Jeff Auxier

Jeff Auxier

Last Update: 11-21-2016

Number of Stocks: 153
Number of New Stocks: 7

Total Value: $447 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

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

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  • 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.

      


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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%.

      


  • Jeff Auxier Takes Plunge in Fastenal, a Stock From Watchlist

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) of Auxier Asset Management picked up eight new holdings during the fourth quarter, including Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), an industrial stock Auxier believed to be too richly valued this past August.


    In a GuruFocus interview, Auxier said Fastenal was on the fund’s watchlist since it was trading at an expensive 25x earnings, also citing a bubble environment due to the Chinese credit boom, which fueled a run-up in commodities. Fastenal continues to trade at a high valuation, however, at 24x earnings. With a relatively small purchase of 5,100 shares, Auxier may be waiting for a better time to buy in.

      


  • Auxier Asset Management Year-End 2015 Market Commentary

    Year End 2015 Market Commentary

      


  • Jeff Auxier's Holdings Trading Below Peter Lynch Earnings Line

    Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the manager of the Auxier Focus Fund. The following are the stocks in his portfolio that are trading below the Peter Lynch fair value.


    Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) is trading at about $70 per share, and the Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $147, giving the stock a margin of safety of 52%.

      


  • Top 5 Dividend Stocks Among Guru Holdings

    Even though the S&P 500 is not particularly cheap right now with an average P/E of nearly 20, there are some very juicy dividends that pop up if you screen for it. The top yielding stocks, however, are often not the most safe dividends as they are usually distressed companies.


    Investors often go shopping a little below the absolute highest dividend yielding stocks, but for this article, I decided to do something different. Instead, I compiled a list of the top yielding stocks held by the gurus. Every stock on this list is held by many of the absolute best value investors as selected by GuruFocus. I have to warn you: The list contains several energy stocks that look speculative, but at dividends from 7.56% up to 12.88%, they also look very lucrative. 

      


  • Auxier Buys New Stake in Allstate

    Value investor Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) heads Auxier Asset Management in Portland, Ore., far from the noise of Wall Street. When evaluating potential investments, Auxier and the firm look for companies that have strong or improving fundamentals, consistency in operating results and understandable products, among other attributes.


    Auxier spoke with GuruFocus in August in a wide-ranging Q&A, and discussed the advice Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) gave him personally, how his strategy has evolved and even his notable investing missteps. That interview can be read here.

      


  • Jeff Auxier's Fall 2015 Market Commentary

    Major stock indices continued their correction through the third quarter of 2015. Corporate revenue gains and product pricing have been weak. Concerns over slowing global growth and currency devaluations, starting with China, have added to uncertainty. Commodity-driven emerging markets have suffered over $1 trillion in outflows, the first net exodus in 27 years. So it shouldn’t be surprising that a long overdue 10% correction took place in a week in August. The price you pay for seeking superior compounded returns is enduring the volatility of free market pricing. The key to compounding is to stick with good companies when it gets ugly and painful.


    It is also important to lighten up some during boom times. The commodities and energy sectors are suffering a huge hangover from China’s now-deflating construction bubble financed with mounting levels of debt. The Reuters/Jefferies (CRB) commodity index has now corrected 45% from the 2011 highs. Such global cyclical stocks, as a group, have trailed far behind high-quality consumer businesses, particularly those with strong brands that sell smaller ticket necessities like foods and beverages. The current market environment has some similarities to the markets in the mid-1990s. Japan in 1994 had a debt-driven boom similar to China’s today, with much of the proceeds going into construction. Mexico devalued the peso in 1994. By 1998 Russia defaulted on government bonds as oil prices crashed close to $10 a barrel, versus around $45 now. Asian countries then suffered a series of currency devaluations. These events heightened global investors’ ardor for the dollar, US assets and the perceived safety of our “rule of law” economy.

      


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