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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: MSFT, NSRGY, GE, HBC, NVS

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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 $24.3

The prices of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $24.3, which is 17.9% off the 52-week high of $28.87. Microsoft Corp. is owned by 54 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 27 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Twenty-four 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 $203.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.3 with a P/E ratio of 9 and P/S ratio of 2.91. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 3.29%. 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 first-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, a 7% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.20 billion, $5.74 billion, and $0.68 per share, which represented increases of 1%, 6%, and 10%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.

Leon Cooperman bought 1,355,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 1% of the $3.37 billion portfolio of Omega Advisors. Bill Nygren owns 2,950,000 shares as of 06/30/2011, which accounts for 1.8877% of the $4.06 billion portfolio of Oak Mark Fund. PRIMECAP Management owns 55,309,192 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 2.3979% of the $57.41 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management.

President, Windows Division Steven J. Sinofsky sold 305,561 shares of MSFT stock on 11/08/2011 at the average price of $27.14. Steven J. Sinofsky owns at least 820,012 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 10.46% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Nestle S A Reg (NSRGY) Reached the 52-Week Low of $54.37

The prices of Nestle S A Reg (NSRGY) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $54.37, which is 18.4% off the 52-week high of $64.8. Nestle S A Reg is owned by three Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Two reduced their positions.

Nestle is the world's No. 1 food company and the world leader in coffee (Nescafe), mineral water (Perrier), and ophthalmology products. Nestle S A Reg has a market cap of $178.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.37 with and P/S ratio of 1.69. The dividend yield of Nestle S A Reg stocks is 3.27%.

Kenneth Fisher owns 9,527,994 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 1.7472% of the $30.08 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management LLC.

General Electric Co. (GE) Reached the 52-Week Low of $14.7

The prices of General Electric Co. (GE) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $14.7, which is 31.7% off the 52-week high of $21.52. General Electric Co. is owned by 29 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 14 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Fourteen reduced their positions.

General Electric is one of the largest and most diversified industrial corporations in the world. General Electric Co. has a market cap of $155.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.7 with a P/E ratio of 11.22 and P/S ratio of 1.03. The dividend yield of General Electric Co. stocks is 4.08%. General Electric Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.1% over the past 10 years.

General Electric recently reported its third quarter 2011 results. The company announced operating earnings of $3.4 billion, or $0.31 per share, up 11%, from the third quarter of 2010, excluding effects of the preferred redemption.

Robert Olstein bought 178,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.5802% of the $467 million portfolio of Olstein Financial Alert Fund. Michael Price bought 75,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.2032% of the $562 million portfolio of MFP Investors LLC. Richard Aster Jr. bought 28,200 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.016% of the $2.68 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund.

HSBC Holdings Plc ADS (HBC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $35.92

The prices of HSBC Holdings PLC ADS (HBC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $35.92, which is 39.3% off the 52-week high of $58.99. HSBC Holdings Plc ADS is owned by 10 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, five have added to their positions during the past quarter. 4 reduced their positions. HSBC Holdings is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC Holdings Plc Ads has a market cap of $128.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.92 with and P/S ratio of 1.26. The dividend yield of HSBC Holdings Plc Ads stocks is 5.43%. HSBC Holdings Plc Ads had an annual average earnings growth of 11.3% over the past 10 years.

Charles Brandes owns 330,337 shares as of 09/30/2011, an increase of 89.64% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.1163% of the $10.81 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment. Dodge & Cox owns 10,059,380 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.5615% of the $68.15 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 21,420 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0041% of the $20.08 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC.

Novartis AG ADS (NVS) Reached the 52-Week Low of $51.65

The prices of Novartis AG ADS (NVS) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $51.65, which is 19.9% off the 52-week high of $64.52. Novartis AG ADS is owned by 19 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, nine have added to their positions during the past quarter. Ten reduced their positions.

Novartis AG is committed to improving health and well-being through innovative products and services. Novartis AG Ads has a market cap of $124.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.65 with a P/E ratio of 9.48 and P/S ratio of 2.47. The dividend yield of Novartis Ag Ads stocks is 3.88%. Novartis AG Ads had an annual average earnings growth of 13.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Novartis AG Ads the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Novartis recently reported its third quarter 2011 results. Net income increased 4% to $8 billion, following lower income from associated companies and higher net financial expenses due to financing costs related to the Alcon acquisition, partially offset by an improved tax rate of 15.5%. Core net income grew 14% to $10.5 billion.

John Hussman owns 662,000 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.5868% of the $6.29 billion portfolio of Hussman Economtrics Advisors. Edward Owens owns 4,969,880 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 1.5142% of the $18.34 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. Edward Owens owns 1,461,400 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.4445% of the $18.34 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund.

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