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Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: MFC, BEN, LYG, MON

January 06, 2014 | About:

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, Manulife Financial Corporation, Franklin Resources Inc., Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Monsanto Company have all reached their 52-week highs.

Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) Reached the 52-Week High of $19.62

Manulife Financial Corporation was incorporated in the State of Canada on June 23, 1887. Manulife Financial Corporation has a market cap of $36.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.62 with a P/E ratio of 14.90 and P/S ratio of 2.08. The dividend yield of Manulife Financial Corporation stocks is 2.60%.

Manulife Financial has released its third quarter 2013 results. Net income for this quarter was $990 million compared with a net loss of $282.2 million in the third quarter of last year. Total insurance sales increased 4% year-over-year, and core earnings were up 18.3% to $677 million.

Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.08

Franklin Resources Inc. has a market cap of $36.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.08 with a P/E ratio of 17.00 and P/S ratio of 4.53. The dividend yield of Franklin Resources Inc. stocks is 0.72%. Franklin Resources Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Franklin Resources Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Franklin Resources Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2013 results ended Sept. 30, 2013. Net income was $509 million ($0.80 per diluted share) compared to $492  million ($0.77 per share) the same period of 2012. Operating revenues were $1.98 billion compared to $1.81 billion last year.

Chairman, CEO and President Gregory E. Johnson sold 29,950 shares of BEN stock on 12/04/2013 at the average price of $54.63. EVP and CFO Kenneth A. Lewis sold 9,300 shares of BEN stock on 12/20/2013 at the average price of $56.68.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) Reached the 52-Week High of $5.30

Lloyds Banking Group PLC provides a wide range of banking and financial services through branches and offices in the UK and overseas. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a market cap of $94.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $5.30 with and P/S ratio of 1.33.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Reached the 52-Week High of $116.35

Monsanto Company has a market cap of $61.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $116.35 with a P/E ratio of 25.30 and P/S ratio of 4.22. The dividend yield of Monsanto Company stocks is 1.34%. Monsanto Company had an annual average earnings growth of 17.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monsanto Company the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Monsanto Company generated fourth quarter revenues of $2.2 billion, an increase of 5% over the prior year quarter. Cash flow from operations was $2.7 billion compared with $3.1 billion a year ago.

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