These 3 ASX shares just stormed to 52-week highs

Although the market has had a disappointing start to 2018, not all shares on the Australian market have fared as poorly.

In fact, a number of shares have managed to scale to 52-week highs today. Here are three that caught my eye:

The Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) share price reached a multi-year high of $1.28 today. A rising oil price and the company’s acquisition of the Lattice Energy business from Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) have been the catalysts for this gain. While I am bullish on energy shares in 2018, I think there are better options for investors.

The Praemium Ltd (ASX: PPS) share price climbed to an all-time high of 73 cents on Tuesday. The fintech company’s shares have been on a tear since it announced in November that it has total funds under administration of more than $7 billion. For the quarter ending September 30 Praemium posted record inflows totalling $749 million thanks to contributions from new and existing clients. I think it will be one to watch this year.

The Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) share price reached a 52-week high of $7.02 this morning. Investors have been piling into the copper miner thanks to a rising copper price. The metal reached a three-and-a-half-year high last week after data revealed that Chinese copper imports had increased strongly in November. Sandfire Resources could have a strong FY 2018 if prices continue to remain at these high levels.

Finally, here are three shares which I think could climb to new 52-week highs this year. Grab them before they do!

Top 3 ASX Blue Chips To Buy In 2018

For many, blue chip stocks mean stability, profitability and regular dividends, often fully franked..

But knowing which blue chips to buy, and when, can be fraught with danger.

The Motley Fool’s in-house analyst team has poured over thousands of hours worth of proprietary research to bring you the names of "The Motley Fool’s Top 3 Blue Chip Stocks for 2018."

Each one pays a fully franked dividend. Each one has not only grown its profits, but has also grown its dividend. One increased it by a whopping 33%, while another trades on a grossed up (fully franked) dividend yield of almost 7%.

The names of these Top 3 ASX Blue Chips are included in this specially prepared free report. But you will have to hurry. Depending on demand – and how quickly the share prices of these companies moves – we may be forced to remove this report.

Click here to claim your free report.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

The 5 mining stocks we’re recommending in 2019…

For decades, Australian mining companies have minted money for individual investors like you and me. But if you believe the pundits and talking heads on TV, those days are long gone. Finito! Behind us forever…

We say nothing could be further from the truth. To earn the really massive returns, you’ve got to fish where others aren’t fishing—and the mining sector could be primed for a resurgence. That’s why top Motley Fool analysts just revealed their exciting new research on 5 ASX miners they believe could help you profit in 2019 and beyond…


The best way we see to play the global zinc shortage… Our #1 favourite large-cap miner (hint: it’s not BHP)… one early-stage gold miner we think could hit the motherlode… Plus two more surprising companies you probably haven’t heard of yet!

For free access to our brand-new research, simply click here or the link below. But be warned, this research is available free for a limited time only, and we reserve the right to withdraw it at any time.

Click here for your FREE report!