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52-Week High Companies: EOC, ADP, TSM, T, ECL

June 05, 2011

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs], these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Empresa Nacional Electricidad SA (EOC), Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), AT&T INC. (T), and Ecolab Inc. (ECL).

Empresa Nacional Electricidad SA (EOC) Reached the 52-Week High of $56.75

Empresa Nacional Electricidad SA, also known as Endesa, generates, distributes and sells electric energy in Chile. Empresa Nacional De Elec. has a market cap of $15.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.75 with a P/E ratio of 10.8 and P/S ratio of 3.3. The dividend yield of Empresa Nacional De Elec. stocks is 2.9%. Empresa Nacional De Elec. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.1% over the past 10 years.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Reached the 52-Week High of $53.28

Automatic Data Processing Inc. is one of the largest providers of computerized transaction processing, data communication and information services in the world. Automatic Data Processing Inc. has a market cap of $26.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.28 with a P/E ratio of 21.7 and P/S ratio of 3. The dividend yield of Automatic Data Processing Inc. stocks is 2.6%. Automatic Data Processing Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Automatic Data Processing Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On May 2, Automatic Data Processing Inc. reported revenue growth of 12%, 7% organic, to $2.7 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011, Gary C. Butler, president and chief executive officer, announced today. Pretax earnings from continuing operations increased 3% from a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations increased 6%, which was positively impacted by a lower effective tax rate in the current quarter. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.85 increased 8% from a year ago on fewer shares outstanding. ADP acquired over 3.8 million shares of its stock for treasury at a cost of nearly $175 million fiscal year-to-date. Cash and marketable securities were $1.7 billion at March 31, 2011.

Last month, Sell: President & CEO Gary C. Butler, Sell: Corporate Vice President Jan Siegmund, Sell: Corporate Vice President Anish D. Rajparia, and Sell: Corporate Vice President Michael C. Eberhard sold shares of ADP stock. Sell: Corporate Vice President Alan Sheiness and Sell: Director Gregory D. Brenneman sold shares in March.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) Reached the 52-Week High of $13.64

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Co is the world's largest dedicated integrated circuit foundry. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a market cap of $70.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.64 with a P/E ratio of 13.3 and P/S ratio of 5.3. The dividend yield of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing stocks is 2.7%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had an annual average earnings growth of 22.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On May 10, Taiwan Semiconductor announced its net sales for April 2011: On an unconsolidated basis, net sales were approximately NT$36.23 billion, a decrease of 0.4% over March 2011 and an increase of 10.9% over April 2010. Revenues for January through April 2011 totaled NT$138.78 billion, an increase of 13.9% compared to the same period in 2010. On a consolidated basis, net sales for April 2011 were approximately NT$37.13 billion, a decrease of 0.5% over March 2011 and an increase of 9.8% over April 2010. Revenues for January through April 2011 totaled NT$142.5 billion, an increase of 13.1% compared to the same period in 2010.

AT&T INC. (T) Reached the 52-Week High of $30.65

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. AT&T Inc. has a market cap of $181.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.65 with a P/E ratio of 13.4 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of AT&T Inc. stocks is 5.7%. At&t Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years.

On April 20, AT&T Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2011. Results included $0.57 diluted EPS, compared to $0.41 diluted EPS, and $0.58 per diluted share when excluding significant items, in first quarter of 2010 and consolidated revenues of $31.2 billion in the first quarter, up more than $700 million, or 2.3%, versus the year-earlier period.

Last month, Sell: Director Gilbert F. Amelio sold 2,300 shares of T stock. Sell: Director Lynn M. Martin, color=red]Sell:[/color] Director Laura D. Tyson, and Sell: Sr. Exec. VP-Human Resources William A. Jr. Blase sold shares in April.

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Reached the 52-Week High of $54.1

Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab Inc. has a market cap of $12.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.1 with a P/E ratio of 23.7 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Ecolab Inc. stocks is 1.3%. Ecolab Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ecolab Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On April 26, Ecolab Inc. reported a strong first quarter performance as sales growth improved in all segments, led by strong sales gains in its U.S. Cleaning & Sanitizing, Asia Pacific and Latin America operations, and efficiency improvements offset higher delivered product costs to produce a double-digit adjusted earnings per share increase. Ecolab's reported and fixed currency sales rose 6% to $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2011; adjusted for acquisitions, sales rose 4%. Net income attributable to shareholders decreased 2% to $94 million. Reported diluted earnings per share were flat at $0.40.

Sell: EVP-Global Specialty Sector Roberto Inchaustegui sold 1,485 shares of Ecolab stock in May.


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