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  • John Thomas, Executive Vice President of Cubic Corp. (CUB), bought 2,000 shares of the company on February 10, 2016

    John Thomas (Insider Trades), Executive Vice President of Cubic Corp. (CUB), bought 2,000 shares of the company on February 10, 2016. The average price per share was $31.46, for a total transaction of $62,920. Cubic Corp. designs, integrates, and operates systems, products, and services focused in transportation, defense training, and secure communications markets. The company has a market cap of 850.17 million, and a P/S ratio of 0.60.


    There were 4 CUB insider transactions, all buys, and amounting to 11,956 total shares in the first two months of 2016. There were no insider trades in 2015, and 6 sells totaling 14,460 shares in 2014. Thomas made one other transaction, a sale of 2,500 shares at an average per share price of $ 53.75. The increase in number and volume of insider trades in 2016 correlates to a decrease in CUB month end price o $30.80 per share. This is the lowest CUB month end price since 2013. 1455318441299.png 1455318450654.png CUB Director John Warner (Insider Trades), also increased his stake in the company, buying 9,000 shares at an average per share price of $31.71. For more information about insider trades with CUB, click here.

      


  • Bill Ackman Reports Owning Stake in Euro Food Company Nomad

    Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio), the investor whose Pershing Square has suffered double-digit losses over the past year, has owned a large chunk of Nomad Foods Ltd. (NYSE:NOMD), he reported today.


    The filing shows Ackman with 33,333,334 shares of the company on Dec. 31. The company’s stock closed at $12 per share that day, and has had a precipitous 40% decline year to date. It closed Friday at $7.20 per share.

      


  • Mohnish Pabrai Cuts Losses With Struggling Steelmaker Posco

    Value investor and author Mohnish Pabrai (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a new holding in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) during the fourth quarter — his only new investment during the period. Pabrai also threw in the towel with another notable holding, South Korean steel maker Posco (NYSE:PKX).

    Pabrai closed a previous position in Berkshire back in the first quarter, selling the holding for an average of $147.23 per share. Over the past year, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s holding company has declined 15% in price, and Pabrai took the opportunity to purchase 87,006 shares during the fourth quarter for just $134.21 per share.  


  • Ray Dalio Invests in Nearly 4 Dozen New Stakes

    Guru Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) bought nearly four dozen new stakes in the fourth quarter. His largest acquisitions were in technology stocks, but many were in health care and related products, oil and gas and food and beverages.


    Dalio acquired a 317,080-share stake in HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE:HFC), a Dallas-based oil and gas company, for an average price of $47.25 per share. The transaction had a 0.16% impact on Dalio’s portfolio.

      


  • Daniel Loeb Buys Axalta, Morgan Stanley, Chubb

    Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) made three new additions to his portfolio in the fourth quarter: Chubb Ltd. (NYSE:CB), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Axalta Coating System Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA).


    Loeb manages the event-driven, value-investing hedge fund Third Point, which has $17.5 billion in assets. Third Point’s main Offshore Fund was down 3.4% in January, versus a 5% loss for the S&P 500. He has achieved a historical annualized return of 15.9%, compared to 7% for the index.

      


  • Tweedy Browne Trims Stakes in Financial Stocks

    Guru investment advisory and fund management firm Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) neither bought nor sold stakes in the fourth quarter and added to only a handful. Nearly all of its activity involved reductions of stakes in its portfolio.


    Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) slashed its stake in Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK), a McKinney, Texas-based financial services holding company, by 82% with the sale of 1,139,729 shares for an average price of $58.61 per share. The transaction had a -1.91% impact on Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio.

      


  • Prem Watsa's 5 Largest New Buys

    Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio), whose investing of the float of his Canadian insurance conglomerate has drawn comparisons to Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B), revealed the new fourth-quarter investments he made on Friday.


    Watsa bet on seven new companies, the largest of which were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE:TRQ), Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS), Solera Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLH), Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) and RealD Inc. (NYSE:RLD). He had 33 positions in total, valued at $1.2 billion.

      


  • Chubb Merger With ACE Creates Strong Insurance Firm

    Chubb (NYSE:CB) is one of the best-managed insurance companies in the world. Prior to the merger of CB and ACE, these companies had raised their dividends for 33 and 22 consecutive years, respectively. With a forward-looking payout ratio below 30%, we expect the combined company’s dividend growth to continue for many more years.


    While a merger the size of ACE and CB’s should naturally raise some concerns, we believe the deal is in good hands with ACE’s experienced CEO and think it will make CB even more competitive and profitable once the integration is complete.

