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Their five-year sales growth rates outperform that of the S&P 500 index

Growing sales is an essential catalyst to higher share prices. The S&P 500’s total sales grew by about 4% over the past five years through Sept. 30, 2019, pushing its share price up nearly 64% over the same period.

The following stocks outperformed the benchmark for the U.S. market in terms of higher sales growth, which allowed them to post large share price returns in the range of 45% to 190% over the past five years through Dec. 31, 2019.

Wall Street sell-side analysts have also issued positive recommendation ratings for these companies.

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140 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-03-30 16:59
Snap makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months as of Feb. 3.


FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) has a market cap of $27.55 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 12.54% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 23.95. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 102% at $51. As of Monday, the share price was 33.77% above the 52-week low and 0.18% below the 52-week high.

The American investor-owned utility company has

130 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-02-03 20:19
Most recently, these companies have managed to achieve yearly peaks

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

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) reached the 52-week high of $208.62

Amgen Inc. is a leader in biotechnology-based human therapeutics, with historical expertise in renal disease and cancer supportive care products. Flagship drugs include red blood cell boosters Epogen and Aranesp, immune system boosters Neupogen and Neulasta, and Enbrel for inflammatory diseases. Amgen introduced its first cancer therapeutic, Vectibix and received approval for bone-strengthening drug Prolia/Xgeva.

The price of Amgen Inc. shares has reached $208.62, which is 1.6% off the 52-week high

80 Views    yifan900    2019-09-04 16:01
Recently, multiple companies have managed to achieve yearly highs

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) reached the 52-week high of $82.52

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is a pharmacy led health and wellbeing company. It operates a retail pharmacy store chain in the U.S. The firm sells and markets its products under brands such as Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare. Walgreens is one of the nation's largest retail pharmacies, with about 8,100 drugstores throughout the U.S. The firm recently acquired half of Rite Aid's locations, which will push its

39 Views    yifan900    2018-11-20 15:57
Insiders buy shares of solar energy company Sunrun

The GuruFocus All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the Insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to “$200,000+,” the duration to “October 2018” and All Insider Sales to “$5,000,000+.”

According to the above filters, the following are trades from company insiders this week.

Tiger Global Management LLC, 10% owner of Sunrun Inc. (RUN), bought 231,357 shares for an average price of $11.47 per share on Oct.11.


The solar energy provider has a market cap of $1.26 billion and an enterprise value of $2.84 billion.

86 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-10-12 20:29
Guru’s top buys include an ETF

Wedgewood Partners’ David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed he established two positions and exited two others when he released his second-quarter portfolio last week.

As Wedgewood’s chief investment officer, Rolfe invests in only a handful of undervalued companies that have a dominant product or service, have consistent earnings, revenue and dividend growth, are highly profitable and have strong management teams. The St. Louis-based firm approaches a potential investment with the mindset of a business owner.

During the quarter, the guru initiated positions in The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund (MINT). He

167 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-08-20 21:16
Leidos Holdings, Fortinet among companies that achieved annual milestone

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

Leidos Holdings reached the 52-week high of $70.55

Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) is engaged in providing scientific, engineering, system integration, technical services and solutions to various government entities, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

The price of Leidos shares has reached $70.55, which is 0.9% off the 52-week high of $71.18. The company has a market cap of $10.62 billion; its shares were traded around $70.55 with a price-earnings ratio of 24.67 and a price-sales ratio of

52 Views    yifan900    2018-08-14 20:15
Insiders invest in Kingsway Financial, Verisk Analytics and Royce Value Trust

According to GuruFocus insider data, the recent chief financial officer buys were Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (KFS), Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) and Royce Value Trust Inc. (RVT).

Kingsway Financial CFO bought 538 shares

CFO and Executive Vice President William August Hickey Jr. bought 538 shares for $2.79 per share on July 13. Since then, the stock price has increased by 5.73%.

Kingsway has a market cap of $65.640 million and its shares were trading around $2.95. The company has a price-sales ratio of 0.37. Over the last five years, the company had an annual average earnings growth of 30.80%.


36 Views    Myra Ramdenbourg    2018-07-19 19:55
The guru threw support to Facebook and exited a position in Pepsi, expanded Apple and reduced Berkshire Hathaway

David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio), known for his business acumen and eye for quality stocks, disclosed this week a series of trades he executed in the first quarter.

Rolfe was among a handful of gurus who seized on the attractive valuation of social media giant Facebook (FB). In an April commentary, Rolfe acknowledged the stock had experienced a pullback as a result of “short-term headline risk.”

At the same time, the guru expressed confidence the stock had plenty of room to grow in the years ahead, thanks to its strong advertising demand.

Facebook and competitor Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

418 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-05-21 21:25
Guru stock highlight

During the quarter we liquidated our positions in Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK). Over the past several years, Verisk has gone outside its core competency of serving the Insurance Industry, in an effort to drive continued revenue and earnings growth. Although the Company has executed well in the insurance vertical, we are less impressed with the execution of their acquisitions in the energy, health care, and financial verticals. Those verticals still represent a minority of their profitability (they exited health care in 2016); however, we think the returns to date have not justified the balance sheet risk the Company

63 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-04-16 18:38
Hello volatility, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again

"I have never seen a market this volatile to this extent in my career…Now that’s only 66 years…I've seen two 50 percent declines, I've seen a 25 percent decline in one day and I’ve never seen anything like this before." John Bogle, Founder of The Vanguard Group

Review and Outlook Our Composite (net-of-fees)i declined -0.65% during the first quarter of 2018. The benchmark Russell 1000 Growth Index gained +1.42%. The S&P 500 Index declined -0.76% during the quarter.

