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Richard Snow Buys Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Brinker International Inc., Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Regions Financial Corp., Sells Nokia Corp., Duke Energy Corp.

Value investor Richard Snow buys Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Brinker International Inc., Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Regions Financial Corp., Legg Mason Inc., Horton Inc., TransAct Technologies Inc., Cambridge Heart Inc., sells Nokia Corp., Alcan Inc., Duke Energy Corp., Agrium Inc., Ltd. Brands Inc., CYTYC Corp., Avnet Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corp., Kellwood Company, Nautilus Inc., dELIA*s Inc. during the 3-months ended 12/31/2007, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Snow Capital Management, L.P.. Richard Snow owns 86 stocks with a total value of $5.8 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

 

Added: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Richard Snow added to his holdings in Verizon Communications Inc. by 189.31%. His purchase prices were between $42.22 and $45.15, with an estimated average price of $43.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 115,387 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Verizon Communications Inc. has a market cap of $104.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.42 with a P/E ratio of 19.15 and P/S ratio of 1.14. The dividend yield of Verizon Communications Inc. stocks is 4.6%.

Added: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Richard Snow added to his holdings in Johnson & Johnson by 25.07%. His purchase prices were between $63.83 and $68.03, with an estimated average price of $66.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings were 194,947 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Johnson & Johnson engages in the manufacture and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $179.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.03 with a P/E ratio of 17.07 and P/S ratio of 2.97. The dividend yield of Johnson & Johnson stocks is 2.7%.

Added: The First Marblehead Corp. (FMD)

Richard Snow added to his holdings in The First Marblehead Corp. by 59.64%. His purchase prices were between $13.55 and $38.88, with an estimated average price of $28.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.04%. His holdings were 458,595 shares as of 12/31/2007.

The First Marblehead Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides outsourcing services for private education lending in the United States. It provides an integrated suite of design, implementation, and securitization services for studentS. The First Marblehead Corp. has a market cap of $1.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.46 with a P/E ratio of 6.81 and P/S ratio of 2.28. The dividend yield of The First Marblehead Corp. stocks is 2.8%.

New Purchase: Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. (MER)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.. His purchase prices were between $52.97 and $74.79, with an estimated average price of $59.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 2.36%. His holdings were 2,535,455 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides broker-dealer, investment banking, financing, wealth management, advisory, asset management, insurance, lending, and related products and services worldwide. Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. has a market cap of $49.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.19 with P/S ratio of 4.48. The dividend yield of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. stocks is 2.5%.

New Purchase: Brinker International Inc. (EAT)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Brinker International Inc.. His purchase prices were between $19 and $27.14, with an estimated average price of $23.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.67%. His holdings were 4,915,901 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Brinker International, Inc. engages in the ownership, development, operation, and franchising of various restaurant brands principally in the United States. Brinker International Inc. has a market cap of $1.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.07 with a P/E ratio of 8.99 and P/S ratio of 0.42. The dividend yield of Brinker International Inc. stocks is 2.4%.

New Purchase: Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Pilgrim's Pride Corp.. His purchase prices were between $24.01 and $33.22, with an estimated average price of $27.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.35%. His holdings were 2,681,848 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation produces poultry products in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company offers prepared chicken products, such as portion-controlled breast fillets, tenderloins and strips, delicatessen products, salads, ETC. Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has a market cap of $1.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.72 with a P/E ratio of 70.23 and P/S ratio of 0.20. The dividend yield of Pilgrim's Pride Corp. stocks is 0.4%.

New Purchase: Regions Financial Corp. (RF)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Regions Financial Corp.. His purchase prices were between $23.59 and $29.09, with an estimated average price of $25.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.1%. His holdings were 240,465 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Regions Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers various banking and financial services in the United States. The company provides a range of commercial banking services. Regions Financial Corp. has a market cap of $16.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.21 with a P/E ratio of 13.23 and P/S ratio of 2.51. The dividend yield of Regions Financial Corp. stocks is 6.7%.

New Purchase: Legg Mason Inc. (LM)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Legg Mason Inc.. His purchase prices were between $69.82 and $86.3, with an estimated average price of $75.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 44,533 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Legg Mason, Inc., an asset management company, provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds, and other investment vehicles worldwide. Legg Mason Inc. has a market cap of $9.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.36 with a P/E ratio of 14.40 and P/S ratio of 2.16. The dividend yield of Legg Mason Inc. stocks is 1.4%.

