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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks With Negative Performances

Equifax, Alaska Air among companies with falling stock prices and returns

December 20, 2017 | About:

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

The Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE:COO) had a negative performance of 6.2% over the past six months. Eleven gurus hold the stock.

The contact lens manufacturer has a market cap of $10.97 billion. The stock is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.29. The current stock price of $224.06 is 12.61% below its 52-week high and 29.64% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 501%.

Over the past five years, Cooper reported a gain of 7.80% for revenue and 4.30% for earnings per share (EPS). The return on equity (ROE) of 12.66% and return on assets (ROA) of 7.93% are outperforming 69% of other companies in the Global Medical Instruments and Supplies industry.

With 2.56% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%.

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) had a negative performance of 16.4% over the past six months. The stock is held by 12 gurus.

The airline company has a market cap of $9.05 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.22 The current stock price of $73.56 is 27.48% below its 52-week high and 20.39% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 1,018%.

Over the past five years, Alaska Air Group reported a gain of 10.10% for revenue and 34.30% for EPS. The ROE of 24.90% and ROA of 7.69% are outperforming 76% of other companies in the Global Airlines industry.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.91% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.45%, Simons with 0.27% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG) had a negative performance of 37.9% over the past six months. Eight gurus have positions in the stock. 

The utility company has a market cap of $6.31 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.43. The current stock price of $42.98 is 42.69% below its 52-week high and 4.45% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 1%.

Over the past five years, SCANA reported a loss of 1.90% for revenue while its EPS grew 7.20%. The ROE of 7.80% and ROA of 2.38% are outperforming 56% of other companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons with 0.43% of outstanding shares, followed by George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) had a negative performance of 13.5% over the past six months. The stock is held by nine gurus.

The medical waste management company has a market cap of $5.79 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.61. The current stock price of $67.83 is 22.92% below its 52-week high and 10.74% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 13%.

Over the past five years, Stericycle reported a gain of 16.80% for revenue while its EPS declined 3.70%. The ROE of -1.68% and ROA of -0.40% are underperforming 63% of other companies in the Global Waste Management industry.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.67% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% and Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) had a negative performance of 16.5% over the past six months. The stock is held by five gurus.

The consumer credit bureau has a market cap of $14.21 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 4.33. The current stock price of $118.33 is 19.51% below its 52-week high and 32.08% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 224%.

Over the past five years, Equifax reported a gain of 10.50% for revenue and 16.80% for EPS. The ROE of 18.66% and ROA of 7.81% are outperforming 77% of other companies in the Global Business Services industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.45% of outstanding shares, followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.23%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) had a negative performance of 7% over the past six months. Seven gurus hold the stock.

The sporting goods retailer has a market cap of $426.23 million. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.46. The current stock price of $20.75 is 49.39% below its 52-week high and 120.74% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 4%.

Over the past five years, Hibbett Sports reported a gain of 9.80% for revenue and 4.20% for EPS. The ROE of 11.35% and ROA of 8.08% are outperforming 72% of other companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons with 2.82% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.09% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.04%.

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

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