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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

Pioneer Natural Resources tops the list

September 04, 2019 | About:

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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