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Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: ORLY, LLL, BIIB, NVS

February 09, 2014 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs; O’Reilly Automotive Inc, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc, Biogen Idec Inc, and Novartis AG have all reached their 52-week highs.

O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Reached the 52-Week High of $149.20

O'Reilly Automotive Inc has a market cap of $16.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $149.20 with a P/E ratio of 25.80 and P/S ratio of 2.58. O'Reilly Automotive Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 18.70% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated O'reilly Automotive Inc the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc has released its fourth quarter 2013 results. Fourth quarter sales increased $133 million to $1.62 billion from $1.49 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fourth quarter net income increased 15% to $152 million, with diluted EPS increasing 23% to $1.40.

EVP of Store Operations/Sales Jeff M Shaw sold 2,500 shares of ORLY stock on Jan. 21 at the average price of $136.

L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) Reached the 52-Week High of $113.02

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc has a market cap of $10.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $113.02 with a P/E ratio of 13.10 and P/S ratio of 0.80. The dividend yield of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc stocks is 1.95%. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 12.00% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated L-3 Communications Holdings Inc the business predictability rank of 2-star.

In its fourth quarter of 2013, L-3 Communications Holdings reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $2.17, compared to $2.25 a year ago. Net sales decreased by 9% to $3.3 billion, and net cash from operating activities was reported at $646 million.

Chairman, President and CEO Michael T Strianese sold 104,367 shares of LLL stock on 02/04/2014 at the average price of $108.07. Director Claude R Canizares sold 1,393 shares of LLL stock on Feb. 5 at the average price of $109.35. Multiple other insiders have also sold shares of LLL stock over the past week.

Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB) Reached the 52-Week High of $315.54

Biogen Idec Inc., was formed as a California corporation in 1985 and became a Delaware corporation in 1997. Biogen Idec Inc has a market cap of $74.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $315.54 with a P/E ratio of 44.30 and P/S ratio of 11.79. Biogen Idec Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 13.60% over the past 5 years.

The company reported fourth quarter revenues increase of 39% to $2.0 billion from the prior year quarter. GAAP diluted EPS increased 56% year-over-year to $1.92

EVP Human Resources Kenneth Dipietro sold 1,655 shares of BIIB stock on Feb. 4 at the average price of $299.01.

Novartis AG (NVS) Reached the 52-Week High of $80.92

Novartis AG was incorporated on February 29, 1996 under the laws of Switzerland. Novartis Ag has a market cap of $196.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.92 with a P/E ratio of 21.80 and P/S ratio of 3.41. The dividend yield of Novartis Ag stocks is 3.13%. Novartis Ag had an annual average earnings growth of 5.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Novartis Ag the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Novartis has reported its fourth quarter 2013 results, which included group net sales of $15.1 billion and net income of $2.1 billion.

Check out the complete list of 52-Week Highs.


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