Joel Greenblatt

Joel Greenblatt

Last Update: 11-16-2015

Number of Stocks: 898
Number of New Stocks: 234

Total Value: $10,248 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 38%

Countries: USA
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Joel Greenblatt Watch

  • 5 High-Yield Tech Stocks Gurus Are Buying

    GuruFocus provides a High Yield Dividend Stock page for income investors. This feature allows you to sort stocks by business predictability, or whether gurus are currently holding the stock. Further, you can narrow companies down by sector and market capitalization.

    The following are five high-yielding companies in the technology sector that gurus are buying.


  • Genuine Parts Generates Value Through Acquisitions

    Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) reported increasing his stake in one of Gotham Asset Management’s holdings, Genuine Parts Co (NYSE:GPC), a $13.75 billion market cap company that is a leading wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, industrial parts and supplies, and office products. With the transaction, Greenblatt’s position increased by 10335% to 282,470 shares valued at $26.3 million.

    Genuine Parts’ shares gained 2.8% of their market value in a year-to-date basis but lost 12.56% in the first quarter of 2015. 


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: CLMS, OPK, ROVI, LPG, GAM

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:

    Calamos Asset Management Inc: Chairman, CEO, global co-CIO, 10% owner John P Calamos Sr bought 101,646 shares


  • Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: XOM, WMT, PTR, CVX, INTC

    According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

    Exxon Mobil Corporation reached the 52-week low of $82.22


  • Thomas Carson, President & CEO of Rovi Corp. (ROVI), bought 10,000 shares of the company at an average price of $15.88 per share on 07/06/2015

    Thomas Carson (Insider Trades), president and CEO of entertainment company Rovi Corp. (ROVI), purchased 10,000 shares of the company on July 6, 2015. The average price per share was $15.88, for a transaction total of $158,800. Rovi Corp. powers top entertainment brands worldwide by providing products through a cloud-based platform. Rovi has a market cap of 1.49 billion and a P/S ratio of 2.57.

    Insider transactions with this company have been predominantly sells since January 2012; Carson’s two buys for a total of 25,000 shares were the only insider buys of Rovi Corp throughout the past three years. In comparison, Carson has sold 525,055 shares of this company in 32 transactions during the same period of time. Rovi CFO Peter Halt (Insider Trades), sold 3,284 shares of the company at an average price of $15.92 per share on July 2, 2015. Rovi COO and Executive Vice President John Burke (Insider Trades), also sold 4,259 shares of the company at an average price of $17.39 per share on May 4, 2015.


  • Relational Investors Sell Shares of Esterline Technologies

    Relational Investors LLC is an activist investment fund based in San Diego, California. Founded in 1996, Relational invests in and strives to create long-term growth in publicly traded, underperforming companies that it believes are undervalued in the marketplace. Through intense and focused research, Relational develops an engagement plan to unlock value in its portfolio companies. The Firm seeks to engage the management, board of directors, and shareholders of a portfolio company in a productive dialogue designed to build a consensus for positive change to improve shareholder value.

    The portfolio is composed of 11 stocks with total value of $2,372 Mil.


  • Becton and Dickinson: A Long-Term Bet

    In this article, let's take a look at Becton, Dickinson & Company (NYSE:BDX), a $29.99 billion market cap company, which is a company that provides a wide range of medical devices and diagnostic products used in hospitals, doctors' offices, research labs and other settings.

    The company was upgraded by UBS (NYSE:UBS) from neutral to buy and also has raised its price target to $167 from $159. The med-company is currently trading at $142.65, which represents a 15% discount. Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) Finance estimates a one-year target share price at $159.9. In addition, investors will be paid a dividend of $2.40 at the end of the year. It has an attractive dividend policy showing its commitment to return cash to investors in the form of dividends as it generates healthy cash flow on a regular basis. The current dividend yield is 1.64%, which is quite good to protect the purchasing power, especially considering the consistency of track-record dividends payments and favorable expectations regarding dividend growth for the next years. Dividends have been paid since 1926 and during the past 13 years, the highest yield was 2.44%, the lowest was 1.05% and the median was 1.77%.


