Even with markets dipping into the red, some stocks are proving resilient.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 were both falling, as was the Nasdaq during afternoon trading Friday.
Despite the markets' weak performances, these seven stocks are flirting with fresh 52-week highs.
Universal Display Corporation
Shares of Universal Display Corporation
, a developer and manufacturer of organic light-emitting diodes technologies and materials, were climbing nearly 1.5% Friday.
The company appears to be benefiting from the use of OLED screens on devices, including a wide array of smartphones.
The stock was also buoyed by Samsung's (SSNLF) upbeat commentary last month regarding Q4 and 2018 demand, predicting OLED sales will "increase significantly" in Q4 and that the technology will go "mainstream" in the mobile phone market next year.
"I've been behind this one forever and it's not done going higher," TheStreet's Jim Cramer said.
Shares of the hotel conglomerate Marriott International
were climbing nearly 1% higher Friday.
The stock's rise comes as the company announced this week that it would partner with Samsung and Legrand (LGRVF) to launch the hospitality industry's Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to create the ultimate hotel experience of the future.
Shares of VMware
, a computer software company, were also rising Friday.
The stock's climb comes the same week as IHS Markit, a provider of information and analysis to support the decision-making process of businesses, said the company, along with Cisco Systems, is now one of the leading firms in the SD-WAN industry.
Shares of Toll Brothers
, a leading homebuilder, were climbing higher more than 1% on bullish sentiment encompassing the industry.
October housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.29 million, a 13.7% increase from September's revised number.
Single-family starts of 877,000 were up 5.3% from the previous month.
Shares of Garmin Ltd.
, a provider of global positioning system (GPS) navigation and wireless devices and applications, were spiking more than 1.2% Friday.
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