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Guru Activities for Today’s Price % Losers: PharmAthene Inc. , Authentidate Holding Corp., Kroger Company, YRC Worldwide Inc.

December 08, 2009 | About:
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(GuruFocus, December 8, 2009) Stocks of these companies are among the stocks lost the most for the day as of 10:30AM:

Symbol

Name

Last Trade

Change

PIP PHARMATHENE, INC 1.70 10:29AM ET down_r.gif1.56 (47.85%)
ADAT Authentidate Holding Corp. 0.98 10:29AM ET down_r.gif0.25 (20.33%)
KR KROGER CO 19.69 10:29AM ET down_r.gif3.16 (13.83%)
YRCW YRC Worldwide, Inc. 1.05 10:29AM ET down_r.gif0.09 (7.89%)


Here are A brief survey of these companies, their Investment Guru ownership and insider trading activities:

1. PharmAthene Inc. (PIP), Down 47.85%

On December 7, 2009, the company announced that the Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has canceled its request for proposal (RFP) for Recombinant Protective Antigen Anthrax Vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile

PharmAthene Inc. is a biodefense company formed to meet the critical needs of the United States by developing biodefense products. In the quarter ended on September 30, 2009,the company reported a loss of 49 cents per share and its book value stays at 0.23 cents per share.

No Investment Guru owns this stock and there has been no recent insider trading activity either.

2. Authentidate Holding Corp. (ADAT), Down 20.33%

The company announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors for a direct placement of $3,400,000 of common stock at a price of $1.00 per share. In connection with the issuance of common stock, Authentidate will also issue to the investors warrants to purchase an additional 3,400,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate with an exercise price of $1.00 per share. The warrants will expire 90 days following the closing date of the transaction and are immediately exercisable.

Authentidate Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of document imaging systems, the sale of computer systems and related peripheral equipment, components and accessories, network and internet services and the development and sale of software-based authentication services.

Recently, the company announced that its total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2009 increased approximately 20% to $2,022,000 compared to $1,690,000 for the same period last year. Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 decreased to $2,113,000, or $0.06 per share, compared to $2,446,000, or $0.07 per share, for the same period last year.

No Investment Guru owns this stock and there has been no recent insider trading activity either.

3. Kroger Company (KR), Down 13.83%

The company today reported total sales, including fuel, in the third quarter were $17.7 billion compared with $17.6 billion for the same period last year. Excluding fuel sales, total sales increased 2.2% over the prior year. It reported a net loss for the third quarter of $874.9 million, or $1.35 per diluted share. These results include non-cash asset impairment charges totaling $1.05 billion, after-tax, that primarily resulted from a goodwill write-down at the Company’s Ralphs division in southern California. Excluding these impairment charges, net earnings for the quarter would have been $176.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.



Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets.The dividend yield of The Kroger Co. stocks is 1.7%. The Kroger Co. had an annual average earning growth of 7.1% over the past 5 years.

The Kroger Co. is owned by 3 Gurus. 1 Guru Initiated Positions in KR: NWQ Managers bought 8,805,426 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2009, which is 1.05% of the $17.23 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co.

1 Guru Increased Positions in KR: Charles Brandes owns 3,676,696 shares as of 09/30/2009, an increase of 603.14% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.36% of the $21.32 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment.

1 Guru Kept Positions in KR Unchanged or Slightly Adjusted: Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 111,000 shares as of 09/30/2009, which accounts for 0.02% of the $10.76 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC.

Insiders' Positions with KR: Sell:: Special Advisor to the CEO Don W Mcgeorge sold 90,000 shares of KR stock on 10/05/2009 at the average price of 21, the price of the stock has increased by 8.81% since; Sell:: Group Vice President Carver L Johnson sold 4,024 shares of KR stock on 10/16/2009 at the average price of 24, the price of the stock has decreased by 4.79% since; Sell:: Vice President & Controller Oflen Mary Elizabeth Van sold 4,500 shares of KR stock on 10/09/2009 at the average price of 22.12, the price of the stock has increased by 3.3% since; Sell:: Group Vice President Joseph A Jr Grieshaber sold 3,966 shares of KR stock on 10/06/2009 at the average price of 21.09, the price of the stock has increased by 8.35% since;Sell:: Senior Vice President R. Pete Williams sold 8,825 shares of KR stock on 10/05/2009 at the average price of 20.95, the price of the stock has increased by 9.07% since.

4. YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW), Down 7.89%

U.S. trucking giant YRC Worldwide (YRCW) will be deleted from the Dow Jones Transportation Average, Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, said on Tuesday, citing YRC's broad financial restructuring and potential for a bankruptcy filing.

YRC Worldwide Inc., is one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including Yellow Transportation, Roadway Express, Reimer Express, Meridian IQ, USF Holland, USF Reddaway, USF Bestway, USF Glen Moore, and New Penn Motor Express. Yrc Worldwide Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.8% over the past 10 years

YRC Worldwide Inc. is owned by 1 Gurus. 1 Guru Reduced Positions in YRCW: Arnold Van Den Berg owns 1,108,143 shares as of 09/30/2009, a decrease of 76.39% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.33% of the $1.49 billion portfolio of Century Management.

There has been no recent insider trading activities.


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