100 Most Bought Stocks By Investment Guru’s

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100 most bought stocks by investment gurus originally published on Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend counts also for professional investment gurus. Those are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management and a well known profile within the financial community. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows.

Today I make like every month a screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors over the recent six months and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. They all combined bought 517 stocks within the recent half year.

The number one stock above all guru buys was Microsoft. The company is followed by the internet search provider Google who was bought by 11 investment gurus. Microsoft had 15 big investors on their side. Financial and technology stocks are still very popular.

74 stocks from the list pay dividends compared to 69 last month. It’s a shift to dividend stocks. Are they look more stability and cash compensation? 65 have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are the 3 most bought dividend stocks:

Microsoft (MSFT) has a market capitalization of $273.25 billion. The company employs 94,000 people, generates revenue of $73.723 billion and has a net income of $16.978 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24.819 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.67 percent (the operating margin is 29.92 percent and the net profit margin 23.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.86, the P/S ratio is 3.71 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.13. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.97.

Oracle (ORCL) has a market capitalization of $156.21 billion. The company employs 118,657 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 $2.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.43, the P/S ratio is 4.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.72. The dividend yield amounts to 0.72 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.05.

Coca-Cola (KO) has a market capitalization of $187.99 billion. The company employs 150,900 people, generates revenue of $48.017 billion and has a net income of $9.086 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,934.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.94 percent (the operating margin is 22.45 percent and the net profit margin 18.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.00 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.13, the P/S ratio is 3.92 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.75. The dividend yield amounts to 2.65 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.53.

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 19.12. Exactly 74 companies pay dividends; no High-Yields are below the results. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.65 percent. P/S ratio is 2.50 and P/B ratio 3.67.

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