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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: Cephalon Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc., Associated BancCorp., Whitney Holding Corp., San Juan Basin Royalty Trust

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Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Cephalon Inc. (CEPH), Burger King Holdings Inc. (BKC), Associated BancCorp (ASBC), Whitney Holding Corp. (WTNY), San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT). According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Last week's top two out of favor industries were the Banking and Fixed Line Telecommunications industries. 20 banks have reached their 52-week lows, while 10 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 2. In the Fixed Line telecommunications industry, 1 stock has reached its 52-week low, while 1 has reached its 52-week high, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 1

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Cephalon Inc. (CEPH) Reached the 52-Week Low of $53.51

The prices of Cephalon Inc. (CEPH) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $53.51, which is 33.6% off the 52-week high of $80.26. Cephalon Inc. is owned by 4 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 3 reduced their positions.

Cephalon is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery development and marketing of products to treat sleep disorders neurological disorders cancer and pain. In addition to an active research and development program they market products in the United States and various countries in Europe. Cephalon Inc. has a market cap of $3.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.51 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 2. Cephalon Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.1% over the past 5 years.

Cephalon recently reported its first quarter 2009 results. The company announced that its sales were $514 million for the quarter, up from $434 million in the first quarter of 2008. For the second quarter of 2009, the company is introducing and sales guidance of $515 to $535 million. The company said that it would report its second quarter results on August 4 th.

Jean-Marie Eveillard bought 710 shares in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2009, which is less than 0.01% of the $7.39 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC. Edward Owens owns 1,402,000 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.61% of the $15.69 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. Ken Heebner owns 230,000 shares as of 03/31/2009, a decrease of 30.3% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.29% of the $5.4 billion portfolio of CAPITAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT LP. Richard Aster Jr owns 217,200 shares as of 03/31/2009, a decrease of 40.8% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.87% of the $1.69 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund.

Burger King Holdings Inc. (BKC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $16.29

The prices of Burger King Holdings Inc. (BKC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $16.29, which is 46.7% off the 52-week high of $30.31. Burger King Holdings Inc. is owned by 2 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their positions.

Burger King Holdings Inc. through its subsidiaries owns and franchises fast food hamburger restaurants. The company offers various food items such as flame-broiled hamburgers chicken and other specialty sandwiches french fries and soft drinks. Burger King Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $2.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.29 with a P/E ratio of 11.3 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Burger King Holdings Inc. stocks is 1.5%.

Burger King recently reported its fiscal third quarter 2009 results. The company announced that its revenue for the quarter was $600 million, up 1% compared to revenues a year ago. The company also announced that this was its 21 st consecutive quarter of worldwide positive sales, and 20th consecutive quarter of U.S and Canada positive sales. “We continue to post top-line growth even in this challenging macroeconomic environment,” said John Chidsey, chairman and chief executive officer, Burger King Corp. “We delivered our 21st consecutive quarter of worldwide positive comp sales, our annual net restaurant growth remains on track and our cash flow generation remains strong.

Richard Aster Jr bought 328,300 shares in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2009, which is 0.45% of the $1.69 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund. Robert Olstein owns 240,000 shares as of 03/31/2009, a decrease of 40.92% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.34% of the $411 million portfolio of Olstein Financial Alert Fund.

Buy: Director Sanjeev K Mehra bought 3,520 shares of BKC stock on 05/01/2009 at the average price of $16.99; the price of the stock has decreased by 4.12% since.

Associated BancCorp (ASBC) Reached the 52-Week Low of $10.45

The prices of Associated BancCorp (ASBC) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $10.45, which is 59.7% off the 52-week high of $25.92. Associated BancCorp is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. Associated Banc-Corp is a diversified multibank holding company. The company has banking offices serving communities in Wi. Il. and Min. The company has a market cap of $1.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.45 with a P/E ratio of 9.3 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Associated BancCorp stocks is 2%. Associated BancCorp had an annual average earning growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years.

ASBC recently reported its second quarter results. The company announced that it had a net loss of $24.7 million, compared to net income of $35.4 million in the first quarter of 2009.

David Dreman owns 1,021,985 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.28% of the $5.74 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management.

Sell: Chairman & CEO Paul S Beideman sold 25,000 shares of ASBC stock on 04/27/2009 at the average price of $14.62; the price of the stock has decreased by 28.52% since.

Whitney Holding Corp. (WTNY) Reached the 52-Week Low of $8.77

The prices of Whitney Holding Corp. (WTNY) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $8.77, which is 71.6% off the 52-week high of $29.8. Whitney Holding Corp. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. WHITNEY HOLDING CORP. is a Louisiana bank holding company registered pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. The Company has a market cap of $591 million; its shares were traded at around $8.77 with a P/E ratio of 41.8 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Whitney Holding Corp. stocks is 0.4%. Whitney Holding Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 5.7% over the past 10 years.

Whitney recently reported that it would announce its second quarter 2009 results on July 23 rd, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

Bruce Sherman owns 1,408,875 shares as of 03/31/2009, a decrease of 28.34% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.12% of the $1.44 billion portfolio of Private Capital Management.

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT) Reached the 52-Week Low of $12.49

The prices of San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $12.49, which is 71.0% off the 52-week high of $42.94. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their positions.

San Juan Basin Royalty is an express trust created under the laws of the state of Texas by the San Juan Basin Royalty Trust Indenture. The Trustee Bank One Texas N.A. has the primary function of collecting monthly net proceeds attributable to the Royalty and making the monthly distributions to the unit holders after deducting administrative expenses and any amounts necessary for cash reserves. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust has a market cap of $582.1 million; its shares were traded at around $12.49 with and P/S ratio of 4. The dividend yield of San Juan Basin Royalty Trust stocks is 0.6%. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust had an annual average earning growth of 16% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated San Juan Basin Royalty Trust the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 4,435,944 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.86% of the $7.39 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC. David Dreman sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2009.


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