      


  • Baron Emerging Market Fund 4th Quarter Letter

    Dear Baron Emerging Markets Fund Shareholder:


    Performance

      


  • Brexit Threat - Market Commentary From Causeway Capital

    In mid‐2016, UK voters will likely go to the polls to decide on a British exit, or “Brexit,” from the European Union (EU). If the electorate choose the “leave” option, this may place a drag on both the UK economy and stock market. UK‐listed firms in the financial sector would likely incur a setback to their earnings from economic disruption. However, the extent and duration of any ill winds from the “leave” option remain difficult to quantify. The specific terms of how a withdrawal from the EU would be implemented have not reached the public. Causeway believes the risk of a Brexit in the next five years is low. However, we include the possibility of a Brexit in our downside scenario analysis for UK financial sector portfolio holdings. We estimate that the share prices of our clients’ UK financial holdings already incorporate a significant amount of downside risk.

      


  • Insiders Purchase Shares at Plains GP, Barnes & Noble

    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.

      


  • Warren Buffett: 'I Am Not Worried' About Market

    A Chicago lawyer had Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) over to his house for dinner Thursday night and a guest commemorated the exceptional event with a press release for his firm. But embedded in the description of general bonhomie that characterized the night were some comforting words from Buffett on the volatile market 2016 brought:


    “I am not worried. Buy and hold good companies and you will make money," Buffett said.

      


  • Munger on IBM, Life Advice, Why Valeant Comments Brought 'Nothing But Trouble'



  • Charles Brandes Bets on Aaron's, Small-Cap ETF

    Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager for the US Equity and Global Equity strategies at Brandes Investment Partners, the firm he founded in 1974. During the fourth quarter, he initiated new positions in 13 new stocks, according to data reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE:AAN)  


  • Primecap Management Trims Transocean, Buys Xencor

    PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) was founded in September 1983 and manages Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund, and Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Fund. The following are some of its most heavily weighted trades during the the fourth quarter, according to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks.


    The fund increased its holding in Xencor Inc. (XNCR) by 21.89% with an impact of 0.01% on the portfolio. The fund now holds 10.63% of outstanding shares.

      


  • Keeley Funds Comments on Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp

    The second largest detractor was Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (VAC) which fell over 16 percent and cost the Fund 28 basis points in performance. Despite a number of business channels remaining strong, such as their resort management, rentals, and financing businesses, lower revenue and a stronger U.S. dollar had a negative impact on their earnings. The company also lowered its sales guidance placing additional pressure on their shares.


    From the Keeey Small Cap Dividend Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

      


  • Keeley Funds Comments on LegacyTexas Financial Group

    The largest detractor during the quarter was LegacyTexas Financial Group (LTXB) which declined over 17 percent and cost the Fund 31 basis points of performance. LegacyTexas reported a disappointing third quarter earnings release due primarily to higher loan loss reserves. Although none of these were related to exposure to energy, there continues to be a perception that the company may face longer-term issues as oil approaches $30 a barrel.


    From the Keeey Small Cap Dividend Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

      


  • Keeley Funds Comments on John Bean Technologies

    The Fund’s second largest contributor was John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT), which increased over 30 percent and added 42 basis points of performance to the Fund. The provider of solutions for food processing and airport transportation continued its impressive string of exceeding earnings estimates by delivering results in the third quarter that were 12 percent ahead of expectations. The company continues to see strong FoodTech sales and they also made an accretive acquisition of A&B Process, which makes fluid food equipment.


    From the Keeey Small Cap Dividend Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

      


  • Keeley Funds Comments on National Storage Affiliates Trust

    The Fund's top performing position was National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA) which climbed over 26 percent and added 47 basis points to our results. The company reported better than expected earnings on higher revenue driven by new properties and strong operating performance. Same-store net operating income (SSNOI) grew low double digits during the quarter surpassing peer results. Occupancy improved but the company has work to do there as they still lag peers in this metric. As a result of these strong numbers the company raised full year guidance which also had a positive impact on the share price during the quarter.


    From the Keeey Small Cap Dividend Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

      


  • Ken Fisher for Forbes: Why My Losers May Be Your Winners

    As I write, the stock market has had its worst start to a year since 2009. Nineteen ninety-eight was similarly bad. With it, sentiment and market commentary have turned increasingly dour. Note that in both 1998 and 2009, markets went on a wild ride, but the S&P 500 ended up 28% and 20%, respectively.


    Last month I said I expected good things in 2016, not necessarily gangbusters. But I’m not disheartened by any few weeks. Markets are volatile–always have been.

