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4 Most Bought Dividend Stocks by Investment Gurus

Super investors have billions in assets under management. If they jump on a stock, it’s possible that something changes with the company or even the stock price. Mostly it’s a good sign when a big investor expresses his trust in the company. The media notices the stock buy and other investors will follow.

Today I would like to produce a little screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors. I analyzed how often a stock was bought over the recent six months and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. All super gurus combined bought 647 stocks within the recent half year.

The number one stock above all guru stock buys was Microsoft. The company was bought by 18 investment gurus who discovered better future growth perspectives of the hidden software giant. Technology and financials are still the place to be.

Seventy-two stocks from the list pay dividends. Investment gurus don’t care about the dividend. They are more likely interested in long-term capital gains. Only 38 percent of the top 100 stocks yield above 2 percent.

Here are my favorites:

Microsoft (MSFT)
has a market capitalization of $283.44 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 $30.714 billion. The EBITDA margin is 41.66 percent (the operating margin is 29.92 percent and the net profit margin 23.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.51 percent 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. MSFT was bought by 18 investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.49, the P/S ratio is 3.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.29. The dividend yield amounts to 2.71 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.99.

Oracle (ORCL) has a market capitalization of $141.79 billion. The company employs 120,000 people, generates revenue of $37.180 billion and has a net income of $10.925 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $17.363 billion. The EBITDA margin is 46.70 percent (the operating margin is 39.49 percent and the net profit margin 29.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.61 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 41.42 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders. ORCL was bought by 15 investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.30, the P/S ratio is 3.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.13. The dividend yield amounts to 1.59 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.07.

Apple (AAPL) has a market capitalization of $393.42 billion. The company employs 72,800 people, generates revenue of $156.508 billion and has a net income of $41.733 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $58.518 billion. The EBITDA margin is 37.39 percent (the operating margin is 35.30 percent and the net profit margin 26.67 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.84 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $41.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.65 in the form of dividends to shareholders. AAPL was bought by 13 investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.99, the P/S ratio is 2.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.33. The dividend yield amounts to 2.92 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.98.

Coca-Cola (KO) has a market capitalization of $179.80 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 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.94 percent (the operating margin is 22.45 percent and the net profit margin 18.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.00 percent 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. KO was bought by 13 investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.17, the P/S ratio is 3.74 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.50. The dividend yield amounts to 2.77 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.49.

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 23.49. Exactly 72 companies pay dividend; one High-Yield is below the results. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.53 percent. P/S ratio is 2.50 and P/B ratio 4.30.

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100 most bought stocks by investment professionals originally published on Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment.

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