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52-Week High Companies: HUM, DFS, HNZ, DISCB, DHR

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According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Humana Inc. (HUM), Discover Financial Services (DFS), H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ), Discovery Communications Inc Series B (DISCB), and Danaher Corp. (DHR).

Humana Inc. (HUM) Reached the 52-Week High of $78.33



Humana Inc. is a health services company that facilitates the delivery of health care services through networks of providers to its medical members. Humana Inc. has a market cap of $13.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $78.33 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 0.4. Humana Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 23.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Humana Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.



On May 2, Humana Inc. reported diluted earnings per common share (EPS) for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 (1Q11) of $1.86, compared to $1.52 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 (1Q10). Higher year-over-year earnings in the company's Employer Group and Health and Well-Being Services business segments were partially offset by lower earnings in the company's Retail business segment. EPS for 1Q11 and 1Q10 were positively impacted by $0.31 per share and $0.37 per share, respectively, as a result of favorable development of prior-period medical claims reserves.

This month, Sell: Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer James H. Bloem, Sell: Vice President & Controller Steven E. Mcculley, Sell: Director David A. Jr./ky Jones, Sell: Sr. VP & Chief Human Res. Off Bonnie C. Hathcock, and Sell: Senior V.P. Public Affairs Heidi S. Margulis sold shares of Humana stock. Sell: Sr. VP & Chief Serv. & Info. of Bruce J. Goodman and Sell: Chairman of the Board & CEO Michael B. McCallister sold shares in March.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) Reached the 52-Week High of $24.24

Discover Financial Services operates the Discover Card with more than fifty million card members, the Discover Network with millions of merchant and cash access locations, and the Goldfish credit card business in the United Kingdom. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $13.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.24 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Discover Financial Services stocks is 1%.

On March 22, Discover Financial Services reported net income for the first quarter of 2011 of $465 million, as compared to a net loss of $104 million for the first quarter of 2010. Discover card sales volume was $24 billion in the quarter, an increase of 7% from the prior year.

In March, Sell: EVP and CFO Roy A. Guthrie, Sell: Executive Vice President Carlos Minetti, and Sell: EVP, Chief Credit Risk Officer James V. Panzarino sold shares of Discover stock.

H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) Reached the 52-Week High of $52.5

The H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries manufacture and market an extensive line of processed food products throughout the world. H.J. Heinz Company has a market cap of $16.9 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.5 with a P/E ratio of 17.7 and P/S ratio of 0.3. The dividend yield of H.J. Heinz Company stocks is 3.4%. H.J. Heinz Company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years.

On March 3, Heinz reported third-quarter results with growth of 1.5% in sales, an increase of 20% in total Company net income, and higher earnings per share of $0.84. Heinz delivered organic sales growth of more than 14% in Emerging Markets, led by China, India, Indonesia and Russia, as well as organic growth of 3.8% in its Top 15 brands and higher sales and volume in North American Consumer Products.

Last month, Sell: EVP - President & CEO Europe David Charles Moran sold 119,721 shares of Heinz stock.Sell: Director Nelson Peltz sold 792,751 shares in March.

Discovery Communications Inc. Series B (DISCB) Reached the 52-Week High of $44.52

Discovery Communications Inc. is the world's No. 1 nonfiction media company. Discovery Communications Inc. Series B has a market cap of $12.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.52 with a P/E ratio of 23.31 and P/S ratio of 3.35. Discovery Communications Inc. Series B had an annual average earnings growth of 35.5% over the past five years.

On March 28, Discovery Communications Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter revenues of $951 million increased $82 million, or 9%, over the first quarter a year ago, led by 8% growth at U.S. Networks and 14% growth at International Networks. Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization (1) ("OIBDA") grew 17% to $427 million, driven by a 14% increase at U.S. Networks and an 18% increase at International Networks.

Danaher Corp. (DHR) Reached the 52-Week High of $53.86

Danaher Corp. has a market cap of $35.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.86 with a P/E ratio of 22.1 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Danaher Corp. stocks is 0.1%. Danaher Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Danaher Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On April 21, Danaher Corporation announced that net earnings from continuing operations for the quarter ended April 1, 2011, were $420.2 million, or $0.61 per share on a diluted basis, a 42% increase as compared to diluted net earnings from continuing operations per share for the first quarter 2010, and a 33% increase as compared to adjusted diluted net earnings from continuing operations per share for the first quarter 2010. Net earnings from discontinued operations for the quarter ended April 1, 2011, were $9.1 million, or $0.01 per share on a diluted basis.

In February, Sell: EVP & CFO Daniel L. Comas, Sell: Senior VP-Finance & Tax James H. Ditkoff, Sell: EVP Thomas Patrick Jr. Joyce, and Sell: SVP-Chief Accounting Officer Robert S. Lutz sold shares of Danaher stock.

Rating: 2.0/5 (6 votes)

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