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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Bargain Stocks Growing Earnings

Ryanair makes the list

January 15, 2019 | About:

Companies that are growing their earnings are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period.

The earnings per share of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LH) have grown 11% annually over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 24% margin of safety at $132 per share. The price-earnings ratio 9.38. The share price has been as high as $190.35 and as low as $119.38 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 30.7% below its 52-week high and 10.50% above its 52-week low.

The health care diagnostics company, has a market cap $13.31 billion and an enterprise value of $18.88 billion.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.25% of outstanding shares, followed by the John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.0%, Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.62% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61%.

Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR's (MMP) earnings per share have grown 13% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 61% margin of safety at $61 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 11.22. The share price has been as high as $75.82 and as low as $54.25 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 18.62% below its 52-week high and 13.73% above its 52-week low.

The company which operates in the transportation, storage and distribution of refined petroleum products, has a market cap of $14 billion and an enterprise value of $18.13 billion.

With 0.1% of outstanding shares, Simons’ firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by T Boone Pickens (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

The earnings per share of WPP PLC ADR (WPP) have grown 17% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 71% margin of safety at $57 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 5.90. The share price has been as high as $103.53 and as low as $50.31 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 45.10% below its 52-week high and 12.98% above its 52-week low.

The advertising agency, has a market cap of $14.15 billion and an enterprise value of $20.63 billion.

With 0.33% of outstanding shares, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.13%, Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Magna International Inc.’s (MGA) earnings per share have grown 21% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the Class A shares are overpriced by 31% at $50.24. The price-earnings ratio is 7.57. The share price has been as high as $67.47 and as low as $42.88 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 25.54% below its 52-week high and 17.16% above its 52-week low.

The provider of auto parts, has a market cap of $16.49 billion and an enterprise value of $20.55 billion.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.55% of outstanding shares, followed by the Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

The earnings per share of Grifols SA ADR (GRFS) have grown 20% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 36% margin of safety at $19 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 23.67. The share price has been as high as $25.18 and as low as $17.42 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 24.74% below its 52-week high and 8.78% above its 52-week low.

The pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $16.96 billion and an enterprise value of $23.01 billion.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Simons’ firm with 0.08% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors with 0.01%.

The Cerner Corp. (CERN)'s earnings per share have grown 17% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 18% at $54 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 21.55. The share price has been as high as $73.16 and as low as $48.78 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 26.35% below its 52-week high and 10.46% above its 52-week low.

The company which operates in the Global Health Information Services industry, has a market cap of $17.75 billion and an enterprise value of $17.38 billion.

With 3.45% of outstanding shares, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.23%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s Point72 Asset Management with 0.08% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gotham Asset Management with 0.03%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

About the author:

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

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