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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Heavy Positions in Gurus' Portfolios

Negative performance for these 6 stocks

While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices 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.

SINA Corp. (SINA) had a negative performance of 12.8% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.29% in three gurus’ portfolios.

It is a leading online media company in China, established in 1998. It has a market cap of $6.37 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 45.71. The current stock price of $89.14 is 28.46% below its 52-week high and 6.87% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 131%.

Over the past five years, SINA Corp. reported an increase of 14.90% for revenue and 33.60% for earnings per shares. While the return of equity of 5.23% is underperforming the sector the return on assets of 2.86% is outperforming 53% of other companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.25% of its shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32% and Matthews China Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%.

Pampa Energia SA ADR (PAM) had a negative performance of 34.4% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.60% on three gurus’ portfolios.

The company offers infrastructure solutions to the electric power and oil and gas industries in North America and in select international markets. It has a market cap of $3.01 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.66. The price of $42.72 is 41.46% below its 52-week high and 6.24% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 235%.

Over the past five years, Its revenue has increased 41.40%. The return on equity of 37.19% and return on assets of 5.84% are outperforming 69% of companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.5% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%, Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc with 0.16% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN) had a negative performance of 27.6% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 3.01% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company operates in the distribution of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the U.S. and Canada. It has a market cap of $3.06 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.79. The current stock price of $44.92 is 32.43% below its 52-week high and 16.04% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 308%.

Over the past five years, the company reported a growth of 11.70% for revenue and 1.10% for earnings per share. The return on equity of 4.95% and return on assets of 2.19% are outperforming 55% of other companies in the Global Building Materials industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.62%, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.45%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.3% and Simons with 0.45%.

Southern Co. (SO) had a negative performance of 7.2% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.16% in three gurus’ portfolios.

The company manages generation assets and sells electricity at market-based rates in the wholesale market. It has a market cap of $45.58 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 41.34. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 29%.

Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 3.20%. The return on equity of 4.51% and return on assets of 1.04% are underperforming 76% of companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8 of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.36%, Simons with 0.11% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) had a negative performance of 7.9% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.07% in three gurus’ portfolios.

With a market cap of $2.7 billion, the company manufactures and sells titanium dioxide pigments which are used in a variety of products. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.92. The current stock price of $23.31 is 20.96% below its 52-week high and 36.24% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 160%.

The return on equity of 58.30% and return on assets of 23.64% are outperforming 93% of other companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 1.07%, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.2%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Carnival Corp. (CCL) had a negative performance of 5.5% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.75% in four gurus’ portfolios.

The company operates in brewing activities. It has a market cap of $45.47 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.44. The current stock price of $63.47 is 12.70% below its 52-week high and 5.26% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 85%.

Over the past five years, its revenue has increased 3.80% and its earnings per share have increased by 22.90%. The return on equity of 11.17% and return on assets of 6.55% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Leisure industry.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.82% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus, followed by Simons with 0.2%, Fisher with 0.16% and Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

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

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