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

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 Friday's trading session (listed from highest total volume to lowest):

1) Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL): Shares of Melco Crown hit a 52-week high of $14.19 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $13.98. The year-to-date performance of Melco Crown has been a gain of 119.8%.

2) Western Refining (NYSE: WNR): Shares of Western Refining hit a 52-week high of $20.67 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $20.61. The year-to-date performance of Western Refining has been a gain of 94.8%.

3) BioSante Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BPAX): Shares of BioSante Pharmaceuticals hit a 52-week high of $3.62 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.60. The year-to-date performance of BioSante has been a gain of 199.5%.

4) Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN): Shares of Hansen Medical hit a 52-week high of $4.70 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.59. The year-to-date performance of Hansen has been a gain of 208%.

5) DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV): Shares of DIRECTV hit a 52-week high of $53.14 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $53.08. The year-to-date performance of DIRECTV has been a gain of 32.9%.

6) Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS): Shares of Electronic Arts hit a 52-week high of $25.05 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $25.05. The year-to-date performance of Electronic Arts has been a gain of 52.9%.

7) Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN): Shares of Amazon hit a 52-week high of $218.32 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $218.28. The year-to-date performance of Amazon has been a gain of 20.6%.

8) National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM): Shares of National Semiconductor hit a 52-week high of $24.80 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $24.78. The year-to-date performance of National Semiconductor has been a gain of 81.4%.

9) Coffee Holding (NASDAQ: JVA): Shares of Coffee Holding hit a 52-week high of $26.82 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.75. The year-to-date performance of Coffee Holding has been a gain of 622.9%.

10) Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE): Shares of Expedia hit a 52-week high of $30.68 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $30.68. The year-to-date performance of Expedia has been a gain of 23%.

11) Adventrx (NYSE: ANX): Shares of Adventrx hit a 52-week high of $3.65 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.56. The year-to-date performance of Adventrx has been a gain of 36%.

12) VirnetX (NYSE: VHC): Shares of Virnetx hit a 52-week high of $39.53 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $38.89. The year-to-date performance of VirnetX has been a gain of 161.9%.

13) Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA): Shares of Ariad hit a 52-week high of $12.18 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $12.16. The year-to-date performance of Ariad has been a gain of 138.4%.

14) Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN): Shares of Wynn hit a 52-week high of $161.74 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $161.15. The year-to-date performance of Wynn has been a gain of 55.7%.

15) GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK): Shares of GlaxoSmithKline hit a 52-week high of $44.42 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $44.21. The year-to-date performance of GlaxoSmithKline has been a gain of 15.9%.

16) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR): Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters hit a 52-week high of $96.91 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $96.20. The year-to-date performance of Green Mountain Coffee has been a gain of 192.7%.

17) Ball (NYSE: BLL): Shares of Ball hit a 52-week high of $40.56 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $40.36. The year-to-date performance of Ball has been a gain of 18.8%.

18) Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS): Shares of Alkermes hit a 52-week high of $20.00 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $19.52. The year-to-date performance of Alkermes has been a gain of 58.9%.

19) Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ: PCYC): Shares of Pharmacyclics hit a 52-week high of $11.60 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $11.54. The year-to-date performance of Pharmacyclics has been a gain of 89.8%.

20) Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK): Shares of Qlik hit a 52-week high of $35.62 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $35.43. The year-to-date performance of Qlik has been a gain of 36.9%.

21) Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP): Shares of Check Point Software hit a 52-week high of $58.57 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $58.44. The year-to-date performance of Check Point has been a gain of 26.3%.

22) Express-1 Expedited Solutions (NYSE: XPO): Shares of Express-1 hit a 52-week high of $3.95 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.78. The year-to-date performance of Express-1 has been a gain of 47.6%.

23) Golar LNG (NASDAQ: GLNG): Shares of Golar hit a 52-week high of $39.90 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $38.98. The year-to-date performance of Golar has been a gain of 165%.

24) 8x8 (NASDAQ: EGHT): Shares of 8x8 hit a 52-week high of $5.25 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.21. The year-to-date performance of 8x8 has been a gain of 118.9%.

25) Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS): Shares of Nu Skin hit a 52-week high of $39.93 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $39.74. The year-to-date performance of Nu Skin has been a gain of 32.3%.

26) Adolor (NASDAQ: ADLR): Shares of Adolor hit a 52-week high of $2.65 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $2.63. The year-to-date performance of Adolor has been a gain of 117.3%.

27) Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS): Shares of Basic Energy hit a 52-week high of $36.15 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $35.84. The year-to-date performance of Basic Energy has been a gain of 117.4%.

28) Medicis Pharmaceutical (NYSE: MRX): Shares of Medicis hit a 52-week high of $40.05 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $40.01. The year-to-date performance of Medicis has been a gain of 49.7%.

29) Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA): Shares of Ariba hit a 52-week high of $36.81 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $36.72. The year-to-date performance of Ariba has been a gain of 56.3%.

