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March 12, 2019, 12:18 p.m. EDT

Chipotle and dozens of other large-cap stocks rise to one-year highs

Visa, Cisco and Procter & Gamble also hit 52-week intraday highs

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


Bloomberg
Shares of Chipotle have risen 46% so far this year.

So much for last week’s stock-market woes. The broad indexes in the U.S. were up again Tuesday after snapping a five-day losing streak Monday, while dozens of large-cap stocks hit 52-week highs.

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill /zigman2/quotes/200781108/composite CMG +1.50%  rose to a one-year high Tuesday, and the shares are up about 46% this year. CEO Brian Niccol has been running Chipotle for just over a year, and it appears the company has turned the corner, in consumers’ minds, from its food-safety problems that came to light in 2015.

Here’s a five-year chart for Chipotle’s stock:


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Other highs

These components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.95%  also reached 52-week highs: Cisco /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO -0.68% , Visa /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V -1.25%  and Procter & Gamble /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG +0.72% .

Among the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.39%  (which includes all 30 components of the Dow), 39 companies hit 52-week highs during trading Tuesday. Here they are, sorted by how much the shares are up for 2019:

Company Ticker Industry 52-week intraday high March 12 Price change - 2019 Price change - 2018 Price/ forward earnings Price/ forward earnings - one year ago
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200781108/composite CMG Restaurants $631.75 45.8% 49.4% 51.4 38.7
Cadence Design Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207095682/composite CDNS Electronic Production Equipment $60.69 39.2% 4.0% 29.8 25.5
Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN Data Processing Services $132.29 27.5% 2.9% 21.8 23.2
Synopsys Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208349984/composite SNPS Software $107.13 26.9% -1.2% 24.7 25.0
AES Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209256253/composite AES Electric Utilities $18.09 24.0% 33.5% 13.4 9.1
Ball Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209031515/composite BLL Containers/Packaging $56.14 22.0% 21.5% 21.2 17.9
Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/200740220/composite EL Household/Personal Care $159.57 21.8% 2.2% 29.9 30.9
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206543290/composite ARE Real Estate Investment Trusts $140.43 21.6% -11.8% 54.6 53.4
Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO Computer Communications $52.28 20.1% 13.1% 16.1 16.8
Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX Data Processing Services $78.14 19.7% -4.3% 26.3 24.8
Duke Realty Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200302802/composite DRE Real Estate Investment Trusts $30.72 18.3% -4.8% 67.3 63.4
Southern Co. /zigman2/quotes/208000495/composite SO Electric Utilities $51.71 17.6% -8.7% 17.1 15.0
American Tower Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200890312/composite AMT Real Estate Investment Trusts $186.56 17.2% 10.9% 52.8 45.3
Verisk Analytics Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209704997/composite VRSK Insurance Brokers/Services $127.72 17.1% 13.6% 28.8 26.5
Essex Property Trust Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207865118/composite ESS Real Estate Investment Trusts $286.71 16.4% 1.6% 55.9 51.3
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD Chemicals: Specialty $185.45 15.4% -2.5% 21.8 23.1
SBA Communications Corp. Class A /zigman2/quotes/208397406/composite SBAC Real Estate Investment Trusts $187.34 15.3% -0.9% 169.1 167.1
Visa Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V Finance/Rental/Leasing $152.20 15.2% 15.7% 27.7 27.2
American Water Works Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205092314/composite AWK Water Utilities $104.54 15.2% -0.8% 29.1 24.9
Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL Electric Utilities $56.30 14.2% 2.4% 21.4 17.8
AvalonBay Communities Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201241431/composite AVB Real Estate Investment Trusts $198.31 13.6% -2.4% 40.7 36.6
Crown Castle International Corp /zigman2/quotes/202885080/composite CCI Real Estate Investment Trusts $124.40 13.5% -2.1% 73.9 97.9
Dollar Tree Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203712248/composite DLTR Discount Stores $104.49 13.1% -15.8% 19.2 16.5
Equity Residential /zigman2/quotes/205190279/composite EQR Real Estate Investment Trusts $74.80 12.7% 3.5% 54.3 47.9
Realty Income Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200487782/composite O Real Estate Investment Trusts $71.16 12.4% 10.6% 52.1 38.4
DTE Energy Co. /zigman2/quotes/205073403/composite DTE Electric Utilities $123.93 12.1% 0.8% 19.7 18.5
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209821465/composite MAA Real Estate Investment Trusts $107.56 11.9% -4.8% 51.3 46.8
American Electric Power Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209801263/composite AEP Electric Utilities $83.08 11.1% 1.6% 20.1 16.9
Alliant Energy Corp /zigman2/quotes/201224484/composite LNT Electric Utilities $46.93 11.0% -0.8% 20.8 18.4
Consolidated Edison Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite ED Electric Utilities $84.88 11.0% -10.0% 19.5 17.9
CMS Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209852159/composite CMS Electric Utilities $55.12 10.9% 5.0% 21.9 18.4
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202967011/composite PNW Electric Utilities $94.80 10.8% 0.0% 19.4 16.9
FirstEnergy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201870541/composite FE Electric Utilities $41.65 10.8% 22.6% 16.3 13.3
Exelon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205982254/composite EXC Electric Utilities $49.44 9.5% 14.4% 15.7 12.1
Entergy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208005291/composite ETR Electric Utilities $94.53 9.4% 5.8% 17.4 13.3
NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE Electric Utilities $190.47 9.3% 11.3% 22.5 20.2
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG Household/Personal Care $100.52 8.9% 0.0% 21.7 18.4
Atmos Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204989507/composite ATO Gas Distributors $100.96 8.7% 8.0% 23.3 20.8
Yum! Brands Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209029767/composite YUM Restaurants $98.08 6.1% 12.6% 25.7 25.3
Source: FactSet

The presence of so many utility companies and real estate trusts may not be much of a surprise, considering those sectors are generally favored by income-seeking investors and the shares can be sensitive to rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve’s change of policy on Jan. 30 and the recent weak employment growth numbers mean we’re unlikely to see any more interest-rate increases from the central bank in the near future.

It is also interesting to see on the table that forward price-to-earnings ratios haven't risen for every company over the past year.

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Philip van Doorn covers various investment and industry topics. He has previously worked as a senior analyst at TheStreet.com. He also has experience in community banking and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

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