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Multiple Companies Reach 52-Week Highs

Verisk Analytics, Smucker, Amazon, Home Depot, LKQ achieve milestones

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

Verisk Analytics reached the 52-week high of $85.28

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) provides information about risk to professionals in insurance, health care, financial services, government, supply chain and risk management. Using technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, the company provides predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, profitability optimization, data management and many other fields. The company's business segments include Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics.

The price of Verisk Analytics shares has reached $85.28, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $86.00. Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $14.34 billion; its shares were traded around $85.28 with a P/E ratio of 29.04 and P/S ratio of 6.86. Verisk Analytics had an annual average earnings growth of 16.00% over the past five years.

The company recently reported that total revenue from continuing operations grew 28.2% from the first quarter of 2015 to $493 million for the first quarter. In addition to this, income from continuing operations grew 13.9% to $110 million from the same quarter of last year. Diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations (diluted GAAP EPS) grew 6.7% to 64 cents from 2015.

EVP and COO Mark V. Anquillare sold 20,000 shares of Verisk stock on July 13 for $84.60 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 0.8% since.

JM Smucker reached the 52-week high of $154.16

JM Smucker Co. (NYSE:SJM) manufactures and markets branded food products. Its principal products are coffee, peanut butter, fruit spreads, shortening and oils, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, canned milk, flour and baking ingredients, juices and beverages, frozen sandwiches, toppings, syrups, pickles, condiments and grain products. The company has three reportable segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods and International, Foodservice and Natural Foods.

The price of JM Smucker shares has reached $154.16, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $154.97. JM Smucker has a market cap of $17.95 billion; its shares were traded around $154.16 with a P/E ratio of 26.76 and P/S ratio of 2.35. JM Smucker's trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.74%. JM Smucker's forward dividend yield is 1.95%. JM Smucker had an annual average earnings growth of 9.20% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated JM Smucker the business predictability rank of 3-star.

As recently reported by the company, net sales increased 25% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the same quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended on April 30. In addition to this, income per diluted share increased to $1.61 from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 2016. Non-GAAP income per diluted share was $1.86 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a non-GAAP loss per diluted share of 41 cents in the prior year.

Amazon.com reached the 52-week high of $758.81

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) offers a range of products and services through its websites. The company's products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It has three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services.

The price of Amazon.com shares has reached $758.81, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $766.00. Amazon.com has a market cap of $358.03 billion; its shares were traded around $758.81 with a P/E ratio of 312.27 and P/S ratio of 3.20. Amazon.com had an annual average earnings growth of 26.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amazon.com the business predictability rank of 5-star.

The company reported that net sales increased 31% to $30.4 billion in the second quarter, compared with $23.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Elsewhere, net income was $857 million in the second quarter, or $1.78 per diluted share, compared with $92 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015.

Home Depot reached the 52-week high of $138.24

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) sells an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provides a number of services. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: Do-It-Yourself Customers, Do-It-For-Me Customers and Professional Customers.

The price of Home Depot shares has reached $138.24, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $138.72. The Home Depot has a market cap of $171.97 billion; its shares were traded around $138.24 with a P/E ratio of 24.30 and P/S ratio of 1.95. Home Depot's trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.85%. Home Depot's forward dividend yield is 2.00%. The Home Depot had an annual average earnings growth of 8.00% over the past 10 years.

The company reported sales of $22.8 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, a 9.0% increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Meanwhile, net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $1.8 billion, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $1.6 billion, or $1.21 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2015.

LKQ reached the 52-week high of $34.39

LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ) is a distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories. It distributes products to collision and mechanical repair shops including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights and remanufactured engines. The company is the provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and a provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products.

The price of LKQ shares has reached $34.39, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $34.51. LKQ has a market cap of $10.55 billion; its shares were traded around $34.39 with a P/E ratio of 24.92 and P/S ratio of 1.44. LKQ had an annual average earnings growth of 23.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated LKQ the business predictability rank of 5-star.

The company reported record revenue for the first quarter of $1.92 billion, an increase of 8.3% compared to $1.77 billion in the first quarter of 2015. Net income for the first quarter was $107.7 million, an increase of 0.6% as compared to $107.1 million for the same period of 2015.

President and CEO Robert L. Wagman sold 20,100 shares of LKQ stock on July 29 for $34.07 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 0.94% since.

Disclosure: I do not own these stocks.

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