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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: Genzyme Corp, SAIC Inc, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC, Huron Consulting Group Inc, Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.

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Last week's top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Genzyme Corp, SAIC Inc, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC, Huron Consulting Group Inc, and Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Last week's top two out of favor industries were the Electricity and Oil/Gas Producers industries. 2 Electricity stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 1 has reached its 52-week high, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 2. In the Oil/Gas Producers industry, 3 stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 3 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 1.

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Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $48.191

The prices of Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $48.191, which is 42.1% off the 52-week high of $83.25. Genzyme Corp. is owned by 5 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 3 reduced their positions.

Genzyme Corporation is a global biotechnology company dedicated to making a major positive impact on the lives of people with serious diseases. The company has a market cap of $13 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.191 with a P/E ratio of 14 and P/S ratio of 3. Genzyme Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 20.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Genzyme Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Genzyme recently reported its second quarter 2009 results. The company said that it had solid results for the quarter. Revenue was $1.23 billion, up from last year's results of $1.17 billion. GAAP net income was 70 cents per diluted share compared to 38 cents per diluted share.

PRIMECAP Management owns 6,330,985 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.91% of the $41.21 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. Ruane Cunniff owns 3,400 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $6.33 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 1,402 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $7.39 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC. Kenneth Fisher owns 9,406 shares as of 06/30/2009, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $24.67 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Edward Owens owns 5,469,340 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 2.07% of the $15.69 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. Ken Heebner sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2009.

Sell: Chmn, President and CEO Henri A Termeer sold 9,637 shares of GENZ stock on 05/26/2009 at the average price of $56.54; the price of the stock has decreased by 14.77% since.

SAIC Inc. (SAI) Reached the 52-Week Low of $17.66

The prices of SAIC Inc. (SAI) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $17.66, which is 18.3% off the 52-week high of $20.78. SAIC Inc. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. SAIC INC is a scientific engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security energy and the environment critical infrastructure and health. The company has a market cap of $3.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.66 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 0.4.

SAIC recently reported that it would announce its second quarter results on September 9 th. For the first quarter results, the company said that its revenue was up 12%, to $2.65 billion, as operating income was up 17% and EPS was up 16%.

Ron Baron owns 2,715,666 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.53% of the $9.64 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

Sell: Group President Joseph W Iii Craver sold 40,000 shares of SAI stock on 06/09/2009 at the average price of $18.25; the price of the stock has decreased by 3.23% since.

AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC. (APEI) Reached the 52-Week Low of $32.7

The prices of AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC. (APEI) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $32.7, which is 35.0% off the 52-week high of $49.65. AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking.

American Public Education Inc. is an online provider of higher education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System wholly owned by APEI comprises two universities American Military University and American Public University. Nationally and regionally accredited APUS serves over 25000 part-time students who live and work in all 50 states and more than 130 countries; and offers 57 degree programs and 48 certificate programs in fields ranging from homeland security military studies intelligence and criminal justice to technology business administration public health and liberal arts. AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION, INC. has a market cap of $593.5 million; its shares were traded at around $32.7 with a P/E ratio of 34 and P/S ratio of 8.5.

American Public Education recently reported its second quarter 2009 results. The company announced that its revenues increased 432% in the second quarter, compared to results of the Prior Year Period. The company said that its net course registrations increased 44% year over year.

Ron Baron owns 600,000 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.26% of the $9.64 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

Sell: President and CEO Wallace E. Jr. Boston sold 15,000 shares of APEI stock on 03/26/2009 at the average price of $42.26; the price of the stock has decreased by 22.62% since.

Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN) Reached the 52-Week Low of $13.91

The prices of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $13.91, which is 79.1% off the 52-week high of $65.63. Huron Consulting Group Inc. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. He has added to his position in the company.

Huron Consulting Group Inc. is the parent company of Huron Consulting Services LLC an independent provider of financial and operational consulting services. Huron's experienced and credentialed professionals employ their expertise in accounting finance economics and operations to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations including Fortune 500 companies medium-sized businesses leading academic institutions healthcare organizations and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a market cap of $299.5 million; its shares were traded at around $13.91 with a P/E ratio of 6.5 and P/S ratio of 0.4.

Huron recently reported its second quarter 2009 results. The company also gave estimates for its full year 2009 results. Huron also recently announced that it would restate financial statements for the fiscal years of 2006, 2007, 2008, and the first quarter of 2009. The full report is on their website: http://ir.huronconsultinggroup.com.

Ron Baron owns 725,000 shares as of 03/31/2009, an increase of 26.09% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.32% of the $9.64 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

Sell: Chairman & CEO Gary E Holdren sold 7,330 shares of HURN stock on 07/01/2009 at the average price of $46.73; the price of the stock has decreased by 70.23% since. The company was also recently traded in by its CFO.

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. (SKH) Reached the 52-Week Low of $6.56

The prices of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. (SKH) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $6.56, which is 60.9% off the 52-week high of $16.69. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. is owned by 2 Gurus we are tracking.

SKILLED HEALTHCARE GROUP INC. subsidiaries operate skilled nursing and assisted living facilities as well as a rehabilitation therapy and a hospice business which focus on creating a culture that attracts and retains an innovative caring and ethical team that provides high-quality care to patients and has a strong reputation for treating patients who require a high level of skilled nursing care and extensive rehabilitation therapy. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. has a market cap of $244.6 million; its shares were traded at around $6.56 with a P/E ratio of 6.1 and P/S ratio of 0.4.

Skilled Healthcare recently reported its second quarter results. The company said that its Diluted EPS was 25 cents, as revenues totaled $193.4 million, an increase of 7.2% compared to results from a year ago. Net income was $9.1 million, up 10.7%. Diluted EPS was up 13.6%.

Ron Baron owns 3,349,559 shares as of 03/31/2009, which accounts for 0.29% of the $9.64 billion portfolio of Baron Funds. NWQ Managers owns 145,806 shares as of 03/31/2009, a decrease of 62.07% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $12.77 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co.

Sell: Sr VP Operations, Pacific Kelly Atkins sold 16,473 shares of SKH stock on 05/22/2009 at the average price of $8.69; the price of the stock has decreased by 24.51% since.

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