New Purchase: D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in D.R. Horton Inc.. His purchase prices were between $11.27 and $13.79, with an estimated average price of $12.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 50,000 shares as of 12/31/2007.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. The Homebuilding segment engages in the acquisition and development of land for residential purposes. D.R. Horton Inc. has a market cap of $4.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.17 with P/S ratio of 0.42. The dividend yield of D.R. Horton Inc. stocks is 3.9%.

 

New Purchase: TransAct Technologies Inc. (TACT)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in TransAct Technologies Inc.. His purchase prices were between $4.81 and $6.24, with an estimated average price of $5.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was less than 0.01%. His holdings were 46,736 shares as of 12/31/2007.

TransAct Technologies Incorporated engages in the design, development, assembly, and marketing of transaction printers and printer-related services, supplies, and spare parts. TransAct Technologies Inc. has a market cap of $46.40 million; its shares were traded at around $4.93 with P/S ratio of 0.88.

New Purchase: Cambridge Heart Inc. (CAMH.OB)

Richard Snow initiated holdings in Cambridge Heart Inc.. His purchase prices were between $1 and $2.62, with an estimated average price of $1.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was less than 0.01%. His holdings were 221,800 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Cambridge Heart, Inc. engages in the research, development, and commercialization of products for the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac disease in the United States and internationally. Cambridge Heart Inc. has a market cap of $85.43 million; its shares were traded at around $1.32 with P/S ratio of 8.04.

Reduced: Worthington Industries Inc. (WOR)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in Worthington Industries Inc. by 26.55%. His sale prices were between $18.02 and $25.31, with an estimated average price of $21.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 1.1%. Richard Snow still held 4,477,297 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Worthington Industries, Inc. operates as a diversified metal processing company focusing on steel processing and manufactured metal products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Worthington Industries Inc. has a market cap of $1.33 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.5 with a P/E ratio of 17.74 and P/S ratio of 0.45. The dividend yield of Worthington Industries Inc. stocks is 4.5%.

Reduced: Apache Corp. (APA)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in Apache Corp. by 71.25%. His sale prices were between $93.2 and $108.29, with an estimated average price of $100.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.65%. Richard Snow still held 592,310 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Apache Corporation, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, east Texas etc. Apache Corp. has a market cap of $33.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $100.63 with a P/E ratio of 14.89 and P/S ratio of 3.64. The dividend yield of Apache Corp. stocks is 0.6%.

Reduced: The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in The Travelers Companies Inc. by 65.99%. His sale prices were between $50.94 and $54.16, with an estimated average price of $52.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.62%. Richard Snow still held 1,104,800 shares as of 12/31/2007.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals. The Travelers Companies Inc. has a market cap of $29.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.56 with a P/E ratio of 6.79 and P/S ratio of 1.14. The dividend yield of The Travelers Companies Inc. stocks is 2.6%.

Reduced: New York & Company Inc. (NWY)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in New York & Company Inc. by 64.95%. His sale prices were between $6.18 and $7.73, with an estimated average price of $6.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.13%. Richard Snow still held 1,919,445 shares as of 12/31/2007.

New York & Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel in the United States. It offers casual and wear-to-work apparel and accessories, including pants, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters etc. New York & Company Inc. has a market cap of $314.10 million; its shares were traded at around $5.3 with a P/E ratio of 25.36 and P/S ratio of 0.27.

Reduced: Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in Chesapeake Energy Corp. by 26.18%. His sale prices were between $37.42 and $40.15, with an estimated average price of $38.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.09%. Richard Snow still held 155,617 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas from underground reservoirs. Chesapeake Energy Corp. has a market cap of $18.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.64 with a P/E ratio of 12.17 and P/S ratio of 2.34. The dividend yield of Chesapeake Energy Corp. stocks is 0.7%.

 

Reduced: Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in Cisco Systems Inc. by 27%. His sale prices were between $27.45 and $32.92, with an estimated average price of $29.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.02%. Richard Snow still held 41,561 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other products relating to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems Inc. has a market cap of $141.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.54 with a P/E ratio of 18.30 and P/S ratio of 3.73.

Reduced: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in The Procter & Gamble Company by 89.75%. His sale prices were between $69.2 and $73.88, with an estimated average price of $72.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.01%. Richard Snow still held 4,380 shares as of 12/31/2007.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), together with its subsidiaries, provides branded consumer goods products. The company operates through three global business units (GBU): Beauty, Health and Well-Being, and Household Care. The Procter & Gamble Company has a market cap of $200.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.02 with a P/E ratio of 19.67 and P/S ratio of 2.54. The dividend yield of The Procter & Gamble Company stocks is 2.1%.

