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Arnold Van Den Berg Q3 Portfolio Update

October 10, 2011 | About:
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Arnold Van Den Berg of Century Management has been buying during the third quarter, as the market had the worst performances in more than two years. We have not observed him buying so much for a long time.

To understand more about Arnold van den Berg and how he invests, please read GuruFocus Interview with Investor Arnold Van Den Berg

As of 09/30/2011, Century Management owns 96 stocks with a total value of $1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

For the details of Arnold Van Den Berg's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Arnold+Van+Den+Berg

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Industrials 33.2%
Technology 22.7%
Consumer Services 15.9%
Consumer Goods 13.3%
Financials 8.5%
Oil & Gas 4.6%
Health Care 1.2%
Basic Materials 0.5%
Not Assigned 0.1%


These are the top 5 holdings of Arnold Van Den Berg

  1. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) - 2,257,464 shares, 5.4061% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.79%
  2. WalMart Stores (WMT) - 989,367 shares, 4.9404% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.41%
  3. Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) - 2,470,960 shares, 3.685% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 41.78%
  4. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) - 1,092,814 shares, 3.3951% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 216.32%
  5. Dell Inc. (DELL) - 2,408,430 shares, 3.2766% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.48%


Added: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. by 216.32%. His purchase prices were between $31.88 and $43.67, with an estimated average price of $37.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 2.32%. His holdings were 1,092,814 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Steelcase Inc. Cl A (SCS)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Steelcase Inc. Cl A by 572.27%. His purchase prices were between $5.45 and $11.78, with an estimated average price of $8.54. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.33%. His holdings were 2,580,046 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Harsco Corp. (HSC)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Harsco Corp. by 74.2%. His purchase prices were between $19.44 and $33.76, with an estimated average price of $25.05. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.26%. His holdings were 1,586,286 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Memc Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Memc Electronic Materials Inc. by 155.17%. His purchase prices were between $4.98 and $8.38, with an estimated average price of $6.93. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.26%. His holdings were 4,115,374 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK.B)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Berkshire Hathaway B by 93.73%. His purchase prices were between $66 and $77.77, with an estimated average price of $72.28. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.2%. His holdings were 362,860 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Cisco Systems Inc. by 41.78%. His purchase prices were between $13.73 and $16.67, with an estimated average price of $15.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.09%. His holdings were 2,470,960 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Emerson Electric Co. by 190.88%. His purchase prices were between $41.89 and $58.15, with an estimated average price of $48.22. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.09%. His holdings were 418,322 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Abm Industries Inc. (ABM)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Abm Industries Inc. by 286.55%. His purchase prices were between $17.29 and $24, with an estimated average price of $20.75. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.85%. His holdings were 622,532 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Toll Brothers Inc. by 118.26%. His purchase prices were between $14.31 and $21.45, with an estimated average price of $17.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.75%. His holdings were 999,228 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Paychex Inc. (PAYX)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Paychex Inc. by 60.99%. His purchase prices were between $25.35 and $31.63, with an estimated average price of $27.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.63%. His holdings were 654,524 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Molex Inc. (MOLX)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Molex Inc. by 2144.35%. His purchase prices were between $18.62 and $26.5, with an estimated average price of $22.22. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.57%. His holdings were 303,885 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Lowes Cos. (LOW)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Lowes Cos. by 824.16%. His purchase prices were between $18.11 and $23.99, with an estimated average price of $20.77. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.57%. His holdings were 341,755 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Benchmark Electronics Inc. (BHE)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Benchmark Electronics Inc. by 103.11%. His purchase prices were between $12.32 and $16.85, with an estimated average price of $14.23. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.56%. His holdings were 875,678 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Cdi Corp. (CDI)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Cdi Corp. by 56.74%. His purchase prices were between $10.17 and $13.64, with an estimated average price of $11.76. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings were 1,343,507 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Campbell Soup Co. (CPB)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Campbell Soup Co. by 397.74%. His purchase prices were between $29.77 and $34.59, with an estimated average price of $32.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.42%. His holdings were 169,680 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Staples Inc. (SPLS)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Staples Inc. by 12.4%. His purchase prices were between $12.49 and $16.315, with an estimated average price of $14.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 2,552,183 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Medtronic Inc. (MDT)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Medtronic Inc. by 46.51%. His purchase prices were between $30.41 and $38.2, with an estimated average price of $34.75. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 355,780 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. by 174.82%. His purchase prices were between $16.09 and $26.79, with an estimated average price of $21.31. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. His holdings were 337,583 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: M.d.c. Holdings Inc. (MDC)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in M.d.c. Holdings Inc. by 8.1%. His purchase prices were between $16.09 and $26.11, with an estimated average price of $20.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 1,648,446 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Granite Construction Inc. (GVA)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Granite Construction Inc. by 14.67%. His purchase prices were between $17.15 and $25.87, with an estimated average price of $21.19. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 497,350 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Orion Marine Group (ORN)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Orion Marine Group by 81.66%. His purchase prices were between $5.51 and $9.75, with an estimated average price of $7.31. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 363,950 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Rudolph Technologies Inc. (RTEC)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Rudolph Technologies Inc. by 28.81%. His purchase prices were between $6.24 and $10.88, with an estimated average price of $7.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 389,310 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Added: Innovative Solutions And Support Inc. (ISSC)

