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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Beating the Market

Companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year

According to the 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 in the third quarter.

Adient PLC (NYSE:ADNT) has a market cap of $7.81 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 27.8% over the past 12 months.

The company's shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 1.53. According to the discounted cash flow (DCF) calculator, the stock is undervalued at $83.87 per share. The stock price is currently 50.17% above its 52-week low and 2.95% below its 52-week high.

The manufacturer of vehicular seating systems has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 22.94% and return on assets (ROA) of 7.22% are underperforming 90% of other companies in the Global Auto Parts industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 0.74.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.64% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 6.59%, Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.22% and John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.09%.

With a market cap of $35.27 billion, Aflac Inc. (NYSE:AFL) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 10% over the past 12 months.

The stock is trading with a P/B ratio of 1.60. According to the DCF calculator, it is undervalued at $89.73 per share. The stock price is currently 34.93% above its 52-week low and 0.12% below its 52-week high.

The insurance company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 12.94% and ROA of 2.04% are outperforming 75% of other companies in the Global Insurance - Life industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.94 is below the industry median of 6.48.

Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.15% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) has a market cap of $19.32 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 133.4% over the past 12 months.

The company's shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 16.33. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $241.07 per share. The stock price is currently 172.21% above its 52-week low and 9.51% below its 52-week high.

The company, which makes Invisalign braces, has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 25.49% and ROA of 18.01% are underperforming 93% of other companies in the Global Medical Devices industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Simons with 2.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8% and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.73%.

With a market cap of $57.68 billion, Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 50.5% over the past 12 months.

The company's shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 6.21. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $54.6 per share. The stock price is currently 71.37% above its 52-week low and 10.33% below its 52-week high.

The company, which produces semiconductor manufacturing equipment, has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its ROE of 41.69% and ROA of 19.84% are outperforming 95% of other companies in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.37 is below the industry median of 1.62.

With 0.41% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has a market cap of $13.36 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 34.5% over the past 12 months.

The company's shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 1. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $30.22 per share. The stock price is currently 66.87% above its 52-week low and 0.07% below its 52-week high.

The financial services company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 7.17% and ROA of 0.61% are underperforming 65% of other companies in the Global Specialty Finance industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 2.05.

With 3.94% of outstanding shares, Nygren is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.85%, Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.25% and Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.24%.

With a market cap of $6.30 billion, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 13.3% over the past 12 months.

The company's shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 11.42. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $44.49 per share. The stock price is currently 35.64% above its 52-week low and 2.63% below its 52-week high.

The auto parts manufacturer has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 41.80% and ROA of 8.32% are outperforming 68% of other companies in the Global Auto Parts industry. Its financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.74.

Lou Simpson (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 5.06% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 1.02%, Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

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

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