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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

Masco, PetMed on the list

August 09, 2018 | About:

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 at least three gurus’ portfolios.

The International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) had a negative performance of 7.9% over the past six months. 

The company manufactures printing paper, packaging and forest and chemical products. It has a market cap of $21.65 billion. Over the last five years, its revenue has decreased 0.60%. The return on equity of 49.70% and return on assets of 8.82% are underperforming 67% of other companies in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 7.41. The current stock price of $52.95 is 20.90% below its 52-week high and 5.90% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 84%.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.3% of outstanding shares, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.89% and Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%.

Masco Corp. (NYSE:MAS) had a negative performance of 6.5% over the past six months.

The company, which produces building and home construction supplies, has a market cap of $12.06 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 20.74. The current stock price of $39.22 is 15.56% below its 52-week high and 9.58% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 146%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 3.10%. The return on assets of 10.76% is outperforming 84% of companies in the Global Building Materials industry.

With 2.42% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ:PRGS) had a negative performance of 19.10% over the last six months.

The company provides cloud-based security solutions. It has a market cap of $1.73 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.86. The current stock price of $38.45 is 28.26% below its 52-week high and 23.36% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 86%.

Over the last five years, the company’s revenue has grown 10.70%. The return on equity of 15.38% and return on assets of 7.98% are outperforming 60% of other companies in the Global Software - Application industry.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.21% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.73% and Greenblatt with 0.59%.

CDK Global Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) had a negative performance of 7.4% over the last six months.

The integrated information technology provider has a market cap of $8.45 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26.43. The current stock price of $64.20 is 15.57% below its 52-week high and 6.50% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 107%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 6.60%. The return on assets of 12.35% is outperforming 84% of companies in the Global Software - Application industry.

Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 6.16% of outstanding shares, followed by John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02%, Simons with 0.43% and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.36%.

PetMed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) had a negative performance of 13% over the last six months.

The pet pharmacy has a market cap of $779.23 million. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.90. The current stock price of $37.67 is 34.83% below its 52-week high and 18.42% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 145%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 2.90%. The return on equity of 36.70% and return on assets of 30.13% are outperforming 93% of other companies in the Global Pharmaceutical Retailers industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons with 7.89% of outstanding shares, followed by Greenblatt with 0.76%, Fisher with 0.51% and Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE:TAP) had a negative performance of 8.6% over the last six months. 

The brewer has a market cap of $14.36 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.08. The current stock price of $66.58 is 27.43% below its 52-week high and 13.33% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 36%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 12.60%. The return on equity of 12.28% and return on assets of 5.24% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio), with 1.81% of outstanding shares, is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.5% and Pioneer Investments with 0.08%.

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

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