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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Poorly Performing Stocks

Aceto Corp tops the list

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

Shares of Aceto Corp. (ACET) declined 93.06% over the last six months. The stock is held by two gurus.

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The drugmaker has a $5.86 million market cap. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 0.11. The share price of 19 cents is 97.53% below its 52-week high and 35.71% above its 52-week low.

Over the last 10 years, the price has fallen 97%. Over the last five years, the company's revenue has risen 4.30%. The return on equity of -211.13% and return on assets of -41.80% are underperforming 84% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and Generic industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 4.75% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.53%.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) is held by two gurus. The stock tumbled 89.6% over the last six months.

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The coal producer has a market cap of $17.09 million. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 0.02. The share price of 23 cents is 94.50% below its 52-week high and 1.99% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, the price has fallen 98%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has not changed. The return on equity of -0.71% and return on assets of -0.42% are underperforming 72% of companies in the Global Coal industry.

With 9.26% of outstanding shares, Simons’ firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%.

Class A Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) declined 5.46% over the last six months. The stock is held by 23 gurus.

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The insurance conglomerate has a market cap of $503.47 billion. The share price of $309,000 is 8.53% below its 52-week high and 9.96% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 274%.

Over the last five years, the company’s revenue has grown 5.20%. The return on equity of 1.13% and return on assets of 0.56% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Global Insurance – Diversified industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

Markel Corp.'s (NYSE:MKL) shares declined 16.11% over the last six months. The stock is held by eight gurus.

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The holding company has a market cap of $14 billion. The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 27.03. The share price of $1,000 is 17.87% below its 52-week high and 6.17% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 309%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 7.20%. The return on equity of -1.41% and return on assets of -0.39% are underperforming 71% of companies in the Global Insurance - Property and Casualty industry.

With 3.70% of outstanding shares, Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Davis with 1.77% and Simons’ firm with 1.66%.

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) declined 6.03% over the last six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.

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The financial services company has a $2.91 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.01. The share price of $920 is 6.31% below its 52-week high and 14.84% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 421%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 26.90%. The return on equity of -4.52% and return on assets of -4.06% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Insurance - Property and Casualty industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is the Third Avenue Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.84% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.48% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.07%.

Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL), which is held by four gurus, declined 41.5% over the last six months.

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The company has a market cap of $5.65 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.03. The share price of $760 is 17.08% below its 52-week high and 78% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has returned 3,595%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 45.90%. The return on equity of 129.77% and return on assets of 111.99% are outperforming 100% of companies in the Global Real Estate - General industry.

With 23.30% of outstanding shares, Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.09%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Valuator - 6 months ago    Report SPAM

Those debt maturities just snuck right up on ole Simons, didn't they? Looks like they snuck up on everyone else, too: https://www.gurufocus.com/stock/ACET/guru-trades

Did the whole Credit faciilities section of the 10-K slip their big, guru minds? https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/2034/000114420418051414/tv501271_10k.htm#a_031 It couldn't be more obvious what was bound to happen.

So those super sophisticated quant models at Rennaisance failed, and it looks like many gurus are big, fat fibbers when it comes to "know your company".

The true value of gurufocus.com is showing just how bad the gurus are. This kind of stuff should give everyone hope and a better idea of what not to do.

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