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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Beating Mr. Market

Adobe, Autodesk on the list

December 04, 2018 | About:

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.

Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) has a market cap of $14.98 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 65.8% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 80.55. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 88% at $332 per share. The stock price is currently 78.17% above its 52-week low and 27.64% below its 52-week high.

The medical device company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 27.66% and return on assets of 24.42% are outperforming 87% of companies in the Global Medical Devices industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10 with no debt.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.49% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 3.82%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.98% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

With a market cap of $106 billion, Accenture PLC Class A (ACN) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 8.0% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 25.95. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 169% at $165 per share. The stock price is currently 13.28% above its 52-week low and 6.33% below its 52- week high.

The professional services company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 42.38% and return on asset of 17.42% is outperforming 91% of companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 202.48 is above the industry median of 4.27.

Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.32% of outstanding shares, followed by Smead Capital Management, Inc. (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%, MS Global Franchise Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Adobe Inc. (ADBE) has a market cap of $121.59 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 33.3% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 51.84. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 384% at $251 per share. The stock price is currently 51.43% above its 52-week low and 9.63% below its 52-week high.

The provider of software services for the creation of unique content, has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.18% and return on assets of 16.32% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.64 is below the industry median of 4.27.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.11%, Sands with 0.86% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.76%.

With a market cap of $25.8 billion, Archer-Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 13.8% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.65. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 7% at $46 per share. The stock price is currently 17.37% above its 52-week low and 11.61% below its 52-week high.

The processor of agricultural commodities has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.37% and return on assets of 5.75% are outperforming 58% of companies in the Global Farm Products industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.50.

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.46% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and Greenblatt with 0.16%.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) has a market cap of $63.84 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 26.1% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 37.70. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 252% at $147.42 per share. The stock price is currently 36.99% above its 52-week low and 3.97% below its 52-week high.

The provider of business solutions has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 43.01% and return on assets of 4.34% are outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Business Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.74 is below the industry median of 0.97.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.92% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.76% and Simons’ firm with 0.24%.

With a market cap of $31.82 billion, Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 26.7% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 45.45. The stock price is currently 42.29% above its 52-week low and 9.65% below its 52-week high.

The developer of software products has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on assets of -8.06% is underperforming 80% of companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.68 is below the industry median of 4.27.

With 1.06% of outstanding shares, Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, Simons’ firm with 0.31%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

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

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