Jeff Auxier

Jeff Auxier

Last Update: 02-28-2017

Number of Stocks: 152
Number of New Stocks: 3

Total Value: $460 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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  • Jeff Auxier Reduces, Exits Multiple Positions in 4th Quarter

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Auxier Asset Management. His portfolio consists of 152 stocks with a total value of $460 million. During the fourth quarter of 2016, the guru sold shares in the following stocks:

    The guru reduced his holding of Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) by 22.34%. The trade had an impact of -0.29% on the portfolio.


  • Jeff Auxier Invests in Gilead, Wells Fargo, Apple

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the manager of Auxier Focus Fund. He manages a portfolio composed of 152 stocks with a total value of $460 million. In the fourth and third quarters of 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

    Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)


  • Jeff Auxier Buys Cerner, Yum China and Granite Construction

    Auxier Asset Management President and CEO Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) gained three new holdings in the final quarter of 2016. They are Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ:CERN), Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) and Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA).

    Auxier founded his firm in 1998 in Oregon. The firm uses a value-oriented approach to evaluate companies. Auxier likes compelling, undervalued companies that possess strong or improving fundamentals, consistent operating results, a substantial competitive advantage, strong returns on capital and understandable products. He also values honest and shareholder-oriented management teams that have good capital allocation policies.


  • Jeff Auxier's Year-End 2016 Market Commentary

    Donald Trump’s November 8 election confounded most experts in Washington, D.C. and on Wall Street. Our stock and bond markets reacted decisively to Trump’s proposed pro-growth agenda focused on stimulating the economy and domestic jobs. High on his policy wish list are tax cuts, rollbacks in onerous regulations, renegotiation of trade deals and a large increase in infrastructure spending promoting construction jobs. Infrastructure investment has dropped to under 14% of GDP vs. 48% in China. To incentivize business spending, Team Trump is talking of a one year expensing option for depreciable property. There is a push to lower taxes on individuals, corporations and capital gains. To pay for tax cuts, a 20% border tax on imports has been discussed as well as reduction in the deductibility of business interest. These policies appear very positive for new business formation, particularly of smaller ones.


  • Time to Plan for Your Annual Omaha Trip: 2017 GuruFocus Value Conference

    It is now time to plan for your annual Omaha trip to Berkshire Hathaway meeting in May. If you are going, make sure to join us at 2017 GuruFocus Value Conference.

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  • 7 Low P/S Stocks With a Rising 10-Year Price

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following stocks with market caps above $5 billion look cheap since they are trading with a very low price-sales (P/S) ratio.

    CAE Inc. (NYSE:CAE) is trading at about $14 with a P/S ratio of 1.94, a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 22.18 and an estimated forward P/E multiple of 17.38. The company has a market cap of $3.77 billion and the stock has risen at an annualized rate of 5% over the last 10 years.


  • 2017 GuruFocus Conference Early Bird Registration Will End on December 15

    2017 GuruFocus Conference Early Bird Registration will end soon. Register now before the seat runs out. Seats are limited. Get a deep discount by registering before Dec. 15.

    Dinner: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6pm

  • Gurus Invest in Undervalued Biotech Stocks

    Among companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, health care companies trade significantly below their median price-sales (P/S) valuation. At least five companies made the “Undervalued Biotech” screener, including Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), JAZZ Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ), Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) and United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR). As these companies present strong value potential to investors and shareholders, several gurus have invested in these companies.

    This article is Part 3 in a series of articles discussing how to visualize financial trends with interactive charts. In Part 1, we introduced interactive charts and explored preliminary features within the interface. We then explored a few predefined interactive charts in Part 2, including the income statement chart and the balance sheet chart.


  • Jeff Auxier Expands Holdings in Chemical and Biotech Companies

    Auxier Asset Management president Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) provides long-term capital appreciation to his shareholders through a “dedicated, diligent research effort” from his employees. The fund manager invests in companies that offer compelling value potential through several characteristics, including strong and consistent operating results, potential for high returns on invested capital and competent shareholder-oriented management. As of Sept. 30, Auxier has over 52% of the portfolio in consumer defensive (consumer staples) and health care companies. The manager took stakes in Celanese Corp. (NYSE:CE), LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) and Methanex Corp. (MEOX). Auxier also expanded his position in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN).

    Celanese Corp.


  • Jeff Auxier's Auxier Asset Management Fall Report

    Fall 2016 Market Commentary


  • Dunkin’ Donuts to Release Bottled Beverages

    In an attempt to position itself further as a coffee destination, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has partnered with Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) to launch bottled Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in the U.S.

    The company announced Thursday that it plans to have these ready-to-drink bottled beverages in stores early next year with Coca-Cola handling the production and distribution. Dunkin’ has already stretched into consumer goods with bagged coffee and single-serve K-cups, so the company is taking the next step by bottling its products for consumers on the go.


