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52-Week High Companies: PGR, EC, LOW, MMC, BAP

April 02, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Progressive Corp. (PGR), Ecopetrol S.A. (EC), Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW), Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC), and Credicorp Ltd. (BAP).

Progressive Corp. (PGR) Reached the 52-Week High of $23.18



Progressive Corp. is an auto insurance company and a writer of auto insurance through independent agents. Progressive Corp. has a market cap of $14.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.18 with a P/E ratio of 16.1 and P/S ratio of 0.91. The dividend yield of Progressive Corp. stocks is 1.76%.

On January 19, The Progressive Corporation reported results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income was $256.7 million compared to $299.2 for the fourth quarter of 2010.

This month, Director Charles A. Davis sold 6,539 shares of PGR stock. Chief Marketing Officer M. Jeffrey Charney sold 10,000 shares in February. Chief Investment William M. Cody sold shares in December.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Reached the 52-Week High of $61.09



Ecopetrol S.A. is a Colombia-based petroleum company. Ecopetrol S.A. has a market cap of $125.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.09 with a P/E ratio of 14.37 and P/S ratio of 4. The dividend yield of Ecopetrol S.A. stocks is 2.59%.

On February 15, Ecopetrol S.A. reported results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Financial and operating results for 2011 were the highest in the company’s history. Consolidated average production was 724.1 MBOED, an increase of 17.6% compared to the consolidated average production of 2010. Revenues, operating income, EBIDTA and net income for Ecopetrol S.A. in 2011 grew 53.5%, 82.2%, 70.4% and 85.1%, respectively, compared to 2010. Ecopetrol S.A.’s net income in 2011 was COP$15,448.4 billion, equivalent to COP$379.97 per share.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) Reached the 52-Week High of $31.38

Lowe's Companies Inc. is a retailer of home improvement products in the world, with specific emphasis on retail do-it-yourself and commercial business customers. Lowe's Companies Inc. has a market cap of $39.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.38 with a P/E ratio of 18.9 and P/S ratio of 0.78. The dividend yield of Lowe's Companies Inc. stocks is 1.78%. Lowe's Cos had an annual average earnings growth of 6.5% over the past 10 years.

Last month, Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. Niblock, EVP-CFO Robert F. Hull Jr., Executive Vice President Business Development Gregory M. Bridgeford, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising Thomas J. Lamb, Senior Vice President Chief Accounting Officer Matthew V. Hollifield, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary Janet M. Saura, and Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Marshall A. Croom sold shares of LOW stock.

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) Reached the 52-Week High of $32.79



Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. is primarily a holding company which, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides clients with analysis, advice and transactional capabilities in the fields of risk and insurance services, investment management and consulting. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. has a market cap of $17.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.79 with a P/E ratio of 18.63 and P/S ratio of 1.55. The dividend yield of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. stocks is 2.68%. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.9% over the past five years.

On February 14, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Consolidated revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $2.9 billion, an increase of 4% from the fourth quarter of 2010, or 3% on an underlying basis. Net income was $256 million compared with $203 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Earnings per share increased to $.46 from $.37.

Last month, Director R. David Yost bought 15,000 shares of MMC stock. Senior Vice President and Controller Robert J. Rapport, Group President and COO, MMC Daniel S. Glaser, Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Communications Officer Orlando D. Ashford, and President and CEO, Oliver Wyman John Drzik bought shares in February. Senior Vice President and Controller Robert J. Rapport sold 15,000 shares last month.



Credicorp Ltd. (BAP) Reached the 52-Week High of $131.82



Credicorp Ltd. is a limited liability company to act as a holding company, to coordinate the policy and administration of its subsidiaries and engage in investing activities. Credicorp Ltd. has a market cap of $10.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $131.82 with a P/E ratio of 14.85 and P/S ratio of 3.92. The dividend yield of Credicorp Ltd. stocks is 1.48%. Credicorp Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 28.2% over the past 10 years.

On February 2, Credicorp Ltd. announced its unaudited results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Total net earnings for 2011 reached this way an unprecedented US$ 709.3 million reflecting an also outstanding 24.2% net earnings growth. Credicorp reported net earnings for fourth quarter 2011 of US$ 189.2 million, which represents a 10.7% increase quarter over quarter and 46.3% year over year and sets a new record for the corporation.

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