Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON: ADN), Galliford Try plc (LON: GFRD) and Trinity Mirror plc (LON: TNI) are scaling the heights.
The FTSE 100 hit an intra-day high of 6,384 points on Wednesday, and is 41 points down from that level at the time of writing, on 6,343 -- up 16 on the day. But the index of top UK stocks does at least look set to end the week above the 6,300 level.
But which shares are helping keep the various indices up? Here are three that are reaching new records today:
Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Asset Management (LSE: ADN) hit yet another new 52-week high today, as shares in the FTSE 100 investment manager touched 434p in early trading, though the price was down a little to 427p by early afternoon. That takes the shares up around 63% over the past 12 months, with the price having three-bagged in three years.
Forecasts for the year to September 2013 suggest a rise in earnings of 7%, putting the shares on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16, and there's a 3.3% dividend yield expected.
Shares in Galliford Try (LSE: GFRD) reached a new high of 894p this morning, before dropping back to 888p. The price is up 75% over the past 12 months, after the housebuilder delivered a 90% rise in earnings per share last year. There's a more modest 14% rise forecast for the year to June 2013, and there's a nice-looking 4.2% dividend yield looking likely.
And last month's trading update told us that half-year profit should be ahead of the company's previous expectations, with revenues and operating margins expected to be up on last year.
Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) has shown us a pretty amazing recovery over the past 12 months, with the shares hitting a new 52-week record of 116p today. The price has more than quadrupled in a little over six months, from a low of just 24p.
In October's interim update, the company told us that improving advertising revenues and tight cost management has given it the confidence to expect adjusted operating profit for the full year to be broadly in line with 2011's £104.5 million. Results should be released on 14 March.
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> Alan does not own any shares mentioned in this article.