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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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High-Quality Stocks Gurus Are Buying

Stocks with high business predictability ratings

According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings, and total returns since the beginning of the year are positive. At least five gurus are shareholders in the companies.

Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)

The company develops, manufactures and sells semiconductor products used for a range of embedded control applications. It also provides license Flash-IP solutions.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 27.4% since the beginning of the year.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 122.77. The price has been as high as $87.49 and as low as $53.33 over the last 52 weeks. It is 7.38% below its 52-week high and 51.94% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 998% at $81.03.

Three hedge funds hold the company for a total of 4.2 million shares. Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.67% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% and Ronald Muhlenkamp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

McKesson Corp. (MCK)

The company provides medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, information and care management products and services across the health care industry. It operates in two segments  McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 20.1% year to date.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 7.39. The price has been as high as $199.27 and as low as $114.53 the last 52 weeks. It is 15.63% below its 52-week high and 46.79% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 70% at $168.12.

Eight gurus hold the company for a total of 9.2 million shares. The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.78% of outstanding shares followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.98%, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.53%, Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% and Cohen with 0.17%.

Medtronic PLC (MDT)

It is a medical technology company. It primarily manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies. It operates in the Cardiac and Vascular, Minimally Invasive Therapies, Restorative Therapies and Diabetes segments.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 22.1% since the beginning of the year.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 29.78. The price has been as high as $89.72 and as low as $69.35 the last 52 weeks. It is 4.08% below its 52-week high and 24.10% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 178% at $86.06.

Fifteen gurus hold the company for a total of 63.1 million shares. Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.49% of outstanding shares followed by Vanguard Health Care Fund with 1.38%, Dodge & Cox with 0.9%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.82%, Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.42%, Pioneer Investments with 0.38% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX)

The company provides an electronic fixed-income trading platform. It's trading categories include U.S. and European high-grade corporate, European Government and high-yield bonds. The firm also provides market information and analytic tools.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 30.1% year to date.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 51.59. The price has been as high as $211.06 and as low as $145.10 in the last 52 weeks. It is 9.76% below its 52-week high and 31.25% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 81% at $190.45.

Four gurus hold the company for a total of 479,866 shares. The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management with 2.56% of outstanding shares followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2%.

Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST)

The company develops, markets, sells and distributes energy drink beverages and/or concentrates for energy drink beverages. Its brands include Monster Energy, Java Monster, Monster Rehab, NOS, Full Throttle and Mother among others.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 16.2% since the beginning of the year.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 41.56. The price has been as high as $55.50 and as low as $40.64 the last 52 weeks. It is 7.14% below its 52-week high and 26.82% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 46% at $51.54.

Four gurus hold the company for a total of 12.4 million shares. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.18% of outstanding shares followed by Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.99%, Simons with 0.32%, Cohen with 0.11%, John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%, Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Manning & Napier Advisors with 0.02%.

Moog Inc. Class A (MOG.A)

The company is a designer, manufacturer and systems integrator of high-performance precision motion and fluid controls and controls systems for applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 12.6% year to date.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 20.32. The price has been as high as $74.79 and as low as $52.90 the last 52 weeks. It is 1.09% below its 52-week high and 39.83% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 84% at $73.97.

Three gurus hold the company for a total of 252,945 shares. The largest shareholder among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.33% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28%, Royce with 0.09%, Greenblatt with 0.04%, Simons with 0.03% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Monsanto Co. (MON)

The company along with its subsidiaries provides agricultural products for farmers. Its seeds, biotechnology traits, herbicides and precision agriculture products provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 13.1% year to date.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 25.23. The price has been as high as $118.97 and as low as $97.35 the last 52 weeks. It is 1.66% below its 52-week high and 20.18% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 69% at $117.33.

Nine gurus hold the company for a total of 10.2 million shares. PRIMECAP Management is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.53% of outstanding shares followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.83%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.17%, Manning & Napier Advisors with 0.6%, Grantham with 0.59%, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39% and Simons with 0.32%.

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

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