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52-Week High Companies: PepsiCo Inc., Comcast Corp., Apple Inc., The Boeing Company, and Conoco Phillips.

April 10, 2010 | About:
According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Boeing Company (BA), and ConocoPhillips (COP).



PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) Reached the 52-Week High of $66.36



PepsiCo, Inc. consists of: Frito-Lay Company, Pepsi-Cola Company, and Tropicana Products. Pepsico Inc. has a market cap of $109.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.36 with a P/E ratio of 17.9 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Pepsico Inc. stocks is 2.7%. Pepsico Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pepsico Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On Feb. 11, PepsiCo, Inc. reported solid results for 2009 driven by healthy gains in its worldwide snacks and international beverage businesses, balanced investments in value and innovation in key markets and cost discipline across its operations. For the full year, reported EPS grew 17 percent to $3.77 and core constant currency EPS increased 6 percent. For the fourth quarter, reported EPS was $0.90.



PepsiCo Inc. is in the portfolios of Donald Yacktman, Chase Coleman, Chris Shumway, Jeremy Grantham, and Diamond Hill Capital.



In March, Sell:: CEO PepsiCo AMEA Saad Abdul-latif sold 39,978 shares of PEP stock. Sell:: Director Arthur C Martinez and Sell:: SVP & Chief Personnel Officer Cynthia Trudell sold shares the same month.

Comcast Corp., among the world's communication companies, provides basic cable, digital cable and high speed internet services that connect people to what's important in their lives. Comcast Corp. has a market cap of $52.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.5 with a P/E ratio of 15.8 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Comcast Corp. stocks is 1.4%. Comcast Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 15.1% over the past 10 years.

On February 3, Comcast Corp. released results for the full year 2009. Revenue increased 3.9% in 2009 to $35.8 billion, while Operating Cash Flow increased 4.4% to $13.7 billion and Operating Income increased 7.2% to $7.2 billion For the quarter ended December 31, 2009, Revenue increased 2.9% to $9.1 billion and Operating Cash Flow increased 1.1% to $3.4 billion, reflecting continued growth at Cable, partially offset by higher expenses at Programming and Corporate and Other. Fourth quarter 2009 Operating Income increased 3.4% to $1.8 billion.



Comcast Corp. is in the portfolios of John Paulson, Bill Nygren, Bruce Berkowitz, George Soros, Jim Simons, and Irving Kahn.

Last month, Sell:: SVP & Controller Lawrence J Salva sold 15,375 shares of CMCSA stock.



Apple Computer, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business customers. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $219.25 billion; its shares were traded at around $241.79 with a P/E ratio of 29.5 and P/S ratio of 5.9.



On January 25, Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.



Apple Inc. is in the portfolios of John Griffin, Steve Mandel, Chris Shumway, Stanley Druckenmiller, and Ken Heebner.

Last month, Sell:: Senior Vice President, CFO Peter Oppenheimer sold 107,075 shares of AAPL stock. Sell:: Senior Vice President Bertrand Serlet sold 10,000 shares last week; Sell:: Senior Vice President Philip W Schiller, Sell:: Senior Vice President Ronald B Johnson, and Sell:: COO Timothy D Cook sold shares in March and Sell:: Director Millard S Drexler sold 20,000 shares in February.



The Boeing Company (BA) Reached the 52-Week High of $72.42

The Boeing Company is one of the world's major aerospace firms. The Boeing Company has a market cap of $54.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $72.42 with a P/E ratio of 39.7 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of The Boeing Company stocks is 2.3%. GuruFocus rated The Boeing Company the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.



The Boeing Company recently reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.3 billion, or $1.75 per share, as revenue rose 42 percent to $17.9 billion. Revenue for the full year reached a record $68.3 billion on higher commercial deliveries and growth in Defense, Space & Security.



The Boeing Company is in the portfolios of Mark Hillman, Richard Pzena, Bill Nygren, Richard Snow, and Brian Rogers.

In February, Sell:: EVP, Corp. Pres. & CFO James A Bell sold 20,000 shares of BA stock.Sell:: Director Kenneth M Duberstein, Sell:: Director John H Biggs, Sell:: VP Fin. & Corporate Controller Robert J Pasterick, and Sell:: Director John E Bryson sold shares the same month.



ConocoPhillips (COP) Reached the 52-Week High of $55.32

ConocoPhillips is a major international integrated energy company with operations in some 49 countries. Conocophillips has a market cap of $82.25 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.32 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Conocophillips stocks is 3.5%. Conocophillips had an annual average earning growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Conocophillips the business predictability rank of 3-star.



On January 27, ConocoPhillips reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.7 billion. For the quarter, cash from operations was $5.1 billion, which was used to fund capital of $3.1 billion and pay dividends of $0.7 billion. Debt was reduced to $28.7 billion, resulting in a year-end debt-to-capital ratio of 31 percent.

ConocoPhillips is in the portfolios of Donald Yacktman, Tweedy Browne, Steven Romick, Warren Buffet, and Hotchkis & Wiley.

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