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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Companies With High Business Predictability Ratings

Roper Technologies, Ross Stores

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.

Roper Technologies Inc.

Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP) provides industrial pumps and related spare tools. It has a market cap of $28.49 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of five stars.

The stock has risen 7.3% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.92. The price has been as high as $292.97 and as low as $226.81 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 5.73% below its 52-week high and 21.77% above its 52-week low. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 53% at $276.72.

Among the gurus invested in Roper Technologies, the largest shareholder is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Ross Stores Inc.

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) sells name-brand and designer apparel, accessories and footwear. It has a market cap of $32.5 billion. The company has a 4.5 business predictability rating.

The stock has risen 6.2% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 22.49. The price has been as high as $87.22 and as low as $52.85 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.03% below its 52-week high and 63.33% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 21% margin of safety at $84.76.

With 3.43% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.23% and David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%.

Boston Beer Co. Inc. Class A

Boston Beer Co. Inc. Class A (SAM) sells low-alcohol beverages in the U.S. It has a market cap of $3.56 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

The stock has risen 60.1% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 35.79. The price has been as high as $307 and as low as $128.75 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.42% below its 52-week high and 135.07% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 26% at $306.00.

Among the gurus invested in the company, the largest shareholder is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.67% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.45% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

SAP SE ADR

SAP SE ADR (SAP) provides solutions for database management and business intelligence. It has a market cap of $138.38 billion. The company has a 3.5 business predictability rating.

The stock has risen 6.4% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 28.44. The price has been as high as $121.94 and as low as $99.20 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.95% below its 52-week high and 18.07% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 108% at $117.82.

With 0.59% of outstanding shares, Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons with 0.04% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

SJW Group

SJW Group (SJW) is a water utility services holding company with a market cap of $1.39 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of five out of five stars.

The stock has risen 6.3% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 24.66. The price has been as high as $69.29 and as low as $47.56 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 2.89% below its 52-week high and 41.47% above its 52-week low. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 51% at $67.29.

Among the gurus invested in the company, the largest shareholder is Simons with 2.38% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.7%, Gabelli with 0.71% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Stryker Corp.

Stryker Corp. (SYK) manufactures and markets medical equipment and implantable devices. It has a market cap of $64.69 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of five out of five stars.

The stock has risen 12.6% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 64.82. The price has been as high as $179.84 and as low as $137.70 the past 52 weeks. It is currently 3.74% below its 52-week high and 25.72% above its 52-week low. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 506% at $173.42.

With 0.44% of outstanding shares, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%, Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1% and David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

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

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