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5 Companies Reach Yearly Highs

- By yifan900

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

Tiffany & Co. reached the 52-week high of $96.34

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) is a jewelry retailer. It sells watches, sterling silver goods, china, crystal and accessories.


The price of Tiffany shares has reached $96.34, which is 1.0% off the 52-week high of $97.29. The company has a market cap of $12.01 billion; its shares were trading around $96.34 with a price-earnigns (P/E) ratio of 26.76 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.01. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of is 1.92%. The forward dividend yield is 2.08%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 6.20% over the past 10 years.

The company reported its financial results for the quarter ended April 30. An increase in net earnings per diluted share primarily reflected a higher operating margin. Management is maintaining its earnings guidance for the year. In the first quarter, worldwide net sales rose 1% to $900 million due to growth in Asia-Pacific and an increase in the wholesale of diamonds. Comparable store sales were 3% below the prior year. On a constant exchange rate basis, which excludes the effect of translating foreign currency-denominated sales into U.S. dollars, worldwide net sales increased 2% due to factors noted above as well as sales growth in Europe. Comparable store sales declined 2%. Higher fashion and designer jewelry sales contrasted with softness in other categories. Net earnings of $93 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, compared with $87 million, or 69 cents per diluted share, a year ago.

Loews reached the 52-week high of $48.26

Loews Corp. (NYSE:L) is a holding company supported by a variety of businesses. Its largest subsidiary is involved in commercial property and casualty insurance. Its other business operations are offshore oil and gas drilling rigs, transportation and storage of natural gas and operating hotel chains.

The price of Loews shares has reached $48.26, which is 0.7% off the 52-week high of $48.59. The company has a market cap of $16.25 billion; its shares were traded around $48.26 with a P/E ratio of 19.30 and P/S ratio of 1.23. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 0.52%. The forward dividend yield is 0.52%.

The company recently reported net income of $295 million, or 87 cents per share, for the quarter ended March 31. This was an improvement from $102 million, or 30 cents per share, in the prior-year period. Net income increased $193 million from the prior year due to higher earnings at its various businesses as well as higher income generated by the parent company's investment portfolio. These increases were partially offset by lower earnings at Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (DO).

Director Joseph L. Bower sold 13 shares on July 25 for an average price of $48.44 per share. The stock price has declined 0.37% since then.

Liberty SiriusXM Group reached the 52-week high of $45.49

Liberty SiriusXM Group (LSXMK), through its subsidiary holding, is engaged in providing a subscription-based satellite radio service. It is a tracking stock for SiriusXM (SIRI).

The price of Liberty SiriusXM shares has reached $45.49, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $45.90. The company has a market cap of $15.85 billion; its shares were traded around $45.49 with a P/E ratio of 38.45 and P/S ratio of 2.87.

SiriusXM recently reported first-quarter 2017 results. Revenue climbed 8% to $1.3 billion. Quarterly net income rose 20% to $207 million. Adjusted EBITDA grew 14% to $502 million. Paying subscribers grew by 259,000 in the first quarter.

As of April 25, Liberty Media, its parent company, owned 67.8% of SiriusXM.

Microsoft reached the 52-week high of $73.04

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is a softward company. Its business is organized into three segments: productivity and business processes, intelligent cloud and more personal computing.

The price of Microsoft shares has reached $73.04, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $74.42. Microsoft has a market cap of $562.99 billion; its shares were traded around $73.04 with a P/E ratio of 27.05 and P/S ratio of 6.36. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 2.09%. The forward dividend yield is 2.14%. Microsoft had an annual average earnings growth of 5.20% over the past 10 years.

Microsoft Corp. recently announced the financial results for the quarter ended June 30. The company reported GAAP revenue of $23.3 billion, GAAP operating income of $5.3 billion, GAAP net income of 6$6.5 billion and GAAP diluted EPS of 83 cents.

Executive Vice President Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,763 shares on July 25 for an average price of $74. The stock price has fallen 1.3% since then.

Church & Dwight reached the 52-week high of $53.30

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) manufactures household products. Its brands include Oxiclean, Spinbrush, First Response and Trojan. It is the world's leading producer of baking soda.

The price of Church & Dwight shares has reached $53.30, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $54.18. The company has a market cap of $13.29 billion; its shares were traded around $53.30 with a P/E ratio of 29.13 and P/S ratio of 3.95. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.38%. The forward dividend yield is 1.43%. Church & Dwight had an annual average earnings growth of 10.30% over the past 10 years.

The company recently announced first-quarter 2017 earnings, posting EPS of 51 cents per share, an 18.6% increase from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted EPS was 52 cents, a 20.9% increase from the same period. Net sales grew 3.3% to $877.2 million. Organic net sales grew 2.3% driven by global consumer products growth of 2.6%.

Disclosure: I do not own these stocks.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.