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52-Week High Companies: CELG, MON, ECL, SBUX, NWSA

January 15, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs: Celgene Corp. (CELG), Monsanto Co. (MON), Ecolab Inc. (ECL), Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), and News Corp. (NWSA).

Celgene Corp. (CELG) Reached the 52-Week High of $72.63<

Celgene Corp. is an independent biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of orally administered, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. Celgene Corp. has a market cap of $32.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $72.63 with a P/E ratio of 23.4 and P/S ratio of 8.8.

On October 27, Celgene Corporation reported Non-GAAP net product sales of $1,218 million for the third quarter of 2011, a 38 percent increase from the same period in 2010. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2011 increased 34 percent to $469 million compared to $350 million in the third quarter of 2010. Based on U.S. GAAP, Celgene reported third quarter 2011 net product sales of $1,219 million and net income of $373 million or $0.81 per diluted share. For the third quarter of 2010, net product sales were $886 million and net income was $281 million or $0.60 per diluted share.

Last month, Director Ernest Mario bought 2,000 shares of CELG stock. CFO Jacqualyn A. Fouse bought 1,000 shares in November. Director Rodman L. Drake and CEO Robert J. Hugin bought shares in October.

Monsanto Co. (MON) Reached the 52-Week High of $79.59

Monsanto is a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products for growers and downstream customers, such as grain processors and consumers, in the agricultural markets. Monsanto Co. has a market cap of $42.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $79.59 with a P/E ratio of 25.3 and P/S ratio of 3.6. The dividend yield of Monsanto Co. stocks is 1.5%. Monsanto Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monsanto Co. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On January 5, Monsanto Co. reported results for the first fiscal quarter of 2011. The company achieved a strong first quarter that reflected the expected structural change in its earnings pattern based on improved sales in the growing Latin America market. Net sales increased 33 percent over the prior year's quarter to $2.4 billion, with significant gains in corn driven by the Latin America market. Gross profit for the total company increased 33 percent to $1.1 billion, and gross profit as a percent of sales was even with the prior year at 45 percent.

This month, Executive Vice President Human Resources Steven Mizell and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Robert T. Fraley sold shares of MON stock. Vice President Global Veg/Asia Commercial Consuelo E. Madere sold 1,227 shares in October. Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Brett D. Begemann sold 35,437 shares in July.

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Reached the 52-Week High of $59.69

Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab Inc. has a market cap of $17.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.69 with a P/E ratio of 24.5 and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Ecolab Inc. stocks is 1.4%. Ecolab Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ecolab Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On October 25, Ecolab Inc. reported results for the third quarter of 2011. Ecolab's reported sales rose 11% to a record $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2011; when measured in fixed currencies, sales rose 6%. Adjusted for currency and acquisitions, sales rose 3%. Reported net income attributable to shareholders declined 11% to $154 million, representing $0.65 per share.

Last month, Director Daniel S. Sanders and Director Jerry A. Grundhofer bought shares of ECL stock. 10% Owner William H. Gates III bought shares in August.

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Reached the 52-Week High of $47.36



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 equipments primarily through its company-operated retail stores. Starbucks Corp. has a market cap of $35.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.36 with a P/E ratio of 31.2 and P/S ratio of 3. 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 its 13-week fiscal fourth quarter and 52-week fiscal year ended October 2, 2011. EPS increased 27% to $0.47 in fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, including $0.10 attributable to non-routine gains, compared to $0.37 per share in fourth quarter fiscal year 2010, 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 fiscal year 2010, and an increase of approximately 15% on a comparative 13-week basis.

Last month, Chairman, President and CEO Howard D. Schultz sold 893,300 shares of SBUX stock. CFO and CAO Troy Alstead, Pres, Americas and US Clifford Burrows, and EVP, General Counsel and Secretary Paula Boggs sold shares in November.

News Corp. (NWSA) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.61



News Corp. is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers and information services; book publishing; and other. News Corp. has a market cap of $32.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.61 with a P/E ratio of 15.2 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of News Corp. stocks is 1%.

On November 2, News Corporation reported total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 of $7.96 billion, an increase of $533 million or 7% over the $7.43 billion reported a year ago. The company reported first quarter net income of $738 million ($0.28 per share), as compared to net income of $775 million ($0.30 per share) reported a year ago.


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