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52-Week High Companies: Campbell Soup Company, McKesson Corp., Netapp Inc., Salesforce.com Inc., and DIRECTV Group Inc.

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According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Campbell Soup Company (CPB), McKesson Corp. (MCK), Netapp Inc. (NTAP), Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), and DIRECTV Group Inc. (DTV).

Campbell Soup Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and marketer of high quality, branded convenience food products. Campbell Soup Company has a market cap of $12.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.81 with a P/E ratio of 14.9 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Campbell Soup Company stocks is 3%. Campbell Soup Company had an annual average earning growth of 1.2% over the past 10 years.



On February 22, Campbell Soup Company reported results for the second fiscal quarter of 2010. Net earnings for the quarter ended Jan. 31, 2010 were $259 million compared with $233 million in the prior year, an increase of 11 percent. Net earnings per share were $0.74 in the current quarter compared with $0.64 in the prior period, an increase of 16 percent.



Campbell Soup Company is in the portfolios of Mark Hillman, Pioneer Investments, Tom Gayner, Brian Rogers, Bruce Koyner, Jeremy Grantham, and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.

This month, Sell:: President and CEO Douglas R Conant sold 333,000 shares of CPB stock. Buy:: Director Lawrence C Karlson bought 1,000 shares in February and Buy:: Senior Vice President B Craig Owens bought 10,000 shares in November; Sell:: Senior Vice President Larry S Mcwilliams and Sell:: Vice President Patrick Callaghan both sold shares in December.



McKesson Corp. (MCK) Reached the 52-Week High of $70

Corporation, the world's largest health care service and technology company, delivers unique supply and information management solutions that reduce costs and improve quality for its health care customers. Mckesson Corp. has a market cap of $18.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $70 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of Mckesson Corp. stocks is 0.7%. Mckesson Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 18.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mckesson Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.



On May 3, McKesson Corporation reported that revenues for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $26.6 billion compared to $26.2 billion a year ago. Fourth-quarter earnings per diluted share was $1.26 compared to $1.01 per diluted share a year ago. Last year's fourth-quarter earnings were impacted by a non-cash, pre-tax impairment charge of $63 million ($60 million after-tax), or approximately 22 cents per diluted share.



McKesson Corp. is in the portfolios of Edward Owens, John Buckingham, Stanley Druckenmiller, Andreas Halvorsen, Jeremy Grantham, Steven Cohen, Pioneer Investmens, George Soros, and Jim Simons.



This month, Sell:: EVP, Corp.Strategy & Bus. Dev. Marc E Owen and Sell:: EVP Patrick Blake sold shares of MCK stock.



Netapp Inc. (NTAP) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.68

NetApp Inc., formerly Network Appliance, Inc., is a provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Netapp Inc. has a market cap of $12.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.68 with a P/E ratio of 40.9 and P/S ratio of 3.8. Netapp Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 6.5% over the past 10 years.

On May 26, NetApp Inc. reported results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2010, which ended April 30, 2010. Revenues for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 totaled $1.17 billion compared to revenues of $880 million for the same period one year ago. For the fourth fiscal quarter, GAAP net income was $145 million, or $.40 per share[1] compared to GAAP net income of $68 million, or $0.21 per share for the same period in the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth fiscal quarter was $183 million, or $0.50 per share[2], compared to non-GAAP net income of $103 million, or $0.31 per share for the same period a year ago.



NetApp Inc.is in the portfolios of John Hussman, Richard Aster Jr, Bruce Koyner, Jeremy Grantham, RS Investment Management, Steven Cohen, and Jim Simons.

In August, Sell:: Senior VP, General Counsel Andrew Kryder and

Sell:: Exec VP of Product Operations Manish Goel sold shares of NTAP stock. Sell:: Executive VP, Field Operations Robert E Salmon sold shares in March.



Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) Reached the 52-Week High of $86.53

Salesforce.com Inc. is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. Salesforce.com Inc. has a market cap of $11.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $86.53 with a P/E ratio of 129.2 and P/S ratio of 8.5.

Salesforce.com Inc. recently reported results for the first quarter of 2010. Total Q1 revenue was $376.8 million, an increase of 24% on a year-over-year basis. Subscription and support revenues were $351 million, an increase of 24% on a year-over-year basis. Professional services and other revenues were $26 million, an increase of 13% on a year-over-year basis.



Salesforce.com Inc. is in the portfolios of Steve Mandel, Chris Shumway, Paul Tudor Jones, Bruce Koyner, Jim Simons, RS Investment Management, Jeremy Grantham, Steven Cohen, and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.

Sell:: Chairman of the Board & CEO, 10% Owner Marc Benioff, Sell:: CFO Graham Smith, Sell:: EVP, Marketing George Hu, Sell:: EVP, Technology Parker Harris, Sell:: EVP General Counsel/Corp. Sec. David Schellhase, Sell:: President, Global Corp. Sales Veenendaal Frank Van and

Sell:: Director Alan G Hassenfeld sold shares of CRM stock last week.



DIRECTV Group Inc. (DTV) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.69

DIRECTV Group Inc. is a provider of digital multichannel television entertainment, broadband satellite networks and services, and global video and data broadcasting in the United States and Latin America. Directv Group Inc. The has a market cap of $34.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.69 with a P/E ratio of 20.5 and P/S ratio of 1.6. Directv Group Inc. The had an annual average earning growth of 33.4% over the past 10 years.



On May 06, the DIRECTV Group Inc. reported an increase in first quarter 2010 revenues of 14% to $5.61 billion, operating profit before depreciation and amortization1 (OPBDA) of 44% to $1.58 billion and a more than doubling of operating profit to $956 million compared to last year's first quarter. DIRECTV reported that first quarter net income more than doubled to $558 million and diluted earnings per share nearly tripled to $0.59 compared with the same period last year.



DIRECTV Group Inc. is in the portfolios of Mason Hawkins, Chase Coleman, Lee Ainslie, Seth Klarman, Bill Nygren, George Soros, PRIMECAP Management, Daniel Loeb, Jim Simions, John Paulson, Wallace Weitz, Louis Moore Bacom, Bruce Koyner, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Dodge & Cox, Steven Cohen, George Soros, and Murray Stahl.



Last week, Sell:: EVP and CFO Patrick T Doyle sold 5,084 shares of DTV stock. Buy:: President and CEO Michael D White bought 59,400 shares in February, and Buy:: Director Michael D White bought 100,000 shares in December. Sell:: Exec VP and General Counsel Larry D Hunter sold 10,988 shares this month; Sell:: Exec. VP Michael W Palkovic sold 1,292 shares in April and Sell:: Director Gregory B Maffei sold 22,875 shares in March.

Go here for the complete list of 52-Week Highs.


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