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 135,000-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:


Today’s Intraday Price


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform




4 Stars

475 of 488

ArthroCare (NASDAQ:ARTC)


Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

1 Stars

122 of 280

Medco Health Solutions (NYSE:MHS)


Healthcare Providers and Services

4 Stars

863 of 888

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Aug. 21.

Top-rated software companies:

  • KongZhong (NASDAQ:KONG): Stock price is 232% higher than last year.
  • ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ:CKSW): Stock price is 197% higher than last year.

Top-rated health-care equipment and supplies companies:

  • Orthovita (NASDAQ:VITA): Stock price is 84% higher than last year.
  • Electro-Optical Sciences (NASDAQ:MELA): Stock price is 35% higher than last year.

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