Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 03-09-2016

Number of Stocks: 187
Number of New Stocks: 10

Total Value: $23,917 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 6%

Countries: USA
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Chris Davis Watch

  • Arnold Van Den Berg's Largest Buys in 1st Quarter

    Arnold Van Den Berg is a value investor who founded Century Management in 1974. He applies value investment strategies as his investment philosophy. He focused his first-quarter buys as follows:


    The guru increased his stake in Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) by 66.47%  with an impact of 2.16% on the portfolio.

      


  • 2 Stocks Super Investors Are Buying

    GuruFocus provides tools and screens to look at 13-F filings in the aggregate and discover lots of information about the famous gurus of value investing. I used the aggregated portfolio tool to sort guru holdings on combined weighting percentage. This shows us which stocks value investment gurus have allocated the most funds to.


    Since J. L. Kelly Jr. came up with the Kelly Criterion in 1956, we know the amount you should bet increases strongly as the odds are more favorable. Great investors put the math behind the principle in practice by betting big on their highest conviction picks. True, there are a few things messing up that logic. Tax considerations can also play a role in buy and sell decisions and cause investors to hang on to fairly valued stocks.

      


  • Liberty Broadband, Hanmi Bank Among Popular Micro-Cap Stocks

    Much like small-cap stocks, micro-caps offer a chance of a high return, but also present more risk and volatility. Micro-caps are generally defined as companies with a capitalization between $50 million and $300 million.


    The All-in-One Screener offers more than 150 filters to sort stocks, including a filter to sort by market cap. The following five stocks were some of the most popular micro-caps purchased by the gurus during the fourth quarter.

      


  • Top Insiders' Buys and Sales of the Week

    The All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider buys and sells over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "March 2016."


    According to the above filters, the following are recent buys and sells from company insiders in the past week.

      


  • Chris Davis Slashes His Position in PH Glatfelter

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is a portfolio manager for the Davis Large Cap Value portfolios and a member of the research team for other portfolios within the firm. Davis Advisors was founded in 1969 offering clients investment opportunities through mutual funds, variable annuities, separately managed accounts and offshore funds. Throughout the course of the company's history, its primary focus has been to invest in securities at value prices and hold them for long-term growth. Davis has a firm belief that perspective, discipline and alignment are the three most important drivers for long-term investment success.


    In the first quarter of 2016, Davis slashed his position in PH Glatfelter Co. (NYSE:GLT) by nearly 30%.

      


  • Chris Davis Buys Stake in Energy Firm Apache

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is a portfolio manager for the Davis Large Cap Value Portfolios. Davis Selected Advisors was founded in 1969, offering clients investment opportunities through mutual funds, variable annuities, separately managed accounts, and offshore funds. Throughout the course of the company's history, their primary focus has been to invest in securities at value prices and hold them for long term growth. Davis has a firm belief that perspective, discipline and alignment are the three biggest drivers for long term investment success.


    In the fourth quarter of 2015, Davis purchased 13,300,208 shares of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA).

      


  • Cummins and CSX: Undervalued With Predictable Business

    According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have a high business predictability rating, and at least five gurus are shareholders in the companies.


    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (COG)

      


  • Investor Chris Davis Comments on Amazon

    Today technology is accelerating the pace of disruption. This change is best seen by contrasting the history of a past disrupter Walmart with a new disrupter Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Walmart opened its first store in 1962 and, with its everyday low pricing model, strong management and tight cost control, enjoyed real competitive advantages relative to the much larger and better regarded existing competition. Eighteen years later, the company reached $1 billion in sales and today has sales approaching $500 billion, dwarfing its competitors such as Kmart and Sears that have largely been left in the dust. In contrast, Amazon has disrupted entrenched competitors in a matter of years not decades. Remembering Walmart took 18 years to reach sales of $1 billion, we consider it astonishing that Amazon was selling approximately $95 billion worth of merchandise in its 18th year, almost 100 times more than Walmart sold during the comparable period in its history.


    With Amazon achieving success at such a rapid pace, investors who were slow to study the company because of its short operating history not only missed out on its potential as an investment but also were slow to identify the threat it posed to so many other retailers. Companies ranging from Borders and Blockbuster to Circuit City and RadioShack have already filed for bankruptcy and many more are sure to follow. While extraordinary, Amazon is hardly a lone example. Companies such as Google, Netflix and Facebook have overpowered many traditional media businesses, Uber and AirBNB are challenging the taxi and hotel industries, and a number of new companies are using biotechnology to challenge traditional pharmaceutical businesses. The bottom line is technological disruption is rapidly changing the investment landscape, creating great opportunities for investors who can adapt and enormous risks for investors who cannot.

