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Diving in an Ocean of 52-Week Lows

August 04, 2013 | About:
Sally Jones

Sally Jones

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Using the GuruFocus special feature 52-week low Value Screen, here are a few highlights from the 684 USA stocks currently listed at a 52-week low, not to mention thousands of other stocks in Canada, Europe, Asia, UK, Ireland, and Oceania. Note the billionaire Gurus holding these stocks.

Mosaic Co. (MOS) – Down 28% over 12 Months

The current share price is $40.88 or 38.2% off the 52-week high of $64.65.

Mosaic Co. (MOS) held by ten Gurus including RS Investment Management for 6,036,574 shares; Pioneer Investments for 2,303,547 shares, NWQ Managers for 1,898,563 shares and George Soros for 1,643,370 shares. Soros recently added to his position by 181.4% as of first quarter 2013, but took a loss of 31.7% on 1,059,370 shares bought at an average price of $55.79 per share.

Mosaic Co. is one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. It serves the global agriculture industry with phosphates, potash, nitrogen fertilizers and feed ingredients.

Down 29% over 12 months, Mosaic Co. has a market cap of $17.83 billion, and trades at a P/E of 9.60 and a P/B of 1.30.

Historical pricing:

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Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) – Down 19% over 12 Months

The current share price is $26.68 or 38.0% off the 52-week high of $42.03.

Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) held by eight Gurus including Jeremy Grantham for 1,386,700 shares and John Burbank for 762,943 shares. Guru John Hussman made a new buy of 200,000 shares as of quarter ending March 31 taking a loss of 31%.

As of the second quarter ending, Hussman, along with Ken Fisher and Manning & Napier Advisers sold out their SCCO holdings. Grantham took a 16.9% loss on his sell out.



Incorporated in 1952, Southern Copper Corporation has conducted copper mining operations since 1960 and is an integrated producer of copper. Conducting its main operations in Peru, the company produces copper, molybdenum, zinc and silver.

Down 19% over 12 months, Southern Copper Corporationhas a market cap of $22.21 billion, and trades at a P/E of 12.50 and a P/B of 4.30.

Historical pricing:

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Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) - Down 30% over 12 months

The current share price is $11.73 or 37.0% off the 52-week high of $17.75.

Annaly Capital Management (NLY) is held by four Gurus including top Guru shareholder Chuck Akre with 2,198,409 shares. His five-year trading history shows a red streak, with an average loss of 27% on 2,539,941 shares bought at an average price of $16.02 and a loss of 23% on 341,532 shares sold at an average price of 15.14 per share.



Louise Moore Bacon sold out his NLY holding in first quarter of 2013, losing 22.4% on 1,075,000 shares bought at an average price of $15.11.

Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) owns, manages and finances a portfolio of real estate investments, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations (or CMOs), agency callable debentures and other securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans. The company's wholly-owned subsidiaries offer diversified real estate, asset management and other financial services.

Down 30% over 12 months, Annaly Capital Management Inc. has a market cap of $10.99 billion, and trades at a P/E of 7.00 and a P/B of 0.80.

Historical pricing:

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About the author:

Sally Jones
Sally Jones writes about Real Time Picks. She says, "I truly enjoy watching the Gurus in realtime and telling their story."

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