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Weekly 52-Week High Companies: Ametek Inc., Ecolab Inc., EOG Resources, American International Group Inc., and Target Corp.

July 21, 2013 | About:
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These Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Ametek Inc. (AME), Ecolab Inc. (ECL), EOG Resources (EOG), American International Group Inc. (AIG), and Target Corp. (TGT).

Ametek Inc. (AME) Reached the 52-Week High of $45.81

The prices of Ametek Inc. shares have reached $45.81, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $45.95. Ametek Inc. is incorporated in Delaware. Its predecessor was originally incorporated in Delaware in 1930 under the name American Machine and Metals, Inc. Ametek Inc. has a market cap of $11.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.81 with a P/E ratio of 23.64 and P/S ratio of 3.60. The dividend yield of Ametek Inc. stocks is 0.52%. Ametek Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ametek, Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On April 25, Ametek Inc. announced first quarter results that established records for sales, operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share. Ametek’s first quarter 2013 sales of $882.9 million were up 7% over the same period of 2012. Operating income was $197.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, an 8% increase from $182.8 million recorded in the same period of 2012. Net income in the first quarter of 2013 increased 14% to $125.1 million, from $110.2 million in last year's first quarter. Diluted earnings per share increased 13% to $0.51 per diluted share, from the first quarter 2012 level of $0.45 per diluted share.

In June, Director Elizebeth R Varet and Director Steven W Kohlhagen sold shares of AME stock. Director Elizebeth R Varet sold 2,000 shares in May.

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Reached the 52-Week High of $93.40



The prices of Ecolab Inc. shares have reached $93.40, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $93.47. Ecolab, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1924. Ecolab, Inc. has a market cap of $27.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $93.40 with a P/E ratio of 34.36 and P/S ratio of 2.35. The dividend yield of Ecolab, Inc. stocks is 0.95%. 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.

EOG Resources (EOG) Reached the 52-Week High of $148.67



The prices of EOG Resources shares have reached $148.67, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $148.7. EOG Resources, Inc. is a Delaware corporation organized in 1985. EOG Resources has a market cap of $40 billion; its shares were traded at around $148.67 with a P/E ratio of 54.35 and P/S ratio of 3.30. The dividend yield of EOG Resources stocks is 0.48%. EOG Resources had an annual average earnings growth of 11.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated EOG Resources the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On May 6, EOG Resources Inc. reported first quarter 2013 net income of $494.7 million, or $1.82 per share. This compares to first quarter 2012 net income of$324.0 million, or $1.20 per share. Adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first quarter 2013 was $489.9 million, or $1.80 per share. Adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first quarter 2012 was $317.5 million, or $1.17 per share.

In April, Director Gil Holzman, bought 2,000 shares of EOG stock. Director Alan Mark Friedman, bought 2,500 shares in February. Director H Leighton Steward sold 14,000 shares in July, VP, Accounting Ann D. Janssen sold 1,963 shares in June, and Chairman & CEO Mark G Papa sold 50,000 shares in May.

American International Group Inc. (AIG) Reached the 52-Week High of $46.88



The prices of American International Group Inc. shares have reached $46.88, which is 0.4% off the 52-week high of $47.09. 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 United States and abroad. American International Group Inc has a market cap of $69.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.88 with a P/E ratio of 11.52 and P/S ratio of 1.18.

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.

Target Corp (TGT) Reached the 52-Week High of $72.55



The prices of Target Corp shares have reached $72.55, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $73. Target Corp was incorporated in Minnesota in 1902. U. Target Corp has a market cap of $46.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $72.55 with a P/E ratio of 17.04 and P/S ratio of 0.65. The dividend yield of Target Corp stocks is 1.98%. Target Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 9.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Target Corp the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On May 22, TargetCorporation reported first quarter net earnings of $498 million, or $0.77 per share, which includes: losses related to the early retirement of debt of (41) cents per share; EPS dilution related to the Canadian Segment of (24) cents, and net accounting gains of 36 cents associated with the sale of Target’s entire consumer credit card receivables portfolio to TD Bank Group.

In June, Executive Officer Anthony S. Fisher, Executive Officer Laysha Ward, and Executive Officer Jodee A Kozlak sold shares of TGT stock. Executive Officer John J Mulligan and Executive Officer Beth M Jacob sold shares in May.


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