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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: EC, BIDU, VMW, PKX, WIT

April 28, 2013 | About:
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These Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows, according to the GuruFocus list of 52-week lows.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Reached 52-Week Low of $47.14

The price of Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $47.14, which is 32.4% off the 52-week high of $67.92. Ecopetrol S.A. is owned by three Gurus we are tracking. Ecopetrol S.A. was organized on August 25, 1951 under the laws of Colombia. Ecopetrol S.A. has a market cap of $98.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.14 with a P/E ratio of 11.3507 and a P/S ratio of 2.5368. The dividend yield of Ecopetrol S.A. stocks is 5.96%. Ecopetrol S.A. had an annual average earnings growth of 26.9% over the past five years.

Ken Fisher owns 2,080,965 shares as of March 31, 2013, a decrease of 34.03% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.3% of the $37.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) Reached 52-Week Low of $85.02

The price of Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $85.02, which is 39.1% off the 52-week high of $136.2. Baidu, Inc. is owned by nine 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 $32.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.02 with a P/E ratio of 17.6056 and a P/S ratio of 8.23. Baidu, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 79.6% 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.

Robert Karr bought 1,407,050 shares in the quarter that ended on March 31, 2013, which is 13.7% of the $902 million portfolio of Joho Capital. Ken Fisher owns 243,522 shares as of March 31, 2013, a decrease of 87.01% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.06% of the $37.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Ron Baron sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2012. George Soros sold out his holdings in that same quarter.

VMware, Inc. (VMW) Reached 52-Week Low of $71.46

The price of VMware, Inc. (VMW) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $71.46, which is 39.1% off the 52-week high of $115. VMware, Inc. is owned by six Gurus we are tracking. Among them, three have added to their positions during the past quarter. Two Gurus reduced their positions.

VMware, Inc. was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1998. VMware, Inc. has a market cap of $30.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $71.46 with a P/E ratio of 41.4938 and a P/S ratio of 6.44. VMware, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 29.4% over the past five years.

VMware recently reported its first quarter 2012 financial results. Revenues for the first quarter were $1.19 billion, an increase of 13% from the first quarter of 2012. Operating income for the first quarter was $160 million, a decrease of 26% from the first quarter of 2012, reflecting a $63 million realignment charge.

PRIMECAP Management owns 8,800 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.0013% of the $61.82 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management.

CEO Patrick P. Gelsinger bought 232 shares of VMW stock on Nov. 20, 2012 at the average price of 85.67. Patrick P. Gelsinger owns at least 77,091 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 16.59% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

POSCO (PKX) Reached 52-Week Low of $70.75

The price of POSCO (PKX) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $70.75, which is 21.9% off the 52-week high of $87.04. POSCO is owned by eight Gurus we are tracking. Among them, four have added to their positions during the past quarter. Three Gurus reduced their positions.

POSCO has a market cap of $22.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.75 with a P/E ratio of 8.2645 and a P/S ratio of 0.38. The dividend yield of Posco stocks is 0.52%. Posco had an annual average earnings growth of 3.4% over the past 10 years.

Third Avenue Management owns 2,871,845 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 5.1% of the $4.63 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Management. Charles Brandes owns 769,013 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.74% of the $8.55 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment. Martin Whitman owns 1,916,774 shares as of Jan. 31, 2013, which accounts for 6.82% of the $2.29 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Value Fund.



Wipro, Ltd. (WIT) Reached 52-Week Low of $7.65


The price of Wipro, Ltd. (WIT) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $7.65, which is 27.0% off the 52-week high of $10.35. Wipro, Ltd. is owned by two Gurus we are tracking.

Wipro Limited was incorporated in 1945. It is a global IT services company. Wipro, Ltd. has a market cap of $19.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $7.65 with a P/E ratio of 15.949 and P/S ratio of 2.42. The dividend yield of Wipro, Ltd. stocks is 1.42%. Wipro, Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Wipro, Ltd. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Wipro recently reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. Total Revenues were $7.95 billion, an increase of 16% year over year. Revenues for continuing operations were $6.91 billion, an increase of 17% year over year. Revenues for discontinued operations were $1.04 billion, an increase of 7% year over year.

John Hussman owns 100,000 shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, which accounts for 0.023% of the $3.8 billion portfolio of Hussman Econometrics Advisors.


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