5 Guru Stocks With High Business Predictability

These businesses have a history of consistent returns

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Tiziano Frateschi
Jun 30, 2021

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  • These stocks all have a rating above the average of 2.5 stars
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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 June 30.

Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) has a 3 out of 5 stars business predictability rank and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 31.06% margin of safety at an average price of $217.75 per share.

The company, which manufactures major home appliances and related products, has a market cap of $13.64 billion and an enterprise value of $18.23 billion.

Over the past 12 months, the stock has risen 75.27% and is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.18. As of June 30, the stock was trading 15.50% below its 52-week high and 72.30% above its 52-week low.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.92% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.43%.

Arch Capital

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) has a 3 out of 5 stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 49.10% margin of safety at an average price of $38.89 per share.

The company, which writes insurance and reinsurance policies, has a market cap of $15.70 billion and an enterprise value of $19.43 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has climbed 22.20% and its earnings per share have grown 15.30%.

The stock has gained 37.08% over the past 12 months and shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.58. As of June 30, the stock was trading 5.79% below its 52-week high and 48.32% above its 52-week low.

The largest guru shareholder is

Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.09%.

Check Point

Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) has a 4.5 out of 5 stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 9.99% margin of safety at an average price of $116.79 per share.

The company, which provides solutions for network, endpoint, cloud and mobile security, has a market cap of $15.80 billion and an enterprise value of $13.92 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 9.50% and its earnings per share have risen 4.80%.

The share price has increased 9.82% over the past 12 months. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 19.21. As of June 30, the stock was trading 16.14% below its 52-week high and 10.34% above its 52-week low.

The largest guru shareholders of the company are

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.36% of outstanding shares, Simons’ firm with 0.23% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) has a 3.5 out of 5 stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 46.72% margin of safety at an average price of $132.98 per share.

The U.S. company, which provides diagnostic testing, information and services, has a market cap of $16.17 billion and an enterprise value of $19.64 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 4% and its earnings per share have risen 14.40%.

Shares have increased 22.51% compared to 12 months ago. The stock is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.10. As of June 30, the stock was trading 6.88% below its 52-week high and 27.74% above its 52-week low.

The company's largest guru shareholder is

Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.35% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%.

Markel

Markel Corp. (MKL) has a 3 out of 5 stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 59.10% margin of safety at an average price of $1,119.03 per share.

The property and casualty insurance company has a market cap of $16.46 billion and an enterprise value of $16.75 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 14.20%.

Shares have climbed 31.84% compared to 12 months ago. As of June 30, the stock was trading 5.75% below its 52-week high and 35.76% above its 52-week low.

The largest guru shareholders of the company are

Baillie Gifford (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.07% of outstanding shares, Davis with 1.56% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%.

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