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100 Most Attractive Stocks Bought By Popular Investment Gurus

 December 03, 2012 12:47 PM
 


Investment gurus are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management. They became popular by big returns and spectacular investment strategies. I talk about investors like George Soros and Warren Buffett. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows.

I made a screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors over the recent six month and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. They all bought 594 stocks within the past half year.

The top stocks are now Berkshire Hathaway and Google. Berkshire was bought by 16 stock market professionals and Google by 15. Half of the top ten buys came from the technology sector. Investors still love this field because of the high growth potential and strong cash flows. But technology stocks are no big dividend payer. That's why I did not invest much of my private wealth in technology stocks. That's a bad strategy because if you want to have growth, the sector is one of the safest bets for the time being.

Here are the most bought dividend stocks:

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) has a market capitalization of $16.72 billion. The company employs 106,700 people, generates revenue of $62.071 billion and has a net income of $3.492 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.367 billion. The EBITDA margin is 8.65 percent (the operating margin is 7.14 percent and the net profit margin 5.63 percent).

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Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.78 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 103.78 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 41.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.47. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Dell was bought by 13 gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.54, the P/S ratio is 0.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.90. The dividend yield amounts to 3.32 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.36.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Dell (DELL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dell (DELL)

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) has a market capitalization of $95.08 billion. The company employs 113,000 people, generates revenue of $39.669 billion and has a net income of $4.793 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.661 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.35 percent (the operating margin is 15.98 percent and the net profit margin 12.08 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.99 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.77 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.29 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. SLB was bought by 11gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.52, the P/S ratio is 2.40 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.06. The dividend yield amounts to 1.54 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.41.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Schlumberger (SLB)
Long-Term Dividends History of Schlumberger (SLB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Schlumberger (SLB)

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has a market capitalization of $155.05 billion. The company employs 115,899 people, generates revenue of $37.121 billion and has a net income of $9.981 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.622 billion. The EBITDA margin is 44.78 percent (the operating margin is 36.92 percent and the net profit margin 26.89 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 21.03 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.71 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. ORCL was bought by 14 gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.94, the P/S ratio is 4.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.61. The dividend yield amounts to 0.75 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.09.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Oracle (ORCL)
Long-Term Dividends History of Oracle (ORCL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Oracle (ORCL)

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with biggest guru buys over the past six months. The average P/E ratio amounts to 24.89. Exactly 71 companies pay dividends of which two have a high yield. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.65 percent. P/S ratio is 2.09 and P/B ratio 3.43.

Here is the full table:

Symbol

Stock

%

Buys

Hold Price*

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway CL B

0.438

16

$88.10

GOOG

Google Inc.

0.333

15

$752.45

ORCL

Oracle Corp.

0.545

14

$31.42

DELL

Dell Inc.

0.076

13

$9.92

SLB

Schlumberger Ltd.

0.146

11

$72.33

CSCO

Cisco Systems

0.131

11

$18.80

JPM

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

0.153

10

$40.48

SCHW

Charles Schwab

0.141

10

$12.79

PG

Procter & Gamble

0.555

9

$69.36

MSFT

Microsoft Corp.

0.047

9

$29.81

GM

General Motors

0.492

8

$22.75

C

Citigroup Inc.

0.211

8

$32.72

HPQ

Hewlett-Packard

0.175

8

$17.06

INTC

Intel Corp.

0.093

8

$23.13

TMO

Thermo Fisher Scientific

0.171

7

$58.77

AAPL

Apple Inc.

0.167

7

$667.22

BK

Bank of New York

0.1

7

$22.49

PSX

Phillips 66

0.08

7

$44.82

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

0.074

7

$68.90

AIG

American Int'l. Group

0.478

6

$33.79

VRX

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l

0.177

6

$55.27

DTV

DIRECTV Group Inc.

0.175

6

$52.45

WU

Western Union Co.

0.136

6

$18.22

NOV

National Oilwell Varco Inc.

