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5 Companies Reach 52-Week Highs

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

Kimberly-Clark reached the 52-week high of $146.46

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) is a leading manufacturer of personal care (around half of sales) and tissue products (roughly one-third of sales). Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex and Cottonelle. The company also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safe and sanitary products for the workplace.


The price of Kimberly-Clark shares has reached $146.46, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $149.23. The company has a market cap of $50.06 billion; its shares were traded around $146.46 with a price-earnings ratio of 23.47 and a price-sales ratio of 2.74. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 2.84%. The forward dividend yield is 2.92%. Kimberly-Clark had an annual average earnings growth of 1.80% over the past 10 years.

Kimberly-Clark recently reported year-end 2019 results and provided its 2020 outlook. Fourth-quarter net sales of $4.6 billion were even with the year-ago period, while organic sales increased 3%. Full-year net sales of $18.5 billion were even with the year-ago period, while organic sales increased 4%. Diluted net income per share for the fourth quarter was $1.59 in 2019 and $1.18 in 2018. Full-year diluted net income per share was $6.24 in 2019 and $4.03 in 2018. Fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share were $1.71 in 2019, up 7% from $1.60 in 2018.

Newmont reached the 52-week high of $52.35

Newmont Corp. (NYSE:NEM) is the world's largest gold producer. In 2019, the company produced 6.3 million attributable ounces of gold and 624 million attributable gold equivalent ounces from the sale of byproducts. On a long-term basis, the company expects to produce from 6.2 million to 6.7 million ounces of gold annually, while driving all-in sustaining costs down to $800 to $900 per ounce. In comparison, the 2019 AISC was $966 per ounce.

The price of Newmont shares has reached $52.35, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $52.50. The miner has a market cap of $42.28 billion; its shares were traded around $52.35 with a price-earnings ratio of 15.09 and a price-sales ratio of 3.96. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Newmont is 1.07%. The forward dividend yield is 1.07%. Newmont had an annual average earnings growth of 13.00% over the past five years.

Newmont recently announced full-year and fourth-quarter 2019 results. The net income loss from continuing operations attributable to Newmont shareholders for the full year was $2.87 billion, or $3.91 per diluted share, up from the prior year. Adjusted net income was $970 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, for the full year, compared to $718 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, a year ago. Revenue increased 34% to $9.7 billion for the full year and 45% to $2.96 billion for the quarter.

President and CEO Thomas Ronald Palmer sold 4,000 shares of Newmont stock on March 2 for $45.70 per share. The share price has increased by 14.55% since then.

Vipshop Holdings reached the 52-week high of $17.38

Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:VIPS) is an online discount retailer for brands in China. The company offers branded products to consumers in China through flash sales on its vipshop.com, vip.com and lefeng.com websites.

The price of Vipshop shares has reached $17.38, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $17.48. The company has a market cap of $11.65 billion; its shares were traded around $17.38 with a price-earnings ratio of 18.63 and a price-sales ratio of 0.84. Vipshop had an annual average earnings growth of 43.40% over the past five years.

Vipshop recently announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2019. Total net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 12.4% year over year to 29.3 billion yuan ($4.2 billion) from 26.1 billion yuan in the prior-year period. Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 30% year over year to 7 billion yuann from 5.4 billion yuan in the prior-year period. Net income attributable to Vipshop's shareholders for the fourth quarter increased by 111.4% year over year to 1.5 billion yuan from 688.7 million yuan in the prior-year period.

Line reached the 52-week high of $51.24

Line Corp. (NYSE:LN) is the leading mobile messaging app in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, and also has a strong following in Indonesia. As at the end of 2018, the company had 164 million monthly active users in four major countries. The company is focusing on adding new applications and advertising services to increase monetization in order to leverage its established user base. Approximately 75% of revenue is from the domestic market.

The price of Line's shares has reached $51.24, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $51.97. The company has a market cap of $12.29 billion; its shares were traded around $51.28 with a price-sales ratio of 5.60.

Revenue for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019, was 227.48 billion yen ($2.16 billion), a gain of 9.8% year over year on the back an increase in advertising sales. Loss from operating activities for year was 38.9 billion yen, compared to a profit of 16.11 billion yen for the year.

Clorox reached the 52-week high of $174.41

With a history dating back more than 100 years, Clorox Co. (NYSE:CLX) sells a variety of consumer staples products, including cleaning supplies, laundry care, trash bags, cat litter, charcoal, food dressings, water-filtration products and natural personal-care products.

The price of Clorox shares has reached $174.41, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $177.77. The company has a market cap of $21.82 billion; its shares were traded around $174.41 with a price-earnings ratio of 27.38 and a price-sales ratio of 3.64. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 2.36%. The forward dividend yield is 2.45%. Clorox had an annual average earnings growth of 3.20% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Clorox's business predictability rank three out of five stars.

Clorox recently reported a sales decrease of 2% and an increase in diluted net earnings per share of 4% for second-quarter 2020, which ended Dec. 31, 2019. Sales were down 2%, driven primarily by unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates. Organic sales were flat for the quarter. Clorox delivered earnings of $185 million, or $1.46 per share, compared to $182 million, or $1.40 per share, in the year-ago quarter, representing a 4% increase in diluted earnings per share. Diluted earnings per share growth was driven primarily by gross margin expansion.

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