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Morning Coffee: Widely Held Guru Stocks Near Historical Low P/B

June 02, 2014 | About:
Chris Mydlo

Chris Mydlo

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Morning Coffee: Widely Held Guru Stocks Near Historical Low P/B

This morning we are going to take a look at stocks that are widely held by the gurus and trading near their historical low price-to-book ratios (P/B):

IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (ICE) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 1.75, near its 10-year low of 1.68. The company operates a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets in the U.S., the UK, Continental Europe and Canada. It is held by 14 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 22.62 billion, P/E: 44.60

Business Predictability: 2/5, Financial Strength: 5/10, Profitability & Growth: 7/10

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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 4.53, near its 10-year low of 4.97. The company operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. It is held by 12 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 133.91 billion, P/E: 20.00

Business Predictability: 5/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (BIO) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 1.56, near its 10-year low of 1.45. The company manufactures and supplies products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials, as well as to identify, analyze and purify their components for life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets. It is held by 11 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 3.48 billion, P/E: 54.40

Business Predictability: 3.5/5, Financial Strength: 6/10, Profitability & Growth: 7/10

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Waters Corp (WAT) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 4.69, near its 10-year low of 4.61. The company operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the U.S. and internationally. It is held by nine gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 8.49 billion, P/E: 21.60

Business Predictability: 4/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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SAP AG (SAP) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 4.03, near its 10-year low of 3.76. The company provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. It is held by nine gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 91.3 billion, P/E: 20.00

Business Predictability: 5/5, Financial Strength: 9/10, Profitability & Growth: 9/10

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ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 2.0, near its 10-year low of 1.82. The company provides postsecondary degree programs in the U.S. It is held by nine gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 402.43 million, P/E: 6.60

Business Predictability: 4/5, Financial Strength: 7/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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For the complete list of stocks are traded at close to their historical low P/B ratios, go to: GuruFocus Value Strategies of Stocks That Are Traded at Historical Low P/B.

You can also follow our low P/B portfolio at GuruFocus. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 22.36 percent since inception in 2010. To view the portfolio, go to: Top 25 Historical Low P/B Ratio Companies


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