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The Best Yielding Stock Buys of Thomas Gayner (Markel Asset Management)

Thomas Gayner Markel Asset Management Fourth-Quarter 2011 Fund Investing Strategies By Dividend Yield – Stock Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of the best yielding buys of Thomas Gayner, portfolio manager at Markel Asset Management. Within the fourth quarter of 2011, he bought 35 stocks of which 31 pay dividends with six yielding over 3 percent. The best yielding stock and the only high-yield equity was Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT). Gayner increased the position by 3.64 percent. The whole position has no significant influence to his portfolio.

Here is a full portfolio update of Thomas S. Gayner’s - Markel Asset Management portfolio movements as of the fourth quarter of 2011 (Dec. 31, 2011). In total, he held 97 stocks with a total portfolio worth USD1,895,525,000.

Thomas S. Gayner’s Best-Yielding Buys:

Calumet Specialty Products Partners (CLMT) is acting within the “Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing” industry and has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion. The company has 51.53 million shares outstanding of which 1.69% were owned by insiders and 15.57% by institutional financial institutions. Insiders changed their positions by 27.91% over the past six months while institutional investors modified their positions by 20.23%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 27.08

- Price/Sales: 0.40

- Price/Book: 1.70

- Dividend yield: 8.80%.

Federated Investors (FII) is acting within the Asset Management industry and has a market capitalization of $2.02 billion. The company has 103.75 million shares outstanding of which 4.32% were owned by insiders and 80.27% by institutional financial institutions. Insiders changed their positions by -3.86% over the past six months while institutional investors modified their positions by -0.76%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 13.43

- Price/Sales: 2.26

- Price/Book: 3.73

- Dividend yield: 4.93%.

Intel Corporation (INTC) is acting within the “Semiconductor - Broad Line” industry and has a market capitalization of $134.44 billion. The company has 5 billion shares outstanding of which 0.03% were owned by insiders and 62.96% by institutional financial institutions. Insiders changed their positions by -7.41% over the past six months while institutional investors modified their positions by -3.03%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 11.21

- Price/Sales: 2.49

- Price/Book: 2.93

- Dividend yield: 3.12%.

Nicholas Financial (NICK) is acting within the Credit Services industry and has a market capitalization of $158.14 million. The company has 11.98 million shares outstanding of which 3.13% were owned by insiders and 35.61% by institutional financial institutions. Insiders changed their positions by -2.60% over the past six months while institutional investors modified their positions by 1.67%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 7.54

- Price/Sales: 2.36

- Price/Book: 1.21

- Dividend yield: 3.03%.

Paychex (PAYX) is acting within the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and has a market capitalization of $11.28 billion. The company has 362.42 million shares outstanding of which 10.40% were owned by insiders and 65.82% by institutional financial institutions. Insiders changed their positions by 0.00% over the past six months while institutional investors modified their positions by -2.27%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 20.89

- Price/Sales: 5.21

- Price/Book: 7.24

- Dividend yield: 4.11%.

Vodafone Group (VOD) is acting within the Wireless Communications industry and has a market capitalization of $141.32 billion. The company has 5.26 billion shares outstanding of which 12.21% were owned by institutional financial institutions. Institutional investors modified their positions by -7.51%.

Here are the price ratios of the company:

- P/E ratio: 12.26

- Price/Sales: 1.91

- Price/Book: 1.03

- Dividend yield: 5.44%.

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