Ken Heebner

Ken Heebner

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 67
Number of New Stocks: 33

Total Value: $3,656 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 33%

Countries: USA
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Ken Heebner Watch

  • Powered by Strong Earnings, Marriott Is a Compelling Investment

    In this article, let's take a look at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), a $21.15 billion market cap company, which operates more than 3,500 hotels and 600,000 rooms in more than 50 countries.


    Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a position in the company with 73,899 shares according to his fund's latest filing. The guru's philosophy involves finding cheap stocks and looking for a catalyst, so let´s take a look at why he initiated a new position in this stock.

      


  • Bill Frels' Stocks With Growing Yields

    Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager at Mairs & Power, which is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm and is Minnesota's oldest investment firm under private ownership and management.


    His portfolio is composed of 187 stocks and it has a total value of $7,270 million.

      


  • Is Standard Pacific Corp still a good buy ?

    The company:


    Standard Pacific Corp (SPF) is engaged in the business of constructing single-family attached and detached homes with operations in the metropolitan markets in California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, the Carolinas and Colorado. The Company builds homes in 25 markets through its 15 operating divisions. Its homes sizes typically range from approximately 1,500 to 3,500 square feet, although it has built homes from 1,100 to over 6,000 square feet. At December 31, 2013, the Company owned or controlled 34,175 home sites (including joint ventures) and had 180 active selling communities.

      


  • Ken Heebner's stocks trading with low P/E

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, which is a privately owned investment manager. It was founded in 1990 and is based in Boston and the firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The firm provides its services to charitable organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, investment companies, and high net worth individuals.


    His portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stock bought during the last quarter. The total value of the portfolio is now $3,656 million and the following are the stocks that are trading with lowest P/E ratio and may be attractive for other investors.

      


  • Ken Heebner Makes 33 New Buys in First Quarter

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, a money management firm that almost routinely produces positive returns, even in challenging investing environments. CGM’s return of 1.39% last year was dwarfed by the 37.61% return it had in 2013.


    Heebner has built his reputation on growth. His moves are often seen as daring, but they frequently pay off handsomely. His portfolio changes at a 33% quarter-over-quarter turnover clip, and there 33 new stakes in his portfolio, four of which are among his 20 most valuable stakes.

      


  • Ken Heebner's Most Heavily Weighted Trades In Q1 2015

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management.


    The portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stocks. Total value of the portfolio is $3,656 Mil with 33% Q/Q Turnover and the following are the most weighted trades during the Q1 2015.

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Focus Fund Q1 2015 Letter

    To Our Shareholders:


    CGM Focus Fund increased 2.2% during the first quarter of 2015 compared to a return of 1.0% for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500 Index”).

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Mutual Fund First Quarter 2015 Letter

    CGM Mutual Fund increased 3.6% during the first quarter of 2015 compared to a return of 1.0% for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500 Index) and 1.7% for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate, Government and Mortgage Bond Index.

      


  • Ken Heebner increases stake in Whirlpool

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Last quarter, he increased his position in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) by buying 597,000 shares. As of March 31, 2015, he was holding 742,000 shares of the company.The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


      


  • Ken Heebner Initiates Position in CarMax

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Recently, he initiated a long position in CarMax (NYSE:KMX) by buying 105,000 shares of the company. Last month, Carmax reported strong Q4 results with its EPS of $0.67 coming well ahead of consensus estimates. The company's fundamentals look encouraging. Here's an analysis of the company in detail.


    CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, based on the 526,929 used vehicles it retailed during the fiscal year ended Feb. 28. As of the end of fiscal 2014, the company operated 131 used car superstores in 64 metropolitan markets. CarMax is the first used vehicle retailer to offer a large selection of high quality used vehicles at low, “no-haggle” prices using a customer-friendly sales process in an attractive, modern sales facility. It allows customers to shop for vehicles the same way they shop for items at other “big-box” retailers. In addition the company also provides financing alternatives to its customers through CAF, its own finance operation, and third-party financing providers.

      


  • Analyzing Ken Heebner's New Buys

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is a growth oriented investor who co-founded Capital Growth Management, a money management firm with more than $6 billion under management. Recently, he initiated a long position in United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) by buying 150,000 shares of the company. The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


      


  • Citi Adds General Motors to its Focus List

    Citigroup recently added General Motors (NYSE:GM) to its focus list and reiterated its buy rating on the company. According to analysts, investors are missing some important catalysts that can likely help General Motors' stock price. In particular, he talked about margin expansion potential from 2016 and 2017 product cycles, accelerated European sales recovery, exit from loss making Russian operations and tailwinds from lower raw material prices.


