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Tiziano Frateschi
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7 Stocks With High Business Predictability

All-in-One Screener identifies top companies

According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns since the beginning of the year.

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)

The financial services institution provides its products and services to retail, commercial and corporate customers around the world.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 17% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.31. The price has been as high as $62.89 and as low as $47.59 over the last 52 weeks. The price is 7% below its 52-week high and 22.90% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 5% at $58.49.

Three hedge funds hold a total of 64,176 shares. Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.04% of outstanding shares.

Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC)

The financing company offers automobile dealers financing programs that enable them to sell vehicles to consumers regardless of their credit history.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 42% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 13.63. The price has been as high as $243.86 and as low as $160.63 over the last 52 weeks. It is 2.74% below its 52-week high and 47.66% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 52% at $237.18.

Five gurus hold a total of 1.2 million shares. The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.98% of outstanding shares, followed by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.26%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE)

Chemed provides hospice and palliative care services.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 58% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 30.31. The price has been as high as $216.01 and as low as $126.54 over the last 52 weeks. It is 4.31% below its 52-week high and 63.34% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 33% at $206.69.

Five gurus hold a total of 1.1 million shares of the company. Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.71% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.19%, Grantham with 0.21%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP)

Check Point develops and markets software and hardware products and services for information technology security.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 36% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 25.51. The price has been as high as $115.87 and as low as $74.34 in the last 52 weeks. It is 4.91% below its 52-week high and 48.21% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 29% at $110.18.

Four gurus hold a total of 855,724 shares. The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Grantham with 0.46% of outstanding shares, followed by Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%, Simons with 0.2% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CL)

Cigna is involved in health services, providing medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance and related products and services.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 30% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 22.30. The price has been as high as $170 and as low as $115.03 over the last 52 weeks. It is 1.60% below its 52-week high and 45.42% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 28% at $167.28.

Seven gurus hold a total of 24 million shares. Dodge & Cox is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 5.62% of outstanding shares, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.05%, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.92%, Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.96%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.77% and Simons with 0.26%.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Comcast is a media and technology company.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 22.04. The price has been as high as $42.18 and as low as $32.02 over the last 52 weeks. It is 1.75% below its 52-week high and 38.04% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 20% at $41.44.

Sixteen gurus hold a total of 158 million shares of the company. The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 1.59% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.73%, Fisher with 0.53%, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.17%, the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

The Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE:COO)

The medical device company produces contact lenses and products that focus on women's health, fertility and diagnostics. 

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 48% over the last 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 35.96. The price has been as high as $243.89 and as low as $158.73 in the last 52 weeks. It is 1.66% below its 52-week high and 51.10% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 236% at $239.84.

Four gurus hold a total of 385,361 shares. Pioneer Investments is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.06% of outstanding shares, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, Simons with 0.39% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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