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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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Consider These 2 High-Performing Stocks

MetLife, Fly Leasing are expected to outperform

May 06, 2019 | About:

The following stocks have had positive performances over the past week, month, year and three years.

The following securities received an overweight recommendation rating in Wall Street, suggesting they will continue to outperform the S&P 500 over the next 52 weeks.

Further, these companies have a price-book ratio of less than 1, a price-sales ratio below 1.5 and a price-earnings ratio under 15, increasing the odds they are trading at a discount to their intrinsic value.

MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET) has climbed 5% over the last week, 6.5% over the past month, 17% so far this year, 2.2% over the last 52 weeks and 11.6% over the past three years through May 3.

The New York-based life insurance company was trading around $48 per share on Friday for a market capitalization of $45.69 billion. The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 9.31 versus the industry median of 13.25, a price-book ratio of 0.78 versus an industry median of 1.18 and a price-sales ratio of 0.71 compared to the industry median of 0.82.

MetLife has paid dividends since 2000. On June 13, the company will pay a quarterly dividend of 44 cents per common share, up 4.8% from the previous distribution, to shareholders of record as of May 7. The ex-dividend date is scheduled for May 6. The forward dividend yield is 3.67% versus an industry median of 3.5%.

The Peter Lynch chart suggests the stock is fairly priced.

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Wall Street issued an average target price of $51.44 per share of MetLife,  up 7.2% from the closing price on Friday.

GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10.

Fly Leasing Ltd. (NYSE:FLY) has gained 2.1% over the last week, 2.1% over the past month, 41% year to date, 11.2% over the last 52 weeks and 21.7% over the past three years through May 3.

The stock was trading around $14.87 per share on Friday for a market capitalization of $487.51 million. The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 5.28 versus an industry median of 17.07, a price-book ratio of 0.7 versus an industry median of 1.78 and a price-sales ratio of 1.10 versus an industry median of 1.24.

The Irish company purchases and leases commercial aircraft to several airlines internationally. After paying dividends for eight years, the company stopped doing so in 2016.

The Peter Lynch chart suggests the stock is cheap.

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Wall Street issued an average target price of $16.83 per share of Fly Leasing, reflecting 13.2% upside from the closing price on Friday.

GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned in this article.

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Alberto Abaterusso
If somebody asks what being a value investor means, Alberto Abaterusso would answer, “The value investor is not just the possessor of the security that represents the company, but he is the owner of that company. As an owner of the company the value investor is actively involved in the dynamics of that company and his first concern is how to have sales progressively growing. Also, the value investor is probably one of the most demanding persons in the world concerning sales.”

Abaterusso is a freelance writer based in The Netherlands. He primarily writes about gold, silver and precious metals mining stocks. His articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. Alberto holds an MBA from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro.

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