GuruFocus Premium Membership

Serving Intelligent Investors since 2004. Only 96 cents a day.

Free Trial

Free 7-day Trial
All Articles and Columns »

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: Genzyme Corp, Huaneng Power International Inc, Rostelecom Open Joint, Supervalu Inc, PrivateBancorp Inc.

January 02, 2010 | About:
Chris Mayer

guruyt

4 followers
Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Genzyme Corp, Huaneng Power International Inc, Rostelecom Open Joint, Supervalu Inc, PrivateBancorp Inc. According to GuruFocus updates, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Last week’s top two out of favor industries were Banking and Construction/Materials industries. 17 banks have reached their 52-week lows, while 28 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 0.61. In the Construction/Materials industry, 1 stock has reached its 52-week low, while 2 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 0.5

For full details about guru stocks at 52-week lows and more information, click here: http://www.gurufocus.com/52weeklow.php.

Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $49.01

The prices of Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $49.01, which is 34.5% off the 52-week high of $73.21. Genzyme Corp. is owned by 12 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 4 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 5 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 $13.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.01 with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and P/S ratio of 2.9. 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 third quarter results. The company announced that its third-quarter revenue was $1.06 billion, compared with $1.16 billion in the same period a year ago. Results reflect the impact of the temporary interruption in production of Cerezyme® (imiglucerase for injection) and Fabrazyme® (agalsidase beta) associated with the remediation of the company’s Allston manufacturing facility.

Carl Icahn bought 1,450,800 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2009, which is 2.63% of the $3.13 billion portfolio of Icahn Capital Management LP. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 458,264 shares as of 09/30/2009, an increase of 32586.4% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.24% of the $10.76 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC.

Sell:: Chmn, President and CEO Henri A Termeer sold 200,000 shares of GENZ stock on 11/23/2009 at the average price of 50.47, the price of the stock has decreased by 2.89% since.

Huaneng Power International Inc. (HNP) Reached the 52-Week Low of $22.4

The prices of Huaneng Power International Inc. (HNP) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $22.4, which is 35.1% off the 52-week high of $33.85. Huaneng Power International Inc. is owned by 2 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

Huaneng Power Intl. develops, constructs, owns and operates large coal-fired power plants throughout China. They own and operate power plants located in Liaoning, Fujian, Hebei, Jiangsu and Guangdong. Huaneng Power International Inc. has a market cap of $6.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.4 with and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Huaneng Power International Inc. stocks is 2.5%. Huaneng Power International Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 12.8% over the past 5 years.

Rostelecom Open Joint (ROS) Reached the 52-Week Low of $27.35

The prices of Rostelecom Open Joint (ROS) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $27.35, which is 56.4% off the 52-week high of $62.67. Rostelecom Open Joint is owned by 1 Guru we are tracking.

OAO Rostelecom is the main telecommunications operator which provides long-distance and international telecommunications services in the Russian Federation. Rostelecom Open Joint has a market cap of $3.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.35 with and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Rostelecom Open Joint stocks is 1%. Rostelecom Open Joint had an annual average earning growth of 31% over the past 5 years.

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Reached the 52-Week Low of $12.71

The prices of Supervalu Inc. (SVU) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $12.71, which is 38.2% off the 52-week high of $20. Supervalu Inc. is owned by 8 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 5 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 3 reduced their positions.

SUPERVALU is one of the nation's largest supermarket retailer and largest food distributor. The company has a market cap of $2.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.71 with a P/E ratio of 5.3 and P/S ratio of 0.1. The dividend yield of Supervalu Inc. stocks is 5.5%. Supervalu Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 5.8% over the past 10 years.

HOTCHKIS & WILEY bought 1,219,200 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2009, which is 0.13% of the $14.26 billion portfolio of HOTCHKIS & WILEY Capital Management LLC.

John Keeley owns 289,500 shares as of 09/30/2009, a decrease of 72.48% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.07% of the $6.65 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.

PrivateBancorp Inc. (PVTB) Reached the 52-Week Low of $8.97

The prices of PrivateBancorp Inc. (PVTB) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $8.97, which is 73.1% off the 52-week high of $32.69. PrivateBancorp Inc. is owned by 3 Gurus we are tracking.

PRIVATEBANCORP is a bank holding company for The PrivateBank and Trust Company. Privatebancorp Inc. has a market cap of $640.5 million; its shares were traded at around $8.97 with and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Privatebancorp Inc. stocks is 0.4%. Privatebancorp Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 5.9% over the past 5 years.

PrivateBancorp recently announced that it plans to release its fourth quarter 2009 earnings prior to the opening of trading on January 25, 2010. The earnings release also will be posted on the Company's website.

John Keeley owns 1,626,420 shares as of 09/30/2009, which accounts for 0.6% of the $6.65 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. John Rogers owns 3,129,000 shares as of 09/30/2009, which accounts for 1.7% of the $4.51 billion portfolio of ARIEL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC.

Buy:: President and CEO Larry D. Richman bought 26,000 shares of PVTB stock on 10/30/2009 at the average price of 9.28, the price of the stock has decreased by 3.34% since. Many other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Go here for the complete list of 52-week lows.


Rating: 3.2/5 (5 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide