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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One 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.

TransCanada Corp. (TRP) has a market cap of $42.2 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.08% over the past 12 months.


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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.57. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 44% at $45.84 per share. The price is currently 32.56% above its 52-week low and 0.63% below its 52-week high.

The energy infrastructure company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 13.03% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 4.02% is underperforming 58% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Midstream industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.04.

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio)'s Bridgewater Associates with 0.04%.

With a market cap of $10.24 billion, Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.09% over the past year.

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Its shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 41.57. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 267% at $35.75 per share. The price is currently 18.30% above its 52-week low and 4.21% below its 52-week high.

The supplier of records, information management services has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 17.41% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.11% is underperforming 66% of companies in the Global Business Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.97.

The company's largest guru shareholder is the Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.04% and the Dalio's Bridgewater Associates with 0.03%.

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has a market cap of $168.86 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.11% over the past 12 months.

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Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 0.36. The price is currently 37.05% above its 52-week low and 31.48% below its its 52-week high.

The company, which operates travel centers, has a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of -23.20% and return on assets of -7.60% are underperforming 75% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.44 is below the industry median of 0.99.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 4.46% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

With a market cap of $3.2 billion, Envestnet Inc. (ENV) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.11% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 130.47. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 5.09% at $66.53 per share. The price is currently 42.86% above its 52-week low and 1.47% below its 52-week high.

The provider of wealth-management technology and services has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 1.13% is underperforming the sector, the return of assets of 0.51% is outperforming 51% of companies in the Global Capital Markets industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 5.11.

With 0.34% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20%.

HD Supply Holdings Inc. (HDS) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.13% over the past 12 months. The company has a market cap of $7.52 billion.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 7.40. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 37% of margin of safety at $44.06 per share. As of Thursday, the price was 24.64% above its 52-week low and 4.82% below its 52-week high.

The distributer of a broad range of products, has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 26.46% and return on assets of 8.95% are outperforming 97% of companies in the Global Industrial Distribution industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.78.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.03% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44%.

Black Stone Minerals LP Partnership Units (BSM) has a market cap of $3.66 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.13% over the past year.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.73. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 19% at $17.60 per share. The price is currently 17.07% above its 52-week low and 7.57% below its 52-week high.

The oil and natural gas company has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 27.76% and return on assets of 17.62% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.51%.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio)'s Horizon Kinetics with 0.22% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.