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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.

Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH) reached the 52-week high of $24.02


Invitation Homes Inc. is an owner and operator of single-family homes for lease in the U.S. It buys and sells vacant, leased or occupied homes. Its objective is to offer the residents a superior living experience by combining high-quality homes with outstanding resident service, creating a differentiated value proposition whose success inures to the benefit the stockholders. The company's geographical revenues are derived mainly from the Western U.S. and Florida and a small amount from California and Florida. Invitation Homes earns its revenue from the rental income.

The price of Invitation Homes Inc. shares has reached $24.02, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $24.09. Invitation Homes Inc. has a market cap of $12.52 billion; its shares were traded around $24.02 with and price-sales ratio of 7.26. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Invitation Homes Inc. stocks is 1.92%. The forward dividend yield of Invitation Homes Inc. stocks is 2.16%.

The company recently reported that in the fourth quarter of 2018, total revenues increased 31.1% to $433 million, and net income attributable to common stockholders increased to $25 million, or 5 cents per share. In 2018, total revenues increased 63.4% to $1.723 billion, and net loss attributable to common stockholders decreased to $5 million, or 1 cent per share.

Southern Co. (SO) reached the 52-week high of $51.88

Southern Co. is an electricity generating company. It develops, constructs, acquires, owns and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects, and sells electricity at market-based rates in the wholesale market. Southern Co. 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 $51.88, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $52.31. Southern Co. has a market cap of $53.67 billion; its shares were traded around $51.88 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.02 and price-sales ratio of 2.26. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Southern Co. stocks is 4.63%. The forward dividend yield of Southern Co. stocks is 4.63%. 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 Co. 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. Southern Co. earned $256 million, or 25 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $509 million, or 51 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2017. For the full-year 2018, Southern Co. earned $3.13 billion, or $3.07 per share, compared with earnings of $3.02 billion, or $3.02 per share, in 2017.

Executive Vice President and President External Affairs Christopher C. Womack sold 18,922 shares of Southern Co. stock on March 7, 2019, at the price of $50.36 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 3.02% since.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) reached the 52-week high of $134.52

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in densely populated and affluent communities. Formed in 1962, Federal Realty Investment Trust primarily owns and operates community and neighborhood retail shopping centers, often anchored by grocery stores. However, it has more recently placed increased focus on mixed-use projects, retail-centric developments with significant office, residential, and/or hotel components. The firm owns roughly 24 million square feet of space and more than 1,800 apartment units.

The price of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares has reached $134.52, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $136.91. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a market cap of $10 billion; its shares were traded around $134.52 with a price-earnings ratio of 42.30 and price-sales ratio of 10.77. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Federal Realty Investment Trust stocks is 3.02%. The forward dividend yield of Federal Realty Investment Trust stocks is 3.03%. Federal Realty Investment Trust had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Federal Realty Investment Trust the business predictability rank of 3-star .

Federal Realty Investment Trust recently reported operating results for its year and quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2018 and 2017, net income available for common stockholders was $3.18 per diluted share and $3.97 per diluted share, respectively. For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018 and 2017, net income available for common stockholders was 71 cents per diluted share and 67 cents per diluted share, respectively.

Republic Services Inc. (RSG) reached the 52-week high of $78.90

Republic Services Inc. is the provider of solid waste management services in the U.S. In addition, the company operates landfill gas-to-energy projects, as well as an exploration and production waste business. Republic Services is the second-largest provider of solid waste management services in the U.S., with operations in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The company operates 343 collection companies, 204 transfer stations, 90 recycling centers, and 195 active solid waste landfills. In addition, the company operates landfill gas-to-energy projects, as well as an exploration and production waste business.

The price of Republic Services Inc. shares has reached $78.90, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $79.47. Republic Services Inc. has a market cap of $25.38 billion; its shares were traded around $78.90 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.97 and price-sales ratio of 2.58. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Republic Services Inc. stocks is 1.83%. The forward dividend yield of Republic Services Inc. stocks is 1.90%. Republic Services Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.70% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Republic Services Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star .

Republic Services Inc. recently reported net income of $301.0 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, versus $664.4 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, for the comparable 2017 period. On an adjusted basis, net income for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, was $260.0 million, or 80 cents per diluted share, versus $203.8 million, or 61 cents per diluted share, for the comparable 2017 period.

Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) reached the 52-week high of $90.70

Duke Energy Corp. operates regulated utilities across the US. The company distributes electricity and gas to its customers and engages in three segments: electric utilities and infrastructure; gas utilities and infrastructure; and commercial renewables. Duke Energy is one of the largest U.S. utilities, with regulated utilities in the Carolinas, Indiana, Florida, Ohio and Kentucky that deliver electricity and gas to more than 7 million customers. Duke operates in three major segments: electric utilities and infrastructure; gas utilities and infrastructure; and commercial renewables.

The price of Duke Energy Corp. shares has reached $90.70, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $91.67. Duke Energy Corp. has a market cap of $66 billion; its shares were traded around $90.70 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.25 and price-sales ratio of 2.62. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Duke Energy Corp. stocks is 4.05%. The forward dividend yield of Duke Energy Corp. stocks is 4.09%. Duke Energy Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years.

Duke Energy recently announced 2018 full-year reported diluted earnings per share, prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles of $3.76, compared to $4.36 for full-year 2017. Duke Energy's fourth-quarter 2018 GAAP reported earnings per share were 65 cents, compared to $1.00 for fourth quarter 2017. Duke Energy's fourth quarter 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share were 84 cents, compared to 94 cents for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn J. Good sold 15,000 shares of Duke Energy stock on Feb. 28, 2019, at the price of $89.92 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 0.87% since.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.