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52-Week High Companies: MCK, PCLN, EL, ABC, CPL

March 27, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs], these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: McKesson Corp. (MCK), priceline.com Inc. (PCLN), Estee Lauder (EL), AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC), and CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL).

McKesson Corp. (MCK) Reached the 52-Week High of $79.59

McKesson Corporation, the world's largest health care service and technology company, delivers unique supply and information management solutions that reduce costs and improve quality for its health care customers. Mckesson Corp. has a market cap of $20.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $79.59 with a P/E ratio of 17.7 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of Mckesson Corp. stocks is 0.9%. Mckesson Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mckesson Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On January 31, McKesson Corporation reported that revenues for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010 were $28.2 billion. Third-quarter earnings per diluted share was 60 cents, which included a pre-tax Average Wholesale Price ("AWP") litigation charge of $189 million ($133 million after-tax or 52 cents per diluted share). Excluding the AWP litigation charge, third-quarter earnings per diluted share from continuing operations was $1.12, which included approximately 10 cents per diluted share of transaction expenses related to the acquisition of US Oncology. In the prior year's third quarter, earnings per diluted share was $1.19.

Sell: EVP, CFO Jeffrey C Campbell and Sell: EVP, Group President Paul C Julian sold shares of MCK stock this month. Sell: EVP, Human Resources Jorge Figueredo, Sell: EVP,GC & Chief Compl. Officer Laureen Seeger, Sell: EVP, CTO & CIO Randall N Spratt, and Sell: Vice President & Controller Nigel A Rees sold shares in February.

priceline.com Inc. (PCLN) Reached the 52-Week High of $487

Priceline.com Incorporated has pioneered a unique e-commerce pricing system known as a `demand collection system` that enables consumers to use the Internet to save money on a wide range of products and services while enabling sellers to generate incremental revenue. Priceline.com Inc. has a market cap of $23.94 billion; its shares were traded at around $487 with a P/E ratio of 39.7 and P/S ratio of 7.9. Priceline.com Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 61.7% over the past 5 years.

On February 23, Priceline.com Incorporated reported 4th quarter and full-year 2010 financial results for the Priceline Group of Companies.

The group had revenues in the 4th quarter of $731 million, a 35.0% increase over a year ago. Gross profit for the 4th quarter was $478.4 million, a 52.8% increase from the prior year. GAAP net income applicable to common shareholders for the 4th quarter was $135.7 million, or $2.66 per diluted share, which compares to $78.4 million or $1.55 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago.

This month, Sell: President and CEO Jeffery H Boyd, Sell: CFO Daniel J Finnegan, and Sell: Vice Chairman Robert J Jr Mylod sold shares of PCLN stock.

Estee Lauder. (EL) Reached the 52-Week High of $94.47

Estee Lauder Co. is a manufacturer and marketer of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Estee Lauder Co. has a market cap of $18.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $94.47 with a P/E ratio of 28.1 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Estee Lauder Co. stocks is 0.8%. Estee Lauder Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years.

On February 3, the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2010 that were sharply higher than the prior-year period. For the quarter, the company had net sales of $2.49 billion, a 10% increase compared with $2.26 billion reported in the prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, net sales increased 11% from a year ago. The Company reported net earnings for the quarter of $343.9 million, a 34% increase from $256.2 million last year. Diluted net earnings per common share rose 34% to $1.71, compared with $1.28 reported in the prior year.

Sell: Exec. V.P. - CFO Richard W Kunes and Sell: Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Secty Sara E Moss sold shares of EL stock this month. Sell: Director Rose Marie Bravo and Sell: EVP - Global Communications Alexandra C. Trower, Sell: Grat Remainder Trust Fbo 1992 sold shares in February.

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) Reached the 52-Week High of $39.29

AmerisourceBergen Corporation is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. AmerisourceBergen Corp. has a market cap of $10.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.29 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 0.1. The dividend yield of AmerisourceBergen Corp. stocks is 1.1%. AmerisourceBergen Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated AmerisourceBergen Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On February 4, AmerisourceBergen Corporation reported that in its fiscal year 2011 first quarter, ended December 31, 2010, diluted earnings per share were $0.57, a 10 percent increase. Revenue in the quarter was a record $19.9 billion, up 3 percent. The Company also reaffirmed its expectations for fiscal year 2011 diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.31 to $2.41. All the results are presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

This month, Sell: Director Jane E Md Henney and Sell: Director Charles H Cotros sold shares of ABC stock.

CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL) Reached the 52-Week High of $82.58

CPFL Energia S.A. is a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, distributes, commercializes and generates energy in Brazil, standing as the largest private group in the Brazilian electric sector. CPFL Energia S.A. has a market cap of $13.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $82.58 with a P/E ratio of 14.6 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of CPFL Energia S.A. stocks is 3.5%. CPFL Energia S.A. had an annual average earnings growth of 26.6% over the past 5 years.

CPFL Energia S.A. will announce results for the fourth quarter of 2010 on March 28, 2010.


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