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Hedge Funds Hate These 5 Stocks -- Should You?

Coach

Last up is luxury handbag maker Coach (COH). Not long ago, Coach was a bloated name that was still sitting high on the last vestiges of its huge success in 2008. While other higher-end accessory brands were reeling from the spending cuts of the Great Recession, Coach took the calculated risk of offering lower-priced luxury goods to "mass affluent" consumers. That strategy paid off in spades as COH managed to attract more customers without diluting its storied brand.

Coach makes and retails handbags and other accessories (such as wallets and umbrellas) through a network of around 543 North American stores and a large presence online and in third party channels like department stores. In the last few years, overseas has been the big story -- and newer stores in markets such as China and Japan have warranted a hefty growth premium in the stock's price.

But that premium is all but evaporated now. COH currently trades for just 12.9 times trailing earnings, a price tag that puts a fat 3.2% dividend yield on shares at current levels. That's a big income check for a stock that's already delivering hefty internal growth rates.

While funds sold 3.22 million shares of the handbag maker, it looks buyable here now that a big correction has taken hold.

To see these stocks in action, check out the Institutional Sells portfolio on Stockpickr.



-- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.

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At the time of publication, author had no positions in the stocks mentioned. Jonas Elmerraji, CMT, is a senior market analyst at Agora Financial in Baltimore and a contributor to TheStreet. Before that, he managed a portfolio of stocks for an investment advisory returned 15% in 2008. He has been featured in Forbes , Investor's Business Daily, and on CNBC.com. Jonas holds a degree in financial economics from UMBC and the Chartered Market Technician designation. Follow Jonas on Twitter @JonasElmerraji
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