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Tiziano Frateschi
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Gurus Are Buying These 5 Credit Services Companies

American Express tops the list

August 08, 2018 | About:

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following stocks in the credit services industry are popular among guru investors.

Thirty gurus are invested in American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP). The credit card provider has a market cap of $88.04 billion. Its revenue of $24 billion has grown 1.6% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26.49. The current price of $102.25 is 1.99% below its 52-week high and 21.67% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 170%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 17.65% of outstanding shares, followed by the Dodge & Cox with 3.05% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.72%.

Fourteen gurus have positions in Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS). The credit services company, which provides marketing, loyalty and credit solutions, has a market cap of $12.74 billion. Its revenue of $7.7 billion has increased 19% over the past decade.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.42. The current price of $230 is 17.37% below its 52-week high and 19.77% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 251%.

Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio)'s ValueAct is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 10.61% of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.29% and Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.11%.

Twenty gurus are invested in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). The marketer of financial products and services has a market cap of $46.65 billion. Its revenue of $26 billion has increased 4% over the past decade.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.46. The current price of $97.32 is 8.63% below its 52-week high and 26.41% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 125%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 9.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.79% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.14%.

Eighteen gurus have positions in PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL). The company, which provides digital and mobile payment solutions, has a market cap of $102.23 billion. Its revenue of $13 billion has declined 18.10% per annum over the last five years.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 51.42. The current price of $86.3 is 6.56% below its 52-week high and 49.86% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a 135% gain.

Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.9% of outstanding shares, followed by Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

Twenty gurus are invested in Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF). The financial services company has a market cap of $22.31 billion. Its revenue of $12.3 billion has grown 1.6% over a five-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 28.36. The current price of $30 is 0.99% below its 52-week high and 6.25% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 31%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Buffett with 2.81% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.24%.

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

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