NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A roster of stocks hit fresh 52-week highs in the first thirty minutes of trading Friday, including Philip Morris International ( PM), McDonald's ( MCD), Du Pont ( DD) and Simon Property Group ( SPG), as the major indexes jumped 1% on better-than-expected reading of the U.S. labor market. By market cap, the largest company to hit new heights in the trailing-12 months was Philip Morris International, according to Barchart, gaining 0.4% to $53.50. The cigarette maker had a dividend yield of 4.38%. Next by market cap was Ecopetrol ( EC), a Colombian oil company. Ecopetrol's American depositary receipts added 0.9% early Friday to a 52-week high of $39.39. McDonald's came next on the list, edging up less than 0.1% to $75.35 in early trading. The restaurant sector has been a hot topic on Wall Street this week after rumors began circulating -- and were then confirmed -- that rival Burger King had agreed to be taken private . >>Bankruptcy Watch: 20 Riskiest Restaurant Stocks Another tobacco firm, British American Tobacco ( BTI), was the fourth-largest company to hit fresh highs early Friday. The London-based maker of Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall cigarettes added 0.3% to $71.46. Chemical maker Du Pont shares pushed up 1% to a fresh 52-week high of $42.59. Simon Property Group, a real estate investment trust and the largest U.S. mall owner, saw its shares jump 1.4% in the first thirty minutes of trading, to $96.83.
Yum! Brands ( YUM), the operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant chains, added 0.8% in early trading, to $44.27. >>3 Restaurant Stocks to Buy Now U.S.-listed shares of Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge ( ENB) rose 1.3% early Friday, to a fresh yearly high of $51.88. Fomento Economico Mexicano's ( FMX) ADRs jumped 1.9% in early trading to $52.21. The Mexican holding company operates soft drink distributor Coca-Cola Femsa ( KOF) and convenience store chain OXXO. Public Storage ( PSA) rounded out the largest ten companies to hit fresh 52-week highs Friday morning. The real estate investment trust and operator of self-storage facilities gained 0.7% to a $103.43. -- Written by Miriam Marcus Reimer in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Miriam Reimer. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/miriamsmarket. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.