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5 Cheap Stocks Near 52-Week Highs

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener as of Monday, the following stocks were trading near their 52-week highs while having low price-earnings ratios. The screener identified stocks that deliver a higher value in earnings thanks to the low price paid to buy. These companies also have a good dividend yield.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.59, which is higher than 69% of companies in the Banks industry. The stock gained 13% over the past 12 months and is now trading 0.69% below its 52-week high.


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The financial services company has market cap of $157.85 billion. Its earnings per share have grown 7.30% over the past three years, while the industry's average growth rate is 9.5%.

The company pays a dividend yield of 2.57% and its annualized rate is 0.31% over the past decade. The payout ratio is 0.25.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio)'s ValueAct with 1.40% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.64, which is higher than 63% of companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. The stock climbed 11.46% over the past 12 months and is now trading 8.24% below its 52-week high.

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The company has market cap of $157.04 billion. Its earnings per share have grown 35.70% over the past three years, while the industry's average growth rate is 5.9%.

The company pays a dividend yield of 3.01% with an annualized rate of 3.25% over the past decade. The payout ratio is 0.45.

With 0.16% of outstanding shares, Hotchkis & Wiley is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.09, which is higher than 58% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry. The stock price has risen 8.50% over the past 12 months and is now trading 4.78% below the 52-week high.

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The biotechnology-based human therapeutics company has market cap of $121.78 billion. Its earnings per share have grown 11.70% over the past three years, while the industry's average growth rate is 4.4%.

The company pays a dividend yield of 2.79% with an annualized rate of 1.90% over the past decade. The payout ratio is 0.44.

With 3.11% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.49% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20%.

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.08, which is higher than 55% of companies in the Banks industry. The stock climbed 12.14% over the past 12 months and is now trading 2.03% below its 52-week high.

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The Canadian bank has a market cap of $116.02 billion. Its earnings per share have grown 7.50% over the past three years, while the industry's average growth rate was 9.55%.

The company pays a dividend yield of 3.79% and has an annualized 10-year rate of 3.77%. The payout ratio is 0.46.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 0.16%.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.90, which is higher than 51% of companies in the bank industry. The stock price risen 3.81% over the past 12 months and is now trading 3.80% below the 52-week high.

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The Canadian bank has market cap of $104.03 billion. Its earnings per share have grown 12.60% over the past three years, while the industry's average growth rate is 9.55%.

The company pays a dividend yield of 3.81% with an annualized rate of 0.45% over the past decade. The payout ratio is 3.50

With 0.28% of outstanding shares, Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Grantham with 0.10% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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