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52-Week High Companies: China Life Insurance Company Ltd., Australia and New Zealand Banking group, Banco SantanderChile, Ross Stores Inc., and Advance Auto Parts Inc.

July 11, 2009 | About:
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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (LFC), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZBY), Banco SantanderChile (SAN), Ross Stores Inc. (ROST), and Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP)

China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (LFC) Reached the 52-Week High of $58.88

China Life Insurance Company Ltd. is the leading life insurance company in China's life insurance market. The company provides products and services including individual life insurance, group life insurance, accident and health insurance. China Life Insurance Company Ltd. has a market cap of $29.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.88 with a P/E ratio of 374.5 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of China Life Insurance Company Ltd. stocks is 0.8%.

LFC is in the portfolios of Sarah Ketterer of Causeway Capital management LLC, Chris Davis of Davis Selected Advisers, and Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZBY) Reached the 52-Week High of $100

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's principal activities are development, mortgage, lending, and other financial services. The Group operates within many countries. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has a market cap of $24.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $100 with and P/S ratio of 0.73. The dividend yield of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group stocks is 6.1%.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) announced on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 an underlying profit ^ of $1,908 million up 20% on the preceding period (up 4% on the prior comparable period) for the half-year ended 31 March 2009.

Banco SantanderChile (SAN) Reached the 52-Week High of $45.19

Banco Santiago is the largest bank in Chile in terms of assets with Ch$4088 billion (approximately US $9.86 billion) as of March 31, 1997. Banco SantanderChile has a market cap of $8.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.19 with a P/E ratio of 13.4 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Banco SantanderChile stocks is 2.9%. Banco SantanderChile had an annual average earning growth of 64% over the past 5 years.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2008, Banco Santiago had a revenue of $475.5 million compared to $312.5 million a year ago. Net income was $121.1 million compared to $166.5 million.

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) Reached the 52-Week High of $40.84

Ross Stores Inc. operates a chain of off-price retail, apparel, and home accessories stores. The decisions of the company from merchandising, purchasing, and pricing to the location of its stores are aimed at this customer base. Ross Stores Inc. has a market cap of $5.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.84 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Ross Stores Inc. stocks is 1.1%. Ross Stores Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 8.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ross Stores Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On May 21, 2009, Ross Stores Inc. reported that earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended May 2, 2009 rose 20% to $.72, from $.60 for the 13 weeks ended May 3, 2009. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2009 rose to a record $91.4 million, compared to $79.5 million in the first quarter of 2008.

ROST is in the portfolios of Richard Aster Jr of Meridian Fund, John Hussman of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc., and Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Sell: Vice Chairman, Pres. & CEO Michael Balmuth sold shares of ROST stock throughout April; the price increased by more than 4%. Sell: Senior VP CFO John G Call sold 24,602 shares in the same month. Other directors have been selling shares for the last few months.

Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) Reached the 52-Week High of $44.18

Advance Auto Parts Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive parts, accessories, and maintenance items to `do-it-yourself` customers. Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a market cap of $4.15 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.18 with a P/E ratio of 15 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Advance Auto Parts Inc. stocks is 0.6%. Advance Auto Parts Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.6% over the past 5 years.

On May 20, Advance Auto Parts Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2009. Total sales for the first quarter increased 10.3% to $1.68 billion, compared with total sales of $1.53 billion in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008.

AAP is in the portfolio of John Keeley of Keeley Fund Management.

Sell: COO Kevin P Freeland , Sell: Director Gilbert T Ray , and Sell: President Jimmie L Wade all sold shares in May. Sell: SVP, Cust Op Excellence Michael W Marolt sold 1,395 shares in April.


Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes)

Comments

aip
Aip - 3 years ago
China Health Insurance is still the biggest provider in the country!

Health Insurance China is a huge sector with many things to do!

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