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52-Week High Companies: Netapp Inc., BCE Inc., General Mills Inc., Spider Gold Shares, and The Hershey Company

June 05, 2010 | About:
According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs: Netapp Inc. (NTAP), BCE Inc. (BCE), General Mills Inc. (GIS), Spider Gold Shares (GLD), and The Hershey Company (HSY).

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 Common Stock has a market cap of $13.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.88 with a P/E ratio of 36 and P/S ratio of 3.3. Netapp Inc Common Stock 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.



BCE Inc. (BCE) Reached the 52-Week High of $29.8

BCE Inc. is Canada's largest communications company. B C E Inc has a market cap of $22.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.8 with a P/E ratio of 12.1 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of B C E Inc stocks is 5.6%. B C E Inc had an annual average earning growth of 7.9% over the past 10 years.

On May 6, BCE Inc. reported results for the first quarter of 2010. BCE reported improved financial performance with net earnings applicable to common shares growing by 61.3% to $608 million, cash flows from operating activities growing by 18.7% to $1,098 million and free cash flow more than doubling year over year to $545 million. In addition, Bell had revenue growth of 3.8%, including revenue from The Source and Virgin Mobile Canada (Virgin); EBITDA growth of 2.0%; Bell Wireless revenue growth of 7.0%; record Q1 wireless gross subscriber activations of 428,834 and postpaid net activations of 81,212; and solid TV and high-speed Internet net activations of 19,889 and 10,467 respectively.



BCE Inc. is in the portfolios of Prem Watsa, Paul Tudor Jones, Jim Simons, Bruce Koyner, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Steven Cohen, Jeremy Grantham, and George Soros.



General Mills, Inc. is one of the producers of packaged consumer foods and markets its products primarily through its own sales organizations, supported by advertising and other promotional activities. General Mills Inc. has a market cap of $24.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.3 with a P/E ratio of 15.8 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of General Mills Inc. stocks is 2.7%. General Mills Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 7.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated General Mills Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.



On March 24, General Mills, Inc. reported results for the third fiscal quarter of 2010. Net sales for the 13 weeks ended February 28, 2010, grew 3 percent to $3.63 billion. Foreign currency translation contributed 1 point of net sales growth. Pound volume matched year-ago levels, despite the loss of 1 point of growth from divested products. Gross margin expanded, reflecting favorable mix, strong supply chain productivity, and commodity costs that were below year-ago levels for the period. The company increased its consumer marketing investment during the quarter, with advertising and media expense up 33 percent. Including this increased investment, total segment operating profit grew 8 percent to $607 million. Third-quarter net earnings totaled $332 million, including a net reduction in the mark-to-market valuation of certain commodity positions.



General Mills, Inc. is in the portfolios of Bill Frels, Diamond Hill Capital, John Hussman, Arnold Van Den Berg, Bruce Kyner, Jeremy Grantham, Paul Tudor Jones, Kenneth Fisher, Ruane Cunniff, George Soros, and Dodge & Cox.



In November, Buy:: SVP, Supply Chain John R Church bought 25 shares of GIS stock.



Spider Gold Shares (GLD) Reached the 52-Week High of $119.19

Street Tracks Gold Shares offer investors a new, innovative, relatively cost efficient and secure way to access the gold market. Spider Gold Shares has a market cap of $44.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $119.19 .



Spider Gold Shares is in the portfolios of John Paulson, George Soros, Eric Mindich, David Winters, Steve Mandel, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Wilbur Ross, Jeremy Grantham, Steven Cohen, George Soros, Richard Snow, and Kenneth Fisher.



Spider Gold Inc. is in the portfolios of John Paulson of Paulson & Co., George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC, David Winters of Wintergreen Advisors, Steve Mandel of Lone Pine Capital, Jean-Marie Eveillard of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC, Wilbur Ross of Invesco Private Capital, Inc., Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Richard Snow of Snow Capital Management, L.P., George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC, Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.



The Hershey Company is a snack food company and the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products. The Hershey Company has a market cap of $11.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.29 with a P/E ratio of 19.9 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of The Hershey Company stocks is 2.8%. The Hershey Company had an annual average earning growth of 5.4% over the past 10 years.



On April 22, The Hershey Company announced sales and earnings for the first quarter ended April 4, 2010. Consolidated net sales were $1,407,843,000 compared with $1,236,031,000 for the first quarter of 2009. Reported net income for the first quarter of 2010 was $147,394,000 or $0.64 per share-diluted, compared with $75,894,000 or $0.33 per share-diluted for the comparable period of 2009.



The Hershey Company is in the portfolios of Brian Rogers, Chris Davis, John Buckingham, Bill Frels, Jim Simons, Jeremy Grantham, Manning & Napier Advisors Inc., George Soros, and Steven Cohen.

Last month, Sell:: SVP General Counsel & Sec Burton H Snyder and Sell:: VP CAO David W Tacka sold shares of HSY stock. Sell:: SVP General Counsel & Sec Burton H Snyder sold 10,000 shares in March; Sell:: VP, Global R&D C Daniel Azzara sold 3,500 shares in January.

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