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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: VIP, MSI, BAB, HCBK, AB

January 23, 2011 | About:
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Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Vimpelcom, Motorola, British Airways, Hudson City, and Alliancebernstn. According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Vimpelcom Ltd (VIP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $13.76

The prices of Vimpelcom Ltd (VIP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $13.76, which is 21.6% off the 52-week high of $17.56. Vimpelcom Ltd is owned by 6 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

VimpelCom Ltd. consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies. Vimpelcom Ltd has a market cap of $14.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.76 with and P/S ratio of 1.62. The dividend yield of Vimpelcom Ltd stocks is 2.7%.

Mario Gabelli owns 2,370,500 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 454.5% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.15% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Motorola Solutn (MSI) Reached the 52-Week Low of $37.15

The prices of Motorola Solutn (MSI) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $37.15, which is 41.9% off the 52-week high of $63.75. Motorola Solutn is owned by 18 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 8 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 10 reduced their positions. Motorola Solutn has a market cap of $12.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.15 with a P/E ratio of 15.61 and P/S ratio of 0.57.

MSI recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. GAAP net earnings in the third quarter of 2010 were $109 million, or .05 per share, compared to $12 million, or .01 per share, in the third quarter 2009. On a non-GAAP basis, including discontinued operations, earnings in the third quarter of 2010 were $380 million, or .16 per share, exceeding the Company’s guidance of .10 - .12 per share. Non-GAAP earnings, including discontinued operations, in the third quarter of 2009 were $131 million, or .06 per share.

Richard Perry bought 4,025,747 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2010, which is 0.54% of the $6.36 billion portfolio of Perry Capital. Mario Gabelli owns 402,300 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 950.39% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Richard Pzena sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2010.

Buy: 10% Owner Carl C Icahn bought 351,086 shares of MSI stock on 11/03/2010 at the average price of 55.63. Carl C Icahn owns at least 268,045,683 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 33.22% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.

British Airways plc (BAB) Reached the 52-Week Low of $25.07

The prices of British Airways plc (BAB) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $25.07, which is 78.9% off the 52-week high of $114.67. British Airways plc is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. British Airways Plc has a market cap of $11.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.07 with a P/E ratio of 51.6 and P/S ratio of 0.6.

BAB recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. Passenger revenue was up 7.9 per cent, on capacity down 6.2 per cent. Yields improved by 17.2 per cent, 14.4 per cent excluding the impact of exchange, driven by price and mix across all cabins.

John Keeley owns 56,000 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.03% of the $5.72 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.

Hudson City Bcp (HCBK) Reached the 52-Week Low of $11.25

The prices of Hudson City Bcp (HCBK) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $11.25, which is 23.6% off the 52-week high of $14.72. Hudson City Bcp is owned by 8 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 7 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

HUDSON CITY BANCCORP is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Hudson City Savings, they are a community and customer-oriented savings bank that provides financial services primarily to individuals and families. Hudson City Bcp has a market cap of $5.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.25 with a P/E ratio of 10.32 and P/S ratio of 2.01. The dividend yield of Hudson City Bcp stocks is 5.33%. Hudson City Bcp had an annual average earning growth of 32.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Hudson City Bcp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

HCBK recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. Both basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.25 for the third quarter of 2010 as compared to $0.28 and $0.27 for basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the third quarter of 2009. Both basic and diluted earnings per common share were $0.84 for the first nine months of 2010 as compared to $0.80 for both basic and diluted earnings per share for the same period in 2009.

Mario Gabelli owns 198,045 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 73.66% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. David Dreman owns 251,507 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 10.8% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.07% of the $4.35 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management.

Sell: Director Donald O Quest sold 20,000 shares of HCBK stock on 08/05/2010 at the average price of 12.34. Donald O Quest owns at least 464,022 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 8.83% since.

Alliancebernstn (AB) Reached the 52-Week Low of $21.7

The prices of Alliancebernstn (AB) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $21.7, which is 35.8% off the 52-week high of $33.76. Alliancebernstn is owned by 4 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their position.

ALLIANCE CAP MANAGEMENT L.P. provides diversified investment management services, primarily to pension funds, endowments, foreign financial institutions, and to individual investors. Alliancebernstn has a market cap of $2.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.7 with a P/E ratio of 11.99 and P/S ratio of 0.76. The dividend yield of Alliancebernstn stocks is 2.21%.

AB recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. Total assets under management as of September 30, 2010 were $484 billion, up $26 billion, or 6%, from June 30, 2010, and down $14 billion, or 3%, compared to September 30, 2009. The increase versus the prior quarter is a result of positive investment performance, partially offset by net outflows, mainly in our Institutions channel.

Mario Gabelli owns 761,440 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 15.18% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.09% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Charles Brandes owns 12,535 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $16.09 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment.

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