Dodge & Cox Buys Kraft and AbbVie
Last year, Dodge & Cox returned 22% to investors in its Stock Fund, though it is near even with the market over the past 10 years, with a 102.4% cumulative return compared to 99.7% for the S&P500. Long term, over the past 15 years, it performed much better, returning 191.7% cumulatively, compared to 93.8% for the index.
The New Buys
Dodge & Cox bought 3,946 shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) in the first quarter for $48 per share on average. They expended just $203,000 for this 0.0002% portfolio weighting. Kraft shares have increased 14% from the average purchase price to date.
Kraft Foods, a North American grocery business, was spun off of Mondelez International Inc., an international snack foods business, in October 2012. Dodge & Cox has 11,840 shares of Mondelez International Inc. (MDZ), a 0.0004% portfolio weighting.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. has a market cap of $32.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.77 with a P/E ratio of 20.20 and P/S ratio of 1.80. The dividend yield of Kraft Foods Group Inc. stocks is 1.80%.
The larger new buy is AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Dodge & Cox bought 37,865 shares of the company for $37 per share on average, giving it a 0.0019% portfolio weighting. AbbVie shares gained 22% since from the average purchase price.
AbbVie is a pharmaceutical company working on advanced therapies in HUMIRA, metabolic, virology, endocrinology, dyslipidemia and many other areas. Abbvie Inc. has a market cap of $70.59 billion; its shares were traded around $45.35 with a P/E ratio of 13.60 and P/S ratio of 3.80. The dividend yield of Abbvie Inc. stocks is 1.80%.
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