2 Stocks Hitting High Notes

When a stock hits a fresh high, that can mean it's on its way to greatness or that it's 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 three such stocks:

Company

Today’s High

Industry

CAPS Rating (Out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

Fuel Systems Solutions (Nasdaq: FSYS  )

$60.75

Auto Parts

2 Stars

256 of 323

ENGlobal (Nasdaq: ENG  )

$16.65

Technical Services

4 Stars

287 of 298

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Aug. 19, 2008.

Other heavy-construction companies:

  • Matrix Service (Nasdaq: MTRX  ) : Stock price is 28% higher than last year.
  • Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB  ) : Stock price is 18% higher than last year.

Other auto-parts companies:

  • Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies (Nasdaq: QTWW  ) : Stock price is 60% higher than last year.
  • Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI  ) : Stock price is 44% 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 have 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 20, 2008, at 10:00 AM, aaron89 wrote:

    please stop running same articles over and over just keep it simple not 50 same articles everyday. like this one you changed the stock but didnt do the research, the first stock is not a 4 or 5 star rated stock so are we that sloppy or just can keep an eye on things because you rewriting same articles over and over. please some thing new and short

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