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5 Guru Stocks With Predictable Businesses

GuruFocus.com
·5 mins read

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and wide margins of safety as of Sept. 28.

Ameriprise

Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE:AMP) has a 3.5-star business predictability rank and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 63.98% margin of safety at an average price of $146.74 per share.


The company, which operates in the asset management industry, has a market cap of $17.64 billion and an enterprise value of $14.47 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue and earnings per share have increased 22% and 21.80%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock has risen 3.64% and is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 7.67. The share price has been as high as $180.85 and as low as $80 in the last year. As of Sept. 28, the stock was trading 18.86% below its 52-week high and 83.40% above its 52-week low.

With 0.08% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Martin Marietta

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has a three-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 20.19% margin of safety at the average price of $226.07 per share.

The company, which produces construction aggregates, has a market cap of $14.08 billion and an enterprise value of $17.24 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue and earnings per share have grown 8.80% and 27.80%.

The stock has lost 15.64% over the last 12 months and shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 22.72. The share price has been as high as $281.82 and as low as $135 in the last 52 weeks. As of Sept. 28, the stock was trading 19.78% below its 52-week high and 67.36% above its 52-week low.

With 2.51% of outstanding shares, Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Boston Properties

Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has a 3.5-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, an 11.41% margin of safety at an average price of $80.38 per share.

The real estate investment trust has a $12.51 billion market cap and an enterprise value of $26.86 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 3.90% and its earnings per share have risen 19.80%.

The share price has lost 35.26% over the past 12 months. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.33. The share price has been as high as $147.83 and as low as $71.47 in the last 52 weeks. As of Sept. 28, the stock was trading 45.63% below its 52-week high and 12.31% above its 52-week low.

With 0.35% of outstanding shares, First Eagle is the company's most notable guru shareholder, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.34% and Pioneer Investments with 0.13%.

Arch Capital

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) has a 3.5-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 5.58% margin of safety at an average price of $28.45 per share.

The company, which operates in the Insurance industry, has a market cap of $11.55 billion and an enterprise value of $15.35 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue and its earnings per share have grown 11.20%.

Shares have declined 32.21% compared to 12 months ago. The stock is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.50. The share price has been as high as $48.32 and as low as $20.93 in the last 52 weeks. As of Sept. 28, the stock was trading 41.12% below its 52-week high and 35.93% above its 52-week low.

With 5.35% of outstanding shares, Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Management with 1% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Grifols

Grifols SA (NASDAQ:GRFS) has a three-star business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 35.84% margin of safety at an average price of $16.57 per share.

The plasma derivative producer, has a market cap of $11.34 billion and an enterprise value of $20.45 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 7.60% and its earnings per share have risen 5.60%.

Shares have declined 17.16% compared to 12 months ago. The stock is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 29.99. The share price has been as high as $25.73 and as low as $13.40 in the last 52 weeks. As of Sept. 28, the stock was trading 34.40% below its 52-week high and 25.97% above its 52-week low.

With 0.39% of outstanding shares, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.01%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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