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5-year lows: Staples Inc, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc, The ADT Corporation, and Peabody Energy Corporation

March 10, 2014 | About:
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According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Staples Inc, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc, The ADT Corporation, and Peabody Energy Corporation

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Reached the 5-year Low of $11.48

The prices of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) shares have declined to close to the 5-year low of $11.48, which is 59.3% off the 5-year high of $26.00. Staples, Inc. is owned by 22 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 9 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 9 reduced their positions. Staples, Inc is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1986. Staples, Inc. has a market cap of $7.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.48 with a P/E ratio of 15.30 and P/S ratio of 0.32. The dividend yield of Staples, Inc. stocks is 4.18%. Staples, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.60% over the past 10 years.

Staples Inc announced their 2013 full year results. The Company reported sales of $23.1 billion and net income of $620.1 million.

GuruFocus Guru Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) initiated his position and bought 256,440 shares. John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) increased his position and owns 19,500 shares. GuruFocus Gurus Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio), Brian Rogers (Trades, Portfolio), Donal Yacktman, and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) all kept their positions in Staples Inc. David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio), Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), and HOTCHKIS & WILEY all reduced their positions and Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in SPLS.

President, NA Commercial Joseph Doody and SVP, Corporate Controller Stephen J. Bacica sold 42,580 shares of SPLS stock in December.

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) Reached the 5-year Low of $38.66

The prices of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) shares have declined to close to the 5-year low of $38.66, which is 33.3% off the 5-year high of $49.45. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc is owned by 5 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 4 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their positions. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc is a specialty retailer of natural and organic food focusing on health and wellness. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc has a market cap of $5.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.66 with a P/E ratio of 101.70 and P/S ratio of 2.21.

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc announced their fiscal 2013 year results with revenues of $2.4 billion and net income of $51.3 million.

John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) increased their positions in SFM. Burbank owns 45,000 shares and Greenblatt own 19,490 shares. Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio), who owns 375,631 shares, kept his position in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. unchanged.

CEO James Douglas Sanders sold 427,161 shares of SFM stock on 11/26/2013 at the average price of 35.8. CFO Amin N. Maredia sold 102,977 shares of SFM stock on 02/04/2014 at the average price of 35.12. Director, Senior Officer Ian Barrowman Smith and Director, Senior Officer Douglas R Brett bought 3,526,692 shares of SFM stock in September and February.

The ADT Corporation (ADT) Reached the 5-year Low of $30.85

The prices of The ADT Corporation (ADT) shares have declined to close to the 5-year low of $30.85, which is 43.1% off the 5-year high of $50.37. The ADT Corporation is owned by 9 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 6 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions. ADT Corporation is a provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and related monitoring services. The Adt Corporation has a market cap of $5.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.85 with a P/E ratio of 16.40 and P/S ratio of 2.01. The dividend yield of The Adt Corporation stocks is 1.86%.

The ADT Corporation announced their 2014 first quarter results with revenues of $839 million and net income of $77 million.

Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) bought 375,000 shares and initiated his position in ADT Corporation. Dodge & Cox, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio), and Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio) kept their positions unchanged. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings of ADT.

CEO Naren K Gursahaney sold 36,000 shares of ADT stock in September and November. CFO Michael S Geltzeiler bought 10,000 shares of ADT stock on 02/03/2014 at the average price of 29.59. SVP, Chief Information Officer Kathleen Mclean, Chief Corp. Dev. Officer Donald A. Boerema, President, Small Business Luis J. Orbegoso, and SVP, Chief Customer Officer Shawn L Lucht bought 7,000 shares of ADT stock in February.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Reached the 5-year Low of $16.69

The prices of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) shares have declined to close to the 5-year low of $16.69, which is 80.6% off the 5-year high of $73.95. Peabody Energy Corporation is owned by 10 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 6 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 4 reduced their positions. Peabody Energy Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1998 and became a public company in 2001. Peabody Energy Corporation has a market cap of $4.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.69 with and P/S ratio of 0.64. The dividend yield of Peabody Energy Corporation stocks is 2.04%. Peabody Energy Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 2.80% over the past 10 years.

Peabody Energy Corporation announced their 2013 full year results. The Company reported revenues of $7.01 billion and net loss of $512.6 million.

Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio) and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) increased their positions in Peabody Energy Corporation. Eveillard owns 11,660 shares and Dalio owns 49,500 shares. Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio), Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), and Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) kept their positions in BTU unchanged. NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) sold out its holdings of the Company.

Director Alan H Washkowitz and Director Robert B Karn Iii sold 7,990 shares of BTU stock in February and March.

Go here for the complete list of 5-year lows.


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kent0317
Kent0317 - 5 months ago

This article implies that these stocks can't go any lower and that they have finally reached the basin of their trading valley. ADT and Peabody Energy in particular are examples of companies that today alone dropped 2-3% of their value on a day when the S&P traded, more or less, pretty flat since the article was posted. Granted one day of trading means very little, but in the face of what other equities have been doing over the past year or so, these stocks have been absolute dogs. Why is now the crucial moment that stocks like these will turn the corner? The only one I like a little, is Staples, and this is primarily because they are trying to diversify, albeit with limited success, into the small office work place with services like IT support and so forth.

If the point of the article was merely to point out that these stocks are at all time lows, well, I appreciate that, but anyone who can read a graph could tell you that as well, so if this is the case the article is redundant to what is obvious. I guess I don't see what the point of this discertation is, it has no "final point", guru and insider trading activity aside.

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