52-Week High Companies: KR, VFC, KMP, TOT, CTXS
Kroger Company (KR) Reached the 52-Week High of $24
Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. Kroger Company has a market cap of $15.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $24 with a P/E ratio of 13.5 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of Kroger Company stocks is 1.8%. Kroger Company had an annual average earnings growth of 4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kroger Company the business predictability rank of 2-star.
On March 3, The Kroger Co. reported total sales, which include fuel, increased 7.4% to $19.9 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with $18.6 billion for the same period last year. Excluding fuel sales, total sales increased 4.2% over the same period last year. Net earnings for the fourth quarter, which ended on January 29, 2011, totaled $278.8 million, or $0.44 per diluted share. These results include a non-cash charge resulting from a goodwill write-down related to a small group of stores.
Last month, Sell: Chairman of the Board and CEO David B Dillon, Sell: Vice President & Treasurer Scott M Henderson. Sell: Senior Vice President R. Pete Williams, and Sell: Group Vice President Kevin M Dougherty sold shares of KR stock.
V.F. Corp. (VFC) Reached the 52-Week High of $97.27
V.F. Corporation designs, manufactures and markets branded jeanswear, intimate apparel, children's playwear, occupational apparel, knitwear and other apparel. V.F. Corp. has a market cap of $10.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $97.27 with a P/E ratio of 15.1 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of V.F. Corp. stocks is 2.6%. V.F. Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated V.F. Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.
On February 22, V.F. Corp. reported results for the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenues rose a stronger-than-expected 11% to $2,126.2 million from $1,915.4 million in 2009. On a constant currency basis, revenues increased 12%. Net income on an adjusted basis rose 8% to $196.1 million from $181.3 million, while adjusted earnings per share increased 10% to $1.78 per share from $1.62 per share. On a GAAP basis, net income was $54.2 million compared with $66.9 million in 2009, and earnings per share were $.49 compared with $.60 in the 2009 period.
Sell: Director Bedout Juan Ernesto De and Sell: Director W Alan Mccollough sold shares of VFC stock in January.
Kinder Morgan Energy Prtnr (KMP) Reached the 52-Week High of $73.95
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 Ptnr has a market cap of $16.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.95 with a P/E ratio of 50.4 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Kinder Morgan Energy Ptnr stocks is 6.1%. Kinder Morgan Energy Ptnr had an annual average earnings growth of 8.4% over the past 10 years.
On Jan. 19, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.13 ($4.52 annualized) payable on Feb. 14, 2011, to unitholders of record as of Jan. 31, 2011. The distribution represents an 8 percent increase over the fourth quarter 2009 cash distribution per unit of $1.05 ($4.20 annualized). KMP has increased the distribution 39 times since current management took over in February of 1997.
Last month, Sell: Director Gary Hultquist sold 1,000 shares of KMP stock.
Total S.A. (TOT) Reached the 52-Week High of $62.18
Total Fina SA engages in worldwide oil and gas production, other upstream, RM&T and an expanding multi-national specialty chemicals business. Total S.A. has a market cap of $146.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.18 with a P/E ratio of 10.2 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Total S.A. stocks is 4%. Total S.A. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Total S.A. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.
Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS) Reached the 52-Week High of $73.42
Citrix Systems, Inc. is one of the suppliers of application delivery and management software and services that enable the effective and efficient enterprise-wide deployment and management of applications. Citrix Systems Inc. has a market cap of $13.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.42 with a P/E ratio of 45 and P/S ratio of 7.3. Citrix Systems Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Citrix Systems Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.
On Jan. 26, Citrix Systems, Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. FINANCIAL RESULTS In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, Citrix achieved revenue of $530 million, compared to $451 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, representing 17 percent revenue growth. For the fiscal year 2010, Citrix reported annual revenues of $1.87 billion, compared to $1.61 billion in the previous year, a 16 percent increase. GAAP Results Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 was $94 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $88 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009. Annual net income for 2010 was $277 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, compared to $191 million, or $1.03 per diluted share in fiscal 2009.
Sell: CEO & President Mark B Templeton, Sell: SVP, Online Services Division Brett Caine, and Sell: Director Nanci Caldwell sold shares of CTXS stock last month.