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Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlights

Verisk Analytics, Altria Group, Molson Coors Brewing, Starbucks reach their 52-week highs

October 06, 2015 | About:

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE:TAP) and Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) have all reached their 52-week highs.

Verisk Analytics reached the 52-week high of $81.90

Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $13.69 billion. Its shares were traded at around $81 with a P/E ratio of 29.51 and P/S ratio of 7.19.

Verisk Analytics reported second quarter 2015 total revenue growth of 17.5% year over year, with income from continuing operations growing 85.4% to $163.3 million. Diluted GAAP EPS were $0.97, 86.5% higher than in the same quarter last year. Diluted adjusted EPS increased 35.1% to $0.77.

Altria Group reached the 52-week high of $55.73

Altria Group has a market cap of $108.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.73 with a P/E ratio of 21.52 and P/S ratio of 5.94. The dividend yield of Altria Group stocks is 3.81%, and the company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.50% over the past five years.

For its second quarter of 2015, Altria Group reported diluted EPS of $0.74, which was 15.6% higher than in the prior year quarter. Revenues improved 5.7% to $6.6 billion. The company currently has an annualized dividend return rate of $2.26 per common share.

Molson Coors Brewing reached the 52-week high of $85.79

Molson Coors Brewing has a market cap of $15.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $84.26 with a P/E ratio of 42.71 and P/S ratio of 4.08. The dividend yield of Molson Coors Brewing stocks is 1.90%, and the company had an annual average earnings growth of 0.70% over the past five years.

Molson Coors has released its second-quarter results for 2015. Underlying net income growth for the quarter grew 9.3% to $487.2 million, while total net sales decreased 0.2% to $2.203 billion. The increased income was mainly due to a decrease in expenses, with the company’s total cost of goods sold down 1.7% per barrel.

President and CEO of Molson Coors International Krishnan Anand sold 2,500 shares of TAP stock on Sept. 21 at the average price of $85.

Starbucks reached the 52-week high of $59.04

Starbucks is the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, operating in 65 countries. Starbucks has a market cap of $85.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.04 with a P/E ratio of 33.24 and P/S ratio of 4.83. The dividend yield of Starbucks stocks is 1.09%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated it the business predictability rank of 3-star.

For its third quarter 2015 ended June 28, Starbucks reported global comparable store sales increase of 7%, with a 4% increase in traffic. Consolidated net revenues were up 18% to $4.9 billion, with operating income up 22% to $938.6 million. GAAP EPS increased 21% year over year to $0.41.

Director Javier G. Teruel sold 61,534 shares of Starbucks stock on Sept. 8 at the average price of $54.89.

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