52-Week High Companies: SHW, LMCA, UN, LLY, KO
The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) Reached the 52-Week High of $136.08
The Sherwin-Williams Company is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of paint, coatings and related products. The Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $13.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $136.08 with a P/E ratio of 23.7 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks is 1.2%. The Sherwin-Williams Company had an annual average earnings growth of 9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Sherwin-Williams Company the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.
On July 19, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Compared to the same periods in 2011, consolidated net sales increased $218.3 million, or 9.3%, to $2.57 billion in the quarter and increased $499.0 million, or 11.9%, to $4.71 billion in six months. Unfavorable currency translation rate changes decreased consolidated net sales 2.5% in the quarter and 2.0% in six months. Acquisitions increase consolidated net sales 1.0% in the quarter and six months
In July, Senior Vice President Human Resources Thomas E. Hopkins, Director David F. Hodnik, President, Global Finishes Group George E. Heath, and President, LACG Timothy A. Knight sold shares of SHW stock. Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Development Steven J. Oberfeld sold 14,000 shares in June. Senior Vice President Finance and CFO Sean P. Hennessy sold 42,403 shares in March.
Liberty Media Corp (Capital) (LMCA) Reached the 52-Week High of $96.66
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses. Liberty Media Corp (capital) has a market cap of $10.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $96.66 with a P/E ratio of 60.7 and P/S ratio of 7.6.
On May 8, Liberty Media Corporation reported first quarter 2012 results. Liberty Media's revenue decreased 55% to $440 million in the first quarter, adjusted OIBDA decreased 77% to $110 million and operating income decreased 81% to $89 million.
In May, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold shares of LMCA stock. Executive Vice President Charles Y. Tanabe sold 5,807 shares in March. Senior Vice President Albert E. Rosenthaler and Executive Vice President Charles Y. Tanabe sold shares in February.
Unilever (ADR) (UN) Reached the 52-Week High of $35.4
Unilever is one of the world's largest consumer products companies. Unilever has a market cap of $102.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.4 with and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Unilever stocks is 3.1%.
On July 26, Unilever released its results for the half year and second quarter 2012. Turnover was up 11.5% at €25.4 billion with a positive impact from foreign exchange of 1.9% and acquisitions net of disposals was 2.2%. First-half underlying sales growth was 7.0% comprising volume growth of 2.8% and price growth of 4.1%. Second quarter underlying sales growth was 5.8%. Emerging markets underlying sales growth was up 11.4% in the first half; up 11.0% in the second quarter.
In May, CEO Robert R. Kauffman bought 10,000 shares of UN stock.
Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Reached the 52-Week High of $44.11
Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells products in one significant business segment — pharmaceutical products. Eli Lilly & Co. has a market cap of $51.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.11 with a P/E ratio of 11.8 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Eli Lilly & Co. stocks is 4.4%. Eli Lilly & Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Eli Lilly & Co. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.
On July 25, Eli Lilly and Company reported results for the second quarter of 2012. Worldwide total revenue was $5.601 billion, a decrease of 10 percent compared with the second quarter of 2011. Gross margin decreased 11 percent to $4.454 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $1.202 billion, a decrease of 24 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011.
Last week, Senior Vice President and President Lilly Diabetes Enrique A. Conterno sold 5,000 shares of LLY stock. SVP&Pres., Emerging Markets Jacques Tapiero sold 2,125 shares in June and Chief Accounting Officer Arnold C. Hanish sold 1,295 shares in May.
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Reached the 52-Week High of $80.71
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. The Coca-Cola Company has a market cap of $180.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.71 with a P/E ratio of 20.4 and P/S ratio of 3.9. The dividend yield of The Coca-Cola Company stocks is 2.5%. The Coca-Cola Company had an annual average earnings growth of 8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Coca-Cola Company the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.
On July 17, The Coca-Cola Company reported results for the second quarter of 2012. Second quarter reported net revenues grew 3% and comparable currency neutral net revenues grew 7%, driven by solid price/mix of 3%. Year-to-date reported net revenues grew 4% and comparable currency neutral net revenues grew 7%. Second quarter reported operating income grew 4% and comparable currency neutral operating income grew 7% in the quarter. Year-to-date reported operating income and comparable currency neutral operating income both grew 6%.
In May, Director Richard M. Daley bought 200 shares of KO stock. Director Evan G. Greenberg and Director Barry Diller bought shares in April.