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Stocks to Watch for Monday 8/01/2011: 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 and exit/entry points become more clearly defined.

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

1) Allied Healthcare International (NASDAQ: AHCI): Shares of Allied Healthcare hit a 52-week high of $3.85 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.82. The year-to-date performance of Allied Healthcare has been a gain of 51.5%.

2) Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE): Shares of Expedia hit a 52-week high of $32.89 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.69. The year-to-date performance of Expedia has been a gain of 27.1%.

3) Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX): Shares of Crocs hit a 52-week high of $31.70 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.33. The year-to-date performance of Crocs has been a gain of 83%.

4) Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN): Shares of Cerner hit a 52-week high of $68.12 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $66.49. The year-to-date performance of Cerner has been a gain of 40.3%.

5) Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK): Shares of Deckers hit a 52-week high of $99.48 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $99.25. The year-to-date performance of Deckers has been a gain of 24.5%.

6) Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ): Shares of Jazz hit a 52-week high of $41.76 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $40.47. The year-to-date performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals has been a gain of 105.5%.

7) True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG): Shares of True Religion hit a 52-week high of $34.53 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $33.69. The year-to-date performance of True Religion has been a gain of 51.3%.

8) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN): Shares of BioMarin hit a 52-week high of $31.23 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.23. The year-to-date performance of BioMarin has been a gain of 16%.

9) Zoll Medical (NASDAQ: ZOLL): Shares of Zoll hit a 52-week high of $70.26 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $69.66. The year-to-date performance of Zoll has been a gain of 87.1%.

10) EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EVEP): Shares of EV Energy hit a 52-week high of $73.37 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $70.49. The year-to-date performance of EV has been a gain of 82%.

11) Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI): Shares of Triumph hit a 52-week high of $54.42 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $53.84. The year-to-date performance of Triumph has been a gain of 20.5%.

12) Colfax (NYSE: CFX): Shares of Colfax hit a 52-week high of $27.81 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $27.07. The year-to-date performance of Colfax has been a gain of 47%.

13) Metropolitan Health Networks (NYSE: MDF): Shares of Metropolitan Health hit a 52-week high of $5.75 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.66. The year-to-date performance of Metropolitan Health Networks has been a gain of 119%.

14) Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP): Shares of Stamps.com hit a 52-week high of $16.75 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $16.75. The year-to-date performance of Stamps.com has been a gain of 26.4%.

15) Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU): Shares of Changyou.com hit a 52-week high of $52.00 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $51.83. The year-to-date performance of Changyou.com has been a gain of 57.8%.

16) Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY): Shares of Teledyne hit a 52-week high of $55.00 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $54.23. The year-to-date performance of Teledyne has been a gain of 23.3%.

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

1) Chimera Investment (NYSE: CIM): Shares of Chimera hit a 52-week low of $2.62 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.08. The year-to-date performance of Chimera has been a loss of 19.6%.

2) Stec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC): Shares of Stec hit a 52-week low of $9.75 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $10.17. The year-to-date performance of Stec has been a loss of 42.4%.

3) Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR): Shares of Juniper hit a 52-week low of $23.14 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $23.39. The year-to-date performance of Juniper has been a loss of 36.6%.

4) Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM): Shares of Research In Motion hit a 52-week low of $24.81 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $25.00. The year-to-date performance of RIMM has been a loss of 57%.

5) Waste Management (NYSE: WM): Shares of Waste Management hit a 52-week low of $31.49 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.49. The year-to-date performance of Waste Management has been a loss of 14.6%.

6) General Motors (NYSE: GM): Shares of General Motors hit a 52-week low of $27.81 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $27.68. The year-to-date performance of General Motors has been a loss of 24.9%.

7) Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE: GOL): Shares of Gol Linhas hit a 52-week low of $7.73 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $7.76. The year-to-date performance of Gol Linas has been a loss of 49.1%.

8) Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT): Shares of Vistaprint hit a 52-week low of $26.26 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.70. The year-to-date performance of Vistaprint has been a loss of 42%.

9) Best Buy (NYSE: BBY): Shares of Best Buy hit a 52-week low of $27.25 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $27.60. The year-to-date performance of Best Buy has been a loss of 18.7%.

10) RealD (NYSE: RLD): Shares of RealD hit a 52-week low of $14.50 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $15.48. The year-to-date performance of RealD has been a loss of 40.3%.

11) Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ: AMCC): Shares of Applied Micro hit a 52-week low of $6.02 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.31. The year-to-date performance of Applied Micro has been a loss of 40.1%.

12) Standard Pacific (NYSE: SPF): Shares of Standard Pacific hit a 52-week low of $2.85 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.86. The year-to-date performance of Standard has been a loss of 37.8%.

13) Hatteras Financial (NYSE: HTS): Shares of Hatteras hit a 52-week low of $23.80 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.82. The year-to-date performance of Hatteras has been a loss of 5.5%.

