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100 Most Bought Stocks By Investment Gurus

100 most bought stocks by investment professionals originally published on Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Big investors are sometimes better informed about the issues of a company. They know where to find low hanging fruits and to make profits. It could make sense for us normal investors to observe the activities from the big investors in order to get a feeling about the good and bad companies, stocks that investors love and hate.

Each month, I develop a little screen about the largest stock buys from 49 super investors. I analyze how often a stock was bought over the recent six months and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. All super gurus combined bought 631 stocks within the recent half year; they seem to be more bullish.

In my view, it’s a good tool to look at the activities of the guru investors in the market because they have huge amounts of capital and if they invest combined, they can change the market very easy. Their attitude to stocks is also lightning the way to return, not always but sometimes because the media notices the portfolio changes of the hedge fund managers and create additional publicity.

Technology is still the place to be for the investment guru’s. The top three results from the guru 100 best buy list are all tech stocks: Oracle, Apple and Microsoft.

…and investors bet more on dividends: Now, 80 percent of the equities they bought pay a dividend. But most of them are low yielding stocks, around 11 stocks yielding over 3 percent. Investment guru’s still look for growth and don’t seek for high cash compensation.

Here are the highest yielding results:
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BP (NYSE:BP) has a market capitalization of $130.11 billion. The company employs 85,700 people, generates revenue of $388.285 billion and has a net income of $11.816 billion. BP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39.891 billion. The EBITDA margin is 10.27 percent (the operating margin is 5.08 percent and the net profit margin 3.04 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.26 percent of BP’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 41.21 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.07 percent was realized by BP. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.07. Last fiscal year, BP paid $1.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BP shares were bought by 6 guru investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.12, the P/S ratio is 0.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.11. The dividend yield amounts to 5.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of BP (BP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of BP (BP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of BP (BP)

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has a market capitalization of $109.50 billion. The company employs 106,000 people, generates revenue of $53.341 billion and has a net income of $11.005 billion. Intel’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.160 billion. The EBITDA margin is 41.54 percent (the operating margin is 27.44 percent and the net profit margin 20.63 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 15.94 percent of Intel’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.26 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.66 percent was realized by Intel. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.85. Last fiscal year, Intel paid $0.87 in the form of dividends to shareholders. INTC shares were bought by 4 guru investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.88, the P/S ratio is 2.05 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.12. The dividend yield amounts to 4.09 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Intel (INTC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Intel (INTC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Intel (INTC)

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has a market capitalization of $135.05 billion. The company employs 87,100 people, generates revenue of $77.393 billion and has a net income of $9.154 billion. Philip Morris International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14.827 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.16 percent (the operating margin is 17.89 percent and the net profit margin 11.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 60.63 percent of Philip Morris International’s assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.16. Last fiscal year, Philip Morris International paid $3.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PM shares were bought by 5 guru investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.19, the P/S ratio is 1.75 and the P/B ratio is finally not calulable. The dividend yield amounts to 4.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.87.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Philip Morris International (PM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Philip Morris International (PM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Philip Morris International (PM)

Merck (NYSE:MRK) has a market capitalization of $138.39 billion. The company employs 81,000 people, generates revenue of $47.267 billion and has a net income of $6.299 billion. Merck’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.343 billion. The EBITDA margin is 47.27 percent (the operating margin is 18.49 percent and the net profit margin 13.33 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.38 percent of Merck’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 38.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.47 percent was realized by Merck. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.68. Last fiscal year, Merck paid $1.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MRK shares were bought by 6 guru investors.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.15, the P/S ratio is 2.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.70. The dividend yield amounts to 3.64 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.58.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck (MRK)


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 18.90. Exactly 80 companies pay dividend; one High-Yield is below the results. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.73 percent. P/S ratio is 2.39 and P/B ratio 4.67.

