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5 Guru Stocks Outperforming the Market

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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 March 23.

Brown & Brown

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) has a market cap of $9.47 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 67.03% over the past year.


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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 23.84. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 43% at $31.81. As of Monday, the share price was 15.17% above the 52-week low and 32.33% below the 52-week high.

The insurance broker for property, casualty and employee benefits has a profitability rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.11% and return on assets of 5.54% are outperforming 65% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.31 is below the industry median of 2.59.

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 3.50% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.66% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

eHealth

With a market cap of $2.62 billion, eHealth Inc. (EHTH) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 94.4% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 39.66. As of Monday, the price was 109.29% above the 52-week low and 32.35% below the 52-week high.

The private health insurance provider has a profitability rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.55% and return on assets of 11.47% are outperforming 78% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.6 is below the industry median of 2.59.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Managgment with 0.65% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Goosehead Insurance

Goosehead Insurance Inc. (GSHD) has a market cap of $1.60 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 71.58% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 113.28. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 950% at $44.18. As of Monday, the price was 80.50% above the 52-week low and 31.17% below the 52-week high.

The company, which offers insurance products to private customers, has a profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.99% and return on assets of 7.74% are outperforming 73% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.33 is below the industry median of 2.59.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47% of outstanding shares.

PartnerRe

With a market cap of $6.74 billion, PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 42.41% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 0.93. As of Monday, the price was 680% above the 52-week low.

The provider of reinsurance and specialty insurance products has a profitability rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.59% and return on assets of 3.82% are outperforming 67% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.06 is below the industry median of 2.59.

RLI

RLI Corp. (RLI) has a market cap of $3.31 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 22.65% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.37. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 62% at $73.63 per share. As of Monday, the price was 7.88% above the 52-week low and 28.73% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 20.58% and return on assets of 5.71% are outperforming 85% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.31 is below the industry median of 2.59.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.67% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 0.63% and Robert Bruce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Disclosure: I do not own any of the stocks mentioned.

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