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52-Week High Companies: KFT, YUM, PPL, AEP, WMT

November 13, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), PPL Corp. (PPL), American Electric Power Company (AEP), and Walmart Stores (WMT).

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) Reached the 52-Week High of $35.57

Kraft Foods Inc. is the largest branded food and beverage company headquartered in the U.S. Kraft Foods Inc. has a market cap of $62.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.57 with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Kraft Foods Inc. stocks is 3.3%. Kraft Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.3% over the past five years.

On November 2, Kraft Foods Inc. reported third quarter results. Net revenues for the third quarter were $13.2 billion, up 11.5%. Operating income was $1.7 billion, and operating income margin was 12.8%.

In August, Executive Vice President Strategy Sam Brian Rovit and Director Fredric G. Reynolds bought shares of KFT stock. Executive Vice President and President Kraft Europe Michael A. Clarke sold 80,011 shares in August.

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Reached the 52-Week High of $55.81



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 $25.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.81 with a P/E ratio of 20.4 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Yum! Brands Inc. stocks is 2.1%. 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 Oct. 4, Yum! Brands Inc. reported results for the third quarter ended Sept. 3, 2011 including EPS of $0.83, excluding Special Items. Operating profit grew 7% in China and 3% at Yum! Restaurants International ("YRI"), prior to foreign currency translation. Operating profit declined 16% in the U.S. Worldwide system sales grew 6%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 29% in China and 8% at YRI. System sales in the U.S. declined 3%.

This month, Chief Public Affairs Officer Jonathan David Blum sold 2,898 shares of YUM stock. In September, COO Yum Emil Brolick and Chief Public Affairs Officer Jonathan David Blum sold shares.

PPL Corp. (PPL) Reached the 52-Week High of $30.24

PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. PPL Corp. has a market cap of $17.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.24 with a P/E ratio of 10.5 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of PPL Corp. stocks is 4.7%.

On Nov. 3, PPL Corporation announced third-quarter reported earnings of $444 million, or $0.76 per share, up from $248 million, or $0.51 per share, a year ago. For the first nine months of 2011, PPL's reported earnings were $1.04 billion, or $1.91 per share, compared with $583 million, or $1.40 per share, a year ago.

This month, President and COO William H. Spence sold 13,661 shares of PPL stock. Vice President Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer Jerry Matthews Simmons Jr. sold 4,828 shares in September.

American Electric Power Company (AEP) Reached the 52-Week High of $39.52

American Electric Power is a public utility holding company which owns, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common stock of its domestic electric utility subsidiaries and varying percentages of other subsidiaries. American Electric Power Company has a market cap of $19.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.52 with a P/E ratio of 12.8 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of American Electric Power Company stocks is 4.7%. American Electric Power Company had an annual average earnings growth of 2% over the past 5 years.

On Oct. 26, American Electric Power Company reported 2011 third-quarter earnings, prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), of $928 million or $1.93 per share, compared with $555 million or $1.16 per share for third-quarter 2010. Ongoing earnings (earnings excluding special items) for third-quarter 2011 were $566 million or $1.17 per share, compared with $552 million or $1.15 per share in third-quarter 2010.

In August, Director James F. Cordes bought 2,000 shares of AEP stock.

Walmart Stores (WMT) Reached the 52-Week High of $59.2

Walmart Stores Inc. is the world's largest retailer. Walmart Stores has a market cap of $204.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.2 with a P/E ratio of 13.7 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Walmart Stores stocks is 2.5%. Walmart Stores had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walmart Stores the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On August 16, Walmart Stores Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 were $108.6 billion, an increase of 5.5 percent from $103.0 billion in last year's second quarter. Income from continuing operations attributable to Walmart for the quarter was $3.8 billion, up 5.7 percent from last year. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to Walmart (EPS) for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 were $1.09. In comparison, last year's EPS was $0.97.

In June, Vice Chairman Wright Eduardo Castro and Senior Vice President Steven P. Whaley sold shares of WMT stock.

Rating: 2.3/5 (4 votes)

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