Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers

Last Update: 2015-01-15

Number of Stocks: 116
Number of New Stocks: 5

Total Value: $27,809 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 3%

Countries: USA
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Brian Rogers Watch

  • A Look at Which Oil Company is the Safest Buy Based on Dividend Data

    Oil has been a hot topic in the news ever since prices began to decline, which has lead investors to paying closer attention to energy stocks. As outlined in a previous article on the energy sector, the recent spike in insider buys in this sector did not go unnoticed. Although looking at trends in insider trades is one way to determine which stocks are potentially good buys, another way is by looking at the dividend data, a feature we offer to premium members. The tab can be found on each stock's page.


    Here's a look at the top three oil companies in the industry – BP PLC (BP), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and Chevron Corp (CVX) – and which stock is a safer buy based on dividend data.

      


  • Brian Rogers' T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Q4 Commentary 2014

    The U.S. equity market continued its upward trend during the fourth quarter as investors were encouraged by U.S. dollar strength, more certainty in Federal Reserve policy, and the potential for higher consumer spending due to falling gasoline prices and low interest rates. There was cause for concern as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine persisted, and weak economic data from Europe and Japan dampened global growth prospects. The Fed's bond-buying program ended in October, and many investors believe that actual monetary tightening won't occur until the second half of 2015. Interest rates have remained low, making the equity market attractive relative to other asset classes.


    The Equity Income Fund returned 3.02% in the quarter compared with 4.93% for the S&P 500 Index and 3.89% for the Lipper Equity Income Funds Index. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2014, the fund returned 7.49% versus 13.69% for the S&P 500 Index and 10.69% for the Lipper Equity Income Funds Index. The fund's average annual total returns were 7.49%, 13.33%, and 6.83% for the 1-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively, as of December 31, 2014. The fund's expense ratio was 0.67% as of its fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

      


  • A Look at Sector Weight in Brian Rogers' Portfolio

    Guru Brian Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) currently has 116 stocks in his portfolio, valued at $27,809 Mil. Most of the stocks he purchases come from the Financial Services sector, which consists of 19.4% of his portfolio. It is no surprise that out of the five most heavily weighted stocks, three of them are in the banking industry. The other two stocks are in the industrial products industry and oil and gas, each responsible for roughly 13% of his portfolio.


    Both General Electric Co (GE) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) cover 2.9% of his portfolio. Next is Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) at 2.4% and last are U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Chevron Corp (CVX) at 2%.

      


  • Brian Rogers Purchases 5 New Stocks In Q4

    During the fourth quarter, Brian Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) of the T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund added five new positions to the portfolio and sold out of three holdings.


    The Equity Income Fund follows a value-oriented approach that focuses on established companies with strong records of dividend payments. The majority of the portfolio is held in financial stocks at 19.4%, followed by consumer cyclical, and industrials.

      


  • The Top 5 European Stocks Held During Q3

    GuruFocus publishes the implied future returns for the 18 largest stock markets in the world, which can be found on the Global Market Valuation page under the Market tab.


    These market valuations are measured by the ratio of total market cap to GDP. As of Nov. 5, of the 14 markets listed in the valuations of developed countries, the projected annual return for the U.S. market is 0.6%, beating only Japan at 0.5%.

      


  • A Buy Recommendation From Absolute Valuation Model to Bristol-Myers Squibb

    In this article, let's take a look at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), a $97.54 billion market cap company that is a leading global drugmaker, with strengths in cardiovascular, anti-infective and anticancer therapeutics.


    Returning value

      


  • Investors Should Enlarge their Portfolios

    In this article, let's take a look at the Procter & Gamble Co (PG), a $239.41 billion market cap company that is a leading consumer products company which markets household and personal care products in more than 180 countries.


    Brand portfolio

      


  • Several Indicators for a Good Buy

    In this article, let's take a look at Deere & Company (DE), a $30.83 billion market cap company that is the world's biggest producer of farm equipment, as well as a large maker of construction machinery and lawn and garden equipment with a brand name that has been in the industry for 175 years.


    Revenues, margins and profitability

      


  • Blackhill Bets Almost Half of Portfolio on Williams-Sonoma

    Over the past few days, hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings filed by institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Blackhill Capital Inc., a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.


    Recently, the fund reported its equity portfolio ended September. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $733.6 million, down from $730.9 million disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's equity market change value was negative 2.6 million in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of September, the fund added one new position to its equity portfolio and sold out one position. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 70.70%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the energy and consumer discretionary sectors.

      


  • Acquisition Strategy Will Benefit ConAgra Foods

    In this article, let's take a look at ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), a $14.41 billion market cap company that is one of the larger U.S. food companies, with a number of widely known brands.


    Acquisition and divestiture strategy

      


  • Betting on a Fairly Valued Stock

    In this article, let's take a look at The Walt Disney Company (DIS), a $153.68 billion market cap company that is a media and entertainment conglomerate that has diversified global operations in theme parks, filmed entertainment, television broadcasting and consumer products.


    Revenues, margins and profitability

      


  • Time Warner Is Trading at Almost Half of Its Intrinsic Value

    In this article, let´s consider a giant that went public a decade ago, Time Warner Inc. (TWX). The $66.41 billion market cap, has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 16.6x vs Industry Median 30.1x).