Reduced: Tetra Tech Inc. (TTEK)

Richard Snow reduced to his holdings in Tetra Tech Inc. by 54.83%. His sale prices were between $20.51 and $23.68, with an estimated average price of $22. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.01%. Richard Snow still held 65,000 shares as of 12/31/2007.

Tetra Tech, Inc. provides consulting, engineering, construction, and technical services for resource management and infrastructure in the United States and internationally. Tetra Tech Inc. has a market cap of $1.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.1 with a P/E ratio of 21.34 and P/S ratio of 1.02.

Sold Out: Nautilus Inc. (NLS)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Nautilus Inc.. His sale prices were between $5.02 and $7.78, with an estimated average price of $5.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Nautilus, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets fitness and apparel products. It offers fitness equipment, including strength equipment; weights and benches; cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bicycles; Nautilus Inc. has a market cap of $144.22 million; its shares were traded at around $4.57 with a P/E ratio of 48.62 and P/S ratio of 0.23. The dividend yield of Nautilus Inc. stocks is 8.5%.

Sold Out: Avnet Inc. (AVT)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Avnet Inc.. His sale prices were between $32.99 and $43.47, with an estimated average price of $37.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and software products, and embedded subsystems primarily in Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Avnet Inc. has a market cap of $5.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.54 with a P/E ratio of 10.70 and P/S ratio of 0.30.

Sold Out: Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Briggs & Stratton Corp.. His sale prices were between $21.81 and $24.46, with an estimated average price of $22.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation produces air cooled gasoline engines and engine powered outdoor equipment worldwide. The company's Engines segment offers engines that are used primarily in the lawn and garden equipment, as well as in industrial,...Warning Briggs & Stratton Corp. has a market cap of $979.31 million; its shares were traded at around $19.77 with a P/E ratio of 164.75 and P/S ratio of 0.45. The dividend yield of Briggs & Stratton Corp. stocks is 4.7%.

Sold Out: dELIA*s Inc. (DLIA)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in dELIA*s Inc.. His sale prices were between $2.68 and $4.48, with an estimated average price of $3.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a direct marketing and retail company in the United States. The company sells various products, including apparel, action sports equipment, and accessories. dELIA*s Inc. has a market cap of $71.66 million; its shares were traded at around $2.32 with P/S ratio of 0.26.

Sold Out: Duke Energy Corp. (DUK)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Duke Energy Corp.. His sale prices were between $18.2 and $20.56, with an estimated average price of $19.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company in the United States. The company supplies and delivers energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. Duke Energy Corp. has a market cap of $23.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.39 with a P/E ratio of 15.24 and P/S ratio of 1.82. The dividend yield of Duke Energy Corp. stocks is 4.9%.

Sold Out: Kellwood Company (KWD)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Kellwood Company. His sale prices were between $14.86 and $18.19, with an estimated average price of $16.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Kellwood Company, together with its subsidiaries, markets women's and men's sportswear, infant apparel, and recreational camping products primarily the United States. Kellwood Company has a market cap of $530.19 million; its shares were traded at around $20.53 with P/S ratio of 0.27. The dividend yield of Kellwood Company stocks is 3.7%.

Sold Out: Ltd. Brands Inc. (LTD)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Ltd. Brands Inc.. His sale prices were between $18.22 and $21.9, with an estimated average price of $19.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's and men's apparel, lingerie, beauty, and personal care products primarily in the United States and Canada. Ltd. Brands Inc. has a market cap of $6.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.08 with a P/E ratio of 9.25 and P/S ratio of 0.60. The dividend yield of Ltd. Brands Inc. stocks is 3.5%.

Sold Out: Nokia Corp. (NOK)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Nokia Corp.. His sale prices were between $36.78 and $39.71, with an estimated average price of $38.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Nokia Corporation engages in the manufacture of mobile devices and mobile networks. It also provides equipment, solutions, and services for network operators, service providers, and corporations. Nokia Corp. has a market cap of $136.15 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.4 with a P/E ratio of 13.36 and P/S ratio of 1.80. The dividend yield of Nokia Corp. stocks is 1.4%.

Sold Out: Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Richard Snow sold out his holdings in Agrium Inc.. His sale prices were between $53.36 and $72.99, with an estimated average price of $59.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%.

Agrium, Inc. produces and markets agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty fertilizers worldwide, as well as involves in the retail supply of agricultural products and services in North and South Americas. Agrium Inc. has a market cap of $8.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.43 with a P/E ratio of 39.68 and P/S ratio of 1.68. The dividend yield of Agrium Inc. stocks is 0.2%.


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