7 Stocks That Are Outperforming the Market

According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) with a market cap of $17.12 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 21.1% over the last 12 months.

The company provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow for the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets.

Its shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 3.99. According to the DCF calculator the company looks overpriced by 218% at $53.12. The price is 36.65% above its 52-week low and 3.06% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of -12.07% and return on assets (ROA) of 6.64% are outperforming 76% of the companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.44% of outstanding shares followed by RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67%, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.59%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% and Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) with a market cap of $739.34 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 18.7% over the last 12 months.

The company designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players and sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions and third-party digital content.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 5.60. According to the DCF calculator the company looks undervalued with a margin of safety of 41% at $140.92. The price is 57.75% above its 52-week low and 0.14% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of -35.00% and ROA of 14.52% are outperforming 95% of the companies in the Global Consumer Electronics industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.09% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

ABB Ltd. ADR (ABB) with a market cap of $44.49 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 7.9% over the last 12 months.

The company provides power and automation technologies. It offers products, systems, solutions and services that are designed to boost industrial productivity, increase power grid reliability and enhance energy efficiency.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 3.63. According to the DCF calculator the company looks overpriced by 150% at $23.3. The price is 24.47% above its 52-week low and 2.51% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of -13.74% and ROA of 4.61% are outperforming 88% of the companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio is 0.82 below the industry median of 1.04.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.08% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) 0.05%, Fisher with 0.03%, Simons with 0.01% and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.01%.

Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) with a market cap of $5.36 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 29.1% over the last 12 months.

The company is engaged in providing mechanical circulatory support devices, and it offers a continuum of care in heart recovery to heart failure patients.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 12.82. According to the DCF calculator the company looks overpriced by 975% at $123.68. The price is 41.98% above its 52-week low and 6.97% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -12.64% and ROA of 10.86% are outperforming 76% of the companies in the Global Medical Devices industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio is 14.57 below the industry median of 2.45.

PRIMECAP Management is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 10.74% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 1.2%, Columbia Wanger with 0.72% and Cohen with 0.21%.

Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) with a market cap of $22.15 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 12.4% over the last 12 months.

The company business activities also includes exploration and mine development. It holds interests in oil and gas properties located in Canada.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 2.79. According to the DCF calculator the company looks overpriced by 217% at $19. The price is 45.74% above its 52-week low and 19.02% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -8.78% and ROA of 2.54% are outperforming 82% of the companies in the Global Gold industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.98% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 1.05%, Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.97%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) with a market cap of $11.71 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 20.6% over the last 12 months.

The company provides insurance and reinsurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries. It provides a full range of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance lines.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 1.84. According to the DCF calculator the company looks overpriced by 46% at $95.23. The price is 41.04% above its 52-week low and 0.88% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its ROE of -9.53% and ROA of 2.73% are outperforming 52% of the companies in the Global Insurance – Reinsurance industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10.

Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 7.13% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 7.13%, Cohen with 0.01% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. ADR (ACH) with a market cap of $7.53 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 25.1% over the last 12 months.

The company is engaged in manufacturing and distribution of alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum-fabricated products. It also engaged in the development of bauxite-related resources, the production and fabrication

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 1.92. The price is 75.21% above its 52-week low and 8.66% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of -2.95% and ROA of -0.57% are outperforming 65% of the companies in the Global Aluminum industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio is 0.31 below the industry median of 632.99.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.08% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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  • cars1971

    We’re buying now. Once March madness is over the market will hit higher highs. Dow 30,000 is coming.