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6 Gurus' Stocks With Negative Performances

Fossil, Papa John's among companies with falling stock prices and returns

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Tiziano Frateschi
Oct 13, 2017
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While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the past three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios.

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) had a negative performance of 6.8% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 1.53% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $12.8 billion. The stock is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.26. The price of $203.73 is 16.61% below its 52-week high and 21.95% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 48%.

Over the past five years, Martin Marietta Materials reported a gain of 8.90% for revenue and 30.70% for earnings per share (EPS). The return on equity (ROE) of 10.72% and return on assets (ROA) of 6.02% are outperforming 63% of the companies in the Global Building Materials industry.

Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.81% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.83%, Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2%.

Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) had a negative performance of 10.3% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 3.34% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.61 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.89. The price of $83.68 is 24.07% below its 52-week high and 19.45% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 165%.

Over the past five years, Dycom Industries reported a growth of 21.30% for revenue and 49.90% of its EPS. The ROE of 25.52% and ROA of 8.64% are outperforming 86% of other companies in the Global Engineering and Construction industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.85% followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.66% and Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%.

Fossil Group Inc. (FOSL) had a negative performance of 51.1% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.16% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $391.09 million. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.15. The price of $8.26 is 78.14% below its 52-week high and 18.53% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 79%.

Over the past five years, Fossil Group reported a gain of 10.40% for revenue but a loss of 15.20% of its EPS. The ROE of -35.89% and ROA of -15.44% are underperforming 95% of other companies in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.15% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%, Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and Fournier with 0.26%.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (SBH) had a negative performance of 12.3% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.09% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.36 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.64. The price of $17.60 is 40.44% below its 52-week high and 4.11% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 101%.

Over the past five years, Sally Beauty Holdings reported a growth of 9.00% for its revenue and 5.70% for earnings per share. The ROA of 11.02% and the return on capital (ROC) of 51.41% are outperforming 84% of other companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71% followed by Simons with 0.56%, Royce with 0.32% and Greenblatt with 0.13%.

MaxLinear Inc. Class A (MXL) had a negative performance of 12.5% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.94% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.96 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 4.27. The price of $23.69 is 27.16% below its 52-week high and 29.52% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 26%.

Over the past five years, MaxLinear reported a gain of 21.30% for revenue, but earnings per share has not changed. The ROE of 10.54% and ROA of 7.18% are outperforming 65% of other companies in the Global Semiconductors industry.

Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.14% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Royce with 0.77%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and Greenblatt with 0.23%.

Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) had a negative performance of 10.6% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.08% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.61 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.52. The price of $70.87 is 20.89% below its 52-week high and 4.24% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 494%.

Over the past five years, Papa John's International reported an increase of 13.70% for revenue and 18.40% for EPS. The ROA of 20.87% and ROC of 72.54% are outperforming 86% of other companies in the Global Restaurants industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.12% followed by Simons with 1.89% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

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

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