Hitting fresh highs can either signal that a stock is 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 today. If our community favors a stock with a four- or five-star rating, Fools may want to give those companies a closer look.

Here are three such stocks:


Today's High


CAPS Rating (5 max)

Fools Saying Outperform

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Financial Services


258 of 275


Exactech (NASDAQ:EXAC)


Health Services


116 of 121






184 of 196


Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of July 8, 2008.

Other five-star health services companies

  • Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX): Stock price is 13.4% cheaper than a year ago.
  • Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE:LH): Stock price is 16.8% cheaper than a year ago.

Other five-star telecommunications companies

  • Millicom International Cellular (NASDAQ:MICC): Stock price is 2.1% cheaper than a year ago.
  • Corning (NYSE:GLW): Stock price is 13.9% cheaper than a year ago.

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