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52-Week Company Lows

- By Joy Hu

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

Walgreens Boots Alliance reached the 52-week low of $54.69

The price of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $54.69, which is 37.6% off the 52-week high of $86.31. The company has a market cap of $50 billion.


Its shares traded with a price-earnings ratio of 10.06 and a price-sales ratio of 0.38 as of April 5. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 3.14%. The forward dividend yield is 3.22%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 5.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walgreens Boots Alliance's business predictability at 3.5 stars.

Walgreens is a pharmacy led health and wellbeing company. It operates retail pharmacy store chain in the United States. The firm sells and markets its products under brands such as Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare.

Net earnings for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.2 billion compared with $1.3 billion sfor the same quarter a year ago.

Co-Chief Operating Officer Ornella Barra bought 18,000 shares on April 3 at a price of $54.56. The price of the stock has increased by 0.24% since.

Kroger reached the 52-week low of $23.90

The price of The Kroger Co. (KR) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $23.90, which is 29.0% off the 52-week high of $32.74. The company has a market cap of $19.08 billion.

Its shares traded with a price-earnings ratio of 6.36 and a price-sales ratio of 0.16 as of April 5. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 2.28%. The forward dividend yield is 2.34%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kroger's business predictability at 5 stars.

Kroger operates grocery stores. Its coverage includes retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores.

Net earnings for the third quarter of 2018 were $317 million compared to $397 million for the prior-year period.

Director Robert D. Beyer sold 80,000 shares on March 19 at a price of $24.52. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.53% since.

Markel reached the 52-week low of $982.76

The price of Markel Corp. (MKL) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $982.76, which is 22.6% off the 52-week high of $1228.32. The company has a market cap of $13.63 billion.

Its shares traded with a price-sales ratio of 1.97 as of April 5.

Net loss for full year 2018 was $128 million compared to net income of $395 million for the prior year.

Director Lemuel E. Lewis bought 100 shares of MKL stock on March 15 at a price of $1013. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.99% since.

Vice Chairman Steven A. Markel sold 120 shares on March 14 at a price of $1000; 100 shares on March 18 at a price of $1014.04; and 200 shares on April 1 at a price of $1000. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.72% since.

Peabody Energy reached the 52-week low of $27.99

The price of Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $27.99, which is 43.4% off the 52-week high of $47.84. The company has a market cap of $3.03 billion.

As of April 5, the trailing 12-month dividend yield is 1.79%. The forward dividend yield is 1.86%.

Peabody Energy is a coal company. It also markets and brokers coal, both as principal and agent, and trades coal and freight-related contracts. The company own interest in nearly 25 coal mines.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $252.6 million compared to $317.4 million for the prior-year period.

Holly Energy Partners reached the 52-week low of $27.10

The price of Holly Energy Partners LP (HEP) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $27.10, which is 20.7% off the 52-week high of $34.00. The company has a market cap of $2.86 billion.

Its shares traded with a price-earnings ratio of 15.91 and a price-sales ratio of 5.62 as of April 5. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 9.77%. The forward dividend yield is 9.85%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 6.70% over the past 10 years.

Holly Energy Partners is engaged in operating a system of petroleum product and crude oil pipelines, storage tanks, distribution terminals and loading rack facilities.

Net income for the fourth quarter was $47.5 million compared to $86.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Avista reached the 52-week low of $41.08

The price of Avista Corp. (AVA) shares has declined to close to the 52-week low of $41.08, which is 24.9% off the 52-week high of $52.91. The company has a market cap of $2.7 billion.

Its shares traded with a price-earnings ratio of 19.85 and a price-sales ratio of 1.93 as of April 5. The trailing 12-month dividend yield is 3.66%. The forward dividend yield is 3.77%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 2.60% over the past 10 years.

Avista is engaged in the utilities sector. Its business includes generation, transmission and distribution of natural gas to customers in the U.S.

Net income was $136.4 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018 compared to $115.9 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017.

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Disclosure: I do not own stock in any of the companies mentioned in the article.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.