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Will These 3 High Performers Continue to Trade Higher?

Shareholders of the following stocks are satisfied with their holdings so far as they have been rewarding with substantial gains over the past several years.

The main driver has been either the payment of dividends or a marked ability of the company to generate higher than expected earnings.

Either a high profitability rating received from GuruFocus which increases the likelihood that the business will stay profitable for several years, or a long history of dividends paid will be the leitmotif which will continue to drive share prices up over the next couple of years.


Wall Street supports this expectation with positive recommendation ratings of hold to buy.

Christian Dior

Shares of Christian Dior SE (CHDRY) have gained 38% so far this year, 31% over the last 52 weeks and 159.7% over the past five years through Nov. 28.

The French global manufacturer and seller of luxury fashion and leather goods, as well as wines and spirits, will pay a semi-annual dividend of 61.3 per common share to its shareholders in December. The distribution will generate a forward dividend yield of 0.98% versus the industry median of 2.9% as of Nov. 28. The company has paid dividends for 6 years.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating 5 out of 10 for the retailer's financial strength and a very high 8 out of 10 rating for its profitability.

Shares of Christian Dior SE closed at a price of $124.9 per unit on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $90.04 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 30.94, a price-sales ratio of 1.77 and a price-book ratio of 5.57. The Peter Lynch chart suggests the stock is not cheap.

Sell-side analysts issued a hold recommendation rating for shares of Christian Dior SE.

Fiserv

Shares of Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) have gained 58.3% year to date, 47% over the last 52 weeks and 226.7% over the past five years through Nov. 28.

The Brookfield, Wisconsin-based global provider of financial services technology does not pay a dividend but has a very high rating of 9 out of 10 for its profitability. The company tops the industry in terms of a higher operating margin (25.7% versus 5.22%) and in terms of higher net margin (16.08% versus 3.27%).

The stock also reports strong data in its 3-year revenue growth rate of 5.8% compared to the industry median of 5.1% and in its 3-year Ebitda growth rate of 17.3% versus the industry median of 6.7%. Further, its 3-year earnings per share without non-recurring items growth rate of 24.3% is a winner compared to the industry median of 8.4%.

With regard to the financial strength of Fiserv Inc's balance sheet, instead, GuruFocus assigned a low rating of 3 out of 10.

The stock closed at $116.32 per share on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $79.09 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 53.85, a price-sales ratio of 7 and a price-book ratio of 2.42. According to the Peter Lynch chart, the stock is not cheap.

Wall Street issued an average target price of $122.19 per share of Fiserv Inc and an overweight recommendation rating which means that the stock is foreseen to outperform either its industry or the overall market within 12 months.

Sberbank of Russia

Shares of Sberbank of Russia (SBRCY) have climbed 34.5% year to date, 24.4% over the last 52 weeks and 138.1% over the past five years through Nov. 28.

Currently, the Russian regional bank pays an annual dividend of $1.006, which produces a high forward dividend yield of 6.83% compared to the industry median of 3.16% as of Nov. 28. Sberbank of Russia has paid dividends for 9 years and increased them since 2015.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 for the company's financial strength and a moderate rating of 5 out of 10 for its profitability.

Shares of Sberbank of Russia closed at $14.74 on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $79.22 billion. It has a price-earnings ratio of 5.77, a price-sales ratio of 2 and a price-book ratio of 1.08. Based on the Peter Lynch chart, the stock appears to be not expensive.

Wall Street set an average target price of $19.42 per American depository receipt of Sberbank of Russia and issued a buy recommendation rating.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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