Arnold Van Den Berg added to his holdings in Innovative Solutions And Support Inc. by 166.9%. His purchase prices were between $4.42 and $5.7999, with an estimated average price of $5.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 28,545 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Encore Wire Corp. (WIRE)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Encore Wire Corp.. His purchase prices were between $20.11 and $26.24, with an estimated average price of $22.51. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.09%. His holdings were 552,622 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Universal Forest Products Inc.. His purchase prices were between $23.47 and $31.74, with an estimated average price of $27.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.99%. His holdings were 429,521 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Vca Antech Inc. (WOOF)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Vca Antech Inc.. His purchase prices were between $15.23 and $21.91, with an estimated average price of $18.47. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.91%. His holdings were 592,730 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Corning Inc. (GLW)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Corning Inc.. His purchase prices were between $12.13 and $18.31, with an estimated average price of $15.01. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.79%. His holdings were 662,025 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Walt Disney (DIS)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Walt Disney. His purchase prices were between $29.55 and $40.74, with an estimated average price of $34.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.73%. His holdings were 250,295 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Apogee Enterprises Inc.. His purchase prices were between $8.09 and $13, with an estimated average price of $10.15. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.65%. His holdings were 788,140 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Safeway Inc. (SWY)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Safeway Inc.. His purchase prices were between $16.06 and $24.17, with an estimated average price of $19.31. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.55%. His holdings were 340,680 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Thomas & Betts Corp. (TNB)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Thomas & Betts Corp.. His purchase prices were between $38.2 and $55.82, with an estimated average price of $45.75. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.51%. His holdings were 132,700 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Insteel Industries Inc. (IIIN)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Insteel Industries Inc.. His purchase prices were between $9.5 and $12.58, with an estimated average price of $10.85. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.51%. His holdings were 525,072 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Korn/ferry International (KFY)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Korn/ferry International. His purchase prices were between $12.05 and $23.9, with an estimated average price of $17.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 303,190 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: A.m. Castle (CAS)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in A.m. Castle. His purchase prices were between $10.67 and $18.22, with an estimated average price of $13.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.32%. His holdings were 303,355 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Illinois Tool Works Inc.. His purchase prices were between $41.36 and $59.02, with an estimated average price of $48.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings were 20,235 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Vishay Precision Group (VPG)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Vishay Precision Group. His purchase prices were between $13.2 and $18.01, with an estimated average price of $15.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings were 37,000 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Servotronics Inc. (SVT)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Servotronics Inc.. His purchase prices were between $8.18 and $9.24, with an estimated average price of $8.83. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 35,893 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Perceptron Inc. (PRCP)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Perceptron Inc.. His purchase prices were between $5.31 and $6.76, with an estimated average price of $6.09. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 50,019 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Planar Systems Inc. (PLNR)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Planar Systems Inc.. His purchase prices were between $1.9201 and $3.4, with an estimated average price of $2.52. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 64,587 shares as of 09/30/2011.

New Purchase: Exar Corp. (EXAR)

Arnold Van Den Berg initiated holdings in Exar Corp.. His purchase prices were between $5.63 and $6.84, with an estimated average price of $6.22. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 11,070 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Reduced: Marsh & Mclennan Cos. (MMC)

Arnold Van Den Berg reduced to his holdings in Marsh & Mclennan Cos. by 61.6%. His sale prices were between $25.92 and $31.48, with an estimated average price of $28.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.95%. Arnold Van Den Berg still held 412,709 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Reduced: Colgatepalmolive Co. (CL)

Arnold Van Den Berg reduced to his holdings in Colgatepalmolive Co. by 47.79%. His sale prices were between $80.18 and $93.96, with an estimated average price of $87.94. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.92%. Arnold Van Den Berg still held 253,865 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Reduced: Cocacola Co. (KO)

Arnold Van Den Berg reduced to his holdings in Cocacola Co. by 36.24%. His sale prices were between $63.96 and $71.23, with an estimated average price of $68.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.82%. Arnold Van Den Berg still held 503,700 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Reduced: Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT)

Arnold Van Den Berg reduced to his holdings in Arctic Cat Inc. by 85.92%. His sale prices were between $12.21 and $16.98, with an estimated average price of $15. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.12%. Arnold Van Den Berg still held 15,530 shares as of 09/30/2011.

Sold Out: News Corp. (NWSA)

Arnold Van Den Berg sold out his holdings in News Corp.. His sale prices were between $13.62 and $18.13, with an estimated average price of $16.19.

Sold Out: Iron Mountain (IRM)

Arnold Van Den Berg sold out his holdings in Iron Mountain. His sale prices were between $27.92 and $35.4, with an estimated average price of $32.62.

Sold Out: Pool Corp. (POOL)

Arnold Van Den Berg sold out his holdings in Pool Corp.. His sale prices were between $22.6 and $30.55, with an estimated average price of $26.63.

Sold Out: Astec Industries Inc. (ASTE)

Arnold Van Den Berg sold out his holdings in Astec Industries Inc.. His sale prices were between $28.85 and $39.37, with an estimated average price of $34.21.

Sold Out: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Arnold Van Den Berg sold out his holdings in Johnson & Johnson. His sale prices were between $60.2 and $67.92, with an estimated average price of $64.79.

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