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Companies have strong business predictability and are trading at historical low valuations

According to the Historical Low Price-Book Screener, a GuruFocus Premium value screen, four stocks trading near historical low price-book ratios are J2 Global Inc. (JCOM), JM Smucker Co. (SJM), Discovery Inc. (DISCK)(DISCA) and CVS Health Corp. (CVS).

Dow caps week with a bang on coronavirus treatment hopes

On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,075.30, up 369.21 points from Thursday’s close of 25,706.09 and 247.96 points from the July 2 close of 25,827.36.

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Stocks closed higher for the week on the heels of Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) reporting that its

1363 Views    James Li    2020-07-10 22:04
The combination of a high yield and low valuation make the pharmacy retailer a buy

Just over a week ago, I highlighted several stocks I thought looked attractive based on their valuations and dividend yields relative to their historical averages.

Of these names, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) was trading the furthest below its 10-year average valuation. The stock also offers a 4%+ dividend yield at the moment, which is nearly double the stock’s average yield since 2010. A year-to-date share price decline of 28% has aided in realizing these figures.

Given the valuation and yield, I believe Walgreens to be far too cheap and find the stock is strong buy today.

Quarterly highlights

1136 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-06-18 14:15
Dow Jones gains 2.04%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,289.98 on Tuesday with a gain of 526.82 points or 2.04%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,124.74 for a gain of 58.15 points or 1.90%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,895.87 for a gain of 169.84 points or 1.75%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 33.67 for a loss of 0.73 points or -2.12%.

Tuesday’s market movers

U.S. indexes closed higher Tuesday, for a three-day rally. Gains were supported by the May retail sales report, which increased 18%. The increase helped economic reopening optimism as states reopen gradually.

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153 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-16 22:00
Stocks with strong and consistent earnings growth to weather coronavirus uncertainty

In light of high market uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak, five stocks with high business predictability and trading near historical low price-sales ratios are FirstCash Inc. (FCFS), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), J2 Global Inc. (JCOM) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) according to the Historical Low Price-Sales Screener, a GuruFocus Premium value screener.

Fed support for credit markets rescues Dow from deep early lows

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,763.16, up 157.62 points from Friday’s close of 25,605.54. Stocks erased early losses on the Federal Reserve’s announcement

986 Views    James Li    2020-06-15 21:15
Their businesses are highly profitable and based on solid financials

Investors may want to have a look at the following stocks, as they have low price-sales ratios, high profitability and robust balance sheets.

Walmart Inc

The first company to have a look at is Walmart Inc (WMT), a Bentonville, Arkansas-based global discount stores giant.

The stock traded at a price of $121.56 per share at close on June 5 for a price-sales ratio of 0.64, which is higher than the industry median of 0.37.

Walmart has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 7 out of 10, driven by a return on equity of 20.82% (versus the industry median of 6.43%)

160 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-06-07 16:27
Use of telehealth as alternative to face-to-face visits largely being driven by coronavirus pandemic

Investors currently have only one pure option to capitalize on the explosive growth in telemedicine – Teladoc Health Inc. (TDOC). But the stock has become expensive. Shares of the Purchase, New York-based company have more than tripled to nearly $170 over the past year as the company’s price-sales ratio has soared to a lofty 24.

Yet when you look at the rapid expansion of telemedicine in the past few months and longer-term forecasts for the business, buying into the industry leader might still make sense.

Consumers and providers have turned to telehealth during the Covid-19 epidemic as both parties sought

172 Views    Barry Cohen    2020-06-02 21:33
Amazon, Target and Apple among those affected

Several retail giants have announced temporary closures and adjusted hours of their stores during the ongoing protests.

Apple (AAPL), Target (TGT) and Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon (AMZN), have decided to temporarily close certain locations and adjust their operating hours to help workers comply with curfews that have been placed in certain cities. Stores in locations where looting has become prominent alongside the peaceful protests have already seen damage in several cities.

The retail locations that are now closing once again had only recently opened as restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to lift.

Target

Retail giant

109 Views    Graham Griffin    2020-06-02 19:49
Firm's largest sales of the 1st quarter

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gotham Asset Management sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.

Bristol-Myers

The firm cut its position in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) by 72.51%. The trade had an impact of -0.83% on the portfolio.

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The developer of drugs has a market cap of $136.49 billion and an enterprise value of $165.76 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.17% and return on assets of 1.17% are outperforming 51% of

77 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-05-27 13:45
Insiders load up on CVS Health, Aon, ConocoPhillips and General Motors

The largest insider buys this week were for CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Aon PLC (AON), ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) and General Motors Co. (GM).

CVS Health executive vice president and president of CVS Caremark bought 5,000 shares

Executive Vice President and President of CVS Caremark Alan Lotvin bought 5,000 shares on May 11 for an average price of $63.14. The stock has increased by 0.08% since then.

CVS Health is an American retail pharmacy and health care company that grew from the parent company Mark Steven Inc. The business began as a chain of health and beauty aid stores, but within

216 Views    Shuda Xia    2020-05-16 18:49
After a strong quarter, the company reaffirmed guidance

In early March, I thought that CVS Health Corp. (CVS) might be a good place to avoid negative impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. The company’s leadership position in pharmacy prescriptions helps insulate it from the economic fallout of the country shutting down. While shares are down approximately 1.4% since my previous article on the topic, the company’s first quarter earnings report reaffirms my belief that CVS Health will continue to perform well in the future.

