Joel Greenblatt

Joel Greenblatt

Last Update: 05-16-2016

Number of Stocks: 950
Number of New Stocks: 311

Total Value: $8,921 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 46%

Countries: USA
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Joel Greenblatt Watch

  • 3 Gurus Add Beauty to Portfolio With Regis Corp.

    After getting a haircut today and thinking about beauty salons, I decided to research Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS),  which is the largest hair salon chain in the world with over 10,000 salons.

    Some of the company's brands and salons include City Looks, Famous Hair, Best Cuts, Saturday’s, HCUK, Supercuts, Pro-Cuts, Hair Crafters, Magicuts, Mastercuts, Borics Hair, Hair by Stewarts, SmartStyle, Cost and Vidal Sassoon.


  • Medtronic Continues to Report Solid Numbers

    Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) is a global medical device manufacturer that has leadership positions in the pacemaker, defibrillator, orthopedic, diabetes management and other medical markets. Shares of the company were volatile in Thursday’s trading after reporting better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal second quarter of the fiscal year 2016.

    Beats estimates by 3 cents, revenue in line


  • Insiders Sell Twitter and Cannabis Science, Buy DSW and WhiteHorse

    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/All Insider Selling to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "November 2015" and “December 2015.”

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


  • With U.S. Equities Remaining Bullish, How Do You Invest in Gold?

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase interest rates in the near future as the country’s economic prospects continue to show promise. This has been the story for the last 12 months after ending the quantitative easing program in Q3 last year.

    The U.S. economy has been on a recovery trend since 2011 in the aftermath of the 2008 and 2009 global financial crises. This is illustrated by the nature in which U.S. equities have rallied over the last four years. While there have been dips and rebounds along the way, the overall trend has remained bullish to date as investors continue to be optimistic with regard to the country’s current economic condition.


  • A Look at Most Recent Insider Trades

    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/All Insider Selling to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "November 2015."

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


  • Now Is Definitely the Time to Buy Whole Foods

    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) has been called "whole paycheck" and a recent pricing study by Bloomberg Intelligence indicates Whole Foods Market is more expensive than Trader Joe’s but less expensive than smaller rival The Fresh Market (NASDAQ:TFM). Thanksgiving Day menu items at Whole Foods were 22% higher than Trader Joe's but 15% less than The Fresh Market

    Either way, customers are truly raving fans of Whole Foods Market. The company is the largest retailer of natural and organic foods in the U.S. and besides a five-star rating on GuruFocus and seven good signs, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is the only guru with a sizeable position. He owns 1,664,348 shares. I can envision many others coming on early in 2016, especially at this value.


  • 'Alcoa's Transformation Is Paying Off' Presentation

    GuruFocus recently published an article bringing to my attention that a number of well-known investors like Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio), and Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) have recently purchased shares of aluminum company Alcoa (NYSE:AA).

    I found the video below to be extremely helpful in giving a great overview of the company. It's a presentation titled "Alcoa's Transformation is Paying Off," given by CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. The video was published in May 2014. Readers should keep in mind that Alcoa's stock price has dropped from ~$13 per share at the time of the presentation to today's current price of $9.41 per share largely due to the drop in aluminum prices.


  • 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. 


  • These 6 Bargain Stocks Are Still in Play

    Over the last six months, I’ve written more than 40 articles for GuruFocus. In this business, you have to take the good with the bad, especially in the performance column. With that in mind, I’ve gone back over my articles and found these stocks are even better bargains now than they were at publication.

    I believe in dollar cost averaging, or in this case dollar down averaging, as long as the underlying company is fundamentally rock solid and its stock still has the same upside potential from my original price point.


  • 5-Year Lows: Loral Space & Communications, Allegheny Technologies, Alliance Resource Partners LP, United States Steel

    According to GuruFocus' list of five-year lows, these guru stocks have reached their historical low prices: Loral Space & Communications Inc., Allegheny Technologies Inc., Alliance Resource Partners LP and United States Steel Corp.

    Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL) reached $43.76


  • Why ValueAct Capital Is Buying Towers Watson

    ValueAct is led by guru Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio) and acquires large stakes in companies to gain board seats and influence management. The firm tends to take a constructive and cooperative approach instead of the more confrontational style exemplified by Carl Icahn. Just like other activists it does try to find companies that have performed poorly with fixable problems.

    It can be interesting to buy into the companies they target when they are just getting on board because you may be able to profit from their campaign for change. Its latest target is Towers Watson & Co. (NASDAQ:TW). It is a professional services company that helps organizations with risk and financial management, offers solutions to manage employee benefits, talent management, rewards, risk and capital management and health care exchanges for retirees and active employees. Clients include 92% of Fortune 500 companies and 84% of the Fortune 1000. Towers Watson also advises insurance companies.


