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6 Guru Stocks Underperforming the Market

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

CSX Corp.

Shares of CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) have declined 9.94% over the past six months. The stock is held by five gurus.


The company's largest guru shareholder is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.38% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

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The company has a $54.72 billion market cap and was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 16.48. As of Wednesday, the share price of $69 was 15.07% below the 52-week high and 17.26% above the 52-week low.

Over the past 10 years, the stock has climbed 339%. The return on equity of 26.46% and return on assets of 9.22% are outperforming 77% of companies in the transportation and logistics industry.

General Motors

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) is held by six gurus. The stock tumbled 8.69% over the past six months.

With 5.06% of outstanding shares, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s Berkshire Hathaway is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 1.16% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund with 0.68%.

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The company has a market cap of $52 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 5.64. As of Wednesday, the share price of $35.5 was 15.27% below the 52-week high and 16.16% above the 52-week low.

Over the past decade, the stock has risen 9.77%. The return on equity of 22.9% and return on assets of 4.02% are outperforming 57% of companies in the autos industry.

Lloyds Banking Group

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) declined 12.87% over the past six months. The stock is held by four gurus.

The company's largest guru shareholder is the Simons' firm with 0.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

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The British bank has a market cap of $54 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.4. As of Wednesday, the share price of $3.09 was 14.59% below the 52-week high and 27.65% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has lost 52.76%.

The return on equity of 9.73% and return on assets of 0.66% are underperforming 69% of companies in the banking industry.

Charles Schwab

Shares of Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW) declined 16.07% over the past six months. Twenty-five gurus hold the stock.

With 6.37% of outstanding shares, Dodge & Cox is the largest guru shareholder of the company, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.41%, Al Gore (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.60% and Nygren's firm with 0.73%.

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The company, which is engaged in the brokerage, banking and asset-management businesses, has a market cap of $51.30 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.23. As of Wednesday, the share price of $37.73 was 23.69% below the 52-week high and 9.08% above the 52-week low.

The return on equity of 17.13% and return on assets of 1.35% are outperforming 53% of companies in the brokers and exchanges industry. Over the past decade, it has gained 107%.

DuPont de Nemours

DuPont de Nemours Inc. (NYSE:DD) declined 21.56% over the past six months. The stock is held by 21 gurus.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.77% of outstanding shares, followed by Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)'s Maverick Capital with 1.12% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.70%.

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The chemicals and materials company has a $50 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 56.62. As of Wednesday, the share price of $68 was 22.75% below the 52-week high and 5.07% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has gained 74%.

The return on equity of 1.08% and return on assets of 0.56% are underperforming 81% of companies in the chemicals industry.

Prudential PLC

Shares of Prudential PLC (NYSE:PUK) declined 15.07% over the past six months. Two gurus hold the stock.

With 0.07% of outstanding shares, Ketterer is the largest guru shareholder of the company, followed by the Simons' firm with 0.05%.

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The financial services company has a market cap of $47.86 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.99. As of Wednesday, the share price of $37 was 20.82% below the 52-week high and 15.82% above the 52-week low.

The return on equity of 18.16% and return on assets of 0.61% are outperforming 50% of companies in the insurance - life industry. Over the past decade, it has gained 80.49%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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