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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Health Care Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

15 gurus hold shares of Quest Diagnostics

September 26, 2018 | About:

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following health care stocks are popular among guru investors.

Fifteen gurus are invested in Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX). The provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, has a market cap of $14.72 billion. Its revenue of $7.67 billion has increased 4.70% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 2.81. As of Wednesday, the price of $107.69 is 7.60% below its 52-week high and 19.47% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 115%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and the Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Seven gurus have positions in Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (CRL). The provider of drug discovery and development services has a market cap of $6.34 billion and its revenue of $2.02 billion has grown 7.90% over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 5.34. The current price of $131.95 is 2.82% below its 52-week high and 33.14% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 133%.

Simons is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 3.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Rogers with 2.74%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.76%.

Five gurus are invested in T2 Biosystems Inc. (TTOO). The supplier of rapid in vitro diagnostic tests has a market cap of $319 million. Its revenue of $9.01 million has increased 46.90% over the past decade.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 9.95. The current price of $7.3 is 27.05% below its 52-week high and 102.22% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a loss of 49%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is the Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.3% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 1.88%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77% and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%.

Seven gurus have positions in Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS). The company, which focuses on the early detection of some types of cancer, has a market cap of $9.67 billion. Its revenue of $353.17 million has increased 127% changed over the past five years.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 12.97. The price of $78.86 is 2% below its 52-week high and 110% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a 8,788% gain.

With 2.92% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Ten gurus are invested in IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (IDXX). The company, which supplies services for companion animal veterinary, has a $20.97 billion market cap. Its revenue of $2.11 billion has increased 11.80% over the past decade.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 70.73. The price of $242 is 5.27% below its 52-week high and 66.14% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 737%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.04% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 2.51%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) 0.14%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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