Diamond Hill Capital

Diamond Hill Capital

Last Update: 11-12-2015

Number of Stocks: 161
Number of New Stocks: 16

Total Value: $14,461 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 10%

Countries: USA
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Diamond Hill Capital Watch

  • Diamond Hill Adds to Stake in Automotive Parts Company

    Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)’s bottom-up investment approach produces some good returns via its Small Cap Fund. The Fund posted returns of 4.6% last year, but its best year of late was 2013, when its returns were nearly 40%.

    Diamond Hill’s most significant third-quarter transaction was the addition of 4,592,212 shares to its stake in BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA), an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based supplier of automotive components and parts, for an average price of $47.22 per share. The transaction had a 1.32% impact on Diamond Hill’s portfolio.


  • Interview: Diamond Hill Managers on Their Process, View on Valeant

    Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management follows an intrinsic value-based investing philosophy with a long-term perspective. With this approach, Diamond Hill’s Select (all-cap) strategy has had an average annual return of 7.76% since its inception in 2005, outperforming the benchmark Russell 3000 Index, which had average annual return of 6.88%.

    The Select Fund is managed by Rick Snowdon and Austin Hawley, who joined Diamond Hill in 2007 and 2008. Both managers recently took the time to answer investing questions from GuruFocus about topics ranging from their investing philosophy, to their view on embattled Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX), the fund’s fourth-largest holding as of the third quarter.


  • Diamond Hill Capital Buys Tegna, Sells Gannett and EOG Resources

    Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management is a registered investment adviser based in Columbus, Ohio. Diamond Hill manages a portfolio composed of 152 stocks with a total value of $15,053 million, and the following are the largest trades during the second quarter of 2015.

    It bought 5,431,323 shares of Tegna Inc. (TGNA) with an impact of 1.16% on the portfolio.


  • Diamond Hill Capital Sells Portion of Stake in Steiner Leisure

    Columbus, Ohio-based Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management reduced its stake in Steiner Leisure Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNR), a Coral Gables, Fla.-based provider of spa services, maker of spa-related products and accredited educator of students wanting to learn the skills to be a spa professional, by nearly 7% on Sept. 30.

    Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management sold 87,979 shares of Steiner Leisure for $63.18 per share. The sale had a -0.04% impact on Diamond Hill’s portfolio.


  • David Tepper's Stocks Trading Below the Peter Lynch Earnings Line

    David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio), a distressed-debt specialist, was once considered to be the hottest investor on Wall Street. His portfolio is now composed of 35 stocks; the following are the ones that are trading below the Peter Lynch earnings line.

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) is trading at $31.78, and the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $147.6, giving the stock a margin of safety of 78%.


  • Diamond Hill Capital to Join GuruFocus for Q&A

    We’re pleased to announce that Rick Snowdon and Austin Hawley of Diamond Hill Capital Management will join GuruFocus for a Q&A in a few weeks. Have questions about their investing philosophies or top holdings? Simply post them in the comments box below.

    Snowdon and Hawley manage the Select Fund at Diamond Hill, focusing on long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies priced below intrinsic value. The fund follows a concentrated strategy and invests across a variety of market caps but typically focuses on companies with a capitalization of at least $500 million.


  • Top Insider Buys of the Week

    The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys 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 "August 2015."

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


  • Altria’s Impressive Dividend Growth Pays High, Consistent Dividends

    Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) recently raised its quarterly dividend to $0.565 from $0.52 a share. The stock now yields 4.2% if the share price stays at current levels. The hike reflects Altria´s policy of returning value to shareholders and helps to continue with a good dividend growth, now at 46 consecutive years.

