Stocks Sizzling to 52-Week Price Highs as S&P 500 Closes at 1,275

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about 22 stocks that hit 52-week highs in today’s trading. Note that this list excludes all stocks with a market capitalization less than $10 billion:

  1. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Up 2.38% to $59.32. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): Down 0.02% to $94.60. McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. British American Tobacco plc (AMEX:BTI): Up 1.79% to $95.65. British American Tobacco PLC is the holding company for a group of companies that manufacture, market and sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and roll-your-own tobacco. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE:NEM): Down 0.72% to $71.61. Newmont Mining Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company produces gold from operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Newmont also mines and processes copper in Indonesia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG): Up 0.78% to $130.80. Simon Property Group, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed, real estate investment trust. The Company owns, develops, and manages retail real estate properties including regional malls, outlet centers, community/lifestyle centers, and international properties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  6. Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Up 0.71% to $43.96. Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  7. Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): Up 0.36% to $52.64. Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  8. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): Up 1.14% to $45.34. Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  9. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): Down 0.1% to $20.83. Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  10. American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT): Up 0.05% to $58.36. American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  11. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): Up 0.72% to $46.00. FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, transmission and marketing of natural gas, and energy management and other energy-related services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  12. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI): Up 1.38% to $13.93. Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes, develops, and distributes interactive entertainment software and peripheral products. The Company’s products cover diverse game categories, including action/adventure, action sports, racing, role playing, simulation, first-person action, music-based gaming and strategy. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  13. Progress Energy Inc. (NYSE:PGN): Up 0.15% to $53.37. Progress Energy, Inc. is an integrated electric utility that provides energy and energy-related products and services in the Southeast United States. The Company serves electric and gas customers in the Carolinas and in Florida. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  14. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY): Up 0.76% to $63.44. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. The Company, through its retail stores, sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftware, health and beauty care items and infant and toddler merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  15. Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M): Down 0.59% to $32.16. Macy’s, Inc. operates department stores in the United States. The Company also operates direct mail catalog and electronic commerce subsidiaries. Macy’s retail stores sell a wide range of merchandise, including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  16. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL): Up 0.57% to $26.34. Xcel Energy, Inc. provides electric and natural gas services. The Company offers a variety of energy-related services, including generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity and natural gas throughout the United States. Xcel utilities serve customers in portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  17. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW): Up 1.51% to $181.33. W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair and operating supplies, and related information to the commercial, industrial, contractor, and institutional markets in North America. The Company’s products include motors, HVAC equipment, lighting, hand and power tools, pumps, and electrical equipment. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  18. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST): Up 2.11% to $40.60. Fastenal Company sell industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion. The Company markets its products and services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, China, and The Netherlands. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  19. Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI): Up 0.15% to $39.17. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. provides advanced mobile media solutions and multi-screen technologies. The Company develops products that include consumer mobile phones, business-ready smartphones accessories, cordless phones, and home networking products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  20. Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD): Down 0.7% to $118.57. Randgold Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company. The Company conducts gold mining operations in regions throughout the gold regions of Africa. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  21. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY): Up 0.51% to $77.31. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. retails and supplies automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories. The Company sells its products to do-it-yourself customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O’Reilly operates stores throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  22. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Up 0.78% to $90.32. Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from FINVIZ.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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