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The stock of A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS, 30-year Financials) is believed to be significantly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line,

0 Views    GF Value    2021-05-07 13:12
Medical Properties Trust makes the list

According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of April 21, the following companies have a high margin of safety and have grown their margins over a 10-year period.

Medical Properties Trust

Medical Properties Trust Inc.'s (MPW) net margin and operating margin have grown by 40.56% and 70.79% per annum, respectively, over the past 10 years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 35.99% margin of safety at $21.83 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 26.96. The share price has been as high as $22.75 and as low as $15.25 in the last 52

85 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2021-04-21 15:33
DaVita makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, as of April 9, the following guru-held companies have positive future earnings estimates from Morningstar analysts.

Amdocs

Shares of Amdocs Ltd. (DOX) were trading around $73.60 on Friday.

The software and services provider has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have risen 7.80% over the past three years.

Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 10%. The return on equity of 18.65 and return on assets of 10.95% are outperforming 81% of companies in the software industry.

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87 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2021-04-09 19:06

The stock of A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS, 30-year Financials) appears to be significantly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its

0 Views    GF Value    2021-04-05 06:12
Firm founded by Jeff Ubben releases portfolio

ValueAct Holdings LP (Trades, Portfolio), the firm founded in 2000 by Jeff Ubben, disclosed last month that its top five trades during the fourth quarter of 2020 included a new position in Fiserv Inc. (FISV), the closure of its holding in A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) and reductions in KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR), Morgan Stanley (MS) and Seagate Technology PLC (STX).

The San Francisco-based firm seeks long-term capital appreciation by acquiring stakes in fundamentally undervalued companies and pushes for changes to maximize shareholder return. Ubben left ValueAct in June 2020 to pursue social investing,

1008 Views    James Li    2021-03-01 22:34
Pentair makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the stocks of the following guru-owned tech companies have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months through Sept. 18.

A.O. Smith

A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) has a market cap of $8.64 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.58% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio 29.95. As of Monday, the share price was 58.33% above the 52-week low and 1.71% below the 52-week high.

The company, which manufactures residential and commercial gas, gas tankless and electric water heaters, has a

48 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-10-06 16:37
Activist firm releases portfolio. Top buys include auto part manufacturer and British oil company

ValueAct Holdings, the activist firm founded by Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio), disclosed last week that its top five trades during the first quarter included selling all shares of FedEx Corp. (FDX), boosting its position in LKQ Corp. (LKQ) and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE), and new positions in A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) and BP PLC (BP).

Ubben earned an MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to founding ValueAct, he managed Blum Capital Partners for over five years.

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The San Francisco-based firm acquires stakes

428 Views    James Li    2020-05-19 21:29
These companies have solid financials

To increase your chances of finding high-quality companies, you can do one thing: follow Benjamin Graham's recommendations. The father of value investing recommended investors look for stocks with a current ratio of more than two and a higher working capital than long-term debt. These stocks will most likely outperform their competitors.

The current ratio indicates whether the resources with which the balance sheet supports activities allow the company to pay off its short-term creditors. The ratio is a quotient where total current assets are the numerator and total current liabilities are the denominator.

When the difference between total current assets

161 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-01-26 22:44
These companies have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years

Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. When searching for companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years, only 70 out of over 800 companies covered met this requirement.Â

Defensive Investors are defined as investors who need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk.

The elite

The following companies have been rated as undervalued and suitable for either

470 Views    Benjamin Clark    2019-02-04 20:26
AO Smith Corp exhibits good value despite ongoing geopolitical tensions

Small-cap stocks have recently entered a bear market. Small-cap companies are down as a group brought due assumptions of higher valuations, leveraged balance sheets and less immunity to global trade concerns than large caps.

A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS), in particular, looks like it has suffered more than what it should have.

The company was founded in 1874 as a baby carriage and bicycle parts manufacturer and is now the largest manufacturer and marketer of water heaters in North America. As of early this year, A.O. Smith was named the primary supplier of water

37 Views    Mark Yu    2018-12-21 15:57
Top buys include Qualcomm, Netflix and Apple

Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager of Point72 Asset Management, disclosed this week his top five buys for the third quarter were Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Apple Inc. (AAPL), PVH Corp. (PVH) and A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS).

