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52-Week High Companies: MICC, DUK, SO, CL, BAX

June 19, 2011 | About:
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These Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs, according to GuruFocus list of 52-Week Highs: Millicom International Cellular S.A. (MICC), Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), Southern Co. (SO), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL), Baxter International Inc. (BAX).

Millicom International Cellular S.A. (MICC) Reached the 52-Week High of $110.18



Millicom International Cellular S.A. is an international operator of cellular telephony services, primarily in emerging markets where the basic telephone service is often inadequate and where economic development and change are creating new demand for communication services. Millicom International Cellular S.A. has a market cap of $12.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.18 with a P/E ratio of 18.24 and P/S ratio of 3.07. The dividend yield of Millicom International Cellular S.A. stocks is 1.27%. Millicom International Cellular S.A. had an annual average earnings growth of 31.1% over the past 10 years.

On April 19, Millicom International Cellular S.A. released results for the first quarter of 2011. Organic local currency revenues were up 12.7% versus first quarter 2010. Revenues were up 13.4% to $1.08 million (first quarter 2010: $954 million). EBITDA was up 12.9% to $509 million (Q1 10: $451 million).

Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.74



Duke Energy Corporation is an integrated energy and energy services provider with the ability to offer physical delivery and management of both electricity and natural gas throughout the US. Duke Energy Corp. has a market cap of $24.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.74 with a P/E ratio of 12.9 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Duke Energy Corp. stocks is 5.2%.

On May 3, Duke Energy Corp. announced first quarter 2011 adjusted diluted EPS of 39 cents, compared to 36 cents for first quarter 2010, and reported diluted EPS of 38 cents, compared to 34 cents for the same period last year.

Last month, Sell: Grp Exec,HR and Corp Relations Jennifer L Weber, Sell: Grp. Exec.,Chief Legal Office r& Corp. Sec. Marc E. Manly, Sell: Grp. Exec, Chief General Officer & Chief Nuc. Officer Dhiaa M. Jamil, and Sell: Grp. Exec. & Pres. of Commercial Businesses Keith Trent sold shares of DUK stock.

Southern Co. (SO) Reached the 52-Week High of $39.81



Southern Energy acquires, develops, builds, owns and operates power production and delivery facilities and provides a broad range of energy-related services to utilities and industrial companies in selected countries around the world. Southern Co. has a market cap of $33.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.81 with a P/E ratio of 17.5 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of Southern Co. stocks is 4.8%. Southern Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Southern Co. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On April 27, Southern Company reported first quarter earnings of $422.3 million, or 50 cents a share, compared with $494.5 million, or 60 cents a share, for the same period a year ago. Revenues for the first quarter were $4.01 billion, compared with $4.16 billion for the same period a year ago, a 3.5% decrease.

Last month, Sell: President & CEO, Gulf Power Mark A. Crosswhite, Sell: President & CEO, GPC William P. Bowers, Sell: President & CEO, SCS Susan N Story, Sell: President and CEO, MPC Iv Edward Day, Sell: President & CEO, So Nuclear James H. Miller III, Sell: Executive VP & General Counsel G Edison Holland, Sell: Comptroller W Ron Hinson, and Sell: EVP & Pres. External Affairs Christopher C. Womack sold shares of SO stock.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) Reached the 52-Week High of $87.88

Colgate-Palmolive is a global consumer products company, tightly focused on oral care, personal care, household surface care, fabric care and pet nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a market cap of $42.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $87.88 with a P/E ratio of 18.5 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Colgate-Palmolive Co. stocks is 2.7%. Colgate-Palmolive Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Colgate-Palmolive Co. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On April 28, Colgate-Palmolive Company reported worldwide net sales of $4 million in first quarter 2011, an increase of 4.5% versus first quarter 2010. Net income and diluted earnings per share in first quarter 2011 were $576 million and $1.16, respectively.

Sell: Chief Legal Officer & Secretary Andrew D. Hendry sold 1,000 shares of CL stock this week. Last month, Sell: Pres&CEO Hill's Pet Nutrition Neil Thompson, Sell: VP Fin.&Strat.Plan.Lat.Am. Francis M. Williamson, Sell: Sr. VP, Gen Counsel & Secretary Andrew D. Hendry, Sell: Pres. Colgate Greater Asia Derrick E Samuel, and Sell: Director Delano E. Lewis sold shares.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Reached the 52-Week High of $58.34



Baxter engages in the worldwide development, manufacture and distribution of a diversified line of products, systems and services used primarily in the health-care field. Baxter International Inc. has a market cap of $33.28 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.34 with a P/E ratio of 14.5 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Baxter International Inc. stocks is 2.1%. Baxter International Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Baxter International Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On April 21, Baxter International Inc. announced strong financial results for the first quarter of 2011, and raised its outlook for full-year 2011. Baxter reported net income in the first quarter of $570 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.98, which exceed the company's previously-issued earnings guidance of $0.92 to $0.94 per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, excluding special items in the first quarter of 2010, Baxter's earnings per diluted share increased 5% from $0.93 per diluted share in the prior-year period. Baxter's financial results for the first quarter 2010 included after-tax special items totaling $627 million (or $1.04 per diluted share) related to the COLLEAGUE infusion pump and a change in the tax treatment of post-retirement prescription drug benefits.

This month, Sell: Director Carole J. Shapazian sold 2,800 shares of BAX stock. Sell: Director Gail D. Fosler sold 9,538 shares in April.

Rating: 3.2/5 (6 votes)

Comments

rlp2451
Rlp2451 - 3 years ago
Wrong on many counts.

I can't find MICC anywhere on US exchanges

DUK:

Reached $19.50 on May17th.

SO reached 40.87 on May 19th

BAX: Reached $60.50 May 20th

Correct on CL only.

Who writes these things anyway?
gurufocus
Gurufocus premium member - 3 years ago
The purpose of this is to pointing out the stocks that are close to 52-week highs. Strictly speaking, rarely any stocks close a week at exactly its 52-week lows or highs.

Thanks!

rlp2451
Rlp2451 - 3 years ago


That's not much of an explanation, especially for the utility companies whose shares move in small increments. I can see if the new high was a day or so in reporting, but these were a month ago. There are dozens of new highs (usually) every day. Why pick these five? And what are you trying to say with all the "Sell" insider information. usually if there are a lot of sellers, it's not a good sign.

And what is the symbol for Millicom?

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