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Well-Known Companies Reach 52 Week Highs

Several famous companies have achieved yearly milestones

October 11, 2016 | About:

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

IMS Health Holdings reached 52-week high of $31.34

IMS Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IMS) is an information and technology services company that provides clients in the health care industry with comprehensive solutions to measure and improve their performances.

It has collections of health care information spanning sales, prescription and promotional data, medical claims, electronic medical records and social media. The company provides service to health care organizations and decision makers around the world. It presents options using data secured from networks of suppliers to meet its clients' needs.

The price of IMS Health Holdings shares has reached $31.34, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $31.59. IMS Health Holdings has a market cap of $10.32 billion; its shares were traded around $31.34 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 74.62 and price-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.38.

For the second quarter, the company’s service revenue was $1.17 billion which represents growth of 8.6% from last year. Meanwhile, there was a 93-cent diluted adjusted EPS representing 19.2% growth compared to the second quarter of 2015, with 71 cents diluted GAAP EPS representing 6.0% growth.

Adobe Systems reached 52-week high of $108.64

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) offers a line of software and services used by creative professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content and experiences across multiple operating systems, devices and media.

The company also distributes its products through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers and original equipment manufacturers. In addition, the company licenses its technology to hardware manufacturers, software developers and service providers for use in their products and solutions.

The price of Adobe Systems shares has reached $108.64, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $109.76. Adobe Systems has a market cap of $53.97 billion; its shares were traded around $108.64 with a P/E ratio of 55.43 and P/S ratio of 9.89. Adobe Systems had an annual average earnings growth of 1.80% over the past 10 years.

The company has reported that for the third fiscal quarter that ended on Sept. 2, revenues were a record $1.46 billion, up 20% from last year. Diluted earnings per share were 54 cents on a GAAP basis and 75 cents on a non-GAAP basis. Gross profit was $1.26 billion.

John E. Warnock, co-chairman of the board, sold 5,000 shares of Adobe stock for $106.99 per share on Sept. 27. The price of the stock has increased by 1.54% since.

Microsoft reached the 52-week high of $57.80

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) generates revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing and supporting software products and services for different types of computing devices.

The company's software products and services include operating systems for personal computers, servers and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; high-performance computing applications; software development tools and video games. It provides consulting and product and solution support services, and it trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. It also designs and sells hardware including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console and accessories and Microsoft personal computer hardware products.

The company operates its business in five segments: Windows & Windows Live Division, Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division and Entertainment and Devices Division.

The price of Microsoft shares has reached $57.80, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $58.70. Microsoft has a market cap of $448.85 billion; its shares were traded around $57.80 with a P/E ratio of 28.06 and P/S ratio of 5.43. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 2.49%. The forward dividend yield is 2.70%. Microsoft had an annual average earnings growth of 6.80% over the past 10 years.

The company reported that for the fourth fiscal quarter that ended June 30, revenue was $20.6 billion GAAP and $22.6 billion non-GAAP. Operating income was $3.1 billion GAAP and $6.2 billion non-GAAP. Net income was $3.1 billion GAAP and $5.5 billion non-GAAP. Finally, diluted earnings per share was 39 cents GAAP and 69 cents non-GAAP.

Airgas reached the 52-week high of $142.95

Airgas Inc. (ARG) is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. The company is a producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice and nitrous oxide, supplier of safety products and a U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products and process chemicals.

Its production network and supply agreements, gas supply modes (from cylinders to truckload quantities to on-site pipeline supply) and national footprint make it one of the few fully integrated industrial gas companies in the U.S. The company also offers supply chain management services and solutions and product and process technical support across many diverse customer segments.

The price of Airgas shares has reached $142.95, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $143.05. Airgas has a market cap of $10.41 billion; its shares were traded around $142.95 with a P/E ratio of 31.56 and P/S ratio of 2.01. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.68%. The forward dividend yield is 1.68%.

Airgas had an annual average earnings growth of 10.00% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Airgas the business predictability rank of 5-star.

The company reported group revenue for the first half was 8.295 billion euros ($9.265 billion), including 511 million euros of Airgas sales consolidated as of May 23 (closing date of the acquisition). Revenue for the first half increased 2.2% on a reported basis and 8.0%, excluding the currency and energy impact, as compared with the first half of 2015. Operating income was $1.38 billion, a 1.9% decrease from the first half of last year.

First Republic Bank reached the 52-week high of $78.50

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) along with its subsidiaries provides private banking, private business banking and private wealth management including investment, trust and brokerage services. The company offers products and services including single-family mortgage, home equity lines of credit, vacation home mortgages and more.

The company offers investment management, trust and brokerage services for individuals, trusts, endowments and organizations and offers wealth management services including portfolio management, financial and estate planning, brokerage services, trust administration and custody and insurance services.

The price of First Republic Bank shares has reached $78.50, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $78.77. First Republic Bank has a market cap of $11.3 billion; its shares were traded around $78.50 with a P/E ratio of 23.50 and P/S ratio of 5.94. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.79%. The forward dividend yield is 0.82%.

The company reported revenues for the second quarter were $535.1 million, up 17.5%. Net income was $165.0 million, up 25.6%. Lastly, diluted earnings per share (EPS) were 97 cents.

Disclosure: I do not own these stocks.

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