Stocks at New Highs, New Lows for 12/18

by Alyssa Oursler | December 18, 2012 9:54 am

Here’s one stock hitting a 52-week high and one finding a 52-week low today:

New High: Salesforce.com

Shares of Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM[1]) have soared to a new all-time high around $170 after slight gains this morning. The company has been heading upwards with force since early August, gaining nearly 40% since then and almost 67% in all of 2012.

The cloud computing company bought social marketing business Buddy Media[2] earlier in the year and has also been upgraded by several analysts in recent weeks. Susquehanna moved its price target on the stock from $175 to $185 last week, while another analysts hiked its target from $180 to $200 before that.

Salesforce reports earnings on Feb. 21 after the market closes. In its most recent report, the company beat expectations by a penny as revenue grew by nearly 35% year-over-year.

New Low: R.R. Donnelley & Sons

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD[3]) opened slightly in the red today, sending shares to nearly $8.50 and around a 52-week low. On the year, RRD has shed 40% of its value. In January, shares were worth over $14.

The company got some bad press in late October following its snafu[4] with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[5]) earnings. The financial printer filed a draft[6] of Google’s 8K early.

R.R. Donnelley’s dismal year has dwindled its market cap to just over $1.5 billion. Recently, the company got the boot from the S&P 500[7]. Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN[8]), which has a market cap of over $8 billion now, was chosen to replace it. RRD is now in the MidCap 400 index.

As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

Endnotes:
  1. CRM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CRM
  2. social marketing business Buddy Media: http://investorplace.com/2012/06/salesforce-com-buys-buddy-media-for-689m/
  3. RRD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RRD
  4. following its snafu: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/google-stock-smashed-after-massive-earnings-blunder/
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. filed a draft: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/the-top-5-pending-larry-tweets/
  7. got the boot from the S&P 500: http://www.suntimes.com/business/16852755-420/rr-donnelley-being-replaced-by-garmin-on-sp-500.html
  8. GRMN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GRMN

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