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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

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

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) reached the 52-week high of $208.62

Amgen Inc. is a leader in biotechnology-based human therapeutics, with historical expertise in renal disease and cancer supportive care products. Flagship drugs include red blood cell boosters Epogen and Aranesp, immune system boosters Neupogen and Neulasta, and Enbrel for inflammatory diseases. Amgen introduced its first cancer therapeutic, Vectibix and received approval for bone-strengthening drug Prolia/Xgeva.

The price of Amgen Inc. shares has reached $208.62, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $211.90. Amgen Inc. has a market cap of $125.11 billion; its shares were traded around $208.62 with a price-earnings ratio of 16.53 and a price-sales ratio of 5.59. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 2.72%. The forward dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 2.78%. Amgen Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amgen Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Amgen recently announced financial results for the second quarter of 2019. Total revenues decreased 3% to $5.9 billion in comparison to the second quarter of 2018 reflecting increasing competition due to patent expirations. GAAP earnings per share increased 3% to $3.57. GAAP operating income decreased 5% to $2.7 billion and GAAP operating margin decreased 1.9 percentage points to 48.0%.

Director Ronald D. Sugar sold 2,000 shares of Amgen stock on Aug. 7, 2019, at the price of $183.04 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 13.98% since.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) reached the 52-week high of $141.11

Kimberly-Clark is a leading manufacturer of personal care (around half of sales) and tissue products (roughly one third of sales). Its portfolio of brands includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depends, Kleenex and Cottonelle, among others. The firm also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safety and sanitary products for the workplace. Kimberly-Clark generates slightly more than half of its sales in North America and more than 10% in Europe, with the rest primarily concentrated in Asia and Latin America.

The price of Kimberly-Clark Corp. shares has reached $141.11, which is 1.5% off the 52-week high of $143.16. Kimberly-Clark Corp. has a market cap of $48.56 billion; its shares were traded around $141.11 with a price-earnings ratio of 27.24 and a price-sales ratio of 2.66. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Kimberly-Clark Corp. stocks is 2.88%. The forward dividend yield of Kimberly-Clark Corp. stocks is 2.92%. Kimberly-Clark Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 1.40% over the past 10 years.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. recently reported second quarter 2019 results. Second quarter 2019 net sales of $4.6 billion were even with the year-ago period. Diluted net income per share for the second quarter was $1.40 in 2019 and $1.30 in 2018. Second quarter adjusted earnings per share were $1.67 in 2019 and $1.59 in 2018. Adjusted earnings per share exclude certain items described later in this news release. Diluted net income per share for full-year 2019 is expected to be $5.50 to $5.90 compared to the prior estimate of $4.85 to $5.35.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jeffrey P. Melucci sold 26,839 shares of Kimberly-Clark stock on Aug. 29, 2019, at the price of $141.17 per share. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.04% since.

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) reached the 52-week high of $161.54

Verisk Analytics Inc. is a data analytics provider offering decision support and risk-management solutions to the financial industry. The company's predictive analytics are used in rating applications, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk assessment, global risk assessment, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting and other related fields. Most of Verisk's revenue is based on long-term contracts and subscriptions. The largest end market is the risk assessment sector. Verisk's clients are located primarily in the U.S.

The price of Verisk Analytics Inc. shares has reached $161.54, which is 0.4% off the 52-week high of $162.13. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a market cap of $26.41 billion; its shares were traded around $161.54 with a price-earnings ratio of 45.25 and a price-sales ratio of 10.85. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Verisk Analytics Inc. stocks is 0.31%. The forward dividend yield of Verisk Analytics Inc. stocks is 0.62%. Verisk Analytics Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Verisk Analytics Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Verisk recently announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Consolidated revenue was $653 million for the second quarter of 2019, up 8.5%, and up 7.2% on an organic constant currency basis. Net income was $150 million for the second quarter of 2019, down 2.0%. Adjusted Ebitda, a non-GAAP measure, was $304 million, up 5.7%. Diluted earnings per share were 90 cents for the second quarter of 2019; diluted adjusted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, were $1.10.

Director David B. Wright sold 14,728 shares of Verisk Analytics stock on Aug. 6, 2019, at the price of $152.19 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 6.14% since.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reached the 52-week high of $35.26

AT&T is the second- largest U.S. wireless carrier, serving more than 100 million subscribers, including about 65 million postpaid phone subscribers. The firm also provides fixed-line services, including voice, data and television services, to consumers and small businesses in 21 states and to larger enterprises nationwide. The DirecTV acquisition added 20 million U.S. satellite television customers and a presence in Latin America. AT&T also acquired two Mexican carriers in 2015. The firm announced plans to acquire Time Warner in October 2016.

The price of AT&T Inc. shares has reached $35.26, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $35.50. AT&t Inc. has a market cap of $257.64 billion; its shares were traded around $35.26 with a price-earnings ratio of 14.82 and a price-sales ratio of 1.41. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of AT&t Inc. stocks is 5.76%. The forward dividend yield of AT&T Inc. stocks is 5.79%. AT&T Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated AT&T Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

AT&T Inc. recently reported solid operating results in the second quarter. Highlights include:

-Diluted earnings per share of 51 cents as reported compared to 81 cents in the year-ago quarter.

-Adjusted earnings per share of 89 cents compared to 91 cents in the year-ago quarter.

-Consolidated revenues of $45.0 billion, up 15.3%.

-Cash from operations of $14.3 billion, up 40%.

-Capital expenditures of $5.5 billion.

-Free cash flow of $8.8 billion.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:MAA) reached the 52-week high of $126.68

Mid-America Apartment Communities, or MAA, is a real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, operation, and development of multifamily apartment communities primarily located in the southeastern and southwestern U.S. The company's real estate portfolio contains holdings in most of the states in these two regions. Specifically, the states of Texas, Florida, and North Carolina contain a majority of Mid-America Apartment's total number of apartment units. The company derives nearly all of its income in the form of rental revenue from leases. Most of this income comes from its holdings in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina as well. MAA also has partial ownership and operation of a number of commercial properties as well.

The price of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. shares has reached $126.68, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $127.58. Mid-america Apartment Communities Inc. has a market cap of $14.45 billion; its shares were traded around $126.68 with a price-earnings ratio of 61.20 and a price-sales ratio of 9.0. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. stocks is 3.0%. The forward dividend yield of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. stocks is 3.03%. Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.0% over the past 10 years.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, net income available for common shareholders was $61.0 million, or 53 cents per diluted common share, compared to $58.9 million, or 52 cents per diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, net income available for MAA common shareholders was $123.7 million, or $1.09 per diluted common share, compared to $107.0 million, or 94 cents per diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Director David P. Stockert sold 2,047 shares of Mid-America Apartment Communities stock on Aug. 2, 2019 at the price of $120.84 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 4.83% since.


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