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52-Week High Companies: AutoZone, O’Reilly Automotive, Check Point Software Technologies, Netease.com, And Macrovision

April 18, 2009 | About:
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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: AutoZone Inc. (AZO), O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP), Netease.com Inc. (NTES), Macrovision Corp. (MVSN)

AutoZone Inc. (AZO) Reached the 52-Week High of $166.38

AutoZone Inc. is the nation's leading specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories, primarily focusing on do-it-yourself customers. Many of the company's domestic auto parts stores has a commercial sales program which provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone Inc. has a market cap of $9.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $166.38 with a P/E ratio of 15.7 and P/S ratio of 1.4. AutoZone Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 23.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated AutoZone Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

AutoZone Inc. on March 3, 2009 reported net sales of $1.4 billion for its second quarter ended February 14, 2009, an increase of 8.1% from fiscal second quarter 2008. Net income for the quarter increased $9.2 million, or 8.6%, over the same period last year to $115.9 million.

AZO is in the portfolios of Edward Lampert of ESL Investments.

Buy: 10% Owner Edward S Lampert bought 44,000 shares of AZO stock in October; the price of the stock has increased by 60.07% since. Sell: Senior Vice President Larry M Roesel sold 3,875 shares last month and the price has increased more than 3%. Sell: Executive Vice President James Shea and Sell: Sr. Vice President Mark A. Finestone both sold shares in December; the price per share has increased more than 20%.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) Reached the 52-Week High of $38.71

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. is a specialty retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories to both ``do-it-yourself`` customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O'Reilly stores carry an extensive product line consisting of new and remanufactured automotive hard parts. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. has a market cap of $5.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.71 with a P/E ratio of 23.5 and P/S ratio of 1.5. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 19% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated O'Reilly Automotive Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On February 18, 2009, O’Reilly Automotive Inc. released financial results for the quarter ended 12/31/08. Sales totaled $1.1 billion, up 84% from $604 million for the same period a year ago. Net income totaled $42.7 million, up 5.2% from $40.6 million for the same period in 2007.

ORLY is in the portfolios of Chuck Akre of Akre Capital Management, LLC, Ruane Cunniff of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc, PRIMECAP Management, Jean-Marie Eveillard of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC.

Buy: Director Joe C Greene bought 2,033 shares of ORLY stock in November; the price of the stock has increased by 58% since. Sell: SVP of Store Operations/Sales Jeff M Shaw sold 20,000 shares in March; Sell: Director Joe C Greene, Sell: SVP of Distribution Gregory D Johnson, and Sell: SVP of Merchandise Michael D Swearengin all sold shares of ORLY stock in February. The price per share has increased by more than 17%

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) Reached the 52-Week High of $24.72

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of policy-based enterprise security and traffic management solutions. Through its patented Stateful Inspection technology, the company delivers Secure Enterprise Connectivity solutions that protect information assets and enhance the performance of enterprise networks. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a market cap of $5.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.72 with a P/E ratio of 15.1 and P/S ratio of 6.5. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 15.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On January 27, 2009 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. reported financial results for the quarter ended 12/31/08. Total revenues were $217.6 million, compared to $206.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. GAAP net income was $86.5 million compared to $87.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2007.

CHKP is in the portfolios of John Hussman of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc., David Dreman of Dreman Value Management.

Netease.com Inc. (NTES) Reached the 52-Week High of $30.12

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. Members of its web site community enjoy access to free web-based e-mail, online auctions, online chat rooms, personalized web sites, instant messaging, and web hosting. Netease.com Inc. has a market cap of $3.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.12 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 8.5. Netease.com Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 52.9% over the past 5 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.

NTES is in the portfolios of Bill Miller of Legg Mason Value Trust, Sarah Ketterer of CAUSEWAY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC.

Macrovision Corp. (MVSN) Reached the 52-Week High of $19.93

Macrovision Solutions enables the digital home entertainment experience by allowing businesses to protect, enhance, and distribute digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. Macrovision Solutions is headquartered in Santa Clara California with approximately 13 offices across the United States and around the world. Macrovision Corp. has a market cap of $2.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.93 with a P/E ratio of 110.7 and P/S ratio of 6.1. Macrovision Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 14.8% over the past 10 years.

Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced on February 10, 2009, on a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2008 revenues of $118.2 million, compared to $41.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. Fourth quarter 2008 GAAP net loss was $209.9 million compared to net income of $9.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2007.

MVSN is in the portfolios of PRIMECAP Management, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC.

Sell: President and CEO Alfred J Amoroso sold 27,500 shares of MVSN stock in March; the price of the stock has increased by 30.6% since. Sell: E.V.P., C.F.O. James Budge also sold shares in March.


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