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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: MRK, ABT, LFC, VIP, PPL

February 06, 2011 | About:

Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Merck and Co, Abbott Labs, China Life Insurance Company, Vimpelcom, and PPL Corp. According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

MERCK & CO. INC. (NYSE:MRK) Reached the 52-Week Low of $32.89

The prices of MERCK & CO. INC. (NYSE:MRK) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $32.89, which is 19.5% off the 52-week high of $39.54. MERCK & CO. INC. is owned by 33 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 8have added to their positions during the past quarter. 23 reduced their positions.

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Merck & Co. Inc. has a market cap of $101.33 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.89 with a P/E ratio of 9.9 and P/S ratio of 3.7. The dividend yield of Merck & Co. Inc. stocks is 4.6%.

MRK recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2010. The company reported non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) earnings per share (EPS) for the fourth quarter of $0.88, which excludes purchase accounting adjustments, restructuring costs and merger-related expenses.

John Hussman owns 3,000,000 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 50% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.53% of the $7.2 billion portfolio of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc.. Mario Gabelli owns 911,900 shares as of 12/31/2010, an increase of 17.54% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.12% of the $26.72 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

ABBOTT LABORATORIES (NYSE:ABT) Reached the 52-Week Low of $46.12

The prices of ABBOTT LABORATORIES (NYSE:ABT) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $46.12, which is 18.7% off the 52-week high of $55.54. ABBOTT LABORATORIES is owned by 26 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 9 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 13 reduced their positions.

Abbott Laboratories is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Abbott Laboratories has a market cap of $71.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.12 with a P/E ratio of 11 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Abbott Laboratories stocks is 3.9%. Abbott Laboratories had an annual average earning growth of 7.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Abbott Laboratories the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $1.30, reflecting 10.2 percent growth. Diluted earnings per share under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) were $0.92, primarily reflecting costs associated with recently announced restructuring actions for the integration of the Solvay Pharmaceuticals acquisition and in-process R&D related to the Reata collaboration.

Kenneth Fisher owns 15,070 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $35.88 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Edward Owens owns 13,200,000 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for 3.43% of the $18.42 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. Robert Bruce owns 80,000 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 3.7% of the $109 million portfolio of Bruce & Co., Inc..

Buy: Director Phebe N Novakovic bought 500 shares of ABT stock on 12/06/2010 at the average price of 46.85. Phebe N Novakovic owns at least 500 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.56% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.

CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. (NYSE:LFC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $58.47

The prices of CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. (NYSE:LFC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $58.47, which is 23.3% off the 52-week high of $74.79. CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. is owned by 6 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 4 reduced their positions.

China Life Insurance Company Limited is the life insurance company in China's life insurance market. China Life Insurance Company Ltd. has a market cap of $29.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.47 with a P/E ratio of 19.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of China Life Insurance Company Ltd. stocks is 2.3%. China Life Insurance Company Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 73.6% over the past 5 years.

Chris Davis owns 398,463 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.04% of the $55.71 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. Kenneth Fisher owns 127,985 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for 0.02% of the $35.88 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

VIMPELCOM LTD (NASDAQ:VIP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $14.25

The prices of VIMPELCOM LTD (NASDAQ:VIP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $14.25, 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 $14.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.25 with and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Vimpelcom Ltd stocks is 2.6%.

Mario Gabelli owns 2,419,500 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for 0.14% of the $26.72 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

PPL Corp. (NYSE:PPL) Reached the 52-Week Low of $25.08

The prices of PPL Corp. (NYSE:PPL) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $25.08, which is 20.8% off the 52-week high of $30.62. PPL Corp. is owned by 13 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 6 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 10 reduced their positions.

PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. Ppl Corp. has a market cap of $12.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.08 with a P/E ratio of 8.8 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Ppl Corp. stocks is 5.6%.

PPL recently reported its fourth quarter 2010 results. PPL’s reported earnings in the most recent quarter were $0.51 per share, compared with $0.05 per share a year ago. For the first nine months of 2010, PPL reported earnings of $1.40 per share, compared with $0.67 per share a year ago.

George Soros owns 41,500 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 226.77% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.02% of the $6.69 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. Kenneth Fisher owns 57,550 shares as of 12/31/2010, an increase of 75.59% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $35.88 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Richard Aster Jr owns 17,700 shares as of 12/31/2010, an increase of 22.07% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.02% of the $2.98 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund.

Sell: Executive VP and CFO Paul A Farr sold 400 shares of PPL stock on 01/25/2011 at the average price of 25.86. Paul A Farr owns at least 71,652 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.02% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.


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