8 Stocks Setting New 52-Week Highs

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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