      


  • KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund 4th Quarter Commentary

    In the fourth calendar quarter of 2015, the KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund (KSDVX) rose 2.87 percent compared to a 2.88 percent increase for the Russell 2000 Value Index. After a challenging third quarter, equity markets rebounded to post positive gains in the fourth quarter. However, many of the factors that weighed on markets throughout 2015 remain, and will most likely play a key role in 2016. The volatility in energy prices continued, and the situation may become even more volatile as companies succumb to the pressure of sustained low energy prices. China’s slowing growth is also having a spillover effect on the global economy and has placed additional pressure on the beleaguered energy sector. The decision by the Federal Reserve to finally end their run of monetary excess was welcomed by the markets, and we hope the decision will allow investors to finally place greater focus on company fundamentals going forward. One bright spot in recent years has been the U.S. consumer. Many factors point to continued momentum from the consumer, as employment growth, strength in housing, improving balance sheets, and an uptick in consumer confidence were all positive elements in the fourth quarter. The Small Cap Dividend Value produced results that were basically in-line with the Index during the quarter. Despite some positive data points for the consumer, the consumer discretionary sector was one of only two sectors that produced a negative return during the quarter. The sluggish energy sector was once again the worst performer. Technology, a leader in recent years, rebounded nicely in the fourth quarter and was the best performing sector in the index. The industrial sector had the best impact on our results during the quarter, where both sector allocation and stock selection made a positive impact. Despite an underweight to health care, which was the second best performing sector in the index, strong stock selection allowed that sector to make a positive contribution to our results. The consumer discretionary sector proved to be one of the few detractors, as both an overweight and stock selection detracted during the quarter.


    The Fund's top performing position was National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) which climbed over 26 percent and added 47 basis points to our results. The company reported better than expected earnings on higher revenue driven by new properties and strong operating performance. Same-store net operating income (SSNOI) grew low double digits during the quarter surpassing peer results. Occupancy improved but the company has work to do there as they still lag peers in this metric. As a result of these strong numbers the company raised full year guidance which also had a positive impact on the share price during the quarter.

      


  • Dividend Growth Stocks for Intelligent Investors

    Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach that can fit within the ModernGraham methods. The following companies reviewed by ModernGraham have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.


    Recently, I began tracking the number of years a company has grown its dividend and providing that information in my individual company valuations. I have covered 338 companies since that tracking began. Eventually I will have this data on each of the more than 550 companies covered by ModernGraham, so this list should continue to grow for the next few months.

      


  • Big Data Firms Struggle as They Trade on Fundamentals

    Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ:QLIK) reported weak revenue, but the print was much better than Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA). Does this mean Qlik is a better big data play than Tableau?


    Not exactly.

      


  • Investors Should Consider WhiteWave Foods

    The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) is a leading consumer-packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce throughout North America and Europe. The company also holds a 49% ownership interest in a joint venture that manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded plant-based beverages in China.


    The company's widely recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk, So Delicious and Vega plant-based foods and beverages; International Delight and Land O'Lakes coffee creamers and beverages; Horizon Organic and Wallaby Organic premium dairy products, and Earthbound Farm organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular plant-based foods and beverages brands in Europe include Alpro and Provamel, and its plant-based beverages in China are sold under the Silk ZhiPuMoFang brand.

      


  • Why Most Investors Fail in the Stock Market

    Throughout the past 30 days of wild volatility, here’s what I didn’t do.


    Panic.

      


  • Columbia Wanger Invests in Stake in iRobot

    Columbia Wanger (TradesPortfolio) Asset Management purchased a 1,253,920-share stake in iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT) in the fourth quarter.


    iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) roboticists with the vision of one day making practical robots a reality. iRobot builds robots for two segments of its business. For the home, it builds the award-winning Roomba, which is a self-cleaning, self-driving vacuum cleaner that cleans on its own without requiring any human assistance. For businesses, iRobot builds and manufactures robots that can provide remote human presence anywhere in the world.

      


  • Expedia: A Decent Pick

    Traveling is an important part of a human’s life, but organizing a traveling schedule is a tough task. If the organizing part becomes hassle free, then traveling becomes more pleasurable.


    Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) is one of the largest travel companies in the world. The company provides exclusive travel solutions to its valued customers. Expedia’s portfolio of travel brands features a supply portfolio including more than 260,000 hotels in 200 countries, 400 airlines, packages, rental cars, cruises as well as destination services and activities.

      


  • Orbite Provides Update on HPA Construction


  • TELUS Corporation: Notice of Cash Dividend


  • Maggie Wilderotter Joins Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors


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