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Sign of the Times: 22% of the S&P 500 at New Multi-Year Highs

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The S&P 500 closed at its highest level since December 2007, a day after the Federal Reserve’s decision to embark on another round of monetary stimulus.

Within the index , about 110 stocks or 22 percent of its components traded at new 52-week highs. That's the highest number of new highs since December 2010.

Indeed, 6 out of ten S&P sectors reached new multi-year highs on Friday: Energy, Materials, Financials, Industrials, Technology and Consumer Discretionary (Telecom and Healthcare stocks hit new multi-year highs on Thursday).

Companies such as Apple , Amazon, Chevron , Disney , Union Pacific , among others, are trading at record highs.

Which stocks hit the most new 52-week highs this year? Sherwin Williams takes the top spot with 56 new year highs, reaching this level about 31 percent of the time in the last 178 trading sessions.

bythenumbers.cnbc.com