0.124

6

$80.11

QCOM

QUALCOMM Inc.

0.123

6

$62.48

CTSH

Cognizant Technology Solutions

0.115

6

$69.91

WFC

Wells Fargo

0.062

6

$34.51

STJ

St Jude Medical

0.06

6

$42.13

LOW

Lowe's Cos.

0.017

6

$30.24

WAG

Walgreen Co.

0.127

5

$36.44

BIG

Big Lots Inc.

0.096

5

$29.59

APOL

Apollo Group

0.091

5

$29.05

EMR

Emerson Electric

0.083

5

$48.69

MA

Mastercard Inc.

0.068

5

$451.24

XRX

Xerox Corp.

0.068

5

$7.34

EMC

EMC Corp.

0.062

5

$27.27

UPS

United Parcel Service

0.049

5

$71.57

CHRW

C.H. Robinson Worldwide

0.047

5

$58.55

TEL

TE Connectivity

0.03

5

$34.01

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway CL A

0.025

5

$132417.50

V

Visa Inc.

0.024

5

$133.99

CHK

Chesapeake Energy

0.477

4

$18.87

RFP

Resolute Forest Products

0.259

4

$12.97

RIMM

Research In Motion Ltd.

0.225

4

$7.52

BAM

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

0.199

4

$34.51

ACN

Accenture

0.154

4

$70.03

EBAY

eBay Inc.

0.143

4

$48.40

COP

ConocoPhillips

0.103

4

$56.76

DVN

Devon Energy Corp.

0.093

4

$60.36

VIA.B

Viacom Inc.

0.092

4

$53.59

TOT

Total SA

0.088

4

$49.67

WLP

WellPoint Inc.

0.083

4

$56.96

ADI

Analog Devices

0.081

4

$39.19

GS

Goldman Sachs Group

0.079

4

$113.69

DV

DeVRY Inc.

0.077

4

$22.76

MRVL

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

0.074

4

$9.15

WAT

Waters Corp.

0.065

4

$83.33

CMI

Cummins Inc.

0.064

4

$92.21

GE

General Electric

0.064

4

$22.71

BX

The Blackstone Group

0.057

4

$14.28

EXPD

Expeditors Int'l

0.057

4

$36.36

APA

Apache Corp.

0.056

4

$86.43

ADBE

Adobe Systems

0.056

4

$32.44

NTAP

NetApp Inc.

0.05

4

$32.88

LUK

Leucadia National Corp.

0.047

4

$22.14

BDX

Becton Dickinson

0.045

4

$78.56

ADM

Archer-Daniels-Midland

0.034

4

$27.18

TEVA

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

0.031

4

$41.41

PEP

PepsiCo Inc.

0.029

4

$70.77

IGT

International Game Technology

0.025

4

$13.09

CVE

Cenovus Energy Inc.

0.024

4

$34.85

WMT

Wal-Mart Stores

0.023

4

$73.83

DE

Deere & Co.

0.02

4

$82.49

CE

Celanese Corp.

0.019

4

$37.91

SPLS

Staples Inc.

0.017

4

$11.33

AXP

American Express

0.012

4

$56.97

MCD

McDonald's Corp.

0.011

4

$91.75

DOV

Dover Corp.

0.01

4

$59.49

KFY

Korn/Ferry International

0.005

4

$14.89

RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

0.002

4

$55.55

COH

Coach Inc.

0.133

3

$56.02

AET

Aetna Inc.

0.128

3

$39.59

BAC

Bank of America Corp.

0.12

3

$8.64

LIFE

Life Technologies Corp.

0.117

3

$48.88

BP

BP plc

0.105

3

$42.36

HAL

Halliburton Co.

0.097

3

$33.69

DIS

Walt Disney Co.

0.084

3

$52.28

K

Kellogg Co.

0.084

3

$51.65

NFLX

Netflix Inc.

0.076

3

$54.44

LUV

Southwest Airlines

0.074

3

$8.77

NWSA

News Corp.

