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When a stock hits a fresh high, it 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 110,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS to find stocks hitting 52-week highs yesterday. 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:


Yesterday’s High


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: PHLY  )


Property & Casualty Insurance

4 Stars

241 of 254

Alpharma, Inc. (NYSE: ALO  )


Drug Manufacturers - Other

3 Stars

111 of 125

Boots & Coots Intl. Well, Inc. (AMEX: WEL  )


Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

5 Stars

420 of 432

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Aug. 26, 2008.

Five-star property & casualty insurance companies:

  • Quanta Capital Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: QNTA  ) : Stock price is 103% higher than last year.
  • Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. (NYSE: DR  ) : Stock price is 26% higher than last year.

Five-star drug manufacturers -- other companies:

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (Nasdaq: TEVA  ) : Stock price is 13% higher than last year.
  • Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (AMEX: SVA  ) : Stock price is 8% 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 their CAPS ratings from participants in The Motley Fool's CAPS service and have hit 52-week highs during today's trading. No individual person selected the stocks in this article, so there is no author to disclose an interest in them. Annual performance is measured over a 365-day period. Since this article was automatically generated by identifying the stocks rated 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 here.

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