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52- Week High Companies: CVX, GGP, DTE, COF, MRK

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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Chevron Corporation (CVX), General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP), DTE Energy Company (DTE), Capital One Financial Corp. (COF), and Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK).

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Reached the 52-Week High of $109.36

The prices of Chevron Corporation shares have reached $109.36, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $111.19. Chevron is the fifth-largest integrated energy company in the world. Chevron Corporation has a market cap of $215.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $109.36 with a P/E ratio of 8 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Chevron Corporation stocks is 3.3%. Chevron Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 14.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Chevron Corporation the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On July 27, 2012 – Chevron Corporation reported earnings of $7.2 billion ($3.66 per share – diluted) for the second quarter 2012, compared with $7.7 billion ($3.85 per share – diluted) in the 2011 second quarter.

In April, Vice President and Comptroller Matthew J. Foehr sold 36,000 shares of CVX stock. Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President George L. Kirkland, Executive Vice President James R. Blackwell, and Chairman and CEO John S. Watson sold shares in February.

General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.15



The prices of General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP) shares have reached $18.15, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $18.5. General Growth Properties is one of the oldest and most experienced shopping center owners, developers and managers in the United States. General Growth Properties Inc. has a market cap of $16.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.15 with a P/E ratio of 18.3 and P/S ratio of 5.9. The dividend yield of General Growth Properties Inc. stocks is 2.3%.

On May 1, General Growth Properties Inc. reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Core Funds from Operations was $222.1 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, as compared to $208.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the prior year period, an increase of 6.7%. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $197.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $5.7 million in the prior year period.

DTE Energy Company (DTE) Reached the 52-Week High of $61.15



The prices of DTE Energy Company (DTE) shares have reached $61.15, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $61.44. DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy Company has a market cap of $10.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.15 with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and P/S ratio of 1.2. The dividend yield of DTE Energy Company stocks is 3.9%. DTE Energy Company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.9% over the past 10 years.

On July 27, DTE Energy reported second quarter 2012 earnings of $146 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared with $202 million, or $1.19 per diluted share in 2011.Reported earnings in the second quarter of 2011 include an $88 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, adjustment to reduce income tax expense. Operating earnings for the second quarter 2012 were $146 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared with 2011 operating earnings of $111 million, or $0.65 per diluted share.

Last month, Corporate Secretary Lisa A. Muschong sold 1,000 shares of DTE stock. Group President Gerardo Norcia, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce D. Peterson, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communications Paul Christie Hillegonds, President and CEO Gerard M. Anderson, and Executive Vice President and CFO David E. Meador sold shares in May.

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.62



The prices of Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) shares have reached $57.62, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $57.62. Capital One Financial is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide a variety of products and services to consumers using its proprietary information-based strategy. Capital One Financial Corp. has a market cap of $32.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.62 with a P/E ratio of 12 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Capital One Financial Corp. stocks is 0.4%. Capital One Financial Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.2% over the past 10 years.

On July 18, Capital One Financial Corporation announced net income for the second quarter of 2012 of $92 million, or $0.16 per diluted common share, compared with net income of $1.4 billion, or $2.72 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2012, and net income of $911 million, or $1.97 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2011.

This month, Director Groep Nv Ing bought 39,948 shares of COF stock. Chief Information Officer Robert M. Alexander, President, Commercial Banking Michael Slocum, and Director Patrick W. Gross sold shares in March.

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) Reached the 52-Week High of $45.06



The prices of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) shares have reached $45.06, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $45.06. Merck & Co. Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Merck & Co. Inc. has a market cap of $132.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.06 with a P/E ratio of 11.3 and P/S ratio of 2.8. The dividend yield of Merck & Co. Inc. stocks is 3.9%. Merck & Co. Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.5% over the past five years.

On July 27, Merck announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. 2012 second-quarter non-GAAP EPS increased 11 percent over prior year to $1.05, excluding certain items. Worldwide sales were $12.3 billion for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 1 percent, or 5 percent excluding foreign exchange, compared with the second quarter of 2011.

In May, Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Richard S. Bowles III sold 27,377 shares of MRK stock. Executive Vice President and President MMD Willie A. Deese sold 42,466 shares in February.

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