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6 Guru Stocks Beating the Market

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months.

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has a market cap of $201.233 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 17.52% over the past year.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.81. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 173% at $86.35. As of Monday, the price was 22.52% above the 52-week low and 7.27% below the 52-week high.

The Swiss pharmaceutical company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.16% and return on assets of 8.31% are outperforming 76% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry. Its financial strength is rated 5.5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.34 is below the industry median of 1.17.

Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.27% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.11%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.18%.

With a market cap of $194.77 billion, Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 9.10% over the past 12 months.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.21. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 6.95% at $136.55 per share. As of Monday, the price was 22.89% above the 52-week low and 0.97% below the 52-week high.

The automaker has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.78% and return on assets of 3.69% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Auto industry. Its financial strength is rated 5.8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.31 is below the industry median of 0.47.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.07% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has a market cap of $189.42 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 18.58% over the past year.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.02. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 40% at $135.48. As of Monday, the price was 29.82% above the 52-week low and 2.50% below the 52-week high.

The manufacturer of nonalcoholic beverages and snacks has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 101.48% and return on assets of 16.82% are outperforming 91% of companies in the Beverages - Non-Alcoholic industry. Its financial strength is rated 5.1 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.5.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.59% of outstanding shares, followed by Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%.

With a market cap of $175.50 billion, Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 6.13% over the past 12 months.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.38. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 62% at $53.37 per share. As of Monday, the price was 25.87% above the 52-week low and 11.79% below the 52-week high.

The provider of enterprise IT solutions has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 41.32% and return on assets of 9.59% are outperforming 80% of companies in the Application Software industry. Its financial strength is rated 4.6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.66 is below the industry median of 2.62.

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.47%, Fisher with 0.47% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.31%.

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has a market cap of $157.616 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 8.79% over the past 12 months.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.68. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 120% at $61.46 per share. As of Monday, the price was 19% above the 52-week low and 6.77% below the 52-week high.

The company, which provides household and personal product and packaged food, has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 78.92% and return on assets of 15.13% are outperforming 91% of companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Its financial strength is rated 5.4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 0.41.

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

With a market cap of $159.88 billion, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 31.51% over the past 12 months.

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Shares were trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.66. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 156% at $210.52 per share. As of Monday, the price was 30.90% above the 52-week low and 4.97% below the 52-week high.

The fast-food restaurant chain has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on assets of 15.34% is outperforming 93% of companies in the Restaurants industry. Its financial strength is rated 4.1 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 0.46.

Pioneer Investments is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%, PRIMECAP Management with 0.02% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

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

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