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52-Week High Companies: Darden Restaurants Inc., Netease.com Inc., Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd., Netflix Inc., Panera Bread Company

April 06, 2009 | About:

According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI), Netease.com Inc. (NTES), Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (SNDA), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), and Panera Bread Company (PNRA)

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) Reached the 52-Week High of $36.49

Darden Restaurants Inc. is the world's largest casual dining restaurant company based on market share sales and number of company-owned and operated restaurants. Darden engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. Darden Restaurants Inc. has a market cap of $5 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.49 with a P/E ratio of 13.87 and P/S ratio of 0.75. The dividend yield of Darden Restaurants Inc. stocks is 2.19%. Darden Restaurants Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 15.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Darden Restaurants Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. recently reported sales and diluted net earnings per share for the third quarter ended February 22, 2009. In the third quarter, diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations were 78 cents, a decrease of 2.5%, versus 80 cents in the prior year. Third quarter sales from continuing operations were $1.80 billion, compared to $1.81 billion in the third quarter last year, a 0.7% decrease.

DRI is in the portfolio of John Hussman of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc..

Sell: Chairman, CEO Clarence Jr Otis sold 95,525 shares of DRI stock in the last three months; the price of the stock has increased by 7.23% since his last sell. Sell: CFO, SVP C Bradford Richmond sold 16,152 shares in March and the price has increased by 5.77% since. Sell: Director Cornelius III Mcgillicudy, Sell: SVP Human Resources Daniel M Lyons, Sell: SVP, General Counsel & Sec. Paula J Shives and Sell: President, COO Andrew H Madsen all sold shares of DRI last month. The price per share has increased by more than 5%.

Netease.com Inc. (NTES) Reached the 52-Week High of $27.26

Netease.com is one of the leading Internet companies in China. The company's web site provides an intimate community setting for millions of registered Chinese users. The company also offers easily accessible Content Channels, putting its users in instant contact with all of the latest in news and online media. Netease.com Inc. has a market cap of $3.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.26 with a P/E ratio of 15.94 and P/S ratio of 7.59. Netease.com Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 52.9% over the past five years.

Netease.com Inc. recently reported results for the first quarter of 2008 ended March 31, 2008. Net revenues were $651,923,462 compared to $554,612,112 from the same period in 2007.

Netease.com Inc. is in the portfolios of Bill Miller of Legg Mason Value Trust, Sarah Ketterer of Causeway Capital Management LLC.

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (SNDA) Reached the 52-Week High of $42.88

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content, including some of the most popular online games in China. Shanda's interactive entertainment platform attracts a large and loyal user base. Each user can interact with thousands of others and enjoy the interactive entertainment content that Shanda provides. Interaction enriches your life. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. has a market cap of $2.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.88 with a P/E ratio of 17.02 and P/S ratio of 5.7.

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. recently reported results for fourth-quarter 2008. Consolidated net revenues increased 42.1% year-over-year and 8.4% quarter-over-quarter to RMB1,015.2 million US$148.5 million. Net income increased 17.1% year-over-year and 1.7% quarter-over-quarter to RMB342.7 million (US$50.1 million).

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. is in the portfolios of Sarah Ketterer of Causeway Capital Management LLC.

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Reached the 52-Week High of $43.07

Netflix Inc. is the largest online movie rental subscription service in the United States providing subscribers access to a comprehensive library of more than 18,000 movies, television, and other filmed entertainment titles. Netflix Inc. has a market cap of $2.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $43.07 with a P/E ratio of 32.14 and P/S ratio of 1.85. Netflix Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 81.9% over the past 5 years.

Netflix Inc. reported its results for fourth quarter ended 12/31/08 on January 26, 2009. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $359.6 million, representing 19 percent year-over year growth from $302.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $22.7 million, compared to GAAP net income of $15.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2007.

NFLX is in the portfolios of Bill Miller of Legg Mason Value Trust, John Hussman of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc., Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC, and Chris Davis of Davis Selected Advisers.

Sell: CEO Reed Hastings sold 50,000 shares of NFLX stock total March through April; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.76% since his last sell. Sell: CFO Barry Mccarthy has sold more than 80,000 shares beginning in December. Buy: Director Charles H Giancarlo bought 10,000 shares in November and the price of the stock has increased by 80.66% since. Sell: Chief Product Officer Neil D Hunt sold 6,000 shares of NFLX stock this month; Sell: Chief Content Officer Theodore A Sarandos , Sell: Chief Marketing Officer Leslie J Kilgore , and Sell: Chief Content Officer Theodore A Sarandos all sold shares in March.

Panera Bread Company (PNRA) Reached the 52-Week High of $57.96

Panera Bread Company operates a retail bakery-cafe business and franchising business under the concept names Panera Bread Company and Saint Louis Bread Company. The concept specializes in high quality food for breakfast and lunch, including fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches on freshly baked breads, soups, salads, custom roasted coffees, and other cafe beverages. The company targets suburban dwellers and workers by offering a premium specialty bakery and cafe experience with a neighborhood experience.> Panera Bread Company has a market cap of $1.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.96 with a P/E ratio of 24.77 and P/S ratio of 1.38. Panera Bread Company had an annual average earning growth of 20% over the past 5 years.

On February 12, 2009, Panera Bread Company reported net income of $26 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 30, 2008, including $0.03 per diluted share of charges. These results compare to net income of $18 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 25, 2007.

PNRA is in the portfolios of John Hussman of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc., Ron Baron of Baron Funds.

Sell: SVP, CFO Jeffrey W Kip sold 25,475 shares of PNRA stock last month; the price of the stock has increased by 12.43% since. Buy: Director Charles J Iii Chapman bought 145 shares in January and the price of the stock has increased by 7.04% since. Sell: SVP, Company and JV Operations William Henry Jr. Simpson, Sell: SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Sec. Scott G Blair, and Sell: Director Domenic Colasacco all sold shares last month.


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