0.069

3

$24.52

VRSK

Verisk Analytics Inc.

0.067

3

$47.57

DLPH

Delphi Automotive plc

0.065

3

$31.00

YHOO

Yahoo Inc.

0.062

3

$15.98

HES

Hess Corp.

0.061

3

PCLN

Priceline.com Inc.

0.057

3

$618.90

VAR

Varian Medical Systems

0.055

3

$60.32

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

0.054

3

$83.62

BHI

Baker Hughes

0.053

3

$45.23

GNW

Genworth Financial Inc.

0.051

3

$5.23

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Here are the market price ratios of guru's favorites:

Ticker

Company

P/E

P/S

P/B

Dividend Yield

TOT

Total SA

8.35

0.51

1.21

5.91%

BP

BP plc

7.58

0.35

1.13

5.17%

COP

ConocoPhillips

10.24

1.09

1.46

4.64%

INTC

Intel Corporation

8.54

1.81

1.98

4.60%

HPQ

Hewlett-Packard Company

N/A

0.21

1.14

4.06%

WU

Western Union Co.

6.27

1.33

6.60

3.97%

SPLS

Staples, Inc.

390.00

0.32

1.28

3.76%

MCD

McDonald's Corp.

16.39

3.18

6.30

3.54%

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

22.94

2.93

3.02

3.50%

MSFT

Microsoft Corporation

14.39

3.10

3.26

3.46%

DELL

Dell Inc.

6.56

0.29

1.65

3.32%

EMR

Emerson Electric Co.

18.74

1.49

3.50

3.26%

WAG

Walgreen Co.

14.01

0.45

1.76

3.24%

PG

Procter & Gamble Co.

22.82

2.30

2.97

3.22%

GE

General Electric Company

15.65

1.52

1.81

3.22%

K

Kellogg Company

16.81

1.46

8.16

3.17%

UPS

United Parcel Service, Inc.

21.13

1.30

9.25

3.12%

PEP

Pepsico, Inc.

18.72

1.65

5.08

3.06%

CSCO

Cisco Systems, Inc.

12.20

2.15

1.91

2.96%

ADI

Analog Devices Inc.

18.97

4.46

3.01

2.96%

JPM

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

8.72

2.72

0.78

2.92%

MRVL

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

14.59

1.51

1.00

2.84%

BX

The Blackstone Group

91.81

4.50

3.13

2.72%

STJ

St. Jude Medical Inc.

14.34

1.91

2.28

2.68%

WFC

Wells Fargo & Company

10.35

3.55

1.13

2.67%

CVE

Cenovus Energy Inc.

18.32

1.44

2.51

2.66%

ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company

18.67

0.20

0.96

2.62%

BDX

Becton, Dickinson and Company

14.38

1.98

3.61

2.58%

TEVA

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

16.54

1.83

1.53

2.55%

XRX

Xerox Corp.

7.65

0.39

0.69

2.50%

TEL

TE Connectivity Ltd.

12.99

1.12

1.87

2.39%

ACN

Accenture plc

17.69

1.83

11.10

2.39%

WMT

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

14.82

0.52

3.28

2.21%

DOV

Dover Corp.

13.73

1.35

2.20

2.20%

DE

Deere & Company

11.02

0.91

4.81

2.19%

BK

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

12.47

7.80

0.77

2.17%

CHRW

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.

22.45

0.91

7.72

2.14%

COH

Coach, Inc.

16.20

3.37

8.23

2.07%

WLP

WellPoint Inc.

7.37

0.28

0.74

2.06%

CHK

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

N/A

0.98

0.74

2.06%

CMI

Cummins Inc.

10.25

1.04

2.88

2.04%

IGT

International Game Technology

15.94

1.72

3.42

2.02%

PSX

Phillips 66

6.13

0.17

1.59

1.91%

SCHW

The Charles Schwab Corporation

19.55

3.49

1.77

1.83%

LOW

Lowe's Companies Inc.

