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5 Predictable Guru Stocks

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following Guru-owned companies have high business predictability ratings and a wide margin of safety.

Synnex Corp

Synnex Corp. (SNX) has a business predictability rank of four out of five stars and, according to the discounted cash flow (DCF) calculator, an 11.49% margin of safety at an average price of $129.00 per share.


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The company, which provides wholesale IT integration, has a market cap of $6.59 billion and an enterprise value of $9.65 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has grown 9.6% and its earnings per share have increased 18.5%.

Over the past 12 months, the stock has climbed 60% and is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.78. The share price has been as high as $130.96 and as low as $76.90 in the last 52 weeks. As of Jan. 2, the stock was trading 1.5% below its 52-week high and 67.74% above its 52-week low.

With 4.5% of outstanding shares, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s Causeway Capital Management is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.61% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

The Middleby Corp

The Middleby Corp. (MIDD) has a five out of five stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 34.36% margin of safety at the average price of $109.00 per share.

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The company, which supplies foodservice equipment and premium kitchen equipment, has a market cap of $6.16 billion and an enterprise value of $8.13 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 13.9% and its earnings per share have grown 16.6%.

The stock has risen 6.81% over the last 12 months and shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.08. The share price has been as high as $142.98 and as low as $99.09 in the last 52 weeks. As of Jan. 2, the stock was trading 23.25% below its 52-week high and 10.74% above its 52-week low.

With 31.99% of outstanding shares, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Viking Global Investors is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.1% and Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Unum Group

Unum Group (UNM) has a three out of five stars business predictability rank and, according to the DCF calculator, a 51.14% margin of safety at an average price of $29.00 per share.

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The company, which operates in the insurance industry, has a $5.95 billion market cap and an enterprise value of $8 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 6.4% and its earnings per share have grown 5.1%.

The share price has fallen 1.82% over the past 12 months. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 5.84 and a price-book ratio of 0.62. The price has been as high as $38.29 and as low as $24.71 in the last 52 weeks. As of Jan. 2, the stock was trading 24.68% below its 52-week high and 16.71% above its 52-week low.

With 2.85% of outstanding shares, Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's most notable shareholder, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%, Simons' firm with 0.49% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV (ASR) has a business predictability rank of three and a half out of five stars and, according to the DCF calculator, a 31.34% margin of safety at an average price of $189.03 per share.

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The company, which operates in the transportation industry, has a market cap of $5.67 billion and an enterprise value of $6.49 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has climbed 24.1% and its earnings per share have increased 21.8%.

Shares have risen 25.51% over the past 12 months. The stock is currently trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.95 and a price-book ratio of 3.56. The share price has been as high as $191.49 and as low as $137.06 in the last 52 weeks. As of Jan. 2, the stock was trading 1.29% below its 52-week high and 37.91% above its 52-week low.

With 1.68% of outstanding shares, the Sands Capital Management's Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio)'s GMO LLC with 0.05%.

Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) has a business predictability rank of five out of five stars and, according to the DCF calculator, a 37.24% margin of safety at an average price of $137.72 per share.

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The company, which provides lighting products for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential applications, has a $5.46 billion market cap and an enterprise value of $5.35 billion. Over the past five years, its revenue has grown 11.1% and its earnings per share have increased 16.2%.

Shares have declined 19.81% over the past year. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.61 and a price-book ratio of 2.83. The price has been as high as $147.44 and as low as $105.95 in the last 52 weeks. As of Jan. 2, the stock was trading 6.59% below its 52-week high and 29.99% above its 52-week low.

With 6.61% of outstanding shares, Al Gore (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Charles de Vaulx (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.07%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Ronald Muhlenkamp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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