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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

As of late, these five companies have managed to reach yearly highs

January 30, 2020 | About:

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

Jacobs Engineering reached the 52-week high of $97.00

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:J) is one of the largest global providers of engineering and construction services to industrial, commercial and government clients. It provides engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance services to a wide range of industries.

The price of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. shares has reached $97.00, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $98.08. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a market cap of $12.93 billion; its shares were traded around $97.00 with a price-earnings ratio of 15.88 and a price-sales ratio of 1.06. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. stocks is 0.70%. The forward dividend yield of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. stocks is 0.78%. GuruFocus rated Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. recently announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Sept. 27, 2019. Fourth-quarter 2019 revenue was $3.4 billion and grew 13% year-over-year, up 15% on a net revenue basis. Fourth-quarter 2019 earnings per share were 16 cents and adjusted earnings per share were $1.48, up 29% on an adjusted basis year-over-year.

TransUnion reached the 52-week high of $92.88

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is a provider of risk and information solutions, which include consumer reports, risk scores and analytical services. Businesses use the products to assess the creditworthiness of potential new clients, identify cross-selling opportunities, measure and manage debt portfolio risk, collect debt and investigate potential fraud. Consumers use Transunion's services to gain insight into their credit profiles and access analytical tools designed to improve protection against identity theft.

The price of TransUnion shares has reached $92.88, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $94.68. Transunion has a market cap of $17.49 billion; its shares were traded around $92.88 with a price-earnings ratio of 48.63 and a price-sales ratio of 6.88. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.32%. The forward dividend yield is 0.32%. Transunion had an annual average earnings growth of 10.50% over the past five years.

TransUnion recently announced financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019. Total revenue was $689 million, an increase of 14 percent compared with the third quarter of 2018. Net income attributable to TransUnion was $92 million, compared with $46 million for the third quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share were 48 cents, compared with 24 cents for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted net income was $146 million, compared with $125 million for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was 76 cents, compared with $0.65 for the third quarter of 2018.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Todd M. Cello sold 500 shares of TransUnion stock on Dec. 31, 2019 at the price of $84.64 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 9.74% since.

Willis Towers Watson reached the 52-week high of $209.01

In January 2016, Towers Watson and Willis Group merged to form Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW), a global advisory, insurance brokerage and solutions company. The company operates in four business segments: corporate risk and brokerage, exchange solutions, human capital and benefits and investment, risk and reinsurance.

The price of Willis Towers Watson PLC shares has reached $209.01, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $209.29. Willis Towers Watson Plc has a market cap of $26.87 billion; its shares were traded around $209.01 with a price-earnings ratio of 31.06 and a price-sales ratio of 3.13. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Willis Towers Watson Plc stocks is 1.24%. The forward dividend yield of Willis Towers Watson Plc stocks is 1.24%. Willis Towers Watson Plc had an annual average earnings growth of 2.20% over the past five years.

Willis Towers Watson recently announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019. Revenue was $1.99 billion for the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 7% as compared to $1.86 billion for the same period in the prior year. Net income attributable to Willis Towers Watson for the third quarter of 2019 was $75 million, an increase of 70% from $44 million for the prior-year third quarter. For the quarter, diluted earnings per share were 58 cents and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.31.

Fortis reached the 52-week high of $44.27

Fortis  Inc. (NYSE:FTS) owns and operates utility transmission and distribution assets in Canada and the United States, serving more than 2.5 million electricity and gas customers. The company has smaller stakes in electricity generation and several Caribbean utilities. 

The price of Fortis Inc. shares has reached $44.27, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $44.49. Fortis Inc. has a market cap of $20.52 billion; its shares were traded around $44.27 with a price-earnings ratio of 16.07 and a price-sales ratio of 2.90. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Fortis Inc. stocks is 3.09%. The forward dividend yield of Fortis Inc. stocks is 3.25%. Fortis Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.80% over the past 10 years.

Fortis Inc. recently released its third-quarter results. The Corporation reported third-quarter 2019 net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders of $278 million, or 64 cents per common share, compared to $276 million, or 65 cents per common share, for the same period in 2018. On a year-to-date basis, net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders were $1,309 million, or $3.02 per common share, compared to $839 million, or $1.98 per common share, for the same period in 2018.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. reached the 52-week high of $243.95

Established in 1940, Air Products  & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) is among the largest global producers of atmospheric gases and is the world's largest supplier of hydrogen and helium. It offers a unique portfolio of products and services in a number of industries, including energy, electronics, chemicals, metals and manufacturing. The company operates in more than 40 countries, with international sales representing more than half of revenue.

The price of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. shares has reached $243.95, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $244.61. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has a market cap of $53.79 billion; its shares were traded around $243.95 with a price-earnings ratio of 30.72 and a price-sales ratio of 6.06. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.90%. The forward dividend yield is 2.20%. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.10% over the past 10 years.

Air Products recently reported first-quarter fiscal 2020 results, including GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $2.14, up 36%; GAAP net income of $489 million, up 37%, primarily driven by higher pricing and volumes in all three regions as well as prior year costs related to tax reform adjustments and a facility closure; and GAAP net income margin of 21.7%, up 570 basis points, versus the prior year. First-quarter sales of $2.3 billion increased 1% versus the prior year on 6% volume growth and 3% higher pricing.

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