These Stocks Reach 52-Week Highs As S&P Breaks 1,350

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

  1. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD): Up 1.93% to $149.20. SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets. Gold: Look at How WRONG the Financial Media Has Been>>
  2. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): Up 1.1% to $47.62. American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  3. Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA): Up 0.75% to $76.12. The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry worldwide. The Company also researches, develops, produces, modifies, and supports information, space, and defense systems, including military aircraft, helicopters and space and missile systems. Boeing Earnings: Revenues are Going in the Wrong Direction>>
  4. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO): Up 2.38% to $81.16. 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.
  5. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): Up 1.82% to $101.80. Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  6. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON): Down 0.87% to $61.46. Honeywell International Inc. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company with operations around the world. The Company provides aerospace products and services, control technologies, automotive products, and power generation systems. Honeywell also provides specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics, and electronic and advanced materials.
  7. PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ): Up 0.68% to $59.22. PowerShares QQQ is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund represents undivided ownership interests in the PowerShares QQQ. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component securities of the Nasdaq 100 Index.
  8. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY): Up 0.57% to $28.28. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The Company’s products and experimental therapies address cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, organ transplant rejection and psychiatric disorders.
  9. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): Down 0.9% to $50.50. Halliburton Company provides energy services and engineering and construction services, as well as manufactures products for the energy industry. The Company offers services and products and integrated solutions to customers in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. Halliburton Earnings: Oil Services Continue to Boom>>
  10. LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (NASDAQ:ERIC): Up 13.32% to $14.89. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson develops and manufactures products for wired and mobile communications in public and private networks. The Company produces mobile telephones through its Sony Ericsson joint venture. Ericsson manufactures and installs wired and wireless communications systems, wireless microwave links, call center equipment, microelectronics, and radar systems.
  11. Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY): Up 1.11% to $37.23. Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products for humans and animals. The Company’s products are sold in countries around the world. Eli Lilly’s products include neuroscience products, endocrine products, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, oncology products, and animal health products.
  12. iShares MSCI EAFE Index (NYSE:EFA): Up 1.25% to $63.33. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in stocks in the MSCI EAFE Index to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  13. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN): Up 0.3% to $56.87. Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture’s network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances.
  14. Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO): Down 0.77% to $65.78. Bank of Montreal, doing business as BMO Financial Group, is a Canadian chartered bank which operates throughout the world. The Bank offers commercial, corporate, governmental, international, personal banking, and trust services. Bank of Montreal also offers full brokerage, underwriting, investment, and advisory services.
  15. DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV): Up 1.33% to $47.89. DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company acquires, promotes, sells and distributes digital entertainment programming via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.
  16. Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR): Up 1.86% to $55.27. Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional instrumentation, medical technologies, industrial technologies, and tools and components. Danaher Earnings: Didn’t Pass the Test>>
  17. National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG): Up 1.46% to $50.85. National Grid PLC owns, operates and develops electricity and gas networks. The Group’s electricity transmission and gas distribution networks are located throughout the United Kingdom and in the north-eastern section of the United States. They also own liquefied natural gas storage facilities in Britain and provide infrastructure services to the mobile telecom industry.
  18. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): Up 1.65% to $81.10. 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.
  19. WisdomTree MidCap Earnings (NYSE:EZM): Up 0.27% to $60.19. WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the price and yield performance of the WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Index, which tracks earnings-generating companies within the mid-capitalization segment of the U.S. stock market.
  20. Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG): Up 1.29% to $113.46. 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.
  21. Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Up 0.75% to $38.91. 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. Southern Company Earnings Cheat Sheet: Reaches Near Pre-Recession Levels>>
  22. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX): Up 0.23% to $57.07. Baxter International Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets products and technologies related to hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions. The Company’s products are used by hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, and research laboratories.
  23. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI): Up 4.35% to $77.28. Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies reservoir-centered products, services, and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The Company provides products and services for oil and gas exploration, drilling, completion, and production. Baker Hughes also manufactures and markets a variety of roller cutter bits and fixed cutter diamond bits.
  24. Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK): Up 2.78% to $25.49. Prudential plc is an international company which provides a wide assortment of insurance and investment products and services. Insurance products include life, accident and health, property and casualty insurance, as well as fixed and variable annuities. Financial and investment services include personal and group pensions, equity plans, mortgages and deposit accounts.
  25. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YZC): Up 0.88% to $39.07. Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited operates underground mining and coal preparation and operation businesses. Its products are sold in domestic and international markets. The Company also provides railway transportation services.
  26. Viacom, Inc. (VIA-B): Up 1.03% to $48.85.

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