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Universal Health Services Inc $ 109.55 4.1 (3.89%)

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9.31 Bil
Enterprise Value $:
12.71 Bil
P/E (TTM):
12.92
P/B:
1.64
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These businesses could be bargain opportunities

Value investors seeking bargain opportunities may be interested in the following three stocks, as their share prices are trading below the intrinsic value estimated by the GuruFocus Value Line.

The GF Value is the result of the combination of the following three factors:

  • The stock's historical multiples such as price-earnings (PE) ratio, price-sales (PS) ratio, price-book (PB) ratio and price-to-free-cash-flow (PFCF) ratio.
  • A GuruFocus adjustment factor based on past returns and growth of the company.
  • Estimations of future business performance.

Primoris Services Corp

The first stock that meets the above criteria is Primoris Services Corp (PRIM), a Dallas,

82 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-10-19 16:54
Nasdaq up 23.55% for the year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,781.70 on Wednesday with a gain of 329.04 points or 1.20%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,363.00 for a gain of 27.53 points or 0.83%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,167.51 for a gain of 82.26 points or 0.74%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 26.37 for a gain of 0.10 points or 0.38%.

For the month of September, the Dow Jones was down around 3%, the S&P 500 had a loss of approximately 4% and the Nasdaq reported a loss of approximately 5%. For the third quarter, the S&P 500 gained

112 Views    Julie Young    2020-09-30 22:09
AvalonBay makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned stocks have grown their book value per share over the past decade through Sept. 23.

Book value per share is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if a company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and is equal to total assets minus total liabilities.

Since the book value per share may not reflect the company's true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

AvalonBay

The book

167 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-09-23 16:12
Ulta Beauty on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and wide margins of safety as of July 15.

Allegiant Travel

Allegiant Travel Co. (ALGT) has a business predictability rank of 4.5 out of five stars and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 51.57% margin of safety at an average price of $111.89 per share.

The provider of travel services has a market cap of $1.8 billion and an enterprise value of $2.8 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has grown 10%.

Over the past 12 months,

117 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-07-15 14:46
Biogen tops the list

The following companies have grown their earnings per share over a five-year period. According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of June 30, all of them also trade with a margin of safety.

Biogen

Biogen Inc.'s (BIIB) earnings per share have grown 16.5% per annum over the past five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 71.77% margin of safety at $260 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 8.04. The share price has been as high as $374.99 and as low as $215.78 in the last 52

147 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-06-30 14:18
Their earnings yields beat the monthly spot rate of the 20-year high quality market corporate bonds

Choosing stocks that more than doubled the earnings return that 20-year high-quality corporate bonds are granting to their holders could help unearth value opportunities. Holders of these bonds, which represent corporate loans issued by triple-A, double-A and single-A companies, currently receive a 3.50% monthly return.

The following stocks grant earnings returns of more than 7% and have price-earnings ratios of less than 14.3.

Universal Health Services Inc

Shares of Universal Health Services Inc (UHS) traded at a price of $101.67 per unit at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $8.7 billion.

The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based owner and

80 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-04-17 15:20
Cal-Maine Foods' third-quarter revenue declines

U.S. stocks were in the green on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.15% to 22,101, the S&P 500 Index rose 2.44% to 2,604 and the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 2.89% to 7,719.

Non-index stocks have also posted gains and losses recently. Shares of Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (CALM) fell more than 3% on Monday after it announced third-quarter results. The company, which sells eggs, posted earnings of 28 cents per share, beating estimates by 2 cents. Revenue of $345.59 million registered a 10% year-over-year decline and beat expectations by $7.27 million.

“Our sales volumes were in line with last

46 Views    Omar Venerio    2020-03-30 18:35
These companies still have strong fundamentals

Since the market peaked on Feb. 19, conditions have taken a drastic turn as the coronavirus outbreak and an oil price war have wreaked havoc on the economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which stood at 29,348 a little over a month ago, has declined to 18,591.93 as of March 23. Similarly, the S&P 500 Index has tumbled from 3,386 to 2,237.40, while the Nasdaq Composite has fallen from 9,817 to 6,860.67 over that same period.

As a result of the downturn, value investors are busy looking for good opportunities among stocks that have suffered along with the overall market,

1251 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-03-24 16:58
Firm's largest sales of the 3rd quarter.

The investment firm, Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

Allergan

The firm closed its Allergan PLC (AGN) position. The portfolio was impacted by -5.08%.

