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Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Guru Stocks Boosting Book Value

AvalonBay makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned stocks have grown their book value per share over the past decade through Sept. 23.

Book value per share is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if a company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and is equal to total assets minus total liabilities.

Since the book value per share may not reflect the company's true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

AvalonBay

The book value per share of AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) has grown 8% over the past 10 years. The price-book ratio and the price-tangible book ratio are both 1.89.

The company, which operates in the REITs industry, has a market cap of $20.54 billion and an enterprise value of $28.03 billion.

According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 8.46% margin of safety at $145.93. The share price has been as high as $229.40 and as low as $118.17 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 36.39% below its 52-week high and 23.49% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 26.06.

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With 0.38% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Marathon Petroleum

Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s (MPC) book value per share has grown 16.10% over the past decade. The price-book ratio 0.86 and the price-tangible book ratio is 1.84.

The independent refiner has a market cap of $20.33 billion and an enterprise value of $60.99 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 111.17% margin of safety at $31.25. The share price has been as high as $69.65 and as low as $15.26 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 55.13% below its 52-week high and 104.78% above its 52-week low.

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With 1.48% of outstanding shares, Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.68% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%.

Martin Marietta Materials

Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s (MLM) book value per share has grown 13.30% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 2.48 and the price-tangible book ratio is 5.21.

The company, which produces construction aggregates, has a market cap of $13.59billion and an enterprise value of $16.75 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 22.93% margin of safety at $218.31. The share price has been as high as $281.82 and as low as $135.08 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 22.54% below its 52-week high and 62.62% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 21.94.

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Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.51% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Universal Health

The book value per share of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) has grown 13.90% over the past 10 years. The price-book ratio is 1.61 and the price to tangible book ratio is 4.94.

The company, which operates in acute care hospital services and behavioral health services, has a market cap of $9.16 billion and an enterprise value of $12.56 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 33.62% margin of safety at $107.84. The share price has been as high as $157.06 and as low as $65.20 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 31.34% below its 52-week high and 65.40% above its 52-week low. The forward price-earnings ratio is 12.72.

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With 4.20% of outstanding shares, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.57% and Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio)' Glenview Capital with 0.80%.

Medical Properties

Medical Properties Trust Inc.'s (MPW) book value per share has grown 5.20% over the past decade. The price-book ratio and price-tangible book ratio are both 1.26.

The healthcare facility REIT has a market cap of $8.88 billion and an enterprise value of $16.42 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 28.06% margin of safety at $16.79. The share price has been as high as $24.29 and as low as $12.35 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 30.88% below its 52-week high and 35.93% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 20.48.

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Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.13% of outstanding shares, followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.011%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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