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52-Week High Companies: NTAP, BIIB, BNS, F, HMC

January 16, 2011 | About:
According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: NetApp Inc. (NTAP), Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Ford Motor Co (F), and Honda Motor (HMC).

NetApp Inc (NTAP) Reached the 52-Week High of $59.48

NetApp Inc., formerly Network Appliance, Inc., is a provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Netapp Inc has a market cap of $21.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.48 with a P/E ratio of 38.4 and P/S ratio of 5.4. Netapp Inc had an annual average earning growth of 13% over the past 10 years.

On November 17, NetApp reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended October 29, 2010. Revenues for the second fiscal quarter of 2011 totaled $1.207 billion compared to revenues of $910 million for the same period a year ago, an increase of 33% year over year. GAAP net income was $165 million or $0.42 per sharecompared to GAAP net income of $96 million, or $0.27 per share for the same period a year ago.

NetApp Inc. is in the portfolios of John Hussman, Steve Mandel, Richard Aster Jr., Steven Cohen, Jim Simons, John Paulson, RS Investment Management, Jeremy Grantham, and Bruce Koyner.

Last month, Sell: Executive VP, Field Operations Robert E Salmon, Sell: Exec VP of Product Operations Manish Goel, and Sell: CEO and President Thomas Georgens sold shares of NTAP. Sell: Executive VP, CFO Steven J Gomo sold shares in September.

Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB) Reached the 52-Week High of $66.57

Biogen Indec Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the research, development and commercialization of targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Biogen Idec Inc has a market cap of $15.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.57 with a P/E ratio of 13.6 and P/S ratio of 3.5. Biogen Idec Inc had an annual average earning growth of 36.8% over the past 5 years.

On October 26, Biogen Indec Inc. reported results for the third quarter of 2010. Third quarter revenues were $1.2 billion, an increase of 5% over the third quarter of 2009. Third quarter 2010 non-GAAP diluted EPS were $1.35, an increase of 21% over the third quarter of 2009.

Biogen Indec Inc. is in the portfolios of Carl Icahn, PRIMECAP Management, John Hussman, Edward Owens, Bruce Koyner, Steven Cohen, David Dreman, Jeremy Grantham, Paul Tudor Jones, Mario Gabelli, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Jim Simons, George Soros, and Chuck Royce.

Last week, Sell: Chief Acct Officer VP & Contr Robert E. Gagnon sold 5,103 shares of BIIB stock. Sell: Director Lynn Schenk and Sell: EVP, HR, Public Affairs & Comm Craig Eric Schneier sold shares in December. Buy: Director Caroline Dorsa bought shares in August.

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.34

Bank of Nova Scotia is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. Bank of Nova Scotia has a market cap of $59.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.34 with a P/E ratio of 15 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Bank of Nova Scotia stocks is 3.5%. Bank of Nova Scotia had an annual average earning growth of 4.3% over the past 10 years.

On December 3, the Bank of Nova Scotia achieved net income of $4,239 million for 2010, meeting or exceeding its four key financial and operational targets. Earnings per share (EPS) (diluted) were $3.91, compared to $3.31 in 2009.

Bank of Nova Scotia is in the portfolios of Kenneth Fisher, Jim Simons, Jeremy Grantham, Bruce Koyner, and John Keeley.

Ford Motor Co (F) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.65

Ford Motor Company produces cars and trucks. The company and its subsidiaries also engage in other businesses, including manufacturing automotive components and systems and financing and renting vehicles and equipment. Ford Motor Co has a market cap of $64.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.65 with a P/E ratio of 9.4 and P/S ratio of 0.6.

On October 26, Ford Motor Company reported third quarter net income of $1.7 billion, or 43 cents per share, a $690 million improvement from third quarter 2009. Ford’s third quarter revenue was $29 billion, a decline of $1.3 billion from the same period a year ago. Excluding Volvo revenue from 2009, Ford’s revenue in the third quarter was up $1.7 billion compared with the same period a year ago.

Ford Motor Co. is in the portfolios of Ken Heebner, Ronald Muhlenkamp, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Pioneer Investments, Donald Smith, Bruce Koyner, Mario Gabelli, Jeremy Grantham, Steven Cohen, Ron Baron, George Soros, and Kenneth Fisher.

This month, Sell: Group VP and General Counsel David G Leitch, Sell: Executive Vice President Mark Fields, Sell: Group Vice President Ziad S Ojakli, and Sell: Group Vice President Nicholas J. Smither sold shares of F stock. . Sell: Group Vice President Derrick M Kuzak sold shares in December.

Honda Motor (HMC) Reached the 52-Week High of $40.74

Honda manufactures a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles. Honda Motor has a market cap of $72.94 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.74 with a P/E ratio of 17.1 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Honda Motor stocks is 1%.

Honda Motor is in the portfolios of Tweedy Browne, Kenneth Fisher, Sarah Ketterer, Charles Brandes, Jim Simons, and Steven Cohen.



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