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6 Stocks With High Business Predictability Ratings

Costco, Comcast among companies ranked by GuruFocus

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Oct 17, 2017
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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.

Comcast Corp. Class A (CMCSA)

The media technology company has a market cap of $172.55 billion and operates in the pay TV industry. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 7.4% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.10. The price has been as high as $42.18 and as low as $30.02 over the last 52 weeks. It is currently 14.63% below its 52-week high and 19.95% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 34% at $36.01.

Among 15 gurus invested in the company, Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder with 1.58% of outstanding shares followed by

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%.

Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD)

The medical instruments and supplies company has a market cap of $3.99 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 21.7% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 55.65. The price has been as high as $99.83 and as low as $68.19 the last 52 weeks. It is currently 4.67% below its 52-week high and 39.57% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 96% at $95.17.

Three hedge funds hold a total of 609,630 of the company’s outstanding shares. The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.2% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Centene Corp. (CNC)

The health care plans supplier has a market cap of $15.68 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 60.9% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 19.60. The price has been as high as $98.71 and as low as $50.00 the last 52 weeks. It is currently 8.26% below its 52-week high and 81.12% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 84% at $90.56.

Among the three gurus invested in the company, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder with 1% of outstanding shares followed by

David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51% and Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL)

The company has a market cap of $21.93 billion and operates in the aerospace and defense industry. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 46.3% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 26.57. The price has been as high as $135.31 and as low as $78.54 the last 52 weeks. It is currently 0.44% below its 52-week high and 71.52% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 141% at $134.71.

Of three gurus with positions in Rockwell, HOTCHKIS & WILEY has the largest holding with 0.78% of outstanding shares followed by

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54%, Simons with 0.45% and Pioneer Investments with 0.15%.

The Cooper Companies Inc. (COO)

The medical device company has a market cap of $11.59 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 35.5% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 33.86. The price has been as high as $256.39 and as low as $158.73 the last 52 weeks. It is currently 7.95% below its 52-week high and 48.68% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 216% at $236.

A total of four gurus are Cooper shareholders. With 2.51% of outstanding shares Pioneer Investments is the company's largest shareholder followed by Baron with 0.52% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)

The company operates as a membership warehouse. It has a market cap of $69.89 billion and a GuruFocus business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

The stock has risen 5.1% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a P/E ratio of 26.29. The price has been as high as $183.18 and as low as $142.11 the last 52 weeks. It is currently 12.74% below its 52-week high and 12.48% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 78% at $159.85.

Among eight gurus invested in the company,

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) has the largest position with 0.99% of outstanding shares followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%, Simons with 0.36% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

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

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