March Madness Stocks Reaching 52-Week Highs During Final Four Weekend

Here are the top stocks, with a market cap greater than $10 billion, that hit 52-week highs in today’s trading:

  1. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ): Up 0.15% to $51.88. Williams Partners LP is a master limited partnership that owns natural gas gathering, transportation, processing and treating assets.
  2. Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED): Up 0.65% to $51.05. 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.
  3. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX): Up 6.91% to $53.25. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. develops and distributes drugs. The Company develops drugs for unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders; and distributes generic and branded generic drugs in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  4. Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO): Up 2.75% to $18.29. Pearson plc is a holding company, whose international subsidiaries operate in the education and media sectors. The Company publishes various financial papers, trade books, textbooks and electronic education programs, via their businesses which include the Financial Times, Penguin, and The Economist.
  5. CPFL Energia S.A. (NYSE:CPL): Up 0.7% to $88.02. CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates and commercializes electricity in Brazil. The Company also commercializes electricity and provides electricity-related services to its affiliates as well as unaffiliated parties.
  6. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS): Up 2.45% to $75.26. Citrix Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets technology solutions that allow applications to be delivered, supported, and shared on-demand. The Company develops and markets comprehensive solutions across all dimensions of application, server and desktop virtualization as well as application and network optimization.
  7. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK): Up 2.48% to $97.00. Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a global provider of industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The Company’s products include Low voltage and medium voltage electro-mechanical and electronic motor starters, motor and circuit protection devices, AC/DC variable frequency drives, contactors, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, and relays.
  8. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU): Up 0.17% to $5.82. Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems.
  9. Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP): Up 1.78% to $96.54. Boston Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The trust owns, manages, and develops office properties in the United States, with a significant presence in Boston, Washington, D.C., Midtown Manhattan and San Francisco.
  10. International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP): Up 0.8% to $30.42. International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.
  11. Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY): Up 2.2% to $25.14. Weyerhaeuser Company is an integrated forest products company with offices or operations worldwide. The Company primarily grows and harvests trees, develops and construct real estate and makes a range of forest products.
  12. Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG): Up 4.88% to $20.21. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais- CEMIG generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais. Cemig serves industrial, commercial, residential, and rural customers. The Company generates electricity primarily through hydroelectric plants.
  13. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE): Up 0.58% to $53.81. Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company with operations throughout the United States, Mexico, and other countries in South America. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity, delivers natural gas, operates natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, and operates a wind power generation project.
  14. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK): Up 0.1% to $76.68. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and solutions for professional, industrial and construction and do-it-yourself use. The Company’s products include mechanical and electronic security products and systems, professional industrial and automotive mechanics tools, hand tools, consumer mechanics tools, storage systems, pneumatic tools and fasteners.
  15. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 (NYSE:MDY): Up 0.7% to $180.81. Midcap SPDR Trust Series 1 issues exchange-traded funds called Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Depositary Receipts or “MidCap SPDRs”. The MidCap SPDR Trust holds all of the common stocks of the Standard & Poors MidCap 400 Index and is provides investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. Initial Index ratio upon inception was 1/5 of MID.
  16. Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A. – TELESP (NYSE:TSP): Up 1.5% to $25.00. Telesp – Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A. provides local telecommunication services to the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo. The Company provides voice, data and video telecommunication services to consumers, businesses and government entities.
  17. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP): Up 1.06% to $51.59. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets and supports a range of software and hardware products and services for information technology (NYSE:IT) security and offers its customers a network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions.
  18. iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYSE:EWZ): Up 2.21% to $79.22. iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil (NASDAQ:FREE) Index. The Fund invests in a representative sample of index stocks using a “portfolio sampling” technique.
  19. CIGNA Corporation (NYSE:CI): Up 0.63% to $44.56. CIGNA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides group life and health insurance, managed care products and services, retirement products and services, and individual financial services worldwide. The Company also sells individual life and health insurance and annuity products in selected international locations.
  20. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD): Up 1.85% to $103.81. Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations primarily in the United States.
  21. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM): Up 0.07% to $69.99. 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.
  22. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFMI): Up 1.26% to $66.73. Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural food supermarkets in the United States. The Company’s stores provides full range of merchandise, featuring products that are free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, preservatives, and added chemicals. Whole Foods also develops, produces, and markets nutriceuticals and nutritional supplements.
  23. AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC): Up 2% to $40.35. AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a pharmaceutical services company. The Company distributes pharmaceutical products and services. AmerisourceBergen distributes an offering of brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to a variety of healthcare providers.
  24. Braskem S.A. (NYSE:BAK): Up 3.27% to $27.81. Braskem S.A. produces petrochemicals and generates electricity. The Company produces ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene, xylenes, butadiene, butene, isoprene, dicyclopentediene, MTBE, caprolactam, ammonium sulfate, cyclohexene, polyethylene theraphtalat, polyethylene, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
  25. V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC): Up 0.38% to $98.90. VF Corporation is an international apparel company. The Company owns a broad portfolio of brands in the jeanswear, outerwear, packs, footwear, sportswear and occupational apparel categories. VF Corp’s products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants.
  26. Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE): Up 7.49% to $69.76. Cooper Industries PLC is a global, diversified electrical products and tools manufacturer. The Company’s products include electrical distribution equipment, wiring devices, support systems, hazardous duty electrical equipment, lighting fixtures, emergency lighting, fuses, nonpower hand tools and industrial power tools.
  27. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD): Up 2.84% to $43.12. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Grupo Pao de Acucar operates in the foods, and non-food retail businesses. The Group’s structure comprises of supermarkets, hypermarkets, electronics/household appliance stores, convenience stores, cash&carry (wholesale/retail), e-commerce operations and a wide distribution network.
  28. iShares Russell 1000 Value Index (NYSE:IWD): Up 0.54% to $69.04. iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 1000 Value Index. The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization value sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Replication strategy to try to track the Index.
  29. Joy Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG): Up 2.82% to $101.60. Joy Global Inc. manufactures and markets underground mining equipment and surface mining equipment. The Company’s equipment is used for the extraction of ores and minerals.
  30. Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB): Up 0.65% to $120.86. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is a self-managed, fully-integrated multi-family real estate investment trust. The Company focuses on the ownership and operation of institutional-quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. The markets are located in Northern and South California and in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest region.
  31. iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index (NYSE:IJH): Up 0.73% to $99.43. iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to track the Index. The Index measures the performance of the mid-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market.
  32. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE): Down 0.11% to $44.95. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, a limited partnership involved in the natural gas midstream, transportation, and storage business, as well as a retail propane business.
  33. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG): Down 0.8% to $42.15. Harley-Davidson, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells motorcycles. The Company’s products include heavyweight touring, custom, and performance motorcycles, as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, and general merchandise. Harley-Davidson also provides motorcycle floor planning and parts and accessories financing to its North American and European dealers.

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