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5 Companies Achieve 52-Week Highs

- By yifan900

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

AMETEK Inc. (AME) reached the 52-week high of $87.30


Ametek operates in two distinct business segments: the electronic instruments group and the electromechanical group. The firm builds monitoring, testing, calibration and display devices as a part of EIG and air-moving electric motors as a part of EMG.

The price of AMETEK Inc. (AME) shares has reached $87.30, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $87.77. Ametek Inc. has a market cap of $19.86 billion; its shares were traded around $87.30 with a price-earnings ratio of 26.14 and price-sales ratio of 4.19. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Ametek Inc. stocks is 0.64%. The forward dividend yield of Ametek Inc. stocks is 0.64%. Ametek Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ametek Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star .

AMETEK Inc. recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2018. AMETEK's fourth quarter 2018 sales were a record $1.27 billion, up 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, with organic sales growth of 5%. Operating income increased 14% to a record $282.0 million, and operating margins expanded to 22.2%, up 50 basis points over the prior year's adjusted results.

President of Electronic Instruments Thomas C. Marecic sold 3,500 shares of AMETEK stock on March 29, 2019, at the average price of $83. The price of the stock has increased by 5.18% since.

Eversource Energy (ES) reached the 52-week high of $71.02

Eversource Energy, previously Northeast Utilities, is a diversified holding company with subsidiaries that provide regulated electric, gas and water distribution service. With the addition of NStar's Massachusetts utilities in 2012 and Aquarion in 2017, the company's utilities now serve 4 million customers in the region. Eversource exited most of its unregulated businesses in 2006.

The price of Eversource Energy shares has reached $71.02, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $72.26. Eversource Energy has a market cap of $22.53 billion; its shares were traded around $71.02 with a price-earnings ratio of 21.85 and price-sales ratio of 2.67. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Eversource Energy stocks is 2.89%. The forward dividend yield of Eversource Energy stocks is 3.01%. Eversource Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years.

Eversource Energy recently reported full-year 2018 earnings of $1.033 billion, or $3.25 per share, compared with earnings of $988 million, or $3.11 per share, in 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2018, Eversource Energy earned $231.3 million, or 73 cents per share, compared with earnings of $237.4 million, or 75 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) reached the 52-week high of $79.28

Expeditors International of Washington is a non-asset-based third-party logistics provider, mainly focused on international freight forwarding. It employs sophisticated IT systems and contracts with airlines and steamship carriers to move customers' freight across the globe. The firm operates more than 185 full-service office locations worldwide, in addition to numerous satellite locations. In 2016, Expeditors derived 32% of consolidated net revenue from airfreight, 25% from ocean freight, and 43% from customs brokerage and other services.

The price of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. shares has reached $79.28, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $80.69. Expeditors International Of Washington Inc. has a market cap of $13.62 billion; its shares were traded around $79.28 with a price-earnings ratio of 22.72 and price-sales ratio of 1.73. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. is 1.14%. The forward dividend yield of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. is 1.14%. Expeditors International of Washington Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Expeditors International of Washington Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star .

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. recently announced fourth quarter 2018 financial results, including the following highlights compared to the same quarter of 2017:

-Diluted net earnings attributable to shareholders per share increased 11% to $1.02.

- Net earnings attributable to shareholders increased 7% to $179 million.

- Operating income increased 9% to $217 million.

- Revenues increased 18% to $2.24 billion.

- Net revenues increased 8% to $681 million.

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) reached the 52-week high of $134.92

Twilio is a communications platform-as-a-service company that allows software developers to integrate messaging and communications functionality into existing or new applications. The firm's Programmable Communications Cloud addresses several use cases, including Programmable Voice to make and receive phone calls, Programmable Messaging for SMS and MMS delivery, and Programmable Video that allows developers to embed video functionality in mobile and web applications.

The price of Twilio Inc. shares has reached $134.92, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $136.00. Twilio Inc. has a market cap of $16.67 billion; its shares were traded around $134.92 with and price-sales ratio of 20.21.

Twilio recently reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2018. Highlights for the fourth quarter include:

-Total revenue of $204.3 million, up 77% from the fourth quarter of 2017 and 21% sequentially from the third quarter of 2018.

-GAAP loss from operations of $44.0 million, compared with GAAP loss from operations of $20.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP income from operations of $2.4 million, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $3.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Full-year results include:

-Total revenue of $1 million, up 63% from the full year 2017.

-GAAP loss from operations of $115.2 million, compared with GAAP loss from operations of $66.1 million for the full year 2017. Non-GAAP income from operations of $4.1 million, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $20.1 million for the full year 2017.

CEO and 10% Owner Jeff Lawson sold 20,830 shares of Twilo stock on April 18, 2019, at the price of $121.35 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 11.18% since.

Southern Co. (SO) reached the 52-week high of $52.54

Southern Company is the second-largest utility in the U.S. by customer count and its $50 billion rate base is the industry's largest. The company distributes electricity and natural gas to approximately 9 million customers in nine states. It also owns about 50 GW of generating capacity, primarily for serving regulated customers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Southern Power, its growing unregulated unit, is now up to over 12 GW and includes natural gas, solar and wind projects in Texas, California and other states.

The price of Southern Co. shares has reached $52.54, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $53.00. Southern Co. has a market cap of $54.69 billion; its shares were traded around $52.54 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.21 and price-sales ratio of 2.29. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Southern Co. is 4.57%. The forward dividend yield of Southern Co. is 4.72%. Southern Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.80% over the past 10 years.

Southern Co. recently reported fourth-quarter 2018 earnings of $278 million, or 27 cents per share, compared with earnings of $496 million, or 49 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Southern Company also reported full-year 2018 earnings of $2.23 billion, or $2.18 per share, compared with earnings of $842 million, or 84 cents per share, in 2017.

President and CEO, GPC William P. Bowers sold 233,477 shares of Southern stock on April 2, 2019, at the price of $51.29 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.44% since.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.