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Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: STRA, IMI, HXM, SPHS

January 06, 2014 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of three-year lows: Strayer Education Inc., Intermolecular Inc., Desarrolladora Homex and Sophiris Bio Inc. have all reached their three-year lows.

Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) Reached the Three-Year Low of $34.19

Strayer Education Inc., founded in 1892, provides post-secondary education services for working adults. Strayer Education Inc. has a market cap of $369.410 million; its shares were traded at around $34.19 with a P/E ratio of 7.30 and P/S ratio of 0.71. The dividend yield of Strayer Education, Inc. stocks is 2.93%. Strayer Education Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 17.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Strayer Education Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Strayer Education Inc. has released its third quarter 2013 results. For this quarter, the company generated revenues of $110.0 million, a decrease of 11% compared to revenues of $124.3 million the prior year quarter. Net income was $3.1 million compared to $4.1 million, a decrease of 23%.

1 Guru Kept Positions in STRA Unchanged or Slightly Adjusted: Joel Greenblatt owns 26,451 shares as of 09/30/2013, which accounts for 0.036% of the $3.08 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital.

2 Gurus Decreased Positions:  Director William E. Brock sold 5,469 shares of STRA stock on 12/02/2013 at the average price of $36.08. Director J. David Wargo sold 59,000 shares of STRA stock on 11/25/2013 at the average price of $37.48.

Intermolecular Inc. (IMI) Reached the Three-year Low of $4.87

Intermolecular Inc. was originally incorporated as The BEP Group Inc. Intermolecular Inc has a market cap of $224.993 million; its shares were traded at around $4.87 with and P/S ratio of 3.13.

For its third quarter of 2013, the company generated revenues of $17.7 million, a growth of 8% over the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter net loss was $2.2 million ($0.05 per share) compared to a loss of $0.1 million last year. Third quarter gross margin was 48.9% compared to 57.0% a year ago.

1 Guru Decreased Positions: President and CEO David E. Lazovsky sold 38,500 shares of IMI stock on 12/10/2013 at the average price of $5.33. David E. Lazovsky owns at least 3,210,585 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 8.63% since.

Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV (HXM) Reached the Three-Year Low of $1.13

Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV along with its subsidiaries engaged in the promotion, design, development, construction and sale of entry level and middle income residential housing in Mexico. Desarrolladora Homex Sab de CV has a market cap of $63.255 million; its shares were traded at around $1.13 with and P/S ratio of 0.06. Desarrolladora Homex Sab de CV had an annual average earnings growth of 13.30% over the past 10 years.

Homex reported third quarter revenues of US $7.8 million, compared to revenues of $534.9 million the prior year quarter.

2 Gurus Kept Positions in HXM Unchanged or Slightly Adjusted: Third Avenue Management owns 100,000 shares as of 09/30/2013, which accounts for 0.0041% of the $5.17 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Management. Charles Brandes owns 764,379 shares as of 09/30/2013, which accounts for 0.021% of the $7.77 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment.

Sophiris Bio Inc. (SPHS) Reached the Three-Year Low of $3.67

Sophiris Bio Inc. was formed in May 2003 under the predecessor to the Business Corporations Act by the amalgamation of Stratos Biotechnologies Inc. Sophiris Bio Inc. has a market cap of $59.270 million; its shares were traded at around $3.67 with and P/S ratio of 3.49.

For its third quarter of 2013, Sophiris Bio Inc reported a net loss of $3.0 million ($0.31 per share) compared to a net loss of $5.6 million ($1.79 per share) last year.

1 Guru Initiated Positions: Jean-Marie Eveillard bought 250,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2013, which is 0.0034% of the $34.43 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management LLC.

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