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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: AAPL, EC, EMC, BIDU, APA

April 07, 2013 | About:
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According to the GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Reached 52-Week Low of $423.2

The price of Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $423.2, which is 40.5% off the 52-week high of $705.07. Apple Inc. is owned by 49 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 22 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Twenty-five Gurus reduced their positions.

Apple Inc. is a California corporation founded in 1977. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $397.41 billion; its shares are traded at around $423.2 with a P/E ratio of 9.5969. The dividend yield of Apple Inc. stocks is 1.88%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 81.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apple Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-stars.

Apple recently reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Ronald Muhlenkamp bought 9,540 shares in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2012, which is 1.1% of the $470 million portfolio of Muhlenkamp Fund. Chris Davis bought 788 shares in the same quarter, and is 0.0011% of the $38.01 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. John Burbank sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2012. Steve Mandel also sold out his holdings in the same quarter.

Director Robert A. Iger bought 1,780 shares of AAPL stock on Nov. 19, 2012 at the average price of $563.35. Robert A. Iger owns at least 4,667 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 24.88% since the trade.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Reached 52-Week Low of $54.59

The price of Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $54.59, which is 22.6% off the 52-week high of $67.92. Ecopetrol S.A. is owned by three Gurus we are tracking. Among them, one has added to his position during the past quarter. Two Gurus reduced their positions.

Ecopetrol S.A. was organized on Aug. 25, 1951 under the laws of Colombia. Ecopetrol S.A. has a market cap of $112.23 billion; its shares are traded at around $54.59 with a P/E ratio of 13.1406 and a P/S ratio of 2.9377. The dividend yield of Ecopetrol S.A. stocks is 4.9%.

Ken Fisher owns 3,154,419 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.54% of the $34.93 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

EMC Corporation (EMC) Reached 52-Week Low of $23.08

The price of EMC Corporation (EMC) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $23.08, which is 24.1% off the 52-week high of $30. EMC Corporation is owned by 21 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 10 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Ten Gurus also reduced their positions.

EMC Corporation was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1979. EMC Corporation has a market cap of $48.57 billion; its shares are traded at around $23.08 with a P/E ratio of 18.7617. EMC Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 19.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated EMC Corporation the business predictability rank of 3-stars.

EMC recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results. Fourth-quarter revenue was $6.0 billion, an increase of 8% compared with the year-ago quarter.

Lee Ainslie bought 6,368,390 shares in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2012, which is 2.4% of the $6.76 billion portfolio of Maverick Capital. Andreas Halvorsen bought 4,626,300 shares in the same quarter, which is 0.81% of the $14.44 billion portfolio of Viking Global Investors LP. Ken Fisher owns 432,017 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, a decrease of 62.33% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.031% of the $34.93 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Director Barry T. Davies bought 1,000,000 shares of EMC stock on Dec. 28, 2012. Barry T. Davies owns at least 4,970,000 shares after this.

Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) Reached 52-Week Low of $83.59

The price of Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $83.59, which is 46.1% off the 52-week high of $154.15. Baidu, Inc. is owned by eight Gurus we are tracking. Among them, one has added to his position during the past quarter. Nine Gurus reduced their positions.

Baidu.com, Inc. was incorporated in the Cayman Islands in January 2000. Baidu, Inc. has a market cap of $29.23 billion; its shares are traded at around $83.59 with a P/E ratio of 17.3913. Baidu, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 79.4% over the past five years.

Baidu recently announced its fourth quarter 2012 financial results. The company reported total revenues of RMB 6.335 billion ($1.017 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2012, representing a 41.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2011.

Ken Fisher owns 1,874,477 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.54% of the $34.93 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 10 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $28.07 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC. Frank Sands owns 73,720 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.03% of the $24.97 billion portfolio of Sands Capital Management.

Apache Corporation (APA) Reached 52-Week Low of $74.2

The price of Apache Corporation (APA) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $74.2, which is 35.0% off the 52-week high of $111.31. Apache Corporation is owned by 23 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 11 have added to their positions during the past quarter. Thirteen Gurus reduced their positions.

Apache Corporation is a Delaware corporation, which was formed in 1954. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $29.07 billion; its shares are traded at around $74.2 with a P/E ratio of 15.083. The dividend yield of Apache Corporation stocks is 0.92%. Apache Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 11.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apache Corporation the business predictability rank of 2.5-stars.

APA recently reported its fourth quarter 2012 financial results. These results contributed to full-year 2012 earnings of $1.9 billion or $4.92 per diluted common share, compared with $4.5 billion or $11.47 per share in 2011.

Brian Rogers bought 2,600,000 shares in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2012, which is 0.88% of the $23.19 billion portfolio of T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Mario Gabelli owns 7,200 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, an increase of 14.29% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0042% of the $13.61 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Ronald Muhlenkamp sold out his holdings in the same quarter, as did Ray Dalio.

Director George D. Lawrence bought 3,000 shares of APA stock on April 1, 2013 at the average price of $76. George D. Lawrence owns at least 37,453 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.37% since the trade. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.


Rating: 4.0/5 (5 votes)

Comments

Cornelius Chan
Cornelius Chan - 1 year ago
Nice list of blue chips. These are excellent companies. Never bothered to look at Baidu's fundamentals before... all I can say is wow! the Google of China yes?

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