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52-Week High Companies: PFE, WFM, EW, CVS, COST
Posted by: gururk (IP Logged)
Date: June 25, 2012 11:40AM

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW), CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) and Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST).

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Reached the 52-Week High of $22.73

Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers and develops innovative, value-added products that improve the quality of life of people around the world and help them enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Pfizer Inc. has a market cap of $169.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.73 with a P/E ratio of 9.8 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Pfizer Inc. stocks is 3.9%. Pfizer Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.8% over the past 5 years.

On May 1, Pfizer Inc. reported financial results for first-quarter 2012. First-quarter 2012 revenues were $15.4 billion, a decrease of 7% compared with $16.5 billion in the year-ago quarter, which reflects an operational decline of $1.0 billion, or 6%, and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $57 million, or less than 1%. For first-quarter 2012, U.S. revenues were $6.0 billion, a decrease of 15% compared with the year-ago quarter,. International revenues were $9.5 billion, consistent with the prior-year quarter, which reflects 1% operational growth and a 1% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange. U.S. revenues represented 39% of total revenues in first-quarter 2012 compared with 43% in the year-ago quarter, while international revenues represented 61% of total revenues in first-quarter 2012 compared with 57% in the year-ago quarter.

In May, Executive Vice President Douglas M. Lankler sold 19,670 shares of PFE stock. Executive Vice President Charles H. Hill, Senior Vice President and Controller Loretta V. Cangialosi and Executive Vice President Kristin C. Peck sold shares in March.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) Reached the 52-Week High of $96.27

Whole Foods Market Inc. is the largest purveyor of natural foods in the world. Whole Foods Market Inc. has a market cap of $17.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $96.27 with a P/E ratio of 42.8 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Whole Foods Market Inc. stocks is 0.6%. Whole Foods Market Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Whole Foods Market Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On May 2, Whole Foods Market Inc. reported results for the 12-week second quarter ended April 8, 2012. Sales for the quarter increased 14% to $2.7 billion. Including a positive impact of 55 basis points from Easter shifting from the third quarter last year to the second quarter this year, comparable store sales increased 9.5% and identical store sales, excluding six relocations and two expansions, increased 9.0%. EBITDA increased 24% from the prior year to $259.2 million, net income increased 31% to $117.7 million, and diluted earnings per share increased 26% to $0.64.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) Reached the 52-Week High of $101.58

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. a leader in advanced cardiovascular disease treatments, is the number-one heart valve company in the world and the global leader in acute hemodynamic monitoring. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a market cap of $11.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $101.58 with a P/E ratio of 48.3 and P/S ratio of 6.7. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Edwards Lifesciences Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On April 24, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $65.1 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to net income of $63.9 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for the same period in 2011. First quarter diluted earnings per share increased 3.8 percent over last year. Excluding the special item detailed in the reconciliation table below, first quarter diluted earnings per share were $0.53, unchanged from the prior year quarter. First quarter net sales increased 13.5 percent to $459.2 million compared to the same period last year.

This month, CVP, Heart Valve Therapy Donald E. Bobo Jr., CVP, Japan & Intercontinental Huimin Wang, and Chairman & CEO Michael A. Mussallem sold shares of EW stock. CVP, Europe Patrick B. Verguet, Director Robert Alexander Ingram, and CVP, CFO Thomas M. Abate sold shares in May.

CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) Reached the 52-Week High of $45.9

CVS Caremark Corp. is the nation's premier integrated pharmacy services provider, combining one of the nation's pharmaceutical services companies with the country's largest pharmacy chain. CVS Caremark Corp. has a market cap of $58.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.9 with a P/E ratio of 15.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of CVS Caremark Corp. stocks is 1.4%. CVS Caremark Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated CVS Caremark Corp. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On May 2, CVS Caremark Corporation announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Net revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2012, increased 19.9% or $5.1 billion, to $30.8 billion, up from $25.7 billion in the three months ended March 31, 2011. Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark for the three months ended March 31, 2012, increased $67 million to $777 million, compared with $710 million during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

In February, Executive Vice President and President Caremark Per G. H. Lofberg bought 46,400 shares of CVS stock. Executive Vice President Helena Foulkes sold 93,424 shares this month. Executive Vice President and CLO Douglas A. Sgarro sold shares in May.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) Reached the 52-Week High of $90.92

Costco Wholesale Corp. operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering members very low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and selected private label products in a wide range of merchandise categories will produce high sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. Costco Wholesale Corp. has a market cap of $39.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $90.92 with a P/E ratio of 25 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Costco Wholesale Corp. stocks is 1.2%. Costco Wholesale Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Costco Wholesale Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On May 24, Costco Wholesale Corporation announced its operating results for the third quarter (12 weeks) and first 36 weeks of fiscal 2012, both ended May 6, 2012. Net sales for the quarter increased eight percent, to $21.85 billion, from $20.19 billion last year. Net sales for the first 36 weeks increased ten percent, to $65.54 billion, from $59.46 billion last year. Net income for the quarter was $386 million, or $.88 per diluted share, compared to $324 million, or $.73 per diluted share, last year. Net income for the first 36 weeks was $1.100 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, compared to $984 million, or $2.22 per diluted share, last year.

This month, Chairman of the Board Jeffrey H. Brotman, Director Daniel J. Evans, and Director James D. Sinegal sold shares of COST stock. Executive Vice President John D. McKay sold 4,000 shares in March.


Stocks Discussed: PFE, WFM, EW, CVS, COST,
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