These are the most bought stocks by investment guru's:

Symbol
Stock
%
Buys
Hold Price*
ORCL
Oracle Corp.
0.381
17
$30.92
AAPL
Apple Inc.
0.393
12
$399.24
MSFT
Microsoft Corp.
0.464
11
$33.71
DTV
DIRECTV Group Inc.
0.345
10
$61.39
NOV
National Oilwell Varco Inc.
0.145
10
$69.11
KO
Coca Cola Co.
0.087
10
$40.11
WFC
Wells Fargo
0.143
9
$41.08
QCOM
QUALCOMM Inc.
0.114
9
$61.41
COH
Coach Inc.
0.183
8
$56.23
HSP
Hospira Inc.
0.152
8
$37.51
SLB
Schlumberger Ltd.
0.064
8
$71.85
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway CL B
0.055
8
$111.76
ESRX
Express Scripts
0.284
7
$61.72
EMC
EMC Corp.
0.163
7
$23.62
WU
Western Union Co.
0.096
7
$17.11
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corp.
0.088
7
$90.34
SCHW
Charles Schwab
0.068
7
$20.83
V
Visa Inc.
0.049
7
$181.82
GOOG
Google Inc.
0.039
7
$868.67
BP
BP plc
0.246
6
$41.80
AIG
American Int'l. Group
0.194
6
$44.19
UPS
United Parcel Service
0.161
6
$86.48
MRK
Merck & Co.
0.148
6
$46.14
VRX
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l
0.135
6
$86.08
APOL
Apollo Group
0.133
6
$17.72
IBM
International Bus. Machines
0.071
6
$191.10
APA
Apache Corp.
0.047
6
$82.21
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
0.046
6
$48.04
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
0.172
5
$62.63
LH
Laboratory Corp. of America Holding
0.109
5
$100.10
PM
Philip Morris Intl.
0.072
5
$87.67
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
0.056
5
$56.31
WMT
Wal-Mart Stores
0.051
5
$74.61
MA
Mastercard Inc.
0.04
5
$573.60
DD
Du Pont (E.I.)
0.034
5
$51.17
EMR
Emerson Electric
0.026
5
$54.99
CVX
Chevron Corp.
0.022
5
$118.33
BBT
BB&T Corp.
0.007
5
$32.90
BHI
Baker Hughes
0.378
4
$46.13
HES
Hess Corp.
0.155
4
$66.49
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
0.132
4
$77.31
MCO
Moody's Corp.
0.126
4
$60.93
WSH
Willis Group Holdings Plc
0.119
4
$40.68
USB
U.S. Bancorp
0.074
4
$35.68
OXY
Occidental Petroleum
0.068
4
$89.23
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
0.068
4
$36.00
KBR
KBR Inc.
0.064
4
$32.50
ABT
Abbott Labs
0.061
4
$34.91
ADP
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
0.061
4
$68.63
ECL
Ecolab Inc.
0.058
4
$85.19
MET
MetLife Inc.
0.054
4
$45.76
COF
Capital One Financial
0.053
4
$61.74
MDT
Medtronic Inc.
0.049
4
$51.43
INTC
Intel Corp.
0.046
4
$23.77
PCLN
Priceline.com Inc.
0.036
4
$826.87
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
0.035
4
$85.75
UNH
United Health Group Inc.
0.034
4
$63.80
VAR
Varian Medical Systems
0.034
4
$67.45
KSS
Kohl's Corp.
0.033
4
$50.50
AXP
American Express
0.033
4
$72.13
BEN
Franklin Resources
0.033
4
$45.50
AET
Aetna Inc.
0.029
4
$63.54
UTX
United Technologies
0.024
4
$92.97
DVN
Devon Energy Corp.
0.018
4
$53.27
NYT
New York Times Cl. A
0.018
4
$11.06
STJ
St Jude Medical
0.017
4
$45.63
WLP
WellPoint Inc.
0.016
4
$77.18
GLW
Corning Inc.
0.014
4
$14.42
MMM
3M Co.
0.013
4
$108.54
GE
General Electric
0.005
4
$23.17
HAL
Halliburton Co.
0.178
3
$41.44
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
0.149
3
$42.84
HTZ
Hertz Global Hldgs Inc.
0.13
3
$24.80
FRX
Forest Laboratories
0.123
3
$41.00
CMP
Compass Minerals International Inc.
0.086
3
$84.51
MCRS
MICROS Systems
0.08
3
$43.65
ITW
Illinois Tool Works
0.077
3
$69.18
NEM
Newmont Mining Corp. (Hldg. Co.)
0.073
3
$35.49
GT
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
0.071
3
$15.29
GM
General Motors
0.065
3
$32.53
FAF
First Amer'n Corp.
0.054
3
$22.04
HUM
Humana Inc.
0.051
3
$84.38
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
0.05
3
$57.52
CBI
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
0.048
3
$59.66
BCR
Bard (C.R.) Inc.
0.048
3
$107.75
OCN
Ocwen Financial Corp.
0.045
3
$42.01
EBAY
eBay Inc.
0.044
3
$52.05
HPQ
Hewlett-Packard
0.042
3
$24.71
NSC
Norfolk Southern Corp.
0.041
3
$72.66
CCL
Carnival Corp.
0.04
3
$34.29
FLR
Fluor Corp.
0.037
3
$59.76
CHK
Chesapeake Energy
0.036
3
$20.42
JWN
Nordstrom
0.035
3
$59.92
SYY
Sysco Corp.
0.035
3
$34.38
ZTS
Zoetis Inc.
0.032
3
$31.75
CLB
Core Laboratories NV
0.031
3
N/A
PFG
Principal Financial Group
0.03
3
$37.45
BA
Boeing Co.
0.029
3
$102.45
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
0.029
3
$28.51
LMCA
Liberty Media Capital
0.028
3
$126.76