Top first quarter performance detractors include Tractor Supply, Kraft Heinz, Qualcomm, Celgene, and Facebook. Top first quarter performance contributors include Edwards Lifesciences,

198 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-04-16 16:25
Recently, multiple companies have all managed to achieve yearly highs

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

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) reached the 52-week high of $139.36

Autodesk Inc. is engaged in the software industry. It develops software for a number of markets such as construction and media. Autodesk is a leading provider of computer-aided design software. The company was founded on its flagship product, AutoCAD, in 1982. Since then, Autodesk has built a broad product portfolio catering to multiple industries such as architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and media. The company serves more than 12 million professional users

87 Views    yifan900    2018-03-13 14:29
Insiders purchase Verisk Analytics, Annaly Capital Management, American Assets Trust, Charles Schwab and The Hain Celestial Group

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Verisk Analytics CEO bought 44,400 shares

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) CEO and President Scott G. Stephenson bought 44,400 shares for $91.16 per share on Nov. 6. The stock price has decreased by 1.04% since.

Verisk Analytics is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The company has a market cap of $14.857 billion. Its shares traded at $90.21 with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.79 as of Nov. 10.

Revenue for the third quarter grew 10.2% to $549 million.

91 Views    Joy Hu    2017-11-13 17:06
Estée Lauder posts earnings beat, year-over-year growth

Wall Street was up in Wednesday premarket trading ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement on interest rates and monetary policy later today.

Shares of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) were up in premarket trading. The company reported financial results for its first quarter. EPS of $1.21 beat expectations by 24 cents and revenue of $3.27 billion beat estimates by $100 million and increased 13.9% year over year. The company generated strong sales growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, particularly Italy, the Balkans and India. In Asia Pacific, sales had a strong increase due to double-digit

25 Views    Omar Venerio    2017-11-01 16:28
Guru stock highlight

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has been in portfolios since 2011, as the Company continues to serve a critical function in the property and casualty insurance value chain, providing many of the top 100 insurance customers in the US with proprietary risk data, compliance and analytical services. We estimate the Company generates over 70% of its revenues from this industry vertical, and is organically growing these revenues at a mid to high single digit, much faster than the underlying industry growth, which clocks in at a low single digit. As Verisk is able to scale its solutions across many

97 Views    Holly LaFon    2017-10-16 20:44
Firm divests 6 other holdings

Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) gained four new holdings during the second quarter. They are Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK), Avnet Inc. (AVT), Endo International PLC (ENDP) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK).

Founded in 2000, the firm employs an intrinsic value-based philosophy to invest in companies for the long term to achieve the greatest potential returns and protect capital. The financial services sector represents the majority of the firm’s portfolio of 165 stocks.

In its largest new buy for the quarter, Diamond Hill purchased 634,263 shares of Verisk for an average price of $80.92 per

290 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2017-07-27 15:39
An overview of the guru's largest 1st-quarter purchases

Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Akre Capital Management LLC. He manages a portfolio composed of 31 stocks with a total value of $6.083 billion. During the first quarter the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

The position of Moody's Corp. (MCO) was raised by 21.87% with an impact of 1.88% on the portfolio.


The company provides credit ratings, credits and economic-related research, data and analytical tools, software solutions and related risk management services, quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services.

GuruFocus gives the stock

325 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-06-12 20:27
Guru stock highlight

Verisk (VRSK) provides risk information to the insurance, financial services, and energy industries. We think Verisk has a unique competitive position. The company is investing to expand its product set in Insurance and Financials. It also acquired two companies over the last two years to give it energy exposure, creating a path to sustained double digit growth. The stock has almost tripled since our initial investment. Verisk generates robust margins and significant free cash flow, which it has been using to repurchase stock and make acquisitions.

From Baron Asset Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

50 Views    Holly LaFon    2017-04-13 21:36
'We think mid-cap equities have the potential to offer the best of both asset classes,' says Portfolio Manager Andrew Peck

Bridging the gap between large and small cap equities, we think mid-cap equities have the potential to offer the best of both asset classes.

In our experience, mid caps can represent a lower risk option than their small-cap peers, as they generally have more experienced management teams, stronger balance sheets, readier access to capital markets, longer and deeper customer relationships, and more robust free cash flow streams to reinvest in their businesses. Compared to large caps, we have found that mid-cap companies tend to have more agile, less bureaucratic management and a greater entrepreneurial spirit that can help propel growth

106 Views    Holly LaFon    2017-04-13 21:13
Verisk Analytics, Smucker, Amazon, Home Depot, LKQ achieve milestones

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

Verisk Analytics reached the 52-week high of $85.28

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) provides information about risk to professionals in insurance, health care, financial services, government, supply chain and risk management. Using technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, the company provides predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, profitability optimization, data management and many other fields. The company's business segments include Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics.

The price of Verisk Analytics shares

2227 Views    yifan900    2016-08-01 15:12

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2019-08-20 $ 158.21 (-0.05%)
2019-08-15 $ 155.17 (1.36%)
2019-08-12 $ 155.46 (-0.64%)
2019-08-08 $ 156.17 (1.47%)
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2017-07-27 $ 87.15 (0.1%)
2017-04-13 $ 79.11 (-0.16%)
2016-08-01 $ 84.86 (-0.49%)
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