    The company has seen positive commentaries from other analyst as well. Last week, Sterne, Agee & Leach analysts Michael Ward and Ali Faghri reiterated their Buy rating and a $50 price target on the stock citing the Canadian government plans to sell its remaining stake in the company. RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak also released a positive earnings preview on the company citing positive North American price and mix, and a lower than expected European loss.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: PHII, RHP, OPK, VNR, LUB

    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:


    PHI Inc (NASDAQ:PHII): CEO and 10% Owner Alton Anthony Gonsoulin Jr bought 57,632 shares

      


  • Why General Motors is a good buy at current levels

    General Motors (NYSE:GM) has seen a lot of positive analysts commentary after announcing $5 billion share repurchase program earlier this month. Citigroup’s analyst Itay Michaeli believes that the stock has more catalysts going forward. In his latest report, he commented,


      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: IBM, ABEV, ITUB, OXY

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, International Business Machines Corp, Ambev SA, Itau Unibanco Holding SA and Occidental Petroleum Corp have all reached their 3-year lows.


    International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) Reached $157.08

      


  • Undervalued Stocks in Howard Marks' Portfolio

    Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Oaktree Capital Management LP. Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm's adherence to its core investment philosophy, communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies, and managing the firm.


    Web Page:http://www.oaktreecapital.com/

      


  • Ken Heebner's CGM Mutual Fund 2014 Annual Letter

    CGM Mutual Fund increased 5.6% during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index which grew 4.9% and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate, Government and Mortgage Bond Index which returned 1.9% over the same period. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2014, CGM Mutual Fund increased 5.3%, the S&P 500 Index returned 13.7% and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate, Government and Mortgage Bond Index rose 6.4%.


    The Year in Review and Economic Outlook

      


  • Why Buffett, Soros and Other Hedge Fund Titans are Buying General Motors

    General Motors' (NYSE:GM) stock is seeing significant interest from fund managers off late. Last quarter, two of the Wall Street's savviest investors, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased their stake in the company. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) now holds 41 mn shares of the company while George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) holds ~3.86 mn shares and more than 1 mn call options. Other notable investors who bought shares of the company last quarter includes Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) and T Boone Pickens.


    The company's business is improving and it has now been profitable for 20 consecutive quarters. Last quarter, GM's business delivered strong core operating performance with almost all key operating metrics including global deliveries, net income and adjusted EBIT improving. The company's adjusted EBIT was $2.4 billion for the fourth quarter, a $500 mn improvement over the prior year. Adjusted EBIT margin was 6.10%, up 140 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income to common shareholders was $1.1 billion, up $200 mn compared to prior year period and earnings per share improved to $0.66 versus $0.57 of prior year.

      


  • Marriott´s Growth Strategy to Focus on Regions Outside the U.S.

    In this article, let's take a look at Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), a $21.79 billion market cap company, which operates more than 3,500 hotels and 600,000 rooms in more than 50 countries.


    International Presence

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: RDS.B, GSK, WPZ, CLR

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows; Royal Dutch Shell PLC, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Williams Partners LP, and Continental Resources Inc have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.B) Reached $63.77

      


  • Investor Returns (or Lessons from Elk in Rut)

    The recent departure of Bill Gross from PIMCO had us thinking about the strengths and weaknesses of a portfolio manager who takes highly publicized positions and is perceived as a thought leader. How do investors react to funds and managers who outperform the markets with bold and sweeping investment styles? The answer in general is quite badly.


    Nothing gets the investors' juices flowing like a massive outperformance versus the general markets. Like an elk in late autumn, both individual and institutional investors charge through the proverbial forest brush to lay their hands (or other members as the case may be) on this shiny new object of their affection/need.

      


  • Investment Journal Review, 2014

    At times in the past, I’ve discussed my thoughts on using an investment journal; I’m convinced that this is an indispensable tool. Why do I believe this? Simply put, I think it’s too damn easy to trick yourself otherwise. Keeping an investment journal keeps you honest: you can’t change your previous beliefs (or what you’re brain has now convinced you was your original thinking as you soak up new evidence / biases over time) when you periodically track your thoughts in a journal.


    A little over a year ago, I shared some of my earlier journal entries with Gurufocus readers; I thought this would be an interesting exercise for another article – to reconsider some old posts, and some I had previously not discussed (along with one new one). Let’s jump right in:

      


  • Avago's CAGR Growth Makes Me Feel Bullish

    In this article, let's take a look at Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO), a $26.07 billion market cap company, which focuses on designing and developing radio frequency devices for wireless communications applications.


    Low cost

      


  • Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: MT, FCX, CLR, BSBR, APA

    According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought.


    ArcelorMittal SA (NYSE:MT): Down 22% since Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) bought in the quarter ended on 2014-06-30

      


  • Alcoa Reported Significant EPS Improvement

    Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), a $19.24 billion market cap company, is one of the world's largest producers of aluminum.


    Aerospace and Auto Industry

      


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