    So in this article, let's take a look at a model that is applicable to stable, mature, dividend-paying firms and try to find the intrinsic value of the stock. Although the model has a number of characteristics that make it useful and appropriate for many applications, it is by no means the be-all and end-all for valuation. The purpose is to force investors to evaluate different assumptions about growth and future prospects.

      


  • Brian Rogers Buys 3 New Stocks for T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund in Q3

    Brian Rogers (Trades, Portfolio), who manages the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund, purchased three new stocks for the fund in the third quarter. He has a cautious outlook on markets and believes they may begin to "moderate" in the near future, saying in his third quarter letter:

    "We maintain our cautious outlook as the equity market continued its upward path during the year. The equity market runup since 2011 has come on the back of accommodative Fed policy, historically high profit margins, and general multiple expansions. Current equity market valuations are roughly in line with their long-term averages, so we expect a closer focus on company fundamentals going forward. Wage growth and single-family housing starts remain tepid, suggesting weak aggregate demand. We believe that equity returns will continue to moderate in the coming months, as prices have risen to the point where values are more difficult to find. In addition, there are a number of unpredictable areas of geopolitical tension that could rattle investor confidence at some point, and we prefer to err on the side of caution after an extended period of strong stock performance."  


  • These Two Sectors Have Weathered The Storm

    At its worst yesterday, October 15, the S&P 500 just missed official correction territory when it bounced back up from 1820, a 9.9 percent drop from the recent high of 2019. In an effort to find stocks that might withstand any further beatings, I used the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener to discover which stocks have held their ground. I simply searched for S&P 500 stocks that were within 5 percent of their 52-week highs. From there, I used the Valuation Map that gives me the ability to quickly view the results based on sectors.


      


  • T. Rowe Price Recent Portfolio Changes

    Baltimore-based investment firm T. Rowe Price recently released its updated portfolio dated Sept. 30. Brian Rogers (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of T. Rowe Price Group, has led the $30.2 billion Equity Income Fund since its inception in 1985. The Equity fund had a 17% annual average return over the past five years.


    Rogers recently announced that he will step down as manager in October 2015, though he will continue to serve as chairman and chief investment officer. John Linehan, head of T. Rowe’s U.S. equity, will take over portfolio management duties.

      


  • Brian Rogers' T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Q3 Commentary

    Considering the low absolute level of yields and the Fed's intent to move rates higher in 2015, we remain guarded about overextending ourselves for yield alone. The two- to five-year portion of the yield curve remains most at risk for a sell-off when the Fed begins to tighten monetary policy. The precise timing of the Fed's move is uncertain, as it will need to be cautious as it transitions from a period of extraordinary easing to one of even, gradual tightening. The central bank does not want to act too quickly and slow the economy back into a recession. The economic data in the months ahead should provide us with greater clarity as to the Fed's timing and pace, and we expect this period to be a critical time for fixed income markets.


    The Equity Income Fund returned −1.68% in the quarter compared with 1.13% for the S&P 500 Index and −0.62% for the Lipper Equity Income Funds Index. For the 12 months ended September 30, 2014, the fund returned 13.44% versus 19.73% for the S&P 500 Index and 16.10% for the Lipper Equity Income Funds Index. The fund's average annual total returns were 13.44%, 13.84%, and 7.46% for the 1-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively, as of September 30, 2014. The fund's expense ratio was 0.67% as of its fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

      


  • Brian Rogers' T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Q3 2014 Commentary

    Environment


    Considering the low absolute level of yields and the Fed's intent to move rates higher in 2015, we remain guarded about overextending ourselves for yield alone. The two- to five-year portion of the yield curve remains most at risk for a sell-off when the Fed begins to tighten monetary policy. The precise timing of the Fed's move is uncertain, as it will need to be cautious as it transitions from a period of extraordinary easing to one of even, gradual tightening. The central bank does not want to act too quickly and slow the economy back into a recession. The economic data in the months ahead should provide us with greater clarity as to the Fed's timing and pace, and we expect this period to be a critical time for fixed income markets.

      


  • International Guru Stocks Near 52-Week Lows

    It is time to take a look at the international 52-week lows to go bargain hunting. There is a page at GuruFocus that is dedicated to finding 52-week lows. The different categories include:




  • Guru Held Stocks Near 52-Week Lows

    As the market reaches new highs, I searched for stocks that have yet to participate in this year’s gains. Below are some of the most widely held stocks by the investing gurus that are trading near their 52-week lows.


    CA Inc (CA) closed at $28.65 on 9/2/2014, near its 52-week low of $27.84. The stock is down 20.89 percent from its 52-week high of $36.22 on 1/22/2014. CA is one of the world’s largest providers of information technology (IT) management software and solutions. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA to help manage their IT environments. The company’s earnings were flat in fiscal year 2014 but are expected to increase by 19.3 percent in 2015. The dividend yield is a high 3.50 percent and should help provide some support for the price. The stock is held by 18 gurus we follow with James Barrow of Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss holding the largest position of 11.5 million shares, representing 2.59 percent of the shares outstanding.

      


  • Good Outlook for ConAgra Foods

    In this article, let's take a look at ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), a $13.47 billion market cap company, which is one of the larger U.S. food companies with a number of widely known brands.


    Main risk

      


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