The stocks of the following companies are the most widely held stocks by the investing gurus we follow and near their 52-week lows. Retail still has a large representation with three out of the five stocks being from the sector.
Coach Inc (COH)
Market Cap: 9.31 billion, P/E: 10.40, Dividend Yield: 3.90%
Business Predictability: 3.5/5, Financial Strength: 7/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10
Coach closed at $33.99 on 7/14/2014, near its 52-week low of $33.6019. The stock is down 43.03 percent from its 52-week high of $59.58 on 7/24/2013. The company is one of the most recognizable fine accessories brands in the United States and in targeted international markets. It is known for its fashionable handbags and accessories that use high quality leathers, fabrics, and materials. The stock is held by 19 gurus we follow.
Ross Stores Inc (ROST)
Market Cap: 13.77 billion, P/E: 16.40, Dividend Yield: 1.10%
Business Predictability: 4.5/5, Financial Strength: 9/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10
Ross Stores closed at $65.06 on 7/14/2014, near its 52-week low of $64.65. The stock is down 20.42 percent from its 52-week high of $81.99 on 11/18/2013. Ross is the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,146 locations in 33 states, D.C, and Guam. The company also operates 130 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 10 states. The stock is held by 14 gurus we follow.
PVH Corp (PVH)
Market Cap: 9.28 billion, P/E: 47.30, Dividend Yield: 0.13%
Business Predictability: 2/5, Financial Strength: 5/10, Profitability & Growth: 7/10
PVH Corp closed at $112.66 on 7/14/2014, near its 52-week low of $111.46. The stock is down 19.63 percent from its 52-week high of $138.94 on 1/3/2014. PVH operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. The company’s own brands include Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and others. PVH is licensed to manufacture apparel for companies such as Michael Kors, DKNY, Ted Baker Kenneth Cole, John Varvatos, and others. The stock is held by 12 gurus we follow.
LM Ericsson Telephone Company (ERIC)
Market Cap: 37.71 billion, P/E: 19.00, Dividend Yield: 3.90%
Business Predictability: 1/5, Financial Strength: 8/10, Profitability & Growth: 8/10
Ericsson (ERIC) closed at $11.73 on 7/14/2014, near its 52-week low of $11.38. The stock is down 18.74 percent from its 52-week high of $14.22 on 9/19/2013. The company provides telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed operators worldwide. In its latest Form 20-F, the CEO, Hans Vestberg, said that the big European modernization projects are coming to an end, and they expect the telecom industry in Europe to improve. The stock is held by 10 gurus we follow.
Talisman Energy Inc (TLM)
Market Cap: 10.38 billion, P/E: N/A, Dividend Yield: 3.90%
Business Predictability: 1/5, Financial Strength: 6/10, Profitability & Growth: 5/10
Talisman Energy closed at $9.87 on 7/14/2014, near its 52-week low of $9.63. The stock is down 26.16 percent from its 52-week high of $13.38 on 10/8/2013. The oil and gas company is headquartered in Calgary and explores for, develops, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has operations across the globe. Some negatives that have contributed to its drop are the violence in Iraq affecting their operations in the area and the low bids on its attempted sale of the Eagle Ford joint venture with Statoil. The stock is held by 10 gurus we follow.