Stocks Hitting 52 wk Highs: Barrick Gold (ABX), Align Technology (ALGN), Qihoo 360 (QIHU), Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ)

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Shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) hit a new 52-week high on Friday, printing the tape at $14.80. That’s a 150.42% rise, or $8.89 per share, from the 52-week low of $5.91 set in Sept. 23, 2015.

The stock closed at $13.91 at the end of Thursday’s trading session, printing a one-year return of 15.81% and year-to-date return of around 89%.

Shares of Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) gained 1.15% to hit a new 52-week high of $70.24 on Friday on normal average daily volume. Three hours into the session, more than 255K shares of the stock have changed hands, compared to the average of 679K shares for a full session over the past 3-months.

Stock reaction: ALGN shares have performed well over the last year, rising 21.50%. The company’s stock is up nearly 36% from the 52-week-low of $51.65 it reached on April 8, 2015.

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (QIHU) climbed to a 52-week high of $75.08 on Friday. The move comes on a strong volume too with the issue currently trading more than 1.7 million shares, compared to the average daily volume of 1.63 million shares.

Shares of QIHU rose to $74.92 in midday trading. The 52-week range for the stock is now $41.64 to $75.08. Shares of the 9.24 billion market cap company have risen 62.17% year-over-year and 2.75% year-to-date.

Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ) shares hit one-year high of $65.49 in today’s trading session. The stock has risen 30.02% this year and is continuing its upward trend.

More than 412K shares have changed hands, compare to the average volume of 1.40 million.

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