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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Negative Assets in Gurus' Portfolios

DaVita, Masimo among companies with falling stock prices and returns

October 24, 2017 | About:

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.

Treehouse Foods Inc. (THS) had a negative performance of 24.6% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 1.69% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $3.86 billion. The stock is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.60. The price of $67.58 is 25.26% below its 52-week high and 7.89% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 156%.

Over the past five years, Treehouse Foods reported a gain of 13.10% for revenue while earnings per share (EPS) hasn’t changed. The return on equity (ROE) of -9.40% and return on assets (ROA) of -3.70% are underperforming 89% of other companies in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.26% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by NWQ Managers with 2.03%, Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.65% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68%.

WESCO International Inc. (WCC) had a negative performance of 5.8% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.15% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $2.92 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.39. The price of $60.8 is 20.16% below its 52-week high and 24.21% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 24%.

Over the past five years, WESCO International reported a growth of 4.40% for revenue but a drop of 8.30% for EPS. The ROE of 5.09% and ROA of 2.25% are underperforming 58% of other companies in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.11% followed by Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%.

Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) had a negative performance of 7.6% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.13% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $6.11 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.09. The price of $88.54 is 14.92% below its 52-week high and 28.43% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 254%.

Over the past five years, Burlington Stores reported a gain of 64.50%% for revenue while its EPS hasn’t changed. The ROA of 9.89% and return on capital (ROC) of 40.73% are outperforming 85% of other companies in the Global Discount Stores industry.

Simons with 0.61% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%, Cohen with 0.18% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) had a negative performance of 7.0% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.21% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $12.96 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.74. The price of $95.08 is 15.83% below its 52-week high and 20.17% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 14%.

Over the past five years, Quest Diagnostics reported a growth of 3.20% for its revenue and 7.70% for its EPS. The ROE of 14.33% and ROA of 6.60% are outperforming 60% of other companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.32% followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1% and Greenblatt with 0.07%.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) had a negative performance of 9.9% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.07% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $11.35 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.78 and the price of $59.35 is 15.41% below its 52-week high and 10.77% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 81%.

Over the past five years, DaVita reported a gain of 15.20% for revenue and just 1.00% for EPS. The ROE of 26.57% and ROA of 6.86% are outperforming 70% of other companies in the Global Medical Care industry.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 20.17% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.9%, Simons with 0.28% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Masimo Corp. (MASI) had a negative performance of 9.1% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.07% on gurus’ portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $4.5 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 6.52. The price of $86.63 is 17.27% below its 52-week high and 61.08% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 172%.

Over the past five years, Masimo reported an increase of 12.30% for revenue and 32.20% for EPS. The ROE of 66.17% and ROA of 43.68% are outperforming 98% of other companies in the Global Medical Devices industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.39% followed by 1.19%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% and Greenblatt with 0.02%.

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

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