Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 05-12-2015

Number of Stocks: 181
Number of New Stocks: 15

Total Value: $29,289 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 5%

Countries: USA
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Chris Davis Watch

  • Zenit Asset Management Ab's Sells Amazon in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Zenit Asset Management Ab reported a total value of its portfolio of $647.56 million, with an increase of 7.46% since the previous quarter.

    During the Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought 13 new stocks and increased 12 stakes. In my previous article, I listed the top 5 buys, and here I want to list the top stakes the fund sold out.


  • BTIM Corp's Top Sales in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund BTIM Corp reported a total value of its portfolio of $6.56 billion, with a decrease of 2.65% since the previous quarter. During the same quarter, the fund bought 18 new stocks and increased 112 stakes as I previously reported; it also sold out 11 stocks and decreased its stake in 192 stocks. Listed below are the most heavily-weighted sales.


  • Despite Industry's Risk, I would bet on Tyson Foods

    In this article, let's take a look at Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), a $17.6 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest suppliers of beef, chicken, pork and prepared foods. The firm operates in the food industry, which is highly competitive and is dominated by HJ Heinz (HJH), Kraft Foods (KRFT), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), and Kellogg (NYSE:K).

    Fund´s positions


  • Glenn Greenberg Adds to Familiar Stakes in First Quarter

    Once known as "the next Buffett," Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio), co-founder of Chieftain Capital Management, takes a deliberate, disciplined approach to his investments. He looks for companies whose growth rate is slow but steady, avoiding riskier investments that offer the possibility of great rewards as well as great losses. In the first quarter, he added to several such existing stakes in his portfolio.

    Greenberg added to his third-most valuable stake, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), a banking and financial services holding company based in New York. He bought 655,332 shares for an average price of $59.22 per share. The transaction had a 1.21% impact on Greenberg’s portfolio.  

  • Chris Davis Adds to his Express Scripts Position

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund. Davis purchases durable, well-managed businesses that can be purchased at value prices and held for the long term. He looks to buy companies when they are out of favor. Express Scripts (ESRX) is one of his top ten holdings. Last quarter, he added to his Express Scripts position by buying 209,712 shares. As of March 31, his fund was holding 13,212,411 shares of the company. The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


  • Chris Davis Ups Stake in JPMorgan Chase, Citizens Financial

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) leads his family firm Davis Advisors, which manages more than $60 billion across several asset classes. He serves as the portfolio manager for the Davis Financial Fund, and added to his holdings in 62 stocks during the first quarter.

    Over the past 10 years, the Financial Fund had an average annualized return of 5.74%, while the S&P 500 returned 8.01%. However, over the past 15 years, the fund outperformed the index, returning 6.14% compared to 4.15% for the S&P 500.


  • Locust Wood Capital Bet on Top Performer Valeant Pharmaceuticals

    Hedge fund Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $792 million as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Finance (29%), Consumer Discretionary (27%) and Health Care (17%) stocks. Two of the three main sectors are the same in which it invests Menta Capital LLC.

    Locust Wood’s last 13F filing showed that the fund raised its exposure towards health care and industrials stocks, but reduced its holdings in the financial sector. The fund replaced with other holdings in a given year, the turnover ratio was at 55.56%. The fund had 11 new purchases and additional purchases of 19 stocks. On the other hand, it sold out 14 stocks while reducing holdings in 13 stocks.


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, OPK, ASPS, ADTN, NSA

    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:

    Air Products & Chemicals Inc: Chairman, Pres. and CEO Seifi Ghasemi bought 20,000 shares


  • American Express: A Bargain at Current Prices?

    It’s one of the financial giants, an iconic brand known worldwide. So why did American Express Credit Corporation (NYSE:AXP) recently find itself on the Guru Bargains list, and is it a bargain today?

    2015 has not been kind to Amex. As a CNN Money article put it, “AmEx (NYSE:AXP) is the worst performing stock in the Dow this year, and things don't appear to be getting better anytime soon. The credit card giant reported its first quarter results Thursday afternoon. Investors are treating the stock like a cardholder with an overdue balance. Declined!”


  • You Should Consider this Casino Stock

    In this article, let's take a look at Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), a $43.72 billion market cap company that operates casinos in Las Vegas; Macau, China; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Singapore.

    Key market


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