10 Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs

Stocks at 52-week highs story updated from 7:55 a.m. to reflect new highs set by Comcast and Caterpillar on Wednesday.

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Today, we're taking a closer look at some recent stocks hitting 52-week highs that also show up in at least one of Stockpickr's professional portfolios as of the most recent 13F reporting period.

Related: 7 Stocks With Recent Analyst Upgrades

Amazon.com ( AMZN) hit a new 52-week high of $191.60 on Tuesday. The stock shows up in the portfolios of Chase Coleman at Tiger Global Management, a new position in the most recent quarter comprising 3.9% of the total portfolio, and Blue Ridge Capital, at 5.2% of the total portfolio. Bill Miller at Legg Mason also owns the stock, which comprised 2.5% of the total portfolio.

Stock Overview: Amazon.com designs its Web sites to enable millions of unique products to be sold by it and by third parties across dozens of product categories. It also manufactures and sells the Kindle e-reader. Amazon has traded in a 52-week range of $105.80 to $191.60 and closed at $191.25 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $84.7 billion and a short interest ratio of 2.

Analyst Ratings: Of 35 analysts covering the stock, 23 rate it a buy, 10 rate it a hold, and two rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Amazon, earning it a spot on the top-rated Internet and catalog retail stocks list.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Amazon to report earnings of 89 cents a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 85 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $2.55 a share for the full year, compared with $2.04 in the previous year.

More on Amazon: Amazon was one of Action Alerts PLUS research director Stephanie Link's top three retail stocks for 2011, and Roberto Pedone recently named it one of several stocks to play the social networking craze.

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Capital One Financial

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Capital One Financial ( COF) hit a 52-week high of $49.06 on Tuesday. The stock shows up in some of Stockpickr's most popular professional portfolios, including that of John Paulson at Paulson & Co., which has 2.6% exposure to the stock; ESL Investments' Eddie Lampert, with 3.3% exposure; and David Tepper's Appaloosa Management.

Stock Overview: Capital One Financial is a financial services company whose banking and nonbanking subsidiaries market a variety of financial products and services. Capital One has traded in a 52-week range of $34.03 to $49.06 and closed at $48.01 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $22.1 billion and a 4.8 short interest ratio, and it yields 0.4%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 22 analysts covering the stock, seven rate it a buy, 13 rate it a hold, and two rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on Capital One, earning it a spot on the Top-Rated Consumer Finance Stocks list.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Capital One to report earnings of $1.25 a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 89 cents in the year-ago quarter, and $5.80 for the full year, compared with 99 cents in the previous year.

More on Capital One: Capital One showed up on a recent list of stocks with big insider selling after insiders at the company dumped $5.6 million worth of stock.

Comcast

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Comcast ( CMCSA) hit a 52-week high of $23.68 on Wednesday. John Paulson's portfolio has 3.2% exposure to the stock, which is also owned by Irving Kahn at Kahn Brothers and Andreas Halvorsen at Viking Global Investors.

Stock Overview: Comcast is a provider of cable services, offering a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast has traded in a 52-week range of $15.10 to $23.68 and closed at $22.78 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $47 billion and a 3.8 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.7%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 26 analysts covering the stock, 15 rate it a buy, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has an A- buy rating on Comcast.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Comcast to report earnings of 32 cents a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 29 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $1.26 a share for the full year, compared with $1.10 in the previous year.

More on $1.10: According to a Wall Street Journal report, Comcast's NBC Universal acquisition from General Electric ( GE) is close to being approved by federal regulators.

Walgreen

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Walgreen ( WAG) hit a 52-week high of $42. Holders of Walgreen include Edward Owens at Vanguard Health Care Fund, John Hussman at Hussman Econometrics Advisors and Arnold Van Den Berg at Century Management.

Stock Overview: Walgreen operates retail drug store and general merchandise. It is engaged in the retail sale of prescription and non-prescription drugs and general merchandise. Walgreen has traded in a 52-week range of $26.26 to $42 and closed at $41.97 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $38.2 billion and a 2.2 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.7%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 26 analysts covering the stock, 16 rate it a buy, nine rate it a hold, and one rates it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Walgreen.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Walgreen to report earnings of 78 cents a share in the quarter ending in February, compared with 68 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $2.60 a share for the full year ending in August, compared with $2.12 in the previous year.

More on Walgreen: Walgreen reported a 2.8% jump in December same-store sales, missing expectations for a 3.3% gain.

Applied Materials

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Applied Materials ( AMAT) hit a 52-week high of $15.35 on Tuesday. It comprises 2.9% of Arnold Van Den Berg's portfolio, 1.5% of Ken Fisher's and is also owned by David Tepper's Appaloosa Management.

Stock Overview: Applied Materials provides Nanomanufacturing Technology solutions for the global semiconductor, flat panel display, solar and related industries, with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products. Applied Materials has traded in a 52-week range of $10.27 to $15.35 and closed at $15.20 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $20.3 billion and a 2.1 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.8%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 22 analysts covering the stock, seven rate it a buy, 13 rate it a hold, and two rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on Applied Materials.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Applied Materials to report earnings of 33 cents a share in quarter ending in January 2011, compared with 13 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $1.25 a share for the full year ending in October, compared with 88 cents a share in the prior year.

