52-Week High Companies: VTR, SRE, AMT, OMC, CHL
Ventas Inc. (VTR) Reached the 52-Week High of $58.91
Ventas Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust. Ventas Inc. has a market cap of $17.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.91 with a P/E ratio of 16.93 and P/S ratio of 9.64. The dividend yield of Ventas Inc. stocks is 4.21%. Ventas Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ventas Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.
On April 27, Ventas Inc. reported that normalized Funds From Operations ("FFO") for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 increased approximately 118 percent to $263.9 million, from $121.0 million for the comparable 2011 period. Normalized FFO per diluted common share was $0.91 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 21 percent increase from $0.75 for the comparable 2011 period. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period rose by 80 percent to 290.8 million, compared to 162.0 million in the first quarter of 2011.
Director Richard I. Gilchrist bought 2,500 shares in February. Director Douglas M. Pasquale and Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro sold shares in January.
Sempra Energy (SRE) Reached the 52-Week High of $64.89
Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $15.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.89 with a P/E ratio of 14.85 and P/S ratio of 1.56. The dividend yield of Sempra Energy stocks is 3.7%. Sempra Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.
On May 3, Sempra Energy reported first-quarter 2012 earnings of $236 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared with $254 million, or $1.05 per diluted share in the first quarter 2011.
This month, Director James G. Brocksmith Jr., Director William G. Ouchi, and Director Wilford D. Godbold Jr. sold shares of SRE stock. Executive Vice President and General Counsel Javade Chaudhri and CEO Debra L. Reed sold shares in April.
American Tower Corporation (AMT) Reached the 52-Week High of $67.62
American Tower Corporation is a wireless communications and broadcast infrastructure company with three operating segments. American Tower Corp has a market cap of $26.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.62 with a P/E ratio of 51.23 and P/S ratio of 10.9. The dividend yield of American Tower Corp stocks is 1.24%. American Tower Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 9.9% over the past 10 years.
On May 3, American Tower Corporation reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Total revenue increased 23.8% to $696.5 million and total rental and management revenue increased 25.1% to $684.0 million. Total rental and management Gross Margin increased 24.1% to $524.0 million. Total selling, general, administrative and development expense was$79.6 million, including approximately $12.6 million of stock-based compensation expense and the impact of a one-time state tax expense. Adjusted EBITDA increased 22.7% to $462.5 million, and the Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 66%.
Last week, Chairman, President and CEO James D. Taiclet Jr. sold 60,000 shares of AMT stock. Senior Vice President Finance and Corp Controller Robert Joseph Meyer Jr. and Director David E. Sharbutt sold shares in March. Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary Edmund Disanto, Director Raymond P. Dolan, and Executive Vice President International Operations William H. Hess sold shares in December.
Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) Reached the 52-Week High of $51.13
The prices of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) shares have reached $51.13, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $52.05. Omnicom Group Inc. provides corporate communications services to clients worldwide on a global, pan-regional, national and local basis. Omnicom Group Inc. has a market cap of $13.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.13 with a P/E ratio of 15.22 and P/S ratio of 1.01. The dividend yield of Omnicom Group Inc. stocks is 2.35%. Omnicom Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Omnicom Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.
On February 14, Omnicom Group Inc. announced that its net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 10.3% to $271.9 million from $246.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Omnicom’s diluted net income per common share in the fourth quarter of 2011 increased15.7% to $0.96 per share from $0.83 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010.
This month, Chairman Bruce Crawford sold 33,600 shares of OMC stock. Vice Chairman Peter Mead, Director Linda Johnson Rice, and President and CEO John Wren sold shares in March.
China Mobile Limited (CHL) Reached the 52-Week High of $56.17
China Mobile Limited offers mobile communications services principally using Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, which is a pan-European mobile telephone system based on digital transmission and mobile communications network architecture with roaming capabilities. China Mobile Limited has a market cap of $225.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.17 with and P/S ratio of 2.76. The dividend yield of China Mobile Limited stocks is 3.27%. China Mobile Limited had an annual average earnings growth of 17.1% over the past 10 years.
On March 15, China Mobile Limited announced its 2011 annual results. In 2011, operating revenue maintained favourable growth, reaching RMB528.0 billion, up 8.8% over last year. Continuing to lead the industry in profitability, the Group achieved a 5.2% increase over last year in profit attributable to equity shareholders, which amounted to RMB125.9 billion, with profit margin reaching 23.8%. EBITDA rose 4.9% over last year to RMB251.0 billion, with EBITDA margin reaching 47.5%. Basic earnings per share grew 5.2% over last year to RMB6.27.