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Billionaires Hold Three 52-Week Lows

December 21, 2013 | About:
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According the GuruFocus Value Screen for finding 52-Week Lows, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Southern Company (SO) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) are guru-owned stocks traded at or near a 52-week low. Here are the company updates and some recent trade highlights.

SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

With shares trading at around $115.94, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) is close to a 52-week low of $114.82.

Down 28% over 12 months, SPDR Gold Trust ETF has a market cap of $52.76 billion. GLD does not pay a dividend.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows that there is not enough interest coverage or data available about the exchange trade fund.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, GLD is owned by numerous gurus and there is insider trading.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, the top guru stakeholder John Paulson holds 10,234,852 shares or 2.29% of shares outstanding. This holding represents 8.5% of his total managed assets. In the third quarter, Paulson took a 9.7% loss on 10,234,852 shares at an average price of $128.37 per share.

Overall, Paulson has averaged a gain of 18% buying 36,026,600 shares at an average price of $97.97 per share. Selling, he averaged a loss of 24% on 25,791,748 shares at an average price of $152.69 per share.

Southern Co. (SO)

With shares trading at around $41.06, Southern Co. (SO) is close to a 52-week low of $40.03.

Down 5% over 12 months, Southern Co. has a market cap of $36.2 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 22.60 and P/S ratio of 2.14. The dividend yield of SO stocks is 4.90%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.90% over the past 10 years.

Incorporated in 1945, Southern Company owns all of the outstanding common stock of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power, each of which is an operating public utility company.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows two good signs and three warnings.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, five gurus bought SO and there is insider trading.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, Pioneer Investments increased its position by 1,989.65%, buying 222,463 shares at an average price of $43.08 per share, taking a loss of 4.7%.

Over a five-year history, Pioneer’s last gain of 0.8% was made in the third quarter of 2011, selling 88,910 shares at an average price of $40.72 per share.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP)

With shares trading at around $79.26, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) is close to a 52-week low of $77.13.

Down 1% over 12 months, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP has a market cap of $34.7 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 27.00 and P/S ratio of 2.78. The dividend yield of KMP stocks is 6.64%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 5.10% over the past 10 years.

Formed in 1992, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company that owns and manages a portfolio of energy transportation and storage assets. The company's operations are conducted through its five operating limited partnerships; their subsidiaries are grouped into five business segments: Products Pipelines, Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, and Kinder Morgan Canada.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company shows five good signs and five warnings.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, KMP is owned by three gurus and there is some insider trading. John Keeley and Ruane Cunniff sold out KMP as of Sept. 30, 2013, both losing 4.3%.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, the top guru stakeholder Jim Simons holds 1,180,079 shares or 0.27% of shares outstanding. He increased his position by 2.46%, buying 28,300 shares at an average price of $82.83 per share, losing 4.3%.

Overall, he had a loss of 6% on 1,718,389 shares bought at an average price of $83.95 per share. Selling, he also had a loss of 6% on 538,310 shares bought at an average price of $84.25 per share.

Use the GuruFocus Value Screen to find 52-Week Lows and discover potentially deep value stocks held by billionaire Guru investors.

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