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Alberto Abaterusso
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A Trio of High Performers to Consider

They recently topped the S&P 500

June 12, 2020 | About:

Shareholders of Rockwell Automation Inc (NYSE:ROK), Pool Corp (NASDAQ:POOL) and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) have seen their holdings post higher returns than the S&P 500 index in recent years. The benchmark for the U.S. market was up 4% over the past year, 23.5% over the past three years and 43.4% over the past five years through June 11.

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

Rockwell Automation Inc

Shares of Rockwell Automation Inc have risen 29.4% over the past year, 27.1% over the past three years and 66.3% over the past five years through June 11, surpassing the S&P 500 by 25.4%, 3.6% and 30%, respectively.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based provider of solutions for the automation and digital transformation of industrial processes has also paid quarterly dividends over the years in question. On Sept. 10, the company will pay a quarterly cash dividend of $1.02 per common share, producing a forward dividend yield of 1.97% as of June 11.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 5 out of 10 for the companys financial strength and a high rating of 8 out of 10 for its profitability.

The stock price traded at $206.06 per share at close on June 11 for a market capitalization of $23.87 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 34 and a price-book ratio of 38.7. These ratios suggest that the stock is not cheap.

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

Pool Corp

Shares of Pool Corp have risen 31.7% over the past year, 111.5% over the past three years and 270.8% over the past five years through June 11, surpassing the S&P 500 by 27.7%, 88% and 227.4%, respectively.

The Covington, Louisiana-based distributor of swimming pools and related leisure products worldwide has also paid quarterly dividends over the observed years. Currently, the company pays a quarterly cash dividend of 58 cents per common share, producing a forward dividend yield of 0.9% as of June 11.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 5 out of 10 to the companys financial strength and a high rating of 9 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock price was trading at $251.63 per share at close on June 11 for a market capitalization of $10.05 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 39.56 and a price-book ratio of 29.58. These ratios suggest that the stock is not trading cheaply.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommended three strong buy ratings and three hold ratings for this stock.

Visa Inc

Shares of Visa Inc rose by 11.5% over the past year, 99.8% over the past three years and 175.5% over the past five years through June 11, surpassing the S&P 500 by 7.5%, 76.3% and 132.1%, respectively.

The San Francisco-based global provider of payment services has also paid quarterly dividends over the periods in question. The company is currently paying a cash quarterly dividend of 30 cents per common share, which generates a 0.61% forward dividend yield as of June 11.

GuruFocus assigned a very good rating of 7 out of 10 to the companys financial strength and the highest rating of 10 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock price traded at $188.88 per share at close on June 11 for a market capitalization of $414.89 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 34.03 and a price-book ratio of 14.45. These ratios suggest that the stock price is not at its cheapest.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a buy 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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