2 Stocks Hitting High Notes

When a stock hits a fresh high, that can mean that it's on its way to greatness or that it has run its course. Even with the risk of the latter, 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 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS to find stocks hitting 52-week highs today. The community's approval, signified by four- and five-star ratings, could be a sign that further research is in order.

Here are two such stocks:

Company

Today’s High

Industry

CAPS Rating (Out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

Team (Nasdaq: TISI  )

$39.85

Business Services

5 Stars

241 of 248

CryoLife (NYSE: CRY  )

$14.74

Medical Appliances & Equipment

5 Stars

129 of 137

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Aug. 18, 2008.

Other business-services companies:

  • MasterCard (NYSE: MA  ) : Stock price is 86% higher than last year.
  • Omega Protein (NYSE: OME  ) : Stock price is 61% higher than last year.

Other medical-appliance and -equipment companies:

  • Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC  ) : Stock price is 90% higher than last year.
  • STAAR Surgical: Stock price is 64% higher than last year.

Join us on CAPS to learn more about these and countless other interesting stock ideas.

Disclosure is important to us here at The Motley Fool. The stocks mentioned in this article received "five-star" ratings from participants in The Motley Fool's CAPS service and are showing strong percentage gains in today's market, at least compared with other CAPS five-star stocks. No individual person selected the stocks in this article, so there is no author to disclose an interest in them. Since this article was automatically generated by identifying the stocks loved both by the CAPS community and by buyers in today’s market, it is possible that Motley Fool personnel (and even The Motley Fool itself, through our Million Dollar Portfolio), have positions in these stocks. We thought you'd like to know that. You can learn more about The Motley Fool's disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2008, at 8:56 PM, kingsnake1953 wrote:

    As a medical person well acquainted with orthopedic implant companies, I am unaware of Exactech's products as are the orthopedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacements at our hospital. To be successful they will have to have a product that is better, less expensive and that has good outcomes for their patients otherwise I do not think they will ever be a major player in the industry.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2008, at 11:04 AM, TadpolesUS wrote:

    Categorizing Team, Inc. into 'Business Services' is misleading. No way can you lump Team and MasterCard into the same pot.

    Perhaps 'Industrial Services' would be more appropriate for Team. (I have owned Team shares for about six years. Got familiar with them through oil refinery work, and have been overjoyed with the company's performance.)

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