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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Gurus' Stocks That Are Underperforming Portfolios

Baker Hughes makes the list

January 21, 2019 | About:

While gurus hold positions in these companies, their stock prices and returns continue to fall. The following are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios.

Class A shares of Actuant Corp . (ATU) declined 19.4% over the last six months. The stock is held by eight gurus.

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The real estate development and agribusiness company has a $1.38 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 19.12. The share price of $22.6 is 27.10% below its 52-week high and 18.51% above its 52-week low.

Over the last 10 years, the price has risen 32%.Over the last five years, the company's revenue has grown 1.40%. The return on equity of -7.91% and return on assets of -2.99% are underperforming 92% of companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Mason Hawkins' (Trades, Portfolio) Southeastern Asset Management with 9.66% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.1%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 4% and Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%.

Colfax Corp. (CFX) had plummeted 24.7% over the last six months. The stock is held by 11 gurus.

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The global investment firm has a market cap of $2.67 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 25.86. The share price of $23 is 44.80% below its 52-week high and 21.37% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has climbed 124%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has tumbled 8.20%. The return on equity of 3.17% and return on assets of 1.61% are underperforming 68% of companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

With 2.2% of outstanding shares, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.8% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.42%.

M/I Homes Inc. (MHO) declined 10.3% over the last six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.

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The American construction company, has a market cap of $698.66 million. The share price of $24.91 is 32.16% below its 52-week high and 22.54% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 134%.

Over the last five years, the company’s revenue has grown 12.10%. The return on equity of 11.66% and return on assets of 4.76% are outperforming 67% of companies in the Global Residential Construction industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.66%.

Class A shares of Baker Hughes, a GE Co. (BHGE), which is held by nine gurus, fell 26.4% over the last six months.

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The company, which provides integrated oilfield products and digital solutions, has a market cap of $26.01 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 81.55. The share price of $23.65 is 37.24% below its 52-week high and 19.79% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 37%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has not changed. The return on equity of 0.87% and return on assets of 0.23% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry.

With 3.61% of outstanding shares, Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) declined 30.1% over the last six months. The stock is held by 14 gurus.

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The company, which distributes dental and animal health products, has a $18.46 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.76. The share price of $24.64 is 35.82% below its 52-week high and 20.08% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 110%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 5.10%. While the return on equity of 12.28% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 6.19% is outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Lumber and Wood Production industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.06% of outstanding shares, followed the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%, Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

The Mueller Industries Inc. (MLI), which is held by seven gurus, declined 14.6% over the last six months.

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The manufacturer of copper, aluminum and plastic product has a market cap of $1.43 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.12. The share price of $24.9 is 32.87% below its 52-week high and 12.45% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has soared 114%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 2.80%. The return on equity of 15.40% and return on assets of 6.10% are outperforming 69% of companies in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

With 7.5% of outstanding shares, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.99% and Royce with 1.82%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

About the author:

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

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