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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.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) reached the 52-week high of $356.00


Northrop Grumman Corp. offers a portfolio of capabilities and technologies to deliver products, systems and solutions for applications to government and commercial customers. It provides products, systems and solutions in autonomous systems. Northrop operates three business segments: aerospace systems, mission systems and technology systems. Aerospace (43% of sales) includes aircraft and space systems. Mission systems (41% of sales) consists of radars, sensors and systems for surveillance and targeting. Technology services (17% of sales) provides cybersecurity, and information technology to government clients, as well as logistics and maintenance on various products.

The prices of Northrop Grumman Corp. shares have reached $356.00, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $358.84. Northrop Grumman Corp. has a market cap of $61.98 billion; its shares were traded around $356.00 with a P/E ratio of 31.04 and P/S ratio of 2.42. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Northrop Grumman Corp. stocks is 1.10%. The forward dividend yield of Northrop Grumman Corp. stocks is 1.24%. Northrop Grumman Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Northrop Grumman Corp. the business predictability rank of 1-star .

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently reported fourth quarter 2017 sales increased 4% to $6.6 billion from $6.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016. For 2017, sales increased 5% to $25.8 billion from $24.5 billion in 2016. Fourth quarter 2017 net earnings totaled $178 million, or $1.01 per share, compared with $525 million, or $2.96 per share, in the prior-year period. For 2017, net earnings totaled $2.0 billion compared with $2.2 billion in 2016.

Corporate Vice President and President AS Systems Janis G. Pamiljans sold 2,557 shares of Northrop Grumman stock on Feb. 13, 2018, at the average price of $335.12. The price of the stock has increased by 6.23% since.

Exelon Corp. (EXCU) reached the 52-week high of $51.95

Exelon Corp. is one of the largest power retailer engaged in the utilities sector of U.S. The company is involved in the power generation and transmission activities. Since acquiring Pepco in 2016, Exelon serves more customers than any other U.S. utility, with 10 million power and gas customers at its six regulated utilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington D.C. Exelon owns 11 nuclear plants and 33 gigawatts of generation capacity throughout North America, producing 20% of U.S. nuclear power and 5% of all U.S. electricity. The company is the largest power retailer in the U.S., serving about 200 terawatt-hours of load.

The price of Exelon Corp. shares has reached $51.95, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $52.36. Exelon Corp. has a market cap of $33.16 billion; its shares were traded around $51.95 with a P/E ratio of 9.52 and P/S ratio of 1.07. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Exelon Corp. stocks is 1.56%. The forward dividend yield of Exelon Corp. stocks is 6.26%. Exelon Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.40% over the past five years.

Exelon Corp. (EXC) reported recently its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017. Exelon's GAAP net income for the fourth quarter 2017 increased to $1.94 per share from 22 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2016. Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating earnings increased to 55 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 44 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2016.

CME Group Inc. (CME) reached the 52-week high of $162.38

CME Group Inc. is an operator of financial exchanges. It offers products like futures and options and foreign exchange. Based in Chicago, CME Group operates derivative exchanges in the U.S. and Europe. The company's roots stretch back to the 19th century; it became a shareholder-owned corporation in 2000 and went public in 2002. CME Group's exchanges specialize in derivatives products, such as futures and options on futures, tied to interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities and metals. CME Group also runs one of the world's largest clearinghouses.

The price of CME Group Inc. shares has reached $162.38, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $165.35. CME Group Inc. has a market cap of $55.26 billion; its shares were traded around $162.38 with a P/E ratio of 13.60 and P/S ratio of 15.09. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of CME Group Inc. stocks is 1.63%. The forward dividend yield of CME Group Inc. stocks is 1.72%. CME Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.20% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated CME Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star .

CME Group Inc. recently reported revenue of $900 million and operating income of $537 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Fourth-quarter 2017 net income included a $2.6 billion net income tax benefit due to recognition of a reduction in deferred tax liabilities as a result of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Resulting net income was $2.9 billion and diluted earnings per share were $8.63. On an adjusted basis, net income was $383 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.12.

Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) reached the 52-week high of $37.01

Chunghwa Telecom is Taiwan's largest integrated telecom operator, providing fixed-line, wireless, and Internet and data services. The company enjoys a dominant position in all three segments. It has a market share of 35% in mobile, 85% in broadband and greater than 95% in the fixed-line segment as measured by the number of local fixed-line subscribers. Chunghwa Telecom was privatized in 2005, with the government retaining 36.3% of the firm's ordinary shares.

The price of Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. shares has reached $37.01, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $37.53. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. has a market cap of $28.33 billion; its shares were traded around $37.01 with a P/E ratio of 21.56 and P/S ratio of 3.68. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. stocks is 4.40%. The forward dividend yield of Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. stocks is 4.40%. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.10% over the past 10 years.

Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. recently reported its un-audited operating results for the fourth quarter of 2017. Fourth quarter 2017 financial highlights include:

-Total revenue increased by 4.4% to NT$60.92 billion.

-Mobile communications revenue increased by 2.1% to NT$28.97 billion.

-Internet revenue increased by 2.4% to NT$7.75 billion.

-Domestic fixed communications revenue increased by 10.9% to NT$19.62 billion.

-International fixed communications revenue decreased by 0.3% to NT$3.55 billion.

-Total operating costs and expenses increased by 5.2% to NT$50.40 billion.

-Net income attributable to stockholders of the parent increased by 11.7% to NT$8.67 billion.

-Basic earnings per share (EPS) were NT$1.12.

Ansys Inc. (ANSS) reached the 52-week high of $164.14

Ansys Inc. functions in the software industry. It develops and markets engineering software and services catering to engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. Founded in 1970, Ansys is an engineering simulation software company that enables its customers to test products by simulating multiple concepts before the manufacturing or design process is complete. Ansys' software makes it easy for companies to develop products better, faster, and less expensively. Ansys serves over 40,000 customers, and its software can be found in industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, health care, electronics, consumer goods and many more. Around 75% of the company's revenue is recurring.

The price of Ansys Inc. shares has reached $164.14, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $165.50. Ansys Inc. has a market cap of $13.93 billion; its shares were traded around $164.14 with a P/E ratio of 51.62 and P/S ratio of 13.45. Ansys Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ansys Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star .

Ansys Inc. recently reported third quarter 2017 results. Highlights include:

-GAAP revenue of $275.6 million and non-GAAP revenue of $276.8 million.

-GAAP diluted earnings per share of 85 cents and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.05.

-GAAP operating profit margin of 38.5% and non-GAAP operating profit margin of 48.7%.

-Operating cash flows of $88.9 million for the quarter and $327.0 million for the first nine months.

CFO and Vice President Finance and Administration Maria T. Shields sold 25,000 shares of Ansys stock on Feb. 1, 2018, at the price of $162.52 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 1% since.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.