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 two such stocks:


Today’s Intraday Price


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS)



3 Stars

297 of 321

Wyeth (NYSE:WYE)



3 Stars

519 of 563

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of August 24, 2009

Top-rated beverage companies:

  • Hansen Natural Corp (NASDAQ:HANS): Stock price is 12% higher than last year.

Top-rated pharmaceuticals companies:

  • SuperGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPG): Stock price is 52% higher than last year.
  • Schering-Plough Corp (NYSE:SGP): Stock price is 43% higher than last year.

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