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These 3 Stocks Are Strong Performers

The following stocks have performed well so far this year, over the past year and five years.

These companies have either a very positive rating for financial strength or a positive recommendation rating of overweight.

The first rating indicates that the balance sheet is solid, providing the company with a competitive advantage in the industry, which increases the likelihood the stock will continue to produce positive returns.


The second rating factors in specific catalysts that make analysts in Wall Street predict the stock will continue to outperform most of its competitors in the coming weeks.

Further, GuruFocus rated the profitability of the following businesses with a score of 6 to 8 out of a total of 10, adding to the thesis that these companies could represent, as of today, compelling investments.

Shares of adidas AG (ADDDF) increased 39.7% so far this year, 21.4% over the last 52 weeks and 300.2% over the past five years through Sept. 12.

The company pays annual dividends. On May 14, the company paid 3.35 euros per common share to its shareholders, generating a forward dividend yield of 1.27% versus the industry median of 2.79% as of Sept. 12.

The German producer and marketer of athletic and sports lifestyle products worldwide was trading around $295.82 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $60.11 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 27.87, a price-sales ratio of 2.39 and a price-book ratio of 8.09. These three ratios and the below Peter Lynch chart suggest that the stock is expensive.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 7.2 out of 10 for the financial strength and a high rating of 8 out of 10 for the profitability of the company.

Wall Street issued a hold recommendation rating with an average target price of $273.57.

Shares of Vinci SA (OTCPK:VCISY) rose 33% year to date, 16.7% over the last 52 weeks and 86.7% over the past five years through Sept. 12.

Vinci SA pays semi-annual dividends. On May 10, Vinci SA paid 53.4 cents per common share producing a forward dividend yield of 3.98% compared to the industry median of 3.03% as of Sept. 12.

The share price of the French engineering and construction company closed at $27.28 on Thursday for a market capitalization of $60.25 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 18.27, a price-sales ratio of 1.26 and a price-book ratio of 2.91. These ratios, together with below Peter Lynch chart, indicate that the stock is not at its cheapest.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 4.7 out of 10 for the financial strength and a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for the profitability of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $28.25.

Shares of Danone SA (OTCPK:DANOY) increased 27.4% year to date, 17.2% over the last 52 weeks and 27.2% over the past five years through Sept. 12.

Danone SA pays annual dividends. On May 31, the company paid 43.5 cents per common share to its shareholders. The distribution produces a forward dividend yield of 2.45% compared to the industry median of 2.29% as of Sept. 12.

The stock price of the Paris-based international food and beverage company was around $17.81 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $57.72 billion. It has a price-earnings ratio of 22.34, a price-sales ratio of 2.09 and a price-book ratio of 3.2. These ratios and the below chart of Peter Lynch suggest that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 5.5 out of 10 for the financial strength and of 6 out of 10 for the profitability of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $18.73.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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