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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market

Aetna, Allstate among companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year

October 12, 2017 | About:

According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Guru Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.

With a market cap of $51.84 billion, Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 21.3% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 3.37. According to the discounted cash flow (DCF) calculator, the stock is overpriced at $156.10 per share. The stock price is currently 49.25% above its 52-week low and 5.12% below its 52-week high.

The health insurance company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 9.37% and return on assets (ROA) of 2.41% are underperforming 75% of other companies in the Global Health Care Plans industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.71 is below the industry median of 1.51.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.2%, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1%, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Avangrid Inc. (NYSE:AGR) has a market cap of $14.8 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 6.7% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 0.97. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $47.25 per share. The stock price is currently 35.18% above its 52-week low and 2.37% below its 52-week high.

The utility company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. Its ROE of 4.46% and ROA of 2.17% are underperforming 69% of other companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.26.

Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.56% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.08% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

With a market cap of $11.15 billion, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 7.5% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 2.90. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $61.72 per share. The stock price is currently 31.19% above its 52-week low and 0.40% below its 52-week high.

The global insurance brokerage company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of 12.11% and ROA of 3.81% are outperforming 66% of other companies in the Global Insurance Brokers industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio is 0.19.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Simons with 0.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

With a market cap of $15.22 billion, Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 50.2% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 4.06. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $137.42 per share. The stock price is currently 80.52% above its 52-week low and 1.67% below its 52-week high.

The chemical manufacturer has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 25.07% and ROA of 10.65% are outperforming 80% of other companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.58 is below the industry median of 0.83.

With 2.35% of outstanding shares, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05%, First Eagle Investment with 0.5% and Royce with 0.35%.

Allstate Corp. (NYSE:ALL) has a market cap of $33.73 billion. Over the past 12 months, it has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 19.1%.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 1.71. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $92.70 per share.The stock price is currently 40.24% above its 52-week low and 2.02% below its 52-week high.

The insurance company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 12.02% and ROA of 2.41% are outperforming 55% of other companies in the Global Insurance - Property and Casualty industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 3.15.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47% of outstanding shares, followed by Pzena with 0.4%, Simons with 0.37% and Robert Bruce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

With a market cap of $8.34 billion, Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 14.5% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 31.44. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $88.45 per share.The stock price is currently 42.85% above its 52-week low and 0.19% below its 52-week high.

The Irish security company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of 152.44% and ROA of 10.96% are outperforming 92% of other companies in the Global Security and Protection Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 0.62.

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.08% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.04% and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.02%.

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

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