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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Stocks Underperforming Gurus' Portfolios

Alcoa makes the list

March 08, 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 two gurus' portfolios.

Shares of Alcoa Corp. (AA) declined 31.89% over the last six months. The stock is held by six gurus.

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The integrated aluminum company has a $5 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 22.31. The share price of $28.25 is 54.69% below its 52-week high and 12.95% above its 52-week low.

Over the last 10 years, the price has climbed 26%. Over the last five years, the company's revenue has fallen 1.40%. The return on equity of 4.45% and return on assets of 1.36% are outperforming 72% of companies in the Global Aluminum industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio)’s FPA Crescent Fund with 0.50%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gotham Asset Management with 0.09%.

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AAOI) is held by two gurus. The share price fell 60.18% over the last six months.

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The company provides fiber-optic networking product. It has a market cap of $258 million. The stock is trading with a forward price-book ratio of 0.80. The share price of $13.3 is 73.56% below its 52-week high and 3.10% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has climbed 34%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has risen 16.6%. The return on equity of -0.64% and return on assets of -0.46% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Global Semiconductors industry.

With 1.14% of outstanding shares, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s Point72 Asset Management is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65%.

Shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) declined 5.73% over the last six months. The stock is held by 11 gurus.

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The company, which provides automotive aftermarket parts, has a market cap of $10.9 billion. The share price of $155 is 15.14% below its 52-week high and 54.65% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 339%.

Over the last five years, the company’s revenue has risen 5.0%. The return on equity of 11.89% and the return on assets of 4.82% are outperforming 69% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 4.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)’s Causeway Capital Management with 1.17% and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.41%.

Devon Energy Corp.'s (DVN) shares plummeted 39.4% over the last six months. The stock is held by 18 gurus.

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The company, which operates in the oil and gas sector, has a market cap of $12.57 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 4.27. The share price of $26.85 is 42.31% below its 52-week high and 31.81% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 35%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 1.50%. The return on equity of 34.62% and return on assets of 11.93% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry.

With 2.4% of outstanding shares, Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.18%.

Shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) declined 5.7% over the last six months. The stock is held by 13 gurus.

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The bank has a $17. 74 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.63. The share price of $27 is 20% below its 52-week high and 24% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 1,212%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 3.60%. The return on equity of 12.98% and return on assets of 1.54% are outperforming 88% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.5% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL), which is held by 12 gurus, declined 41.5% over the last six months.

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The oil and gas company has a market cap of $2.55 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.04. The share price of $22.5 is 55.33% below its 52-week high and 47.69% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has fallen 51%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 30.40%. The return on equity of 8.51% and return on assets of 4.39% are underperforming 76% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry.

With 6.53% of outstanding shares, Hotchkis & Wiley is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons’ firm with 1.18% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44%.

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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