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52- Week High Companies: NXY, GPS, AGU, JJWN

August 13, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Nexen Inc. (NXY), The Gap Inc. (GPS), Agrium Inc. (AGU) and Nordstrom Inc. (JWN).

Nexen Inc. (USA) (NXY) Reached the 52-Week High of $25.64



Nexen Inc. is an independent, Canadian-based global energy company. Nexen Inc. (USA) has a market cap of $13.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.64 with a P/E ratio of 17.68 and P/S ratio of 2.09. The dividend yield of Nexen Inc. stocks is 0.78%. Nexen Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Nexen Inc. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On July 19, Nexen Inc. reported second quarter 2012 operating and financial results and provided an update on strategic priorities. Production volumes averaged 213,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), a 5% increase from the first quarter. Net income declined to $109 million from $171 million in the first quarter due

The Gap Inc. (GPS) Reached the 52-Week High of $34.22

The prices of The Gap Inc. (GPS) shares have reached $34.22, which is 1.2% off the 52-week high of $34.64. The Gap Inc. is a global specialty retailer which operates stores selling casual apparel, personal care and other accessories for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. The Gap Inc. has a market cap of $16.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.22 with a P/E ratio of 20.86 and P/S ratio of 1.15. The dividend yield of The Gap Inc. stocks is 1.46%. The Gap Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Gap Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On August 2, The Gap Inc. reported that net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased 6 percent compared with last year, and July 2012 net sales increased 12 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the second quarter, which ended July 28, 2012, increased 6 percent to $3.58 billion compared with $3.39 billion for the second quarter last year. The company’s second quarter comparable sales were up 4 percent compared with a 2 percent decrease in the second quarter last year.

Last week, Executive Vice President and CFO Sabrina Simmons sold 25,000 shares of GPS stock. Last month, EVP,GENERAL COUNSEL Michelle Banks sold 50,417 shares. Executive Vice President and Global HR and Corporate Affairs Gavin Eva Sage and Executive Vice President Global Supply Chain Colin Funnell sold shares in March.

Agrium Inc. (AGU) Reached the 52-Week High of $97.28

The prices of Agrium Inc. shares have reached $97.28, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $97.34. Agrium Inc. is a global producer and marketer of fertilizer and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North America and Argentina. Agrium Inc. has a market cap of $15.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $97.28 with a P/E ratio of 9.13 and P/S ratio of 0.99. The dividend yield of Agrium Inc. stocks is 0.46%. Agrium Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Agrium Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On August 2, Agrium Inc. announced record consolidated net earnings of $860-million ($5.44 diluted earnings per share) for the second quarter of 2012, compared with net earnings of $718-million reported in the second quarter of 2011 ($4.54 diluted earnings per share).

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) Reached the 52-Week High of $56.13

The prices of Nordstrom Inc. shares have reached $56.13, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $57.2. Nordstrom Inc. is one of the nation's fashion specialty retailers, with stores located in a number of states, including full-line stores, Nordstrom Racks, Faconnable boutiques, and free-standing shoe stores. Nordstrom Inc. has a market cap of $11.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.13 with a P/E ratio of 17.82 and P/S ratio of 1.07. The dividend yield of Nordstrom Inc. stocks is 1.92%. Nordstrom Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Nordstrom Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On August 9, Nordstrom Inc. reported its results for the second quarter, which reflected a shift in timing of the Anniversary Sale event with one week of the event moving into the fiscal third quarter. Net earnings were $156 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended July 28, 2012, compared with net earnings of $175 million, $0.80 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year.

In May, Executive Vice President James F. Nordstrom Jr. sold 19,720 shares of JWN stock. Executive Vice President Margaret Myers, Executive Vice President Michael G. Koppel, and Vice President and Treasurer Robert Ernst Campbell sold shares in March.

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