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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.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) reached the 52-week high of $117.43

Walmart is the largest retailer in the world with around $500 billion in annual revenue and about 11,700 stores (including supercenters, wholesale warehouse clubs and small-format stores). The company is also expanding into the e-commerce realm (as evidenced by its recent acquisition of Jet.com), but sales through this channel represent about 5% of its total. Groceries and consumables account for roughly half of sales, with the remainder from general merchandise, including fuel, hardlines, apparel, entertainment and home goods.


The price of Walmart Inc. shares has reached $117.43, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $118.19. Walmart Inc. has a market cap of $334 billion; its shares were traded around $117.43 with a price-earnings ratio of 26.45 and a price-sales ratio of 0.66. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Walmart Inc. is 1.80%. The forward dividend yield of Walmart Inc. stocks is 1.81%. Walmart Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 1.50% over the past 10 years.

The company recently reported second quarter 2019 results. Total revenue was $130.4 billion, an increase of $2.3 billion, or 1.8%. Excluding currency, total revenue was $131.7 billion, an increase of $3.7 billion, or 2.9%. Net sales at Walmart International were $29.1 billion, a decrease of 1.1%. Operating income declined 2.9%, or 2.4% in constant currency, which was better than planned with strong results in the U.S. businesses.

Executive Vice President John R. Furner sold 7,900 shares of Walmart stock on Aug. 19, 2019, at the price of $114.72 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.36% since.

American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) reached the 52-week high of $57.29

American International Group is one of the largest insurance and financial services firms in the world and has a global footprint. It operates through a wide range of subsidiaries that provide property, casualty and life insurance. Its revenue is split roughly evenly between commercial and consumer lines.

The price of American International Group Inc. shares has reached $57.29, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $57.59. American International Group Inc. has a market cap of $49.84 billion; its shares were traded around $57.29 with and a price-sales ratio of 1.03. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of American International Group Inc. is 2.23%. The forward dividend yield of American International Group Inc. stocks is 2.23%.

American International Group Inc. recently reported net income attributable to AIG common shareholders of $1.1 billion, or $1.24 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income attributable to AIG common shareholders of $937 million, or $1.02 per diluted common share, in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted after-tax income attributable to AIG common shareholders was $1.3 billion, or $1.43 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to adjusted after-tax income attributable to AIG common shareholders of $961 million, or $1.05 per diluted common share, in the prior-year quarter.

STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM) reached the 52-week high of $20.10

A merger between Italian firm SGS Microelettronica and the nonmilitary business of Thomson Semiconductors in France formed STMicroelectronics in 1987. STMicro is a leader in analog and mixed signal chips, particularly as a supplier to the industrial and automotive industries.

The price of STMicroelectronics NV shares has reached $20.10, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $20.25. Stmicroelectronics NV has a market cap of $17.57 billion; its shares were traded around $20.10 with a price-earnings ratio of 15.47 and a price-sales ratio of 2.01. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of STMicroelectronics NV is 1.19%. The forward dividend yield of STMicroelectronics NV is 1.19%. STMicroelectronics NV had an annual average earnings growth of 41.10% over the past five years.

STMicroelectronics recently reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019. ST reported second quarter net revenues of $2.17 billion, gross margin of 38.2%, operating margin of 9.0% and net income of $160 million or 18 cents diluted earnings per share.

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) reached the 52-week high of $49.23

CNA Financial Corp. (CNAF) is an insurance holding company that provides commercial property and casualty insurance. The company operates five segments, Specialty, Commercial and International being its core business and two segments for its non-core businesses. CNAF through its segments provides professional, financial and specialty property and casualty products to small businesses and medium scale organizations. The organization is spread across the U.S., U.K. and Canada. The majority of the revenues are generated from the Specialty and Commercial segment of the business.

The price of CNA Financial Corp. shares has reached $49.23, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $49.36. CNA Financial Corp. has a market cap of $13.37 billion; its shares were traded around $49.23 with a price-earnings ratio of 15.43 and a price-sales ratio of 1.30. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of CNA Financial Corp. is 2.84%. The forward dividend yield of CNA Financial Corp. is 2.84%.

CNA Financial Corp. recently announced second quarter 2019 net income of $278 million, or $1.02 per share, and core income of $294 million, or $1.08 per share. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019, was $620 million, or $2.28 per share, and core income was $612 million, or $2.25 per share. Property & Casualty Operations combined ratio for the second quarter was 95.7% and the underlying combined ratio was 94.6%. Net investment income, after tax, was $420 million for the second quarter of 2019, including $34 million from limited partnership and common stock investments.

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) reached the 52-week high of $233.98

The Home Depot Inc. is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, operating nearly 2,300 warehouse-format stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Its stores offer products and services for home construction, renovation, remodeling and maintenance. The acquisition of distributor Interline Brands in 2015 allowed the company to enter the maintenance, repair and operations sector.

The price of The Home Depot Inc. shares has reached $233.98, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $235.49. The Home Depot Inc. has a market cap of $256.24 billion; its shares were traded around $233.98 with a price-earnings ratio of 23.30 and a price-sales ratio of 2.37. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of The Home Depot Inc. stocks is 2.18%. The forward dividend yield of The Home Depot Inc. stocks is 2.32%. The Home Depot Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 17.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Home Depot Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

The Home Depot recently reported sales of $30.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a 1.2% increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $3.5 billion, or $3.17 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $3.5 billion, or $3.05 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2018. For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, diluted earnings per share increased 3.9% from the same period in the prior year.

Executive Vice President, Merchandising Edward P. Decker sold 22,908 shares of Home Depot stock on Aug. 29, 2019, at the price of $227.15 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 3.01% since.

Note: I do not own the stocks discussed.

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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

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