14) KB Home (NYSE: KBH): Shares of KB Home hit a 52-week low of $8.35 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.49. The year-to-date performance of KB has been a loss of 36.7%.

15) Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH): Shares of Beazer Homes hit a 52-week low of $2.82 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.90. The year-to-date performance of Beazer has been a loss of 46.2%.

16) Radian Group (NYSE: RDN): Shares of Radian hit a 52-week low of $3.10 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.17. The year-to-date performance of Radian has been a loss of 60.7%.

17) AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO): Shares of AU hit a 52-week low of $5.47 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.51. The year-to-date performance of AU Optronics has been a loss of 45.9%.

18) Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI): Shares of Owens-Illinois hit a 52-week low of $23.06 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $23.17. The year-to-date performance of Owens-Illinois has been a loss of 24.5%.

19) HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA): Shares of HCA hit a 52-week low of $26.50 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.68. The year-to-date performance of HCA has been a loss of 14%.

20) New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYB): Shares of New York Community hit a 52-week low of $13.40 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $13.53. The year-to-date performance of New York Community Bancorp has been a loss of 27.1%.

21) Digital River (NASDAQ: DRIV): Shares of Digital River hit a 52-week low of $24.60 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $25.50. The year-to-date performance of Digital River has been a loss of 25.9%.

22) Old Republic International (NYSE: ORI): Shares of Old Republic hit a 52-week low of $10.37 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $10.44. The year-to-date performance of Old Republic has been a loss of 21.2%.

23) LG Display (NYSE: LPL): Shares of LG hit a 52-week low of $12.45 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.84. The year-to-date performance of LG Display has been a loss of 27.6%.

24) Veolia Environment S.A. (NYSE: VE): Shares of Veolia hit a 52-week low of $22.15 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $22.39. The year-to-date performance of Veolia has been a loss of 19.3%.

25) Oclaro (NASDAQ: OCLR): Shares of Oclaro hit a 52-week low of $4.66 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.70. The year-to-date performance of Oclaro has been a loss of 64.2%.

26) Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO): Shares of Aeropostale hit a 52-week low of $16.82 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $16.85. The year-to-date performance of Aeropostale has been a loss of 31.6%.

27) Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC): Shares of Computer Sciences hit a 52-week low of $24.89 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $35.28. The year-to-date performance of Computer Sciences has been a loss of 28.2%.

28) Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR): Shares of Whirlpool hit a 52-week low of $67.77 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $69.23. The year-to-date performance of Whirlpool has been a loss of 21.1%.

29) Unisys (NYSE: UIS): Shares of Unisys hit a 52-week low of $20.59 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $20.77. The year-to-date performance of Unisys has been a loss of 19.8%.

30) TrustCo Bank Corp. NY (NASDAQ: TRST): Shares of TrustCo hit a 52-week low of $4.60 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.62. The year-to-date performance of TrustCo has been a loss of 25.5%.

31) Harris (NYSE: HRS): Shares of Harris hit a 52-week low of $39.60 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $39.87. The year-to-date performance of Harris has been a loss of 11%.

32) Delcath Systems (NASDAQ: DCTH): Shares of Delcath hit a 52-week low of $4.40 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.45. The year-to-date performance of Delcath has been a loss of 54.6%.

33) Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK): Shares of Alaska Communications hit a 52-week low of $6.85 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at 47.23. The year-to-date performance of Alaska Communications has been a loss of 31.9%.

34) P.F. Chang's China Bistro (NASDAQ: PFCB): Shares of P.F. Chang's hit a 52-week low of $32.48 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $32.93. The year-to-date performance of P.F. Chang's has been a loss of 31.2%.

35) Motricity (NASDAQ: MOTR): Shares of Motricity hit a 52-week low of $5.92 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.94. The year-to-date performance of Motricity has been a loss of 68%.

36) AOL (NYSE: AOL): Shares of AOL hit a 52-week low of $17.12 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $17.18. The year-to-date performance of AOL has been a loss of 27.5%.

37) support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT): Shares of support.com hit a 52-week low of $3.20 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.22. The year-to-date performance of support.com has been a loss of 50.3%.

38) Inergy (NYSE: NRGY): Shares of Inergy hit a 52-week low of $31.56 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $31.62. The year-to-date performance of Inergy has been a loss of 17.9%.

39) Wipro (NYSE: WIT): Shares of Wipro hit a 52-week low of $11.70 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.88. The year-to-date performance of Wipro has been a loss of 22.6%.

40) Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ: AEIS): Shares of Advanced Energy hit a 52-week low of $10.57 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $10.61. The year-to-date performance of Advanced Energy Industries has been a loss of 22.2%.

41) Alliancebernstein (NYSE: AB): Shares of Alliancebernstein hit a 52-week low of $16.40 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $17.00. The year-to-date performance of Alliancebernstein has been a loss of 24.3%.

42) Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Divers (NYSE: ETJ): Shares of Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Divers hit a 52-week low of $11.38 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.49. The year-to-date performance of Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Divers has been a loss of 6.6%.

43) Greenhill (NYSE: GHL): Shares of Greenhill hit a 52-week low of $43.79 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $44.04. The year-to-date performance of Greenhill has been a loss of 45.6%.

44) M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE: MDC): Shares of M.D.C. hit a 52-week low of $22.50 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $22.61. The year-to-date performance of M.D.C. has been a loss of 20.7%.

45) O2Micro International (NASDAQ: OIIM): Shares of O2Micro hit a 52-week low of $4.96 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.08. The year-to-date performance of O2Micro has been a loss of 17.8%.

46) Telephone & Data Systems (NYSE: TDS): Shares of Telephone & Data Systems hit a 52-week low of $28.12 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $28.36. The year-to-date performance of Telephone & Data Systems has been a loss of 21.8%.

47) Blackrock Enhanced Divided Achievers Trust (NYSE: BDJ): Shares of Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust hit a 52-week low of $7.56 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $7.62. The year-to-date performance of Blackrock Enhanced Divided Achievers Trust has been a loss of 7.9%.

48) Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: OKSB): Shares of Southwest hit a 52-week low of $6.15 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.20. The year-to-date performance of Southwest Bancorp has been a loss of 50%.

49) Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU): Shares of Meru hit a 52-week low of $8.19 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.59. The year-to-date performance of Meru has been a loss of 44.3%.

50) Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II (NYSE: EOS): Shares of Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II hit a 52-week low of $11.07 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.29. The year-to-date performance of Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II has been a loss of 3.2%.

51) Dynex Capital (NYSE: DX): Shares of Dynex hit a 52-week low of $9.01 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $9.10. The year-to-date performance of Dynex has been a loss of 12%.

52) Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (NYSE: ETV): Shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities hit a 52-week low of $12.16 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.31. The year-to-date performance of Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities has been a loss of 1%.

53) National CineMedia (NASDAQ: NCMI): Shares of National CineMedia hit a 52-week low of $14.55 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $14.73. The year-to-date performance of National CineMedia has been a loss of 24.3%.

54) HNI (NYSE: HNI): Shares of HNI hit a 52-week low of $20.30 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $20.91. The year-to-date performance of HNI has been a loss of 31.9%.

55) Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP): Shares of Checkpoint hit a 52-week low of $15.66 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $15.70. The year-to-date performance of Checkpoint Systems has been a loss of 23.6%.

56) Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE: EOI): Shares of Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund hit a 52-week low of $11.27 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.42. The year-to-date performance of Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund has been a loss of 5.5%.

57) North American Energy Partners (NYSE: NOA): Shares of North American Energy Partners hit a 52-week low of $5.95 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.08. The year-to-date performance of North American Energy has been a loss of 50.4%.

58) PartnerRe (NYSE: PRE): Shares of PartnerRe hit a 52-week low of $66.44 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $66.82. The year-to-date performance of PartnerRe has been a loss of 15.6%.

59) Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ: FSYS): Shares of Fuel Systems hit a 52-week low of $21.11 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $21.24. The year-to-date performance of Fuel Systems Solutions has been a loss of 27.7%.

60) Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY): Shares of Cbeyond hit a 52-week low of $11.11 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.23. The year-to-date performance of Cbeyond has been a loss of 26.5%.

61) Ballantyne Strong (NYSE: BTN): Shares of Ballantyne hit a 52-weel low of $3.80 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.82. The year-to-date performance of Ballantyne has been a loss of 50.8%.

62) Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH): Shares of Choice Hotels hit a 52-week low of $30.20 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $30.49. The year-to-date performance of Choice Hotels has been a loss of 19.5%.

63) Zillow (NASDAQ: Z): Shares of Zillow hit a 52-week low of $30.90 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $32.22. The year-to-date performance of Zillow has been a loss of 9.9%.

64) China Digital TV Holding (NYSE: STV): Shares of China Digital hit a 52-week low of $4.71 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.81. The year-to-date performance of China Digital has been a loss of 25.1%.

65) Mercury General (NYSE: MCY): Shares of Mercury hit a 52-week low of $36.75 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $37.14. The year-to-date performance of Mercury General has been a loss of 10.9%.

66) Sealy Corp. (NYSE: ZZ): Shares of Sealy hit a 52-week low of $2.18 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.19. The year-to-date performance of Sealy has been a loss of 25%.

67) FBR Capital Markets (NASDAQ: FBCM): Shares of FBR hit a 52-week low of $2.91 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.91. The year-to-date performance of FBR Capital has been a loss of 23.8%.

68) Griffin (NYSE: GFF): Shares of Griffin hit a 52-week low of $9.37 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $9.45. The year-to-date performance of Griffin has been a loss of 25.8%.

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