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Gurus Active in Three Stocks on 52-Week Low
Posted by: Sally Jones (IP Logged)
Date: December 31, 2013 04:58PM

A number of billionaire investors hold today’s featured companies including Ecopetrol S.A. (EC), Le Gaga Holdings Ltd. (GAGA) and Energy Company of Minas Gerais (CIG).  All three companies are on a 52-week low, as revealed by the GuruFocus special feature 52-week low screener.   

Highlight:  Ecopetrol S.A. (EC)

The EC share price is around $38.33, trading close to 52-week low of $37.49.

Down 39% over 12 months, Ecopetrol S.A. has a market cap of $78.12 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 10.50 and P/S ratio of 2.17. The dividend yield of EC stocks is 7.39%.  Organized in 1951 under the laws of Colombia, the company had an annual average earnings growth of 14.90% over the past 5 years.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows four good signs and two warnings.

Tracking historical share price, revenue and net income:

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Check out the 10-Year Valuations.

Guru Action:  Two gurus hold EC shares as of the third quarter of 2013 and there is no recent insider trading.

As of Sept. 30, 2013,  Jim Simons is the top guru stakeholder, holding 1,085,400 shares, after reducing his position in the third quarter by 10.14%.  He sold 122,500 shares at an average price of $45.32 per share, taking a loss of 16.2% in the third quarter of 2013.  

His current shares of 1,085,400 represent 0.05% of shares outstanding and 0.12% of total assets managed.

Over four years, Simons has averaged a loss of 18% on 2,118,166 shares bought at an average price of $46.43 per share.  He also lost 28% selling 1,032,766 shares at an average price of $52.68 per share.

 

Highlight:  Le Gaga Holdings Ltd. (GAGA)

The GAGA share price is around $3.20, trading close to a 52-week low of $3.08.

Down 11% over 12 months, Le Gaga Holdings Ltd. (GAGA) has a market cap of $146.88 million. Shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 6.00 and a P/B of 0.60.

Le Gaga Holdings Ltd. operates as a greenhouse vegetable producer in China.

Check out the 10-Year Valuations.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows three good signs and four warnings.

Tracking historical share price, revenue and net income:

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Guru Action:  One guru holds GAGA shares as of the third quarter of 2013 and no insider trading was found.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, Jim Simons is the sole guru stakeholder, holding 94,600 shares, after increasing its position by 6.29%.  He bought 5,600 shares at an average price of $3.69 per share, taking a loss of 8.9% in the third quarter of 2013.  

Over three years of losing quarters, he has averaged a loss of 36% on 94,600 shares bought at an average price of $5.24 per share.

His current shares of 94,600 represent 0.21% of shares outstanding.

 

Highlight:  Energy Company of Minas Gerais (CIG)

The CIG share price is around $7.78, trading close to a 52-week low of $7.53.

Down 23% over 12 months, Energy Company of Minas Gerais has a market cap of $8.51 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 10.50 and P/S ratio of 0.91. The dividend yield of CIG stocks is 1.71%.  The company had an annual average earnings growth of 18.30% over the past 5 years.

Energy Company of Minas Gerais was organized in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1952.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows two good signs and nine warnings.

Check out the 10-Year Valuations.

Tracking historical share price, revenue and net income:

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Guru Action:  One guru holds CIG shares as of the third quarter of 2013   and there is no insider trading found.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, Jeremy Grantham is the sole guru stakeholder, holding 1,423,112 shares, after making a new buy in the third quarter.  He bought 1,423,112 shares at an average price of $8.71per share, taking a loss of 11.7% in the third quarter of 2013.

Grantham’s current shares of 1,423,112 are 0.15% of shares outstanding.

 

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Check out the GuruFocus special feature 52-week low screener to find the stocks hitting new lows but are still held by top investor Gurus and Insiders. 

 




Guru Discussed: Jim Simons: Current Portfolio, Stock Picks
Stocks Discussed: EC, GAGA, CIG,
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