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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market

Baidu, Brown-Forman on the list

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 during the last quarter.

Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) has a market cap of $9.18 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 9.3% over the past 12 months.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 4.46. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 13% margin of safety at $23.87 per share. The stock price is currently 25.57% above its 52-week low and 29.23% below its 52-week high.

The Brazilian company produces petrochemical and thermoplastic products. It has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While its return on equity of 48.95% is outperforming the sector, its return on assets of 6.26% is underperforming 73% of other companies in the Global Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 0.96.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

With a market cap of $41.81 billion, BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 15.7% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 1.57. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $53.62 per share. The stock price is currently 28.62% above its 52-week low and 4.78% below its 52-week high.

The regional bank has a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. While its ROE of 8.66% is underperforming the sector, its ROA of 1.25% is outperforming 66% of other companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 2.12.

Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.43% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.15% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) has a market cap of $61.01 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 5% over the past 12 months.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 2.88. The stock price is currently 21.93% above its 52-week low and 8.08% below its 52-week high.

The company manufactures medical supplies and devices. It has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of -0.66% and ROA of 0.11% are underperforming 55% of other companies in the Global Medical Instruments and Supplies industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 1.74.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.23% and Grantham with 0.22%.

With a market cap of $33.33 billion, Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE:BF.A) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 14.6% over the past 12 months.

Its Class A shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 27.23. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $54.41 per share. The stock price is currently 41.69% above its 52-week low and 5.70% below its 52-week high.

The company manufactures a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. It has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 55.12% and ROA of 15.64% are outperforming 92% of other companies in the Global Beverages - Wineries and Distilleries industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.79.

With 0.72% of outstanding shares, Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has a market cap of $5.98 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 17.9% over the past 12 months.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced at $103.26 per share. The stock price is currently 36.50% above its 52-week low and 1.69% below its 52-week high.

The company provides high-quality child care and early education services. It has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 20.61% and ROA of 6.24% are outperforming 67% of other companies in the Global Personal Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.71.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.98% of outstanding shares, followed by Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88%, Simons with 0.6% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

With a market cap of $90.98 billion, Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 24.3% over the past 12 months.

Its shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 5.20. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 10% margin of safety at $260.9 per share. The stock price is currently 50.36% above its 52-week low and 8.20% below its 52-week high.

It serves over 0.8 million advertisers through its website. It has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 23.48% and ROA of 9.84% are outperforming 72% of other companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.18 is below the industry median of 7.46.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 2% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.07%, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.03% and David Herro (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62%.

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

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