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December 26, 2013 | About:
Sally Jones

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According the GuruFocus Value Screen for finding 52-Week Lows, Equity Residential (EQR), PG&E Corp (PCG) and BRF SA (BRFS) are guru-owned stocks traded at or near a 52-week low. Here are the company updates and recent trading highlights from top guru stakeholders.

Equity Residential (EQR)

With shares trading at around $51.69, Equity Residential (EQR) is traded at close to a 52-week low of $50.08.

Down 9% over 12 months, Equity Residential has a market cap of $18.56 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 8.50 and P/S ratio of 6.90. The dividend yield of Equity Residential stocks is 3.60%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 74.40% over the past 10 years.

Equity Residential is a Maryland real estate investment trust formed in March 1993. EQR is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, there are seven gurus and insider selling is active.

The top guru stakeholder is Ken Heebner who made a new buy of 250,000 shares in the third quarter of 2013. He bought them at an average price of $55.10 per share, taking a loss of 6.5%.

Heebner last sold out 1,225,000 shares at an average price of $57.44 per share in the second quarter of 2013, taking a loss of 10.3%.

His current shares are 250,000 or 0.07% of shares outstanding.

PG&E Corp. (PCG)

With shares trading at around $40.87, PG&E Corp. (PCG) is traded at close to a 52-week low of $39.40.

Up 2% over 12 months, PG&E Corp. has a market cap of $18.36 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 25.30 and P/S ratio of 1.20. The dividend yield of PG&E Corp. stocks is 4.40%.

PG&E Corporation, incorporated in 1995, is a holding company that conducts its business through Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a public utility operating in northern and central California.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, there are five guru stakeholders and insider trading is active.

John Hussman is the top guru stakeholder. In the third quarter of 2013, he reduced his position by 60%, selling 75,000 shares at an average price of $43.47 per share, losing 6%.

Over a five-year history, he has averaged a loss of 1% on 350,000 shares bought at an average price of $41.41 per share. He lost 10% selling 300,000 shares at an average price of $45.49 per share.

His current shares of 50,000 equal 0.01% of shares outstanding.

BRF SA (BRFS)

With shares trading at around $20.46, BRF SA (BRFS) is traded at close to a 52-week low of $19.70.

Down 2% over 12 months, BRF SA has a market cap of $17.81 billion; its shares were traded with a P/E ratio of 29.90 and P/S ratio of 1.10. The dividend yield of BRF SA stocks is 0.10%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 5.50% over the past 10 years.

GuruFocus rated BRF SA the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Formerly known as Perdigao SA, BRF SA was formed in 1934 as a food company, with a focus on the production and sale of poultry, pork, beef cuts, milk, dairy products and processed food products. BRF SA is a vertically integrated business that produces more than 3,300 stock-keeping units, or SKUs, which it distributes to customers in Brazil and in more than 120 other countries.

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Guru Action: As of the third quarter of 2013, three gurus hold BRFS.

Sarah Ketterer is the top guru stakeholder with current shares of 126,500 or 0.01% of shares outstanding. Ketterer increased her position by 129.58% in the third quarter of 2013, buying 71,400 shares at an average price of $22.96 per share and taking a loss of 10.9%. She first bought 55,100 shares in the second quarter of 2013, paying an average price of $23.17 per share, and taking a loss of 11.7%.

No insider trades were found.

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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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