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52-Week High Companies: EC, MAT, ORLY, V, REGN

April 16, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Ecopetrol S.A. (EC), Mattel Inc. (MAT), O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY), Visa Inc. (V) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN).

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Reached the 52-Week High of $62.73



Ecopetrol S.A. is a Colombia-based petroleum company. Ecopetrol SA has a market cap of $128.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.73 with a P/E ratio of 14.76 and P/S ratio of 4.11. The dividend yield of Ecopetrol SA stocks is 1.66%.

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.

Mattel Inc. (MAT) Reached the 52-Week High of $34.13



Mattel Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of family products on a worldwide basis through both sales to retailers and direct to consumers. Mattel Inc. has a market cap of $11.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.13 with a P/E ratio of 15.44 and P/S ratio of 1.85. The dividend yield of Mattel Inc. stocks is 3.63%. Mattel Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mattel Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On January 31, Mattel Inc. reported 2011 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. For the fourth quarter, the company reported net income of $370.6 million, or $1.07 per share, compared to last year's fourth quarter net income of $325.2 million, or $0.89 per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $768.5 million, or $2.18 per share, compared to last year's net income of $684.9 million, or $1.86 per share.

This month, Director Robert Eckert and Executive Vice President Ellen L. Brothers sold shares of MAT stock. CEO Bryan Stockton sold shares in March. Senior Vice President Treasurer Mandana Sadigh, EVP Chief HR Officer Alan Kaye, CFO Kevin M. Farr, and Director Andrea L. Rich sold shares in February.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) Reached the 52-Week High of $94.42



O'Reilly Automotive Inc. is a specialty retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories to both "do-it-yourself" customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. has a market cap of $11.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $94.42 with a P/E ratio of 24.7 and P/S ratio of 2.07. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated O'Reilly Automotive Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On February 8, O’Reilly Automotive Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, increased $81 million, or 6%, to $1.39 billion from $1.31 billion for the same period one year ago. Operating income for the fourth quarter increased to $207 million (or 14.9% of sales) from $164 million (or 12.5% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 26%. Net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, increased $17 million, or 16%, to $123 million (or 8.8% of sales) from $106 million (or 8.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago.

Director John Raymond Murphy and Director Ronald Rashkow bought shares of ORLY stock in January. Senior Vice President of Store Operations/Sales Jeff M. Shaw sold 10,000 shares this month. CEO and Co-President Gregory L Henslee sold shares in February and CFO and EVP of Finance Thomas McFall sold shares in January.

Visa Inc. (V) Reached the 52-Week High of $123.15



Visa Inc. operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa Inc. has a market cap of $100.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $123.15 with a P/E ratio of 23.46 and P/S ratio of 10.9. The dividend yield of Visa Inc. stocks is 0.71%.

On February 8, Visa Inc. announced financial results for the company's fiscal first quarter 2012 ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter was $1.0 billion, or $1.49 per share of diluted class A common stock, an increase of 21% over the prior year. Net operating revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $2.5 billion, an increase of 14% over the prior year and driven by strong double-digit growth in service revenues, data processing revenues and international transaction revenues.

In March, Chairman and CEO Joseph W. Saunders and President John Partridge sold shares of V stock. CFO Byron H. Pollitt Jr. and Group President, APCEMEA Elizabeth Buse sold shares in February. Group President, Americas William M. Sheedy sold 52,000 shares in January. General Counsel Joshua R. Floum and Group President, APCEMEA Elizabeth Buse sold shares in December.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) Reached the 52-Week High of $122.6



Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and intends to commercialize therapeutic drugs for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $11.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $122.6 with and P/S ratio of 25.82. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.4% over the past five years.

On February 13, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter of 2011. The company reported total revenues of $123.0 million for the fourth quarter and $445.8 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. Non-GAAP net loss was $34.0 million, or $0.37 per share (basic and diluted), for the fourth quarter and non-GAAP net loss was $161.7 million, or $1.79 per share (basic and diluted), for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

Last month, Executive Vice President CSO President Regeneron Re George Yancopoulos, Director Joseph L. Goldstein, and Director Michael S. Brown sold shares of REGN stock. Director Eric M. Shooter and Senior Vice President Finance and Admin CFO Treasurer Murray A. Goldberg sold shares in February.

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