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These 5 Stocks Are Most Hated by Big Investors

Investment Gurus are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management. They became popular by big returns and spectacular investment strategies. I talk about investors like George Soros and Warren Buffett. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows.

I made a screen of the biggest stock sells from 49 super investors over the recent six months and ranked them in my 100 best Guru sells list. They all sold 499 stocks within the past half year. The top stocks are Walmart (WMT) and Microsoft (MSFT). Both companies were sold by 12 investment gurus.

Here are the five most sold companies:

Walmart Stores (WMT) has a market capitalization of $247.94 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $446.950 billion and has a net income of $16.454 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34.688 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (the operating margin is 5.94 percent and the net profit margin 3.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company was sold by 12 investment gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.53, the P/S ratio is 0.55 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.51. The dividend yield amounts to 2.17 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.33.

Microsoft (MSFT) has a market capitalization of $251.32 billion. The company employs 94,000 people, generates revenue of $73.723 billion and has a net income of $16.978 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24.819 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.67 percent (the operating margin is 29.92 percent and the net profit margin 23.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company was sold by 12 investment gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.13, the P/S ratio is 3.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.74. The dividend yield amounts to 3.10 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.98.

Wells Fargo (WFC) has a market capitalization of $181.54 billion. The company employs 264,400 people, generates revenue of $49.412 billion and has a net income of $16.211 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31.310 billion. The EBITDA margin is 63.37 percent (the operating margin is 29.22 percent and the net profit margin 20.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 13.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 124.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company was sold by 11 investment gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.77, the P/S ratio is 2.22 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.59 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.34.

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) has a market capitalization of $11.53 billion. The company employs 8,500 people, generates revenue of $4.451 billion and has a net income of $760.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.384 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.09 percent (the operating margin is 23.00 percent and the net profit margin 17.07 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.49 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company was sold by 10 investment gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.42, the P/S ratio is 2.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.12. The dividend yield amounts to 1.10 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.01.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market capitalization of $101.72 billion. The company employs 91,000 people, generates revenue of $38.851 billion and has a net income of $4.728 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8.795 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.64 percent (the operating margin is 14.81 percent and the net profit margin 12.17 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 63.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.07 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company was sold by 9 investment gurus.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.76, the P/S ratio is 2.63 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.18. The dividend yield amounts to 3.14 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.32.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with biggest Guru sells over the past six months. The average P/E ratio amounts to 17.80. Exactly 86 companies pay dividends of which two have a high yield. The average dividend yield amounts to 2.28 percent. P/S ratio is 2.22 and P/B ratio 3.18.

Also interesting, the best stocks bought by investment guru's. In this list, investment professionals bought 502 stocks within the past half-year. The top stocks are Oracle (ORCL) and Google (GOOG). Google was bought by fourteen investment professionals and Oracle by eleven. ORCL stocks are one of the hot plays for investors because they are in average long in the stock with 0.52 percent of their full portfolio.

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