The following stocks have had positive performances over the past several years.
They also have moderate to high GuruFocus ratings for financial strength and a very high rating for profitability and growth, increasing the likelihood they will continue to perform well in the coming weeks as the market usually welcomes companies with solid balance sheets.
The Italian luxury performance sports car manufacturer was trading around $168.7 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $41.04 billion.
The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 34.80 versus an industry median of 13.76 and a price-sales ratio of 8.05 versus an industry median of 0.6. The price-book ratio is 19.16 compared to the industry median of 1.17. These ratios, along with the Peter Lynch chart, indicate the stock is not cheap.
GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 6.2 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10.
On April 18, the company paid a quarterly dividend of 56.5 cents per share to its shareholders. Based on Thursday’s closing price of $28.13, the distribution generates a forward dividend yield of 2.03% versus the industry median of 2.15% and the S&P 500 Index's yield of 1.87%.
The market capitalization of the French global content media and communication company was $34.15 billion at close on Thursday.
The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 68.11 versus the industry median of 16.34, a price-sales ratio of 12.07 versus the industry median of 1.45 and a price-book ratio of 1.85 compared to the industry median of 1.44.
GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 6.5 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10.
The company doesn’t pay a dividend.
Shares of the Springfield, Missouri-based retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, equipment and accessories closed at $403.19 on Thursday for a market capitalization of $31.56 billion.
The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 24.36 versus the industry median of 17.77, a price-book ratio of 85.86 compared to the industry median of 1.31 and a price-sales ratio of 3.38 versus the industry median of 0.56. These ratios, along with the Peter Lynch chart, suggest the stock is not trading at its cheapest.
GuruFocus assigned a rating of 5.3 out of 10 for the company's financial strength and a 9 out of 10 rating for its profitability and growth.
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