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Stocks to Watch for Tuesday 07/12/11: Fresh 52 Week Highs and Lows

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Stocks trading at or near 52-week highs and lows provide excellent trading opportunities, as volatility tends to increase at such levels.

The following stocks hit new 52-week highs in Monday's trading session (listed from highest total volume to lowest):

1) BioSante Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BPAX): Shares of BioSante hit a 52-week high of $3.84 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.62. The year-to-date performance of BioSante has been a gain of 198%.

2) Arch Chemicals (NYSE: ARJ): Shares of Arch Chemicals hit a 52-week high of $47.75 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $47.37. The year-to-date performance of Arch Chemicals has been a gain of 25.6%.

3) Coffee Holding (NASDAQ: JVA): Shares of Coffee Holding hit a 52-week high of $30.98 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $29.35. The year-to-date performance of Coffee Holding has been a gain of 693%.

4) Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN): Shares of Hansen Medical hit a 52-week high of $4.84 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.75. The year-to-date performance of Hansen Medical has been a gain of 218%.

5) Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA): Shares of Ariad hit a 52-week high of $12.48 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.20. The year-to-date performance of Ariad has been a gain of 139.2%.

6) VirnetX Holding (NYSE: VHC): Shares of VirnetX hit a 52-week high of $40.30 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $39.88. The year-to-date performance of VirnetX has been a gain of 168.5%.

7) Adventrx Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: ANX): Shares of Adventrx hit a 52-week high of $3.86 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.80. The year-to-date performance of Adventrx has been a gain of 45.6%.

8) Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ: GENE): Shares of Genetic Technologies hit a 52-week high of $10.75 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $10.30. The year-to-date performance of Genetic Technologies has been a gain of 881%.

9) Advance America, Cash Advance Centers (NYSE: AEA): Shares of Advance America hit a 52-week high of $8.44 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.14. The year-to-date performance of Advance America, Cash Advance Centers has been a gain of 47.5%.

10) Mueller Industries (NYSE: MLI): Shares of Mueller Industries hit a 52-week high of $45.03 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $44.95. The year-to-date performance of Mueller Industries has been a gain of 38.3%.

11) Adolor (NASDAQ: ADLR): Shares of Adolor hit a 52-week high of $2.83 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.75. The year-to-date performance of Adolor has been a gain of 127.3%.

12) Esterline Technologies (NYSE: ESL): Shares of Esterline hit a 52-week high of $82.09 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $81.96. The year-to-date performance of Esterline Technologies has been a gain of 19.5%.

13) EasyLink Services International (NASDAQ: ESIC): Shares of EasyLink hit a 52-week high of $6.23 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.17. The year-to-date performance of EasyLink has been a gain of 49.7%.

14) ImmunoGen (NASDAQ: IMGN): Shares of ImmunoGen hit a 52-week high of $14.35 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $14.32. The year-to-date performance of ImmunoGen has been a gain of 54.6%.

15) Actuate (NASDAQ: BIRT): Shares of Actuate hit a 52-week high of $6.57 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.49. The year-to-date performance of Actuate has been a gain of 13.8%.

16) Uroplasty (NASDAQ: UPI): Shares of Uroplasty hit a 52-week high of $8.99 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.93. The year-to-date performance of Uroplasty has been a gain of 121.5%.

17) WD-40 (NASDAQ: WDFC): Shares of WD-40 hit a 52-week high of $45.31 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $44.87. The year-to-date performance of WD-40 has been a gain of 12.9%.

The following stocks hit new 52-week lows in Monday's trading session (listed from highest total volume to lowest):

1) Bank Of America (NYSE: BAC): Shares of Bank Of America hit a 52-week low of $10.30 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $10.35. The year-to-date performance of Bank of America has been a loss of 22.3%.

2) Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS): Shares of Morgan Stanley hit a 52-week low of $21.50 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $21.58. The year-to-date performance of Morgan Stanley has been a loss of 20.5%.

3) Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK): Shares of Eastman Kodak hit a 52-week low of $2.71 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.72. The year-to-date performance of Eastman Kodak has been a loss of 49.2%.

4) Forest Oil (NYSE: FST): Shares of Forest Oil hit a 52-week low of $22.48 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $22.81. The year-to-date performance of Forest Oil has been a loss of 40%.

5) Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS): Shares of Barclays hit a 52-week low of $14.81 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $14.98. The year-to-date performance of Barclays has been a loss of 8.2%.

6) MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR): Shares of MEMC Electronic hit a 52-week low of $7.70 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $7.72. The year-to-date performance of MEMC has been a loss of 31.4%.

7) VimpelCom (NYSE: VIP): Shares of VimpelCom hit a 52-week low of $12.26 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.44. The year-to-date performance of VimpelCom has been a loss of 15.2%.

8) Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE: MMI): Shares of Motorola Mobility hit a 52-week low of $20.82 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $21.04. The year-to-date performance of Motorola Mobility has been a loss of 36%.

9) Gafisa S.A. (NYSE: GFA): Shares of Gafisa hit a 52-week low of $8.39 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.40. The year-to-date performance of Gafisa has been a loss of 40.8%.

10) Comerica (NYSE: CMA): Shares of Comerica hit a 52-week low of $32.89 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $33.01. The year-to-date performance of Comerica has been a loss of 21.6%.

11) Cree (NASDAQ: CREE): Shares of Cree hit a 52-week low of $31.11 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.25. The year-to-date performance of Cree has been a loss of 52.6%.

12) Frontline (NYSE: FRO): Shares of Frontline hit a 52-week low of $12.38 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.40. The year-to-date performance of Frontline has been a loss of 50.6%.

13) Fibria Celulose S.A. (NYSE: FBR): Shares of Fibria Celulose hit a 52-week low of $12.20 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.29. The year-to-date performance of Fibria has been a loss of 21.4%.

14) AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO): Shares of AU Optronics hit a 52-week low of $6.14 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.17. The year-to-date performance of AU Optronics has been a loss of 39%.

15) Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW): Shares of Shaw hit a 52-week low of $26.85 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.95. The year-to-date performance of Shaw has been a loss of 21.3%.

16) Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL): Shares of Lumber Liquidators hit a 52-week low of $17.84 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $17.96. The year-to-date performance of Lumber Liquidators has been a loss of 28%.

17) Exterran Holdings (NYSE: EXH): Shares of Exterran Holdings hit a 52-week low of $18.59 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $18.90. The year-to-date performance of Exterran has been a loss of 21%.

18) KBW (NYSE: KBW): Shares of KBW hit a 52-week low of $17.88 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $17.99. The year-to-date performance of KBW has been a loss of 35.3%.

19) Baltic Trading (NYSE: BALT): Shares of Baltic Trading hit a 52-week low of 5.26 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.29. The year-to-date performance of Baltic Trading has been a loss of 46.8%.

20) Media General (NYSE: MEG): Shares of Media General hit a 52-week low of $3.06 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.11. The year-to-date performance of Media General has been a loss of 46.2%.

21) Smart Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT): Shares of Smart Technologies hit a 52-week low of $5.25 in Monday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.27. The year-to-date performance of Smart Technologies has been a loss of 44.2%.

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