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Guru 52-week High Companies: McAfee, Cerner, Edwards Lifesciences, NuStar Energy and Aaron Rents

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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: McAfee Inc. (MFE), Cerner Corp. (CERN), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW), NuStar Energy L.P. (NS), and Aaron Rents Inc. (RNT

McAfee Inc. (MFE) Reached the 52-Week High of $40.46

McAfee Inc. creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. McAfee's customers span large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. McAfee Inc. has a market cap of $6.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.46 with a P/E ratio of 24.82 and P/S ratio of 3.91. McAfee Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 21.6% over the past 5 years.

On February 12, 2009, McAfee Inc. released results for the quarter ended 12/31/08. Revenue was a record of $424 million, an increase of 19 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007

MFE is in the portfolios of PRIMECAP Management and Jean-Marie Eveillard of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC.

Buy: Director Denis Oleary bought 5,000 shares of MFE stock in February. The price of the stock has increased by 43.53%. Sell: EVP & CTO Christopher S Bolin sold 26,352 shares total February through April; the price of the stock has increased by 9.41% since his last buy.

Cerner Corp. (CERN) Reached the 52-Week High of $52.68

Cerner Corp. designs, develops, and markets information and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers. Cerner's integrated suite of solutions enable healthcare providers to improve the quality of care as measured byclinical outcomes. Cerner Corp. has a market cap of $4.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.68 with a P/E ratio of 24.85 and P/S ratio of 2.52. Cerner Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 29.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cerner Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On April 28, 2009, Cerner Corp. announced results for the 2009 first quarter that ended April 4, 2009. First quarter revenue increased 2 percent over the year-ago period to $392.3 million. Adjusted first quarter 2009 net earnings were $43.3 million, compared to $39.1 million of adjusted net earnings in the first quarter of 2008.

CERN is in the portfolios of Richard Aster Jr of Meridian Fund, Edward Owens of Vanguard Health Care Fund, and PRIMECAP Management.

Sell: Chairman and CEO, Director Neal L Patterson sold 200 shares of CERN stock in December at the average price of $37.67; the price of the stock has increased by 39.85% since. Buy: VP, Chief Legal Off & Secretar Randy D Sims bought 6,000 shares in November. Sell: Vice Chairman Clifford W Illig sold 40,000 shares total during February and March and the price increased by 23.66% since his latest sell.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) Reached the 52-Week High of $64.11

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is a leader in advanced cardiovascular disease treatments. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards focuses on specific cardiovascular disease states including heart valve disease peripheral vascular disease and critical care technologies. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a market cap of $3.58 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.11 with a P/E ratio of 23.74 and P/S ratio of 2.89. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 6.9% over the past 5 years.

On April 27, 2009, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 of $60.5 million compared to net income of $18.2 million for the same period in 2008. First quarter net sales increased 5.6 percent to $313.5 million.

EW is in the portfolios of Richard Aster Jr of Meridian Fund, Ron Baron of Baron Funds,

Jean-Marie Eveillard of Arnhold & S Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC, and PRIMECAP Management.

Sell: Chairman & CEO Michael A Mussallem sold 96,000 shares of EW stock during January through April; the price of the stock has increased by 8.04% since his last sell. Sell: CVP, Gov. Affairs/Gen. Counsel Bruce P Garren, Sell: CVP, Critical Care & Vascular Carlyn D Solomon, Sell: CVP, Europe Patrick B Verguet, Sell: CVP, Strategy & Corp Dev John H Jr Kehl, and Sell: CVP, Japan & Intercontinental Huimin Wang all sold shares in February.

NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) Reached the 52-Week High of $52.12

NuStar Energy L.P. has a market cap of $2.84 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.12 with a P/E ratio of 14.12 and P/S ratio of 0.59. The dividend yield of NuStar Energy L.P. stocks is 8.12%.

On April 30, 2009 NuStar Energy L.P. today announced net income applicable to limited partners of $31.6 million, for the first quarter of 2009. These results compare to $49.6 million, or $1.01 per unit, earned in the first quarter of 2008.

NS is in the portfolio of Jean-Marie Eveillard of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC.

Sell: Senior Vice President Mary F Morgan sold 794 shares of NS stock in November and the price of the stock has increased by 28.75% since.

Aaron Rents Inc. (RNT) Reached the 52-Week High of $30.02

Aaron Rents Inc. is engaged in renting and selling residential furniture, office furniture, and more. Furniture manufactured by the company is primarily for sale or rent in its stores. Aaron Rents Inc. has a market cap of $1.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.02 with a P/E ratio of 18.76 and P/S ratio of 1.01. The dividend yield of Aaron Rents Inc. stocks is 0.23%. Aaron Rents Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 16.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Aaron Rents Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Aaron Rents recently reported results for the first quarter of 2008. Revenues rose 15% to $474.0 million compared to $412.7 million for the same quarter a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $35.4 million versus $22.6 million in 2008, a 57% increase.

Sell: Executive VP, CFO Gilbert L Danielson recently sold 112,500 shares of RNT stock last week at the average price of $34.54; the price of the stock has decreased by 13.09% since. Sell: Cheif Information Officer B Lee Landers also sold 22,500 shares last week.



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