2 Stocks Breaking Thru Important Levels

07/16/2012 8:00 am EST

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The staff at DividendChannel.com points out two companies whose shares appear to be solidly crossing their all-important 200-day moving averages.

In trading on Friday, shares of Prosperity Bancshares (PB) crossed above their 200-day moving average of $41.20, changing hands as high as $41.43 per share.

This is not the first time in the last few weeks that it has popped above the important 200-day MA level, but it did so solidly. The chart below shows the one-year performance of PB shares versus its 200-day MA:

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Shares of Sensient Technologies (SCT) also crossed above their 200-day moving average of $36.77, changing hands as high as $36.80 per share. The chart below shows the one-year performance of SXT shares versus the 200-day MA:

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The stock has been in a bit of a trading range lately. If it can push above the recent high of around $37.75, the next stop could be in the area of $40.

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