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5 Companies Hit 52-Week Highs

According to GuruFocus, these stocks have recently reached their 52-week highs.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:HCA) reached the 52-week high of $145.06

Accounting for about 5% of total U.S. hospital admissions, HCA is the largest private hospital owner and operator in the U.S. It operates 170 hospitals and 118 outpatient centers, offering a broad range of health services.

The price of HCA Healthcare shares has reached $145.06, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high of $147.42. The company has a market cap of $49.66 billion; its shares were traded around $145.06 with a price-earnings ratio of 13.89 and a price-sales ratio of 1.07. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.03%. The forward dividend yield is 1.10%. HCA Healthcare had an annual average earnings growth of 8.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated its business predictability 2.5 out of five stars.

HCA Healthcare recently announced financial results for the first quarter. Revenue increased to $12.517 billion from $11.423 billion in the first quarter of 2018. Net income totaled $1.039 billion, or $2.97 per diluted share, compared to $1.144 billion, or $3.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization totaled $2.541 billion, down from $2.118 billion.

Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) reached the 52-week high of $170.39

Deere manufactures agricultural, turf, construction and forestry machinery. The company generates about 60% of its revenue in the U.S. and Canada, with Europe and South America representing its next largest markets.

The price of Deere shares has reached $170.39, which is 0.4% off the 52-week high of $171. The company has a market cap of $54.01 billion; its shares were traded around $170.39 with a price-earnings ratio of 16.61 and a price-sales ratio of 1.43. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.74%. The forward dividend yield is 1.78%. Deere had an annual average earnings growth of 7.90% over the past decade.

Deere recently reported net income of $1.135 billion for the second quarter ended April 28, or $3.52 per share, compared with net income of $1.208 billion, or $3.67 per share, in the prior-year quarter. For the first six months of the year, net income attributable to Deere was $1.633 billion, or $5.07 per share, compared with $673.2 million, or $2.05 per share, for the same period last year.

Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE:DATA) reached the 52-week high of $176.14

Tableau Software develops and sells software that enables customers to visualize and analyze data through a single, easy-to-use platform, primarily delivered as an on-premises solution.

The price of Tableau Software shares has reached $176.14, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $177.59. The company has a market cap of $15.38 billion; its shares were traded around $176.14 with a price-sales ratio of 12.41.

Tableau Software recently reported results for its first quarter. Total revenue was $282.5 million, up 15% from $246.2 million. The GAAP operating loss was $93.2 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $50.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP operating loss was $2.7 million, down from $5.7 million the year prior.

CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) reached the 52-week high of $91.17

CarMax sells, finances and services used and new cars through a chain of over 185 retail stores.

The price of CarMax shares has reached $91.17, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $91.42. The company has a market cap of $15.1 billion; its shares were traded around $91.17 with a price-earnings ratio of 18.05 and a price-sales ratio of 0.84. Carmax had an annual average earnings growth of 19.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated its business predictability 3.5 stars.

CarMax recently reported record net income and earnings per share for the quarter ended May 31. Net sales and operating revenue increased 12% to $5.37 billion. Meanwhile, net earnings increased 11.8% to $266.7 million and net earnings per diluted share increased by 19.5% to $1.59.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Eric M. Margolin sold 14,699 shares of CarMax on July 25 for an average price of $89.06 per share. The share price has increased by 2.37% since then.

RingCentral Inc. (NYSE:RNG) reached the 52-week high of $127.39

RingCentral provides cloud-based communication solutions for businesses to integrate "bring your own" communication devices in the workplace. Its flagship product, RingCentral Office, is a multi-location, multi-user, enterprise-grade application that allows employees to communicate on multiple devices.

The price of RingCentral shares has reached $127.39, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $128.01. The company has a market cap of $10.44 billion; its shares were traded around $127.39 with a price-sales ratio of 14.12.

RingCentral recently announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Total revenue was $201 million, up 34% from $150 million in the year-ago quarter. The GAAP operating loss was $7.5 million, compared to an operating loss of $1.4 million in the same period last year, while GAAP net loss per share was 8 cents, compared to 3 cents in the same period last year.

Chairman and CEO Vladimir Shmunis sold 50,700 shares of RingCentral on July 11 for an average price of $122.18 per share. The share price has increased by 4.26% since then.

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