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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Predictable Stocks With a Margin of Safety

Ulta Beauty on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and wide margins of safety as of July 15.

Allegiant Travel

Allegiant Travel Co. (ALGT) has a business predictability rank of 4.5 out of five stars and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 51.57% margin of safety at an average price of $111.89 per share.

The provider of travel services has a market cap of $1.8 billion and an enterprise value of $2.8 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has grown 10%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock has declined 23.33% and is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.91. The share price has been as high as $183.26 and as low as $60.06 in the last year. As of July 15, the stock was trading 38.94% below its 52-week high and 86.30% above its 52-week low.

With 3.12% of outstanding shares, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.50%.

UFP Industries

UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI) has a 4.5-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 41.70% margin of safety at the average price of $49.46 per share.

The producer and seller treated wood products has a market cap of $3 billion and an enterprise value of $3.2 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue and its earnings per share have increased 12.30% and 23.90%, respectively.

The stock has gained 34.89% over the last 12 months and shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.6. The share price has been as high as $58.1 and as low as $29.17 in the last 52 weeks. As of July 15, the stock was trading 14.87% below its 52-week high and 69.56% above its 52-week low.

With 0.79% of outstanding shares, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.32% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) has a five-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 10.22% margin of safety at an average price of $191.94 per share.

The beauty retailer has an $10.8 billion market cap and an enterprise value of $12.4 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 18.50% and its earnings per share have risen 26.60%.

The share price has lost 46.14% over the past 12 months. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 25.56. The share price has been as high as $368.83 and as low as $124.05 in the last 52 weeks. As of July 15, the stock was trading 47.96% below its 52-week high and 54.73% above its 52-week low.

With 0.37% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's most notable guru shareholder, followed by Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

Credit Acceptance

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC) has a five-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 29.41% margin of safety at an average price of $430 per share.

The consumer finance company has a market cap of $7.5 billion and an enterprise value of 12.4 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has grown 15.60% and its earnings per share have increased 25.20%.

Shares have declined 13.10% compared to 12 months ago. The stock is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 20.10. The share price has been as high as $509.99 and as low as $199 in the last 52 weeks. As of July 15, the stock was trading 15.67% below its 52-week high and 116.11% above its 52-week low.

With 6.43% of outstanding shares, Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons firm with 0.19%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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