Murray Stahl

Murray Stahl

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 519
Number of New Stocks: 19

Total Value: $3,947 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 10%

Countries: USA
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Murray Stahl Watch

  • 3 of Murray Stahl’s Latest Investment Ideas

    FRMO Corp. (FRMO) is out with another annual letter to investors by CEO Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) and CFO Steven Bregman, and as always, it is highly interesting and a must-read for any enterprising value investor who enjoys creative ideas. The full letter can be read here, but I have taken the liberty to summarize the actionable investment ideas for you:

    1. CASH


  • Murray Stahl Reduced Holdings in 7 of Top 10 2nd-Quarter Transactions

    Seven of the top 10 second-quarter transactions by Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) of Horizon Kinetics were reductions of existing stakes in the portfolio.

    The largest reduction of the quarter was the sale of more than 83% of the guru’s stake in Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ:LMCK), a Colorado-based mass media company. The guru sold 6,097,053 shares for an average price of $20.4 per share in a deal that had a -4.24% impact on the portfolio.


  • Gaming and Leisure Properties Insider Sells Holdings

    Peter Carlino (Insider Trades), CEO, 10% owner and chairman of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI), sold 283,254 company shares on July 6. The price per share was $35.03 for a total transaction of $9,922,387.

    Gaming and Leisure Properties is a gaming-focused REIT in North America. The company has a market cap of $7.06 billion and a P/S ratio of 8.81.


  • Wallace Weitz's Best-Performing Stocks

    Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) is portfolio manager of Weitz Value Fund, Weitz Hickory Fund and Weitz Partners Value Fund, which he started in 1983. He manages a portfolio composed of 63 stocks with a total value of $2.81 billion. During the first quarter of 2016, the guru increased several stakes, and the following are the ones with the highest performances.

    Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA)


  • Growing EPS With Wide Margins of Safety

    Companies with growing EPS are often a good investment as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have a five-year growing EPS.

    Earnings per share of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (AFSI) grew by 27% over the last five years;  according to the DCF calculator, the stock at the price of $26.57 is undervalued and is trading with a margin of safety of 62%.


  • Stanley Druckenmiller's Latest Moves Reveal Bearish Outlook

    Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio)'s recent portfolio changes, as tracked by GuruFocus, offer an interesting peek into the world views of the prolific macro trader.



  • Altisource Portfolio Solutions CEO Invests in Company

    William Shepro (Insider Trades), CEO of Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (ASPS), purchased 1,700 company shares on May 2.

    The price per share was $29.27 for a total transaction of $49,759. Altisource Portfolio Solutions is a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries. The company has a market cap of $550.50 million and a P/S ratio of 0.55.


  • Stocks Murray Stahl Bought for Past 2 Quarters

    Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Horizon Asset Management. He is also director of Research and co-portfolio manager of the Small Cap Opportunities Fund and the Paradigm Fund. The following are the companies the investor has been buying for at least the last two quarters.

    Bank of America Corporation (BAC)


  • Murray Stahl Adds to Stake in Texas Pacific Land Trust

    Guru Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is a Brooklyn College graduate with over 30 years of investment experience. In 1978, shortly after he graduated from Brooklyn College, he began his investment career at Bankers Trust, where he spent the next 16 years as the firm's portfolio manager. In 1994, Stahl founded Horizon Kinetics, an investment firm that focuses on long term investing, by using the power of compounding.

    In the first quarter of 2016, Stahl added 30,441 shares of Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL).


  • Murray Stahl Buys Exxon, Suncor in 1st Quarter

    Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Horizon Asset Management Inc. During the first quarter he bought shares in many stocks, and the following are his most heavily weighted trades:

    Stahl raised his stake in Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW) by 35.19% with an impact of 0.58% on the portfolio.


  • Murray Stahl Talks Investments Made Through FRMO

    Guru Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) is the CEO and chairman of FRMO Corp. (FRMO). Together with CFO Steven Bregman, they report on the investments made through FRMO on a quarterly basis. There is no transcript available yet for the most recent call, but you can listen to the archived call.

    The call can be a little bit chaotic if you are a new shareholder, but they are absolutely worth listening too. Stahl and Bregman are full of valuable insights into the markets and readily share wisdom related to their unconventional approach to value investing.


