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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: The Kroger Co, GameStop Corp, Navigators Group Inc, Sycamore Networks Inc, Pantry Inc.

January 09, 2010 | About:
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Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were The Kroger Co, GameStop Corp, Navigators Group Inc, Sycamore Networks Inc, and Pantry 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 Banking and Electricity industry. 18 banks have reached their 52-week lows, while 39 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 0.46. In the Electricity industry, 2 stocks have reached their 52-week lows, while 13 have reached their 52-week highs, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 0.15.

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The Kroger Co. (KR) Reached the 52-Week Low of $20.26

The prices of The Kroger Co. (KR) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $20.26, which is 27.0% off the 52-week high of $26.67. The Kroger Co. is owned by 7 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 5 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their position.

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 company has a market cap of $13.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.26 with a P/E ratio of 11 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of The Kroger Co. stocks is 1.9%. The Kroger Co. had an annual average earning growth of 7.1% over the past 5 years. GuruFocus rated The Kroger Co. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Kroger recently reported its third quarter results. 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.

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. 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. 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.

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 decreased by 3.52% since. Many other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

GameStop Corp. (GME) Reached the 52-Week Low of $20.29

The prices of GameStop Corp. (GME) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $20.29, which is 37.4% off the 52-week high of $32.42. GameStop Corp. is owned by 5 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 3 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 3 reduced their positions.

Gamestop recently reported its third quarter results. The company announced that its total company sales in the quarter were $1.83 billion, an 8.2% increase as compared to sales of $1.70 billion in the prior year quarter. New software sales grew 9.4%, advancing our new video game market share by 150 basis points over last year. Used product sales increased 19.4%, on top of the 19.3% increase in the third quarter of 2008. Comparable store sales decreased 7.8%, attributable primarily to a decline in new video game hardware sales.

GameStop Corp. is a video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 4,816 retail stores across the United States and in fifteen countries worldwide. The company has a market cap of $3.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.29 with a P/E ratio of 8.8 and P/S ratio of 0.3. Gamestop Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 11.2% over the past 5 years.

Richard Snow bought 106,200 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2009, which is 0.11% of the $2.47 billion portfolio of Snow Capital Management, L.P.. Kenneth Fisher owns 607,285 shares as of 09/30/2009, which accounts for 0.05% of the $29.78 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Sell:: Director Jerome L Davis sold 15,000 shares of GME stock on 11/24/2009 at the average price of 25.62, the price of the stock has decreased by 20.8% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Navigators Group Inc. (NAVG) Reached the 52-Week Low of $44.25

The prices of Navigators Group Inc. (NAVG) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $44.25, which is 25.0% off the 52-week high of $57.58. Navigators Group Inc. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 0 reduced their positions.

The Navigators Group, Inc. is a holding company with twelve active wholly owned subsidiaries. They primarily write marine, onshore energy, engineering and construction insurance, and a contractors' general liability program. Navigators Group Inc. has a market cap of $751.6 million; its shares were traded at around $44.25 with a P/E ratio of 8.8 and P/S ratio of 1.2. Navigators Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 115.7% over the past 5 years.

Navigators Group recently reported its third quarter results. The company reported net income of $21.4 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2009 compared to net income of $1.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2008.

Sell:: SVP Bradley D Wiley sold 5,000 shares of NAVG stock on 09/30/2009 at the average price of 55.5, the price of the stock has decreased by 20.27% since.

Sycamore Networks Inc. (SCMRD) Reached the 52-Week Low of $20.68

The prices of Sycamore Networks Inc. (SCMRD) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $20.68, which is 44.2% off the 52-week high of $36. Sycamore Networks Inc. is owned by 4 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 1 has added to their positions during the past quarter. 1 reduced their position. Sycamore Networks Inc. has a market cap of $588.2 million; its shares were traded at around $20.68 with and P/S ratio of 8.7.

Sycamore Networks recently reported its first quarter fiscal 2010 results. The company announced that its net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, on a GAAP basis, was $10.4 million, or $0.04 per share, compared with a GAAP net loss of $5.8 million, or $0.02 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was $3.2 million, or $0.01 per share, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.01 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2009. A reconciliation between net loss on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Unaudited Non-GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations included with this release.

George Soros owns 76,500 shares as of 09/30/2009, an increase of 306.91% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $4.41 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. Martin Whitman owns 10,000,000 shares as of 07/31/2009, which accounts for 0.72% of the $4.7 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Value Fund. Third Avenue Management owns 45,658,033 shares as of 09/30/2009, which accounts for 2.6% of the $5.3 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Management.

Pantry Inc. (PTRY) Reached the 52-Week Low of $12.89

The prices of Pantry Inc. (PTRY) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $12.89, which is 49.0% off the 52-week high of $24.84. Pantry Inc. is owned by 1 Gurus we are tracking. The Pantry, Inc. is an operator of convenience stores. Pantry Inc. has a market cap of $291.2 million; its shares were traded at around $12.89 with a P/E ratio of 5.2. Pantry Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.4% over the past 5 years.

The Pantry Inc recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2009 results. The company announced that its net income for the fourth quarter was $13.3 million, or $0.60 per share on a diluted basis, compared with $22.9 million, or $1.03 per share in the prior year.

Sell:: SVP, Human Resources Melissa Anderson sold 2,724 shares of PTRY stock on 12/09/2009 at the average price of 13.87, the price of the stock has decreased by 7.07% since.


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