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100 Most-Sold Stocks by Famous Investment Gurus

Sometimes it’s good to know what others do. Maybe they know something what you haven’t seen or maybe you get some new ideas about where they are wrong in order to bet against them.

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.

Recently, I made a screen of the 100 most loved stocks from 49 super investors over the recent six months. Now would I like to highlight the biggest stock sells from 49 super investors over the recent six months and rank them in my 100 most guru sells list. They all sold in total 530 different stocks within the past half year.

The most-sold stocks are Microsoft (MSFT), AIG and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B). As you might think, insurers are not very popular. Maybe the long-term perspectives in a low interest environment or the bond bubble make investors anxious.

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Microsoft (MSFT) has a market capitalization of $234.87 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 $1.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.38, the P/S ratio is 3.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.54. The dividend yield amounts to 3.28 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.94.

Schlumberger (SLB) has a market capitalization of $108.33 billion. The company employs 118,000 people, generates revenue of $42.321 billion and has a net income of $5.468 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10.762 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.43 percent (the operating margin is 16.99 percent and the net profit margin 12.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.90 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.48 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.10, the P/S ratio is 2.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.01. The dividend yield amounts to 1.59 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.42.

Charles Schwab (SCHW) has a market capitalization of $21.57 billion. The company employs 13,600 people, generates revenue of $4.883 billion and has a net income of $928.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.646 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.71 percent (the operating margin is 29.69 percent and the net profit margin 19.00 percent).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.43, the P/S ratio is 4.42 and the P/B ratio is not calculable. The dividend yield amounts to 1.42 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.30.

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 24.58. Exactly 67 companies pay dividends of which one is a High-Yield. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.42 percent. P/S ratio is 2.65 and P/B ratio 4.23.

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aleks1981
Aleks1981 - 1 year ago
So MSFT had 11 sells and 9 buys. AIG had 8 buys and 10 sells. The sells look more like re-investment of capital then a fundamental weakness in a company.

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