GuruFocus list of 52-week highs
, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs: Amgen Inc.
), Cooper Industries Plc (
), Fiserv Inc. (
), News Corp. (
) and ACE Limited (
Amgen Inc. (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $84.29
The prices of Amgen Inc. shares have reached $84.29, which is
0.6% off the 52-week high of $84.81. Amgen Inc. discovers,
develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Amgen, Inc.
has a market cap of $63.23 billion; its shares were traded at
around $84.29 with a P/E ratio of 13.7 and P/S ratio of 4.1. The
dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 1.8%. Amgen Inc. had an
annual average earnings growth of 13.1% over the past 10 years.
GuruFocus rated Amgen Inc.
the business predictability rank of 2.5-star
On July 26, Amgen announced financial results for the second
quarter of 2012. Total revenues increased 13 percent to $4,477
million, with 8 percent product sales growth driven by strong
performance across the portfolio. Adjusted EPS grew 34 percent to
$1.83 due to 23 percent adjusted operating income growth and
lower shares outstanding. Adjusted net income increased 12
percent to $1,433 million. GAAP EPS increased 29 percent to $1.61
and GAAP net income increased 8 percent to $1,266 million.
This month, Director
Kevin W. Sharer
sold 349,625 shares of AMGN stock. Director
Leonard D. Schaeffer
, Director Judith C. Pelham, Director J. Paul Reason, and Senior
Vice President and CCO Anna Richo sold shares in August. Chairman
of the Board and CEO Kevin W. Sharer sold 7,000 shares in May.
Cooper Industries Plc (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $75.01
The prices of Cooper Industries Plc shares have reached $75.01,
which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $75.99. Cooper Industries
Plc, formerly Cooper Industries Ltd. Cooper Industries Plc has a
market cap of $12.21 billion; its shares were traded at around
$75.01 with a P/E ratio of 18.1 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The
dividend yield of Cooper Industries Plc stocks is 1.6%. Cooper
Industries Plc had an annual average earnings growth of 7.8% over
the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cooper Industries Plc the
business predictability rank of 4-star.
On July 25, Cooper Industries Plc reported record second quarter
earnings per share of $1.17, an increase of 22% compared to
earnings per share of $.96 for the same period last year. Total
operating profit margin was 16.7% for the second quarter of 2012,
an increase from 15.8% in the same period last year. Second
quarter 2012 revenues increased $100.8 million, or 7.4%, to $1.47
billion compared to revenues of $1.37 billion in the second
quarter of the prior year. Core revenue growth was 5.5%, with
acquisitions adding 3.6% and currency translation reducing
reported revenues by 1.7% when compared to the prior year.
Fiserv Inc. (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $74.03
The prices of Fiserv Inc. shares have reached $74.03, which is
0.2% off the 52-week high of $74.19. Fiserv Inc., a Fortune 500
company, provides information management systems and services to
the financial and insurance industries. Fiserv Inc. has a market
cap of $10.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.03
with a P/E ratio of 15.1 and P/S ratio of 2.3. Fiserv Inc. had an
annual average earnings growth of 14.5% over the past 10 years.
GuruFocus rated Fiserv Inc. the business predictability rank of
On July 30, Fiserv Inc. reported financial results for the second
quarter of 2012. GAAP revenue in the second quarter was $1.10
billion compared with $1.07 billion in the second quarter of
2011. Adjusted revenue was $1.03 billion in the second quarter
compared with $1.00 billion in 2011, an increase of 3 percent.
For the first six months of 2012, GAAP revenue was $2.21 billion
compared with $2.11 billion in 2011, and adjusted revenue was
$2.06 billion compared with $1.99 billion in 2011, an increase of
4 percent. GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for
the second quarter was $1.18 compared with $0.67 in 2011, which
included a loss from early debt extinguishment of $0.26 per
This month, Director Donald F. Dillon and Director Daniel P.
Kearney sold shares of FISV stock. Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary Charles W. Sprague and Executive
Vice President, CFO,Treasurer and Assistant Secretary Thomas J.
Hirsch sold shares in August.
News Corp (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $24.79
The prices of News Corp shares have reached $24.79, which is 1.7%
off the 52-week high of $25.22. News Corporation's diversified
global operations include the production and distribution of
motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite
and cable broadcasting; the publication of newspapers, magazines,
books; the production and distribution of promotional and
advertising products and services; the development of digital
broadcasting; the development of conditional access and
subscriber management systems; and the creation and distribution
of popular on-line programming. News Corp has a market cap of
$59.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.79 with a
P/E ratio of 17.9 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of
News Corp stocks is 0.7%.
On August 8, News Corporation reported financial results for the
three months ending June 30, 2012. The company reported quarterly
revenue of $8.4 billion, as compared to the $9.0 billion of
revenue reported a year ago. The company reported quarterly total
segment operating income of $1.2 billion, a $167 million decrease
compared to $1.4 billion reported a year ago. The increase at the
Cable Network Programming segment of $161 million, or 26%, was
more than offset by decreases at the Company's remaining
segments. The Company reported quarterly net loss of $1.6 billion
(-$0.64 per share) as compared to net income of $683 million
($0.26 per share) reported in the prior year quarter. The prior
year quarterly results included a $254 million loss, net of tax
resulting from the Company's sale of Myspace.
In August, Executive Vice President and Deputy CFO John Nallen,
Director Andrew Knight, Director Emeritus Stanley S. Shuman and
Director Roderick I. Eddington sold shares of NWS stock. Director
Lachlan K. Murdoch sold shares in June.
ACE Limited (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $75.6
The prices of ACE Limited shares have reached $75.6, which is
1.9% off the 52-week high of $77.04.
ACE Limited provides excess liability insurance for bodily
injury, property damage and wrongful advertising.
ACE Limited has a market cap of $25.75 billion; its shares were
traded at around $75.6 with a P/E ratio of 9.1 and P/S ratio of
1.5. The dividend yield of ACE Limited stocks is 2.6%. ACE
Limited had an annual average earnings growth of 31.1% over the
past 10 years.
On July 24, ACE Limited reported net income for the quarter ended
June 30, 2012, of $0.96 per share, compared with $1.74 per share
for the same quarter last year. Income excluding net realized
gains (losses) was $2.17 per share, compared with $1.97 per share
for the same quarter last year.
Book value and tangible book value increased 1.3% and 1.8%,
respectively, from March 31, 2012. Book value and tangible book
value per share now stand at $75.98 and $61.75, respectively.
Annualized operating return on equity for the quarter was 12.6%.
The property and casualty (P&C) combined ratio for the
quarter was 88.7%.
This month, CFO Philip V. Bancroft sold 42,745 shares of ACE
stock. General Counsel Robert Cusumano and Director Robert Ripp
sold shares in July. Director Peter Menikoff sold 2,487 shares in
May and Director Michael G. Atieh sold 4,000 shares in
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