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6 Tanking Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

While gurus hold positions in these companies, their share prices and returns continue to decline. The following are the worst-performing stocks over the past six months with a long-term presence in more than five gurus' portfolios.

Shares of HDFC Bank Ltd. (NYSE:HDB) declined 6.49% over the past six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.


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The Indian bank has a $94.70 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 13.74. As of Thursday, the share price of $102 was 21.46% below the 52-week high and 21.15% above the 52-week low.

Over the past 10 years, the stock has risen 379.95%. The return on equity of 15.59% and return on assets of 1.78% are outperforming 85% of companies in the banks industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44% of outstanding shares, followed by Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) is held by eight gurus. The stock tumbled 7.64% over the past six months.

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The Brazilian energy company has a market cap of $88.11 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.68. As of Thursday, the share price of $13.15 was 15.08% below the 52-week high and 40.07% above the 52-week low.

Over the past decade, the stock has fallen 65%. The return on equity of 8.27% and return on assets of 3.53% are underperforming 66% of companies in the Oil and Gas - integrated industry.

With 0.09% of outstanding shares, Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.08% and Pioneer Investments with 0.04%.

Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) declined 6.69% over the past six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.

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The tobacco company has a market cap of $84.50 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.16. As of Thursday, the share price of $36.84 was 21.76% below the 52-week high and 21.13% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has gained 15.51%.

The return on equity of 9.56% and return on assets of 4.23% are outperforming 100% of companies in the tobacco products industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Shares of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) declined 9.57% over the past six months. Six gurus hold the stock.

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The Brazilian bank has a market cap of $84.19 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.44. As of Thursday, the share price of $8.64 was 20.19% below the 52-week high and 26.64% above the 52-week low.

The return on equity of 17.56% and return on assets of 1.7% are underperforming 88% of companies in the banking industry.

With 0.45% of outstanding shares, Fisher is the largest guru shareholder of the company, followed by Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Marks with 0.12% and Dodge & Cox with 0.09%.

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) declined 5.82% over the past six months. The stock is held by 21 gurus.

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The company, which operates the oil and gas, renewable energy, lighting, aviation, health care and transportation industries, has a $81.69 billion market cap. The stock was trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 13.02. As of Thursday, the share price of $9.36 was 32.02% below the 52-week high and 40.65% above the 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has lost 42.27%.

The return on equity of -49.72% and return on assets of -5.75% are underperforming 100% of companies in the industrial products industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.06% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68%.

Shares of Banco Santander (Brasil) SA (NYSE:BSBR) declined 8.70% over the past six months. The stock is held by three gurus.

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The Spanish bank has a market cap of $81.39 billion. The stock was trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.74. As of Thursday, the share price of $10.9 was 20.47% below the 52-week high and 30.10% above the 52-week low. Over the past 10 years, the stock has lost 16.06%.

While the return on equity of 7.34% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.95% is outperforming 87% of companies in the banking industry.

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

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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