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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Outperforming Guru Stocks

Snap makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months as of Feb. 3.

FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has a market cap of $27.55 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 12.54% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 23.95. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 102% at $51. As of Monday, the share price was 33.77% above the 52-week low and 0.18% below the 52-week high.

The American investor-owned utility company has a profitability rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 16.24% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 2.87% is underperforming 53% of companies in the utilities – regulated industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is far below the industry median of 0.25.

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Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.60% and NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%.

Edison International

With an $27.49 billion market cap, Edison International (NYSE:EIX) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 17.81% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 16.86. As of Monday, the price was 39.43% above the 52-week low and 2.32% below the 52-week high.

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The electric utility supplier has a profitability rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of -2.54% and return on assets of -0.29% are underperforming 89% of companies in the utilities – regulated industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is far below the industry median of 0.25.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.59% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 1.21%, the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.01%.

Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has a market cap of $26.99 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 18.33% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 59.26. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 158% at $164.71. As of Monday, the price was 41.71% above the 52-week low and 0.75% below the 52-week high.

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The company, which provides data analytics, has a profitability rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 21.77% and return on assets of 7.58% are outperforming 73% of companies in the business services industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is far below the industry median of 0.69.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with1.55% of outstanding shares, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.97%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Snap

With a market cap of $26.43 billion, Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 154.25% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 11.33. As of Monday, the price was 183.91% above the 52-week low and 4.43% below the 52-week high.

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The photo messaging company has a profitability rating of 1 out of 10. The return on equity of -43.56% and return on assets of -32.9% are underperforming 77% of companies in the interactive media industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.86 is below the industry median of 4.56.

Philippe Laffont (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.80% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.15% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has a market cap of $25.4 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 56.44% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 29.85. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 184% at $8.6 per share. As of Monday, the price was 106.51% above the 52-week low and 3.88% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.19% and return on assets of 7.58% are outperforming 77% of companies in the semiconductor industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.32 is slightly above the industry median of 1.31.

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The company’s largest guru shareholder is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Entergy

With a market cap of $26.23 billion, Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 30.66% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.93. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 207% at $131.52 per share. As of Monday, the price was 51.79% above the 52-week low and 0.05% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 8.58% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.63% is underperforming 70% of companies in the utilities – regulated industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is far below the industry median of 0.25.

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Simons’ firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.39% and Pioneer Investments with 0.26%.

Disclosure: I do not own any of the stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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