Cohen’s firm seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation using long, short, macro and systematic strategies. The portfolio’s largest three sectors in terms of weight are consumer cyclical, health care and technology.

Qualcomm

Cohen invested in 4,969,126 shares of Qualcomm for an average price of $65.69 per share. The guru increased his portfolio 1.48% with this

376 Views    James Li    2018-11-21 20:58
Most interesting companies paying yield this week

According to GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following are the largest companies that are going to pay their next dividend yield in the coming week:

A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS)

On Oct. 30, the company, which manufacturers water heaters and boilers, is going to pay its next dividend yield. It has a market cap of $8.12 billion and an enterprise value of $7.71 billion. It has a trailing dividend yield of 1.40% and a forward dividend yield of 1.85% with a payout ratio of 34%. Its yield has a five-year growth rate of 26%, and it has a record of 26

27 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-10-22 15:46
Firm's largest sales of the 1st quarter

The Los Angeles-based institutional money management firm, FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio), sold shares in the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The guru sold 25.43% of its Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) stake, impacting the portfolio by -2.14%.

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The independent energy company has a market cap of $15.33 billion and an enterprise value of $22.14 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of -11.74% and return assets (ROA) of -5.24% are underperforming 64% of companies in the Global

41 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-04-11 15:37
Multiple companies have managed to all achieve yearly highs as of late

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Harris Corp. (HRS) reached the 52-Week High of $145.89

Harris Corp. develops, manufactures and sells technology-based solutions that serve government and commercial customers' mission-critical challenges. It is a provider of electronic systems with applications in defense, civil government and commercial applications. The U.S. government and its contractors are the firm's largest customers. Its products include communications systems, serving defense and public safety networks; space and intelligence systems, providing Earth observation, environmental and geospatial solutions; and critical networks, for use in

54 Views    yifan900    2018-01-23 15:37
Companies who have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years

Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. We will look at companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.

For all 900 companies covered by ModernGraham, I track the number of years a company has grown its dividend, and provide that information in my individual company valuations.

Out of the 900 companies, only 70 have grown dividends annually for at least the last 20 years. Here is an overview of those companies:

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The following companies have been rated as undervalued and suitable for either

453 Views    Benjamin Clark    2017-08-22 16:22
These stocks are outperforming the Standard & Poor's 500

According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.

Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) with a market cap of $10.05 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 97.2% in the last year.

The company with its subsidiaries is a supplier of cloud networking solutions that use software innovations to address the needs of large-scale internet companies, cloud service providers and next-generation enterprise.

Its shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio

357 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-05-09 18:47
Companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least 20 years

Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. We will look at companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.

For all 835 companies covered by ModernGraham, I track the number of years a company has grown its dividend and provide that information in my individual company valuations.

Out of the 835 companies, only 67 have grown dividends annually for at least the last 20 years. Here is an overview of those companies:

The Elite

The following companies have been rated as undervalued and suitable for either

288 Views    Benjamin Clark    2017-03-22 14:34
Companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least 20 years

Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. We will look at companiesthat have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.

For all 737 companies covered by ModernGraham, I track the number of years a company has grown its dividend and provide that information in my individual company valuations.

Out of the 737 companies, only 66 have grown dividends annually for at least the last 20 years. Here is an overview of those companies:

The Elite

The following companies have been rated as undervalued and are suitable for either

200 Views    Benjamin Clark    2017-02-21 19:38
Guru stock highlight

Headquartered in Milwaukee, where it was founded over 140 years ago, A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, and water treatment products. The company derives about 60% of its sales from water heaters in North America. This is an attractive market, with only three major players that have demonstrated a history of rational pricing policies. A.O. Smith is the largest participant with more than a 40% share in residential heaters and a 55% share in commercial heaters. Few homeowners or businesses consider hot water to be a discretionary item; generally a

113 Views    Holly LaFon    2017-01-30 20:07
A look at companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 2 decades

Dividend growth investing is a popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. This is a look at companies that have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.

For all 643 companies covered by ModernGraham, I track the number of years a company has grown its dividend and provide that information in my individual company valuations.

Dividend Growth StocksOut of the 643 companies, only 63 have grown dividends annually for at least the last 20 years. Here is an overview of those companies:

The Elite

The following companies have been rated

267 Views    Benjamin Clark    2017-01-25 15:57

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