  • Litespeed Management adds to its stake in MedAssets

    Litespeed Management, L.L.C. was founded by Jamie Zimmerman in October 2000 and is an event-driven hedge fund focusing on special situations, distressed securities, and bankruptcies by providing its services to pooled investment vehicles.

    It had more than $2.36 billion assets under management in March, 2014 and this fund invests only a small percentage of its assets in equities and options. Taken from Litespeed Management latest Adv, the fund reported to have 17 full and part-time employees. Five years after its establishment by Zimmerman the company gave back 118% between October 2000 and December 2005.


  • Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: XOM, WMT, PG, CVX, BHP

    According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows.

    Exxon Mobil Corporation reached the 52-week low of $83.14


  • Four Stocks With Growing EPS Near Their 52-Week Lows - Part II

    With these articles, thanks to GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, I want to highlight stocks that have a strong price correction and are trading near their 52-week low. These stocks can be good for investors, since they reported growing earnings over the last few years.

    Methode Electronics Inc (MEI)


  • Xerox's Shares Down by 23%

    In this article, let's take a look at Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), a $11.73 billion market cap company, which is a media and entertainment conglomerate that has diversified global operations intheme parks, filmed entertainment, television broadcasting and consumer products.

    Bullish sentiments


  • One of Icahn's Favorite Stocks Seems to be Overvalued

    One well-known activist investor, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), further increased his position in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) through Icahn Capital LP by 10% to $1.03 billion in the company's latest filing, with 73.05 million shares. Chesapeake is Icahn's eighth-largest holding in its $32.05 billion portfolio, and the stake represents 3.2% of Icahn´s portfolio, so we can conclude that the stock´s performance will affect its performance.

    Icahn remains bullish on the company as evidenced by his increased position in the company's shares, so let´s try to find the intrinsic value of the stock based on an absolute valuation model and see if we can have an upside potential in this stock.


  • Why I Still Consider Kroger as a Buy Recommendation

    In this article, let's take a look at the supermarket operator Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) and try to explain if this is an appealing investment opportunity or not, when shares of the company are trading nearly its 52-week high. Shares of the firm closed yesterday at $73.11, amassing a year-to-date return of 13.6%, which I consider attractive when compared to a market benchmark such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). Further, the past September I wrote an article recommending the stock, and I think it has done pretty good, with a 42% return in the period.

    Company’s competitive environment


  • Delta Airlines: Lessons From Warren Buffett

    Every time I see interest increase in the airline industry, I think about two quotes from two of my most favorite billionaires.

    Richard Branson once stated that “if you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.”


  • Reasons to Buy Carter's

    Shares of Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) reached a 52-week high of $108.34 on June 23. Investors’ confidence got a boost after the company announced its quarter results.

    In fact, shares have been gaining momentum since the company reported better-than-expected first quarter revenues and results. Shares of the firm closed at $107.35, amassing a year-to-date return of 59.6%, which I consider very good when compared to a market benchmark such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).


  • Does Garmin Offer an Upside Potential?

    In this article, let's take a look at one important holding of Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)´s Gotham Asset Management, Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the $8.72 billion market cap company, which has recently announced a 6.3% dividend hike.

    Fund´s Positions


  • Marriott's Growth in Q1 Looks Attractive

    In this article, let's take a look at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), a $20.94 billion market cap company, which operates more than 3,500 hotels and 600,000 rooms in more than 50 countries.

    Analyzing Results


  • SSE, Leveraged Chesapeake Spinoff Left In A Challenging Environment

  • Micron May Be the Biggest Guru Bargain Of All

    Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) was founded in Boise, Idaho and manufacturers and markets a basic commodity for the computer industry – DRAM, NAND Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, along with other semiconductor components. was founded in Boise, Idaho and incorporated in October 1978.

    From a consistency standpoint, Micron fails to deliver, but you don’t get paid based on the past. In the last five years, Micron has worked hard to improve margins and efficency. It has doubled revenue, increased both gross and operating margins and has built a great base of relationships to drive the company forward for years to come.


  • Adobe's Looks Attractive after Beating Earnings Estimates

    In this article, let's take a look at Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE), a $41.16 billion market cap company, which provides a line of software and services used by marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers. The company markets and licenses its software to enterprise customers through its sales force and to end users through app stores and its website.

    Results and price return


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