) -- Stocks fell Monday after rallying last week. Here are three stocks that hit 52-week highs.
3. Time Warner Cable
rose 0.1% to $46.92, hitting a high of $47.37 during the trading session. The stock has increased 7% during the past month.
: Time Warner Cable swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $322 million, or 91 cents a share, from an impairment-related loss of $8.2 billion, or $25.08, a year earlier. Revenue grew 3% to $4.5 billion. The operating margin remained at 20%. Time Warner Cable holds $1 billion of cash and $23 billion of debt.
: We rate Time Warner Cable "hold." Its stock has appreciated 84% since a stock-split in March. The shares are cheaper than those of media peers based on all of our valuations measures, including projected earnings, book value and cash flow. Still, a 2.6 debt-to-equity ratio hurts the company's overall score.
2. Home Depot
increased 0.6% to $30.32, touching $30.55 during the day, helped by a positive quarterly report from competitor
, which beat analysts' revenue and profit expectations. Home Depot is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results tomorrow.
: Third-quarter profit decreased 9% to $689 million, or 41 cents a share, as revenue dropped 8% to $16 billion. The operating margin inched up from 7.5% to 7.7%. Home Depot holds $2.7 billion of cash and $10 billion of debt. During the past three years, net income has dropped 28% annually, on average.
: We rate Home Depot "hold." Its stock has soared 56% during the past year, beating the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
S&P 500 Index
. The shares are cheaper than those of specialty retailers based on trailing earnings, sales and cash flow.
1. Procter & Gamble
declined 0.1% to $63.42, hitting a high of $63.88 earlier in the session. The stock has increased 5.2% during the past month.
: Fiscal second-quarter net income decreased 6.9% to $4.7 billion, but earnings per share grew 13% to $1.01, boosted by a lower share count. Revenue ascended 6.4% to $21 billion. Procter & Gamble's operating margin widened from 21% to 23%. Its balance sheet has $4.1 billion of cash and $30 billion of debt.
We rate Procter & Gamble "buy." Its stock has advanced 26% during the past year, lagging behind major U.S. indices. The shares are expensive relative to those of household products peers based on trailing earnings, projected earnings, sales and cash flow. They are cheap based on book value.
-- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.