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

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
BP
BP plc
5.12
0.33
1.01
5.23%
INTC
Intel Corporation
11.88
2.09
2.03
4.09%
PM
Philip Morris International, Inc.
16.17
1.74

4.07%
MRK
Merck & Co. Inc.
28.15
3.17
3.00
3.64%
SYY
Sysco Corp.
19.17
0.43
3.66
3.50%
CVX
Chevron Corporation
9.76
0.99
1.62
3.32%
GE
General Electric Company
16.53
1.63
1.94
3.28%
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
44.22
1.35
2.27
3.20%
DD
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
22.29
1.48
4.00
3.18%
NEM
Newmont Mining Corp.
N/A
1.73
1.41
3.15%
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
19.20
3.47
3.49
3.06%
CMP
Compass Minerals International Inc.
25.69
2.45
4.85
2.96%
KO
The Coca-Cola Company
20.20
3.57
5.27
2.93%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
11.13
4.61
1.47
2.92%
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
16.10
2.93
1.70
2.90%
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc.
N/A
1.48
22.29
2.90%
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
10.98
0.90
2.33
2.89%
NSC
Norfolk Southern Corp.
13.31
2.08
2.22
2.88%
WU
Western Union Co.
11.09
1.75
10.50
2.85%
GLW
Corning Inc.
10.80
2.58
0.96
2.85%
CCL
Carnival Corporation
18.70
1.82
1.20
2.77%
MSFT
Microsoft Corporation
12.90
3.58
3.53
2.75%
KSS
Kohl's Corp.
12.02
0.58
1.87
2.73%
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
29.45
1.76
4.28
2.72%
WSH
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company
N/A
2.03
3.65
2.71%
BBT
BB&T Corporation
13.92
3.53
1.23
2.71%
HPQ
Hewlett-Packard Company
N/A
0.38
1.75
2.60%
WMT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
14.25
0.51
3.34
2.58%
COH
Coach, Inc.
14.63
2.93
6.17
2.56%
USB
U.S. Bancorp
12.29
5.30
1.91
2.55%
PFG
Principal Financial Group Inc.
15.16
1.29
1.29
2.54%
AAPL
Apple Inc.
12.17
2.64
3.63
2.50%
CHRW
CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.
15.58
0.75
6.06
2.46%
ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
25.41
3.04
5.55
2.45%
MET
MetLife, Inc.
N/A
0.75
0.85
2.38%
CL
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
24.17
3.12
35.23
2.35%
ITW
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
13.59
1.90
3.14
2.35%
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
28.05
1.25
1.99
2.35%
FAF
First American Financial Corporation
8.57
0.46
0.97
2.30%
MMM
3M Co.
17.80
2.58
4.37
2.24%
MDT
Medtronic, Inc.
14.87
3.14
2.82
2.16%
JWN
Nordstrom Inc.
14.78
0.87
5.36
2.15%
UTX
United Technologies Corp.
18.23
1.46
3.34
2.14%
QCOM
QUALCOMM Incorporated
17.63
4.92
3.05
2.11%
IBM
International Business Machines Corp.
12.96
1.96
11.30
2.08%
STJ
St. Jude Medical Inc.
23.78
2.63
3.73
1.98%
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
24.84
2.17
1.95
1.98%
BA
Boeing Co.
18.96
0.95
10.52
1.87%
COF
Capital One Financial Corp.
8.68
1.84
0.92
1.86%
WLP
WellPoint Inc.
9.26
0.38
1.04
1.76%
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
17.20
1.05
1.28
1.74%
ABT
Abbott Laboratories
