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

January 31, 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. (GLD), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (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.

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

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (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 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 stocks is 4%. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company had an annual average earnings growth of 10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On November 3, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the first nine months of 2011 with consolidated Reported Net Income declining to P30.6 billion, or 4%, from the P32.0 billion recorded in the same period last year. Core Net Income for the first nine months of 2011, net of exceptional items, declined 3% to P30.6 billion, from P31.4 billion in 2010, or partly because of a stronger peso. Had the peso remained stable, Core Net Income would have been higher by P700 million, or P31.3 billion, substantially similar with that of last year.

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.

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 January 26, Amgen Inc. reported total revenue increased 3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2011 to $3,973 million versus $3,841 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, total revenue increased 4 percent to $15,582 million from$15,053 million in 2010. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.21 for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 3 percent compared to $1.17 for the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income decreased 6 percent to $1,039 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $1,103 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

In August, Director Carbonnel Francois De bought 1,000 shares of AMGN stock. Executive Vice President 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 fifty 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. The company purchased an additional $2.4 billion in private student loans in the fourth quarter. Credit card loans grew 3% from the prior year and Discover card sales volume was up 8%. The delinquency rate for credit card loans over 30 days past due continued to improve, declining to 2.39%. The credit card net charge-off rate declined to 3.24%.

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.

Rating: 2.2/5 (6 votes)

Comments

yhlbb
Yhlbb - 2 years ago
You missed the most obvious one. (Hint: the most valuable public company)

Maybe it's not a guru stock?

In my opinion, this stock is a "toll-booth" generator in a global scale.

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