      


  • Davis New York Venture Fund 2016 Annual Review

    Summary



    • Davis New York Venture Fund has built shareholder wealth over time. Over the most recent one, three and five year periods, a $10,000 investment grew to $10,297, $14,763, and $15,846, respectively.1
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  • Davis Global Fund 2016 Annual Review

    Davis Global Fund Annual Review:


    Davis Global Fund uses rigorous independent research to invest in durable, well-managed businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive long-term growth prospects selling at a discount to their true value. Bottom-up stock selection performed by seasoned investment professionals—combined with our willingness not to mirror an index—has served our shareholders well over the long term.

      


  • Chris Davis Buys More Than 13 Million Shares of Apache Corporation

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, bought 10 new stakes in the fourth quarter, including his most noteworthy deal of the quarter – the purchase of a 13,300,208-share stake in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), a Houston-based oil and gas company, for an average price of $46.74 per share. The deal had a 2.47% impact on Davis’ portfolio.


    Davis’ stake is 3.52% of Apache’s outstanding shares and 2.47% of Davis’ total assets. Apache’s leading shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with a stake of 26,014,684 shares. The stake is 6.88% of Apache’s outstanding shares and 1.14% of Dodge & Cox’s total assets.

      


  • Nominate an Investor for Guru of the Year

    As a tough year for money managers winds down, it’s time to nominate who you think performed best in 2015 for a special honor: GuruFocus Guru of the Year.


    Some of the most spotlighted firms slumped in 2015. David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Greenlight Capital Offshore fell 16.9% and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Omega Overseas Partners fell 12% through Sept. 30, and Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pershire Square Holdings dropped 9.6% through Oct. 13, according to HSBC.

      


  • HP, Microsoft Have High Dividend Yields in Davis' Portfolio

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund and manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes.


    Transocean Ltd. (RIG)

      


  • John Burbank Jumps in Alphabet, Dollar Tree and Sells Rite Aid, NRG

    John Burbank is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. He manages a portfolio composed of 119 stocks with a total value of $5.55 billion. The following are his largest trades during the third quarter.


    The investor reduced his stake in Liberty Global PLC (LBTYK) by 62.48% with an impact of -3.09% on the portfolio.

      


  • Stakes Chris Davis Sold Out During the 3rd Quarter

    Davis Advisors Fund is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, which has successfully managed money through many environments – including periods of inflation, recession, rising and falling energy prices, rising and falling interest rates and bull and bear markets. Following are its largest sales during the third quarter.


    Davis sold out shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. (OFC) for $22.59 per share. The deal had a -0.05% impact on Davis’ portfolio. Corporate Office Properties has had a long-term position in Davis' portfolio since 2010.

      


  • Chris Davis' Stocks Trading Below the Peter Lynch Value

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Davis Advisors manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes.


    Here are the stocks in his portfolio that are trading below the Peter Lynch value.

      


  • Chris Davis Raises Stake in United Technologies by Nearly 17,000%

    As portfolio manager for Davis Selected Advisors, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) has his fingers on the pulse of more than $60 billion in assets. His investment strategy is to acquire durable businesses that are well-managed and value priced.


    Most of his high-profile deals in the third quarter involved reductions to existing stakes.

      


  • Chris Davis, David Dreman Are Bullish on Capital One

    Guru trades


    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio), Dodge & Cox, Hotchkis & Wiley and David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) all added to their positions in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), while Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) initiated new positions. Dodge & Cox now owns over 9% of the company.

      


  • Insiders' Trades of the Week: Citizens Financial

    The All-In-One Screener can be used to find insider buys and sales over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying/All Insider Selling to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "November 2015."


    According to the above filters, the following are the recent buys from company insiders in the past week.

      


  • Apple's New iPhone Has Massive Deal for Investors

    One of the prominent stocks most hedge fund managers like to keep in their portfolios is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Among the hedge fund managers, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the largest holders of the stock. According to GuruFocus data, Apple makes up 21.21% of Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio.


    Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, watches and portable digital music players worldwide. It reported higher-than-estimated third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27. The stock has increased by 9.20% year to date and performed well as compared to Technology SPDR (ETF) [XLK]

      


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