62.89
2.39
2.33
1.68%
MCO
Moody's Corp.
19.03
4.82
31.62
1.57%
UNH
Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
13.64
0.62
2.31
1.56%
EMC
EMC Corporation
20.46
2.42
2.39
1.55%
SLB
Schlumberger Limited
17.33
2.40
2.91
1.54%
DVN
Devon Energy Corporation
N/A
2.41
1.14
1.54%
ORCL
Oracle Corporation
14.10
4.01
3.34
1.51%
NOV
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
13.76
1.44
1.52
1.40%
CHK
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
N/A
1.15
1.30
1.36%
BHI
Baker Hughes Incorporated
20.57
0.96
1.18
1.29%
AXP
American Express Company
17.67
2.29
4.12
1.28%
AET
Aetna Inc.
12.65
0.57
1.68
1.26%
HUM
Humana Inc.
9.80
0.36
1.56
1.17%
SCHW
The Charles Schwab Corporation
31.16
5.34
3.04
1.15%
KBR
KBR, Inc.
35.55
0.57
1.64
1.07%
HAL
Halliburton Company
24.49
1.55
2.90
1.04%
FLR
Fluor Corporation
22.41
0.36
2.87
1.01%
ECL
Ecolab Inc.
32.74
2.24
4.13
1.01%
APA
Apache Corp.
13.60
1.97
1.07
0.93%
ZTS
Zoetis Inc.
34.70
3.31
18.22
0.89%
AIG
American International Group, Inc.
10.44
1.08
0.70
0.86%
BEN
Franklin Resources Inc.
13.86
3.74
2.99
0.84%
CLB
Core Laboratories NV
31.43
6.78
38.36
0.84%
V
Visa, Inc.
30.07
11.91
5.09
0.76%
BCR
CR Bard Inc.
54.70
3.07
5.87
0.73%
HES
Hess Corporation
7.27
0.93
1.08
0.53%
MA
Mastercard Incorporated
25.05
9.38
10.45
0.40%
CBI
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
19.75
0.79
3.19
0.33%
BRK-B
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00%
APOL
Apollo Group Inc.
7.61
0.55
1.88
0.00%
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
19.55
2.76
4.15
0.00%
ESRX
Express Scripts Inc.
N/A
0.49
2.18
0.00%
EBAY
eBay Inc.
24.75
4.32
3.00
0.00%
DTV
DIRECTV, Inc.
12.10
1.05
N/A
0.00%
LH
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
16.03
1.54
3.31
0.00%
LMCA
Liberty Capital Group
1.95
5.69
1.14
0.00%
MCRS
MICROS Systems, Inc.
23.07
3
3.42
0.00%
HSP
Hospira Inc.
N/A
1.61
2.23
0.00%
HTZ
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
31.62
0.96
4.45
0.00%
FRX
Forest Laboratories Inc.
N/A
3.62
1.96
0.00%
GM
General Motors Company
12.22
0.31
1.68
0.00%
GOOG
Google Inc.
25.99
5.05
3.57
0.00%
GT
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
17.34
0.25
23.13
0.00%
VAR
Varian Medical Systems Inc.
17.70
2.6
4.52
0.00%
VRX
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
N/A
7.51
5.31
0.00%
PCLN
priceline.com Incorporated
30.87
8.1
8.13
0.00%
NYT
The New York Times Company
12.67
0.84
2.36
0.00%
OCN
Ocwen Financial Corp.
30.39
4.88
3.97
0.00%






Average
18.90
2.39
4.67
1.73%

Related stock ticker symbols sales:
ORCL,AAPL,MSFT,DTV,NOV,KO,WFC,QCOM,COH,HSP,SLB,BRK.B,ESRX,EMC,WU,XOM,SCHW,V,GOOG,BP,AIG,UPS,MRK,VRX,APOL,IBM,APA,RDS.A,CTSH,LH,PM,CHRW,WMT,MA,DD,EMR,CVX,BBT,BHI,HES,SWK,MCO,WSH,USB,OXY,BAM,KBR,ABT,ADP,ECL,MET,COF,MDT,INTC,PCLN,JNJ,UNH,VAR,KSS,AXP,BEN,AET,UTX,DVN,NYT,STJ,WLP,GLW,MMM,GE,HAL,FIS,HTZ,FRX,CMP,MCRS,ITW,NEM,GT,GM,FAF,HUM,CL,CBI,BCR,OCN,EBAY,HPQ,NSC,CCL,FLR,CHK,JWN,SYY,ZTS,CLB,PFG,BA,CVE,LMCA


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