GuruFocus list of 52-week highs
, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Nextera
), The Hershey Company (
), Ecolab Inc. (
), The Sherwin-Williams Company (
), and Dollar General (
NextEra Energy Inc. (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $65.33
NextEra Energy Inc., formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. Nextera
Energy has a market cap of $27.05 billion; its shares were traded
at around $65.33 with a P/E ratio of 14.6 and P/S ratio of 1.8.
The dividend yield of Nextera Energy stocks is 3.7%. Nextera
Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 5.9% over the
past 10 years.
On April 25, NextEra Energy Inc. reported 2012 first quarter net
income on a GAAP basis of $461 million, or $1.11 per share,
compared with $268 million, or $0.64 per share, in the first
quarter of 2011. On an adjusted basis, NextEra Energy's earnings
were $422 million, or $1.02 per share, compared with $392
million, or $0.94 per share, in the first quarter of 2011.
In March, President & CEO of Sub
Armando Pimentel Jr
, Dir/EVP-Power Gen. of Sub
, and Director of Sub
James L Robo
sold shares of NEE stock. Treasurer of Sub Paul I Cutler sold
12,000 shares in February. Vice Chairman & CFO Moray P
Dewhurst, Dir/EVP-Power Gen. of Sub Antonio Rodriguez, and EVP
Eng/Const/Corp Svcs-Sub Robert L Mcgrath sold shares in December.
The Hershey Company (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $67.72
The Hershey Company is a snack food company and the largest North
American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate
confectionery products. The Hershey Company has a market cap of
$15.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.72 with a P/E
ratio of 22 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of The
Hershey Company stocks is 2.3%. The Hershey Company had an annual
average earnings growth of 5.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus
rated The Hershey Company the the business predictability rank of
On April 24, The Hershey Company announced sales and earnings for
the first quarter ended April 1, 2012. Consolidated net sales
were $1,732,064,000 compared with $1,564,223,000 for the first
quarter of 2011. Reported net income for the first quarter of
2012 was $198,651,000 or $0.87 per share-diluted, compared with
$160,115,000 or $0.70 per share-diluted for the comparable period
This month, President and CEO John P Bilbrey, EVP CFO & Chief
Admin Officer Humberto P Alfonso, VP CAO David W Tacka, and SVP,
Global Operations Terence L O'day sold shares of HSY stock.
Director James M Mead bought 500 shares in February. SVP, General
Counsel & Sec Burton H Snyder sold 21,908 shares in April.
Ecolab Inc. (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $64.35
Ecolab Inc. is a global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food
safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab Inc.
has a market cap of $18.35 billion; its shares were traded at
around $64.35 with a P/E ratio of 24.3 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The
dividend yield of Ecolab Inc. stocks is 1.3%. Ecolab Inc. had an
annual average earnings growth of 10.1% over the past 10 years.
GuruFocus rated Ecolab Inc. the business predictability rank of
On May 1, Ecolab Inc. reported results for the first quarter of
2012. Ecolab's reported sales rose 85% to a record $2.8 billion
in the first quarter of 2012. First quarter sales reflect the
inclusion of the Nalco merger, which closed December 1, 2011.
First quarter 2012 fixed currency sales rose 9% compared with
first quarter 2011 pro forma fixed currency sales. First quarter
2012 reported operating income increased 9% to $166 million.
Adjusted operating income of $283 million increased 20% compared
with first quarter 2011 pro forma adjusted operating income.
Director Daniel S Sanders bought 10,400 shares of ECL stock in
December. Ex.VP & Pres. Institutional Michael A Hickey and
EVP & Pres. Gobal Healthcare Timothy P Mulhere sold shares
this month. ExVP & Pres. GlobalServ.&Spec. James A Miller
sold 3,500 shares in March.
The Sherwin-Williams Company (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $126.32
The Sherwin-Williams Co. is a manufacturer, distributor and
retailer of paint, coatings and related products. The
Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $12.05 billion; its
shares were traded at around $126.32 with a P/E ratio of 22.4 and
P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of The Sherwin-Williams
Company stocks is 1.3%. The Sherwin-Williams Company had an
annual average earnings growth of 9% over the past 10 years.
GuruFocus rated Sherwin William the business predictability rank
On April 19, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial
results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Compared to
the same period in 2011, consolidated net sales increased $280.8
million, or 15.1%, to $2.14 billion in the quarter due primarily
to higher paint sales volume and selling price increases.
Unfavorable currency translation rate changes decreased
consolidated net sales 1.2% in the quarter while acquisitions
added 0.9% to consolidated net sales.
This month, President, Paint Stores Group Robert J Davisson, Sr
VP, General Counsel & Secy Louis E Stellato, SrVP-Corp Com
& Public Affairs Robert J Wells, and Sr. VP-Strat. Excell.
Init. Thomas W Seitz sold shares of SHW stock. Sr. VP-Finance and
CFO Sean P Hennessy sold 42,403 shares in March and Chairman and
CEO Christopher M Connor sold 295,000 shares in February.
Dollar General (
) Reached the 52-Week High of $47.58
Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United
States. Dollar General has a market cap of $15.45 billion; its
shares were traded at around $47.58 with a P/E ratio of 19.4 and
P/S ratio of 1.
On March 22, Dollar General Corporation reported record sales,
operating profit and net income for its fiscal 2011 fourth
quarter. Net sales increased 20.1 percent to $4.19 billion in the
2011 fourth quarter compared to $3.49 billion in the 2010 fourth
quarter. Excluding sales for the week ending February 3, 2012
week") of $289 million, net sales increased 11.8 percent.
Same-store sales, based on the comparable 13-week periods ended
January 27, 2012 and January 28, 2011, increased 6.5 percent.
In April, Chairman & CEO Richard W Dreiling, EVP & CFO
David M Tehle, 10% Owner Sachs Dgc Investors Lp Goldman, EVP
& Chief People Officer Robert D Ravener, EVP & General
Counsel Susan S Lanigan, Div. Pres., Chief Merch. Ofc Todd J
Vasos, and EVP, Global Supply Chain John W Flanigan sold shares
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