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52-Week High Companies: ATVI, VFC, BMY, D, SHY

October 09, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI), VF Corp. (VFC), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY), Dominion Resources Inc. (D) and Hershey Foods Corp. (HSY).

Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) Reached the 52-Week High of $12.52

Activision Blizzard Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard Inc. has a market cap of $14.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.52 with a P/E ratio of 16 and P/S ratio of 3.2. The dividend yield of Activision Blizzard Inc. stocks is 1.4%.

On August 3, Activision Blizzard Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. In the quarter, the company delivered record GAAP net revenues of $1.1 billion, as compared with $967 million for the second quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's net revenues were $699 million, as compared with $683 million for the second quarter of 2010.

In September, Director Brian G. Kelly and Principal Accounting Officer Stephen G. Wereb sold shares of ATVI stock. Chief Public Policy Officer George L. Rose sold 633,334 shares in June.

VF Corp. (VFC) Reached the 52-Week High of $129.48



V.F. Corporation designs, manufactures and markets branded jeanswear, intimate apparel, children's playwear, occupational apparel, knitwear and other apparel. VF Corp. has a market cap of $14.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $129.48 with a P/E ratio of 19 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of VF Corp. stocks is 2%. VF Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated VF Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On July 21, VF Corporation announced record results for the second quarter of 2011. Revenues rose 15% to $1,840.1 million from $1,594.1 million in 2010. Net income rose to $129.4 million from $110.8 million, while earnings per share increased to $1.17 from $1.00.

Last month, CFO Robert K. Shearer, Vice President VF Direct/Customer Teams Michael T. Gannaway, Director M. Rust Sharp, Vice President Administration and General Counsel Candace S. Cummings, and Director Ursula F. Fairbairn sold shares of VFC stock.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) Reached the 52-Week High of $32.38



Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global leader in the research and development of innovative lifesaving and life-enhancing treatments for heart disease; high blood pressure; stroke; diabetes; cancer; HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases; depression, schizophrenia and other mental disorders; pain; and other conditions. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has a market cap of $55.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.38 with a P/E ratio of 14.8 and P/S ratio of 3. The dividend yield of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. stocks is 4%. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 15% over the past five years.

On July 28, Bristol-Myers Squibb posted second quarter 2011 net sales of $5.4 billion, an increase of 14%, or 10% excluding the impact of foreign exchange, compared to the same period a year ago. U.S. net sales increased 15% to $3.6 billion in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago. International net sales increased 13%, or 3% excluding foreign exchange impact, to $1.9 billion.

In August, Senior Vice President and Controller Joseph C. Caldarella sold 58 shares of BMY stock. President Tech Operations and Support Functions De Notaristefani Carlo sold 106,382 shares in June.

Dominion Resources Inc. (D) Reached the 52-Week High of $50.27



Dominion Resources is a producer of energy. Dominion has one of the larger British Thermal Unit production capability among integrated utilities in the northeast quadrant of the United States. Dominion Resources Inc. has a market cap of $28.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.27 with a P/E ratio of 15.9 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of Dominion Resources Inc. stocks is 4.1%. Dominion Resources Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.5% over the past 10 years.

On July 28, Dominion announced unaudited reported earnings determined in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2011, of $336 million ($0.58 per share), compared with reported earnings of $1.761 billion ($2.98 per share) for the same period in 2010. Operating earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2011, amounted to $338 million ($0.59 per share), compared to operating earnings of $426 million ($0.72 per share) for the same period in 2010.

In August, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell Ii, Director Peter W. Brown Dr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark F. McGettrick, Director William P. Barr, and Director Mark J Kington bought shares of D stock.

Hershey Foods Corp. (HSY) Reached the 52-Week High of $58.99

The Hershey Company is a snack food company and the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products. Hershey Foods Corp. has a market cap of $13.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.99 with a P/E ratio of 22 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Hershey Foods Corp. stocks is 2.4%. Hershey Foods Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years.

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