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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

As of late, multiple companies have managed to achieve yearly highs

December 26, 2018 | About:

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

Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTX) reached the 52-week high of $56.86

Anthem Inc. is a health benefits company offering a network-based managed care plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its business segments are Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. With over 40 million medical members, Anthem is one of the largest managed-care organizations in the U.S. The firm provides health insurance services to its members through a plethora of products that encompass every major insurance market--individual, group and government-sponsored. The firm operates under the highly recognizable Blue Cross/Blue Shield brand in 14 states and has a large nationwide operation.

The price of Anthem Inc. shares has reached $56.86, which is -5.0% off the 52-week high of $54.01. Anthem Inc. has a market cap of $51.94 billion; its shares were traded around $56.86 with a price-earnings ratio of 14.61 and price-sales ratio of 0.73. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Anthem Inc. stocks is 4.62%. The forward dividend yield of Anthem Inc. stocks is 4.62%. Anthem Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Anthem Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Anthem Inc. recently announced third quarter 2018 financial results that reflect improving fundamental execution across the business. Operating revenue was $23.0 billion in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of $883 million, or 4%, versus $22.1 billion in the prior year quarter. Operating cash flow was $607 million, or 0.6 times net income in the third quarter of 2018, and $3.4 billion, or 1.0 times net income for the nine months ending Sept. 30, 2018.

Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) reached the 52-week high of $141.04

Rockwell Collins Inc. is an aviation and high-integrity solutions company serving commercial and military customers. It also provides information management services through voice and data communication networks and solutions worldwide. Rockwell Collins Inc. develops communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. It employs over 20,000 people. Competencies include communications, navigation, automated flight control, displays, simulation and training, integrated electronics and information systems. The firm sells to governments, airlines and aircraft manufacturers, while providing aftermarket services for many of its products. The company recently closed its acquisition of B/E Aerospace, an aircraft seat and cabin manufacturer.

The price of Rockwell Collins Inc. shares has reached $141.04, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $142.98. Rockwell Collins Inc. has a market cap of $23.18 billion; its shares were traded around $141.04 with a price-earnings ratio of 22.68 and price-sales ratio of 2.70. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Rockwell Collins Inc. stocks is 0.94%. The forward dividend yield of Rockwell Collins Inc. stocks is 0.94%. Rockwell Collins Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Rockwell Collins Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. recently reported sales for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 of $2.208 billion, a 5% increase from the same period in fiscal year 2017. Third quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings per share were $1.66 compared to $1.12 in the prior year's third quarter. Adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $1.73 compared to $1.64 in the prior year's third quarter.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) reached the 52-week high of $212.70

Aetna Inc. is a diversified health care benefits company. The company offers traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, and behavioral health. Aetna is one of the largest managed-care organizations in the U.S., with over 22 million medical members. This large member count helps the firm diversify its operating risk and has formed the basis for material competitive advantages. The firm provides health insurance services to its members through products that encompass every major insurance market -- individual, group and government sponsored. Aetna and CVS recently announced their intention to merge operations, and if approved, it would form one of the most powerful players within the health care space.

The price of Aetna Inc. shares has reached $212.70, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $213.36. Aetna Inc. has a market cap of $69.64 billion; its shares were traded around $212.70 with a price-earnings ratio of 19.11 and price-sales ratio of 1.15. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Aetna Inc. stocks is 0.94%. The forward dividend yield of Aetna Inc. stocks is 0.94%. Aetna Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Aetna Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Aetna recently announced third-quarter 2018 net income of $1.0 billion, or $3.03 per share. Adjusted earnings for third-quarter 2018 were $977 million, or $2.96 per share. Aetna's performance for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018 resulted in net income of $3.4 billion, or $10.37 per share, and adjusted earnings of $3.2 billion, or $9.58 per share, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018.

CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) reached the 52-week high of $44.44

CA Inc. is a provider of enterprise information technology (IT) software and solution. It develops and delivers software and services that help organizations manage and secure their IT infrastructures and deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies develops and sells software and services through three business segments: mainframe solutions, enterprise solutions, and services. Mainframe solutions helps customers lower the cost of mainframe management and maintenance; enterprise solutions helps customers manage and service nonmainframe IT platforms; and the services business helps customers with implementation, training, and deployment. The mainframe solutions segment contributes over 50% of the firm's revenue and the majority of its profits.

The price of CA Inc. shares has reached $44.44, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $44.47. CA Inc. has a market cap of $18.59 billion; its shares were traded around $44.44 with a price-earnings ratio of 45.81 and price-sales ratio of 4.60. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of CA Inc. stocks is 2.30%. The forward dividend yield of CA Inc. stocks is 2.30%. CA Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.50% over the past 10 years.

CA Technologies recently reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal 2019, which ended June 30, 2018. Highlights include:

-Revenue of $938 million.

-GAAP earnings per share of 40 cents.

-Non-GAAP earnings per share of 54 cents.

-Cash flow from operations of $262 million.

Delhaize Group SA (NYSE:DEG) reached the 52-week high of $28.11

Delhaize Group SA is a food retailing company. Its primary store format consists of food supermarkets. Its store network also includes other store formats such as proximity stores, cash and carry and specialty stores. Delhaize Group SA was founded in Belgium in 1867. It operates food supermarkets. Its conducts its retail operations through its businesses in the U.S.; Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, collectively as Delhaize Belgium; Greece, Romania and Serbia, collectively as Southeastern Europe; and Indonesia. Its store network also includes other store formats such as proximity, cash and carry and specialty stores. The Company's brands include Delhaize, Taste of Inspirations, 365, Care, Delhaize Eco and Delhaize Bio.

The prices of Delhaize Group SA shares has reached $28.11, which is 1.2% off the 52-week high of $28.45. Delhaize Group SA has a market cap of $11.67 billion; its shares were traded around $28.11. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Delhaize Group SA stocks is 1.78%. The forward dividend yield of Delhaize Group SA stocks is 1.78%.

Ahold Delhaize recently reported a strong third quarter with improved sales across the board and strong growth of underlying operating income. Highlights include:

-Net sales of €15.8 billion, up 3.6% at constant exchange rates.

-U.S. comparable sales up 3.0% (excluding hurricane up 2.5%) with positive volume growth.

-Net consumer online sales up 27.6% at constant exchange rates.

-Underlying operating margin of 4.1%, up 0.2% points, supported by synergies.

-Net income up 26.7% to €459 million, up 26.0% at constant exchange rates.

-Strong free cash flow of €538 million, up €112 million, full-year guidance raised to at least €2.0 billion.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.


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