  • Jeff Auxier Buys Biogen, LyondellBasell and Union Pacific

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the manager of Auxier Focus Fund. He manages a portfolio composed of 146 stocks with a total value of $437 million. During the second quarter, the guru traded the following stocks.

    The guru increased his position in LyondellBasell Industries NV. (LYB) by 360.20%, with an impact of 0.64% on the portfolio.


  • 2017 GuruFocus Value Conference Early Bird Registration Started

    2017 GuruFocus Value Conference registration has now started. The number of seats is limited to 200. Register now before the seat runs out. Get a deep discount by registering before Oct. 31.

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  • Jeff Auxier's Summer 2016 Market Commentary

    June’s shocking vote by Great Britain to exit the European Union added to volatility for the second quarter. I remember like yesterday investing in the 1990s when negative headlines out of international markets were relentless. Japan’s stock market crashed off an immense bubble that peaked in 1989. Mexico suffered a severe Peso devaluation in 1994. Russia defaulted after the energy bust in 1998. East Asia faced a severe financial crisis and meltdown at the same time. Despite such alarming headlines, the superior businesses we owned endured and thrived. And investment flows returned to the US as investors increasingly valued the integrity of our markets and rule of law. These inflows ultimately contributed to bubble valuations in US blue chips in the late 1990s, when we were forced to lighten up. A classic example was Coca Cola, then trading at 50 times earnings.


  • Jeff Auxier Sells Precision Castparts, AT&T, Microsoft

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the manager of Auxier Focus Fund. He manages a portfolio of 143 stocks and during the first quarter sold shares in the following stocks:

    The investor closed his stake in Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) with an impact of -1.73% on the portfolio.


  • Jeff Auxier's Spring 2016 Market Commentary

    After an 11% decline in the first six weeks of 2016, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index recovered to gain 1% for the first quarter. Stocks rebounded in the face of a sharp cutback in energy capital spending, slowing world growth and wildly volatile currency swings that weighed on export volumes. These setbacks largely offset the positive material savings from declining prices in natural gas, heating oil, diesel and gasoline. Regions with heavy in-migration like the Pacific Northwest are showing very strong economic growth, while those tied to coal and oil are suffering. Historically, sharp drops in energy inputs have led to strong growth (1986 and 1998) as our economy is 85% service oriented. Indeed, my recent visits with executives in construction trades—both housing and commercial—suggest there are serious ongoing shortages in welding, plumbing, electrical framing—you name it, especially in the West.

    The quality businesses we favor have typically enjoyed price/earnings multiple expansion in times of sharp commodity and energy crashes. Conversely, when energy prices tripled during the 1970s, price-to-earnings ratios compressed to a rock-bottom 10 times earnings or less. Today, the US is being hampered by higher domestic debt (over 300% of GDP) as US nonfinancial debt rose 3.5 times faster than GDP last year. Therefore, we have continued to seek out and hold businesses that have consistently strong demand, nominal mandatory capital spending and ample cash flow to fuel expansion. Earnings and revenue growth have been challenging as many industries are faced with supply gluts. An example: too many physical retail stores as online commerce grows. We try to closely monitor the long term supply/demand relationship in each industry before investing. We want enduring franchises with moral leadership that will survive the harshest economic challenges. Growth in free cash flow—not stated dividends—is a critical metric that allows for the financial flexibility necessary to flourish during challenging environments. If a company’s cash flow is higher ten years out, that company’s share value should track.


  • GuruFocus Value Conference 2016 Pictures

    We had a great success for 2016 GuruFocus Value Conference last week. More than 140 investors from 14 countries attended the conference. We had 9 great speakers and our attendees thoroughly enjoyed it. 92% of the attendees indicated that they are likely to attend GuruFocus Value Conference again in 2017.

    The videos and presentation slides will be available to those who attended. You will also gain access to those once you register for the 2017 conference.


  • Undervalued Stocks With Low P/S Ratio

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are the stocks that are companies with a market cap above $5 billion that are trading with a very low P/S ratio.

    FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) is trading at about $35 with a P/S ratio of 1.01 and an estimated forward P/E multiple of 12.69. The company has a market cap of $15.12 billion and over the last 10 years, the stock has dropped by 30%. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $37.05 and as low as $28.89.


  • Charles Brandes' Top Buys During the 4th Quarter

    Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, increased his stakes in many stocks in the fourth quarter.

    He raised his stake in Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) by 121.44%. The deal had an impact of 0.52% on the portfolio.


  • Guru Stocks With High, Growing Dividend Yields

    The following are companies with high and growing dividend yields that gurus are buying according to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener.

    The Western Union Co. (WU) has a trailing dividend yield of 3.44% with a three-year growth rate of 13.40% and a five-year growth rate of 19.20%. The stock is now trading with a trailing 12-month P/E multiple of 11.10 and an estimated forward P/E multiple of 10.29. During the last 12 months, the stock price has dropped by 7%.


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