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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

Multiple companies have managed to reach yearly highs

January 09, 2018 | About:

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

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) reached the 52-week high of $86.22

Novartis AG is a part of the health care industry. Its main activity is to research and develop healthcare products and pharmaceuticals such as oncology medicines, generic and biosimilar medicines and eye care devices. Novartis develops and manufactures health care products within four main operating segments: branded drugs, generic pharmaceuticals, eye care products and consumer products. The company sells its products globally with the U.S. representing close to a third of total sales.

The price of Novartis shares has reached $86.22, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $86.90. Novartis has a market cap of $200.98 billion; its shares were traded around $86.22 with a P/E ratio of 31.21 and P/S ratio of 4.12. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Novartis is 3.15%. The forward dividend yield of Novartis is 3.15%.

For the third quarter of 2017, the company reported net sales of $12.4 billion, a growth of 2 percentage points from the previous year. Operating income was $2.4 billion, representing a 4% growth, while net income was $2.1 billion, which is a 7% increase. Earnings per share were 89 cents, a 10% increase.

Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE:SCCO) reached the 52-week high of $49.35

Southern Copper Corp. is a metal producer that focuses on copper. Its segments include Peruvian operations, Mexican open-pit operations and Mexican underground mining operations. Southern Copper is one of the world's largest copper producers. The firm's 155 billion pounds of reserves at year-end 2015 ranked as the world's largest. In 2015, Southern Copper produced 1.6 billion pounds of mined copper, as well as a material amount of molybdenum and zinc, although these metals constitute a much smaller share of total revenue. Mexican conglomerate Grupo Mexico owns 86% of Southern Copper's outstanding shares.

The price of Southern Copper shares has reached $49.35, which is -6.2% off the 52-week high of $46.31. Southern Copper has a market cap of $38.15 billion; its shares were traded around $49.35 with a P/E ratio of 32.06 and P/S ratio of 6.16. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Southern Copper is 1.19%. The forward dividend yield of Southern Copper is 2.04%.

For the third quarter, the company reported sales were $1.68 billion, 19.7% higher than third quarter 2016. Net income was $401.8 million, 103.3% higher than third quarter 2016 net income of $197.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $863.1 million, 57.9% higher than third quarter 2016 adjusted EBITDA of $546.5 million.

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) reached the 52-week high of $81.89

Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. The company offers a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. Bank of Montreal is a diversified financial services provider based in North America, operating four business segments: Canadian P&C banking, U.S. P&C banking, wealth management and capital markets.

The price of Bank of Montreal shares has reached $81.89, which is -3.5% off the 52-week high of $79.02. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $52.56 billion; its shares were traded around $81.89 with a P/E ratio of 12.83 and P/S ratio of 3. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Bank of Montreal is 3.35%. The forward dividend yield of Bank of Montreal is 3.58%. Bank of Montreal had an annual average earnings growth of 9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bank of Montreal the business predictability rank of 4-star.

For the fourth quarter ended Oct. 31, BMO Financial Group recorded net income of $1.23 billion or $1.81 per share on a reported basis, and net income of $1.31 billion or $1.94 per share on an adjusted basis. 

Senior Officer Gilles Gerard Ouellette sold 6,000 shares of BMO Financial Group stock on Jan. 8 at the average price of $101.99. The price of the stock has decreased by 19.71% since.

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) reached the 52-week high of $128.53

Chevron Corp. engages in the exploration, production and refining operations worldwide. Its oil refineries are spread across the U.S., South Africa and Asia with an approximate capacity of 2 million barrels of oil a day. Chevron is an integrated energy company with exploration, production and refining operations worldwide. With production of 2.6 million of barrels of oil equivalent a day (66% oil), Chevron is the second-largest oil company in the U.S. Proven reserves at year-end 2016 stood at 11.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (57% liquids).

The price of Chevron Corp. shares has reached $128.53, which is -4.8% off the 52-week high of $122.30. Chevron Corp. has a market cap of $244.13 billion; its shares were traded around $128.53 with a P/E ratio of 37.46 and P/S ratio of 1.78. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Chevron Corp. is 3.37%. The forward dividend yield of Chevron Corp. is 3.38%.

Chevron Corp. recently reported earnings of $2.0 billion, or $1.03 per diluted share, for third quarter 2017, compared with $1.3 billion, or 68 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016. Included in the quarter was a gain on an asset sale of $675 million and an asset write-off of $220 million. Foreign currency effects decreased earnings by $112 million, compared with an increase of $72 million a year earlier. Sales and other operating revenues were $34 billion, compared to $29 billion in the year-ago period.

3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) reached the 52-week high of $239.79

3M Co. is a diversified technology company. It manufactures a diverse array of industrial and consumer products. Its business segments are Industrial, Safety and Graphics, Health Care, Electronics and Energy, and Consumer. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M manufactures a diverse array of industrial and consumer products. Known especially for popular consumer-facing products such as Scotch tape and Post-it Notes, the company's portfolio also offers display films, personal respirators, heavy-duty adhesives, reflective sheeting, sanding wheels and filters.

The price of 3M Co. shares has reached $239.79, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $244.23. 3M Co. has a market cap of $142.82 billion; its shares were traded around $239.79 with a P/E ratio of 26.82 and P/S ratio of 4.76. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of 3M Co. stocks is 1.95%. The forward dividend yield of 3M Co. stocks is 1.95%. 3M Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated 3M Co. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

3M recently reported third quarter earnings of $2.33 per share, an increase of 8.4% versus the third quarter of 2016. Sales were $8.2 billion, up 6.0% year-over-year in dollar terms. Third quarter operating income was $2.0 billion and operating income margin was 25.0%, up 0.3 percentage points year-over-year.

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