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6 Stocks Outperforming the S&P 500

- 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 last quarter.


Kemper Corp. (KMPR) has a market cap of $5.03 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 31.8% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.95. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 116% at $77.73 per share. The stock price is currently 52.86% above its 52-week low and 10.66% below its 52-week high.

The insurance company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 8.45% and return on assets of 2.09% are underperforming 79% of companies in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.68 is below the industry median of 10,000.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.09% of outstanding shares.

With a market cap of $12.27 billion, Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 39.4% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 9.71. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 70% at $159.04 per share. The stock price is currently 55.25% above its 52-week low and 2.83% below its 52- week high.

The provider of information processing solutions has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 32.85% and return on assets of 19.66% are outperforming 90% of companies in the Global Business Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10 with no debt.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.53% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Simons with 0.13%.

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) has a market cap of $10 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 15% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 8.91. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 88% at $60.63 per share. The stock price is currently 60.44% above its 52-week low and 8.60% below its 52-week high.

The department store has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 53.25% and return on assets of 6.27% are outperforming 68% of companies in the Global Department Stores industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.49 is below the industry median of 0.99.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments with 0.64% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28%.

With a market cap of $8.03 billion, KAR Auction Services Inc. (KAR) has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 29.2% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 5.35. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 83% at $59.8 per share. The stock price is currently 28.60% above its 52-week low and 7.36% below its 52-week high.

The company, which provides used car auction and salvage auction services, has a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.37% and return on assets of 5.95% are outperforming 69% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.99.

Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.86% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%, Pioneer Investments with 0.18% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) has a market cap of $32.08 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 index by 28% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.51. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 97% margin of safety at $23.10 per share. The stock price is currently 12.90% above its 52-week low and 81.76% below its 52-week high.

The manufacturer nonalcoholic beverages has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 50.66% and return on assets of 11.91% are outperforming 78% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.73.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 0.07%.

With a market cap of $12.39 billion, Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 42% over the past 12 months.

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The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 4.82. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is overpriced by 394% at $66.11 per share. The stock price is currently 59.96% above its 52-week low and 6.09% below its 52-week high.

The company, which provides core electronic design and test solutions to the communications and electronics industries, has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.92% and return on assets of 4.07% are underperforming 62% of companies in the Global Scientific and Technical Instruments industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.42 is below the industry median of 1.32.

With 2.77% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Rogers with 2.07%, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.