Shares of These Companies Fire Up 52-Week Price Highs on Wall Street Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about 30 stocks that hit 52-week highs in today’s trading. Note that this list excludes all stocks with a market capitalization less than $300 million:

  1. Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN): Up 1.11% to $85.03. Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company that discovers, develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. The Company develops products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological and other specialty markets in countries around the world.
  2. AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO): Down 1.35% to $317.58. AutoZone, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories. The Company offers an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. Autozone operates in United States and Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
  3. ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE:OKS): Up 3.56% to $45.94. 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.
  4. KiOR, Inc. (KIOR): Up 7.21% to $21.55.
  5. Nuveen Municipal Value Fund, Inc. (NYSE:NUV): Up 0.73% to $9.72. Nuveen Municipal Value Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities.
  6. Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund 2, Inc. (NYSE:NPM): Up 0.49% to $14.38. Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund 2 is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities.
  7. Heartware International Inc. (NASDAQ:HTWR): Up 2.76% to $65.14. HeartWare International Inc is developing a range of implantable mechanical circulatory assist devices or heart pumps, used for the treatment of congestive heart failure.
  8. Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HGIC): Up 87.06% to $58.96. Harleysville Group Inc. is an insurance holding company. The Company operates with Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company to form a network of insurance companies primarily in the eastern and midwestern United States. Harleysville underwrites personal and commercial property and casualty coverages, including automobile, homeowners, commercial multi-peril, and workers compensation.
  9. Invesco Van Kampen Trust for Investment Grade Municipals (NYSE:VGM): Up 0.77% to $14.39. Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s objective is to provide a high level of current income exempt from federal income tax. The Trust invests primarily in investment grade municipal securities.
  10. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE:PML): Up 0.72% to $11.16. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in investment grade municipal bonds, the interest from which is exempt from federal income taxes.
  11. BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. (AMEX:MVF): Up 1.11% to $10.04. BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide shareholders with a high level of current income exempt from Federal income taxes. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of long-term, investment-grade municipal obligations.
  12. BlackRock MuniHoldings California Insured Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MUC): Up 0.5% to $14.14. BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. Its objective is current income exempt from Federal and California income taxes. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of long-term, investment grade municipal obligations the interest on which is exempt from Federal and California taxes.
  13. Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3 (AMEX:NZF): Up 0.71% to $14.27. Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3 is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities.
  14. Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund (NYSE:NAD): Up 0.65% to $13.90. Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities.
  15. BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MQY): Up 0.2% to $14.90. BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide a high level of current income exempt from federal income taxes. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of long-term, high grade municipal obligations.
  16. APAC Customer Services Inc. (NASDAQ:APAC): Up 0.35% to $8.54. APAC Customer Services Inc. provides high volume telephone-based customer relationship management sales, marketing, and solutions. The Company provides its services to corporate clients operating in the business and consumer products, parcel delivery, financial services, insurance, retail, and telecommunications industries throughout the United States.
  17. Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:PMM): Up 0.4% to $7.48. Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to seek a high level of current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of tax-exempt municipal securities.
  18. Nuveen Dividend Advatage Municipal Fund 2 (AMEX:NXZ): Up 0.93% to $14.14. Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2 is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities.
  19. BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:BYM): Down 0.21% to $14.28. BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s objective is to provide current income exempt from Federal income tax, including the alternative minimum tax. The Trust will invest primarily in insured municipal bonds that pay interest that is exempt from Federal income tax.
  20. Smart Balance, Inc (NASDAQ:SMBL): Down 0.84% to $5.91. Smart Balance, Inc. produces and markets a variety of food products with the blend of natural vegetable oils, which are designed to help improve the cholesterol ratio. The Company, under the Smart Balance brand, have produced spreads, cheeses, peanut butter, and other foods.
  21. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III (NYSE:PMX): Down 0.19% to $10.75. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of tax-exempt municipal bonds. The Fund invests primarily in investment grade bonds.
  22. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:PMF): Down 0.81% to $13.49. PIMCO Municipal Income Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks to provide current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund will invest in a portfolio of municipal bonds, the interest from which is exempt from federal income taxes. The Fund expects to be fully invested in tax-exempt municipal bonds.
  23. Nuveen New York Select Quality Municipal Fund, Inc. (NYSE:NVN): Up 0.48% to $14.75. Nuveen New York Select Quality Municipal Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks to provide current income exempt from both regular federal and New York state income taxes. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities within New York.
  24. Nuveen California Select Quality Municipal Fund, Inc. (NYSE:NVC): Up 0.89% to $14.68. Nuveen California Select Quality Municipal Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide current income exempt from both regular federal and California state income taxes. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities within California.
  25. BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (AMEX:BLE): Up 0.55% to $14.52. BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s objective is to provide current income exempt from regular Federal income tax. The Trust invests primarily in investment grade municipal bonds that are underrated or undervalued.
  26. Pioneer Municipal High Income Trust (NYSE:MHI): Up 0.49% to $14.49. Pioneer Municipal High Income Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s primary objective is to provide its common shareholders with a high level of current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Trust invests at least 80% of its obligations in debt securities.
  27. BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MEN): Up 0.82% to $11.00. BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide shareholders with a high level of current income exempt from Federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of long term, investment-grade municipal obligations.
  28. Pioneer Municipal High Income Advantage Trust (NYSE:MAV): Up 0.73% to $13.83. Pioneer Muncipal High Income Advantage Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s seeks to provide a high level of current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Trust invests 80% of its assets in debt securities and other obligations issued by or on behalf of states, territories and other possessions of the US.
  29. BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. (NYSE:MVT): Up 0.07% to $15.09. BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered in the USA. The Fund’s objective is a high level of current income exempt from federal income taxes. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of long term, investment grade municipal obligations.
  30. Nuveen California Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3 (AMEX:NZH): Up 0.08% to $12.76. Nuveen California Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3 is non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal and California income tax and to enhance portfolio value relative to the municipal bond market. The Fund invests in tax-exempt municipal bonds.

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

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