    Behind the Growth


  • Global Energy: Adapting to New Realities – Diamond Hill Capital

    The recent slide in oil prices is symptomatic of large fundamental shifts taking place across the energy sector. The current volatility is nothing new to oil markets as their self-correcting nature has frequently resulted in a sequence of deep boom and bust cycles. While we can anticipate and prepare for these cycles, much like with earthquakes, the timing and consequences can still be surprising. In times like these, maintaining a long-term perspective is essential to place current events in the proper context. Occasionally, by making rough sense of the past we can gain credible clues on the path forward. However, most of the time, we simply cannot forecast with any reliable degree of accuracy the price of oil. To compensate for these uncertainties, we rely heavily on the concept of margin of safety. We can apply a margin of safety not only in the price we pay, but also in the strategic positioning of the businesses we own. In this piece, we examine the fundamental shifts taking place in the energy sector and the companies we believe are best positioned to adapt to these new realities.

    Structural change


  • Scepter Holdings Buys Big Stake in VeriSign

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Scepter Holdings Inc. reported a total value of its portfolio of $474 million, which decreased by 13.41% over the previous quarter.

    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought 23 new stocks and increased four of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.


  • Zweig Advisers' Top Buys in the Second Quarter

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Zweig Advisers reported a total value of its portfolio of $696.8 million, which declined 5.43% over the previous quarter.

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


  • Aerospace And Defense's Stocks With Lowest P/E

    Recently, GuruFocus introduced a new page that summarizes each industry’s ratios. According to that page, the Aerospace and Defense industry has a median P/E of 20.90 and the following are the biggest companies (based on market cap) that are trading with the lowest P/E ratio.

    United Technologies Corp (UTX)


  • A Gas Company Expanding its Portfolio

    In a previous article, we determined that Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX)´s intrinsic value was above the trading price by 11%, so according to our model and assumptions, the stock seems to be undervalued and subject to a potential “buy” recommendation.

    Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc has recently initiated a new position on Praxair with 30,886 shares, so in this article, let´s take a look at the company´s fundamentals.


  • Dover's Current Stock Price Represents Good Entry Point

    In this article, let's take a look at Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV), a $10.92 billion market cap company, which is a company which manufactures a broad range of specialized industrial products and sophisticated manufacturing equipment.

    Business Model


  • Diamond Hill Capital Keeps Buying Whirlpool

    Established in 2000, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is a registered investment adviser based in Columbus, Ohio. It is independent and publicly owned, listed on NASDAQ (ticker symbol: DHIL) and included in the Russell 2000 Index. Diamond Hill manages seven traditional and alternative equity strategies, available in separately managed accounts, mutual funds and private investment funds.

    The company’s investment process is predominantly bottom up, beginning with fundamental analysis of a company's profitability and market position, financial and competitive position, management quality, valuation, and growth components of valuation. Then a top-down analysis is also conducted, and investment team insight and experience is then applied to further narrow the universe of investable ideas for deeper analysis including the creation of a financial model.


  • Diamond Hill Capital Adds Stake in Google to Portfolio

    Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) has been quite successful serving its client base, which includes both businesses and individuals. Its return of 4.6% last year was below average for Diamond Hill; double-digit returns are more common in its asset management for others.

    In its own portfolio, Diamond Hill bought and sold stock in dozens of companies in the first quarter.  

  • Cimarex Energy Had One of the Highest Growth Rates Among Petroleum Companies

    In this article, let's take a look at Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC), a $12.32 billion market cap company, which is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company which has operations in the Mid-Continent, the Permian Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Return & Hedge Funds Positions


  • Want to Go in Kimberly-Clark Corporation?

    In this article, let's take a look at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), a $39.44 billion market cap company, which is best known for brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies and Kotex.

    Extensive Reach


  • Mattel Is losing Ground Due to New Trends and Higher Competition

    In this article, let's take a look at Mattel Inc.(NASDAQ:MAT), a $7.65 billion market cap toy company whose successful brands and products include Barbie dolls, Fisher-Price toys, American Girl dolls and books and Hot Wheels.

    Current patterns


  • A Look at McDonald´s Performance

    In this article, let's take a look at McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD), a $93.19 billion market cap company, which ist he largest fast-food restaurant company in the world, with about 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

    Revenues, Earnings, Margins and Profitability


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