21.48

0.81

2.85

1.77%

GS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

11.34

1.44

0.75

1.70%

AET

Aetna Inc.

8.23

0.41

1.33

1.62%

BAM

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

16.62

1.19

1.08

1.61%

QCOM

QUALCOMM Incorporated

20.79

5.67

3.24

1.57%

DVN

Devon Energy Corporation

29.87

2.20

0.96

1.55%

SLB

Schlumberger Limited

17.51

2.26

2.78

1.54%

EXPD

Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

23.39

1.31

3.74

1.50%

AXP

American Express Company

12.94

1.87

3.22

1.43%

BHI

Baker Hughes Incorporated

13.74

0.90

1.12

1.39%

DV

DeVry, Inc.

14.98

0.81

1.22

1.30%

DIS

Walt Disney Co.

15.87

2.11

2.25

1.21%

LUK

Leucadia National Corp.

10.70

0.78

0.88

1.13%

HAL

Halliburton Company

10.65

1.09

2.04

1.08%

TMO

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

20.24

1.85

1.50

0.94%

APA

Apache Corp.

12.33

1.78

0.98

0.88%

V

Visa, Inc.

80.06

11.22

4.40

0.88%

HES

Hess Corporation

11.12

0.45

0.82

0.81%

NOV

National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

12.15

1.57

1.49

0.76%

ORCL

Oracle Corporation

15.93

4.20

3.59

0.75%

CE

Celanese Corporation

10.77

1.00

3.41

0.73%

NWSA

News Corp.

22.40

1.70

2.21

0.69%

LUV

Southwest Airlines Co.

14.89

0.41

1.01

0.42%

BAC

Bank of America Corporation

27.39

1.81

0.45

0.41%

MA

Mastercard Incorporated

28.31

8.41

8.80

0.25%

C

Citigroup, Inc.

14.53

1.47

0.54

0.12%

BIG

Big Lots Inc.

10.02

0.32

2.40

0.00%

AAPL

Apple Inc.

13.25

3.52

4.65

0.00%

APOL

Apollo Group Inc.

6.35

0.51

2.32

0.00%

ADBE

Adobe Systems Inc.

22.04

3.89

2.66

0.00%

AIG

American International Group, Inc.

2.30

0.69

0.48

0.00%

CTSH

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

20.37

2.86

4.41

0.00%

DLPH

Delphi Automotive PLC

9.02

0.69

4.49

0.00%

EBAY

eBay Inc.

18.03

5.08

3.43

0.00%

EMC

EMC Corporation

20.34

2.46

2.41

0.00%

DTV

DIRECTV, Inc.

12.21

1.03

N/A

0.00%

GM

General Motors Company

9.73

0.27

0.97

0.00%

GNW

Genworth Financial Inc.

9.75

0.29

0.18

0.00%

GOOG

Google Inc.

21.88

4.83

3.37

0.00%

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive Inc.

20.68

1.77

4.83

0.00%

PCLN

priceline.com Incorporated

25.04

6.53

9.24

0.00%

RFP

Resolute Forest Products Inc.

N/A

0.40

0.34

0.00%

RIMM

Research In Motion Limited

N/A

0.40

0.64

0.00%

NTAP

NetApp, Inc.

25.17

1.84

2.62

0.00%

NFLX

Netflix, Inc.

103.43

1.28

6.33

0.00%

KFY

Korn/Ferry International

13.87

0.87

1.11

0.00%

LIFE

Life Technologies Corporation

21.64

2.23

1.84

0.00%

VAR

Varian Medical Systems Inc.

18.34

2.73

5.07

0.00%

VRSK

Verisk Analytics, Inc.

27.38

5.65

58.64

0.00%

VRX

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

290.95

5.56

4.52

0.00%

WAT

Waters Corp.

17.95

3.99

5.53

0.00%

YHOO

Yahoo! Inc.

5.69

4.47

1.43

0.00%

Average

24.89

2.09

3.43

1.65%

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