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Top 3 Stocks Bought by Professional Investment Managers
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: May 3, 2013 10:06AM

The 100 most bought stocks by investment gurus originally published on Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend counts also for professional investment gurus. Those are asset or fund managers with large amounts of cash under management and a well known profile within the financial community. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows.

Today I made a screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors over the past six months and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. The gurus bought a combined 517 stocks during the past six months.

The number one stock that the gurus were buying was Microsoft. The company is followed by the internet search provider, Google which was bought by 11 investment gurus. Microsoft had 15 big investors on their side. Financial and technology stocks are still maintaining their popularity with the gurus.

74 of the top 100 guru buy stock list pay dividends compared to 69 last month. We're seeing a shift to dividend stocks. Are they looking for more stability and cash compensation? 65 of these stocks have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are the 3 most bought dividend stocks:

Microsoft (MSFT) has a market capitalization of $273.25 billion. The company employs 94,000 people, generates revenue of $73.723 billion and has a net income of $16.978 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24.819 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.67 percent (the operating margin is 29.92 percent and the net profit margin 23.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.85% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.86, the P/S ratio is 3.71 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.13. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.97.

Oracle (ORCL) has a market capitalization of $156.21 billion. The company employs 118,657 people, generates revenue of $37.121 billion and has a net income of $9.981 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.622 billion. The EBITDA margin is 44.78 percent (the operating margin is 36.92% and the net profit margin 26.89%).

Financial Analysis
: The total debt represents 21.03% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.71%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.43, the P/S ratio is 4.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.72. The dividend yield amounts to 0.72% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.05.

Coca-Cola (KO) has a market capitalization of $187.99 billion. The company employs 150,900 people, generates revenue of $48.017 billion and has a net income of $9.086 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,934.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.94% (the operating margin is 22.45% and the net profit margin 18.92%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.84% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.45%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.13, the P/S ratio is 3.92 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.75. The dividend yield amounts to 2.65% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.53.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with biggest guru buys over the past six months. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.12. Exactly 74 companies pay dividends; no High-Yields are below the results. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.65 percent. P/S ratio is 2.50 and P/B ratio 3.67.

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Stocks Discussed: MSFT, GOOG, ORCL, KO, AIG, BRK.B, AAPL, WU, GLW, APOL, NOV, I,
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