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5 Negative Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

- By Tiziano Frateschi

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 three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus' portfolios.


Oceaneering International Inc. (OII) had a negative performance of 38% over the last six months. The stock is held by six gurus.

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The provider of engineered services and products, has a $1.5 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 59.63. The stock price of $15.22 is 49.23% below its 52-week high and 2.54% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has increased 14%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 6.30%. The return on equity of 1.62% and return on assets of 0.85% are outperforming 83% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.92%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.2%.

KeyCorp (KEY) had a negative performance of 20.8% over the last six months. The stock is held by 12 gurus.

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The company, which operates in the financial service domain, has a market cap of $16.56 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.74. The stock price of $16.01 is 31% below its 52-week high and 0.19% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has climbed 100%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 5.90%. The return on equity of 10.10% and return on assets of 1.15% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry.

With 1.29% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.7%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%.

Taylor Morrison Home Corp. Class A (TMHC) had a negative performance of 25.1% over the last six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.

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The public homebuilder has a market cap of $1.99 billion. The stock price of $16.64 is 41.27% below its 52-week high and 13.31% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a loss of 28%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has climbed 27.90%. The return on equity of 11.30% and return on assets of 5.16% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Residential Construction industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.18% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.42%, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.09% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

Liberty Latin America Ltd. Class C (LILAK), which is held by eight gurus, had a negative performance of 20.2% over the last 10 months.

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The provider of communications and entertainment services has a market cap of $3.08 billion. The stock price of $17.39 is 30.77% below its 52-week high and 0.73% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 76%.

The return on equity of -15.44% and the return on assets of -3.71% are underperforming 90% of companies in the Global Pay TV industry.

With 3.67% of outstanding shares, Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.86% and Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71%.

Parsley Energy Inc. Class A (PE) had a negative performance of 39% over the last six months. The stock is held by 11 gurus.

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The company, which develops and explores unconventional oil and natural gas reserves, has a $5.52 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.94. The stock price of $17.67 is 47.11% below its 52-week high and 4.93% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a loss of 20%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 50.70%. The return on equity of 7.25% and return on assets of 4.13% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.25% of outstanding shares, followed the Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.21%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.15% and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.