  • Buckle's Fair Value Is at Least 50% Higher

    The billion-dollar brand, Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has seen its stock price drop from $50 down to $30.54 since April. Now trading at a year low, it looks like a bargain that could produce between 10% and 12% through the next decade. Few guru investors have taken notice, with the largest position going to Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 207,707 shares.


  • Joel Greenblatt Swings for the Fences With These 2 Additions

    Value investor Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) started to follow Benjamin Graham during his junior year at Wharton College. After he read an investment article written by Graham his entire life changed. “As soon as I read that article, I said, 'Ah, this makes sense to me,' and I started to read everything that he wrote, and I started to really look at the world through a different lens.” He then goes on to describe what he really learned from Graham was figuring out what a company was worth and then paying a lot less for it.

    Greenblatt started a hedge fund, Gotham Capital, with $7 million in 1985. Below is a YouTube interview with Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) and Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio).


  • Not Even a 21% Dividend Hike Justifies Prudential's High Price

    Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has raised its quarterly dividend to 70 cents per share. This way, the stock yields 3.32% if the share price stays at current levels ($85.65). However, thanks to GuruFocus we can find that dividend yield is ranked lower than 69% of the 107 Companies in the Global Insurance - Life industry. A simple question arises: Is it worth it?

    What makes possible the dividend hike is the solid financial position, and we expect it to use excess capital to continue repurchase shares and for dividend payments. We should note that Prudential has a history of deploying capital through share repurchases, dividend as well as acquisitions.


  • Finding Undervalued Industrial Stocks in the U.S. With the All-In-One Screener

    There is a general perception that investing in stocks is all about the products and services that companies provide. That, of course, is true but not exclusively. It is also true that investing is about the companies whose products and services contribute to other companies’ success.

    For example, a company may manufacture and sell recreational clothing, but other companies are behind the fabrics, inks, dyes and other materials that make the final products possible. Still other companies are involved in the transportation and distribution of those products.


  • Joel Greenblatt – The Magic Superinvestor

    Sir Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

    This is the first in a series profiling superinvestors who have had an impact on the value investing world. Up first is Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), the mastermind behind the simple and effective magic formula, holder of one of the best 10-year investment records at 40% to 50% CAGR.


  • The Story Every Investor Should Know About GoPro

    GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) is a company with $1.82 billion in sales and is a manufacturer of Action Cameras, Smart Remotes, Tripods and accessories. Its cameras are shipped to 200-plus countries worldwide. The company's products started with the GoPro Hero 35mm all-season sports camera, first sold in 2005. GoPros are now sold in 15,000 retail stores and 80 countries worldwide.

    The company is currently popular with active individuals who love it for its ability to help them record and share their most meaningful experiences. The company has been growing 43% quarter over quarter and has expanded into markets such as Brazil and Munich. Investors such as Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) have bought or sold stock in the company. Greenblatt started buying shares in the company in 2014.


  • Tweedy, Browne Net Net Stock Darling Shinko Shoji Now Up 49%

    Tweedy, Brown net net darling Shinko Shoji is now up 49% from Net Net Hunter's initial review of the company in July of 2014.

    Last month it came out that legendary value investment firm Tweedy, Browne had added the electronics manufacturer to its portfolio. At the time of the disclosure, Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) owned 1.77% of the firm's outstanding shares.  

  • Is Strayer Education a Buy in the For-Profit College Industry?

    Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) manages for-profit colleges. It reported third-quarter results last week, and the stock has dropped 9% to $53 per share. Strayer University was founded in 1892 and currently has approximately 80 physical campuses (see campus locations below). The company offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, public administration and criminal justice. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through the Jack Welch Management Institute.



  • CFO of Actuant Corp. Buys 24,900 Shares of Company

    Andrew Lampereur (Insider Trades), executive vice president and CFO of Actuant Corp. (ATU), bought 24,900 shares of the company on Oct. 27. The average price per share was $21.75 for a total transaction cost of $541,575. Actuant is a diversified industrial company that serves customers in more than 30 countries. The company serves a variety of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions, specialized products and services for energy markets, and highly engineered position and motion control systems. Actuant has a market cap of $1.35 billion and a P/S ratio of 1.05.

    From 2012 to 2015, ATU insider sales decreased in number and volume, while ATU insider buys increased in volume. There were 18 insider sales of the company in 2012, totaling 1,166,310 shares; in comparison, there was only one insider sale of 5,117 shares so far this year. The number of ATU insider buys ranged from three to five during this time, but increased from a total of 10,417 shares to 72,176 shares.


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