10-year

10-Year Anniversary Promotion (20% off)

Join GuruFocus Premium Membership Now for Only $279/Year

Once a decade discount

Save up to $500 on Global Membership.

Don't Miss It !

Free 7-day Trial
All Articles and Columns »

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: MRK, GM, CSCO, LFC, KEP

March 12, 2011 | About:
GuruFocus

hyperman299

4 followers
Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Merck and Co, General Motors, Cisco Systems, China Life Insurance Company, and Korea Electric Power. According to GuruFocus List of 52-Week Lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

MERCK & CO. INC. (MRK) Reached the 52-Week Low of $32.73

The prices of MERCK & CO. INC. (MRK) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $32.73, which is 17.4% off the 52-week high of $38.5. MERCK & CO. INC. is owned by 33 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 11 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 17 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 $100.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.73 with a P/E ratio of 9.6 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Merck & Co. Inc. stocks is 4.7%.

Merck 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

[url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Mario+Gabelli]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. NWQ Managers owns 7,130,988 shares as of 12/31/2010, a decrease of 42.65% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.34% of the $19.36 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co. HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 616,495 shares as of 09/30/2010, a decrease of 72.89% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.15% of the $14.81 billion portfolio of Hotchkis & Wliey Capital Management LLC.

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Reached the 52-Week Low of $17.95

The prices of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $17.95, which is 35.0% off the 52-week high of $27.57. Cisco Systems Inc. is owned by 37 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 21 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 14 reduced their positions.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco Systems Inc. has a market cap of $99.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.95 with a P/E ratio of 12.5 and P/S ratio of 2.5. Cisco Systems Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 23% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cisco Systems Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Cisco recently reported its second quarter results for the period ended January 29, 2011. Cisco reported second quarter net sales of $10.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $1.5 billion or $0.27 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.1 billion or $0.37 per share.

Donald Yacktman bought 5,359,709 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.82% of the $5.96 billion portfolio of Yacktman Asset Management Co.. Edward Lampert bought 6,439,720 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.41% of the $9.25 billion portfolio of ESL Investments. Chris Davis sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010.

Sell: EVP, Chief Globalisation Ofr Wim Elfrink sold 33,000 shares of CSCO stock on 03/09/2011 at the average price of 18.11. Wim Elfrink owns at least 477,207 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.88% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY (GM) Reached the 52-Week Low of $31.93

The prices of GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY (GM) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $31.93, which is 19.4% off the 52-week high of $38.98. GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY is owned by 21 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 20 have added to their positions during the past quarter.

General Motors Company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and retailing of vehicles globally including passenger cars, crossover vehicles, and light trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans and other vehicles. General Motors Company has a market cap of $49.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.93 with and P/S ratio of 0.4.

GM recently reported its first full-year results as new company. Revenue for the calendar year was $135.6 billion. Automotive cash flow from operating activities was $6.6 billion and automotive free cash flow was $2.4 billion, both reflecting the impact of a $4.0 billion voluntary cash contribution to the company's U.S. pension plans.

Bill Ackman bought 7,187,740 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 4.54% of the $5.84 billion portfolio of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.. Richard Perry bought 2,000,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.78% of the $4.13 billion portfolio of Perry Capital. NWQ Managers bought 7,197,980 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.39% of the $19.36 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co.

Buy: CEO Daniel F Akerson bought 5,000 shares of GM stock on 03/11/2011 at the average price of 31.81. Daniel F Akerson owns at least 20,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.38% since.

Buy: Director Robert D Krebs bought 5,000 shares of GM stock on 03/10/2011 at the average price of 31.67. Robert D Krebs owns at least 5,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.82% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. (LFC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $58.07

The prices of CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. (LFC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $58.07, which is 25.4% off the 52-week high of $74.79. CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. is owned by 7 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 6 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 $28.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.07 with a P/E ratio of 19.6 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 earnings growth of 73.6% over the past 5 years.

Chris Davis owns 390,313 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for 0.04% of the $58.28 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.

KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP (KEP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $12.23

The prices of KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP (KEP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $12.23, which is 30.6% off the 52-week high of $17.16. KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP is owned by 4 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 4 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

Korea Electric Power Corporation generates and supplies electric power to its customers, both industrial and residential. Korea Electric Power Corp has a market cap of $15.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.23 with and P/S ratio of 0.5.

Donald Smith owns 1,515,221 shares as of 12/31/2010, an increase of 30.2% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.69% of the $2.98 billion portfolio of Donald Smith & Co.. Mario Gabelli owns 598,000 shares as of 12/31/2010, an increase of 14.34% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.03% of the $26.72 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.


Rating: 1.8/5 (5 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK