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6 Stocks Beating the Market

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Guru Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months and were bought by gurus during the third quarter.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) has a market cap of $25.45 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 16.50% over the past 12 months.


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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 5.12. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 112% at $80 per share. The share price is currently 32.62% above its 52-week low and 1.99% below its 52-week high.

The company, which manufactures analytical laboratory instruments, has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 24.46% and return on assets of 13.16% are outperforming 61% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.14 is below the industry median of 3.52.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.43% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.83% and the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62%.

With a market cap of $244 billion, Boeing Co. (BA) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 24.52% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 24. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 6% at $425 per share. The share price is currently 47.94% above its 52-week low and 2.99% below its 52- week high.

The airplane manufacturer has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return of assets of 9.49% is outperforming 87% of companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.62 is above the industry median of 0.53.

Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.49% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.21% and the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (BAH) has a market cap of $7.45 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 33.86% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.54. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 53% at $53.21 per share. The share price is currently 42.50% above its 52-week low and 2.80% below its 52-week high.

The information technology consultant has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 67.72% and return of assets of 11.33% are outperforming 76% of companies in the Global Business Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.97.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

With a market cap of $45.36 billion, class A shares of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM) have outperformed the S&P 500 by 13.68% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.32. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 31% at $45.61 per share. The share price is currently 24.69% above its 52-week low and 0.39% below its 52-week high.

The asset management company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. While the return on equity of 11.98% is outperforming the sector, the return of assets of 1.68% is underperforming 51% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 480.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Lou Simpson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.98% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%, Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Cable One Inc. (CABO) has a market cap of $5.41 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 33.90% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.95. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 208% at $940 per share. The share price is currently 59.28% above its 52-week low and 1.90% below its 52-week high.

The company, which provides broadband, voice and video services, has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 22.80% and return on assets of 7.34% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Telecom Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 0.30.

With 5.89% of outstanding shares, Simpson is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 3.90%, Gayner with 0.09% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

CAI International Inc. (CAI) has a market cap of $452.97 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 20.52% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 0.81. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 39% margin of safety at $24.14 per share. The share price is currently 25.22% above its 52-week low and 11.30% below its 52-week high.

The transportation and logistics company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.43% and return on assets of 2.86% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Rental and Leasing Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.66.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.70% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 0.07%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.