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Alberto Abaterusso
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A Trio of Fairly Priced Stocks With Consistent Sales and Earnings History

Wall Street has issued optimistic ratings for these companies

September 03, 2020 | About:

Value investors may be interested in the following trio of stocks, as they represent companies that have the following characteristics:

  1. A price-earnings ratio of less than 20.
  2. A consistent history of earnings and sales generation, having increased both over the past five years with no net losses.
  3. Optimistic recommendation ratings from Wall Street sell-side analysts.

Komatsu Ltd

The first stock that meets the criteria is Komatsu Ltd (KMTUY).

The Japanese global manufacturer and seller of construction, mining and utility equipment saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 9.7% and its earnings per share (EPS) without non-recurring items (NRI) grow by 9.3% per annum over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (17.73 as of Wednesday) declined by 0.2% over the period in question.

The stock was trading at a price of $21.74 per share at close on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $20.54 billion and a 52-week range of $13.38 to $25.35.

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

Wall Street sell-side analysts have recommended an overweight rating and established an average target price of $22.37 per share for the stock.

Amdocs Ltd

The second stock that qualifies is Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX), a Chesterfield, Missouri-based global provider of software and services to several companies operating in communications, media and financial services industries.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 5.9% per annum and its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI grow 3.1% per annum over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (17.45 as of Wednesday) declined by 0.8% over the observed period.

The stock was trading at a price of $62.66 per share at close on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $8.33 billion and a 52-week range of $44.05 to $77.29.

GuruFocus assigned the company a very good financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a remarkably high profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for the stock and have established an average target price of $75 per share.

National Instruments Corp

The third stock that makes the cut is National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI). Based in Austin, Texas, National Instruments provides engineers andscientists worldwide with a software-centric platform and various systems.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 1.3% per annum and its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI grow by 5.7% per annum over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (19.17 as of Wednesday) decreased by 0.8% over the observed years.

The stock was trading at a price of $37 per share at close on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $4.86 billion and a 52-week range of $20.42 to $47.89.

GuruFocus assigned a very good score of 7 out of 10 to both the company's financial strength rating and its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a hold rating for this stock and have set an average target price of $39.83 per share.

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 how to pick potential value stocks. Gold, silver and precious metals mining industries is also my cup of tea. 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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