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52-Week High Companies: EL, CAG, MICC, KFT, HUM

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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs: Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (EL), ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), Millicom International Cellular S.A. (MICC), Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) and Humana Inc. (HUM).

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) Reached the 52-Week High of $100.85

Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. has a market cap of $19.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $100.85 with a P/E ratio of 26.6 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. stocks is 0.8%. Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years.

On May 5, Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared with the prior-year period. The company had net sales of $2.17 billion, a 16% increase compared with $1.86 billion reported in the prior year. The company reported net earnings for the quarter of $124.7 million, compared with $57.5 million last year. Diluted net earnings per common share rose to $0.62, compared with $0.28 reported in the prior year.

This month, President and CEO Fabrizio Freda, Executive Chairman, 10% Owner William P. Lauder, and Director Jane Lauder sold shares of EL stock. Grat Remainder Trust Fbo 1992 sold shares in May.

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) Reached the 52-Week High of $25.2

ConAgra Foods is an industry-leading, branded, and value-added food company. Conagra Foods Inc. has a market cap of $10.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.2 with a P/E ratio of 14.7 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Conagra Foods Inc. stocks is 3.7%. Conagra Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.8% over the past five years.

On June 23, ConAgra Foods Inc. reported results for the fiscal 2011 fourth quarter, which ended May 29, 2011. Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.62, 130% above the $0.27 earned in the year-ago period. Results include $0.15 of net benefit in the current quarter and $0.11 of net expense in the year-ago period from items impacting comparability; adjusting for those items, comparable diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.47 in the current quarter was 24% above the $0.38 earned a year ago.

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. reported results for the first quarter of 2011. Organic local currency revenues were up 12.7% versus the first quarter 2010. Revenues were up 13.4% to $1.08 billion (first quarter 2010: $954 million).

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) Reached the 52-Week High of $34.60



Kraft Foods Inc. is the largest branded food and beverage company headquartered in the US. Kraft Foods Inc. has a market cap of $59.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.60 with a P/E ratio of 16.5 and P/S ratio of 1.2. The dividend yield of Kraft Foods Inc. stocks is 3.4%. Kraft Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.3% over the past five years.

On May 5, Kraft Foods Inc. reported strong first quarter 2011 results. Net revenues for the first quarter were $12.6 billion. Operating income was $1.6 billion, and operating income margin was 13.1 percent.

In May, EVP, Chief Cat & Marketing Officer West Mary E. Stone and Director John C. Pope sold shares of KFT stock.

Humana Inc. (HUM) Reached the 52-Week High of $80.38



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 $13.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.38 with a P/E ratio of 11.2 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 02, Humana Inc. reported diluted earnings per common share (EPS) for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $1.86, compared to $1.52 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. In first quarter 2011, consolidated revenues were $9.19 billion, an increase of 10 percent from $8.38 billion in first quarter 2010, with total premiums and services revenue up 10 percent compared to the prior year's quarter.

This month, SVP & Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer Venkata R. Madabhushi sold 21,300 shares of HUM stock. In May, COO James E. Murray, SVP & Strategic Development Officer Paul B. K. Kusserow, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer Bonnie C. Hathcock, VP & Controller Steven E. Mcculley, and SVP, CFO & Treasurer James H. Bloem sold shares.

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