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6 Stocks Outperforming the Benchmark

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

Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE:MFC) has a market cap of $33.86 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.21% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.2. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 139% at $17.28. As of Thursday, the price was 29.63% above the 52-week low and 8.43% below the 52-week high.

The Canadian life insurer has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.2% and return on assets of 0.75% are outperforming 56% of companies in the Insurance - Life industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.32 is below the industry median of 2.02.

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.07% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.20% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

With a market cap of $33.34 billion, Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 31.43% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 139% at $64. As of Thursday, the price was 35.63% above the 52-week low and 3.35% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 10.36% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 2.72% is underperforming 52% of companies in the Utilities - Regulated industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.23.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.25% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.54% and Pioneer Investments with 0.11%.

Thomson Reuters Corp. (NYSE:TRI) has a market cap of $33.07 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 29.77% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.28. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 1,267% at $67. As of Thursday, the price was 41.92% above the 52-week low and 7.52% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 39.4% and return on assets of 19.4% are outperforming 94% of companies in the Brokers and Exchanges industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.67 is below the industry median of 2.19.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.12% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

With a market cap of $32.98 billion, Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 56.72% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.25. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 55% at $230 per share. As of Thursday, the price was 85.67% above the 52-week low and 7.05% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 39.32% and return on assets of 18.54% are outperforming 95% of companies in the Semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.21 is below the industry median of 1.41.

The Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.71% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.70% and Simons' firm with 0.33%.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) has a market cap of $32.87 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 13.80% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.43. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 181% at $42 per share. As of Thursday, the price was 46% above the 52-week low and 7.48% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.47% and return on assets of 12.27% are outperforming 93% of companies in the Engineering and Construction industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.5 is below the industry median of 0.73.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 12.55% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 4.56% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.80%.

With a market cap of $32.75 billion, The Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 47.68% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.04. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 78% at $157 per share. As of Thursday, the price was 57.62% above the 52-week low and 3.65% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 89.89% and return on assets of 15.78% are outperforming 92% of companies Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.41.

Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.30% and Greenblatt with 0.11%.

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

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