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5 Companies Hit Yearly Highs

GuruFocus.com

- By yifan900

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

T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) reached the 52-week high of $69.63

T-Mobile provides wireless communications services, including voice, messaging and data in the postpaid, prepaid and wholesale markets. The company services 55 million retail connections, including 35 million postpaid and 20 million prepaid connections. It is now the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. based on revenue and total retail connections. The company's focus has shifted from network expansion, service offering innovation and market share gains to also encompass earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and free cash flow growth.


The price of T-Mobile shares has reached $69.63, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $70.94. The company has a market cap of $59.07 billion; its shares were traded around $69.63 with a price-earnings ratio of 12.11 and a price-sales ratio of 1.37.

The company recently reported a record-breaking third quarter, posting service revenues of $8.1 billion, up 6%, total revenues of $10.8 billion, up 8%, strong net income of $795 million, up 45%, and diluted earnings per share of 93 cents, up 48%. It also saw record adjusted EBITDA of $3.2 billion, up 15%.

President and Chief Operating Officer G. Michael Sievert sold 10,228 shares on Jan. 15 for an average price of $67.90 per share. The share price has increased by 2.55% since then.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) reached the 52-week high of $49.29

Twenty-First Century Fox is a diversified media and entertainment company operating in various business segments, namely cable network programming, television, filmed entertainment and direct broadcast satellite television.

The price of Twenty-First Century Fox shares has reached $49.29, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $50.15. The company has a market cap of $91.31 billion; its shares were traded around $49.29 with a price-earnings ratio of 18.74 and a price-sales ratio of 3.00. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.73%. The forward dividend yield is 0.73%.

The company recently reported financial results for the three months ended Sept. 30. The company reported quarterly income from continuing operations of $1.29 billion (69 cents per share), a 54% increase compared to $839 million (45 cents per share) reported in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted quarterly earnings per share from continuing operations was 52 cents, 6% higher than adjusted earnings of 49 cents per share reported in the year-ago quarter. The company reported total quarterly revenue of $7.18 billion, a 2% increase from $7 billion last year.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW) reached the 52-week high of $166.11

Willis Towers Watson is a global advisory, insurance brokerage and solutions company. The company operates in four business segments: corporate risk and brokerage; exchange solutions; human capital and benefits; and investment risk and reinsurance.

The price of Willis Towers Watson shares has reached $166.11, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $166.26. The company has a market cap of $21.58 billion; its shares were traded around $166.11 with a price-earnings ratio of 39.55 and a price-sales ratio of 2.68. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.44%. The forward dividend yield is also 1.44%.

Willis Towers Watson recently announced financial results for the third quarter of 2018, which ended Sept. 30. Revenue was $1.9 billion, an increase of 3% from $1.85 billion in the prior-year quarter. Net income was $83 million, a 254% increase. Diluted earnings were 63 cents per share and adjusted diluted earnings were $1.62 per share.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) reached the 52-week high of $75.18

Keysight is a measurement company providing core electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries. The company operates in two segments: measurement solutions and customer support and services. The measurement solutions segment generates the vast majority of revenue and sells hardware and software products, including radio frequency, microwave and digital solutions. The customer support and services segment provides repair and calibration services to customers who have purchased Keysight products and helps resell refurbished equipment. Over half of its sales are generated in the United States, China and Japan.

The price of Keysight Technologies. shares has reached $75.18, which is 0.5% off the 52-week high of $75.58. The company has a market cap of $14.11 billion; its shares were traded around $75.18 with a price-earnings ratio of 87.42 and a price-sales ratio of 3.69.

Keysight Technologies recently reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, which ended Oct. 31. GAAP revenue grew 19% to $1,047 million, compared with $878 million last year. Non-GAAP revenue, which excludes the impact of fair value adjustments to acquisition-related deferred revenue balances, grew 16% to $1,051 million. The GAAP net loss was $114 million, or 61 cents per share, compared with a GAAP net loss of $38 million, or 20 cents per share, in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP net income was $193 million, or $1.01 per share, compared with $135 million, or 71 cents per share, in 2017.

Tableau Software Inc. (DATA) reached the 52-week high of $130.43

Tableau Software is a software company that enables customers to visualize and analyze data through a single, easy-to-use platform. Its products include Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online and Tableau Public. The company reports revenue in two business segments, with license contributing roughly 65% of total revenue and maintenance and services accounting for the remaining 35%.

The price of Tableau Software shares has reached $130.43, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $131.82. The company has a market cap of $10.9 billion; its shares were traded around $130.43 with a price-sales ratio of 9.97.

Tableau Software recently reported results for its third quarter. Total revenue was $290.6 million. The GAAP operating loss was $15.2 million. The GAAP net loss was $21.3 million, or 26 cents per diluted common share.

Disclosure: I do not own the stocks discussed.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.