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6 Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs: MO, SHW, CRM, JBHT, LO, FAF

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"On Monday, Sherwin-Williams pre-announced better than expected 1Q:12 earnings reflecting 20% sales growth in the Paint Stores Group due to higher volumes and prices," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a report Thursday. "We lifted our 1Q:12 EPS estimate from $0.75 to $0.95, and we raised our 2012 EPS forecast from $5.70 to $6.00. We lifted our 2013 EPS projection from $6.30 to $6.60 to reflect growth from a higher base."

Shares of Sherwin-Williams hit a 52-week high Friday of $116.84. The stock's 52-week low of $69.47 was set on Aug. 19.

Sherwin-Williams' forward P/E is 16.56; the average for building materials and fixtures companies is 24.02. Fro comparison, Valspar (VAL) has a lower forward P/E of 14.04.

Ten of the 16 analysts who cover Sherwin-Williams rated it hold. Three analysts gave the stock a buy rating and another three rated it sell.

TheStreet Ratings gives Sherwin-Williams a B- grade with a buy rating and $129.07 price target. The stock has risen 30.39% year to date.

" has seen a recent uptick in large deals, with large enterprises turning to as a solution to tap into the opportunity of social enterprises," JMP Securities analysts wrote in a report Monday. "In Q4, reported nine eight figure deals, over 100 seven-figure deals, and indicated that it closed its largest deal in the quarter with Hewlett Packard (HP, Not Covered). In addition, already has indicated it closed its first ever nine-figure deal with a large insurance company in F1Q13."

Shares of hit a 52-week high Friday of $161.89. The stock's 52-week low of $94.09 was set on Dec. 21.'s forward P/E is 75.87; the average for software companies is 30.25. For comparison, Adobe (ADBE) has a lower forward P/E of 12.5

Thirty-two of the 42 analysts who cover rated it buy. Five analysts gave the stock a hold rating and five rated it sell.

TheStreet Ratings gives a C grade and hold rating. The stock has risen 57.37% year to date.

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LO $0.00 0.00%
CRM $74.90 0.00%
JBHT $83.63 0.00%
MO $63.20 0.00%
SHW $289.00 0.00%


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