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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Companies With High Business Predictability Ratings

Microsoft, Neogen on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns over the past six months. At least five gurus are shareholders of these companies.

Microsemi Corp.

Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) designs and manufacturers semiconductor solutions. It has a market cap of $8.10 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 3.5 out of five stars.

The stock has risen 33.1% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 46.13. The price has been as low as $46.08 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 49.24% above its 52-week low. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 331% at $68.74.

Of the gurus invested in Microsemi, the largest shareholder is George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), which develops, licenses and supports software products and services, has a market cap of $761.25 billion. The company has a 3.5-star business predictability rating.

The stock has risen 16.8% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 67.39. The price has been as high as $102.69 and as low as $68.02 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 4.19% below its 52-week high and 44.65% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 530% at $98.39.

With 0.55% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% and Dodge & Cox with 0.5%.

Neogen Corp.

With a market cap of $4.22 billion, Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) develops, manufactures and markets food and animal safety products. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 stars.

The stock has risen 31.6% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 71.82. The price has been as high as $84.46 and as low as $47.67 over the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.90% below its 52-week high and 70.27% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 278% at $81.17.

Among the gurus invested in Neogen, the largest shareholder is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 0.32%.

Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc.

Old Dominion (NASDAQ:ODFL) provides regional, inter-regional and national less-than-truckload services and value-added logistics services. It has a market cap of $12.56 billion. The company has a perfect business predictability rating of five stars.

The stock has risen 16.7% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 24.91. The price has been as high as $164.10 and as low as $92.14 over the past 52 weeks. It is currently 6.59% below its 52-week high and 66.36% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 12% margin of safety at $153.28.

With 0.65% of outstanding shares, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.25% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2%.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc.

O'Reilly (NASDAQ:ORLY), which sells aftermarket automotive parts, tools and accessories, has a market cap of $23.02 billion and a GuruFocus business predictability rating of a perfect five stars.

The stock has risen 16.8% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 20.84. The price has been as high as $290.35 and as low as $169.43 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.45% below its 52-week high and 65.45% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 27% margin of safety at $280.32.

Of the gurus invested in the company, Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) has the largest position with 2.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 1.5% and David Abrams (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.08%.

Rollins Inc.

With a market cap of $11.38 billion, Rollins (NYSE:ROL) provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers in North America.GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of five stars.

The stock has risen 12.7% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 60.63. The price has been as high as $54.25 and as low as $39.90 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.89% below its 52-week high and 30.68% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 273% at $52.14.

With 1.1% of outstanding shares, Gabelli is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons with 0.58%, Baron with 0.33% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

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

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