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52-Week High Companies: KFT, SBUX, SRE, AMT, HSY

January 01, 2012 | About:

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX), Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT), and Hershey Foods Corp. (NYSE:HSY).

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.36



Kraft Foods Inc. is the largest branded food and beverage company headquartered in the U. Kraft Foods Inc. has a market cap of $66.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.36 with a P/E ratio of 17.2 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Kraft Foods Inc. stocks is 3.1%. Kraft Foods Inc. 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.

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

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) Reached the 52-Week High of $46.01



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 $34.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.01 with a P/E ratio of 30.2 and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Starbucks Corp. stocks is 1.5%. 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 3, Starbucks Corporation reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011. EPS increased 27% to $0.47 in Q4 FY11. 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 and CFO and CAO Troy Alstead sold shares of SBUX stock. Director Myron E Ullman III bought 10,000 shares in August.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) Reached the 52-Week High of $55



Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $13.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $55 with a P/E ratio of 12.4 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Sempra Energy stocks is 3.4%. Sempra Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 2.4% over the past 10 years.

On Nov. 3, Sempra Energy reported third-quarter 2011 earnings of $296 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, up from $131 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2010. Third-quarter 2010 results included an after-tax charge of $139 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, from the write-down of Sempra Energy’s investment in the RBS Sempra Commodities joint venture, which was sold last year.

This month, Director Wilford D Jr Godbold sold 5,000 shares of SRE stock. Chairman Donald E Felsinger sold 131,788 shares last month. Senior VP G Joyce Rowland, Director James G Jr Brocksmith, and Executive VP and CFO Mark A Snell sold shares in September.

American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT) Reached the 52-Week High of $60.01



American Tower Corporation is a wireless communications and broadcast infrastructure company with three operating segments. American Tower Corp. Cl A has a market cap of $23.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.01 with a P/E ratio of 87.1 and P/S ratio of 11.9. American Tower Corp. Cl A had an annual average earnings growth of 9.1% over the past 10 years.

On November 2, American Tower Corporation reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Total revenue increased 27.1% to $597.2 million. Operating income increased 19.6% to $225.8 million. Cash provided by operating activities increased 4.9% to $275.5 million.

This month, EVP, Chief Admin Ofc, GC & Sec Edmund Disanto, Director Raymond P Dolan, and EVP, Int'l. Operations William H Hess sold shares of AMT stock. Chairman, President and CEO James D Jr Taiclet sold 60,000 shares in September.

Hershey Foods Corp. (NYSE:HSY) Reached the 52-Week High of $61.78



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 $13.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.78 with a P/E ratio of 22.5 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Hershey Foods Corp. stocks is 2.2%. Hershey Foods Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years.for the comparable period of 2010.

This month, SVP Chief Growth Officer Michele Buck sold 3,633 shares of HSY stock. VP CAO David W Tacka, SVP Chief Growth Officer Michele Buck, and President and CEO John P Bilbrey sold shares in September.


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