30) Walter Investment Management (NYSE: WAC): Shares of Walter Investment hit a 52-week high of $24.99 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $24.30. The year-to-date performance of Walter Investment has been a gain of 35.4%.

31) ImmunoGen (NASDAQ: IMGN): Shares of ImmunoGen hit a 52-week high of $14.25 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $14.15. The year-to-date performance of ImmunoGen has been a gain of 52.8%.

32) ExamWorks (NYSE: EXAM): Shares of ExamWorks hit a 52-week high of $26.47 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $26.39. The year-to-date performance of ExamWorks has been a gain of 42.8%.

33) Advance America, Cash Advance Centers (NYSE: AEA): Shares of Advance America hit a 52-week high of $8.05 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.03. The year-to-date performance of Advance America has been a gain of 45.5%.

34) The Spectranetics (NASDAQ: SPNC): Shares of Spectranetics hit a 52-week high of $6.80 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.73. The year-to—date performance of Spectranetics has been a gain of 30.4%.

35) Actuate (NASDAQ: BIRT): Shares of Actuate hit a 52-week high of $6.36 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.35. The year-to-date performance of Actuate has been a gain of 11.4%.

36) Caliper Life Sciences (NASDAQ: CALP): Shares of Caliper Life hit a 52-week high of $8.46 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.44. The year-to-date performance of Caliper has been a gain of 33%.

37) CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN): Shares of CVR hit a 52-week high of $24.01 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $24.00. The year-to-date performance of CVR has been a gain of 36.7%.

38) WD-40 (NASDAQ: WDFC): Shares of WD-40 hit a 52-week high of $44.58 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $44.43. The year-to-date performance of WD-40 has been a gain of 11.8%.

39) Copa Holdings (NYSE: CPA): Shares of Copa hit a 52-week high of $70.49 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $70.41. The year-to-date performance of Cop has been a gain of 23%.

40) Revlon (NYSE: REV): Shares of Revlon hit a 52-week high of $18.82 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $18.74. The year-to-date performance of Revlon has been a gain of 90.4%.

41) Prestige Brand (NYSE: PBH): Shares of Prestige hit a 52-week high of $13.30 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $13.27. The year-to-date performance of Prestige has been a gain of 11%.

42) Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR): Shares of Immersion hit a 52-week high of $9.23 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $9.22. The year-to-date performance of Immersion has been a gain of 37.4%.

43) Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA): Shares of Mid-America hit a 52-week high of $71.24 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $71.14. The year-to-date performance of Mid-America has been a gain of 14.8%.

44) British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI): Shares of British American hit a 52-week high of $92.09 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $91.79. The year-to-date performance of British American has been a gain of 22%.

45) Delek US Holding (NYSE: DK): Shares of Delek hit a 52-week high of $16.57 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $16.34. The year-to-date performance of Delek has been a gain of 125.6%.

46) Intersections (NASDAQ: INTX): Shares of Intersections hit a 52-week high of $21.78 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $21.65. The year-to-date performance of Intersections has been a gain of 112%.

47) Uroplasty (NASDAQ: UPI): Shares of Uroplasty hit a 52-week high of $8.90 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.85. The year-to-date performance of Uroplasty has been a gain of 119.6%.

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

1) Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE: MMI): Shares of Motorola Mobility hit a 52-week low of $21.47 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $21.64. The year-to-date performance of Motorola Mobility has been a loss of 34.7%.

2) Forest Oil (NYSE: FST): Shares of Forest Oil hit a 52-week low of $23.60 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $23.74. The year-to-date performance of Forest Oil has been a loss of 37.4%.

3) Gafisa (NYSE: GFA): Shares of Gafisa hit a 52-week low of $8.78 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $8.88. The year-to-date performance of Gafisa has been a loss of 37.4%.

4) AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO): Shares of AU Optronics hit a 52-week low of $6.28 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $6.37. The year-to-date performance of AU Optronics has been a loss of 37.5%.

5) Frontline (NYSE: FRO): Shares of Frontline hit a 52-week low of $13.30 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $13.33. The year-to-date performance of Frontline has been a loss of 47%.

6) Ballantyne Strong (NYSE: BTN): Shares of Ballantyne Strong hit a 52-week low of $4.47 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $4.49. The year-to-date performance of Ballantyne has been a loss of 42.2%.

7) Media General (NYSE: MEG): Shares of Media General hit a 52-week low of $3.13 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $3.25. The year-to-date performance of Media General has been a loss of 43.7%.

8) Portugal Telecom SGPS (NYSE: PT): Shares of Portugal Telecom hit a 52-week low of $9.34 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $9.39. The year-to-date performance of Portugal Telecom has been a loss of 11.5%.

9) Smart Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT): Shares of Smart Technologies hit a 52-week low of $5.46 in Friday's trading session. The stock closed at $5.49. The year-to-date performance of Smart Technologies has been a loss of 41.8%.

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