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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: BHP Billiton Ltd, Hewlett Packard Company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras, Vodafone Group plc, Cisco Systems Inc.

October 26, 2008 | About:

The market was down about 7% last week, falling and making more and more low records. Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were BHP Billiton Ltd, Hewlett Packard Company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras, Vodafone Group plc, Cisco Systems Inc.

Last week’s top two out of favor industries were the Personal and Household Goods and Basic resources industries. 143 stocks in the Personal and Household Goods industries have reached their 52-week lows, only 1 has reached its 52-week high. In the Basic Resources industry, 91 stocks have reached their 52-week lows, and 1 has reached its 52-week high.

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BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $31.34

The prices of BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $31.34, which is 63.1% off the 52-week high of $95. BHP Billiton Ltd. is owned by 3 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

BHP Billiton is a leader in the global natural resources industry. The company has a market cap of $86.42 billion with a P/E ratio of 5.65 and P/S ratio of 1.46. The dividend yield of BHP Billiton Ltd. stocks is 3.99%.

Recent markets in Japan fell greatly recently, and many companies such as BHP have been negatively affected. The company fell 13%, as a competitor, Rio Tinto fell 16%.

Kenneth Fisher owns 7,912,260 shares as of 06/30/2008 , which accounts for 1.74% of the $38.68 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. David Dreman owns 417,900 shares as of 06/30/2008 , which accounts for 0.27% of the $13.43 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. Ronald Muhlenkamp owns 657,216 shares as of 06/30/2008 , which accounts for 4.55% of the $1.23 billion portfolio of Muhlenkamp Fund.

Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $33.15

The prices of Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $33.15, which is 30.7% off the 52-week high of $53.41. Hewlett Packard Company is owned by 9 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 6 reduced their positions.

Hewlett Packard is one of the leading global providers of computing and imaging solutions and services for business and home. The company has a market cap of $79.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.05 and P/S ratio of 0.72. The dividend yield of Hewlett Packard Company stocks is 0.81%.

Recently technology companies have been plunging and the Dow, NASDAQ, etc. have been falling sharply. Hewlett Packard, along with other tech stocks, has fallen greatly in the recent market. Cisco, mentioned later in this article, was also down.

PRIMECAP Management owns 13,836,996 shares as of 06/30/2008 , an increase of 15.48% from the previous quarter. Kenneth Fisher owns 9,003,149 shares as of 06/30/2008 , an increase of 13.58% from the previous quarter. Bruce Sherman owns 9,110,417 shares as of 06/30/2008 , a decrease of 36.68% of from the previous quarter. Ken Heebner and George Soros both sold out their holdings in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2008 .

Chairman, CEO and President, Director Mark V Hurd sold 100,000 shares of HPQ stock on 08/21/2008 at the average price of $46.15; the price of the stock has decreased by 28.17% since.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras (PBR) Reached the 52-Week Low of $24.09

The prices of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras (PBR) shares have declined to close the 52-week low of $24.09, which is 66.7% off the 52-week high of $75.19. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras is owned by 8 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 4 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

PETROBRAS-ADR C is an integrated company operating in exploration production refining retailing and transportation of petroleum and its byproducts at home and abroad. It has a market cap of $92.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.23 and a P/S ratio of 1.29.

Companies from Argentina , including PBR, have all recently fallen greatly as the government of Argentina recently announced that it plans to take control of asset managements. PBR fell 8%, and many other Argentine companies also fell greatly.

Sarah Ketterer owns 132,200 shares as of 06/30/2008 , an increase of 26.39% from the previous quarter. Ken Heebner owns 10,060,700 shares as of 06/30/2008 , an increase of 11.53% from the previous quarter. Richard Perry sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2008 .

George Soros bought 11,456,800 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2008 , which is 32.79% of the $2.47 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC.

Vodafone Group plc (VOD) Reached the 52-Week Low of $17.31

The prices of Vodafone Group plc (VOD) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $17.31, which is 53.6% off the 52-week high of $40.4. Vodafone Group plc is owned by 3 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

Vodafone Group Plc is the world's largest international mobile communications firm. The company has a market cap of $86.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.21, a P/S ratio of 1.63 and a dividend yield of 7.47%.

Kenneth Fisher owns 4,449,079 shares as of 06/30/2008 . Sarah Ketterer owns 23,257 shares as of 06/30/2008 , a decrease of 54.25% of from the previous quarter. Dodge & Cox owns 723,277 shares as of 06/30/2008 , a decrease of 95.98% of from the previous quarter.

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Reached the 52-Week Low of $16.31

The prices of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) shares have declined to close the 52-week low of $16.31, which is 51.4% off the 52-week high of $34.08. Cisco Systems Inc. is owned by 11 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 5 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 5 reduced their positions.

Cisco Systems Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. It has a market cap of $96.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.31 with a P/E ratio of 12.48 and P/S ratio of 2.57.

Cisco Systems has recently been upgraded by Morgan Keegan. The company said that they “believe Cisco is well positioned for the macroeconomic slowdown because its healthy balance sheet and strategy of investing through slowdowns enables it to gain market share and expand into adjacent markets in an eventual recovery,"

Jean-Marie Eveillard bought 30,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2008. Bill Nygren owns 2,500,000 shares as of 06/30/2008, an increase of 25% from the previous quarter. David Tepper owns 2,000,000 shares as of 06/30/2008, a decrease of 89.39% of from the previous quarter. Brian Rogers sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2008.

EVP, Cisco Services and CGO Wim Elfrink sold 2,000 shares of CSCO stock on 09/18/2008 at the average price of $22.27; the price of the stock has decreased by 26.76% since.


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