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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Gurus' Stocks With Negative Performances

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

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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Tiziano Frateschi
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