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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market

- By Tiziano Frateschi

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

Redwood Trust Inc. (RWT) has a market cap of $1.57 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.22% over the past 12 months.


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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.69. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 19% at $16.28 per share. The price is currently 13.93% above its 52-week low and 6.97% below its 52-week high.

The real estate investment trust has a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. While the return on equity of 9.39% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.40% is underperforming 71% of companies in the Global REIT - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.06.

Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.92% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.36%.

With a market cap of $8.2 billion, class A shares of Black Knight Inc. (BKI) have outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.23% over the past year.

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Its shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 47.94. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 348% at $54.65 per share. The price is currently 29.20% above its 52-week low and 3.19% below its 52-week high.

The software, data and analytics solutions provider has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.86% and the return on assets of 4.62% are outperforming 57% of companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Weitz with 0.47% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. (SSD) has a market cap of $2.88 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.25% over the past 12 months.

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Its shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 22.99. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 13% at $63.68 per share. The price is currently 29.20% above its 52-week low and 3.19% below its 52-week high.

The producer of wood construction products has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 14.27% and return on assets of 11.99% are outperforming 76% of companies in the Global Tools and Accessories industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 85.48 is above the industry median of 0.88.

The company's largest guru shareholder is John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.79% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.59%.

With a market cap of $664.12 million, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.28% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 0.4. The price is currently 17.43% above its 52-week low and 17.04% below its 52-week high.

The company, which operates multifamily communities and real estate-related financing, has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of -3.01% and return on assets of 1.14% are underperforming 95% of companies in the Global REIT - Residential industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.06.

With 0.11% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder.

Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (MCRI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.29% over the past 12 months. The company has a market cap of $843.47 million.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 25.68. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 5% at $46.99 per share. As of Monday, the price was 36.40% above its 52-week low and 5.32% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.09% and return on assets of 8.84% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Global Resorts and Casinos industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.32 is below the industry median of 0.71.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 1.02% of outstanding shares followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) has a market cap of $31.04 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.30% over the past year.

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The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.99. The price is currently 18.59% above its 52-week low and 11.63% below its 52-week high.

The company, which provides crop nutrients, has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.96% and return on assets of 9.12% are underperforming 65% of companies in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.25 is below the industry median of 0.62%.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.84% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.36%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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