Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 08-13-2015

Number of Stocks: 186
Number of New Stocks: 16

Total Value: $28,521 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 6%

Countries: USA
Details: Top Buys | Top Sales | Top Holdings  Embed:

Chris Davis Watch

  • Chris Davis Acquires Nearly 24 Million Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas

    Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager for Davis Financial Fund, favors stable businesses that are well managed and available at value prices when he seeks investment opportunities. His approach has been pretty successful at Davis Financial Fund, which has recorded returns of 13.01%, 31.45% and 18.15% in 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively.


    In the second quarter, Davis found more than a dozen prospects that met his criteria.

      


  • Smith Hayes Advisers Buys Visa, JP Morgan

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Smith Hayes Advisers reported a total value of its portfolio of $505.6 million, which increased by 0.51% over the previous quarter.


    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought 136 new stocks and increased 89 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.

      


  • ValueAct Started to Buy American Express

    Jeff Ubben is a founder, chief executive officer and the chief investment officer of ValueAct Holding LP. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Ubben was a managing partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. Previously, Ubben was a former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., a former director of Acxiom Corp., Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Omnicare, Inc., Misys, plc, Per-Se Technologies, Inc., Sara Lee Corp. and several other public and private companies.


    The hedge fund today has bought a big stake in American Express Co. (AXP) with an investment of about $1 billion that amounts to less than 5% of AXP’s outstanding shares. After the news, shares of the company has risen by about 7%, to $80 and now the price is -15.82% from its 52-week high and +7.51% from its 52-week low and is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.64. Value Act said AXP is not yet a core active target for them, even so they see a strong growth potential for the business of the company that together with its subsidiaries is a service company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

      


  • Northstar Group Inc. Holdings bought JPMorgan and Microsoft in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Northstar Group Inc. Holdings reported a total value of its portfolio of $130,988,000 with an increase of 0.97% since the previous quarter.


    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought five new stocks and increased 68 stakes, and the following are the most heavily weighted U.S. companies it bought.

      


  • Cue Financial Group sold out American Express in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Cue Financial Group Inc. reported a total value of its portfolio of $106,266,000 with an increase of 6.92% since the previous quarter.


    During the Q2 2015, the hedge-fund bought eight new stocks and increased 97 stakes as summarized in my previous article. It also sold out 10 stakes and reduced another 27. The following are the most heavily weighted sales of U.S. companies the hedge fund did during that quarter.

      


  • 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.


      


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