Ken Heebner

Ken Heebner

Last Update: 11-13-2015

Number of Stocks: 54
Number of New Stocks: 14

Total Value: $3,102 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 28%

Countries: USA
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Ken Heebner Watch

  • Marriott and Starwood to Create the World's Largest Hotel Chain

    Marriott International Inc. (MAR) is going to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) in a deal that will create the world's largest hotel chain. The merger should offer a wider choice of brands to consumers, improve economics for owners and franchisees and increase unit growth.


    Marriott will have great presence in markets outside the United States since the combined company will own or franchise more than 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms worldwide.

      


  • Ken Heebner Sells Stake in Polaris Industries

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio)’s fondness for financial services stocks was clear to see in his second-quarter transactions. He made transactions in that sector in the third quarter as well, but they weren’t as prominent. In the third quarter, his trades were more diverse.


    Heebner’s most noteworthy third-quarter transaction was the divestiture of his 834,000-share stake in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII), a Medina, Minn.-based automotive company, for an average price of $135.73 per share. The deal had a -3.54% impact on Heebner’s portfolio.

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Mutual Fund 3rd Quarter Commentary

    CGM Mutual Fund decreased -7.1% during the third quarter of 2015 compared to a return of -6.4% for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500 Index) and 1.2% for the BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate, Government and Mortgage Index.

      


  • The Sustainable Active Investing Framework: Simple, But Not Easy

    The debate over passive versus active investing is akin to Eagles vs. Cowboys or Coke vs. Pepsi. In short, once our preference for one style over the other is established, it becomes a proven fact or incontrovertible reality in our minds.


    This post is not meant to convert a passive investor into an active investor; however, we do explain why we believe some active investing approaches can logically beat passive strategies over a reasonably long time horizon (clearly it won’t work forever). Our framework also helps investors decipher the quantitative “factor zoo,” to determine if data-mining computers have actually identified a sustainble active strategy or a pipe dream.

      


  • JPMorgan Chase Is Still Undervalued

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Still undervalued


    Overview

      


  • Why Ken Fisher Is Buying Black Rock Inc.

    During the last quarter, investor Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with his Fisher Asset Management’s fund, increased by 147.95% his stake in Black Rock Inc. (BLK), and now he holds 87,758 shares and is the third main holder of the company.


    The company

      


  • Ken Heebner Invests in Financial Services Stocks in Second Quarter

    Financial Services are the second-most heavily weighted stocks in Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio, so it wasn’t surprising that his largest new buys in the second quarter were in that category. In 1990, Heebner co-founded Capital Growth Management, where his growth-oriented approach produced returns of 1.39%, 37.61% and 14.23% in 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.


    Heebner bought a 728,000-share stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), a New York-based multinational investment banking firm, for an average price of $203.51 per share. The purchase had a 4.35% impact on Heebner’s portfolio and landed Goldman Sachs Group in the sixth spot in Heebner’s 10 most-valuable stakes.

      


  • Powered by Strong Earnings, Marriott Is a Compelling Investment

    In this article, let's take a look at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), a $21.15 billion market cap company, which operates more than 3,500 hotels and 600,000 rooms in more than 50 countries.


    Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a position in the company with 73,899 shares according to his fund's latest filing. The guru's philosophy involves finding cheap stocks and looking for a catalyst, so let´s take a look at why he initiated a new position in this stock.

      


  • Bill Frels' Stocks With Growing Yields

    Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager at Mairs & Power, which is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm and is Minnesota's oldest investment firm under private ownership and management.


    His portfolio is composed of 187 stocks and it has a total value of $7,270 million.

      


  • Is Standard Pacific Corp still a good buy ?

    The company:


    Standard Pacific Corp (SPF) is engaged in the business of constructing single-family attached and detached homes with operations in the metropolitan markets in California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, the Carolinas and Colorado. The Company builds homes in 25 markets through its 15 operating divisions. Its homes sizes typically range from approximately 1,500 to 3,500 square feet, although it has built homes from 1,100 to over 6,000 square feet. At December 31, 2013, the Company owned or controlled 34,175 home sites (including joint ventures) and had 180 active selling communities.

