Big Cap Stocks Achieving 52-Week Highs as Dow Jones Remains Above 12,000

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about 26 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. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): Up 0.77% to $189.45. International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM): Down 0.72% to $75.69. Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): Down 0.02% to $95.50. 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 >>
  4. Visa, Inc. (NYSE:V): Up 0.81% to $97.76. Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): Up 0.97% to $36.50. Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  6. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): Down 0.03% to $28.68. Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  7. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO): Down 0.84% to $84.89. Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  8. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): Up 1.79% to $381.24. MasterCard, Inc. is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of financial institutions. The Company offers transaction processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  9. Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD): Up 2.02% to $46.41. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. The Company generally processes products that are ultimately used as feedstocks in petrochemical manufacturing, in the production of motor gasoline, and as fuel for residential and commercial heating. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  10. Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Up 0.34% to $44.06. 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 >>
  11. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): Up 2.1% to $87.09. Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  12. Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI): Down 0.38% to $41.70. Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Company’s subsidiary sells its products in the United States and its territories. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  13. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX): Up 1.39% to $62.56. The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  14. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP): Down 0.15% to $39.62. American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  15. Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED): Up 0.15% to $59.51. Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a variety of energy related products and services. The Company supplies electric service in New York, parts of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as supplies electricity to wholesale customers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  16. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ): Up 2.2% to $59.34. Williams Partners LP is a master limited partnership that owns natural gas gathering, transportation, processing and treating assets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  17. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM): Up 0.39% to $89.03. Humana Inc. is a managed health care company with medical members located in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company offers coordinated health care through health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, point-of-service plans, and administrative services products. Humana offers its products to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  18. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): Down 1.18% to $40.09. Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  19. Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M): Down 0.53% 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 >>
  20. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW): Down 0.32% to $186.30. 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 >>
  21. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL): Down 0.38% to $26.19. 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 >>
  22. FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI): Up 0.67% to $52.71. FMC Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services systems and products used in offshore, particularly deepwater, exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Company also provides advanced handling and processing systems to industrial customers. FMC Technologies’ subsea products include drilling and production systems, subsea tree systems, and fluid control systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  23. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST): Up 0.29% to $41.77. 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 >>
  24. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B): Down 0.31% to $79.56. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  25. ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE:OKS): Up 1.62% to $51.38. ONEOK Partners, L.P., through a subsidiary limited partnership, owns a general partner interest in a master limited partnership. The partnership owns an interstate pipeline system that transports natural gas primarily in the upper Midwest and Mid Continent regions of the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  26. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Up 3.58% to $92.28. 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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