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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

Recently, multiple companies have managed to achieve yearly highs.

January 16, 2020 | About:

According to GuruFocus, these stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Monster Beverage Corp reached the 52-week high of $65.34

Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:MNST) is a company that develops and sells energy drinks. The firm derives above 90% of its sales from the Monster Energy Drinks product family, and also sells concentrates for brands that it acquired from Coca-Cola in 2015, including NOS and Full Throttle.

The price of Monster Beverage Corp. shares has reached $65.34, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $66.38. Monster Beverage Corp. has a market cap of $35.13 billion; its shares were traded around $65.34 with a price-earnings ratio of 32.83 and a price-sales ratio of 8.75. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 20.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated it the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Monster recently reported financial results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2019. Net sales for the 2019 third quarter increased 11.6% to $1.13 billion from $1.02 billion in the same period last year. Gross sales for the 2019 third quarter increased 11.3% to $1.32 billion from $1.18 billion in the same period last year. Net income for the 2019 third quarter increased 11.6% to $298.9 million from $267.7 million in the 2018 third quarter. Net income per diluted share for the 2019 third quarter increased 14.0% to $0.55 from $0.48 in the third quarter of 2018.

Apple Inc. reached the 52-week high of $310.33

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Watch) and TV boxes (Apple TV), as well as a variety of services such as Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Pay. Apple's products run internally developed software, and we believe this integration of hardware, software and services allows the firm to maintain premium pricing for its devices.

The price of Apple Inc. shares has reached $310.33, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $312.67. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $1360.5 billion; its shares were traded around $310.33 with a price-earnings ratio of 26.19 and a price-sales ratio of 5.55. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.98%. The forward dividend yield is 0.99%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated it the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Apple recently announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 fourth quarter ended Sept. 28, 2019. The company posted quarterly revenue of $64 billion, an increase of 2% from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.03, up 4%. International sales accounted for 60% of the quarter’s revenue.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. reached the 52-week high of $211.62

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) is a leading global manufacturer of skincare (38% of sales), makeup (43%), fragrance (14%) and hair care (5%) products. In addition to its namesake brand, its portfolio includes Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda.

The price of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. shares has reached $211.62, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $212.13. The company has a market cap of $76.14 billion; its shares were traded around $211.62 with a price-earnings ratio of 41.49 and a price-sales ratio of 5.12. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.84%. The forward dividend yield is 0.91%. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

The company recently reported financial results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2019. Net sales of $3.90 billion increased 11% from $3.52 billion in the prior-year period. Excluding the impact of currency translation, net sales increased by 12%. Net earnings rose 19% to $595 million, compared with $500 million last year. Diluted net earnings per common share increased by 21% to $1.61, compared with $1.34 reported in the prior-year period. Adjusted diluted earnings per common share, which excludes items detailed below, rose 19% to $1.67, or grew 20% in constant currency.

CoStar Group Inc. reached the 52-week high of $645.13

CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate data. Its platform contains in-depth analytical data on approximately 4.5 million properties related to various subsectors including office, retail, multifamily, healthcare, industrial, self-storage and data centers.

The price of CoStar Group Inc. shares has reached $645.13, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $647.32. Costar Group Inc. has a market cap of $23.63 billion; its shares were traded around $645.13 with a price-earnings ratio of 75.90 and a price-sales ratio of 17.61. Costar Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.30% over the past 10 years.

CoStar Group, Inc. recently announced that revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019, was $353 million, an increase of 15% over revenue of $306 million for the third quarter of 2018. Net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $79 million, an increase of 34% over net income of $59 million for the third quarter of 2018. EBITDA for the third quarter of 2019 was $113 million, an increase of 24% versus EBITDA of $91 million for the third quarter of 2018.

Director John W. Hill sold 500 shares of CoStar Group stock on Dec. 31, 2019 at the average price of $591.90. The price of the stock has increased by 8.99% since.

Ansys Inc. reached the 52-week high of $260.80

Founded in 1970, Ansys Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) is an engineering simulation software company that enables its customers to test products by simulating multiple concepts before the manufacturing or design process is complete. Ansys' software makes it easy for companies to develop products better, faster and cheaper.

The price of Ansys Inc. shares has reached $260.80, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $263.06. Ansys Inc. has a market cap of $22.3 billion; its shares were traded around $260.80 with a price-earnings ratio of 50.94 and a price-sales ratio of 15.44. Ansys Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ansys Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

The company recently reported third-quarter 2019 GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth of 19% and 18%, respectively, or 20% and 19% in constant currency. GAAP revenue was $343.9 million and non-GAAP revenue was $345.5 million. GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.04 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.42.

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President Maria T. Shields sold 15,000 shares of Ansys stock on Jan. 6, 2020 at the price of $253.90 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.72% since.

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