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6 Poorly Performing Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

- By Tiziano Frateschi

While gurus hold positions in these companies, the share price 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.


Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) declined 23.92% over the last six months. The stock is held by 22 gurus.

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The company, which refines petroleum products, has a $41.07 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.44. The share price of $61.05 is 30.98% below its 52-week high and 12.45% above its 52-week low.

Over the last 10 years, the stock has gained 213%. Over the last five years, the company's revenue has risen 0.50%. The return on equity of 14.73% and return on assets of 4.80% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.27%.

Medtronic PLC (MDT) is held by 24 gurus. The stock tumbled 7.84% over the last six months.

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The medical technology company has a market cap of $121.63 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 35.56. The share price of $90.69 is 9.45% below its 52-week high and 18.36% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has climbed 204%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has risen 6.90%. The return on equity of 9.81% and return on assets of 5.42% are outperforming 59% of companies in the Global Medical Devices industry.

With 0.89% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54%.

Shares of FedEx Corp. (FDX) declined 21.75% over the last six months. The stock is held by 22 gurus.

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The express courier delivery company has a market cap of $48.58 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.75. The share price of $186.45 is 30.08% below its 52-week high and 23.53% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 273%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has grown 12.30%. The return on equity of 18.78% and return on assets of 6.89% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Global Integrated Shipping and Logistics industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 6.11% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 5.77% and Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio)' Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust with 1.16%.

Shares of General Electric Co. (GE) declined 7.76% over the last six months. The stock is held by 22 gurus.

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The industrial conglomerate has a market cap of $87.97 billion. The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 17.83. The share price of $10.1 is 35.21% below its 52-week high and 51.65% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 4%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has not changed. The return on equity of -47.95% and return on assets of -6.58% are underperforming 96% of companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

With 1.15% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.97% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.73%.

Halliburton Co. (HAL) declined 25.70% over the last six months. The stock is held by 20 gurus.

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The company, which provides services to the oil and natural gas industry, has a $26.3 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 158.63. The share price of $30.14 is 45.11% below its 52-week high and 22.02% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned 74%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has fallen 7.50%. While the return on equity of 18.81% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 6.48% is outperforming 51% of companies in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment and Services industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 3.03% of outstanding shares, followed by Ketterer with 1.28%.

Shares of Cigna Corp. (CI), which is held by 19 gurus, declined 23.24% over the last six months.

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The medical, dental and accident insurance products provider has a market cap of $61.52 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.39 The share price of $161.87 is 28.57% below its 52-week high and 2.07% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, the stock has returned 783%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 10.30%. While the return on equity of 19.06% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 4.14% is underperforming 57% of companies in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

With 3.48% of outstanding shares, Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.17% and Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.72%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.