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52-Week High Companies: Ameriprise Financial Inc., American International Group Inc., Discover Communications Inc., Ecolab Inc. and US Bancorp.

July 15, 2013 | About:
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These stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP), American International Group Inc. (AIG), Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK), Ecolab Inc. (ECL) and US Bancorp (USB).



Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP) Reached the 52-Week High of $86.60


The prices of Ameriprise Financial Inc. shares have reached $86.60, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $86.78. Ameriprise Financial Inc. was formed in 1983 as a Delaware corporation in connection with American Express Company's 1984 acquisition of IDS Financial Services from Alleghany Corporation. Ameriprise Financial Inc. has a market cap of $17.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $86.60 with a P/E ratio of 16.84 and P/S ratio of 1.82. The dividend yield of Ameriprise Financial Inc. stocks is 2.04%.

On April 22, Ameriprise Financial Inc. reported first quarter 2013 net income from continuing operations attributable to Ameriprise Financial of $336 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, compared to $245 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, a year ago. First quarter 2013 operating earnings were $338 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, compared to $335 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, a year ago. First quarter 2013 operating net revenues increased 4 percent from a year ago to $2.6 billion.

In May, Chairman and CEO James M. Cracchiolo, CEO U.S. Asset Management William F. Truscott, Executive VP and CFO Walter Stanley Berman, President Advice and Wealth Management and COO Charles Neal Maglaque, President Ins and Chief Strategic Officer John Robert Woerner, President AWM Products and Services Joseph Edward Sweeney, President Financial Planning and Wealth and CMO Kim Michelle Sharan, and Executive VP and General Counsel John Carl Junek sold shares of AMP stock.

American International Group Inc. (AIG) Reached the 52-Week High of $46.74

The prices of American International Group Inc. shares have reached $46.74, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $46.83. American International Group Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the U.S. and abroad. American International Group Inc. has a market cap of $67.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.74 with a P/E ratio of 11.48 and P/S ratio of 1.16.

On May 2, American International Group Inc. reported net income attributable to AIG of $2.2 billion and after-tax operating income of $2.0 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to net income attributable to AIG of $3.2 billion and after-tax operating income of $3.0 billion for the first quarter of 2012.

In May, Director William G. Jurgensen bought 10,000 shares of AIG stock.

Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Reached the 52-Week High of $76.64

The prices of Discovery Communications Inc. shares have reached $76.64, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $76.66. Discovery Communications Inc. was formed on Sept. 17, 2008, in connection with Discovery Holding Company "DHC" and Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership "Advance/Newhouse," combining their respective ownership interests in Discovery Communications Holding LLC (DCH) and exchanging those interests with and into Discovery (the Discovery Formation).

Discovery Communications Inc. has a market cap of $18.58 billion; its shares were traded at around $76.64 with a P/E ratio of 29.76 and P/S ratio of 6.29. Discovery Communications Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.4% over the past five years.

On May 7, Discovery Communications Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter endedMarch 31, 2013. First quarter revenues of $1.156 billion were up $71 million, or 7%, compared to the first quarter a year ago, led by 17% growth at International Networks and 1% growth at U.S. Networks which included the impact of additional licensing revenues in the prior year. First quarter net income available to Discovery Communications Inc. stockholders of $231 million ($0.63 per diluted share) increased $10 million compared to $221 million ($0.57 per diluted share) for the first quarter a year ago.



Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Reached the 52-Week High of $90.29


The prices of Ecolab Inc. shares have reached $90.29, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $90.29. Ecolab Inc. was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1924. Ecolab Inc. has a market cap of $26.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $90.29 with a P/E ratio of 33.22 and P/S ratio of 2.27. The dividend yield of Ecolab Inc. stocks is 0.99%. Ecolab Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ecolab Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On April 30, Ecolab Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2013. Ecolab's reported and fixed currency sales rose 2% to a record $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013. When adjusted for acquisitions and divestitures, first quarter 2013 fixed currency sales rose 3%. First quarter 2013 reported operating income increased 58% to $262 million.

In May, Director Jerry A Grundhofer bought 5,935 shares of ECL stock. Director Jerry W Levin sold shares in May and Executive VP - Human Resources Michael L Meyer sold shares in March.

Comcast Corp (CMCSK) Reached the 52-Week High of $42.72

The prices of Comcast Corp shares have reached $42.72, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $42.76. Comcast Corporation was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania in December 2001. Comcast Corp has a market cap of $111.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.72 with a P/E ratio of 17.99 and P/S ratio of 1.83. The dividend yield of Comcast Corp stocks is 1.67%. Comcast Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 22.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Comcast Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.



Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR) Reached the 52-Week High of $59.09


The prices of Ingersoll-Rand PLC shares have reached $59.09, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $59.49. Ingersoll-Rand PLC is an Irish public limited company. Ingersoll-Rand PLC has a market cap of $17.64 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.09 with a P/E ratio of 17.83 and P/S ratio of 1.30. The dividend yield of Ingersoll-Rand PLC stocks is 1.25%.



U.S. Bancorp (USB) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.66


The prices of U.S. Bancorp shares have reached $37.66, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $37.68. U.S. Bancorp was incorporated in Delaware in 1929. It is a multi-state financial services holding company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. U.S. Bancorp has a market cap of $68.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.66 with a P/E ratio of 13.02 and P/S ratio of 3.55. The dividend yield of U.S. Bancorp stocks is 2.16%. U.S. Bancorp had an annual average earnings growth of 19.6% over the past five years.

On April 16, U.S. Bancorp reported net income of $1,428 million for the first quarter of 2013, or $0.73 per diluted common share. Earnings for the first quarter of 2013 were driven by a year-over-year reduction in non-interest expense and a lower provision for credit losses.

Vice Chairman Joseph C. Hoesley, Vice Chairman Terrance R. Dolan, Vice Chairman Richard B. Payne Jr., and EVP and Chief Operating Risk Officer Michael S. Lafontaine sold shares of USB stock in May. EVP and Chief Credit Officer P.W. Parker sold 20,074 shares in April and Vice Chairman and CFO Andrew Cecere sold 41,298 shares in February.

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