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6 of the Worst-Performing Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

- By Tiziano Frateschi

While gurus hold positions in these companies, their stock prices and returns continue to fall. The following are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus' portfolios.


Tejon Ranch Co. (TRC) declined 30.9% over the last six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.

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The real estate development and agribusiness company has a $430.81 million market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 93.19. The share price of $16.59 is 36.11% below its 52-week high and 4.55% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has fallen 28%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has declined 4.30%. The return on equity of 1.17% and return on assets of 0.89% are underperforming 81% of companies in the Global Real Estate - General industry.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.3% of outstanding shares, followed by Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.92%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.46% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.19%.

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) had plummeted 28.8% over the last six months. The stock is held by 13 gurus.

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The global investment firm has a market cap of $15.63 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.44. The share price of $20 is 30.70% below its 52-week high and 8.21% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has climbed 92%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has tumbled 29.30%. While the return on equity of 19.19% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.20% is underperforming 57% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry.

With 5.97% of outstanding shares, Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.2%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13% and Rogers with 0.71%.

Huntsman Corp. (HUN) declined 32.5% over the last six months. The stock is held by 10 gurus.

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The company, which manufactures organic and inorganic chemical products, has a market cap of $4.61 billion. The share price of $20.78 is 42.25% below its 52-week high and 14.40% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 490%.

Over the last five years, the company's revenue has declined 8.20%. The return on equity of 33.78% and return on assets of 8.73% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Global Chemicals industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.85% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.28% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

TechnipFMC PLC (FTI), which is held by nine gurus, fell 35.4% over the last six months.

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The oil and gas engineering and construction company has a market cap of $8.81 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 51.47. The share price of $20.80 is 43.46% below its 52-week high and 8.74% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a loss of 38%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has declined 12.10%. The return on equity of 1.39% and return on assets of 0.66% are outperforming 60% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry.

With 7.24% of outstanding shares, First Eagle Investment is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.45% and Pzena with 0.45%.

Patterson Companies Inc. (PDCO) declined 10.7% over the last six months. The stock is held by nine gurus.

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The company, which distributes dental and animal health products, has a $1.89 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.04. The share price of $20.56 is 47.85% below its 52-week high and 6.07% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 4%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 13.50%. The return on equity of 10.73% and return on assets of 4.46% are underperforming 83% of companies in the Global Medical Distribution industry.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Gabelli with 2.19% of outstanding shares, followed the Simons' firm with 1.69%, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%.

The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG), which is held by 12 gurus, declined 6.8% over the last six months.

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The advertising and marketing services company has a market cap of $8 billion. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.06. The share price of $20.40 is 22.18% below its 52-week high and 3.27% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, the price has soared 414%.

Over the last five years, its revenue has increased 6.10%. The return on equity of 27.07% and the return on assets of 4.56% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

With 4.34% of outstanding shares, Pzena is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.92%, Pioneer Investments with 1.08% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.76%.

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

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.