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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: The Procter & Gamble Company, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co, HSBC Holdings plc, Wells Fargo & Company.

January 19, 2009 | About:

The market was down about 4.5% last week, and many stocks have continued to plunge deeper and deeper into their 52-week lows. Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Johnson & Johnson(JNJ), JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM), HSBC Holdings plc(HBC), and Wells Fargo & Company(WFC).

Last week's top two out of favor industries were the Travel/Leisure and Personal and Household Goods industries. Nine Travel/Leisure stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 1 has reached its 52-week high, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 9. In the Personal and Household Goods industry, 31 stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 4 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio o 7.75.

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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Reached the 52-Week Low of $57.73

The prices of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $57.73, which is 21.9% off the 52-week high of $73.42. The Procter & Gamble Company is owned by 13 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 2 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 7 reduced their positions.

The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets a broad range of consumer products in many countries throughout the world. The company has a market cap of $187.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.73 with a P/E ratio of 16.7 and P/S ratio of 2.25. The dividend yield of The Procter & Gamble Company stocks is 2.55%. The Procter & Gamble Company had an annual average earning growth of 10.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Procter & Gamble Company the business predictability rank of 3-star.

The Procter & Gamble Company recently reported its fiscal 2008 results. The company announced that its net sales increased 9% compared to the fiscal 2007 results. The company also said its Diluted Earnings Per Share increased 20%, to $3.64 per share. Free cash flow from operating activities was $12.8 billion, or 106% of earnings, well above the estimated 90% of earnings.

Ken Heebner bought 718,700 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008, which is 0.44% of the $11.29 billion portfolio of CAPITAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT LP. PRIMECAP Management owns 380,762 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 137.98% from the previous quarter. Ruane Cunniff owns 180,120 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.13% of the $9.47 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. John Hussman sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008.

Legendary investor Warren Buffett owns 105,847,000 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 10.55% of the $69.89 billion portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway.

COB and CEO, Director Alan G Lafley sold 20,000 shares of PG stock on 11/06/2008 at the average price of $63.12; the price of the stock has decreased by 8.54% since.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $57.44

The prices of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $57.44, which is 23.4% off the 52-week high of $72.22. Johnson & Johnson is owned by 23 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 15 reduced their positions.

Johnson & Johnson is engaged in the manufacture and sale of a broad range of products in the health care field in many countries of the world. The company has a market cap of $168.28 billion with a P/E ratio of 13.1 and P/S ratio of 2.75. The dividend yield of Johnson & Johnson stocks is 3.03%. Johnson & Johnson had an annual average earning growth of 12.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Johnson & Johnson the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Johnson and Johnson recently reported its third quarter 2008 results. The company announced that its EPS was $1.17 per share. Net earnings were $3.3 billion. "Johnson & Johnson continues to achieve solid earnings results despite the impact that generic products have had on our Pharmaceutical business," said William C. Weldon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Of note was the strong sales performance of our Consumer segment and the solid sales results in our Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment."

Kenneth Fisher owns 7,507,181 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 1.64% of the $31.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Edward Owens owns 700,000 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 22.22% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.25% of the $19.71 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008.

Warren Buffett owns 61,754,448 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 6.12% of the $69.89 billion portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway.

Director William D Perez bought 1,000 shares of JNJ stock on 10/30/2008 at the average price of $59.75; the price of the stock has decreased by 3.87% since.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Reached the 52-Week Low of $22.82

The prices of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $22.82, which is 54.4% off the 52-week high of $49.85. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is owned by 23 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 13 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 10 reduced their positions.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm. It has a market cap of $117.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.82 with a P/E ratio of 12.4 and P/S ratio of 1.64. The dividend yield of JPMorgan Chase & Co. stocks is 4.85%.

JPMorgan recently reported its 3 rd quarter results for the year 2008. Net income was just of $500 million, compared to 3.5 billion a year ago. Earnings per share were 11 cents compared to 97 cents per share a year ago.

Ken Heebner bought 2,819,700 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008, which is 1.17% of the $11.29 billion portfolio of CAPITAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT LP. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 1,113,860 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 1608.37% from the previous quarter. Chris Davis owns 84,975,766 shares as of 09/30/2008. Mark Hillman owns 751,687 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 39.4% of from the previous quarter.

HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $39.95

The prices of HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $39.95, which is 54.4% off the 52-week high of $87.67. HSBC Holdings plc is owned by 8 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 5 reduced their positions.

HSBC HOLDINGS is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. The company has a market cap of $112.36 billion, a P/S ratio of 0.77, and a dividend yield of 9.38%. HSBC Holdings plc had an annual average earning growth of 36.9% over the past 5 years.

Richard Pzena owns 115,665 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.07% of the $13.21 billion portfolio of Pzena Investment Management LLC. Bruce Berkowitz owns 18,847 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.02% of the $9.54 billion portfolio of Fairholme Capital Managment. Ruane Cunniff owns 3,725 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 77.73% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $9.47 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $18.68

The prices of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $18.68, which is 53.1% off the 52-week high of $39.8. Wells Fargo & Company is owned by 17 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 5 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 12 reduced their positions.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking insurance investments mortgage and consumer finance services through stores its Internet site and other distribution channels across North America as well as internationally. The company has a market cap of $111.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.68 with a P/E ratio of 10.9 and P/S ratio of 2.09. The dividend yield of Wells Fargo & Company stocks is 4.53%. Wells Fargo & Company had an annual average earning growth of 10.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Wells Fargo & Company the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Wells Fargo recently reported its third quarter 2008 results. The company announced a net income of $1.64 billion, or 49 cents per share, compared to a net income of 64 cents per share in the third quarter 2007. Net income was 53 cents per share in the second quarter of 2008. Its year-to-date revenue was up 11%.

Ken Heebner bought 15,400,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008. Richard Snow owns 188,522 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 214.2% from the previous quarter. Dodge & Cox owns 57,073,242 shares as of 09/30/2008,. Arnold Van Den Berg owns 2,631,445 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 25.34% of from the previous quarter. Ruane Cunniff sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008.


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