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52-Week High Companies: GILD, PHI, XOM, AMGN, DFS

January 23, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company ADS (PHI), Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), and Discover Financial Services (DFS).

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) Reached the 52-Week High of $47.44

Gilead Sciences Inc. is an independent biopharmaceutical company that seeks to provide accelerated solutions for patients and the people who care for them. Gilead Sciences Inc. has a market cap of $35.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.44 with a P/E ratio of 13 and P/S ratio of 4.5. Gilead Sciences Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 31.4% over the past five years.

On October 27, Gilead Sciences Inc. announced its results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Total revenues for the third quarter of 2011 were $2.12 billion, up 9 percent compared to total revenues of $1.94 billion for the third quarter of 2010. Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $741.1 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, compared to net income for the third quarter of 2010 of $704.9 million, or $0.83 per diluted share.

Chairman and CEO John C. Martin sold 46,300 shares of GILD stock on 12/05/2011 at the average price of $40. John C. Martin owns at least 1,949,215 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 18.6% since.

This month, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Kristen Metza sold 18,000 shares of GILD. Executive Vice President Corporate and Med Affairs Gregg H. Alton and Chairman and CEO John C. Martin sold shares in December. Senior Vice President Human Resources Kristen Metza sold 5,000 shares in October.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company ADS (PHI) Reached the 52-Week High of $67.32



Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company is the country's principal supplier of domestic and international telecommunications services. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Ads has a market cap of $12.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.32 with a P/E ratio of 13.4 and P/S ratio of 3.8. The dividend yield of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Ads stocks is 4%. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Ads had an annual average earnings growth of 10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Ads the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On November 3, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company reported net income in the third quarter of 2011 was 9.3 billion Philippine pesos ($217 million), down from 10.3 billion pesos a year earlier. Net income and core net income in the first nine months both reached 30.6 billion pesos, 4 percent and 3 percent lower from a year earlier.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Reached the 52-Week High of $87.49



Exxon Mobil Corporation's principal business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. Exxon Mobil Corp. has a market cap of $419.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $87.49 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of Exxon Mobil Corp. stocks is 2.2%. Exxon Mobil Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.1% over the past 10 years.

On October 27, Exxon Mobil Corp. reported results for the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter earnings of $10.3 billion were up 41% from the third quarter of 2010, reflecting higher crude oil and natural gas realizations and improved refining margins. Earnings per share were $2.13, an increase of 48% from the third quarter of 2010.

In August, Director Edward E. Whitacre Jr. bought 10,000 shares of XOM stock. Vice President and General Counsel S Jack Balagia, Vice President and Treasurer Robert N. Schleckser, Vice President Robert Stuart Franklin, and Vice President and General Tax Counsel James M. Spellings Jr. sold shares in December.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Reached the 52-Week High of $69.57

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Amgen Inc. has a market cap of $60.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.57 with a P/E ratio of 13.4 and P/S ratio of 4.1. The dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 1.6%. Amgen Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amgen Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On October 24, Amgen Inc. reported total revenue increased 3 percent during the third quarter of 2011 to $3,944 million versus $3,816 million in the third quarter of 2010. Total product sales increased 3 percent in the third quarter of 2011 to $3,877 million versus $3,759 million in the third quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income decreased 3 percent to $1,280 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to $1,313 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Director Carbonnel Francois De bought 1,000 shares of AMGN stock in August. Executive Vice President of Operations Fabrizio Bonanni, Senior Vice President and CCO Anna Richo, and Chairman of the Board and CEO Kevin W. Sharer sold shares in November. Senior Vice President Human Resources Brian M. Mcnamee sold 1,000 shares in September and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary David J. Scott sold 20,000 shares in August.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) Reached the 52-Week High of $27.39



Discover Financial Services operates the Discover Card with more than 50 million card members, the Discover Network with millions of merchant and cash access locations, and the Goldfish credit card business in the United Kingdom. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $15.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.39 with a P/E ratio of 6.9 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Discover Financial Services stocks is 1.5%. Discover Financial Services had an annual average earnings growth of 25.6% over the past five years.

On December 15, Discover Financial Services reported net income of $513 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, as compared to $350 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Total loans grew 17% from the prior year to a record $57.3 billion. Credit card loans grew 3% from the prior year and Discover card sales volume was up 8%.

In October, Executive Vice President Harit Talwar sold 52,745 shares of DFS stock. Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Risk Officer James V. Panzarino, Senior Vice President and CIO Glenn P. Schneider, and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Kathryn Mcnamara Corley sold shares in September.

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