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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Low: Nasdaq, Dun & Bradstreet Corp, GameStop Corp, Dean Foods Company, Myriad Genetics Inc.

February 15, 2010 | About:
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Last week’s top five stocks that reached their 52-week lows were Nasdaq, Dun & Bradstreet Corp, GameStop Corp, Dean Foods Company, and Myriad Genetics 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 Gas/Water industries. 1 electricity company has reached its 52-week low, while 1has reached its 52-week high, giving the industry a low/high ratio of 1. In the Gas/Water 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 0.5.

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Nasdaq (NDAQ) Reached the 52-Week Low of $18.29

The prices of Nasdaq (NDAQ) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $18.29, which is 29.2% off the 52-week high of $24.9.

The NASDAQ OMX GROUP, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. Nasdaq has a market cap of $3.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.29 with a P/E ratio of 9.6 and P/S ratio of 1.2. Nasdaq had an annual average earning growth of 32% over the past 5 years.

NDAQ recently reported its fourth quarter 2009 results. The company announced that it had a net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $43 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $60 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2009, and net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $35 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2008. Net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX for the full year of 2009 was $266 million, or $1.25 per diluted share.

Buy:: Director Lars Wedenborn bought 3,700 shares of NDAQ stock on 11/12/2009.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The (DNB) Reached the 52-Week Low of $70.39

The prices of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The (DNB) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $70.39, which is 17.5% off the 52-week high of $84.64. Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

D&B Corp. is a provider of business information. Their information and technology solutions help businesses reduce credit risk, find profitable customers, manage customer and vendor relationships more efficiently and collect cash and receivables. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The has a market cap of $3.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.39 with a P/E ratio of 12.7 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The stocks is 1.9%.

D&B recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2009 results. For the fourth quarter of 2009, diluted earnings per share before non-core gains and charges for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, were $1.75, down 6 percent from $1.87 in the prior year similar period. On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, were $1.61, down 13 percent from $1.85 in the prior year similar period.

Richard Aster Jr owns 479,960 shares as of 09/30/2009, an increase of 63.09% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.6% of the $2.31 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund. 5 other gurus left their positions unchanged or slightly adjusted.

Sell:: Chairman and CEO Steven W Alesio sold 114,915 shares of DNB stock on 12/02/2009. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

GameStop Corp. (GME) Reached the 52-Week Low of $19.17

The prices of GameStop Corp. (GME) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $19.17, which is 41.9% off the 52-week high of $32.42.

GameStop Corp. is a video game and entertainment software retailer. Gamestop Corp. has a market cap of $3.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.17 with a P/E ratio of 8.3 and P/S ratio of 0.4. Gamestop Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 11.2% over the past 5 years.

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.

John Hussman bought 2,394,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2009. Richard Snow owns 198,600 shares.

Sell:: CEO Daniel A Dematteo sold 65,934 shares of GME stock on 02/10/2010.

Dean Foods Company (DF) Reached the 52-Week Low of $14.56

The prices of Dean Foods Company (DF) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $14.56, which is 34.0% off the 52-week high of $21.92.

Dean Foods Company is the nation's processor and distributor of fresh milk and other dairy products. Dean Foods Company has a market cap of $2.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.56 with a P/E ratio of 8.3 and P/S ratio of 0.3. Dean Foods Company had an annual average earning growth of 4.8% over the past 10 years.

Dean Foods recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2009 results. The company announced that it earned $1.38 per diluted share for the full year 2009, as compared to $1.20 per diluted share for the full year 2008. On an adjusted basis (as defined below), the Company earned $1.59 per diluted share for the full year 2009, an increase of 22% over $1.30 for the full year 2008.

Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 1,479,090 shares as of 09/30/2009.

Buy:: Chairman of the Board and Gregg L Engles bought 5,000 shares of DF stock on 11/18/2009. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) Reached the 52-Week Low of $21.35

The prices of Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $21.35, which is 54.6% off the 52-week high of $46. Myriad Genetics Inc. is owned by 3 Gurus we are tracking. Among them, 2 have added to their positions during the past quarter. 2 reduced their positions.

Myriad Genetics, Inc. uses gene-based medicine to develop therapeutic and molecular diagnostic products. Myriad Genetics Inc. has a market cap of $2.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.35 with a P/E ratio of 16.5 and P/S ratio of 6.3.

Myriad Genetics recently reported its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2010. Revenues rose 11% to $92.8 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2009, from $84.0 million in the same three months of the prior fiscal year and increased 9% on a sequential quarterly basis. Myriad attributes this growth primarily to increased sales and marketing efforts that improved physician acceptance and adoption of the Company's products.

Many insiders are decreasing their positions in the company.


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