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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: TEF, ABX, ECV, NEM, CHT

March 26, 2012 | About:
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Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were TEF, BX, ECV, NVM and CHT. According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Telefonica S.A. (TEF) Reached the 52-Week Low of $16.86

The prices of Telefonica S.A. (TEF) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $16.86, which is 39.8% off the 52-week high of $27.08. Telefonica S.A. is owned by 10 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, seven have added to their positions during the past quarter. Seven reduced their positions.

Telefonica is the largest supplier of telecommunications services in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. Telefonica S.A. has a market cap of $76.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.86 with a P/E ratio of 3.22 and P/S ratio of 0.91. The dividend yield of Telefonica S.A. stocks is 10.16%. Telefonica S.A. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Telefonica S.A. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Brian Rogers owns 5,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.42% of the $20.49 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Mario Gabelli owns 48,140 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.0066% of the $12.57 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. David Dreman owns 147,207 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.057% of the $4.42 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. Charles Brandes owns 2,917,853 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.46% of the $10.87 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment.

Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) Reached the 52-Week Low of $43.76

The prices of Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $43.76, which is 22.6% off the 52-week high of $55.63. Barrick Gold Corp. is owned by 13 gurus we are tracking. Among them, five have added to their positions during the past quarter. Eight reduced their positions.

Barrick Gold Corporation is a international gold producer with low-cost mines in North and South America. Barrick Gold Corp. has a market cap of $43.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $43.76 with a P/E ratio of 9.35 and P/S ratio of 3.06. The dividend yield of Barrick Gold Corp. stocks is 1.37%. Barrick Gold Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 23.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Barrick Gold Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

ABX recently reported its fourth quarter 2011 results. Full year adjusted net earnings rose 33% from the same prior year period to $4.67 billion ($4.67 per share) and translated to a 22% return on equity, up from 20% in 2010.

Mario Gabelli owns 56,540 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.02% of the $12.57 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. David Dreman owns 54,389 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.056% of the $4.42 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. John Paulson owns 923,300 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.3% of the $13.88 billion portfolio of Paulson & Co. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011.

Exelon Corp. (EXC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $38.84

The prices of Exelon Corp. (EXC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $38.84, which is 15.2% off the 52-week high of $45.34. Exelon Corp. is owned by 15 gurus we are tracking. Among them, six have added to their positions during the past quarter. Twelve reduced their positions.

Exelon Corporation is a utility holding company. Its subsidiaries are engaged principally in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers and the distribution and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Exelon Corp has a market cap of $33.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.84 with a P/E ratio of 9.34 and P/S ratio of 1.72. The dividend yield of Exelon Corp stocks is 5.41%. Exelon Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 8.5% over the past 10 years.

EXC recently reported its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011 results. For the fourth quarter of 2011, the company announced that fiscal year revenues were $18.9 billion, for the quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $3.75 for the fiscal year.

PRIMECAP Management owns 318,000 shares as of 12/31/2011, an increase of 14.76% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.022% of the $62.67 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011. David Dreman sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011.

Senior Vice President Kenneth W. Cornew sold 2,500 shares of EXC stock on 11/01/2011 at the average price of $43.9. Kenneth W. Cornew owns at least 14,619 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 11.53% since.

Newmont Mining (NEM) Reached the 52-Week Low of $53.32

The prices of Newmont Mining (NEM) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $53.32, which is 28.5% off the 52-week high of $72.13. Newmont Mining is owned by 15 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 7 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 9 reduced their positions.

Newmont Mining Corp. is engaged in the production of gold, the exploration for gold and the acquisition and development of gold properties worldwide. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $26.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.32 with a P/E ratio of 12.15 and P/S ratio of 2.52. The dividend yield of Newmont Mining stocks is 2.63%. Newmont Mining had an annual average earnings growth of 12.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Newmont Mining the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Newmont Mining recently reported income from continuing operations of $0.5 billion or $1.02 per share, compared with $2.3 billion, or $4.69 per share in 2010. Adjusted net income was a record $2.2 billion, or $4.39 per share in 2011, compared with $1.9 billion, or $3.85 per share a year ago.

Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 6,847,766 shares as of 12/31/2011, an increase of 13.85% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.8% of the $22.79 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management LLC. Third Avenue Management owns 496,482 shares as of 12/31/2011, a decrease of 38.27% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.75% of the $3.98 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Management.

Director, President & CEO Richard T. Obrien sold 28,441 shares of NEM stock on 03/02/2012 at the average price of 58.21. Richard T. Obrien owns at least 292,163 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 8.4% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) Reached the 52-Week Low of $30.58

The prices of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $30.58, which is 20.2% off the 52-week high of $37.29. Chunghwa Telecom is owned by seven gurus we are tracking. Among them, three have added to their positions during the past quarter. Four reduced their positions.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is the largest telecommunications service provider in Taiwan and one of the largest in Asia in terms of revenues. Chunghwa Telecom has a market cap of $23.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.58 with a P/E ratio of 14.84 and P/S ratio of 3.23. The dividend yield of Chunghwa Telecom stocks is 4.91%.

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