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GuruStocks at 52-week highs: ITW, ADI, CTXS, PSO, CPL

May 22, 2011 | About:

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), Citrix System Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO), and CPFL Energia S.A. (NYSE:CPL).

Illinois Tool Works. (NYSE:ITW) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.09

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and markets a variety of products and systems that provide specific, problem-solving solutions for a diverse customer base worldwide. Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a market cap of $28.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.09 with a P/E ratio of 17 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Illinois Tool Works Inc. stocks is 2.4%. Illinois Tool Works Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.2% over the past 10 years.

On April 26, Illinois Tool Works Inc. reported first quarter 2011 diluted net income per share of $1.24, an 88% increase compared to the 2010 first quarter. Excluding a one-time tax benefit of $0.33 associated with the settlement of an Australian tax case in the 2011 first quarter, earnings of $0.91 per share would have been 30% higher than the year-ago adjusted period. As previously announced, the Company eliminated the one month lag for the reporting of its international operations effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Last month, Sell: Director Robert C Mccormack, Sell: Vice Chairman Ernest Scott Santi, Sell: Sr VP General Counsel & Secy James H Wooten Jr, Sell: Executive Vice President Timothy J Gardner, and

Sell: VP & Controller, Ops Eugene A Osterkorn sold shares of ITW stock.

Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) Reached the 52-Week High of $41.8

Analog Devices, Inc. is one of the world leaders in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in signal processing applications. Analog Devices Inc. has a market cap of $12.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.8 with a P/E ratio of 16.2 and P/S ratio of 4.6. The dividend yield of Analog Devices Inc. stocks is 2.1%. Analog Devices Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.8% over the past 10 years.

Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) Reached the 52-Week High of $84.28

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 $15.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $84.28 with a P/E ratio of 48.6 and P/S ratio of 8.3. 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.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2011, Citrix achieved revenue of $491 million, compared to $414 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, representing 18% revenue growth. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 was $74 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $47 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 was $97 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to $75 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year.

Last month, Sell: CEO & President Mark B Templeton, Sell: General Counsel & SVP, HR David R Friedman, Sell: Director Godfrey Sullivan, Sell: Director Thomas F Bogan, Sell: Director Nanci Caldwell, and Sell: SVP, Online Services Division Brett Caine sold shares of CTXS stock.

Pearson Plc (NYSE:PSO) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.71

Pearson is a global media conglomerate. They publish books, periodicals, reports and screen-based services for professional communities worldwide, under brand names which include the Financial Times, Pitman Publishing and Churchill Livingstone. Pearson Plc has a market cap of $15.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.71 with and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Pearson Plc stocks is 3.4%.

CPFL Energia S.A. (NYSE:CPL) Reached the 52-Week High of $89.39

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 $14.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $89.39 with a P/E ratio of 15.9 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of CPFL Energia S.a. stocks is 5.3%.

Results for the first quarter of 2011 for CPFL Energia S.A. include an increase of 5.4% in sales within the concession area; disregarding the effect of CAT 97, sales would have grown 8.2% and annual Tariff Adjustments for CPFL Paulista (6.11%), effective as of April 8, 2011, and for CPFL Santa Cruz (8.01%), CPFL Leste Paulista (6.42%), CPFL Jaguari (5.22%), CPFL Sul Paulista (6.57%) and CPFL Mococa (6.84%), effective as of Feb. 3, 2011.


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