52-Week High Companies: The Thomas Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, Altria Group Inc., Goldcarp Inc., and Danaher Corp.
The Thomson Corporation (TRI) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.71
Thomson Corporation is a provider of value-added information and technology to users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. The Thomson Corporation has a market cap of $31.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.71 with a P/E ratio of 22.9 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of The Thomson Corporation stocks is 3.1%. The Thomson Corporation had an annual average earning growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.
On May 4, Thomson Corporation reported results for the first quarter of 2010. Despite the flow-through effect of weak 2009 net sales, the company reported ongoing revenues of $3.1 billion, underlying operating profit of $555 million, underlying profit margin of 17.7% and underlying free cash flow of $107 million.
The Thomson Corporation is in the portfolios of Oak Value, Paul Tudor Jones, Manning & Napier Advisors, George Soros, Steven Cohen, and Jim Simons.
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 $181.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.54 with a P/E ratio of 16.6 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of The Procter & Gamble Company stocks is 3.1%. 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 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. A strong innovation program supported by higher media weights drove volume growth across all regions and five of six business segments.
The Procter & Gamble Company is owned by fifteen Gurus: Jean-Marie Eveillard, Tom Gayner, George Soros, Donald Yacktman, PRIMECAP Management, Chris Davis, Wallace Weitz, David Dreman, Ruane Cunniff, Dodge & Cox, Arnold Van Den Berg, Kenneth Fisher, Warren Buffett, Robert Olstein, and Richard Snow.
Last week, Buy:: Director Patricia A Woertz bought 1,660 shares of PG stock. Sell:: Global Cust. Bus. Dev. Officer Robert L. Jr. Fregolle sold 17,500 shares the same week. In February, Sell:: Chief Technology Officer Bruce Brown, Sell:: Global Cust. Bus. Dev. Officer Robert L. Jr. Fregolle and Sell:: Comptroller Valarie L Sheppard sold shares.
Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U. Altria Group Inc. has a market cap of $44.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.61 with a P/E ratio of 12.1 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of Altria Group Inc. stocks is 6.5%.
On Apr 21, Altria Group, Inc. announced that its 2010 first-quarter reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 39.3% to $0.39 versus $0.28 in the prior-year period. Cigarettes segment's operating companies income were up 7.6% to $1.2 billion on a reported basis, and up 6.7% to $1.3 billion on an adjusted basis versus the prior-year period
Altria Group Inc. is in the portfolios of Tom Russo, David Dreman, Tweedy Browne, Tom Gayner, Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros, Donald Yacktman, Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc., Murray Stahl, RUane Cunniff, Steven Cohen, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Dodge & Cox, and Kenneth Fisher.
Last week, Sell:: Director Robert Er Huntley sold 5,938 shares of MO stock. Sell:: EVP & General Counsel Denise F. Keane sold 33,960 shares in April.
Goldcorp is a North American based gold producer engaged in exploration, extraction, and processing of gold. Goldcorp Inc. has a market cap of $33.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.68 with a P/E ratio of 59.3 and P/S ratio of 12.3. The dividend yield of Goldcorp Inc. stocks is 0.4%.
On April 28, Goldcarp Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2010. Revenues increased 20% over the 2009 first quarter, to $750.3 million on gold sales of 569,100ounces. The timing of first quarter sales was affected by a brief work stoppage at the port facilities that ship concentrates produced at the Alumbrera mine and a build-up of inventory at Red Lake. Total cash costsfor the quarter were $325 per ounce on a by-product basis and $433 per ounce on a co-product basis.
Goldcarp Inc. is in the portfolios of Stanley Druckenmiller, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Steven Cohen, Bruce Kovner, John Hussman, and Kenneth Fisher.
Danaher Corp. (DHR) Reached the 52-Week High of $85.03
Danaher Corporation conducts its operations through two business segments: Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components. Danaher Corp. has a market cap of $27.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.03 with a P/E ratio of 22.5 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Danaher Corp. stocks is 0.2%. Danaher Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 13.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Danaher Corp. the business predictability rank of 4-star.
On April 22, Danaher Corporation announced that GAAP net earnings for the quarter ended April 2, 2010 were $300.2 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, a 24% increase as compared to GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $0.72 for the first quarter 2009. On a non-GAAP basis, which reflects the adjustments identified in the attached reconciliation schedule, 2010 first quarter adjusted net earnings were $324.8 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, a 33% increase over 2009 first quarter adjusted net earnings per diluted share of $0.72. Sales for the 2010 first quarter were $3.1 billion, 17.5% higher than the $2.6 billion reported for the 2009 first quarter. Core revenues increased 5.5% in the quarter compared to the first quarter of 2009.
Danaher Corp. is in the portfolios of Andreas Halvorsen, Ruane Cunniff, Steven Coohen, Murray Stahl, Jeremy Grantham.
This month, Sell:: President and CEO H Lawrence Jr Culp sold 131,702 shares of DHR stock. Sell:: Executive Vice President James A Lico sold 8,473 shares the same month. In April, Sell:: SVP-Chief Accounting Officer Robert S Lutz, Sell:: EVP Thomas Patrick Jr Joyce, and Sell:: Executive Vice President James A Lico sold shares.
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