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Is it too late to buy these high-flying ASX shares?

The market may have been drifting notably lower of late, but not all shares have followed it lower.

In fact, some shares have even managed to climb to 52-week highs of better. Is it too late to buy these high-flying shares?

The Acrux Limited (ASX: ACR) share price rocketed 34% higher to a 52-week high of 31 cents today. This morning the company released an updated investor presentation highlighting its shift from being a one-trick pony to a pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of 13 topical generic products with an addressable market of over US$1.4 billion. I think Acrux’s transformation has been very positive, however, I’d like to see how its sales fare over the next 12 months before considering an investment.

The ResApp Health Ltd (ASX: RAP) share price hit a 52-week high of 28 cents on Friday before being placed in a trading halt before the market opened on Monday. The digital healthcare company’s shares have been on fire this year thanks to a series of positive developments related to its Smartcough-C-2 and paediatric studies. Management appears to have seized on this strong share price rally by launching a capital raising this week. Although there has been no official word out of the company, the word on the street is that the company is aiming to raise $5 million at 22 cents per share. Surprisingly, just last week ResApp released a company update and stated that it was well-funded to execute its ongoing clinical strategy.

The Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL) share price rose to an all-time high of $25.39 today. The investment house’s shares have climbed 9.5% since this time last month despite there being no news out of it. However, with its full year results release just a matter of days away, it appears that some investors are expecting another strong result from the company. While I do think that it is a quality share to own, I would prefer to get in at a lower price. In light of this, I would suggest investors hold out in hope of post-earnings share price weakness.

In the meantime, I would be buying this share which I think is trading at a very attractive price right now.

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