David Dreman

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 450
Number of New Stocks: 48

Total Value: $162 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 9%

Countries: USA
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David Dreman Watch

  • Insider Sells Shares of American Financial Group

    Craig Lindner (Insider Trades), co-CEO and co-president of American Financial Group Inc. (AFG), sold 75,000 shares for $72.13 per share on Aug. 8. The total transaction was $5,409,750.


    American Financial Group is a holding company based in Cincinnati. The company is engaged mainly in property and casualty insurance with a focus on specialized commericial products for businesses, and the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities. American Financial Group has a market cap of $6.4 billion.

      


  • Gilead Sciences Insider Sells 112,000 Shares

    John Milligan (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), sold 112,000 company shares on July 5. The price per share was $84.33 for a total transaction of $9,444,960.


    Gilead Sciences is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes therapies for life-threatening disease. The company has a market cap of $113.83 billion and a P/S ratio of 3.48.

      


  • Honda Approaches Its 10-Year P/B Ratio Low

    Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) is traded at a P/B ratio of 0.80, close to its 10-year low of 0.72. The company is owned by eight gurus.


    Honda has a market cap of $47.89 billion; its shares were traded around $26.57 with a P/E ratio of 17.38 and P/S ratio of 0.39. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Honda stock is 2.89%. Honda's forward dividend yield is 3.25%. Honda had an annual average earnings growth of 3.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Honda the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

      


  • Gap Closes In on Its P/S Ratio 10-year Low

    Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) is traded at a P/S ratio of 0.57, close to its 10-year low of 0.46. The company is owned by 10 gurus.


    Gap has a market cap of $8.31 billion; its shares were traded around $20.88 with a P/E ratio of 10.57 and P/S ratio of 0.57. Gap's trailing 12-month dividend yield is 4.42%. The forward dividend yield is 4.46%. Gap had an annual average earnings growth of 10.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Gap the business predictability rank of 4-star.

      


  • Idacorp Is Dreman's Top New Buy of 1st Quarter

    Four of David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five new buys in the first quarter were in REITs or financial services companies, but the exception was his biggest acquisition of the quarter.


    Dreman’s largest new buy was the purchase of a 179,153-share stake in Idacorp Inc. (NYSE:IDA), an electricity holding company based in Boise, Idaho. Dreman bought the stake for an average price of $70.5 per share. The transaction had a 1.52% impact on his portfolio.

      


  • Peter Lynch Targets Undervalued Airline Companies

    In early June, the Peter Lynch screen featured two airline companies, Allegiant Travel Co. (NASDAQ:ALGT) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), as two of the most undervalued companies based on their earnings lines. Due to potential upside in the airline industry, many gurus are increasing their positions in airline stocks.


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  • David Dreman Purchases Stake in RAIT Financial Trust

    David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a stake in RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS).


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  • These Three Stocks are Way Up and Still Attractive

    Almost nothing in life should be automatic.


    Some investors automatically sell half of any stock that’s doubled. But the decision should be made on a case-by-case basis.

      


  • Watchlist Wednesday: Contrarian Approach

    In this edition of Watchlist Wednesday, we highlight five of the top stocks qualifying for the Contrarian Approach screen.


    The Contrarian Approach is inspired by David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio)’s contrarian investment philosophy, which he describes in the book "Contrarian Investment Strategies."

      


  • Xerox Looks Like a 'Sell'

    Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) is a $9.26 billion market cap company that is a media and entertainment conglomerate with diversified global operations in theme parks, filmed entertainment, television broadcasting and consumer products.


    Xerox operates in three segments: document technology, business services and other. Some months ago, the company announced its plan to split into two companies. The first one comprising the document technology corporations and the other comprising the business process outsourcing segment. The deal will generate about $2.4 billion in savings over the next three years in a strategic transformation program. The deal will be finished by the end of the year.

      


  • Southwest Airlines Is a Long-Term Buy

    Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), a $30.07 billion market cap company, is a major passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the U.S. The firm operates in almost 100 destinations across the U.S. Since 1967, Southwest Airlines has expanded inside and outside the U.S. For example, the acquisition of AirTran is a case of international expansion.


