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5 Companies Reach 52-Week Highs

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

Lam Research Corp reached the 52-week high of $339.30

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) manufactures equipment used to fabricate semiconductors. The firm is focused on the etch, deposition and clean markets, which are key steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Lam's flagship Kiyo, Vector, and Sabre products are sold in all major geographies to key customers such as Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.


The price of Lam Research Corp. shares has reached $339.30, which is 1.5% off the 52-week high of $344.32. Lam Research Corp. has a market cap of $49.38 billion; its shares were traded around $339.30 with a price-earnings ratio of 25.13 and a price-sales ratio of 5.45. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Lam Research Corp. stocks is 1.33%. The forward dividend yield of Lam Research Corp. stocks is 1.36%. Lam Research Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 30.30% over the past five years.

Lam Research Corporation recently announced financial results for the quarter ended Dec. 29, 2019. For the quarter, revenue was $2,584 million, gross margin was $1,180 million or 45.7% of revenue, operating expenses were $493 million, operating income was 26.6% of revenue and net income was $515 million, or $3.43 per diluted share on a U.S. GAAP basis. This compares to revenue of $2,166 million, gross margin of $982 million or 45.3% of revenue, operating expenses of $444 million, operating income of 24.8% of revenue and net income of $466 million, or $3.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended Sept. 29, 2019.

President and CEO Timothy Archer sold 10,000 shares of Lam Research stock on Jan.31, 2020 at the price of $308 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 10.16% since.

Guidewire Software Inc. reached the 52-week high of $122.42

Founded in 2001, Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) is a full-feature application software company that creates solutions for property and casualty insurers. These applications are designed to manage the entire life cycle of property and casualty insurance policies, including claims, billing and policy underwriting management. The firm also offers data management, analytics and visualization tools as add-ons to its core application suite.

The price of Guidewire Software Inc. shares has reached $122.42, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $123.60. Guidewire Software Inc. has a market cap of $10.11 billion; its shares were traded around $122.42 with a price-sales ratio of 14.66. Guidewire Software Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.90% over the past five years.

Guidewire Software, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2019. Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 was $157.0 million, a decrease of 13% from the same quarter in fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP net income was $11.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared with $31.1 million of non-GAAP net income for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.13, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 83.1 million, compared with non-GAAP net income per share of $0.38 for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019.

Director Marcus Ryu sold 19,755 shares of Guidewire Software stock on Jan. 21, 2020 at the price of $112.89 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 8.44% since.

Xylem Inc. reached the 52-week high of $88.14

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) is a leading global provider of equipment, technology and services to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utilities, residential and commercial buildings and industrial and agricultural settings. Based in Rye Brook, New York, Xylem operates in more than 150 countries through market-leading brands and has broad applications expertise tackling difficult water and wastewater problems.

The price of Xylem Inc. shares has reached $88.14, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $89.34. Xylem Inc. has a market cap of $15.88 billion; its shares were traded around $88.14 with a price-earnings ratio of 39.88 and a price-sales ratio of 3.04. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Xylem Inc. stocks is 1.09%. The forward dividend yield of Xylem Inc. stocks is 1.18%. Xylem Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Xylem Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Xylem Inc. recently reported full-year 2019 revenue of $5.25 billion, up one percent on a reported basis and four percent on an organic basis. Full-year reported net income was $401 million, or $2.21 per share, with a reported operating margin of 9.3 percent. Adjusted net income, which excludes the impact of restructuring, realignment and special charges, was $547 million, or $3.02 per share. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization was 19.5 percent, flat year-over-year. Xylem delivered full-year 2019 adjusted operating margin of 13.9 percent, up 20 basis points versus the prior year. The company generated $613 million in free cash flow, representing a 124% conversion.

Director Steven R. Loranger sold 30,000 shares of Xylem stock on Feb. 12, 2020 at the price of $88.61 per share. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.53% since.

CarMax Inc. reached the 52-week high of $98.81

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) sells, finances and services used and new cars through a chain of over 185 retail stores. It was formed in 1993 as a unit of Circuit City and was spun off into an independent company in late 2002.

The price of CarMax Inc. shares has reached $98.81, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $100.49. Carmax Inc. has a market cap of $16.14 billion; its shares were traded around $98.81 with a price-earnings ratio of 19.15 and a price-sales ratio of 0.84. Carmax Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 19.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Carmax Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

CarMax, Inc. recently reported results for the third quarter ended Nov. 30, 2019. Total used vehicle unit sales increased 11.0%, including a 7.5% increase in comparable store used unit sales compared with the prior year's third quarter. Total gross profit increased 7.8% versus last year's third quarter to $613.6 million.

President & Chief Executive Officer William D. Nash sold 159,493 shares of CarMax stock on Feb. 3, 2020 at the price of $96.07 per share. The price of the stock has increased by 2.85% since.

Barrick Gold Corp reached the 52-week high of $19.72

Based in Toronto, Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) is the world's largest gold producer, operating mines in North America, South America, Australia and Africa (through ownership of Acacia Mining). Roughly 70% of Barrick's gold production comes from five large core mines in North America and South America.

The price of Barrick Gold Corp. shares has reached $19.72, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $20.07. Barrick Gold Corp. has a market cap of $35 billion; its shares were traded around $19.72 with a price-earnings ratio of 8.74 and a price-sales ratio of 3.57. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Barrick Gold Corp. stocks is 0.66%. The forward dividend yield of Barrick Gold Corp. stocks is 1.42%.

Barrick Gold reported net earnings per share of $2.26 for the year and noted that its adjusted net earnings per share were up 46% year on year while debt net of cash was halved from 2018 to $2.2 billion. The quarterly dividend was increased by 40% from Q3 to $0.07 cents per share, which was itself a 25% increase from Q2.

Note: I do not own the stocks dicussed

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.