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) -- A wealth of healthy buying in recent weeks led a wide variety of blue chips to hit fresh 52-week highs this week.

Jim Cramer told the viewers of his

"Mad Money"

TV show Wednesday the

52-week high list

tells us everything we need to know about the market, though it's not the number of companies hitting 52-week highs that's important, it's the number of industries represented on the list.

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He explained that just a month ago, there were only three industries on the list, and they represented people's fears of the market. But today, there's an astounding 25 different industries on the list, a diverse swath of the economy.

Ranked by volume, the most heavily-traded stock to hit a fresh 52-week high Thursday was Dow Jones Industrial Average component


(DD) - Get DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Report

. The chemical maker saw its shares rise to $43.46 before closing at $43.38.

Shares of insurance firm

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rose as high as $57.90 before closing at $57.79.


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shares reached a peak of $57.60 and closed at $57.56.

Elsewhere in 52-week highs,

Fomento Economico Mexicano

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, a Mexican holding company, saw its American depositary receipts rise to a fresh 52-week high of $52.46 on Thursday, before settling at $52.40.


Anheuser-Busch Inbev's

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ADRs reached a price of $56.52, before closing at $56.31.



shares reached $74.95, Digital television broadcaster



tapped a fresh 52-week high of $41.31, and

Burger King Holdings


gained to $23.84.

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Agriculture stocks like


(DE) - Get Deere & Company Report

, food companies like


( KFT) and tech firms like


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all made the list this week as well. Names from apparel, railroads, beer, machinery, telco, restaurants, trucks, chemicals, drug companies and even soft-goods maker


(CLX) - Get Clorox Company Report

also made the list.

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Cramer said with so many sectors rallying, there are lots of opportunities for investors. He said the market can't rally without solid leaders, and the more the merrier. In today's market, we have tons of leaders, he said, and the broadening list is increasingly bullish news.

Berkshire Hathaway

( BRK-B), led by billionaire

Warren Buffett

, touched a fresh 52-week high of $83.58 on Tuesday.

Philip Morris International

(PM) - Get Philip Morris International Inc. Report

repeatedly topped its annual highs this week, rising to $55.60 on Wednesday.

Another repeater,


(VOD) - Get Vodafone Group Plc Report

, hit a fresh 52-week high of $25.33 on Wednesday.

Other large caps to hit 52-week highs this week were software maker

Infosys Technologies

(INFY) - Get Infosys Ltd. Report

at $65.60, and communications firm

Qwest Communications


at $6.08.

-- Written by Miriam Marcus Reimer in New York.

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