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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Guru Stocks With Negative Returns

Walgreens tops the list

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

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) declined 34.29% over the last six months. The stock is held by 14 gurus.

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The retail pharmacy chain has a $48.35 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.94. The share price of $52.88 is 38.73% below the 52-week high and 7.24% above the 52-week low.

Over the last 10 years, the stock has gained 73%. Over the last five years, the company's revenue has grown 11.70%. The return on equity of 19.52% and return on assets of 7.34% are outperforming 65% of companies in the Pharmaceutical Retailers industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% and the Smead Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) is held by 21 gurus. The stock tumbled 28.37% over the last six months.

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The company has a market cap of $44.42 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 9.87. The share price of $229 is 41.06% below the 52-week high and 6% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has climbed 395%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has grown 16%. The return on equity of 34.85% and return on assets of 18.33% are underperforming 90% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry.

With 7.52% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.91% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.84%.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) declined 15.82% over the last six months. The stock is held by eight gurus.

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The wireless phone company has a market cap of $44.15 billion. The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 16.50. The share price of $16.47 is 35.36% below its 52-week high and 6.02% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has lost 28%.

Over the last five years, the company’s revenue has grown 0.10%. The return on equity of -12.85% and return on assets of -5.80% are underperforming 64% of companies in the Telecom Services industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.81% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.78% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Shares of Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK) declined 5.48% over the last six months. The stock is held by 26 gurus.

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The investment company has a market cap of $42.61 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.50. The share price of $44.5 is 23.20% below the 52-week high and 4.88% above the 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 56%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 4.10%. The return on equity of 9.31% and return on assets of 1.13% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Asset Management industry.

With 8.45% of outstanding shares, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 5.34% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.88%.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) declined 15.59% over the last six months. The stock is held by 19 gurus.

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The courier company has a $41.55 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.76. The share price of $159.44 is 40.21% below the 52-week high and 5.81% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 206%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 12.30%. The return on equity of 18.78% and return on assets of 6.89% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Integrated Shipping and Logistics industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 7.49% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 5.78%, Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio)’ foundation trust with 1.16% and Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)’ Southeastern Asset Management with 1.12%.

Shares of Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), which is held by 25 gurus, declined 34.76% over the last six months.

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The Chinese search engine has a market cap of $40.38 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.36. The share price of $115.37 is 58.34% below the 52-week high and 6.88% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has climbed 294%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 20.90%. The return on equity of 13.37% and return on assets of 7.04% are outperforming 72% of companies in the Internet Content and Information industry.

With 1.53% of outstanding shares, Ketterer is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.42% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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