3 Stocks Sink to 52-Week Lows

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Siemens ( SI), Jaguar Mining ( JAG) and Peabody Energy ( BTU) hit 52-week lows on Tuesday.

Siemens

"The stock trades at 5.8x 2013e EV/EBITA, a 25% discount to the sector average, which seems unjustified to us given the group's attractive exposure to energy efficiency, smart grid and gas turbines," Societe Generale analysts wrote in an April 26 report.

Shares of Siemens hit a 52-week low Tuesday of $84.50. The stock's 52-week high of $138.46 was set on July 1.

Siemens trades at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 9.91 times; the average for diversified industrial companies is 8.31.

Analysts were split on Siemens with two rating it buy and another two giving the stock a hold rating.

The stock has fallen 10.87% year to date.

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Jaguar Mining

The gold mining company reported Monday first-quarter earnings of $2.8 million, or 3 cents a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $3.7 million, or 4 cents.

"JAG ended Q1'12 with $49.9 mln in cash, down 33% QoQ," National Bank Financial analysts wrote in a report Tuesday. "JAG is guiding for a year-end cash balance of ~$40.0 mln which we believe will be difficult to achieve given its remaining 2012 capex requirements of $59.3 mln and continued operating challenges. We continue to believe investor's focus should be on the risk for imminent financing, which combined with continued weak operations, will hamper JAG's valuation in the near- to mid-term as its turnaround plan is implemented."

Shares of Jaguar hit a 52-week low on Tuesday of $1.32. The stock's 52-week high of $8.18 was set on Nov. 16.

Jaguar's forward P/E is 10.89; the average for gold mining companies is 10.79. For comparison, Newmont Mining ( NEM) has a lower forward P/E of 8.

Four of the five analysts who cover Jaguar rated it sell; one analyst gave the stock a hold rating.

The stock has declined 79% year to date.


Peabody Energy

"BTU is one of our top picks as we shift to looking at 2013 and anticipate the fruitsof Macarthur cost cutting and growth," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a May 13 report. "Shares look inexpensive relative to its historical fwd 8.7x EV/EBITDA multiple and our $38 PO uses 6.5-7x 2012E/13E."

Shares of Peabody Energy hit a 52-week low Tuesday of $26.73. The stock's 52-week high of $63.08 was set on May 31.

Peabody Energy's forward P/E is 7.34; the average for coal companies is 15.16. For comparison, Consol Energy ( CNX) has a higher forward P/E of 13.41.

Twenty-five of the 32 analysts who cover Peabody Energy rated it buy. Six analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.

The stock has fallen 19.57% year to date.

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