S&P/ASX 300 Index (ASX: XKO) shares finished the session on Thursday up 0.46% to 7,134.30.
Surprising strong employment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics buoyed the market today.
It revealed 65,000 more Australians had a job in August. The unemployment rate is currently 3.7%.
Amid this news, here are two ASX 300 companies that hit new 52-week share price highs today.
ASX 300 shares hitting new 52-week peaks
Carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR)
The Carsales share price rose to a new 52-week high of $30.13 before closing at $29.96, up 0.81% for the day. As my colleague James recently reported, investors have been buying up this ASX 300 auto listings share on the back of presentations relating to the company's United States (Trader Interactive) and South American (Webmotors) businesses.
Carsales said trading conditions were strong, and the outlook was positive.
Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE)
The ASX 300 uranium share soared today along with other uranium stocks due to the increasingly positive outlook for global demand. Perceptions of uranium appear to be shifting amid the AUKUS defence deal and decarbonisation efforts. Nuclear energy is CO2-free.
There are six key trends driving uranium stocks higher, including the uranium price at a decade-high. Uranium last closed at US$62 per pound and is up 19% over 12 months. It is expected to keep rising over the next five years. Riding on the back of all this positive momentum, the Boss Energy share price ascended to a new 52-week high of $4.40 today. The ASX 300 share closed the session at $4.32, up 8.82%.