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6 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

Under Armour makes the list

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Dec 05, 2019
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Although gurus hold positions in the following companies, their share prices and returns have suffered declines recently. These are the worst-performing stocks over the past six months that have a long-term presence in more than five gurus' portfolios.

Western Midstream Partners

Shares of Western Midstream Partners LP (

WES, Financial) have declined 35.12% over the past six months. The stock is held by three gurus.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% of outstanding shares, followed by

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and T Boone Pickens (Trades, Portfolio)' BP Capital with 0.01%.

The company, which operates midstream energy assets, has an $8.15 billion market cap and was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.15. As of Thursday, the share price of $18 was 49.65% below the 52-week high and 3.09% above the 52-week low.

Over the past 10 years, the stock has tumbled 35.71%. The return on equity of 19.91% and return on assets of 3.65% are outperforming 70% of companies in the oil and gas industry.

Tata Motors

Tata Motors Ltd. (

TTM, Financial) is held by two gurus. The stock tumbled 6.55% over the past six months.

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With 0.92% of outstanding shares,

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The automaker has a market cap of $8.05 billion. The stock was trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 13.85. As of Thursday, the share price of $11.85 was 31.78% below the 52-week high and 58.40% above the 52-week low.

Over the past decade, the stock has fallen 22.28%. The return on equity of -40.13% and return on assets of -9.42% are underperforming 92% of companies in the vehicles and parts industry.

Under Armour

Shares of Under Armour Inc. (

UA, Financial) declined 21.61% over the past six months. The stock is held by four gurus.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments with 0.02% of outstanding shares, followed by

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The company, which manufactures athletic apparel, footwear and gear, has a market cap of $8.04 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 74.10. As of Thursday, the share price of $17.01 was 30.71% below the 52-week high and 13.02% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has lost 58.72%.

The return on equity of 5.43% and return on assets of 2.51% are outperforming 51% of companies in the manufacturing - apparel and accessories industry.

Autohome

Shares of Autohome Inc. (

ATHM, Financial) declined 24.40% over the past six months. Three gurus hold the stock.

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With 0.27% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments is the largest guru shareholder of the company, followed by

Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04% and Simons’ firm with 0.01%.

The interactive media company, which focuses on automobiles, has a market cap of $8.28 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.6. As of Thursday, the share price of $65.83 was 44.21% below the 52-week high and 0.57% above the 52-week low.

The return on equity of 26.22% and return on assets of 19.3% are outperforming 86% of companies in the interactive media industry. Over the past decade, it has gained 118%.

Erie Indemnity

Erie Indemnity Co. (ERIE) declined 22.52% over the past six months. The stock is held by five gurus.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35% of outstanding shares, followed by Dalio with 0.07% and Pioneer Investments with 0.02%.

The insurance company has a market cap of $7.77 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.53.

The return on equity of 31.38% and return on assets of 17.36% are outperforming 95% of companies in the insurance industry.

Sage Therapeutics

Shares of Sage Therapeutics Inc. (

SAGE, Financial) declined 14.86% over the past six months. Four gurus hold the stock.

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With 1.69% of outstanding shares,

Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.82% and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company has a $3.22 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a price-book ratio of 2.89. As of Thursday, the share price of $61 was 90% below the 52-week high.

The return on equity of -61.41% and return on assets of -56.38% are outperforming 65% of companies in the biotechnology industry.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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