Guru Stocks at 52-Week Highs: IR, BUD, BCE, MMM, AAPL

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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs , these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Ingersoll-Rand PLC ( IR ), Anheuser-Busch InBev ( BUD ), BCE Inc. ( BCE ), 3M ( MMM ) and Apple Inc. ( AAPL ).

Ingersoll Rand Plc ( IR ) Reached the 52-Week High of $46.92

The prices of Ingersoll Rand Plc shares have reached $46.92, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $47.3. Ingersoll Rand Plc is one of the providers of security and safety, climate control, industrial productivity and infrastructure products. Ingersoll Rand Plc has a market cap of $13.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.92 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Ingersoll Rand Plc stocks is 1.4%.

On July 20, Ingersoll-Rand reported diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.14 for the second quarter of 2012.The company reported net earnings of $365.8 million, or EPS of $1.16, for the second quarter of 2012. Second-quarter net earnings included $358.0 million, or EPS of $1.14, from continuing operations, as well as $7.8 million, or EPS of $0.02 from discontinued operations.

Anheuser-Busch InBev ( BUD ) Reached the 52-Week High of $82.29

The prices of Anheuser-Busch InBev ( BUD ) shares have reached $82.29, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $82.75. Anheuser-Busch Companies is the holding company parent of Anheuser-Busch Incorporated and to a number of subsidiaries that conduct various other business operations. Anheuser-Busch InBev has a market cap of $130.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $82.29 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 3.3. The dividend yield of Anheuser-Busch InBev stocks is 1.6%.

On July 31, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported results for the second quarter of 2012. Revenue grew 4.7% in 2Q12 and 5.4% in HY12, with revenue per hl growth of 5.7% in 2Q12 and 5.3% in HY12. Income tax expense in 2Q12 was 313 million USD with an effective tax rate of 12.6%, which compares to income taxes of 369 million USD with an effective tax rate of 17.3% in 2Q11.

BCE Inc. ( BCE ) Reached the 52-Week High of $45.02

The prices of BCE Inc. shares have reached $45.02, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $45.48. BCE Inc. is Canada's largest communications company. BCE Inc. has a market cap of $34.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.02 with a P/E ratio of 13.5 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of BCE Inc. stocks is 4.8%. BCE Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated BCE Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star .

On August 8, BCE Inc. reported BCE and Bell results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, announcing both a $0.10 per share increase in its annual common share dividend and increased earnings guidance for 2012. BCE reported net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $773 million, up 31.0%, compared to $590 million last year, and adjusted net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $788 million, an increase of 18.9% compared to $663 million in Q2 2011. Earnings per share ( EPS ) of $1.00 per share and Adjusted EPS of $1.02 per share were up 31.6% and 18.6%, respectively, compared to $0.76 and $0.86 per share in the second quarter of 2011.

3M ( MMM ) Reached the 52-Week High of $92.83

The prices of 3M shares have reached $92.83, which is 1.5% off the 52-week high of $94.24. 3M Company is a diversified technology company with positions in consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; health care; industrial; safety, security and protection services; transportation and other businesses. 3M has a market cap of $65.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $92.83 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of 3M stocks is 2.5%. 3M had an annual average earnings growth of 8.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated 3M the business predictability rank of 3.5-star .

On July 26, 3M reported record second-quarter earnings of $1.66 per share, an increase of 3.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2011. Operating income was $1.7 billion and operating income margins for the quarter were 22.9 percent. Sales were $7.5 billion, down 1.9 percent year-over-year. Organic local-currency sales grew 1.9 percent and acquisitions added 0.5 percent to sales.

This month, Executive Vice President R&D & Chief Technology Officer Fred J. Palensky and Executive Vice President Health Care Brad T. Sauer sold shares of MMM stock. Vice President Corporate SC Operations John K. Woodworth sold 30,532 shares in May.

Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) Reached the 52-Week High of $663.69

The prices of Apple Inc. shares have reached $663.69, which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $672.4. Apple Computer Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business customers. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $606.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $663.69 with a P/E ratio of 15.2 and P/S ratio of 5.6. The dividend yield of Apple Inc. stocks is 0.4%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 63.5% over the past five years.

On July 24, Apple Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue.

This month, Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 7,500 shares of AAPL stock. VP, Corporate Controller Betsy Rafael and Director Arthur D. Levinson sold shares in May. Senior Vice President Scott J. Forstall and Director Millard S. Drexler sold shares in April. CEO Timothy D. Cook and Senior Vice President, CFO Peter Oppenheimer sold shares in March.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: BCE , BUD , EPS , IR , MMM

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