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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

Recently, multiple companies have all managed to achieve yearly highs

April 17, 2019 | About:

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

Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX) reached the 52-week high of $305.13

Teleflex Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and health care providers for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. Teleflex Inc. is a Wayne, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of hospital supplies and medical devices primarily within the vascular access and surgical areas. The firm reports in eight primary segments: Vascular North America (15% of 2017 sales), Interventional North America (10%), Anesthesia North America (9%), Surgical North America (8%), EMEA (26%), Asia (12%), OEM (9%) and All Other (11%). Geographic exposure for the business is primarily in the U.S., which accounts for 65% of revenue, with international markets making up the remainder.

The price of Teleflex Inc. shares has reached $305.13, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $309.99. Teleflex Inc. has a market cap of $14.06 billion; its shares were traded around $305.13 with a price-earnings ratio of 71.11 and price-sales ratio of 5.79. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Teleflex Inc. stocks is 0.45%. The forward dividend yield of Teleflex Inc. stocks is 0.45%. Teleflex Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.80% over the past five years.

Teleflex Inc. recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. Net revenues were $641.6 million, an increase of 7.8% compared to the prior-year period. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, net revenues increased 9.4% over the year ago period. GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.87, as compared to GAAP earnings per share of 92 cents in the prior-year period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 13.5% to $2.77, compared to $2.44.

Director Benson Smith sold 8,500 shares of Teleflex stock on April 10, 2019, at the price of $305.83 per share. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.23% since.

Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED) reached the 52-week high of $84.55

Consolidated Edison Inc. functions in the utilities market. It owns energy infrastructure projects, and its main business operations are its regulated electric, gas and steam delivery businesses. The CECONY segment generates maximum revenue. Con Ed is a holding company for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, or CECONY, and Orange & Rockland, or O&R. These utilities provide steam, natural gas and electricity to customers in southeastern New York -- including New York City -- and small parts of New Jersey. The two utilities generate roughly 90% of Con Ed's results. The other 10% of earnings comes from investments in renewable energy projects and gas and electric transmission. These investments have resulted in Con Ed becoming the fifth-largest owner of utility-scale PV solar capacity in the U.S.

The price of Consolidated Edison Inc. shares has reached $84.55, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $85.87. Consolidated Edison Inc. has a market cap of $27.64 billion; its shares were traded around $84.55 with a price-earnings ratio of 19.16 and price-sales ratio of 2.13. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Consolidated Edison Inc. stocks is 3.41%. The forward dividend yield of Consolidated Edison Inc. stocks is 3.50%. Consolidated Edison Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.10% over the past 10 years.

Consolidated Edison Inc. recently reported 2018 net income of $1.38 billion or $4.43 a share compared with $1.525 billion or $4.97 a share in 2017. Adjusted earnings were $1.349 billion or $4.33 a share in 2018 compared with $1.264 billion or $4.12 a share in 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, net income was $331 million or $1.06 a share compared with $505 million or $1.63 a share in the 2017 period. Adjusted earnings were $243 million or 77 cents a share in the 2018 period compared with $247 million or 80 cents a share in the 2017 period.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) reached the 52-week high of $167.52

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of skin care (38% of sales), makeup (43%), fragrance (14%) and hair care (5%) products. In addition to its namesake brand, its portfolio includes Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. The firm also licenses fragrances and cosmetics sold under designer brand names, like Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Tom Ford. Estée Lauder generates 39% of sales and over two-thirds of its operating income in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and 41% of sales in the Americas.

The price of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. shares has reached $167.52, which is 1.2% off the 52-week high of $169.47. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. has a market cap of $60.5 billion; its shares were traded around $167.52 with a price-earnings ratio of 38.33 and price-sales ratio of 4.41. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. stocks is 0.97%. The forward dividend yield of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. stocks is 1.03%. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. recently reported financial results for its second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. The company’s quarterly net sales exceeded $4 billion for the first time. Net sales of $4.01 billion increased 7% from $3.74 billion in the prior-year quarter. Net earnings rose to $573 million compared with $123 million last year. Diluted net earnings per common share increased to $1.55 compared with 33 cents reported in the prior year.

Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Gregory Polcer sold 28,036 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock on March 28, 2019, at the price of $165 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 1.53% since.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) reached the 52-week high of $82.16

Paychex Inc. operates in payroll outsourcing industry. The company provides integrated payroll, human resource, insurance and benefits outsourcing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. Paychex competes in the payroll outsourcing industry. It is the second-largest player in terms of revenue and focuses on providing this service to small and midsize businesses. Paychex was created from the consolidation of 17 payroll processors in 1979 and services about 590,000 clients. The company has almost 13,000 employees and is based in Rochester, New York.

The price of Paychex Inc. shares has reached $82.16, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $82.21. Paychex Inc. has a market cap of $29.53 billion; its shares were traded around $82.16 with a price-earnings ratio of 28.80 and price-sales ratio of 8.17. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Paychex Inc. stocks is 2.73%. The forward dividend yield of Paychex Inc. stocks is 2.73%. Paychex Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Paychex Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Paychex Inc. recently announced total revenue of $1.1 billion for the three months ended Feb. 28, 2019, an increase of 14% from $900 million for the same period last year. Net income decreased 12% to $324.6 million and diluted earnings per share decreased 11% to 90 cents per share for the third quarter. 

Director Pamela A. Joseph sold 19,154 shares of Paychex stock on April 11, 2019, at the price of $81.19 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 1.19% since.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) reached the 52-week high of $139.14

Global Payments Inc. has interests in offering business solutions. Its primary activity includes payment solutions for merchants, value-added resellers, enterprise software providers, financial institutions and government agencies. Publicly traded since being spun off from National Data in 2001, Atlanta-based Global Payments provides payment processing services. Many of its customers are U.S. small and midsize merchants. Global Payments is a key conduit in the chain that links the end consumer to the institutions behind the credit card infrastructure. The company has expanded its presence in regions such as Europe and Asia.

The price of Global Payments Inc. shares has reached $139.14, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $139.40. Global Payments Inc. has a market cap of $21.96 billion; its shares were traded around $139.14 with a price-earnings ratio of 49.15 and price-sales ratio of 6.58. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Global Payments Inc. stocks is 0.03%. The forward dividend yield of Global Payments Inc. stocks is 0.03%. Global Payments Inc. had annual average earnings growth of 16.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Global Payments Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Global Payments Inc. recently announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2018. Full year 2018 results include:

-GAAP revenues were $3.37 billion, compared to $3.98 billion in 2017; diluted earnings per share were $2.84 compared to $3.01 in the prior year; and operating margin was 21.9% compared to 14.1% in 2017

-Adjusted net revenue plus network fees grew 15% to $3.97 billion, compared to $3.46 billion in 2017.

-Adjusted earnings per share grew 29% to $5.19, compared to $4.01 in 2017.

-Adjusted operating margin expanded 130 basis points to 31.7%.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

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