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6 Stocks With Negative Performances

- By Tiziano Frateschi

While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock price and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the past three months with a long-term presence in at least four gurus" portfolios.


National Presto Industries Inc. (NPK) had a negative performance of 12.9% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 0.82% in four gurus" portfolios.

The aerospace and defense company has a market cap of $676.06 million. The stock is trading with a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.92. The current stock price of $97.05 is 20.06% below its 52-week high and 5.78% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 86%.

Over the past five years, National Presto reported a loss of 6.40% for revenue and 2.30% for earnings per share (EPS). The return on equity (ROE) of 16.75% and return on assets (ROA) of 14.31% are outperforming 80% of other companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry.

With 9.34% of outstanding shares, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the company"s largest investor among the gurus, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.63%, Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) had a negative performance of 14% over the past six months. The stock has a combined weight of 1.09% in eight gurus" portfolios.

The toymaker has a market cap of $11.42 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 2.26. The current stock price of $91.67 is 21.11% below its 52-week high and 18.74% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 248%.

Over the past five years, Hasbro reported a gain of 3.90% for revenue and 10.70% for EPS. The ROE of 32.16% and ROA of 11.82% are outperforming 91% of other companies in the Global Leisure industry.

The company"s largest shareholder among the gurus is Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.1% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE) had a negative performance of 13.9% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 3.55% in nine gurus" portfolios.

The insurance company has a market cap of $8.93 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 1.42. The current stock price of $217.47 is 21.54% below its 52-week high and 4.15% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 113%.

Over the past five years, Everest Re Group reported a gain of 10.10% for revenue. The ROE of 3.19% and ROA of 1.22% are outperforming 77% of other companies in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

The company"s largest guru shareholder is Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.83% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%, Simons with 0.34% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (UCTT) had a negative performance of 8.1% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 1.69% in five gurus" portfolios.

The semiconductor equipment manufacturer has a market cap of $708.21 million. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.87. The current stock price of $21.06 is 39.12% below its 52-week high and 123.57% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a loss of 54%.

Over the past five years, Ultra Clean Holdings reported a loss of 1.80% for revenue. The ROE of 27.10% and ROA of 15.20% are underperforming 85% of other companies in the Global Semiconductor Equipment and Materials industry.

The company"s largest shareholder among the gurus is Royce with 2.03% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.64%, Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26% and Greenblatt with 0.15%.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) had a negative performance of 8.8% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 5.27% in eight gurus" portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $17.76 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 4.94. The stock price of $96.98 is 17.57% below its 52-week high and 31.16% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 978%.

Over the past five years, Skyworks Solutions reported 20.50% revenue growth and 43.20% EPS growth. The ROE of 26.64% and ROA of 24.08% are outperforming 93% of other companies in the Global Semiconductors industry.

Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. is the company"s largest guru shareholder with 1.2% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, Greenblatt with 0.16% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) had a negative performance of 10.7% over the past six months. The stock has a total weight of 6.47% in 13 gurus" portfolios.

The company has a market cap of $7.74 billion. The stock is trading with a P/S ratio of 0.55. The stock price of $31.41 is 15.56% below its 52-week high and 9.02% above its 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, it has returned a gain of 17%.

Over the past five years, Goodyear reported a loss of 8.40% for revenue, but EPS gained 30.10%. The ROE of 21.33% and ROA of 5.81% are outperforming 70% of other companies in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.85% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.82%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.