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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Beating the Market

Atmos Energy tops the list

January 02, 2019 | 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 third quarter.

Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE:ATO) has a market cap of $10.84 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 16.9% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.96. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 20% at $90 per share. As of Monday, the share price is 20% above its 52-week low and 9% below its 52-week high.

The natural gas distributor has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.26% and return on assets of 5.31% are outperforming 73% of companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.40 is above the industry median of 0.37.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.18%.

With a market cap of $5.91 billion, AptarGroup Inc. (NYSE:ATR) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 17.2% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 28.84. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 161% at $90.8 per share. The share price is currently 15.63% above its 52-week low and 18.24% below its 52- week high.

The company, which provides packaging solutions, has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.02% and return on assets of 6.18% are outperforming 76% of companies in the Global Packaging and Containers industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.22 is below the industry median of 0.57.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.33% and Pioneer Investments with 0.08%.

Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) has a market cap of $5.17 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 31% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 275.39. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 2,224% at $12.60 per share. The share price is currently 77.39% above its 52-week low and 2.79% below its 52-week high.

The gold mining company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 1.86% and return on assets of 0.70% are outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Gold industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 69.61.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.58% of outstanding shares, followed by Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.09%, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and Pioneer Investments with 0.19%.

With a market cap of $24.06 billion, AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 7.5% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 28.27. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 12% at $169 per share. The share price is currently 12.02% above its 52-week low and 11.31% below its 52-week high.

The real estate investment trust has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 7.95% and return on assets of 4.46% are outperforming 55% of companies in the Global REIT - Residential industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.06.

Simons’ firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.12% of outstanding shares, followed by the Pioneer Investments with 0.21% and Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has a market cap of $16.39 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 7.8% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 36.02. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 235% at $88.80 per share. The share price is currently 17.37% above its 52-week low and 9.55% below its 52-week high.

The provider of water and wastewater services has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 8.12% and return on assets of 2.27% are underperforming 62% of companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Water industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.23.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Simons’ firm with 0.4% of outstanding shares.

With a market cap of $94.41 billion, AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 20.1% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 41.18. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 271% at $37.80 per share. The share price is currently 16.18% above its 52-week low and 9.08% below its 52-week high.

The company, which develops pharmaceutical products, has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 18.31% and return on assets of 3.86% are outperforming 57% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 2.03.

With 2.19% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 2.02%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.53% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%.

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

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