First-quarter highlights

CVS Health reported its first-quarter earnings on May 6. Revenue grew 8.3% to $66.8 billion, which was $2.6 billion

383 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-05-08 14:42
Fund's largest sales of the 1st quarter

The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.

CVS Health

The fund exited its CVS Health Corp. (CVS) stake. The portfolio was impacted by -1.82%.

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The health care services provider has a market cap of $77.59 billion and an enterprise value of $158.84 billion

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.85% and return on assets of 3.08% are underperforming 78% of companies in the health care plans industry. Its financial

224 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-05-05 19:50
Fund sells CVS, invests in a new IPO

The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) recently released its portfolio updates for the first quarter of 2020, which ended on March 31.

Founded in 1984, the fund has been investing globally in health care-related stocks with the aim of long-term capital appreciation for over 30 years. Portfolio manager Jean Hynes, who has been advising the fund since 2008, chooses stocks based primarily on balance sheet strength, good management teams and product pipelines that show high potential for consistent profitability and growth.

At the end of the quarter, the fund consisted of holdings in 89 stocks valued

387 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-05-01 19:55
A look at well-moated guru holdings trading at low price-earnings ratios

With the S&P 500 down approximately 12% year to date as of April 20 and another drop potentially in the cards as companies release their first-quarter earnings, many value investors are looking to limit losses and identify bargain opportunities.

However, when volatility is high, speculators are more likely to get burned. During times when the economy is in turmoil, investors looking to allocate capital may want to follow the advice of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), one of the most successful and famous value investors of all time. Buffett famously said, "Our favorite holding period is forever," referring

4565 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-04-20 22:31
The Fund's largest sales of 1st quarter

Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)’s Parnassus Fund sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.

Alliance Data Systems

The firm exited its Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS) holding. The portfolio was impacted by -3.22%.

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The credit group has a market cap of $1.60 billion and an enterprise value of $8.17 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 13.36% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 0.96% is underperforming 62% of companies in

157 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-04-15 16:40
CVS, Nordstrom and AMC may present value opportunities as markets decline

The price-book ratio, which is the ratio of a company’s market cap to its net assets, is one measure that investors can use to determine whether or not a stock is fairly valued. In theory, it is what shareholders would receive if the company went bankrupt and its assets were liquidated, though in practice, factors such as intellectual property and lack of buyers for certain assets cannot be factored in.

However, unlike the price-earnings ratio, the price-book value is calculated even during periods when a company experiences a net loss. Thus, companies trading at their historical low price-book ratios can

1772 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-03-27 22:20
Stocks to consider as stimulus bill fails and CVS accelerates labor demand

As investors continue grappling with coronavirus fears, three medical companies with high financial strength and trading below Peter Lynch’s valuation line of 15 times earnings are Bio-Rad Industries Inc. (BIO)(BIO.B), Global Cord Blood Corp. (CO) and Fonar Corp. (FONR) according to All-in-One Screener results, a GuruFocus Premium feature.

Dow continues losses as Senate stimulus bill fails, CVS announces hiring spree

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,576.04, down 597.94 points or 3.12% from last Friday’s close of 19,173.98. The 30-stock index closed below 19,000 for the first time since around Nov. 20, 2016, and

545 Views    James Li    2020-03-23 21:16
Companies in these industries have seen less bearish sentiment compared to the broader US market

On Feb. 19, the S&P 500 index closed at 3,386.15. Since then, fears of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) have gripped markets, and the beginnings of a global oil price war have made matters worse. As of midday trading on March 10, the S&P 500 is down 18.22% compared to its Feb. 19 price.

In this highly volatile market environment, investors may be wondering which types of businesses are the safest investments. While it is rare for any business to avoid some losses when markets enter correction territory, some have weathered recent storms better than others.

According to GuruFocus’ data on

527 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-03-10 20:13
Markets felt the weight of the coronavirus last week, but there are some quality names where investors can park their capital

At the most recent count as of the writing of this article on March 4, 2019, the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has 93,000 confirmed cases in nearly 80 countries. Of these cases, there have been approimately 3,100 deaths worldwide, including nine in the Seattle, WA area of the U.S. The virus has also shown up in New York and North Carolina.

In an effort to prevent the further spread of the virus, some countries have closed factories, business and schools. Others have urged residents to stay indoors in order to avoid infection. There is even some discussion that the Tokyo Olympics

291 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-03-04 16:00
Canadian investor’s largest new holding is Fitbit

Billionaire investor Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Fairfax Financial Holdings, disclosed 13 new holdings in his fourth-quarter portfolio on Friday.

Known as “Canada’s Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio),” the guru’s investment strategy mimics the practices of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) CEO in that his insurance conglomerate purchases entire companies as well as invests its float in publicly traded companies.

Watsa’s five largest new purchases for the quarter were Fitbit Inc. (FIT), The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG), Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR), Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI) and CVS Health Corp. (CVS).

Fitbit

The

1181 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-02-14 20:52
Aetna acquisition contributes to earnings and revenue beat

Shares of drugstore chain CVS Health Corp. (CVS) rose on Wednesday morning on the back of strong fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 earnings results that were boosted by higher sales in its pharmacy benefit management business.

The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based company posted adjusted earnings of $1.73 per share for the quarter, topping Refinitiv’s estimates of $1.68. Revenue grew 22.9% from the prior-year quarter to $66.9 billion, beating expectations of $63.97 billion. Same-store sales increased 3.2%.

On an unadjusted basis, CVS reported quarterly net income of $1.75 billion, or $1.33 per share, which improved from a loss of $419 million, or

150 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-02-12 17:26

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