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52-Week High Companies: Cigna, Seadrill, Harley-Davidson, Life Technologies and Vodafone Group

September 01, 2013 | About:

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Weekly 52-week high companies: Cigna Corp (CI), Seadrill Ltd (SDRL), Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG), Life Technologies Corp. (LIFE), and Vodafone Group PLC (VOD).

Cigna Corp (CI) Reached the 52-Week High of $78.69

The prices of Cigna Corp (CI) shares have reached $78.69, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $79.99. Cigna Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1981. Cigna Corp has a market cap of $22.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $78.69 with a P/E ratio of 15.58 and P/S ratio of 0.73. The dividend yield of Cigna Corp stocks is 0.05%. Cigna Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 10.4% over the past 10 years.

On May 02, Cigna Corporation reported first quarter 2013 consolidated revenues of $8.2 billion, an increase of 21% over the first quarter of 2012. Cigna's adjusted income from operations1 for the first quarter of 2013 was $497 million, or $1.72 per share. This result compares with $359 million, or $1.24 per share, for the first quarter of 2012. Adjusted income from operations1 in the first quarter of 2013 reflects strong revenue growth, favorable operating expenses and medical costs, including favorable prior year reserve development in the Global Health Care business of $48 million after-tax, or $0.17 per share.

In March, Director Eric C Wiseman bought 4,200 shares of CI stock. Pres. Global Individual HL&A Jason D Sadler, VP & Chief Accounting Officer Mary T Hoeltzel, and EVP, HR & Services John M Murabito sold shares in August. Pres. Regional & Operations Matthew G Manders and President & CEO David Cordani sold shares in June.

Seadrill Ltd (SDRL) Reached the 52-Week High of $46.26

The prices of Seadrill Ltd shares have reached $46.26, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $46.4. Seadrill Limited is an offshore drilling contractor. Seadrill Ltd has a market cap of $21.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.26 with a P/E ratio of 19.80 and P/S ratio of 4.58. The dividend yield of Seadrill Ltd stocks is 3.72%. Seadrill Ltd had an annual average earnings growth of 20.2% over the past 5 years.

On August 28, Seadrill Ltd reported results for the second quarter of 2013. Consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were US$1,268 million compared to US$1,265 million in the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit for the quarter was US$507 million compared to US$552 million in the preceding quarter. Net income for the quarter was US$1,750 million representing basic and diluted earnings per share of US$3.68 and US$3.53, respectively.

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) Reached the 52-Week High of $59.98

The prices of Harley-Davidson Inc. shares have reached $59.98, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $60.32. Harley-Davidson, Inc. was incorporated in 1981, at which time it purchased the Harley-Davidson motorcycle business from AMF Incorporated in a management buyout. Harley-Davidson Inc. has a market cap of $13.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.98 with a P/E ratio of 19.38 and P/S ratio of 2.34. The dividend yield of Harley-Davidson Inc. stocks is 1.22%. Harley-Davidson Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.1% over the past 10 years.

On July 25, Harley-Davidson, Inc. reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $271.7 million on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to net income of $247.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were$1.21, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter.

Last month, Chairman, President & CEO Keith E Wandell, SVP & CFO John A Olin, VP, General Counsel & Sec'y Paul J Jones, President-HDFS Lawrence G Hund, and Vice President, Communications Joanne M Bischmann sold shares of HOG stock.

Life Technologies Corp (LIFE) Reached the 52-Week High of $74.41

The prices of Life Technologies Corp shares have reached $74.41, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $74.98. Life Technologies Corp began operations as a California partnership in 1987 and incorporated in California in 1989. Life Technologies Corp has a market cap of $12.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.41 with a P/E ratio of 30.86 and P/S ratio of 3.42. Life Technologies Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 25.9% over the past 10 years.

On July 31, Life Technologies Corporation announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Revenue for the second quarter was $944 million, a decrease of 1 percent over the $950 million reported for the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue growth for the quarter was 1 percent compared to the same period of the prior year.

In May, Director David C Uprichard and Chief Legal Officer John A Cottingham sold shares of LIFE stock.

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) Reached the 52-Week High of $32.35

The prices of Vodafone Group PLC shares have reached $32.35, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $32.37. Vodafone Group PLC is a provider of mobile communications. Vodafone Group PLC has a market cap of $156.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.35 with a P/E ratio of 238.10 and P/S ratio of 2.32. The dividend yield of Vodafone Group PLC stocks is 4.75%.

On May 21, Vodafone announced results for the year ended 31 March 2013. Group revenue was down -4.2% to £44.4 billion; full year organic service revenue declined -1.9%; Q4 -4.2% EBITDA was down -3.1% at £13.3 billion; and organic EBITDA margin was down -0.1 percentage points excluding restructuring costs.

About the author:

guruek
David J. Merkel, FSA, CFA, is the Chief Economist and Director of Research of Finacorp Securities. His specialty is looking at the interlinkages in the markets in order to understand individual markets better. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, he takes care of his eight children with his wonderful wife Ruth.

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