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5 Companies Reach 52-week Highs

As of late, these companies have achieved yearly highs

February 13, 2020 | About:

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

Kansas City Southern reached the 52-week high of $171.86

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), the smallest Class I railroad, derives about half of its $2.3 billion revenue on 3,100 miles of track in the Central and Southern U.S. The company's freight includes industrial and forest products (23% of total revenue), agriculture and minerals (18%), chemicals and petroleum (21%), energy (11%), intermodal (14%) and autos (9%).

The price of Kansas City Southern shares has reached $171.86, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $175.10. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $16.52 billion; its shares were traded around $171.86 with a price-earnings ratio of 31.77 and a price-sales ratio of 6.47. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Kansas City Southern stocks is 0.86%. The forward dividend yield of Kansas City Southern stocks is 0.93%. Kansas City Southern had an annual average earnings growth of 9.70% over the past 10 years.

Kansas City Southern recently reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 results. Fourth-quarter revenues were $729.5 million, an increase of 5%, primarily led by a 13% increase in Chemicals and Petroleum and an 11% increase in Industrial & Consumer Products as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Fourth-quarter operating expenses were $493.5 million, including $38.3 million of restructuring charges related to PSR initiatives. Operating income was $236.0 million and the reported operating ratio was 67.6%. Fourth-quarter net income was $127.9 million, or $1.30 per diluted share.

President Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya sold 13,700 shares of Kansas City Southern stock on Jan. 23, 2020 at the price of $164.24 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 4.64% since.

TELUS Corp reached the 52-week high of $41.01

TELUS Corp. (NYSE:TU) provides phone, Internet access and television services in western Canada, serving about 4 million residential and business customers. It is also one of the three largest Canadian wireless carriers, with over 8 million subscribers and a strong presence in western Canada. Telus offers cloud-based services to business customers through its data centers. Telus Health, grouped under the wireless segment, offers a variety of healthcare services such as pharmacy management, medical records and claim management.

The price of TELUS Corp. shares has reached $41.01, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $41.01. TELUS Corp. has a market cap of $24.79 billion; its shares were traded around $41.01 with a price-earnings ratio of 18.94 and a price-sales ratio of 2.26. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 4.17%. The forward dividend yield is 4.38%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years.

TELUS Corp. recently released its results for the third quarter of 2019. Consolidated operating revenue of $3.7 billion increased by 2.6% when excluding the non-recurrence of equity income related to real estate joint ventures arising from the sale of TELUS Garden of $171 million. Including this equity income, consolidated operating revenue decreased by 2%. Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization increased by 6.3% to $1.4 billion. For the quarter, net income of $440 million decreased by 1.6% over the same period last year and basic earnings per share of $0.72 decreased by 2.7%.

Edison International reached the 52-week high of $77.00

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is the parent company of Southern California Edison, an electric utility that supplies power to 5 million customers in Southern California, excluding Los Angeles. Edison Energy owns interests in nonutility businesses that deal in energy-related products and services. In late 2012, Edison International's wholesale generation subsidiary Edison Mission Energy entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and in 2014, it was sold to NRG Energy.

The price of Edison International shares has reached $77.00, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $78.49. Edison International has a market cap of $27.61 billion; its shares were traded around $77.00 with a price-sales ratio of 2.07. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Edison International stocks is 3.21%. The forward dividend yield of Edison International stocks is 3.31%.

Edison International recently reported third-quarter 2019 earnings, including net income of $471 million, or $1.36 per share, compared to net income of $513 million, or $1.57 per share a year ago. As adjusted, third-quarter 2019 core earnings were $519 million, or $1.50 per share, compared to core earnings of $510 million, or $1.56 per share, in the third quarter of 2018.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. reached the 52-week high of $41.70

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXAV)is a media conglomerate with a wide range of assets, including a film studio, broadcast television, local TV stations in the U.S., cable networks and direct-broadcast satellite TV in the form of Sky, a satellite pay-tv provider in Europe.

The price of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. shares has reached $41.70, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $41.95. Twenty-first Century Fox Inc. has a market cap of $96.15 billion; its shares were traded around $41.70 with a price-earnings ratio of 6.67 and a price-sales ratio of 2.98.

Fox Corporation recently reported financial results for the three months ended Dec.31, 2019. The company reported total quarterly revenues of $3.78 billion, a 5% increase from the $3.58 billion of revenues in the prior-year quarter. Quarterly net income increased to $314 million from the $24 million in the prior-year quarter. Quarterly adjusted Ebitda of $261 million was lower than the prior-year quarter, primarily due to lower contributions at the Television segment. Adjusted net income attributable to Fox Corporation stockholders was $64 million ($0.10 per share), lower than the $268 million ($0.43 per share) adjusted result in the prior-year quarter.

Lowe's Companies Inc. reached the 52-week high of $121.48

Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is the second-largest home-improvement retailer in the world and operates more than 2,100 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Lowe's targets retail do-it-yourself and do-it-for-me customers as well as commercial business clients. We estimate that Lowe's captures around 12% share of the domestic home-improvement market, based on U.S. census estimates for market size.

The price of Lowe's Companies Inc. shares has reached $121.48, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $123.14. Lowe's Companies Inc. has a market cap of $93.11 billion; its shares were traded around $121.48 with a price-earnings ratio of 32.14 and a price-sales ratio of 1.33. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Lowe's Companies Inc. stocks is 1.75%. The forward dividend yield of Lowe's Companies Inc. stocks is 1.81%. Lowe's Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.70% over the past 10 years. 

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. recently reported net earnings of $1.0 billion and diluted earnings per share of $1.36 for the quarter ended Nov. 1, 2019 (which included non-cash pre-tax charges of $53 million) compared to net earnings of $629 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.78 in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact of these charges, adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 35.6% to $1.41 from adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.04 in the third quarter of 2018.

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