Not even a flurry of positive economic data could boost stocks on Thursday morning, with the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all in negative territory.
Pending home sales came in higher than expected, the Institute for Supply Management-Chicago showed jumps in employment and new orders, and weekly jobless claims feel to their lowest point in 29 months. Still, investors seemed unenthused, as the Naz and S&P struggled to stay flat and the Dow was off about 13 points.
But there were some stocks hitting new highs on Thursday despite the lackluster action. Here are the top six:
The oil-and-gas outfit is at levels not seen since July 2008, with the share price on Thursday up whopping 6 percent.
Pioneer Natural Resources
PXD is at its all-time high on this penultimate trading day of 2010.
Citigroup has named Amazon.com one of its top large-cap Internet picks for the coming year.
The oil-services company has climbed the highest it's been since October 2008.
Devon Energy wasn't too far behind Baker Hughes, registering its best share price since November 2008.
This telco is seeing action similar to BHI and Citi, with its stock the highest it has been since October 2008.
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