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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: BRK.A, HBC, HPQ, DIS, MTU

August 28, 2011 | About:
Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were BRK.A, HBC, HPQ, DIS, and MTU. According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A (BRK.A) Reached the 52-Week Low of $104764

The prices of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A (BRK.A) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $104,764, which is 23.1% off the 52-week high of $131,300. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl A is owned by 25 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, eight have added to their positions during the past quarter. Seven 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 $181.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $104764 with a P/E ratio of 15 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 $41.46

The prices of HSBC Holdings Plc ADS (HBC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $41.46, which is 29.7% off the 52-week high of $58.99. HSBC Holdings Plc ADS is owned by 10 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, three 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. HHSBC Holdings Plc ADS has a market cap of $156.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.46 with and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of HSBC Holdings Plc ADS stocks is 4.2%.

HSBC recently reported its 2011 interim results. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was $8.929 million, an increase of $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. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 21,420 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0049% of the $21.61 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management LLC. Dodge & Cox owns 9,996,438 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.5757% of the $86.17 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $24.82

The prices of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $24.82, which is 49.9% off the 52-week high of $48.99. Hewlett-Packard Co. is owned by 28 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 15 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Eighteen reduced their positions.

Hewlett Packard is one of the global providers of computing and imaging solutions and services for business and home. Hewlett-Packard Co. has a market cap of $70.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.82 with a P/E ratio of 6.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Hewlett-Packard Co. stocks is 1.4%. Hewlett-Packard Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.5% over the past 5 years.

HP recently reported its third quarter results. For the quarter, net revenue of $31.2 billion was up 1% from the prior-year period as reported and down 2% when adjusted for the effects of currency. GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.93, up 24% from $0.75 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.10, up 2% from $1.08 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP financial information excludes after-tax costs of approximately $0.17 per share and $0.33 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2011 and 2010, respectively, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles, restructuring charges and acquisition-related charges. Information about HP's use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Use of non-GAAP financial information" below.

Joel Greenblatt owns 60,195 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 116.99% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.3063% of the $715 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. Brian Rogers owns 7,276,800 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 70.15% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.2232% of the $21.55 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Donald Yacktman owns 6,543,446 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 49.28% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 2.5074% of the $9.5 billion portfolio of Yacktman Asset Management Co..

Senior Vice President, Controller and PAO James T. Murrin sold 18,000 shares of HPQ stock on 04/13/2011 at the average price of 40.97. James T. Murrin owns at least 76,830 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 39.42% since.

Walt Disney (DIS) Reached the 52-Week Low of $32.4

The prices of Walt Disney (DIS) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $32.4, which is 28.4% off the 52-week high of $44.07. Walt Disney is owned by 23 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 10 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Ten reduced their positions. Walt Disney Company owns 100% of Disney Enterprises Inc. Walt Disney has a market cap of $63.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.4 with a P/E ratio of 14.1 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Walt Disney stocks is 1.2%. Walt Disney had an annual average earnings growth of 12.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walt Disney the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

DIS recently reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter and nine months ended July 2, 2011. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter increased 15% to $0.77, compared to $0.67 in the prior-year quarter. Diluted EPS for the nine-months ended July 2, 2011, was $1.93 compared to $1.60 in the prior-year period.

Chris Davis owns 7,339,268 shares as of 06/30/2011, an increase of 180.24% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.5145% of the $55.69 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. Kenneth Fisher owns 9,815 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.001% of the $38.22 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Mark Hillman owns 42,076 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.4034% of the $407 million portfolio of Hillman Capital Management. Robert Olstein owns 209,500 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 1.4426% of the $567 million portfolio of Olstein Financial Alert Fund. Brian Rogers owns 6,156,200 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 1.1099% of the $21.55 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund.

Senior Executive Vice President and CFO James A. Rasulo sold 55,000 shares of DIS stock on 03/24/2011 at the average price of $42.9. James A. Rasulo owns at least 54,271 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 24.48% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ADS (MTU) Reached the 52-Week Low of $4.3

The prices of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ADS (MTU) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $4.3, which is 25.7% off the 52-week high of $5.64. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ADS is owned by six Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Four reduced their positions.

Mitsubishi Tokyo provides a variety of financial and investment services such as commercial banking, asset management services and trust banking. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. Ads has a market cap of $62.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $4.3 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 1.2. The dividend yield of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. Ads stocks is 3%. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. Ads had an annual average earnings growth of 6.2% over the past 10 years.

Kenneth Fisher owns 39,825,646 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.5033% of the $38.22 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Charles Brandes owns 21,955,780 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 0.7516% of the $14.11 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment.

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