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52-Week High Companies: AMZN, WYNN, SO, KR, YUM

July 03, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN), Southern Energy Co. (SO), Kroger Co. (KR), and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM).

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Reached the 52-Week High of $209.49

Amazon.com Inc. seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they may want to buy online. Amazon.com Inc. has a market cap of $94.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $209.49 with a P/E ratio of 90.7 and P/S ratio of 2.8. Amazon.com Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 28.5% over the past 5 years.

On April 26, Amazon.com Inc. announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.Net sales increased 38% to $9.86 billion in the first quarter, compared with $7.13 billion in first quarter 2010. Operating income was $322 million in the first quarter, compared with $394 million in first quarter 2010. Net income decreased 33% to $201 million in the first quarter, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared with net income of $299 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in first quarter 2010.

This month, Senior Vice President L Michelle Wilson and Senior Vice President Steven Kessel sold shares of AMZN stock. In May, Senior Vice President Diego Piacentini, Senior Vice President Andrew R Jassy, and Senior Vice President L Michelle Wilson, and Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas J Szkutak sold shares.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) Reached the 52-Week High of $149.57



Wynn Resorts Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Capital will own and operate Le Reve, which they have designed to be the preeminent luxury hotel and destination casino resort in Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts Ltd. has a market cap of $18.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $149.57 with a P/E ratio of 46.7 and P/S ratio of 4.5. The dividend yield of Wynn Resorts Ltd. stocks is 0.6%. Wynn Resorts Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 28.9% over the past 5 years.

On April 19, Wynn Resorts Limited reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues for the first quarter of 2011 were $1,260.3 million, compared to $908.9 million in the first quarter of 2010. The revenue increase was driven by a 46.6% increase in revenues at Wynn Macau and a 24.0% revenue increase from our Las Vegas operations.

In May, CFO, Treasurer Matt Maddox, SVP/General Counsel/Secretary Kimmarie Sinatra, and COO Marc D Schorr sold shares of WYNN stock.

Southern Co. (SO) Reached the 52-Week High of $40.72



Southern Co. 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 $34.58 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.72 with a P/E ratio of 17.8 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of Southern Co. stocks is 4.7%. 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 percent decrease.

Last month, President & CEO, Gulf Power Mark A. Crosswhite, Executive VP & General Counsel G Edison Holland, Comptroller W Ron Hinson, and EVP & Pres. External Affairs Christopher C Womack sold shares of SO stock.

Kroger Co. (KR) Reached the 52-Week High of $25.08

Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. Kroger Co. has a market cap of $15.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.08 with a P/E ratio of 13.2 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of Kroger Co. stocks is 1.7%. Kroger Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kroger Co. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On June 16, the Kroger Co. reported total sales, including fuel, increased 11.0% to $27.5 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 compared with $24.7 billion for the same period last year. In the first quarter, which ended May 21, 2011, total sales, excluding fuel, increased 4.8% over the same period last year. Net earnings for the first quarter totaled $432.3 million, or $0.70 per diluted share. Net earnings in the same period last year were $373.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share.

This month, Group Vice President Lynn Marmer and Senior Vice President J Michael Schlotman sold shares of KR stock. Group Vice President Kevin M Dougherty and Senior Vice President Kathleen S Barclay sold shares in April.

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Reached the 52-Week High of $56.75

Yum! Brands Inc. is the one of the world's largest restaurant companies, with restaurants around the world in numerous countries and territories. Yum! Brands Inc. has a market cap of $26.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.75 with a P/E ratio of 22.1 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Yum! Brands Inc. stocks is 1.8%. Yum! Brands Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Yum! Brands Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Apr 20, Yum! Brands Inc. reported results for the first quarter ended March 19, 2011 including EPS of $0.63. Worldwide operating profit grew 5%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 18% in China and 8% in Yum! Restaurants International ("YRI"), partially offset by a 13% decline in the U.S. Worldwide system sales grew 5%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 24% in China and 6% in YRI. System sales in the U.S. were flat.

COO - Yum Emil Brolick and Chief Public Affairs Officer Jonathan David Blum sold shares of YUM stock this month. Last month, CEO - YRI Graham D Allan, SVP GC and CFPO Christain Campbell, Chief Public Affairs Officer Jonathan David Blum, and Vice President, Controller David Eric Russell sold shares.


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