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Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlights

Round up of companies that have reached yearly high prices

According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week highs, Nvidia Corp, Procter & Gamble Co., Unilever PLC, Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Equifax Inc. have all reached their 52-week highs.

NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) reached the 52-week high of $37.13

NVIDIA is a visual computing company that specializes in making video cards, or GPUs. They make products for many platforms, including for PC, cloud and mobile devices. The company has many different brands to compete in large markets, including the gaming, design and visualization markets. Some of their brands include GeForce, Quadro, Tesla, and GRID, all of which are specialized for a specific use.

The prices of NVIDIA shares have reached $37.13, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $37.46. Nvidia has a market cap of $20.12 billion; its shares were traded around $37.13 with a P/E ratio of 34.38 and a P/S ratio of 4.19. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Nvidia stocks is 1.14%. The forward dividend yield of Nvidia stocks is 1.24%. Nvidia had an annual average earnings growth of 9.90% over the past 10 years.

NVIDIA recently reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 of $1.40 billion, up 12% from $1.25 billion a year earlier, and up 7% from $1.30 billion in the previous quarter.

President and CEO Jen Hsun Huang sold 250,000 shares of NVDA stock on Feb. 19 at the average price of $30.09 and another 40,000 shares on April 12 at the average price of $35.76. The average price of the stock has since increased 23.4% and 3.83%, respectively.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) reached the 52-week high of $82.83

Procter & Gamble provides consumer packaged goods. Its products are sold through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons and in high-frequency stores. The company's business units comprise of Global Business units, which are aggregated into five reportable segments namely, Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care and Baby Care and Family Care. The company sells in over 180 countries.

The prices of Procter & Gamble shares have reached $82.83, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $84.20. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $224.02 billion; its shares were traded around $82.83 with a P/E ratio of 28.85 and P/S ratio of 3.42. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Procter & Gamble stocks is 3.22%. The forward dividend yield of Procter & Gamble stocks is 3.25%. Procter & Gamble had an annual average earnings growth of 1.70% over the past 10 years.

The company recently reported second quarter fiscal year 2016 net sales of $16.9 billion, a decrease of 9% versus the prior year due primarily to foreign exchange impacts. Core earnings per share were $1.04, an increase of 9%. Currency-neutral core earnings per share grew 21% versus the prior year. Diluted net earnings per share were $1.12, an increase of 37%.

President and CEO Alan G Lafley sold 92,500 shares of PG stock on Oct. 26, 2015 at the average price of $77.44. The price of the stock has increased by 6.96% since. David S Taylor sold 33,671 shares of PG stock on Feb. 9 at the average price of $82.1. The price of the stock has increased by 0.89% since.

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) reached the 52-week high of $46.60

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods market in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East. The company operates through Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants and oral care products. The Foods segment provides soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, salad dressings, and spreads. The Home Care segment provides home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products. The Refreshment segment offers ice cream and tea-based beverages.

The prices of Unilever shares have reached $46.60, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $46.63. Unilever has a market cap of $140.96 billion; its shares were traded around $46.60 with a P/E ratio of 26.24 and P/S ratio of 2.42. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Unilever Plc stocks is 2.83%. The forward dividend yield of Unilever stocks is 2.83%. Unilever had an annual average earnings growth of 4.60% over the past 10 years.

In its latest release, the company says its first quarter sales dropped 2% to 12.5 billion euros ($14 billion) from the same period last year, as it was hit hard by exchange rate fluctuations and "fragile" consumer demand. The company said that its underlying sales growth, stripping out factors like the exchange rate changes, was 4.7% thanks to a strong performance in emerging markets. Unilever did not report its first quarter profit.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBANO) reached the 52-week high of $25.48

Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, it provides full-service commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance service programs, and other financial products and services. The bank's five business segments includes: Retail and Business Banking segment, Regional and Commercial Banking segment, Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment, and Wealth Advisors, Government Finance, and Home Lending segment.

The prices of Huntington Bancshares shares have reached $25.48, which is 1.2% off the 52-week high of $25.79. Huntington Bancshares has a market cap of $20.26 billion; its shares were traded around $25.48 with a P/E ratio of 12.26 and P/S ratio of 2.72. Huntington Bancshares had an annual average earnings growth of 10.60% over the past five years.

In its latest release, the company reported net income for the 2015 fourth quarter of $178 million, or a 9% increase from the year-ago quarter.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) reached the 52-week high of $116.18

Equifax is a provider of information solutions for businesses and consumers. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial, public record, demographic and marketing data. The company uses proprietary analytical tools to analyze this data to create customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for businesses. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and to make more informed financial decisions. Additionally, it is a provider of payroll-related and human resources business process outsourcing services in the U.S.

The prices of Equifax shares have reached $116.18, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $117.22. Equifax has a market cap of $13.79 billion; its shares were traded around $116.18 with a P/E ratio of 32.63 and P/S ratio of 5.28. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Equifax stocks is 1.03%. The forward dividend yield of Equifax stocks is 1.14%. Equifax had an annual average earnings growth of 6.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Equifax the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

In its latest release, the company reported revenue of $666.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 7% increase from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a 10% increase in local currency.

Chairman and CEO Richard F Smith sold 84,812 shares of EFX stock on Feb. 24 at the average price of $103.43. The price of the stock has increased by 12.33% since.


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