11 Top Stocks Win 52-Week Highs as Dow Jones Plunges 253 Points

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about 11 stocks that hit 52-week highs in today’s trading. Note that this list excludes all stocks with a market capitalization less than $2 billion:

  1. ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury (NYSE:UST): Up 1.99% to $103.74. ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index.
  2. Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY): Up 4.66% to $16.83. Yamana Gold Inc. is an intermediate gold producer with production, development stage, and exploration properties throughout Brazil. The Company also holds gold exploration properties in Argentina.
  3. Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO): Up 2.41% to $20.85. Eldorado Gold Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company currently has operating gold mines in Brazil, China, Turkey, Greece, and surrounding regions.
  4. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX): Up 2.41% to $64.91. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the Amex Gold Miners Index.
  5. National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM): Down 0.04% to $24.89. National Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a wide variety of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The Company produces systems on a single chip as well as analog, mixed-signal, and other multichip integrated circuits. National provides solutions for the information appliance, personal computing, consumer, and communication markets.
  6. Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD): Up 3.04% to $78.97. Royal Gold, Inc. acquires and manages precious metals royalties. The Company seeks to acquire existing royalties or to finance projects that are in production or near production in exchange for royalty interests. Royal Gold Inc.’s gold-focused portfolio contains royalties ranging from those in production and development to those in the evaluation and exploration stages.
  7. Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (AMEX:ANV): Up 5.43% to $43.70. Allied Nevada Gold Corporation evaluates, acquires, explores, and advances gold exploration and potential development projects. The Company’s holdings include projects in Nevada, California, Idaho and Colorado in the United States, as well as Bolivia, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia.
  8. iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury (NYSE:IEF): Up 0.92% to $104.54. iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the intermediate-term sector of the United States Treasury marker as defined by the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year Treasury Index. The Fund invests 95% of its assets in US government bonds.
  9. PowerShares Build America Bond (NYSE:BAB): Up 1.95% to $28.22. PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index called The BofA Merrill Lynch Build America Bond Index. The Fund invest at least 80% of its total assets in taxable municipal securities eligible to participate in the Build America Bond program.
  10. iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (NYSE:TLT): Up 3.25% to $112.51. iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital 20+ Year Treasury Index. The Fund invests 95% of its assets in US Government bonds.
  11. Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (NYSE:BIV): Up 0.58% to $88.40. Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Barclays Capital 5-10 Year Government/Credit Index, which includes all medium and larger issues of U.S. government, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international bonds with maturities between 5 and 10 years.