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7 Stocks Beating the Market

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.


Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (ACH) with a market cap of $7.49 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 39.4% over the last 12 months.

The company is engaged in manufacturing and distributing alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum fabricated products. It is also engaged in the development, production and fabrication of bauxite related resources.

Its shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 1.86. According to the DCF calculator, the company looks overpriced by 1,360% at $12.56 per share. The price is 73.96% above its 52-week low and 9.31% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of -1.20% and return on assets (ROA) of 0.27% are outperforming 73% of other companies in the Global Aluminum industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio is 0.22 is below the industry median of 291.20.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08% of outstanding shares.

Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) with a market cap of $64.33 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 23.4% over the last 12 months.

The company offers a line of software and services used by creative professionals, marketers, developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling operating systems.

Its shares are trading with a P/B ratio of 8.49. According to the DCF calculator, the company is overpriced by 364% at $130.04 per share. The price is 43.93% above its 52-week low and 0.54% below its 52-week high.

Adobe Systems has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of -17.93% and ROA of 10.55% are outperforming 78% of other companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.47 is below the industry median of 10.13.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 5.62% of outstanding shares followed by Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.73%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05%, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02%, Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77% and Simons with 0.06%.

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) with a market cap of $29.6 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 31.8% over the last 12 months.

The company is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in all types of electronic equipment.

Its shares are trading with P/B ratio of 2.73. According to the DCF calculator, the company looks overpriced by 134% at $81.24 per share. The price is 55.72% above its 52-week low and 3.56% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of -18.05% and ROA of 11.14% are outperforming 86% of other companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.66 is below the industry median of 1.77.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.31% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.17%, PRIMECAP with 1.17%, Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02%, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.97% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77%.

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) with a market cap of $18.76 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 31.8% over the last 12 months.

The company designs software, offering customers productive business solutions through powerful technology products and services.

Its shares are trading around $84.8 with a P/B ratio of 25.51. The price is 70.51% above its 52-week low and 4.74% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of -47.51% and ROA of -11.56% are underperforming 88% of other companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.28 is below the industry median of 10.13.

John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 3.28% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3% and Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM) with a market cap of $10.2 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 10.6% over the last 12 months.

It is a gold mining company engaged in the production and sale of gold as well as exploration and mine development. Its mining operations are located in Canada, Mexico and Finland.

Its shares are trading with P/B ratio of 2.20. According to the DCF calculator, the company looks overpriced by 492% at $44.35 per share. The price is 26.53% above its 52-week low and 26.21% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of -3.64% and ROA of 2.28% are outperforming 78% of other companies in the Global Gold industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.53 is below the industry median of 291.20.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is First Eagle Investment with 5.53% of outstanding shares followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%, Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) with a market cap of $6.69 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 6.2% over the last 12 months.

The company is a real estate investment trust that invests exclusively in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations on a leveraged basis.

Its shares are trading with P/B ratio of 0.94. According to the DCF calculator, the company looks overpriced by 4% at $20.21 per share. The price is 16.82% above its 52-week low and 1.08% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While its ROE of 7.70% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of 1.06% is underperforming 78% of other companies in the Global REIT - Residential industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.35 is above the industry median of 0.06.

Charles de Vaulx (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.3% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.23%, RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Assurant Inc. (AIZ) with a market cap of $5.26 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 10.6% over the last 12 months.

The company provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America and several other international markets.

Its shares are trading with P/B ratio of 1.32. According to the DCF calculator, the company looks undervalued with a margin of safety of 4% at $94.96 per share. The price is 23.94% above its 52-week low and 6.28% below its 52-week high.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. While its ROE of -12.68% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of 1.88% is underperforming 57% of other companies in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.97.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is RS Investment Management with 1.06% of outstanding shares followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Simons with 0.1%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

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

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