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

  • 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.


  • CFO of Arctic Cat Buys 4,000 Shares of Company Stock

    Christopher Eperjesy (Insider Trades), CFO of Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT), bought 4,000 shares of the company on Oct. 23. The average price per share was $18.05, for a total transaction of $72,200.

    Arctic Cat engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, as well as related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat and Motorfist brand names. The company has a market cap of $267.48 million and a P/S ratio of 0.40.


  • Gap Inc. Has 50% Upside Potential

    Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), the iconic American brand, has experienced a very rough patch in 2015, starting the year at $42 and currently trading down 35%, under $27 per share.

    Guru investors Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) (2,057,403 shares), James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) (2,206,049 shares), and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) (1,022,286 shares) all own small pieces of the company. Yet, looking at the stock on a short-term basis, the financial data tells a very depressing story. Revenue growth is below the company’s five- and 10-year averages and EPS, cash flow and book value growth are all negative in the last 12 months.


  • Should You Be Bullish or Bearish on Mattel?

    Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) reported Q3 2015 results yesterday and missed expectations. Revenue of $1.79 billion missed analyst estimates of $1.89 billion. Net income came in at $223.8 million and an EPS of 71 cents per share, compared to analyst expectations of 79 cents per share. Today, Oppenheimer released an optimistic note on the company and shares rallied 6% to close at $23.89 per share. Mattel is one of the world’s largest toy makers and sells popular brands such as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, Fisher-Price and Mega Brands.

    Non-GAAP results below


  • A Look at 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 "October 2015."

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


  • Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: Walmart, VMWare, Intuitive Surgical, Macy's, Nordstrom

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

    Walmart Stores Inc. reached the 52-week low of $59.33


  • Cantel Medical Corp. Insider Sells Shares

    Andrew Krakauer (Insider Trades), CEO of Cantel Medical Corp. (CMN), sold 22,981 shares of the company on Oct. 14. The per share was $54.22 for a total transaction of $1,246,030. Cantel Medical Corp. delivers infection prevention and control product and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives. The company has a market cap of $2.23 billion and a P/S ratio of 4.02.

    The number of insider sells ranged from 14 to 19 during 2012 to 2015. The volume of insider buys decreased by about 60% during the same period of time. There were 18 insider sells with the company in 2012, totaling 682,227 shares. In comparison, there were 19 insider sells of CMN totaling 210,821 shares in 2015. The month end price increased about three-fold during this time. 1444929791979.png 1444929802730.png Krakauer sold 384,925 shares of the company in 11 transactions since April 2010. The value increased about 800% since the sell. Director Ann Berman (Insider Trades) also sold 2,462 shares of the company on Oct. 5. The average price per share was $56.67. Additionally, CMN Chairman and 10% owner, Charles Diker (Insider Trades), also sold 27,415 shares three days before Berman. The average price per share was $56.24. For more information about insider transaction with the company, click here.


  • Joel Greenblatt Sells Johnson & Johnson, Flowserve

    Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder and managing partner of Gotham Asset Management LLC, which offers four diversified long/short equity mutual funds.

    Greenblatt manages a portfolio composed of 915 stocks with a total value of $11.9 billion. During the last quarter, he traded more than 1,000 stocks and the following are the largest based on the impact on his portfolio.


  • September Performance Matches Historically Bad Month for Market

    September has historically been a tough month for the market, and this past month was no exception. In particular, the last day of the month is often one of the worst days of the year for the market. According to research from Bespoke, the Standard & Poor's 500 has only had positive returns 38% of the time on Sept. 30 dating back to 1945.

    For the last week of September, the S&P 500 was down 2.3%, the second-worst week of the year so far since the August selloff. CNBC reported that the global markets were set to post their worst quarterly performance since 2011, with the Shanghai Composite as the lowest performer, with a 25% loss.


  • Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows

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

    Baxter International Inc. reached the 52-week low of $33.30


  • Joel Greenblatt - Current Market Volatility: A Return to an Appreciation for Risk

    After roughly tripling over the last 6 years and with no substantial corrections over the last 4, most market indexes fell approximately 6% in August. However, the more important development for most market participants may end up being the return to an appreciation for risk. After such a long bull run, at the end of July we wrote the following in our Second Quarter letter to investors:


  • Activist Hedge Fund Manager Edward Lampert Increases Stake in Lands’ End

    Edward S. Lampert of Sears Holding (NASDAQ:SHLD) disclosed on Sept. 25 that he increased his stake in Lands’ End Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) by purchasing an additional 299,878 shares.

    After the transactions, the trader held 9.03 million shares. The stock has dropped 35.65% over the past year and traded around $26.84 per share Monday morning, which was near its June 2014 price.


  • A Look at Joel Greenblatt's Investment in Automatic Data Processing

    During the second quarter, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) increased his stake in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) by 6,692.15% with an impact of 0.34% on his portfolio. He is now the company's fourth-largest shareholder with 524,626 shares, which is 0.11% of the company's outstanding shares.

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  • 5-Year Lows: Consol Energy Inc., QEP Resources Inc., Hancock Holding Co., Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.

    According to the GuruFocus list of five-year lows, these guru stocks have reached their five-year lows: Consol Energy Inc., QEP Resources Inc., Hancock Holding Co. and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.

    Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) reached $10.44


  • Ray Dalio Buys Chipotle Mexican Grill and Foot Locker in Q2

    Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) founded Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in 1975. As of the second quarter, it had more than $165 billion under management. Throughout its 40-year history, Bridgewater has been recognized as a top-performing manager and an industry innovator. Bridgewater was one of the few firms to have positive performance during the 2008 financial crisis. Dalio's second-quarter portfolio was composed of 308 stocks with a total value of $10.83 billion, and the below listed trades were the most weighted buys during the quarter.

    Dalio increased by 310% his stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) with an impact of 0.12% on his portfolio.


  • Bed Bath & Beyond Worth a Look as It Trades Near 52-Week Lows

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) reported Q2 2015 results Thursday of $2.99 billion in revenue and $1.21 in earnings per share. EPS met estimates, but revenue missed expectations by $40 million. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond closed Friday near their 52-week low of $59 per share, down almost 22% year to date.



  • Dillards Is Worth Investigating After Falling 36%

    Dillards (NYSE:DDS) is a clothing retailer that also sells cosmetics, fashion accessories and home furnishings. It operates 297 stores in 29 states, primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the United States along with an online store. The stock has recently fallen 36% from its high of $141/share to the current price of $90/share.



  • Barnes & Noble, Pier 1 Among the Most Popular Small-Caps

    Though small-cap stocks present more risks and volatility for investors, it also offers arguably the largest possible returns and chance for a “ten-bagger.” With the advantage of flying under the radar, small-cap investors can be shielded from constant analyst coverage and institutional investors.

    Small-cap stocks are generally defined as having a capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion. Using the All-In-One Screener, the following five stocks are the most widely held small-caps among the gurus as of the second quarter.


  • Five-Year Lows: Hatteras Financial, Apollo Investment, Navistar International and Potlatch

    According to GuruFocus list of five-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their five-year low prices: Hatteras Financial Corp., Apollo Investment Corp., Navistar International Corp. and Potlatch Corp.

    Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE:HTS) reached $16.20


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