3 Stocks Hitting High Notes

When a stock hits a fresh high, it can signal one of two things: Either the stock is on its way to greatness, or it has run its course. Searching for these outperformers can reveal companies that are doing something right -- much to their investors' delight.

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With that in mind, we'll use the aggregate intelligence of the 110,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS to find stocks hitting 52-week highs today. The community's approval (reflected in its four- and five-star ratings) could be a sign that further research is in order.

Here are three such stocks:

 

Today’s High

Industry

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

Research

Exelon (NYSE: EXC  )

$92.13

Utilities

*****

539 of 563

Research

BP Prudhoe (NYSE: BPT  )

$108.40

Energy

*****

542 of 567

Research

Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH  )

$29.71

Computer software and services

***

39 of 45

Research

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of July 7, 2008.

Other five-star utilities

  • Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR  ) -- down 20.2% in past year.
  • Otter Tail Corp. (Nasdaq: OTTR  ) -- up 16.9% in past year.

Other five-star energy

  • Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP  ) -- down 31.5% in past year.
  • Frontier Oil Corp (NYSE: FTO  ) -- down 52.3% in past year.

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Fool analyst Dan Dzombak does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. Otter Tail Corp. is a recommendation of Motley Fool Hidden Gems. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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