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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

- By yifan900

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

CA Inc. (CA) reached the 52-week high of $43.70

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 non-mainframe 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 $43.70, which is 1.3% off the 52-week high of $44.25. CA Inc. has a market cap of $18.18 billion; its shares were traded around $43.70 with a price-earnings ratio of 39.73 and price-sales ratio of 4.37. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of CA Inc. stocks is 2.33%. The forward dividend yield of CA Inc. stocks is 2.33%. 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. Results include:

-First quarter revenue of $938 million under ASC 606 and $1.052 billion.

-First quarter GAAP earnings per share of 40 cents.

-First quarter non-GAAP earnings per share of 54 cents.

-First quarter cash flow from operations of $262 million.

Williams Partners LP (WPZ) reached the 52-week high of $47.37

Williams Partners LP is an energy infrastructure company that owns the Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines. The firm owns and operates midstream gathering and processing assets, and interstate natural gas pipelines. It also produces olefins. Williams Partners is a large pipeline company that owns and operates the large Transco and Northwest pipeline systems and associated natural gas gathering and processing and storage assets. It also owns a 60% stake in Discovery, which owns offshore natural gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Williams Companies, a publicly traded C-corporation, owns a 74% interest in Williams Partners. The partnership owns the underlying assets while the corporation holds the stake in the limited partnership.

The price of Williams Partners LP shares has reached $47.37, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $48.11. Williams Partners LP has a market cap of $46.26 billion; its shares were traded around $47.37 with a price-earnings ratio of 65.79 and price-sales ratio of 5.48. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Williams Partners LP stocks is 5.16%. The forward dividend yield of Williams Partners LP stocks is 5.31%.

Williams Partners recently reported unaudited second-quarter 2018 net income attributable to controlling interests of $426 million, a $106 million improvement from second-quarter 2017. The company reported adjusted Ebitda of $1.097 billion, a $7 million decrease from second quarter 2017. Williams Partners generated $705 million in distributable cash flow attributable to partnership operations, compared with $698 million.

Delhaize Group SA (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.The company operates food supermarkets. It 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 price 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 solid second quarter with increased sales and margins. Results included:

-Net sales of EUR15.5 billion, up 0.9% at constant exchange rates.

-Net income up 15.3% to EUR410 million, up 20.0% at constant exchange rates.

-Net consumer online sales up 23.3% at constant exchange rates.

-Underlying operating margin up 0.1% point to 4.0%, supported by synergies.

-Strong free cash flow of EUR693 million, up EUR293 million.

AutoZone Inc. (AZO) reached the 52-week high of $786.58

AutoZone Inc. is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S. The company's stores sell a diverse range of essentials and auto parts for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks. AutoZone is the premier seller of aftermarket automotive parts, tools and accessories to do-it-yourself, or DIY, customers in the U.S. The company derives an increasing proportion of its sales from domestic commercial customers, around 20% in fiscal 2017, and has a growing presence in Mexico and Brazil. AutoZone had 6,029 stores in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil as of the end of fiscal 2017. In 2014, the firm acquired Interamerican Motor Corporation, or IMC, the second-largest distributor of import replacement parts in the U.S.

The price of AutoZone Inc. shares has reached $786.58, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $797.89. Autozone Inc. has a market cap of $20.25 billion; its shares were traded around $786.58 with a price-earnings ratio of 16.11 and price-sales ratio of 1.97. Autozone Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 17.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated AutoZone Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star .

AutoZone Inc. recently reported net sales of $3.6 billion for its fourth quarter ended August 25, 2018, an increase of 1.3% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increased 2.2% for the quarter. Net income for the quarter decreased 7.7% over the same period last year to $400.3 million, while diluted earnings per share decreased 1.6% to $15.02 per share from $15.27 per share in the year-ago quarter.

Chairman, President and CEO William C. Rhodes III sold 23,700 shares of AutoZone stock on Sept. 27, 2018, at the price of $780.06 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 0.84% since. Executive Vice President William W. Graves sold 18,900 shares of AutoZone stock on Sept. 27, 2018, at the price of $776.37 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 1.32% since.

L3 Technologies Inc. (LLL) reached the 52-week high of $220.91

L3 Technologies Inc. is a provider of various communication and electronic systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. It is also a contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. L-3 Technologies (formerly L-3 Communications) provides high-technology products, systems, and subsystems in the defense electronics business. Customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. government agencies (roughly 70% of sales), as well as foreign governments and commercial customers. Areas of focus include aircraft modernization and maintenance, training and simulation, communication systems, electro-optical sensors, and airport security screening equipment.

The price of L3 Technologies Inc. shares has reached $220.91, which is -1.0% off the 52-week high of $218.71. L3 Technologies Inc. has a market cap of $17.3 billion; its shares were traded around $220.91 with a price-earnings ratio of 19.74 and price-sales ratio of 1.94. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of L3 Technologies Inc. stocks is 1.43%. The forward dividend yield of L3 Technologies Inc. stocks is 1.63%.

L3 Technologies Inc. recently reported preliminary diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.54 and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.85 for the quarter ended Sept. 28, 2018, compared to diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter ended Sept. 29, 2017 of $1.79. Net sales of $2.519 million for the 2018 third quarter increased by 10% compared to the 2017 third quarter.


Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.