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Guru Stocks At 52-Week Low: Lincare Holdings Inc, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, Reynolds American Inc, Sony Corp, Dell Inc.

April 06, 2008 | About:

The market was up 4.14% last week, and many guru stocks at 52-week low have recovered from their plunges. Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Lincare Holdings Inc , Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, Reynolds American Inc, Sony Corp, and Dell Inc.

The Travel and Leisure industry and banks continue to be out of favor. 6 stocks in the Travel and Leisure industry have reached their 52-week low, while 1 has reached its 52-week high, giving the Travel and Leisure industry a low/high ratio of 6. 23 banks have reached their 52-week lows, while 4 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the banking industry a low/high ratio of 5.75.

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Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR) Reached the 52-Week Low of $27.4

The prices of Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $27.4, which is 33.2% lower than its 52-week high of $40.91. Lincare Holdings Inc. is owned by 3 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has initiated positions of the company during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

The company provides oxygen and other respiratory therapy services to the home health care market in the United States. It has a market cap of $2.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.63 and a P/S ratio of 1.27.

Lincare Holdings has been downgraded at Deutsche from hold to sell. The company is facing increased competition.

Dodge & Cox bought 6,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2007 . David Dreman owns 201,850 shares as of 12/31/2007 . Chris Davis owns 817,276 shares as of 12/31/2007 , a decrease of 21.74% of from the previous quarter.

Chairman & CEO, Director John P. Byrnes sold 80,000 shares of LNCR stock on 12/31/2007 at the average price of $35.17; the price of the stock has decreased by 22.09% since.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Reached the 52-Week Low of $59.5

The prices of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $59.5, which is 18.2% lower than its 52-week high of $72. The company manufactures cigarettes and other tobacco products in the U.S. It has a market cap of $17.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.5 with a P/E ratio of 13.41 and P/S ratio of 1.96. The dividend yield of Reynolds American Inc. stocks is 5.7%.

Many tobacco maker companies rose after Altria had its spin off. However, Reynolds American dropped 91 cents after hitting an annual low of $59.10 earlier.

Reynolds American Inc. is owned by 3 Gurus. Among them, 2 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their positions.

David Winters owns 1,702,600 shares as of 12/31/2007 , an increase of 13.86% from the previous quarter. Kenneth Fisher owns 3,330 shares as of 12/31/2007 . Richard Aster Jr. owns 12,505 shares as of 12/31/2007 , a decrease of 27.74% of from the previous quarter.

President & CEO, Director Susan M. Ivey bought 7,500 shares of RAI stock on 03/14/2008 at the average price of $62.79; the price of the stock has decreased by 5.24% since.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (SSCC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $7.33

The prices of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (SSCC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $7.33, which is 48.6% lower than its 52-week high of $14.08. The company manufactures paperboard and paper-based packaging products in primarily North America . It has a market cap of $1.87 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.26.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. said fourth-quarter net income increased 76%, caused by a restructuring plan. Shares rose 5% on the news.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. is owned by 4 Gurus. Among them, 1 increased his positions greatly, 2 left them unchanged, and 1 reduced his positions.

George Soros owns 273,382 shares as of 12/31/2007 , an increase of 130.69% from the previous quarter. Richard Snow owns 140,430 shares as of 12/31/2007 . NWQ Managers owns 3,261,126 shares of SSCC as of 12/31/2007 .

Chairman, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Moore sold 4,965 shares of SSCC stock on 02/28/2008 at the average price of $8.39; the price of the stock has decreased by 12.63% since.

Sony Corp. (SNE) Reached the 52-Week Low of $41.9

The prices of Sony Corp. (SNE) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $41.9, which is 33.3% lower than its 52-week high of $59.84. The company engages in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of various kinds of electronic products. It has a market cap of $42.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.56, a P/S ratio of 0.48, and a dividend yield of 0.5%.

Asian markets were down on the last day of March, caused by cooling down of Chinese stock market, which had expected stimulus measures to shares by Chinese government.

Sony Corp. is owned by 6 Gurus. Among them, 3 have increased their positions in the company, 1 left them unchanged and 2 reduced their positions.

Michael Price owns 200,000 shares as of 12/31/2007 , which accounts for 2.12% of the $511 million portfolio of MFP Investors LLC. Dodge & Cox owns 61,083,456 shares as of 12/31/2007 , which accounts for 2.63% of the $126.23 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Brian Rogers owns 2,238,000 shares as of 12/31/2007 , a decrease of 25.4% of from the previous quarter.

Dell Inc. (DELL) Reached the 52-Week Low of $19.53

The prices of PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL) shares have declined to close the 52-week low of $19.53, which is 38.7% lower than its 52-week high of $30.77. Dell Inc. is owned by 13 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 9 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 4 reduced their positions, and 1 sold out his holdings.

Dell has been downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a Buy to Neutral. The company thinks that it is taking longer than expected to turn Dell around.

John Rogers owns 859,915 shares as of 12/31/2007 , an increase of 669.84% from the previous quarter. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 2,862,055 shares as of 12/31/2007 , an increase of 176.49% from the previous quarter. Mason Hawkins owns 118,477,541 shares as of 12/31/2007 , which accounts for 8.46% of the $34.33 billion portfolio of Southeastern Asset Management. Dodge & Cox owns 1,460,163 shares as of 12/31/2007 . Ronald Muhlenkamp sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2007 .

President, Global Consumer Ronald Garriques sold 114,694 shares of DELL stock on 03/18/2008 at the average price of $19.83; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.51% since.

 


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