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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, HSBC Holdings, JP Morgan

August 21, 2011 | About:
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Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A), HSBC Holdings Plc ADS (HBC), and JP Morgan Chase (JPM). According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Reached the 52-Week Low of $24.05

The prices of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $24.05, which is 18.7% off the 52-week high of $28.87. Microsoft Corp. is owned by 53 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 32 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Twenty-three reduced their positions.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corp. has a market cap of $211.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.05 with a P/E ratio of 9.51 and P/S ratio of 3.03. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.55%. Microsoft Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

MSFT recently announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $6.17 billion, $5.87 billion, and $0.69 per share, which represented increases of 4%, 30%, and 35%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.

Seth Klarman bought 12,000,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2011, which is 12.9477% of the $2.41 billion portfolio of The Baupost Group. Joel Greenblatt owns 323,290 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 449.83% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.1751% of the $715 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. Dodge & Cox owns 43,352,521 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 94.33% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.3082% of the $86.17 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Director William H. Gates III sold 5,000,000 shares of MSFT stock on 07/29/2011 at the average price of $27.5. William H. Gates III owns at least 540,977,585 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 12.55% since.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) Reached the 52-Week Low of $102,600

The prices of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A (BRK.A) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $102,600, which is 23.1% off the 52-week high of $131300. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A is owned by 25 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 8 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 7 reduced their positions.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A has a market cap of $177.33 billion; its shares were traded at around $102,600 with a P/E ratio of 14.65 and P/S ratio of 1.3. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A had an annual average earnings growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years.

Berkshire Hathaway recently reported its second quarter 2011 results. The company announced that its operating earnings during the quarter were $2.7 billion, compared to $3.1 billion in the second quarter of 2010. For the six months ended during the quarter, operating earnings were $4.3 billion, compared to $5.3 billion a year ago.

HSBC Holdings Plc ADS (HBC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $41.76

The prices of HSBC Holdings PLC ADS (HBC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $41.76, which is 29.6% off the 52-week high of $58.99. HSBC Holdings PLC ADS is owned by 10 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Four reduced their positions.

HSBC Holdings Plc Ads is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC Holdings Plc Ads has a market cap of $157.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.76 with and P/S ratio of 1.55. The dividend yield of HSBC Holdings Plc Ads stocks is 4.16%.

HSBC recently reported its 2011 interim results. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was US $8.929 million, an increase of US $2.300 million or 35% compared with the first half of 2010. Stuart Gulliver, group chief executive said: “I am pleased with these results, which mark a first step in the right direction on what will be a long journey.”

Charles Brandes owns 174,192 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 427.3% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0613% of the $14.11 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment. David Dreman owns 68,554 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 43.9% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0651% of the $5.23 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. Richard Pzena sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2011.

JP Morgan Chase (JPM) Reached the 52-Week Low of $34.35

The prices of JP Morgan Chase (JPM) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $34.35, which is 29.0% off the 52-week high of $48. JP Morgan Chase is owned by 45 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 18 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 24 reduced their positions.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services firm. JP Morgan Chase has a market cap of $142.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.35 with a P/E ratio of 7.67 and P/S ratio of 1.39. The dividend yield of JP Morgan Chase stocks is 2.78%.

JP Morgan Chase recently reported its second quarter 2011 results. The company reported second-quarter 2011 net income of $5.4 billion, compared with net income of $4.8 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Earnings per share were $1.27, compared with $1.09 in the second quarter of 2010.

Ken Heebner bought 1,375,400 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2011, which is 0.9276% of the $6.07 billion portfolio of Capital Growth Management LP. Lee Ainslie owns 10,792,867 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 80.45% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 4.2595% of the $10.37 billion portfolio of Maverick Capital. Arnold Schneider owns 1,111,615 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 25.67% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 2.6357% of the $1.73 billion portfolio of Schneider Capital Management.

Director James S. Crown bought 194,109 shares of JPM stock on 08/10/2011 at the average price of 35.02. James S. Crown owns at least 11,473,627 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.91% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

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