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52-Week High Companies: Dominion Resources Inc., British Tobacco, PepsiCo Inc., Kinder Morgan Energy L.P., and Las Vegas Sands Corp.

August 15, 2010 | About:
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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Dominion Resources Inc. (D), British Tobacco PLC (BTI), PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP), and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS).

Dominion Resources is a producer of energy. Dominion has one of the larger British Thermal Unit production capability among integrated utilities in the northeast quadrant of the United States. Dominion Resources Inc. has a market cap of $26.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $43.8 with a P/E ratio of 13.2 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Dominion Resources Inc. stocks is 4.2%. Dominion Resources Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 0.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dominion Resources Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On July 28, Dominion announced unaudited reported earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2010, of $1.761 billion ($2.98 per share), compared with reported earnings of $454 million ($0.76 per share) for the same period in 2009. Operating earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2010, amounted to $426 million ($0.72 per share), compared to operating earnings of $404 million ($0.68 per share) for the same period in 2009.

Dominion Resources Inc. is in the portfolios of Diamond Hill Capital, James Barrow, Mewhinney & Strauss, Prem Watsa, Steven Cohen, David Dreman, and Dodge & Cox.

In May, Sell: Director Benjamin J Lambert III sold 490 shares of D stock.



British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Reached the 52-Week High of $70.36

British American Tobacco is the holding company of a group of companies which manufacture, market and sell tobacco products. British American Tobacco Plc has a market cap of $70.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.36 with and P/S ratio of 3.1. The dividend yield of British American Tobacco Plc stocks is 4.3%.

On July 28, British American Tobacco PLC released results for the six months ended June 30. Group revenue increased by 8 per cent to £7,298 million as a result of the continued good pricing momentum, volume from the acquisition of PT Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk (Bentoel) made in June 2009 and the favourable impact of exchange rate movements. Revenue increased by 4 per cent at constant rates of exchange. The reported Group profit from operations was 8 per cent higher at £2,271 million. Adjusted profit from operations was 14 per cent higher and would have been 9 per cent higher at constant rates of exchange.



British American Tobacco PLC is in the portfolios of Sarah Ketterer, Jeff Auxier, and Jim Simons.



PepsiCo, Inc. consists of: Frito-Lay Company, Pepsi-Cola Company, and Tropicana Products. Pepsico Inc. has a market cap of $105.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.18 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Pepsico Inc. stocks is 2.9%. Pepsico Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pepsico Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.



On July 20, PepsiCo Inc. reported results for the second quarter of 2010. Year-to-date cash flow from operating activities was $2.4 billion. Management operating cash flow, which is net of capital expenditures, was $1.5 billion and included: $0.2 billion of merger and integration payments associated with our bottling acquisitions, $0.6 billion ($0.4 billion, net of tax) related to a discretionary contribution to PepsiCo's pension funds, $28 million related to 2009 restructuring charges and $100 million ($64 million, net of tax) related to a donation to the PepsiCo Foundation. Management operating cash flow, excluding these items, was $2.2 billion.



PepsiCo Inc. is in the portfolios of Donald Yacktman, Chase Coleman, Jeremy Grantham, Diamond Hill Capital, John Hussman, Chris Shumway, Michael Price, Bruce Koyner, Tom Russo, Tom Gayner, John Buckingham, Paul Tudor Jones, Jim Simons, Ruane Cunniff, Steven Cohen, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Murray Stahl, Bill Frels, PRIMECAP Management, Arnold Van Den Berg, George Soros, Kenneth Fisher, and Dodge & Cox.

Last week, Sell: CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods John C Compton sold 82,185 shares of PEP stock. Sell: CEO PepsiCo Europe Zein Abdalla, Sell: President and CEO Frito-Lay Albert P Carey, Sell: CEO PepsiCo AMEA Saad Abdul-latif, Sell: Chairman and CEO Indra K Nooyi, Sell: EVP PepsiCo Global Operations Richard Goodman, and Sell: Director Sharon Percy Rockefeller sold shares in July. In May, Sell: EVP PepsiCo Global Operations Richard Goodman and Sell: SVP and Controller Peter A Bridgman sold shares.Sell: Director Arthur C Martinez sold 3,871 shares in March.



Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP) Reached the 52-Week High of $66.89

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. serves as the sole general partner of a partnership formed to acquire, own and operate three pipeline systems used to transport natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products and carbon dioxide. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.p. has a market cap of $14.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.89 with a P/E ratio of 41.8 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.p. stocks is 6.5%. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.p. had an annual average earning growth of 13% over the past 10 years.



On July 21, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.09 ($4.36 annualized) payable on Aug. 13, 2010, to unitholders of record as of July 30, 2010. The distribution represents a 4 percent increase over the second quarter 2009 cash distribution per unit of $1.05 ($4.20 annualized). KMP has increased the distribution 37 times since current management took over in February of 1997.



Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. is in the portfolios of Jim Simons, John Keeley, and Kenneth Fisher.



Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, and retail mall company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a market cap of $18.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.36 with a P/E ratio of 236.4 and P/S ratio of 4.1. Las Vegas Sands Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 2.3% over the past 5 years.



On July 28, Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported results for the second quarter of 2010. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was a record $1.59 billion, an increase of 50.6% compared to $1.06 billion in the second quarter of 2009. Consolidated adjusted property EBITDA in the second quarter of 2010 increased 91.2% to $473.5 million, compared to $247.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Consolidated adjusted property EBITDA margin increased 630 basis points to 29.7% in the second quarter of 2010, compared to 23.4% in the second quarter of 2009.



Las Vegas Sands Corp. is in the portfolios of Chris Shumway, Murray Stahl, Jim Simons, Pioneer Investments, Stanley Druckenmiller, Steven Cohen, Bruce Koyner, Chuck Royce, and Jeremy Grantham.

InJune, Sell: CEO, Sands China Ltd. Steven Jacobs sold 166,470 shares of LVS stock.Sell: Director George P Koo sold 125 shares in March.

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