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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

As of late, these 5 companies have reached yearly highs

August 14, 2019 | About:

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

American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT) reached the 52-week high of $222.23

American Tower owns and leases roughly 150,000 cell towers throughout the U.S., Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. It leases space on its towers to wireless service providers, who install equipment on the towers to support their wireless networks. The company has a very concentrated customer base, with most revenue in each market being generated by just the top few mobile carriers. The company operates more than 40,000 towers in the U.S., which accounted for more than half of the company's total revenue in 2017. Outside the U.S., American Tower's greatest presence is in India and Brazil, where it operates roughly 58,000 and 19,000 towers, respectively. American Tower operates as a real estate investment trust.

The price of American Tower Corp. shares has reached $222.23, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $224.71. American Tower Corp. has a market cap of $98.38 billion; its shares were traded around $222.23 with a price-earnings ratio of 67.34 and a price-sales ratio of 12.97. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of American Tower Corp. stocks is 1.55%. The forward dividend yield of American Tower Corp. is 1.55%. American Tower Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated American Tower Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

American Tower Corp. recently reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Total revenue increased 6.1% year-over-year to $1.89 billion. Property revenue increased 5.7% to $1.849 billion, while net income increased 38.1% to $434 million. Adjusted Ebitda increased 9.2% to $1.18 billion.

Chairman, President and CEO James D. Taiclet Jr. sold 57,438 shares of American Tower stock on Aug. 1, 2019, at the price of $211.89 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 4.88% since.

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) reached the 52-week high of $187.71

Red Hat provides services for its version of the open-source Linux software operating systems, middleware, storage, virtualization and management tools. The company reports revenue through two categories: subscriptions and training, and services. The Americas contributed 60% of total revenue in fiscal 2015; Europe, the Middle East and Africa contributed 25%; and Asia-Pacific contributed 15%.

The price of Red Hat Inc. shares has reached $187.71, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $189.14. Red Hat Inc. has a market cap of $33.43 billion; its shares were traded around $187.71 with a price-earnings ratio of 75.69 and a price-sales ratio of 10. Red Hat Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Red Hat Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Red Hat Inc. recently announced financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2020 ended May 31, 2019. Total revenue for the quarter was $934 million, up 15% year over year. GAAP operating income for the quarter was $132 million, up 18% year-over-year. GAAP net income for the quarter was $141 million, or 76 cents diluted earnings per share, compared with GAAP net income of $113 million, or 59 cents diluted earnings per share, in the year-ago quarter.

Fair Isaac Corp. (NYSE:FICO) reached the 52-week high of $365.16

Fair Isaac Corp. is a provider of business performance management solutions that allow corporations to automate and improve key decisions. The firm operates in three segments: applications, which includes pre-configured software for marketing, account origination, collections, and so on; scores, which primarily consists of business-to-business scoring solutions, including the FICO score; and tools, composed of analytic and decision management software. The company derives revenues from software license agreements and transaction-based fees. A majority of the firm's revenue is generated in the U.S., and the rest from the U.K. and other countries.

The price of Fair Isaac Corp. shares has reached $365.16, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $371.81. Fair Isaac Corp. has a market cap of $10.55 billion; its shares were traded around $365.16 with a price-earnings ratio of 59.09 and a price-sales ratio of 9.71. Fair Isaac Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Fair Isaac Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

The company recently announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net income for the quarter totaled $64.2 million, or $2.12 per share, versus $29.7 million, or 95 cents per share, in the prior-year period. Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter was $68.3 million compared to $85.1 million. The company reported revenues of $314.2 million for the quarter as compared to $255.0 million in the prior-year quarter.

President and CEO William J. Lansing sold 16,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock on Aug. 5, 2019, at the price of $340.23 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 7.33% since.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) reached the 52-week high of $44.20

FirstEnergy is one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States with 10 distribution utilities serving 6 million customers in six Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. FirstEnergy also owns and operates one of the nation's largest transmission systems with more than 24,500 miles of lines. FirstEnergy's Competitive Energy Services segment owns a power plant fleet of 16 gigawatts of nuclear, coal, gas, hydro and wind and is one of the largest retail electricity suppliers in the U.S.

The price of FirstEnergy Corp. shares has reached $44.20, which is 1.2% off the 52-week high of $44.75. FirstEnergy Corp. has a market cap of $23.52 billion; its shares were traded around $44.20 with a price-earnings ratio of 110.50 and a price-sales ratio of 2.06. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of FirstEnergy Corp. stocks is 3.39%. The forward dividend yield of FirstEnergy Corp. stocks is 3.44%. FirstEnergy Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.50% over the past five years.

FirstEnergy Corp. recently reported second-quarter 2019 GAAP earnings of $308 million or 58 cents per basic and diluted share, on revenue of $2.5 billion. This is in comparison to the second quarter of 2018, when the company recorded GAAP earnings of $134 million, or 28 cents per basic and diluted share, on revenue of $2.6 billion. Operating earnings were 61 cents per share for the second quarter of 2019 and 62 cents per share for the second quarter of 2018.

Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE:BRO) reached the 52-week high of $36.74

Brown & Brown is an insurance agent and broker that offers insurance products and services, primarily in the areas of property, casualty and employee benefits, by connecting customers with insurance companies. It earns its revenue via commissions from insurance companies and direct fees from customers, and it generally has no underwriting risk exposure. More than half of its revenue is from its retail segment, which provides a broad range of insurance products and services to entities and individuals. Roughly a fourth of revenue is from its national programs segment, which provides, among other things, professional liability coverage for professionals. The company operates primarily in the U.S., with its highest exposure in Florida.

The price of Brown & Brown Inc. shares has reached $36.74, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $36.91. Brown & Brown Inc. has a market cap of $10.33 billion; its shares were traded around $36.74 with a price-earnings ratio of 26.82 and a price-sales ratio of 4.53. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Brown & Brown Inc. is 0.87%. The forward dividend yield of Brown & Brown Inc. is 0.87%. Brown & Brown Inc. had annual average earnings growth of 7.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Brown & Brown Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Brown & Brown Inc. recently announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2019. GAAP revenues for the second quarter of 2019 were $575.2 million, increasing $102.1 million, or 21.6%, compared to the second quarter of the prior year. Net income was $92.6 million, increasing $18.7 million, or 25.3%, and diluted net income per share were 33 cents, increasing by 26.9%, compared to the second quarter of the prior year.

Director H. Palmer Proctor Jr. bought 5,000 shares of Brown & Brown stock on July 25, 2019, at the price of $35.96 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.17% since.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed. 

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