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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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These 3 Stocks Are Strong Performers

Charter Communications tops the list

September 02, 2019 | About:

The following stocks have performed very well over the past three months, year and five years.

Further, the following securities have received a recommendation rating of overweight by sell-side analysts in Wall Street increasing the likelihood they will continue to reward their shareholders with positive margins within 52 weeks.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) has grown 8.5% over the past three months, 43.7% so far this year, 32% over the last 52 weeks and 134% over the past five years through Aug. 30. The company doesn’t pay a dividend.

The Stamford, Connecticut-based pay-TV company was trading around $409.59 per share at close on Friday for a market capitalization of $90.72 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 69.42, a price-sales ratio of 2.10 and a price-book ratio of 2.62, suggesting, together with the Peter Lynch chart, that the stock is expensive.

GuruFocus assigned a low rating of 3.6 out of 10 for the financial strength and a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $426.74.

Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has climbed 7.1% over the past three months, 38% year to date, 29.3% over the last 52 weeks and 54.5% over the past five years through Aug. 30. The company pays dividends. On Oct. 14, Mondelez will pay 28.5 cents cash quarterly dividend per common share, up 9.62% from the previous one paid on July 12, which generates a 2.06% forward dividend yield versus the industry median of 2.3% as of Aug. 30. The record date is on Sept. 30 and the ex-dividend date is scheduled for Sept. 27.

The East Hanover, New Jersey-based global snack food and beverage products manufacturer and marketer closed at $55.22 on Friday for a market capitalization of $79.64 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 21.65, a price-sales ratio of 3.16 and a price-book ratio of 3.07, indicating, together with below Peter Lynch chart, that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 5.1 out of 10 for the financial strength and of 6 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $61.53.

Chubb Ltd. (NYSE:CB) has gained 5.7% over the past three months, 21% year to date, 15.6% over the last 52 weeks and 46.6% over the past five years through Aug. 30. Currently, the company distributes dividends. Chubb will distribute a 75 cents cash quarterly dividend per common share on Oct. 11 to shareholders of record Sept. 20. The ex-dividend date is Sept. 19. The payment is in line with the previous one which was made on July 12. The distribution produces a forward dividend yield of 1.92% compared to the industry median of 2.96% as of Aug. 30.

Chubb Ltd. is a Swiss insurer and reinsurer which provides its products globally. Shares of the company closed at $156.28 on Friday for a market capitalization of $71.22 billion. It has a price-earnings ratio of 19.18, a price-sales ratio of 2.21 and a price-book ratio of 1.33. These ratios and below chart of Peter Lynch suggest that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 for the financial strength and a low rating of 3 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $159.29.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

About the author:

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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