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The stock market has been on an unbelievable tear lately and that has left many stocks trading at or close to their 52-week highs. That said, there are several stocks that come to mind that appear as if they can rise even further in the months ahead.

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Still Ascending
Boeing (NYSE:BA) is a company that has had, no pun intended, its ups and downs. Many will remember that the company had taken a beating in the media as the result of delays related to its 787 aircraft production. Now, however, Wall Street and the media appear to be cozying up to the airplane manufacturer a little more.

There are several attractive features that Boeing has that warrant attention. The company appears to be uniquely positioned to reap the benefits of what should be a vast increase in demand in future years for air related business and pleasure excursions. The estimates for next year have increased from $4.29 to $4.40 over the last 30 days. While not huge, that is likely to raise some eyebrows among retail and institutional investors.

A recent upgrade by Oppenheimer analyst Ed Keller to Outperform is likely to draw some attention to the stock too. The stock isn't cheap on a price to expected earnings multiple basis; it trades at more than 17 times this year's estimate, which is $4.05. However, given its potential for longer-term growth, and its recent performance on the earnings front, it sure seems as if the momentum can continue.

Looking Rather Sporty
For those that enjoy the great outdoors and participating in sporting events, Dick's (NYSE:DKS) is probably a store you've visited. Beyond its huge selection, and competitive prices, the company has some other interesting attributes too.

It has beaten estimates in all of the last four quarters, which given the environment and the consumer's reluctance to spend is impressive. As well, the estimates for this year have been climbing, which again has the potential to bring attention. Although the shares are flirting with their highs now, the stock could head even higher from here.

Of course, when it comes to sporting equipment one shouldn't forget about Target (NYSE:TGT) or Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), which sell large volumes of everything from tennis gear to basketball hoops. Target is flirting with its 52-week high and given its consistent ability to exceed estimates on the bottom line, there could be more upside to be had.

Meanwhile Wal-Mart, which trades in close proximity to its highs, could have some legs, too. Remember that there are many people out there on Main Street that are struggling and the company's huge array of low priced merchandise is bound to be attractive to them. (Read Analyzing Retail Stocks to learn about the most important metrics to look at when analyzing retail stocks.)

The Bottom Line
The stock market has soared recently, but there are stocks out there that could see even further upside. Both Boeing and Dicks have attractive earnings prospects. And both may draw attention to themselves as the result of recent better-than-expected earnings results.

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