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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 fourth quarter.

AllianceBernstein Holding LP (AB) has a market cap of $2.83 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 16.40% over the past 12 months.


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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.90. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 10% at $29.47 per share. The share price is currently 25.71% above its 52-week low.

The company, which operates in the financial services sector, has a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.91% and return on assets of 15.90% are outperforming 83% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 1 is above the industry median of 0.76.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.40% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.16% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

With a market cap of $20.27 million, Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (BASI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 13.87% over the past year.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.85. The share price is currently 61.86% above its 52-week low and 26.25% below its 52-week high.

The contract research organization has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -3.22% and return of assets of -1.22% are outperforming 68% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 3.52.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 2.09% of outstanding shares.

Arbor Realty Trust Inc. (ABR) has a market cap of $1.09 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 59.92% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.55. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 21% of margin of safety at $12.75 per share. The share price is currently 48.19% above its 52-week low and 3.89% below its 52-week high.

The real estate finance company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. While the return on equity of 13.98% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 2.80% is underperforming 66% of companies in the Global REIT - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is above the industry median of 0.06.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.18% of outstanding shares, followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

With a market cap of $2.57 billion, class A shares of Belmond Ltd. (BEL) have outperformed the S&P 500 by 101.2% over the past year.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 3.98. The share price is currently 141.75% above its 52-week low and 1.89% below its 52-week high.

The luxury hotel company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -4.21% and return of assets of -1.68% are underperforming 85% of companies in the Global Lodging industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is above the industry median of 0.71.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)' Southeastern Asset Management with 2.25% of outstanding shares, followed by Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.95% and Gabelli with 0.64%.

Class A shares of CACI International Inc. (CACI) have outperformed the S&P 500 by 15.97% over the past 12 months. The company has a market cap of $4.48 billion.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.42. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 5% at $181.57 per share. The share price is currently 30.45% above its 52-week low and 10.12% below its 52-week high.

The company, which supplies information solutions and services, has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.44% and return on assets of 6.40% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 5.23.

With 1.03% of outstanding shares, Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.42%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.13% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

CAE Inc. (CAE) has a market cap of $5.54 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 14.69% over the past year.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 3.25. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 128% margin of safety at $21.41 per share. The share price is currently 23.70% above its 52-week low and 3.32% below its 52-week high.

The company, which provides training for civil aviation, has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.04% and return on assets of 5% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 is below the industry median of 0.53.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.