Morning Coffee: Widely Held Guru Stocks Near Historical Low P/B

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This morning we are going to take a look at stocks that are widely held by the gurus and trading near historical low price-to-book (P/B) ratios :

Quest Diagnostics Inc ( DGX ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 2.05, near its 10-year low of 1.87. The company provides diagnostic testing information services in the U.S. and Internationally. It is held by 17 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 8.04 billion, P/E: 10.00

Business Predictability: 4/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 1.85, near its 10-year low of 1.73. The company operates a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets in the U.S. It is held by 15 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 23.26 billion, P/E: 50.80

Business Predictability: 2/5, Financial Strength: 4/10, Profitability & Growth: 7/10

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Waters Corp ( WAT ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 4.82, near its 10-year low of 4.61. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products. It is held by 11 gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 8.51 billion, P/E: 19.20

Business Predictability: 4/5, Financial Strength: 9/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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Altera Corp ( ALTR ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 2.94, near its 10-year low of 2.82. The semiconductor company designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-density programmable logic devices, or PLDs, hard copy ASIC devices, pre-defined design building blocks know as intellectual property cores, and associated development tools. It is held by eight gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 10.06 billion, P/E: 23.70

Business Predictability: 3/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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Buenaventura Mining Co. Inc. ( BVN ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 0.77, near its 10-year low of 0.71. The company engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold and silver in Peru. It is held by eight gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 3.2 billion, P/E: 9.10

Business Predictability: 3.5/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10

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Quality Systems Inc. ( QSII ) is trading at a low P/B ratio of 3.04, near its 10-year low of 2.93. the company develops and markets healthcare information systems that automate medical and dental practices, and networks of practices in the U.S. It is held by seven gurus we follow.

Market Cap: 910.99 million, P/E 136.30

Business Predictability: 3.5/5, Financial Strength: 9/10, Profitability & Growth: 7/10

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For the complete list of stocks are traded at close to their historical low P/B ratios, go to: GuruFocus Value Strategies of Stocks That Are Traded at Historical Low P/B.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: WAT , ALTR , BVN , QSII , DGX

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