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The "Chart of the Day" is Roper Industries (ROP), which showed up on Friday's Barchart "All Time High" list. Roper on Friday posted a new all-time high of $90.29 and closed up 0.41%. TrendSpotter has been Long since Nov 30 at $85.19. In recent news on the stock, Roper on Dec 7 raised its quarterly dividend by 25% to 13.75 cents per share. Roper on Oct 24 reported Q3 EPS of $1.12 versus the consensus of $1.08. Roper Industries, with a market cap of $8.6 billion, sells specialty industrial controls, fluid handling and analytical instrumentation products worldwide, serving markets such as oil & gas, scientific research, medical diagnostics, semiconductor, microscopy, chemical and petrochemical processing, large diesel engine and turbine/compressor control applications, bulk-liquid trucking, power generation, and agricultural irrigation industries.
How we found the Chart of the Day:
We found the "Chart of the Day" by scanning the Barchart "All Time High" list. In order to get to that list, we first clicked on the Stocks menu item on the Barchart home page, then on the "All Time Highs" menu item on the left menu bar. We then sorted the list by percentage gainers by clicking on the "Percent" column title. A stock that has posted a new All-Time high is typically showing strong upside momentum.
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