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NYSE:WLP): Up 3.52% to $75.54. WellPoint Inc. is a health benefits company. The Company provides health benefits, dental and vision benefits, pharmacy benefits, life insurance, and life and disability insurance benefits. WellPoint operations include Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Wellpoint Earnings Cheat Sheet: Positive Profits to Start 2011>>

NYSE:BX): Up 0.15% to $19.49. The Blackstone Group LP is a global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. The firm&8217;s asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate funds, mezzanine funds, proprietary hedge funds and closed-end mutual funds. Blackstone also provides M&A and reorganization advisory, as well as private placement services.

NYSE:TMO): Up 2.96% to $59.80. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. manuctures scientific instruments, consumables, and chemicals. The Company offers analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables, reagents, chemicals, and supplies to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions, and government agencies. Thermo Fisher Scientific Earnings Cheat Sheet: Solid First Quarter Performance>>

NYSE:PSA): Up 0.98% to $116.58. Public Storage is a real estate investment trust. The trust&8217;s principal business activities include the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage cilities in the United States. Public Storage also own an equity interest in an owner and operator of self-storage cilities in Europe.

NASDAQ:ADP): Up 0.85% to $54.28. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is a global provider of business outsourcing solutions. The Company&8217;s services include a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions. Automatic Data also provides solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers.

NYSE:VNO): Up 0.94% to $95.17. Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. The trust owns, manages and leases office properties in New York City, Washington, DC, and California. The Company also owns retail properties Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.


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NYSE:CMI): Up 2.31% to $119.08. Cummins Inc. designs, manuctures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines. The Company also manuctures electric power generation systems and engine-related component products, including filtration and exhaust aftertreatment, fuel systems, controls, and air handling systems. Cummins Earnings: Easily Beats Estimates, Sales Shoot Up 55%>>

NYSE:RAI): Up 1.29% to $36.89. Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manuctures tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Company&8217;s subsidiary sells its products in the United States and its territories.

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NYSE:CB): Up 1.86% to $64.23. The Chubb Corporation, a holding company, offers property and casualty insurance, which includes personal, standard commercial and specialty commercial insurance. The Company provides insurance coverage principally in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Latin America and Asia.

NYSE:K): Up 1.04% to $56.34. Kellogg Company manuctures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and other convenience foods. The Company&8217;s products include cereals, cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. Kellogg markets its products in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world.

NYSE:WMB): Up 0.58% to $32.74. The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company&8217;s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.

NYSE:WM): Up 0.84% to $39.46. Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services including collection, transfer, recycling, resource recovery and disposal services, and operates waste-to-energy cilities. The Company serves municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America.

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NYSE:TMX): Up 1.6% to $19.06. Telefonos de Mexico SAB de CV (Telmex) provides local and long-distance telephone services, and Internet and broadband access, throughout Mexico. The Company also offers other telecommunications and related services such as directory assistance, data transmission, and paging.

NYSE:PCP): Up 0.64% to $151.77. Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manucturer of complex metal components and products. The Company manuctures large, complex structural investment castings and airfoil castings used in jet aircraft engines. Precision has also expanded into the industrial gas turbine, industrial metal working tools and machines, and other metal products markets.

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NYSE:TRV): Up 1.4% to $62.25. The Travelers Companies, Inc. provides commercial property casualty insurance and asset management services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals. The Company underwrites homeowners and auto insurance through independent agents. The Travelers Companies Earnings Cheat Sheet: A Very Profitable Quarter>>

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NYSE:SE): Up 1.41% to $28.79. Spectra Energy Corporation transmits, stores, distributes, gathers, and processes natural gas. The Company provides transportation and storage of natural gas to customers in various regions of the northeastern and southeastern United States, the Maritime Provinces in Canada and the Pacific Northwest in the United States and Canada, and the province of Ontario, Canada.

NYSE:BT): Up 1.43% to $32.56. BT Group plc provides telecommunications services. The Company provides local and long-distance telephone call products and services in the UK, international telephone calls to and from the UK, broadband network solutions and web hosting to corporate customers, network ADSL, ISDN, and IP services to communication companies and narrowband and broadband internet access and related services.

NASDAQ:SHPGY): Up 1.83% to $94.61. Shire PLC markets, licenses and develops prescription medicines. The Group focuses its operations on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, human genetic therapies, gastrointestinal, and renal diseases.

NYSE:GIS): Up 0.1% to $38.53. General Mills, Inc. manuctures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.

NYSE:TWC): Up 0.47% to $75.31. Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.

Here are the top stocks, with a market cap greater than $10 billion, that hit 52-week highs in todays trading:

NYSE:COF): Up 1.52% to $55.44. Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified bank. The Bank, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients both domestically and internationally. Capital One has bank locations in Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Capital One Financial Earnings: The Great Recession Came to an End in the First Quarter>>

NYSE:BDX): Up 0.72% to $85.50. Becton, Dickinson and Company manuctures and sells a variety of medical supplies and devices and diagnostic systems. The Company&8217;s products are used by health care professionals, medical research institutions, and the general public. Becton&8217;s products are marketed worldwide.

NYSE:MCK): Up 0.91% to $84.21. McKesson Corporation distributes pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical supplies, and and health and beauty care products throughout North America. The Company also develops, implements, and supports software that cilitates the integration of data throughout the health enterprise. In addition, McKesson offers analytic, care management, and patient solutions for payers.

NYSE:FMS): Up 1.02% to $76.53. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA offers kidney dialysis services and manuctures and distributes equipment and products used in the treatment of dialysis patients. The Company also offers clinical laboratory testing and diagnostic testing services and provides home infusion, respiratory therapy, ultrasound, and echo-cardiography. Fresenius operates worldwide.

NYSE:EQR): Up 0.22% to $59.26. Equity Residential is a real estate investment trust. The trust acquires, develops, and manages apartment complexes in the United States. Equity Residential Earnings Cheat Sheet: Fundamentals Improving>>

NYSE:LYB): Down 0.21% to $43.70. LyondellBasell Industries NV is a manucturing company. The Company produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. LyondellBasell Industries operates globally and is headquartered in the Netherlands.

NYSE:ENB): Up 1.39% to $65.60. Enbridge Inc. provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally. The Company operates a crude oil and liquids pipeline system, is involved in international energy projects, and is involved in natural gas transmission and midstream businesses. Enbridge also distributes natural gas and electricity, and provides retail energy products.

NYSE:COV): Up 1.6% to $56.50. Covidien PLC is a global healthcare products company. The Company develops, manuctures and distributes a diverse range of medical devices and supplies, diagnostics imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings. Covidien Earnings: Medical Devices Flying Off the Shelves>>

south eastern health trustNYSE:DUK): Up 0.27% to $18.54. Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America.

NYSE:AGN): Down 0.04% to $79.36. Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company that discovers, develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. The Company develops products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological and other specialty markets in countries around the world.

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