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52-Week High Guru Stocks: Schlumberger Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada, Pepsi Co Inc., The Procter & Gamble Company, and McDonald’s Corp.

Weekly Top Insider Buys: SLB, RY, PEP, PG, MCD

May 02, 2010 | About:

According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB), Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), and McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD).

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) Reached the 52-Week High of $71.42

Schlumberger Limited is a global technology services company consisting of two business segments, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and SchlumbergerSema. Schlumberger Ltd. has a market cap of $85.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $71.42 with a P/E ratio of 27.2 and P/S ratio of 3.7. The dividend yield of Schlumberger Ltd. stocks is 1.2%.

On April 23, Schlumberger Limited reported first-quarter 2010 revenue of $5.60 billion versus $5.74 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009, and $6.00 billion in the first quarter of 2009. Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, before charges, was $747 million—a decrease of 9% sequentially and 20% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding $0.06 of charges in the first quarter of 2010, was $0.62 versus $0.67 in the previous quarter, and $0.78 in the first quarter of 2009.

Schlumberger Ltd. is in the portfolios of Dodge & Cox, Kenneth Fisher, Brian Rogers, PRIMECAP Management, and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.

In February, Buy:: Director Michael E Marks bought 3,300 shares of SLB stock. Sell:: Chief Accounting Officer Howard Guild sold 4,590 shares in April; Sell:: Secretary and General Counsel Alexander C. Juden sold 1,270 shares in March and Sell:: VICE PRESIDENT Charles Woodburn sold 11,037 shares in February. Sell:: CHAIRMAN AND CEO Andrew Gould sold 550,000 shares in December.

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) Reached the 52-Week High of $60.52

Royal Bank of Canada operates under the master brand name of RBC. Royal Bank of Canada has a market cap of $86.03 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.52 with a P/E ratio of 17.9 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Royal Bank Of Canada stocks is 3.3%. Royal Bank Of Canada had an annual average earning growth of 16.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Royal Bank Of Canada the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On March 3, Royal Bank of Canada reported net income of $1,497 million for the first quarter ended January 31, 2010, up $387 million or 35% from last year and up $260 million or 21% from last quarter.

Royal Bank of Canada is in the portfolios of Jeremy Grantham, Jim Simons, Bill Frels, Bruce Kovner, and Steven Cohen.

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) Reached the 52-Week High of $65.22

PepsiCo, Inc. consists of: Frito-Lay Company, Pepsi-Cola Company, and Tropicana Products. Pepsico Inc. has a market cap of $107.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.22 with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Pepsico Inc. stocks is 2.8%. 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 4-star.

On April 22, PepsiCo Inc. released results for the first quarter of 2010. Net revenue was $9,368 million, up 13% from $8,263 million from a year ago. Net income was $1,434 million, up 26% from 1,141 million a year ago.

PepsiCo Inc. is in the portfolios of Donald Yacktman, chase Coleman, Chris Shumway, Jeremy Grantham, and Bruce Koyner.

In March, Sell:: CEO PepsiCo AMEA Saad Abdul-latif, Sell:: CEO Pepsi Beverages Company Eric J Foss, Sell:: Director Arthur C Martinez, and Sell:: SVP & Chief Personnel Officer Cynthia Trudell sold shares of PEP stock. Sell:: CEO PepsiCo Americas Beverages Massimo D'amore sold 4,000 shares in February.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Reached the 52-Week High of $62.16

The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets a broad range of consumer products in many countries throughout the world. The Procter & Gamble Company has a market cap of $180.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.16 with a P/E ratio of 16.8 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of The Procter & Gamble Company stocks is 2.8%. The Procter & Gamble Company had an annual average earning growth of 12.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Procter & Gamble Company the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On April 29, The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) announced diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.83, up six percent on a seven percent increase in net sales. Core EPS was $0.89, up 10 percent and $0.07 above the high end of the Company's guidance range. Volume grew seven percent, the fastest rate of organic volume growth in 18 quarters.

The Procter & Gamble Company is in the portfolios of Warren Buffett, Donald Yacktman, Jeremy Grantham, Diamond Hill Capital, and Chris Davis.

In February, Sell:: Chief Technology Officer Bruce Brown, Sell:: Global Cust. Bus. Dev. Officer Robert L. Jr. Fregolle, Sell:: Comptroller Valarie L Sheppard, and Sell:: Vice Chairman-Global Beauty Edward D Shirley sold shares of PG stock. Sell:: Global Product Supply Officer R Keith Harrison sold shares in November

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) Reached the 52-Week High of $70.59

McDonald's Corporation develops, operates, franchises and services a worldwide system of restaurants that prepare, assemble, package and sell a limited menu of value-priced foods. Mcdonald's Corp. has a market cap of $75.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.59 with a P/E ratio of 17 and P/S ratio of 3.5. The dividend yield of Mcdonald's Corp. stocks is 3%. Mcdonald's Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 14.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mcdonald's Corp. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On April 21, McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced strong results for the first quarter driven by all areas of the world. Global comparable sales increased 4.2%, with the U.S. up 1.5%, Europe up 5.2% and Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa up 5.7%. Combined operating margin improved 220 basis points to 29.8%. Diluted earnings per share were $1.00, up 15% (9% in constant currencies) including a $0.05 per share currency benefit.

McDonald’s Corp. is in the portfolios of Steve Mandel, John Griffin, Bill Gates, David Winters, and Diamond Hill Capital.

Sell:: Group Pres Canada & Lat Am Jose Armario, Sell:: Corp Executive Vice President Jeffrey P Stratton and

Sell:: Director Cary D Mcmillan sold shares of MCD stock in April. In March, Sell:: Corp Exec Vice Pres and CFO Peter J Bensen, Sell:: Corp Exec VP, Human Resources Richard R Floersch, and Sell:: Corp Exec VP, Gen Coun, Secy Gloria Santona sold shares.


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