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5 Bargain Stocks Boosting Book Value

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

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 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.


The book value per share of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has grown 6.70% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio is 1.58 and the price-tangible book value is 2.04.

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The American financial institution has a market cap of $365.18 billion and an enterprise value of $472.90 billion.

According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 51% margin of safety at $116. The share price has been as high as $120.40 and as low as $91.11 in the last 52 weeks. As of Monday, the stock was trading 5.14% below its 52-week high and 25.35% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 11.65.

With 1.86% of outstanding shares, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s Berkshire Hathaway is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.78% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.72%.

Intel Corp.'s (INTC) book value per share has grown 8.90% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 3.06 and the price-tangible book value is 5.84.

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The chipmaker has a market cap of $226.42 billion and an enterprise value of $243.29 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with 26% margin of safety at $51.11. The share price has been as high as $59.59 and as low as $20.66 in the last 52 weeks. As of Monday, the stock was trading 14.23% below its 52-week high and 20.66% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 12.05.

With 0.60% of outstanding shares, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund with 0.15%.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s (WFC) book value per share has grown 6.5% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 1.27 and the price-tangible book value is 1.64.

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The American bank has a market cap of $214.36 billion and an enterprise value of $62.22 billion

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 50% margin of safety at $49. The share price has been as high as $55.04 and as low as $43.02 in the last 52 weeks. As of Monday, the stock was trading 11.61% below its 52-week high and 13.09% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 10.04.

With 9.30% of outstanding shares, Buffett is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.90% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.15%

The book value per share of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has grown 8.70% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio is 1.63, and the price to tangible book value is 2.18.

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The Canadian bank has a market cap of $101 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 26% margin of safety at $56. The share price has been as high as $59.55 and as low as $47.73 in the last 52 weeks. As of Monday, the stock was trading 7.74% below its 52-week high and 15.11% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 11.58.

With 0.28% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio)'s GMO LLC with 0.10%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio)'s Bridgewater Associates with 0.03%.

Biogen Inc.'s (BIIB) book value per share has grown 13.50% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 3.40 and the price-tangible book value is 12.49.

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The company, which operates in the drug manufacturing industry, has a market cap of $41 billion and an enterprise value of $45 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 69% margin of safety at $225. The share price has been as high as $344 and as low as $215.77 in the last 52 weeks. As of Monday, the stock was trading 35.17% below its 52-week high and 3.35% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 8.30.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 7.38% of outstanding shares, followed by Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.41% and Simons' firm with 1.26%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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