    Southwest Airlines is one of the largest domestic airlines company in the U.S. The company has a low-cost structure that helped the firm’s earnings generation. Also, Southwest Airlines has some other advantages by maximizing aircraft utilization and employee productivity. This arrangement allowed the company to generate operating profits for more than four decades in an airline industry that has seen multiple bankruptcies.

      


  • Undervalued Companies With Growing EPS

    Companies with growing EPS are often a good investment as they can return a very good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies according to the DCF calculator that have a five-year growing EPS.


    Atwood Oceanics Inc. (ATW) EPS grew by 11% over the last five years and according to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a margin of safety of 95%.

      


  • Aaron’s Inc. CFO Buys 3,000 Shares

    Steven Michaels (Insider Trades), CFO and president of Strategic Operations of Aaron’s Inc. (AAN), bought 3,000 shares of the company on March 7. The average price per share was $23.47 for a total transaction cost of $70,410. Aaron’s Inc. specializes in sales and lease ownership of furniture and appliances. The company has a market cap of $1.74 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.54.


    The volume of insider trades per year decreased from 2014 to 2015. There were four transactions of 53,950 shares in 2014, and although there were five insider buys in 2015, they amounted to only 841 shares in total. There were only two transactions up until March 7 with a combined total of 7,000 shares. Michaels acquired 3,000 of the 7,000 shares in the aforementioned transactions, and CEO of Progressive Leasing, Ryan Woodley (Insider Trades), acquired the remaining 4,000 shares on the same day for an average per share price of $23.64. Aside from the transactions previously mentioned, Michaels sold 11,250 shares for an average price of $29.78 per share in 2012. The value has since decreased by nearly 20%. The number and volume of insider sells per year decreased from 19 transactions totaling 406,848 shares in 2013, to two insider sells of 9,335 shares in 2015. The increase in insider buys in 2015 correlates to a dip in month end price in early 2015. The month end price has since dropped lower, which may spark an increase in AAN insider buys in the early months of 2016. 1457561013712.png 1457561135193.png For more information about insider transactions with AAN, click here.

      


  • Top Insider Buys, Sells 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 "February 2016."


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

      


  • Top Insider Trades of the Past Week

    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 to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "February 2016."


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

      


  • Endurance Specialty Holdings CEO Purchases Company Shares

    John Charman (Insider Trades), chairman and CEO of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (ENH), bought 15,151 shares of the company on Feb. 16. The average price per share was $60.98 for a total transaction cost of $923,908. Endurance Specialty Holdings is a global provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The company has a market cap of $4.11 billion and a P/S ratio of 1.94.


    Insider buys of ENH decreased in number and volume from 2014 to 2015. There were 15 transactions totaling 391,794 shares in 2014 and 10 transactions totaling 265,930 shares in 2015. Insider buy volume increased in the following year, totaling 435,411 shares in the first two months of 2016 alone. Charman purchased 1,088,145 shares of the company in 20 transactions since 2014. Charman’s earliest transaction increased about 49% in value since then. The decrease in insider buys in 2015 correlates to an increase in month-end price throughout that year. 1455725703973.png 1455725713282.png

      


  • Dreman Makes 3 Noteworthy Acquisitions in 4th Quarter

    David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio), founder, CIO and chairman of Dreman Value Management LLC, made two dozen new buys in the fourth quarter, but most were comparatively small. Only three exceeded 13,000 shares or had an impact greater than 0.07% on his portfolio.


    That isn’t unusual for Dreman. He made three significant acquisitions (by volume) out of more than 80 new buys in the third quarter as well. The smaller purchases were larger than the smaller ones in the fourth quarter, but they were still comparatively small.

      


  • Largest Insiders' Trades of the Last Week

    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/Selling to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "January 2016."


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

      


  • U.S. Airlines Log Profits in Wake of Oil Price Decline

    Since the decline of oil prices began in 2014, there have been frequent reports in the media of how it has been the best time in recent memory for people to take extended trips.


    Initially, such talk applied primarily to trips by car; the longer oil prices have remained depressed, though, the more other modes of travel, particularly air travel, have been introduced into the conversation.

      


  • Gurus Trim Positions in Tobacco Companies

    It is certainly no secret that demographics play key roles in companies’ marketing strategies.


    Demographics in general are important. Certain products are meant to appeal to specific groups; if they happen to attract consumers from untargeted groups, that is a happy albeit coincidental byproduct for the company.

      


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