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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

Leidos Holdings, Fortinet among companies that achieved annual milestone

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

Leidos Holdings reached the 52-week high of $70.55

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) is engaged in providing scientific, engineering, system integration, technical services and solutions to various government entities, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. 

The price of Leidos shares has reached $70.55, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $71.18. The company has a market cap of $10.62 billion; its shares were traded around $70.55 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.67 and a price-sales ratio of 1.09. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.81%. The forward dividend yield is 1.81%.

Leidos Holdings recently reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Revenues for the quarter were $2.53 billion, a 1.6% decrease from the prior-year quarter. Operating income was $199 million, an improvement from $166 million a year ago. The operating income margin increased to 7.9% from 6.5%. Diluted earnings per share were 94 cents, an increase from 64 cents in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP diluted earnings were $1.12 per share, compared to $1.04 in the prior-year quarter.

Fortinet reached the 52-week high of $75.29

Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) develops and sells a portfolio of security software products, including firewall, threat detection, WLAN and switching, application security, identity and access management.

The price of Fortinet shares has reached $75.29, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $75.78. The company has a market cap of $12.73 billion; its shares were traded around $75.29 with a price-earnings ratio of 147.63 and a price-sales ratio of 8.07. Fortinet had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the last five years.

Fortinet recently announced financial results for the second quarter. Revenue increased 21% from the prior-year quarter to $441.3 million. GAAP earnings per share were 28 cents, while non-GAAP earnings were 41 cents per share. 

Chief Financial Officer and  Chief Accounting Officer Keith Jensen sold 2,150 shares of Fortinet on Aug. 8 for $72.97 per share. The stock price has increased by 3.18% since then.

O'Reilly Automotive reached the 52-week high of $318.94

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) is one of the largest sellers of aftermarket automotive parts, tools and accessories in the U.S.

The price of O'Reilly shares has reached $318.94, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $321.01. The company has a market cap of $25.69 billion; its shares were traded around $318.94 with a price-earnings ratio of 21.80 and a price-sales ratio of 2.93. O'Reilly Automotive had an annual average earnings growth of 22.30% over the past decade. GuruFocus rated O'Reilly Automotive's business predictability 5 out of 5 stars.

O'Reilly recently announced record revenues and earnings for its second quarter. Revenue increased 7% to $2.46 billion. Gross profit for the second quarter increased 7% to $1.29 billion. Operating income increased 5% to $479 million. Net income increased 25% to $353 million. Diluted earnings per share grew 38% to $4.28.

CFO and Executive Vice President Thomas McFall sold 30,000 shares on July 31 for $305.21 per share. The stock price has increased 4.5% since then. He also sold 28,120 shares on Aug. 3 for $309.24 per share. The stock price has increased by 3.14% since then.

Apple reached the 52-week high of $207.53

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices and personal computers, as well as a variety of related software. 

The price of Apple shares has reached $207.53, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $209.78. The company has a market cap of $1002.35 billion; its shares were traded around $207.53 with a price-earnings ratio of 18.82 and a price-sales ratio of 4.14. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.31%. The forward dividend yield is 1.41%. Apple had an annual average earnings growth of 34.60% over the past decade. GuruFocus rated Apple's business predictability 2.5 stars.

Apple recently announced financial results for its third quarter. The company posted quarterly revenue of $53.3 billion, an increase of 17% from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per share of $2.34, up 40%. International sales accounted for 60% of revenue.

Senior Vice President Craig Federighi sold 47,796 shares on Aug. 9 for $207.50 per share. Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey E. Williams sold 15,652 shares on Aug. 8 for $206.86 per share. Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 35,000 shares on Aug. 3 for $206.74 per share.

Verisk Analytics reached the 52-week high of $116.95

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) is a data analytics provider, serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services.

The price of Verisk Analytics shares has reached $116.95, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $118.13. The company has a market cap of $19.26 billion; its shares were traded around $116.95 with a price-earnings ratio of 32.22 and a price-sales ratio of 8.56. Verisk had an annual average earnings growth of 14.40% over the last 10 years. GuruFocus rated Verisk Analytics' business predictability 4.5 stars.

Verisk recently announced results for the quarter ended June 30. Revenue grew 14.9% to $601 million. Net income was $154 million, up 26.9%. GAAP earnings per share were 91 cents, while non-GAAP earnings came in at $1.06 per share. 

President and CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 61,450 shares Aug. 7 for $115.45 per share. The stock price has increased by 1.3% since then.

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