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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

Pioneer Natural Resources tops the list

While gurus hold positions in these companies, their 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 Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD) declined 15.01% over the past six months. The stock is held by 15 gurus.

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The oil and gas producer has a $20.74 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 23.28. As of Wednesday, the share price of $123 was 34.68% below the 52-week high and 7.99% above the 52-week low.

Over the past 10 years, the stock has climbed 329%. The return on equity of 7.64% and return on assets of 5.09% are underperforming 56% of companies in the Oil and Gas - E&P industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.45% of outstanding shares, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%.

Interactive Brokers Group Inc. (IEXG:IBKR) is held by three gurus. The stock tumbled 14.47% over the past six months.

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The foreign exchange company has a market cap of $19.80 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 22.32. As of Wednesday, the share price of $47.99 was 23.86% below the 52-week high and 7.71% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has climbed 164.13%.

While the return on equity of 12.71% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 0.26% is underperforming 96% of companies in the Brokers and Exchanges industry.

With 0.15% of outstanding shares, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder.

Shares of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) declined 13.24% over the past six months. The stock is held by 11 gurus.

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The grocery store chain has a market cap of $19.18 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.53. As of Wednesday, the share price of $24 was 25.56% below the 52-week high and 17.73% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has advanced 120.27%.

The return on equity of 23.61% and return on assets of 4.78% are underperforming 54% of companies in the Retail - Defensive industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.20%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%, Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

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Shares of Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) declined 24.78% over the past six months. Fifteen gurus hold the stock.

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The managed care company, which provides private and government-sponsored health insurance, has a market cap of $19.08 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.18. As of Wednesday, the share price of $46.14 was 37.89% below the 52-week high and 3.97% above the 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 923.06%.

The return on equity of 11.43% and return on assets of 4.02% are underperforming 68% of companies in the Health Care Plans industry.

With 4.03% of outstanding shares, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.77% and the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.14%.

M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE:MTB) declined 15.99% over the past six months. The stock is held by 12 gurus.

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The bank has a $19.11 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.23. As of Wednesday, the share price of $143 was 20.47% below the 52-week high and 7.47% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has gained 145.89%.

The return on equity of 12.51% and return on assets of 1.70% are outperforming 72% of companies in the Banks industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.89% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.26%.

Shares of Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) declined 7.46% over the past six months. The stock is held by six gurus.

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The Canadian integrated oil company has a market cap of $18.60 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.21. As of Wednesday, the share price of $24.9 was 27.92% below the 52-week high and 5.06% above the 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has lost 31.41%.

The return on equity of 12.78% and return on assets of 7.43% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Oil and Gas - Integrated industry.

With 2.92% of outstanding shares, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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