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23 Companies on Historical Low P/S

September 10, 2013 | About:
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According to the GuruFocus Value Screen for finding companies with Historical Low Price/Sales Ratios, there are currently 23 U. S. companies featured, including many familiar brand names. Here are three popular brand companies and a gold producer with historical low price/sales ratios, along with billionaire trading details as of the second quarter of 2013.

Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW)

Predictability: 4 Stars

The current share price is around $37.74, which is 6.1% above its 52-week high. The P/S ratio is 1.19; its 10-year P/S low is 0.93. The Yield is 1.85%.

Down 28% over 12 months, Weight Watchers International Inc. has a market cap of $2.12 billion.

Weight Watchers International Inc. is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2012, the top Guru stakeholder is Third Avenue Management with 0.64% of shares outstanding or 360,000 shares.

The company decreased its position by 28.13%, selling140,920 shares at an average price of $43.61 for a 13.7% loss.

The firm’s trading history shows three quarters of holding, with losses in every quarter, starting back in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Here are five more billionaire stakeholders and one insider trading.

Tracking share price, revenue and net income:



Coca-Cola Co. (KO)

Predictability: 5 Stars

The current share price is around $38.35, which is 7.8% above its 52-week high. The P/S ratio is 3.67; its 10-year P/S low is 2.87. The Yield is 2.79%.

Up 2% over 12 months, Coca-Cola Co. has a market cap of $169.7 billion.

Coca-Cola Co. is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2012, the top Guru stakeholder is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. with 9.02% of shares outstanding or 400,000,000 shares. Over a five-year history, these shares have an average price of $41.40, and are taking a loss of 7.5% in the second quarter.

Here are 27 more billionaire stakeholders and insiders trading.

Tracking share price, revenue and net income:



Kohl’s Corp. (KSS)

Predictability: 4.5 Stars

The current share price is around $52.39, which is 26.7% above its 52-week high. The P/S ratio is 0.63; its 10-year P/S low is 0.49. The Yield is 2.56%.

Down 1% over 12 months, Kohl’s Corp. has a market cap of $11.38 billion.

Kohl's Corporation operates family-oriented department stores that sell moderately-priced apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children, and soft home goods.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2012, the top Guru stakeholder is Brian Rogers with 2.6% of shares outstanding, or 5,750,000 shares. His holding made of gain of 5.8% on 5,750,000 shares at an average price of $49.51. His trading history shows six quarters, all gains, topping out at 15.2% in the first quarter of 2013 when he bought 750,000 shares at an average price of $45.48 per share.

Here are 15 more billionaire stakeholders and insiders trading.

Tracking share price, revenue and net income:



Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

Predictability: 4.5 Stars

The current share price is around $29.35, which is 32.1% above its 52-week high. The P/S ratio is 4.94; its 10-year P/S low is 4.11. The Yield is 1.98%.

Down 31% over 12 months, Goldcorp Inc. has a market cap of $23.55 billion.

Goldcorp Inc. is a gold producer that operates, explores, develops, and acquires precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2012, the top Guru stakeholder is Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management. The firm increased its position by 72.07%, buying 13,272,711 shares at an average price of $28.31 for a gain of 2.4%. First Eagle holds 3.9% of shares outstanding, or 31,689,984 shares. The firm’s trading history shows only two quarter of gains, out of 17 quarters.

As of June 30, 2013, there are nine billionaire GG stakeholders.

Tracking share price, revenue and net income:



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