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52-Week Highs: K, YHOO, CCL, BG, MCO

December 03, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Kellogg Company (K), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Carnival Corporation (CCL), Bunge Ltd. (BG), and Moody’s Corporation (MCO).

Kellogg Company (K) Reached the 52-Week High of $55.46

The prices of Kellogg Company shares have reached $55.46, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $55.78. Kellogg Company is the world's producer of cereal and a producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, meat alternatives, pie crusts and ice cream cones. Kellogg Company has a market cap of $19.84 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.46 with a P/E ratio of 16.36 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Kellogg Company stocks is 3.17%. Kellogg Company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kellogg Company the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Nov. 1, Kellogg Company announced third quarter 2012 reported net sales of $3.7 billion, an increase of 12.3 percent from the third quarter of 2011. Reported third quarter 2012 net earnings were $296 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, an increase of 2.5 percent from the $0.80 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2011. This quarter's reported earnings per share included approximately $0.04 of integration costs related to the acquisition of Pringles.

This month, CFO Ronald L. Dissinger, 10% Owner W. K. Foundation Kellogg and Director Dorothy A. Johnson sold shares of K stock.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Reached the 52-Week High of $18.77

The prices of Yahoo! Inc. shares have reached $18.77, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $18.93. Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services. Yahoo! Inc. has a market cap of $22.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.77 with a P/E ratio of 16.91 and P/S ratio of 4.46.

On October 22, Yahoo! Inc. reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("Revenue ex-TAC") was $1,089 million for the third quarter of 2012, a 2 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011. GAAP revenue was $1,202 million for the third quarter of 2012, a 1 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2012, non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share increased 66 percent year over year to $0.35.

In July, Director Daniel S. Loeb and Director Michael J. Wolf bought shares of YHOO stock. Senior Vice President, Global Controller and CAO Aman S. Kothari sold 21,250 shares in October.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Reached the 52-Week High of $38.66

The prices of Carnival Corporation shares have reached $38.66, which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $39.16. Carnival Corporation is one of the world's largest multiple-night cruise companies. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $22.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.66 with a P/E ratio of 19.04 and P/S ratio of 1.46. The dividend yield of Carnival Corporation stocks is 2.59%. Carnival Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 10.4% over the past 10 years.

On September 25, Carnival Corporation announced non-GAAP net income of $1.2 billion, or $1.53 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2012. Reported U.S. GAAP net income, which includes unrealized gains on fuel derivatives of $136 million, was $1.3 billion, or $1.71 diluted earnings per share. Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $1.3 billion, or $1.69 diluted earnings per share. Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $4.7 billion compared to $5.1 billion for the prior year.

Last month, President and CEO HAL Stein Kruse, 10% Owner Four Trust Eternity, Vice Chairman and COO Howard S. Frank, and 10% Owner Four Trust Eternity sold shares of CCL stock.



Bunge Ltd. (BG) Reached the 52-Week High of $73.16


The prices of Bunge Ltd. shares have reached $73.16, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $73.19. Bunge Ltd. is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain. Bunge Ltd. has a market cap of $10.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.16 with a P/E ratio of 13.02 and P/S ratio of 0.18. The dividend yield of Bunge Ltd. stocks is 1.48%.

On Oct. 25, Bunge Limited reported results for the third quarter of 2012. Results included total segment EBIT of $441 million, an increase of $250 million compared to third quarter 2011. Net sales were $17.29 billion, compared to $15.62 billion for the third quarter of 2011.

Last month, MD, Sugar & Bioenergy D. Benedict Pearcy and Controller Karen Roebuck sold shares of BG stock. CFO Andrew Burke sold 3,708 shares in October and MD, Sugar & Bioenergy D. Benedict Pearcy sold 1,250 shares in June.

Moody's Corporation (MCO) Reached the 52-Week High of $48.58

The prices of Moody's Corporation shares have reached $48.58, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $48.92. Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's KMV, a provider of credit risk processing and credit risk management products for banks and investors in credit-sensitive assets serving the world's largest financial institutions, Moody's Economy. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $10.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.58 with a P/E ratio of 17.99 and P/S ratio of 4.74. The dividend yield of Moody's Corporation stocks is 1.32%. Moody's Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 9.8% over the past 10 years.

On Oct. 26, Moody's Corporation announced results for the third quarter 2012. Moody's reported revenue of $688.5 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2012, up 30% from $531.3 million for the third quarter of 2011. Operating income for the quarter was $269.7 million, a 38% increase from $196.1 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income for the quarter was $293.8 million, a 36% increase from $215.3 million last year. Diluted earnings per share of $0.81 for the third quarter of 2012, which included a $0.06 legacy tax benefit, increased 42% from $0.57 in the third quarter of 2011.

Last month, President, Moody's Analytics Mark Almeida sold 46,000 shares of MCO stock. Executive Vice President and General Counsel John J. Goggins sold 64,000 shares in October.

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