a buy, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has an A buy rating on Kimberly-Clark, making it one of the

top-rated household products stocks

.

Kimberly-Clark, one of the

top-yielding consumer non-durables stocks

, was included on a list last month of the

Top-Yielding, Top-Rated Stocks to Buy

.

Deckers

(DECK)

is a designer, producer, marketer and brand manager of footwear and accessories. It was recently trading up $1.29, or 1.2% after hitting a 52-week high of $109.90 earlier in the day.

Today's Range: $104.30-$109.90

52-Week Range: $49.60-$109.90

Volume: 1.3 million

Ratings: Of 12 analysts covering the stock, 11 rate it a buy, and one rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings' has a B buy rating on Deckers.

Deckers shows up on a recent list of

8 Footwear Stocks With Upside

but was also featured recently in "

5 Stocks With Big Downside Potential

."

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