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A Trio of Strong Performers

The following stocks have performed very well over the past three months, year and five years.

Further, the following securities have received a positive recommendation rating of overweight to buy by sell-side analysts in Wall Street increasing the likelihood they will continue to perform well within 52 weeks.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMHF)'s share price rose 3.34% over the past three months, 41% so far this year, 26.8% over the last 52 weeks and 137.3% over the past five years through Sept. 6.

The company pays semi-annual dividends. On Dec. 10, 2019, the company will pay 2.2 Euros per common share to its shareholders of record as of Dec. 9. The ex-dividend date is scheduled for Dec. 6. The payment generates a forward dividend yield of 1.13% versus the industry median of 2.98% as of Sept. 6.

The French luxury goods company was trading around $417.5 per share at close on Friday for a market capitalization of $210.89 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 28.86, a price-sales ratio of 4.10 and a price-book ratio of 5.65. These 3 ratios, together with the Peter Lynch chart, suggest that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for the financial strength and a very high rating of 9 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $392.50.

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)'s share price has increased 9% over the past three months, 42.63% year to date, 18.62% over the last 52 weeks and 148.45% over the past five years through Sept. 6.

Accenture plc pays semi-annual dividends. On May 15, Accenture paid $1.46 per common share. Based on Friday's closing price, the forward dividend yield of Accenture is 1.45% compared to the industry median of 1.74%.

The share price of the Irish multinational professional services company closed at $201.12 on Friday for a market capitalization of $128.32 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 27.95, a price-sales ratio of 3.01 and a price-book ratio of 9.35. These ratios, together with below Peter Lynch chart, indicate that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a high rating of 8.6 out of 10 for the financial strength and of 8 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $195.95.

AIA Group Ltd. (AAGIY)'s share price increased 4.85% over the past three months, 23.5% year to date, 29% over the last 52 weeks and 85% over the past five years through Sept. 6.

AIA Group Ltd pays semi-annual dividends. On Oct. 7, the company will pay 17 cents per common share to its shareholders of record as of Sept. 9. The ex-dividend date was Sept. 6.

The distribution produces a forward dividend yield of 1.48% compared to the industry median of 3.52% as of Sept. 6.

The stock of the Hong Kong-based life insurance company was trading around $40.61per share at close on Friday for a market capitalization of $122.91 billion. It has a price-earnings ratio of 40.22, a price-sales ratio of 3.48 and a price-book ratio of 3.27. These ratios and below chart of Peter Lynch indicate that the stock is not cheap.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 4.4 out of 10 for the financial strength and of 4 out of 10 for the profitability and growth of the company.

Wall Street issued a buy recommendation rating with an average target price of $47.19.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.