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The pharmaceutical manufacturer has a market cap of $60.33 billion and an enterprise value of $78.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of –14.67% and return on assets of -9.32% are underperforming 61% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry. Its financial strength is

66 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-11-29 17:36
Guru's firm will support director nominees at upcoming shareholder meeting

Glenview Capital Management’s Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed last week he expanded his stake in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) by 17.84%.

With the goal of delivering attractive absolute returns, the guru’s New York-based hedge fund focuses on deep fundamental research and individual security selection. It operates two funds: the Glenview Fund, a long-and-short strategy, and the Glenview Opportunity Fund, which is more concentrated. Most of its investments are in U.S. stocks, but it does have some exposure to Western Europe.

According to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks, a Premium feature, Robbins invested in 3.28 million shares of

188 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-09-30 16:48
The favorable macroeconomic outlook will push Cerner's stock higher

Investment thesis

Cerner Corp. (CERN) is an internet technology company benefiting from the digitization of the health care industry. Revenue and earnings growth as well as the implementation of its first-ever dividend resulted in a 28.6% gain in 2019.

Even on the back of such a strong performance, shares are still trading with an upside potential of 7% based on the intrinsic value per share calculated using a discounted cash flow model. The total return for investors will be much higher as the company continues to repurchase shares and distribute dividends.

Company overview

Cerner is a health care IT service

416 Views    Dilantha De Silva    2019-09-23 20:31
Intel falls despite posting earnings beat

U.S. stocks traded higher on Friday on strong economic data. In the second quarter, the U.S. economy grew 2.1%, down 100 basis points from 3.1% in the previous quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.19% to 27,192, the S&P 500 index rose 0.74% to 3,025 and the Nasdaq Composite Index swelled 1.11% to 8,330.

Shares of Intel Corp. (INTC) fell almost 1% after announcing second-quarter results. The company posted earnings of $1.06 per share on $16.5 billion in revenue, reflecting a 2.7

22 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-07-26 20:38
Celanese tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if a company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of Celanese Corp. (CE) has grown 27.10% over the last 10 years. The price-book

78 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-07-03 20:15
Cracker Barrel tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and a wide margin of safety.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (CBRL)

The company has a four out of five-star business predictability rank and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 12% margin of safety at $160 per share.

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The restaurant chain, which provides home-style country cooking, has a market cap of $3.69 billion and an enterprise value of $3.92 billion. Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 2.70% and earnings per share have increased 15.7%.

71 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-03-22 19:01
The Interpublic Group of Companies makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and a wide margin of safety.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV (OMAB)

The company has a business predictability rating of three out of five stars and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 49% margin of safety at $42 per share.

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The company, which maintains and develops 13 airports in Mexico, has a market cap of $2.22 million. Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 18.20% and earnings per share have grown 20.10%.

128 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-01-07 17:36
WellCare Health Plans and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals are on the conviction buy list

Analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) took action on large health care stocks on Thursday.

Goldman Sachs upgraded WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) from buy to conviction buy, CytomX Therapeutics Inc. (CTMX) from neutral to buy and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) from neutral to conviction buy. The U.S. bank downgraded Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) from neutral to sell.

The table below shows Goldman Sachs’ price targets for each of the health care stocks, the percentage of upside or downside the target price represents from the closing share price on Thursday, the average target price and the mean recommendation rating.

81 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2018-12-14 19:28
Hasbro rises on earnings

The U.S. stock market was flat in morning trading Monday, with concerns about President Trump's tweets addressing Iran.

Shares of Hasbro Inc. (HAS) jumped more than 13% on Monday morning after the company posted second-quarter earnings. Hasbro recorded earnings per share of 48 cents on revenue of $904.46 million, representing a 7.0% year-over-year decline. The company beat earnings estimates by 18 cents and revenue by $66.37 million.

In the second trimester, U.S. and Canada segment net revenues decreased 7% to $459.3 million compared to $494.4 million in 2017. The segment reported an operating profit of $76.2 million, or 16.6% of

6 Views    Omar Venerio    2018-07-23 15:17
LKQ Corp, F5 Networks on the list

Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period.

The earnings per share of Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA) have grown 24% annually over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 75.2% margin of safety at $136.13 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 4.97. The stock price has been as high as $165.12

112 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-07-09 19:08
Stocks offer a wide margin of safety

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) has grown 21% over the last 10 years.

111 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-06-18 19:15
The firm's largest buys of the 4th quarter

Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management was founded in 1986. The firm increased many positions in the fourth quarter.

The firm boosted its holding in Allergan PLC (AGN) by 25.56%, expanding the portfolio 0.94%.

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The specialty pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $47.57 billion and an enterprise value of $76.14 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of -5.93% and return on assets (ROA) of -3.34% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and

57 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-03-07 19:44

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