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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Top Performers to Consider

They recently outperformed the S&P 500

May 05, 2020 | About:

Shareholders of Rollins Inc. (NYSE:ROL), Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) and Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (NASDAQ:SHEN) have seen their stocks deliver higher returns than the S&P 500 Index in recent years. The S&P 500 declined by about 2% over the past year, increased by 20% over the past three years and increased by 36.4% over the past five years through May 4.

Wall Street sell-side analysts also issued positive recommendation ratings for these three stocks.

Rollins

Shares of Rollins have increased 9.7% over the past year, 56% over the past three years and 153.3% over the past five years through May 4, topping the S&P 500 by 11.8%, 36% and 117%, respectively.

The Atlanta-based provider of pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers has also paid quarterly dividends over the observed years. On June 10, the company will pay a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per common share, generating a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 1.06% and a forward dividend yield of 0.78% as of early trading May 5.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and a near the top rating of 9 out of 10 for its profitability.

The stock traded at a price of $40.68 per share at close on May 4 for a market capitalization of $13.44 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 67.27 and a price-book ratio of 17.07. These ratios indicate that the stock does not trade cheaply.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommended a hold rating for this stock.

Jack Henry & Associates

Shares of Jack Henry & Associates have increased by 23.6% over the past year, 73.7% over the past three years and 154.2% over the past five years through May 4, topping the S&P 500 by 25.7%, 53.6% and 117.8%, respectively.

The Monett, Missouri-based provider of technology solutions and payment processing services to U.S. financial services companies has also paid quarterly dividends over the observed years. On March 19, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of 43 cents per common share. As of early trading May 5, the quarterly dividend generates a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 0.99% and a forward dividend yield of 1.04%.

GuruFocus assigned a rating of 9 out of 10 to both the company’s financial strength and its profitability.

The stock traded at a price of $162.03 per share at close on May 4 for a market capitalization of $12.66 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 46.59 and a price-book ratio of 8.82. These ratios indicate that the stock price is not cheap.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommended a hold rating for this stock.

Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shares of Shenandoah Telecommunications have increased by 11.6% over the past year, 46% over the past three years and 191.4% over the past five years through May 4, topping the S&P 500 by 13.7%, 26% and 155%, respectively.

The Edinburg, Virginia-based telecommunication services company has also distributed dividends over the observed years. On Dec. 2, the company paid a cash quarterly dividend of 29 cents per common share, which generates a 0.62% yield for the trailing 12-month dividend and forward dividend as of early trading May 5.

GuruFocus assigned a low rating of 3 out of 10 to the company’s financial strength but a very high rating 9 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock traded at a price of $45.34 per share at close on May 4 for a market capitalization of $2.32 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 42.79 and a price-book ratio of 4.85. These ratios indicate that the stock price is not at its cheapest.

As of May, three Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a buy rating while one suggests a hold rating for this stock.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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Alberto Abaterusso
I am a contributor at GuruFocus. I primarily write about gold, silver and precious metals mining industries. My articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. I hold a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro. I am based in The Netherlands.

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