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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: Comcast Corp. Special, 3M Company, Dell Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, International Paper Company.

February 07, 2009 | About:

The market was up about 2.6% last week, slightly recovering from previous plunges. According to GuruFocus Data Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Comcast Corp. Special, 3M Company, Dell Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, and International Paper Company.

Last week's top two out of favor industries were the Travel/Leisure and Personal and Household goods industries. 10 Travel/Leisure companies have reached their 52-week lows, while 1 has reached its 52-week high, giving the company a low/high ratio of 10. In the Personal and Household Goods industry, 21 stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 4 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the company a low/high ratio of 5.25.

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Comcast Corp. Special (CMCSK) Reached the 52-Week Low of $13.11

The prices of Comcast Corp. Special (CMCSK) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $13.11, which is 43.4% off the 52-week high of $22.43. Comcast Corp. Special is owned by 12 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 8 reduced their positions.

Comcast Corporation is principally involved in the development management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the provision of electronic commerce and programming content. The compnay has a market cap of $41.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.11 with and P/S ratio of 1.35. The dividend yield of Comcast Corp. Special stocks is 1.75%. Comcast Corp. Special had an annual average earning growth of 46.5% over the past 5 years.

Arnold Van Den Berg bought 242,310 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008, which is 0.2% of the $2.39 billion portfolio of Century Management. Tweedy Browne owns 5,752,347 shares as of 12/31/2008, which accounts for 5.77% of the $1.61 billion portfolio of Tweedy Browne CO LLC.

Director Sheldon M Bonovitz sold 78,062 shares of CMCSK stock on 11/07/2008 at the average price of $16.29; the price of the stock has decreased by 19.52% since.

3M Company (MMM) Reached the 52-Week Low of $52.39

The prices of 3M Company (MMM) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $52.39, which is 38.9% off the 52-week high of $82.9. 3M Company is owned by 15 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 9 reduced their positions.

3M Company is a diversified technology company with leading positions in consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; health care; industrial; safety security and protection services; transportation and other businesses. They have a market cap of $36.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.39 with a P/E ratio of 9.7 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of 3M Company stocks is 3.78%. 3M Company had an annual average earning growth of 9.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated 3M Company the business predictability rank of 2-star.

3M recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2008 results. The company announced Sales of $25.3 billion, up 3.3 percent from 2007 and up 6.5 percent excluding the company’s optical systems business Local-currency sales, including acquisitions, were up 1.4 percent The company reported operating income of $5.2 billion versus $6.2 billion in 2007.

Tweedy Browne bought 501,681 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008, which is 1.79% of the $1.61 billion portfolio of Tweedy Browne CO LLC. Brian Rogers owns 3,750,000 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 1.38% of the $13.49 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Kenneth Fisher owns 8,033 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 24.97% of from the previous quarter. Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008.

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING Robert D Iii Macdonald sold 83 shares of MMM stock on 11/28/2008 at the average price of $67; the price of the stock has decreased by 21.81% since.

Dell Inc. (DELL) Reached the 52-Week Low of $9.46

The prices of Dell Inc. (DELL) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $9.46, which is 63.7% off the 52-week high of $25.63. Dell Inc. is owned by 21 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 10 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 8 reduced their positions.

Dell Inc. is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. Dell through its direct business model designs manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Dell has a market cap of $19.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $9.46 with a P/E ratio of 7 and P/S ratio of 0.32. Dell Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dell Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Dell recently reported its third quarter 2008 results. The company announced that Dell's fiscal third-quarter earnings improved solidly as a result of disciplined cost management and an improved mix of products and services in a challenging demand environment. Earnings per share increased 9 percent to 37 cents, on revenue of $15.2 billion. “Our business model adapts quickly to economic changes, even the kind of significant challenge we saw in the third quarter,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. “We increased profitability with an improved mix of products and services – more than a third of our revenue and profit now comes from servers, storage, services and software and peripherals – and benefited from initiatives to improve our competitiveness, including tight cost controls.”

Arnold Van Den Berg bought 2,920,133 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008, which is 2.01% of the $2.39 billion portfolio of Century Management. Kenneth Fisher owns 36,741 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 49.93% from the previous quarter. Mason Hawkins owns 147,277,194 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 8.74% of the $27.76 billion portfolio of Southeastern Asset Management. Bill Nygren owns 5,113,000 shares as of 06/30/2008, a decrease of 20.67% of from the previous quarter.

Chairman and CEO, Director, 10% Owner Michael S Dell bought 4,878,000 shares of DELL stock on 09/05/2008 at the average price of $20.49; the price of the stock has decreased by 53.83% since.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Reached the 52-Week Low of $10.88

The prices of The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $10.88, which is 74.9% off the 52-week high of $42.88. The Dow Chemical Company is owned by 12 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 4 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 6 reduced their positions.

Dow Chemical Company is a science and technology company that provides innovative chemical plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. The company has a market cap of $13.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.88 with a P/E ratio of 4.2 and P/S ratio of 0.25. The dividend yield of The Dow Chemical Company stocks is 11.72%. The Dow Chemical Company had an annual average earning growth of 3.8% over the past 10 years.

The Dow Chemical Company recently acquired Rohm and Haas, which made the company the largest Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials Company in the world. Dow purchased all of Rohm and Haas’ common stock for $78 per share.

HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 16,033,200 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 25.47% from the previous quarter. Richard Aster Jr owns 19,500 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.02% of the $2.63 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund. Tweedy Browne owns 16,760 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 23.33% of from the previous quarter.

President and CEO, Director Andrew N Liveris bought 20,000 shares of DOW stock on 11/11/2008 at the average price of $23; the price of the stock has decreased by 52.7% since.

International Paper Company (IP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $8

The prices of International Paper Company (IP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $8, which is 76.7% off the 52-week high of $33.5. International Paper Company is owned by 8 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 5 reduced their positions.

International Paper Co. is a global paper and forest products company thatis complemented by an extensive distribution system. The company has a market cap of $4.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $8 with a P/E ratio of 3.8 and P/S ratio of 0.21. The dividend yield of International Paper Company stocks is 9.23%.

International Paper Company recently reported a first quarter loss in earnings. This has been caused by higher prices for raw materials and energy.

David Dreman owns 87,370 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 137.42% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.02% of the $10.85 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. PRIMECAP Management owns 4,963,122 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.23% of the $55.92 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. Dodge & Cox owns 41,215 shares as of 12/31/2008, a decrease of 51.03% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $65.51 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008.

Senior Vice President Thomas E Gestrich sold 17,000 shares of IP stock on 09/15/2008 at the average price of $30.6; the price of the stock has decreased by 73.86% since.


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