Guru Stocks Reaching 52-Week Highs: YUM, RTN, NKE, HOT, MO

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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs , these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs.

Yum! Brands Inc. ( YUM ) Reached the 52-Week High of $73.31

The prices of Yum! Brands Inc. ( YUM ) shares have reached $73.31, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $73.93. Yum! Brands Inc. is the one of the world's largest restaurant companies, with restaurants around the world in numerous countries and territories. Yum! Brands Inc. has a market cap of $34.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.31 with a P/E ratio of 24.6 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Yum! Brands Inc. stocks is 1.5%. Yum! Brands Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Yum! Brands Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star .

On April 18, 2012, Yum! Brands reported first-quarter EPS growth of 21%, or $0.76 per share, excluding special items; strong sales and operating profit growth across all divisions; and raised full-year 2012 EPS growth forecast to at least 12%.

Recently, CEO Taco Bell Greg Creed , Chair and CEO China Division Jingshyh S. Su , CEO KFC Roger G. Eaton, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO Richard Carucci and several other insiders sold the company's stocks.

Raytheon Co. ( RTN ) Reached the 52-Week High of $53.95

The prices of Raytheon Co. ( RTN ) shares have reached $53.95, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $54.49. Raytheon Co. is a global technology company. The company provides products and services in the areas of defense and commercial electronics, engineering and construction, and business and special mission aircraft. Raytheon Co. has a market cap of $18.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.95 with a P/E ratio of 9.3 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Raytheon Co. stocks is 3.8%. Raytheon Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Raytheon Co. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On April 26, 2012, Raytheon Co. announced first-quarter 2012 adjusted EPS of $1.46 per diluted share compared to $1.37 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2011, up 7%.

Recently, chairman and CEO William H. Swanson, Senior Vice President and CFO David C. Wajsgras and several other insiders sold the company's stocks.

Nike Inc.-B ( NKE ) Reached the 52-Week High of $110.64

The prices of Nike Inc.-B ( NKE ) shares have reached $110.64, which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $112.13. Nike, Inc.'s principal business activity involves the design, development and worldwide marketing of high quality footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products. Nike Inc.-B has a market cap of $50.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.64 with a P/E ratio of 23.1 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Nike Inc.-B stocks is 1.3%. Nike Inc.-B had an annual average earnings growth of 10.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Nike Inc.-B the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On March 22, 2012, Nike Inc. reported financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended Feb. 29, 2012. Earnings per share for the quarter rose 11%.

Recently, President and CEO Mark G. Parker, Vice President and CFO Donald W. Blair and several other insiders sold the company's stocks, but Director John C. Lechleiter bought shares of the company.

Starwood Hotels ( HOT ) Reached the 52-Week High of $60.19

The prices of Starwood Hotels ( HOT ) shares have reached $60.19, which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $60.98. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is one of the world's largest hotel operating companies. Starwood Hotels has a market cap of $11.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.19 with a P/E ratio of 29.9 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Starwood Hotels stocks is 0.9%.

On April 26, Starwood Hotels reported EPS from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2012 of $0.65 compared to $0.15 in the first quarter of 2011.

Recently, President and CEO Paasschen D. Van Frits, Vice Chairman and CFO Vasant M. Prabhu and several other insiders sold shares of HOT stock

Altria Group ( MO ) Reached the 52-Week High of $32.14

The prices of Altria Group ( MO ) shares have reached $32.14, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $32.14. Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA. Altria Group has a market cap of $65.25 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.14 with a P/E ratio of 15.7 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Altria Group stocks is 5.1%.

On April 26, 2012,Altria Group Inc. announced its 2012 first-quarter results and reaffirmed its 2012 full-year guidance for reported and adjusted diluted EPS. Altria's 2012 first-quarter reported diluted EPS up 6.7% to $0.48. Altria reaffirms 2012 full-year guidance for reported diluted EPS in the range of$2.14 to $2.20, and 2012 full-year guidance for adjusted diluted EPS in the range of$2.17 to $2.23, representing a growth rate of 6% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of$2.05 in 2011.

Recently Director Thomas W. Jones and General Counsel Denise F. Keane sold shares of MO stock.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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