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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.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) reached the 52-week high of $63.54

Xcel Energy manages utilities serving 3.6 million electric customers and 2 million natural gas customers in eight states. Its utilities are Northern States Power, which serves customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan; Public Service Company of Colorado; and Southwestern Public Service Company, which serves customers in Texas and New Mexico. Its business mix is about 90% electric and 10% natural gas.

The price of Xcel Energy Inc. shares has reached $63.54, which is 0.2% off the 52-week high of $63.68. Xcel Energy Inc. has a market cap of $32.72 billion; its shares were traded around $63.54 with a price-earnings ratio of 25.94 and a price-sales ratio of 2.81. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Xcel Energy Inc. is 2.46%. The forward dividend yield of Xcel Energy Inc. is 2.59%. Xcel Energy Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years.

Xcel Energy Inc. recently reported 2019 second-quarter GAAP and ongoing earnings of $238 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with $265 million, or 52 cents per share in the same period in 2018.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel Scott M. Wilensky sold 15,000 shares of Xcel Energy stock on Aug. 16, 2019, at the price of $61.71 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.97% since.

ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) reached the 52-week high of $135.12

ResMed develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices -- such as airflow generators and masks -- to treat breathing disorders. It also markets ventilation products, but sleep apnoea remains the company's primary focus. ResMed's reach is truly global, with distribution capabilities in more than 70 countries through wholly-owned and independent firms. An increasing proportion of manufacturing capacity is in Singapore, with some still in Australia, where the company was founded.

The price of ResMed Inc. shares has reached $135.12, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $137.38. ResMed Inc. has a market cap of $19.41 billion; its shares were traded around $135.12 with a price-earnings ratio of 48.25 and a price-sales ratio of 7.46. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of ResMed Inc. is 1.11%. The forward dividend yield of ResMed Inc. is 1.18%. ResMed Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated ResMed Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

ResMed Inc. recently announced results for its quarter ended June 30, 2019. Fourth-quarter 2019 highlights include:

-Revenue increased 13% to $705.0 million, up 15% on a constant currency basis.

-Gross margin expanded 120 bps to 59.3%.

-Net operating profit decreased 18%; non-GAAP operating profit up 18%.

-GAAP diluted earnings per share were 48 cents; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of 95 cents.

-Quarterly dividend increased by 5% to 39 cents per share.

CEO Michael J. Farrell sold 6,651 shares of ResMed stock on Aug. 12, 2019, at the price of $132.35 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.09% since.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) reached the 52-week high of $826.80

With $4.5 billion in sales during 2017, Chipotle Mexican Grill is the largest player in the $11 billion domestic fast-casual Mexican restaurant category. Its menu includes burritos, bowls, tacos and salads, which are made from higher-quality ingredients than those typically found at quick-service restaurants. As of December, the firm operated 2,400 restaurants in the U.S., Canada the U.K., France and Germany.

The price of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. shares has reached $826.80, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $831.59. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has a market cap of $22.92 billion; its shares were traded around $826.80 with a price-earnings ratio of 93.32 and a price-sales ratio of 4.48. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.70% over the past 10 years.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. recently reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Revenue in the second quarter increased to $1.4 billion, an increase of 13.2% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $3.22, net of a 77 cents of after-tax impact from expenses related to restaurant asset impairment, corporate restructuring and certain other costs, a 91.7% increase from $1.68. Adjusted diluted earnings per share excluding these charges were $3.99, a 39.0% increase from $2.87. The company opened 20 new restaurants during the quarter and closed 1, bringing the total restaurant count to 2,523.

Executive Chairman Steve Ells sold 28,171 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill stock on Aug. 1, 2019, at the price of $796.65 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 3.78% since.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) reached the 52-week high of $141.79

Sempra Energy serves one of the largest utility customer bases in the U.S., distributing natural gas and electricity in Southern California. SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric distribute gas to more than 20 million customers. The firm's non-California affiliates own and operate merchant renewable energy projects, liquefied natural gas facilities and gas pipes and storage in the U.S. and Latin America, as well as gas and electric utilities. Sempra is one of the most diversified U.S. natural gas plays with a fast-growing footprint in Mexico.

The price of Sempra Energy shares has reached $141.79, which is 0.0% off the 52-week high of $141.86. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $38.93 billion; its shares were traded around $141.79 with a price-earnings ratio of 20.66 and a price-sales ratio of 3.48. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Sempra Energy is 2.63%. The forward dividend yield of Sempra Energy is 2.78%. Sempra Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 4.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Sempra Energy the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Sempra Energy recently reported second-quarter 2019 earnings of $354 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to second-quarter 2018 losses of $561 million, or $2.11 per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, the company's second-quarter 2019 earnings were $309 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $361 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2018.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) reached the 52-week high of $214.64

Based in Chicago, CME Group operates exchanges that allow investors, suppliers and businesses to trade futures and derivatives based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign currencies, energy, metals and commodities. The CME was founded in 1898 and in 2002 completed its initial public offering. Since then, CME Group has consolidated part of the industry by merging with crosstown rival CBOT Holdings (2007) before acquiring Nymex Holdings in 2008. In addition, CME has a 27% stake in S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC along with an exclusive license to trade and clear S&P futures contracts.

The price of CME Group Inc. has reached $214.64, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $217.65. Cme Group Inc. has a market cap of $76.86 billion; its shares were traded around $214.64 with a price-earnings ratio of 41.92 and a price-sales ratio of 16.51. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of CME Group Inc. is 1.33%. The forward dividend yield of Cme Group Inc. stocks is 1.42%. CME Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated CME Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

CME Group Inc. recently reported financial results for the second quarter of 2019. The company reported revenue of $1.3 billion and an operating income of $699 million for the second quarter of 2019. Net income was $514 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.43. On an adjusted basis, net income was $632 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.76.

Chairman and CEO Terrence A. Duffy sold 35,000 shares of CME Group stock on Aug. 1, 2019, at the price of $200.15 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 7.24% since.

Disclosure: I do not own the stocks discussed.

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