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Cooperman's Best Performing Stocks Include Amazon, Facebook

Leon Cooperman ( Trades , Portfolio ) is the founder and chairman of Omega Advisors, a hedge fund with approximately $6 billion under management. He manages a portfolio composed of 82 stocks, two of which were new in the third quarter. The portfolio has a total value of $4,951 million, and since the beginning of the year, some of his holdings have had a very high return.

Cooperman holds 35,800 shares of Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN ), which has returned 117.7% year-to-date. The stake represents 0.37% of the fund's total assets.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 965.37. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 126% and is now 1.10% below its 52-week high and 137.43% above its 52-week low. It looks highly overpriced at the current price of $676.85 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $7.49, as well as the Peter Lynch earnings line that gives a fair value of $8.1.

GuruFocus gives Amazon a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10, with weak returns (ROE 2.92%, ROA 0.65%) that are underperforming 69% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-to-debt ratio of 1.75 is above the industry median of 0.72.

Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.68% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.53%.

Cooperman also holds 150,000 shares of Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. ( SPWH ), which has returned 64.1% since the beginning of the year.

The company is an outdoor sporting goods retailer providing a one-stop shopping experience that equips its customers with the right hunting, shooting, fishing and camping gear to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 25.86. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 63% and is now 18.78% below its 52-week high and 96.91% above its 52-week low. It looks overpriced at the current price of $12.03 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $5.03, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the same fair value of $6.9.

GuruFocus gives Sportsman's Warehouse a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10, with strong returns (ROA 6.26%, ROC 24.57%) that are outperforming 73% of the companies in the Global Leisure industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The weak cash-to-debt ratio of 0.01 is far below the industry median of 0.62

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Cooperman and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Cooperman holds 1,516,559 shares of FCB Financial Holdings Inc. ( FCB ), which has returned 50.6% since the beginning of the year.

The company is a bank holding company with one wholly-owned national bank subsidiary, Florida Community Bank.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 44.63. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 52% and is now 5.51% below its 52-week high and 72.83% above its 52-week low. It looks highly overpriced at the current price of $36.85 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $8.88, while the Peter Lynch earnings line that gives the same fair value of $8.2.

GuruFocus gives FCB Financial Holdings a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10, with weak returns (ROE 4.33%, ROA 0.58%) that are underperforming 78% of the companies in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-to-debt ratio of 0.07 is far below the industry median of 1.47.

Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 5.32% of outstanding shares, followed by Cooperman, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

The investor holds 482.749 shares of Alphabet Inc. ( GOOGL ), which has returned 46.3% year-to-date. The stake represents 0.07% of outstanding shares of the company and 6.22% of the fund's total assets.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 33.24. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 50% and is now 2.18% below its 52-week high and 58.03% above its 52-week low. It looks overpriced at the current price of $772.78 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $620.04, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives a fair value of $315.

GuruFocus gives Alphabet a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10, with strong returns (ROE 14.78%, ROA 12.24%) that are outperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-to-debt ratio of 13.91 is a few above the industry median of 12.49

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38% of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3 and Dodge & Cox with 0.19%.

Cooperman holds 250,000 shares of Cigna Corp . ( CI ), which has returned 37.2% since the beginning of the year. The stake represents 0.1% of outstanding shares of the company and 0.68% of the fund's total assets.

It offers supplemental health, life and accident insurance products and international health care coverage and services to businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 17.60. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 40% and is now 5.41% below its 52-week high and 33.14% above its 52-week low. It looks overpriced at the current price of $143.34 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $108.49, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives a fair value of $122.

GuruFocus gives Cigna a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10, with good returns (ROE 19.08%, ROA 3.76%) that are outperforming 59% of the companies in the Global Health Care Plans industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-to-debt ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 1.75.

Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 5% of outstanding shares, followed by Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.22%, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.78% and James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.97%.

The investor holds 1,057,400 shares of Facebook Inc. ( FB ), which has returned 36.9% since the beginning of the year. The stake represents 0.04% of outstanding shares of the company and 1.92% of the fund's total assets.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 107.66. In the last 12 months, the price has risen by 40% and is now 3.94% below its 52-week high and 47.63% above its 52-week low. It looks highly overpriced at the current price of $106.34 per share. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $10.59, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the same fair value of $14.1.

GuruFocus gives Facebook a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10, with good returns (ROE 8.00%, ROA 7.18%) that are outperforming 50% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-to-debt ratio of 12.67 is far above the industry median of 12.49.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.89% of outstanding shares, followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38%, Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) by 0.14 and John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

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