52-Week High Companies: ENI, PTC, MPN, ADS

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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs , these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Eni ( ENI ), Par Technology Corp. ( PTC ), Marathon Petroleum Corp. ( MPN ) and Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS ).

Eni ( ENI ) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.68

prices of Eni ( ENI ) shares have reached $18.68, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $18.79. Eni is a major integrated energy company, committed to growth in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming and marketing oil and gas. Eni has a market cap of $11.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.19 with a P/E ratio of 14 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Eni stocks is 2.2%. Eni had an annual average earnings growth of 5.4% over the past five years.

On October 30, Eni announced its group results for the third quarter and the nine months of 2012 (unaudited). Adjusted operating profit was ?14.80 billion for the nine months (up 13.9%); ?4.36 billion for the quarter (up 2.2%). Adjusted net profit was ?5.61 billion for the nine months (up 4.6%); ?1.78 billion for the quarter (up 3.1%). Cash flow was ?10.25 billion for the nine months; ?1.91 billion for the quarter and adjusted net profit was ?5.81 billion for the nine months (up 6.9%); ?1.82 billion for the quarter (up 1.5%).

Par Technology Corp. ( PTC ) Reached the 52-Week High of $65

The prices of Par Technology Corp. ( PTC ) shares have reached $65, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $65. Par Technology Corp designs, develops, manufactures, markets, installs and services microprocessor- based transaction processing systems for the restaurant and industrial market-places.

On Nov. 5, PAR Technology Corporation announced results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. PAR reported third quarter revenues of $61.1 million, a 4% increase from the $58.7 million reported for the third quarter of 2011. Net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2012 was $1.3 million, representing diluted earnings per share of $0.09, compared to the third quarter of 2011 figure of $1.6 million, representing diluted earnings per share of $0.11.

Marathon Petroleum Corp ( MPN ) Reached the 52-Week High of $47.545

The prices of Marathon Petroleum Corp ( MPN ) shares have reached $47.545, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $47.64. Marathon Petroleum Corporation ( MPC ) is the name of the parent company which includes several subsidiary companies including Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Marathon Pipe Line LLC, and Speedway LLC. MPC is the nation's fifth largest refiner and the largest refiner in the Midwest. MPC's refining, marketing and transportation operations are concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Southeast regions of the U.S.

On Nov. 1, Marathon Petroleum Corporation reported third-quarter net income of $1,224 million, or $3.59 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.13 billion, or $3.16 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter of 2012, net income adjusted for special items was $1.13 billion, or $3.31 per diluted share, compared with net income adjusted for special items of $1.13 billion, or $3.16 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS ) Reached the 52-Week High of $67.68

The prices of Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS ) shares have reached $67.68, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $68.65. Alliance Data Systems Corporation or ADSC is a provider of data-driven and transaction-based marketing and customer loyalty solutions. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $7.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $144.41 with a P/E ratio of 18.2 and P/S ratio of 2.3. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 27.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Alliance Data Systems Corporation the business predictability rank of 5-star .

On Oct. 18, Alliance Data Systems Corporation announced results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Revenue increased 8 percent to $911 million and adjusted EBITDA increased 13 percent to $319 million for the third quarter of 2012. Net income per diluted share ( EPS ) increased 15 percent to $1.84, and core earnings per diluted share (core EPS) increased 10 percent to $2.37 for the third quarter of 2012. Core EPS for the third quarter of 2012 included a net $0.03 benefit primarily from the release of a previously reserved tax liability due to resolution of the tax matter.

This month, Executive Vice President and President Epsilon Bryan J. Kennedy and Director Robert A. Minicucci sold shares of ADS stock. Director Roger H. Ballou, Director D. Keith Cobb, and President and CEO Edward J. Heffernan sold shares in November. Executive Vice President and CFO Charles L. Horn sold 5,000 shares in October and Director Roger H. Ballou sold 1,060 shares in September.About GuruFocus: GuruFocus.com tracks the stocks picks and portfolio holdings of the world's best investors. This value investing site offers stock screeners and valuation tools. And publishes daily articles tracking the latest moves of the world's best investors. GuruFocus also provides promising stock ideas in 3 monthly newsletters sent to Premium Members .



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Referenced Stocks: ADS , ENI , EPS , MPC

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