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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Underperforming Gurus’ Portfolios

Kellogg, Masonite among companies with falling stock prices and returns

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 more than four gurus’ portfolios.

Kellogg Co. (K) had a negative performance of 6.1% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.34% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company operates in the manufacturing and marketing of cereal and convenience foods. It has a market cap of $21.82 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.16. The current stock price of $62.91 is 15.31% below its 52-week high and 11.54% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 25%.

Over the past five years, Kellogg reported an increase of 2.30% for revenue. The return of equity (ROE) of 68.98% and return on assets (ROA) of 9.11% are outperforming 74% of other companies in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27%.

Masonite International Corp. (DOOR) had a negative performance of 5.5% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.32% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company manufactures and distributes interior and exterior doors for residential and commercial properties. It has a market cap of $1.85 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.26. The price of $67.1 is 16.02% below its 52-week high and 33.13% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 236%.

The ROE of 21.73% and ROA of 9.28% are outperforming 83% of companies in the Global Building Materials industry.

Hotchkis & Wiley with 4.63% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Pzena with 3.36%, Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.54% and Simons with 1.04%.

PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) had a negative performance of 5.1% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.10% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company offers products and solutions to assist consumers in their marketing activity. It has a market cap of $8.89 billion. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 17.80. The current stock price of $31.15 is 11.53% below its 52-week high and 34.27% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 193%.

The ROE of 11.90% and ROA of 5.36% are outperforming 65% of other companies in the Global Residential Construction industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% followed by Simons with 0.4% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37%.

GCI Liberty Inc. Class A (GLIBA) had a negative performance of 23.2% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 1.02% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company is a provider of various wireless and other related services to its customers in Alaska. It has a market cap of $4.66 billion. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 5.52. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 327%.

The ROE of 20.73% and ROA of 8.58% are outperforming 91% of the companies in the Global Telecom Services industry.

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.76% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%.

Pampa Energia SA ADR (PAM) had a negative performance of 22.9% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.60% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company generates and distributes electricity in Argentina. It has a market cap of $3.67 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.49. The current stock price of $48.91 is 32.98% below its 52-week high and 5.75% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 284%.

Over the past five years, Pampa Energia reported a gain of 24.80% for revenue. The ROE of 37.19% and ROA of 5.84% are outperforming 69% of other companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.5% followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31% and Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc with 0.16%.

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN) had a negative performance of 31.3% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 3.01% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company operates in the distribution of residential roofing materials in the United States and Canada. It has a market cap of $2.9 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 31.07. The current stock price of $42.57 is 35.96% below its 52-week high and 9.97% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 257%.

Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 6.60% and earnings per shares (EPS) increased 8.00%. The ROE of 4.95% and ROA of 2.19% are outperforming 55% of the companies in the Global Building Materials industry.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.62% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Baron with 1.45%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.3% and Simons with 0.45%.

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

About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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