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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

Investors are buying and holding these stocks with negative returns

While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios.

Endo International PLC (ENDP) had a negative performance of 42.7% over the last six months. Despite this, four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 2.40% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.96 billion, and the stock is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.73. The price of $13.27 is 75.89% below its 52-week high and 16.18% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 59%. According to the DCF calculator the company is now undervalued with a margin of safety of 58%.

Over the last five years, the company has reported a 1.7% decrease in revenue.

The return on equity (ROE) of -2.09% and return on assets (ROA) of -0.67% are underperforming 71% of other companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.52% of outstanding shares followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.91%, Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68%.

Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) had a negative performance of 27.9% over the last six months. Regardless five mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 2.19% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.99 billion, and the stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 5.82. The price of $18.96 is 45.69% below its 52-week high and 0.32% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 50%.

Over the last five years, Gulfport Energy has reported an increase of 0.90% in revenue.

The ROE of -48.73% and ROA of -28.19% are lower than 71% of other companies in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is the company’s largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.97% of outstanding shares followed by John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.99%, Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Manhattan Associates Inc. (MANH) had a negative performance of 16.3% over the last six months. Despite this, four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 0.33% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $3.62 billion and is now trading with a P/E ratio of 29.70 and a P/B ratio of 21.33. The price of $51.39 is 25.33% below its 52-week high and 11.04% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 596%. According to the DCF calculator the company is now overpriced by 4%.

Over the last five years, the company has reported a revenue growth of 17.20%, 27.70% for earnings per share (EPS), 28.90% for EBITDA and 23.60% for free cash flow.

Current returns are positive: ROE of 68.88% and ROA of 40.27% are outperforming 98% of other companies in the Global Software - Application industry.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 2.31% of outstanding shares followed by Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.2%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

QEP Resources Inc. (QEP) had a negative performance of 15.3% over the last six months. Regardless four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 0.31% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.13 billion, and the stock is trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 1.14. The price of $17.22 is 18.80% below its 52-week high and 87.02% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 51%.

Over the last five years the company reported a revenue decrease of 0.80%, 11.50% for EBITDA while free cash flow had a growth of 26.70%.

Its ROE of -30.77% and ROA of -14.78% are ranked lower than 90% of other companies in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) is the company’s largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.88% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.62%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% and Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) had a negative performance of 6.2% over the last six months. Despite this, four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 0.07% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.25 billion. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 14.43 and forward P/E ratio of 13.26. The price of $48.35 is 22.33% below its 52-week high and 4.72% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 35%. According to the DCF calculator the company is now undervalued with a margin of safety of 14%.

Over the last five years the company reported a growth of 11.40% in revenue,11.50% for EBITDA, 13.10% for EPS and 11.70% for free cash flow.

Current returns are positive: ROE of 26.06% and ROA of 12.61% are outperforming 89% of other companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% of outstanding shares followed by Dalio with 0.05%, Greenblatt with 0.04% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) had a negative performance of 37.4% over the last six months. Regardless five mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 1.77% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.31 billion, and the stock is trading with a forward P/E ratio of 10.68 and a P/B ratio of 3.84. The price of $8.70 is 44.19% below its 52-week high and 64.15% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 57%.

Over the last five years, the company has reported revenue growth of 4.70%.

Current returns are negative: ROE is -243.02% and ROA is -54.54%, underperforming 94% of the companies in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company’s largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.44% of outstanding shares followed by John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.36%, Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.11% and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.01%.

First American Financial Corp. (FAF) had a negative performance of 5.7% over the last six months. Despite this, four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 0.19% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.31 billion, and the stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.74 and a forward P/E ratio of 12.74. The price of $39.23 is 10.14% below its 52-week high and 12.99% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 160%. According to the DCF calculator the company is now overpriced by 19%.

Over the last five years the company has reported a revenue gain of 5.90%, 15.30% for EBITDA, 28.80% free cash flow and 23.10% for EPS.

Current returns are positive: ROE is 11.77% and ROA is 3.95%, outperforming 62% of the companies in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.01% of outstanding shares followed by Fisher with 1.32%, RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71% and Simons with 0.49%.

Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. ADR (AU) had a negative performance of 34.6% over the last six months. Regardless four mutual funds are holding the stock with a total weight of 2.45% on their portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.8 billion, and the stock is trading with a P/B ratio of 2.05. The price of $11.76 is 49.37% below its 52-week high and 25.00% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 75%.

Over the last five years, the company has reported a loss of 7.40% in revenue.

ROE (-5.98%) and ROA (-1.93%) are outperforming 61% of the companies in the Global Gold industry.

Paulson is the company’s largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.13% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.91%, Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54% and Baron with 0.5%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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