      


  • Ken Heebner's stocks trading with low P/E

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, which is a privately owned investment manager. It was founded in 1990 and is based in Boston and the firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The firm provides its services to charitable organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, investment companies, and high net worth individuals.


    His portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stock bought during the last quarter. The total value of the portfolio is now $3,656 million and the following are the stocks that are trading with lowest P/E ratio and may be attractive for other investors.

      


  • Ken Heebner Makes 33 New Buys in First Quarter

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, a money management firm that almost routinely produces positive returns, even in challenging investing environments. CGM’s return of 1.39% last year was dwarfed by the 37.61% return it had in 2013.


    Heebner has built his reputation on growth. His moves are often seen as daring, but they frequently pay off handsomely. His portfolio changes at a 33% quarter-over-quarter turnover clip, and there 33 new stakes in his portfolio, four of which are among his 20 most valuable stakes.

      


  • Ken Heebner's Most Heavily Weighted Trades In Q1 2015

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management.


    The portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stocks. Total value of the portfolio is $3,656 Mil with 33% Q/Q Turnover and the following are the most weighted trades during the Q1 2015.

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Focus Fund Q1 2015 Letter

    To Our Shareholders:


    CGM Focus Fund increased 2.2% during the first quarter of 2015 compared to a return of 1.0% for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500 Index”).

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Mutual Fund First Quarter 2015 Letter

    CGM Mutual Fund increased 3.6% during the first quarter of 2015 compared to a return of 1.0% for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500 Index) and 1.7% for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate, Government and Mortgage Bond Index.

      


  • Ken Heebner increases stake in Whirlpool

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Last quarter, he increased his position in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) by buying 597,000 shares. As of March 31, 2015, he was holding 742,000 shares of the company.The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


      


  • Ken Heebner Initiates Position in CarMax

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Recently, he initiated a long position in CarMax (NYSE:KMX) by buying 105,000 shares of the company. Last month, Carmax reported strong Q4 results with its EPS of $0.67 coming well ahead of consensus estimates. The company's fundamentals look encouraging. Here's an analysis of the company in detail.


    CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, based on the 526,929 used vehicles it retailed during the fiscal year ended Feb. 28. As of the end of fiscal 2014, the company operated 131 used car superstores in 64 metropolitan markets. CarMax is the first used vehicle retailer to offer a large selection of high quality used vehicles at low, “no-haggle” prices using a customer-friendly sales process in an attractive, modern sales facility. It allows customers to shop for vehicles the same way they shop for items at other “big-box” retailers. In addition the company also provides financing alternatives to its customers through CAF, its own finance operation, and third-party financing providers.

      


  • Analyzing Ken Heebner's New Buys

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Recently, he initiated a long position in United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) by buying 150,000 shares of the company. The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


      


  • Citi Adds General Motors to its Focus List

    Citigroup recently added General Motors (NYSE:GM) to its focus list and reiterated its buy rating on the company. According to analysts, investors are missing some important catalysts that can likely help General Motors' stock price. In particular, he talked about margin expansion potential from 2016 and 2017 product cycles, accelerated European sales recovery, exit from loss making Russian operations and tailwinds from lower raw material prices.


    The company has seen positive commentaries from other analyst as well. Last week, Sterne, Agee & Leach analysts Michael Ward and Ali Faghri reiterated their Buy rating and a $50 price target on the stock citing the Canadian government plans to sell its remaining stake in the company. RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak also released a positive earnings preview on the company citing positive North American price and mix, and a lower than expected European loss.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: PHII, RHP, OPK, VNR, LUB

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


    PHI Inc (NASDAQ:PHII): CEO and 10% Owner Alton Anthony Gonsoulin Jr bought 57,632 shares

      





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