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52-Week High Companies: SBUX, GFI, PUK, EMR, CNQ

December 13, 2010 | About:
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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI), Prudential PLC (PUK), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ).

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Reached the 52-Week High of $32.59

Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related equipments primarily through its company-operated retail stores. Starbucks Corp. has a market cap of $24.15 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.59 with a P/E ratio of 25.4 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Starbucks Corp. stocks is 1.6%. Starbucks Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 18.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Starbucks Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On November 4, Starbucks Corp. reported results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010. Total net revenues increased 17.2% to $2.8 billion; on a 13-week basis, total net revenues increased 8.6% to $2.6 billion. Comparable store sales increased 8%, driven by a 5% increase in traffic and a 2% increase in average ticket. U.S. comparable store sales increased 8%, driven by a 6% increase in traffic and a 2% increase in average ticket. International comparable store sales increased 7%, driven by a 4% increase in traffic and a 3% increase in average ticket

Starbucks Corp. is in the portfolios of Mark Hillman, Steven Cohen, John Buckingham, John Hussman, Bruce Koyner, Jeremy Grantham, Kenneth Fisher, Jean-Marie Eveillard, George Soros, and Mario Gabelli.

This month, Sell: cfo and cao Troy Alstead and Sell: evp, Global Supply Chain Ops Peter D Gibbons shares of SBUX stock. In November, Sell: Director James G Jr Shennan, Sell: evp, chief information officer Stephen Gillett and Sell: pres., Starbucks Coffee U.S. Clifford Burrows sold shares. Sell: chairman, president and ceo Howard D Schultz sold shares in September.



Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI) Reached the 52-Week High of $17.79

Gold Fields Limited is one of the world's largest unhedged gold producers with operating mines in South Africa, Ghana, and Australia. Gold Fields Ltd. has a market cap of $12.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.79 with a P/E ratio of 29.1 and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Gold Fields Ltd. stocks is 0.9%. Gold Fields Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years.



Gold Fields Limited is in the portfolios of Jean-Marie Eveillard, John Paulson, Eric Mindich, Mario Gabelli, Bruce Koyner, Chuck Royce, and Steven Cohen.

Prudential PLC (PUK) Reached the 52-Week High of $21.1

Prudential PLC provides retail financial products and services and fund management to many millions of customers worldwide. Prudential PLC has a market cap of $26.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.1 with and P/S ratio of 0.3. The dividend yield of Prudential Plc stocks is 2.9%.

Prudential PLC recently reported results for the half-year of 2010. New business profit was £892 million, up 27%. Operating profit was £1,677 million, up 35% and shareholders’ funds were £16.7 billion, equivalent to 657 pence per share.

Prudential PLC is in the portfolios of David Dreman and Jim Simons.



Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.64

Emerson is engaged principally in the worldwide design, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical, electromechanical and electronic products and systems. Emerson Electric Co. has a market cap of $43.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.64 with a P/E ratio of 21.5 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Emerson Electric Co. stocks is 2.4%. Emerson Electric Co. had an annual average earning growth of 9.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Emerson Electric Co. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.



On November 2, Emerson announced that net sales for fiscal 2010 increased 5 percent to $21.0 billion. Underlying sales declined 1 percent, currency translation added 2 percent and acquisitions added 4 percent. Emerging market sales hit record levels of 34 percent of sales and international sales were 57 percent of total sales. Gross profit margin expanded 2.0 points to a record 39.6 percent for the year and operating profit margin reached 16.7 percent. Pretax earnings margin was 13.7 percent.



Emerson Electric is in the portfolios of Bill Frel, Tweedy Browne, Arnold Van Den Berg, Kenneth Fisher, James Barrow, Stanley Druckenmiller, Tom Gayner, David Dreman, Brian Rogers, Jeremy Grantham, Mario Gabelli, Murray Stahl, Bruce Koyner, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Dodge & Cox, Steven Cohen, and John Keeley.

Last month, Sell: VP & Chief Accounting Officer Richard J Schlueter and Sell: Vice Chairman Walter J Galvin sold shares of EMR stock. In September, Sell: Sr. VP, Secy & Gen. Counsel Frank L Steeves and Sell: COO Edward L Monser sold shares.



Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ) Reached the 52-Week High of $41.9

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is a senior independent oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has a market cap of $45.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.9 with a P/E ratio of 18 and P/S ratio of 4.7. The dividend yield of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. stocks is 0.7%. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years.

On November 4, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Reported results for the third quarter of 2010. Total natural gas production for Q3/10 averaged 1,258 mmcf/d. Q3/10 natural gas production decreased 3% from Q3/09. In Q3/10, Canadian Natural drilled 209 net primary heavy crude oil wells as part of the ongoing record heavy crude oil drilling program in 2010.



Canadian Natural Resources Limited is in the portfolios of David Winters, Julian Robertson, Chris Davis, NWQ Managers, Stanley Druckenmiller, Murray Stahl, Louis Moore Bacon, Bruce Koyner, Jim Simons, Steven Cohen and George Soros.


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