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December 04, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Spectra Energy Corp. (SE), Dollar General (DG), Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN), Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A (KFT), and Starbucks Corp. (SBUX).

Spectra Energy Corp (SE) Reached the 52-Week High of $29.77

Spectra Energy Corp. is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. Spectra Energy Corp has a market cap of $19.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.77 with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and P/S ratio of 4. The dividend yield of Spectra Energy Corp stocks is 3.8%. Spectra Energy Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 6.3% over the past five years.

On November 3, Spectra Energy Corp reported 2011 third quarter net income from controlling interests of $254 million, or $0.39 diluted EPS, compared with $197 million, or $0.30 diluted EPS, in the prior year quarter. Ongoing net income from controlling interests for the 2011 quarter was $247 million, or $0.38 diluted EPS, versus $201 million, or $0.31 diluted EPS, in the prior year quarter.

Last month, Director Paul M. Anderson sold 50,000 shares of SE stock.

Dollar General (DG) Reached the 52-Week High of $39.94

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $13.64 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.94 with a P/E ratio of 19.7 and P/S ratio of 1.

On August 30, Dollar General Corporation reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter (13 weeks) ended July 29, 2011. Net income was $146 million, or diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.42, compared to net income of $141 million, or diluted EPS of $0.41, in the second quarter (13 weeks) of fiscal 2010. Excluding losses relating to the early repayment of long-term obligations of $58.1 million ($35.4 million, net of income taxes) in the 2011 quarter and $6.4 million ($3.9 million, net of income taxes) in the 2010 second quarter, net income for the 2011 second quarter increased 25 percent to $181 million, or diluted EPS of $0.52, compared to adjusted net income of $145 million, or $0.42 per diluted share in the 2010 second quarter.

In September, Chairman and CEO Richard W Dreiling, Executive Vice President and CFO David M. Tehle, 10% Owner Sachs Dgc Investors Lp Goldman, Director Adrian M. Jones, 10% Owner Fund Holdings L.P. KKR, 10% Owner Holdings L.P. Buck sold shares of DG stock.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN) Reached the 52-Week High of $74.91

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is a pediatric nutrition company. Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. has a market cap of $15.28 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.91 with a P/E ratio of 26.6 and P/S ratio of 4.9. The dividend yield of Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. stocks is 1.4%.

On October 27, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Net sales of $933.9 million in the quarter were up 15 percent versus the third quarter of 2010. GAAP net earnings of $0.70 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011 increased from $0.52 per diluted share in 2010. Non-GAAP (1)net earnings of $0.78 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011 were up from $0.57 per diluted share a year earlier.

Last month, Director Robert S. Singer bought 3,000 shares of MJN stock. In August, Director James M. Cornelius, Director Clesteen A. Clark, and Director Kimberly A. Casiano shares.

Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A (KFT) Reached the 52-Week High of $36.5



Kraft Foods Inc. is the largest branded food and beverage company headquartered in the U.S. Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A has a market cap of $64.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.5 with a P/E ratio of 16.8 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A stocks is 3.2%. Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A had an annual average earnings growth of 2.3% over the past 5 years.

On November 2, Kraft Foods Inc. reported third quarter results. Net revenues for the third quarter were $13.2 billion, up 11.5 percent. Operating income was $1.7 billion, and operating income margin was 12.8 percent. Underlying Operating Income, which excludes acquisition-related(2) and Integration Program(3) costs, grew 12.2 percent to $1.8 billion.

In August, EVP, Strategy Sam Brian Rovit, Director Fredric G. Reynolds, and EVP & President, Kraft Europe Michael A. Clarke sold shares of KFT stock.

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Reached the 52-Week High of $43.91



Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related equipment primarily through its company-operated retail stores. Starbucks Corp. has a market cap of $32.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $43.91 with a P/E ratio of 28.9 and P/S ratio of 2.8. The dividend yield of Starbucks Corp. stocks is 1.6%. Starbucks Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Starbucks Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On November 03, Starbucks Corporation reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal fourth quarter ended October 2, 2011. EPS increased 27% to $0.47 in Q4 FY11, including $0.10 attributable to non-routine gains, compared to $0.37 per share in Q4 FY10, which included approximately $0.05 related to the extra week. Total net revenues reached a record $3.0 billion, an increase of 7% from the 14-week period in FY10, and an increase of approximately 15% on a comparative 13-week basis

Last month, Chairman, President and CEO Howard D. Schultz, CFO and CAO Troy Alstead, Pres, Americas and US Clifford Burrows, and EVP, General Counsel & SECY Paula Boggs sold shares of SBUX stock.

Rating: 3.2/5 (12 votes)

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