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6 Quality Stocks With High Business Predictability Ratings

Cigna, Baidu, Biogen among companies ranked by GuruFocus

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Tiziano Frateschi
Oct 10, 2017
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According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and have positive total returns since the beginning of the year.

Credicorp Ltd. (

BAP, Financial)

The Peruvian regional bank has a market cap of $19.20 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 33% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.25. The price has been as high as $213.82 and as low as $144.23 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.58% below its 52-week high and 42.95% above its 52-week low. According to the discounted cash flow (DCF) calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 13% at $206.18.

Among the gurus invested in Credicorp,

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder with 1.37% of outstanding shares, followed by Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (

BDX, Financial)

The health care company has a market cap of $44.8 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 21% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 56.76. The price has been as high as $206.63 and as low as $161.29 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 4.14% below its 52-week high and 22.81% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overvalued at $198.08.

Among the gurus invested in the company, the largest shareholder is the 

Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67% of outstanding shares, followed by the  T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Grantham with 0.21% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

Baidu Inc. (

BIDU, Financial)

The Chinese search engine has a market cap of $87.4 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 50.6% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 47.09. The price has been as high as $254.28 and as low as $159.54 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.15% below its 52-week high and 55.25% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overvalued at $247.69.

Among the gurus invested in the company, Sands is the largest shareholder with 2.01% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.64%,

David Herro (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.26% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.08%.

Biogen Inc. (

BIIB, Financial)

The biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $69.56 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 25.4% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 21.47. The price has been as high as $332.24 and as low as $244.28 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.06% below its 52-week high and 34.06% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 25% at $327.48

Among the gurus invested in Biogen, 

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) has the largest holding with 7.28% of outstanding shares, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 1.79%, Sands with 0.6% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%.

Cerner Corp. (

CERN, Financial)

The health information services company has a market cap of $23.71 billion. GuruFocus’ ranked its business predictability 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 51% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 36.12. The price has been as high as $72.82 and as low as $47.01 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.79% below its 52-week high and 52.14% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overvalued at $71.52.

With 4.38% of outstanding shares, the Vanguard Health Care Fund is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by

Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Cigna Corp. (

CI, Financial)

The health services company has a market cap of $47.6 billion. GuruFocus ranked the company's business predictability 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 43.2% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 22. The price has been as high as $193 and as low as $115.03 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.06% below its 52-week high and 66% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overvalued at $190.95.

Among the gurus invested in the company, Dodge & Cox has the largest position with 5.52% of outstanding shares, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 2.74%,

Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.49% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.79%.

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

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