More on Applied Materials: According to Jake Lynch, Applied Materials is one of only four tech stocks receiving Morningstar's highest rating of five stars.

Vale

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Vale ( VALE) hit a 52-week high of $37.25 on Tuesday. The stock shows up in the portfolios of Ken Fisher at Fisher Asset Management, at 1.2% of the total portfolio, and Moore Capital, in new position that offers 1.1% exposure to the stock.

Stock Overview: Vale is a producer of iron ore, iron ore pellets, nickel, kaolin, manganese ore, ferroalloys, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, coal, cobalt, precious metals, potash and other products. It operates logistics systems in Brazil. Vale has traded in a 52-week range of $23.58 to $37.25 and closed at $37.08 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $190 billion and a 2.3 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.2%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 15 analysts covering the stock, 10 rate it a buy, and five rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B+ buy rating on the stock.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Vale to report earnings of 98 cents a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 28 cents in the year-ago quarter, and $3.03 a share for the full year, compared with $1 in the previous year.

More on Vale: Action Alerts PLUS' Stephanie Link named Vale one of her top three metal stocks for 2011, and it was one of Barclays' 30 best stock picks for the new year. Recently, Karvy Global including Vale in its list of five emerging-market mining stocks with upside.

Procter & Gamble

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Procter & Gamble ( PG) hit a 52-week high of $65.94 on Tuesday. The stock shows up Stockpickr's most popular portfolio, that of Warren Buffett, whose portfolio has 9.5% exposure to Procter. Other major holders include D.E. Shaw and Chris Davis.

Stock Overview: Procter & Gamble is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods. It markets its products in more than 180 countries. Procter has traded in a 52-week range of $39.37 to $65.94 and closed at $65.50 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $185.9 billion and a 2.9 short interest ratio, and it yields 2.9%.

Analyst Ratings: Of 24 analysts covering the stock, 18 rate it a buy, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has an A- buy rating on Procter, earning it a spot on the Top-Rated Household Products Stocks list.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Procter to report earnings of $1.10 a share in the most recent quarter, in line with the year-ago quarter, and $3.99 a share for the full year, compared with $3.67 in the previous year.

More on Procter & Gamble: Procter was one of Credit Suisse's top 18 stocks picks for 2011, and it's one of Buffett's 10 highest-yielding dividend stocks. According to Jake Lynch, it's one of 10 Dow stocks most likely to boost their dividends this year.

Texas Instruments

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Texas Instruments ( TXN) hit a 52-week high of $34.86 on Tuesday. It shows up in several of Stockpickr's professional portfolios, including those of Mark Hillman's Hillman Capital Management, with 0.5% exposure to the stock; Bill Miller's Legg Mason Capital, with 3.7% exposure; and Richard Snow's Snow Capital.

Stock Overview: Texas Instruments designs and makes semiconductors that it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers all over the world. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $22.28 to $34.86 and closed at $34.85 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $40 billion and a 3.6 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.5.

Analyst Ratings: Of 34 analysts covering the stock, 15 rate it a buy, 16 rate it a hold, and three rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Texas Instruments.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Texas Instruments to report earnings of 63 cents a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 52 cents in the year-ago quarter, and $2.50 a share for the full year, compared with $1.25 in the previous year.

More on Texas Instruments: According to Eric Rosenbaum, Texas Instruments was one of 10 S&P 500 stocks with the biggest buybacks in 2010.

Caterpillar

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Caterpillar ( CAT) hit a 52-week high of $96.80 on Wednesday. The stock shows up in the portfolios of Tom Gayner's Markel Gayner Asset Management and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, at 5.2% of the total portfolio.

Stock Overview: Caterpillar provides construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. It also provides financing alternatives to its customers. Caterpillar has traded in a 52-week range of $50.50 to $96.80 and closed at $96.23 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of about $60 billion and a 3.2 short interest ratio, and it yields 1.9.

Analyst Ratings: Of 24 analysts covering the stock, 15 rate it a buy, and nine rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Caterpillar.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect Caterpillar to report earnings of $1.27 a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 41 cents in the year-ago quarter, and $4.03 a share for the full year, compared with $2.18 in the previous year.

More on Caterpillar: According to Jake Lynch, Caterpillar is one of 10 Dow stocks with the best three-year dividend growth. Recently, Jim Cramer included it in a list of stocks providing big value at current levels.

EMC

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EMC ( EMC) hit a 52-week high of $24.95 on Tuesday. Major holders of EMC include Julian Robertson at Tiger Management, Viking Global Investors and Ken Fisher.

Stock Overview: EMC and its subsidiaries develop, deliver and support the Information Technology industry's range of information infrastructure technologies and solutions. EMC has traded in a 52-week range of $16.45 to $24.95 and closed at $24.71 on Tuesday. It has a market cap of $50.6 billion and a 3.3 short interest ratio.

Analyst Ratings: Of 36 analysts covering the stock, 27 rate it a buy, and nine rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B+ buy rating on EMC.

Earnings Estimates: Analysts expect EMC to report earnings of 35 cents a share in the most recent quarter, compared with 25 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $1.02 a share for the full year, compared with 62 cents in the previous year.

More on EMC: EMC launched more than 40 new products on Tuesday, including the VNX storage systems.

To see these stocks in action, check out the 10 Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs portfolio.

-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.

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