When a stock hits a fresh high, it can signal that the 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. 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 High


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform


Cellcom Israel Ltd (NYSE:CEL)




196 of 204


Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM)


Health Services


229 of 240


Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH)




110 of 113


Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of July 9, 2008.

Other Five-Star Telecommunications Companies
China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL): Stock is up 19.8% in past year.
Alvarion Ltd (NASDAQ:ALVR): Stock price is 35.5% cheaper than a year ago.

Other Five-Star Drug Companies
Charles River Laboratories (NYSE:CRL): Stock is up 21.2% in past year.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): Stock price is up 6.6% in past year.

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