  • Murray Stahl Trims Stakes in Liberty Interactive Stock Components

    The first quarter was a rough one for investors, many of whom reduced stakes or sold them entirely. Guru Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) of Horizon Kinetics was no different; he bought some stakes and added to some, but most of his significant deals involved reductions of existing stakes in his portfolio.

    Stahl sold portions of nearly 300 stakes in the first quarter. Here are some of his most high-profile reductions.


  • Carl Icahn Increases Position in Icahn Enterprises

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), the leading guru shareholder and board chairman of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP), increased his position in the conglomerate by more than 2% on April 14.

    That may not sound like a sizable percentage, and it wouldn’t be for garden-variety investors, but 2% means a lot more when the stake is the size of Icahn’s. The guru acquired 2,771,575 shares, which is fewer than 1 million shares shy of the entire stake held by Icahn Enterprise’s second-leading shareholder among the gurus, Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio). Stahl’s stake is 3,507,276 shares.


  • Murray Stahl Boosts Silver Wheaton Position

    Guru Murray Stahl (TradesPortfolio) added 1,403,749 shares to his stake in Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE:SLW) in the first quarter.

    Silver Wheaton was incorporated on Aug. 23, 1994, and is engaged in the sale of silver and gold. The company is the largest precious metal streaming company in the world today. The company has agreements for 22 operating mines and seven development-stage projects. Silver Wheaton looks to provide value for investors by providing a dividend yield, participation in the exploration success of the mines underlying its current agreements and additional growth through the acquisition of new streams that can potentially provide future growth and profit.


  • 7 High Quality Guru Stocks

    According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have a high business predictability rating and at least five gurus are shareholders in the companies.

    Jarden Corp. (JAH)


  • Carl Icahn Buys Pep Boys, Xerox

    Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is an activist investor. He takes minority stakes in public companies and typically pushes for change. He buys beaten-down assets that nobody else wants, usually out of bankruptcy, then fixes them up and sells them when they are back in favor. The real-time picks of the first quarter of the year, according to GuruFocus' Real Time updates, are the following:

    He raised his stake in Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (RNF) by 1.72%. The deal had an impact of 0.01% on the portfolio.


  • Strong Reasons for Long-Term Bet in Wells Fargo

    Let's take a look at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) and try to explain if this is an appealing investment opportunity when shares of the company are trading 10% above its 52-week low. Shares of the firm closed yesterday at $48.72, amassing a year-to-date loss of 9.1%.

    Wells Fargo has assets of $1.8 trillion as of Dec. 31, and it is the fourth-largest bank in the U.S. The bank has several businesses such as banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer. Wells Fargo has a dominant position and is the largest deposit institution. As a matter of fact, it can achieve faster growth in its loans based on them. The activity is done in several branches, where the company focuses on small formats. Moreover, the bank is well-positioned after the Fed has hiked the interest rate because the bank has a lower interest rate risk profile.


  • Murray Stahl Reduces More Than 300 Stakes in 4th Quarter

    Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Horizon Asset Management Inc., reduced more than 300 existing stakes in his portfolio in the fourth quarter. Most of the guru’s reductions were modest, but some were substantial.

    Stahl’s most significant fourth-quarter reduction was the sale of more than 22% of his stake in Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH), a consumer goods company. Stahl sold 881,442 shares for an average price of $50.18 per share in a deal that had a -0.78% impact on Stahl’s portfolio.


  • Widely Undervalued Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair value is far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with a wide margin of safety, and at least five gurus are shareholders.

    AutoNation Inc. (AN) is trading at about $48 per share, and the Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $87.65, giving a margin of safety of 45%. It is trading with a PE ratio of 11.90, higher than 59% of companies in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry, and is currently 28.98% below its 52-week high and 18.52% above its 52-week low.


  • 3 Investment Opportunities Insiders and Gurus Are Buying

    GuruFocus has various tools and screeners available to make the quest for your next great investment a little bit more efficient.

    A tool of which I am fond is the Double Buy screen. By employing it you can easily screen a list of stocks that have been double tapped by both gurus and insiders. Both types of events tend to trigger my interest, but when they occur simultaneously it is time to pay close attention. I regularly review the list, and these are currently the top three stocks that come up on the screen:


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