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Bruce Berkowitz Biggest Dividend Stock Buys

Bruce Berkowitz is a successful asset manager. He manages around USD7.9 billion in assets in his company, Fairholme Capital Management. Within the recent quarter, Bruce had only 21 stocks of which three were new.

Today I would like to show you the top stock holdings from Bruce Berkowitz as well as his latest and most influential dividend stock buys.

His biggest acquisition was Chesapeake Energy. The company was completely new in his portfolio and had an impact of 3.5 percent. The current yield of CHK is 1.66 percent. Only seven of his 20 biggest stock acquisitions pay dividends. Berkowitz is no classical dividend investor. He loves the financial sector. Around 64.3 percent of his portfolio stock holdings have a relationship to financials.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has a market capitalization of $14.21 billion. The company employs 12,000 people, generates revenue of $12.316 billion and has a net income of $-594.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.512 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.64 percent (the operating margin is -15.38 percent and the net profit margin -4.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -7.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.35 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CHK is a new holding. The trade had an impact of 3.5 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is , the P/S ratio is 1.15 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.13. The dividend yield amounts to 1.64 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.52.

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) has a market capitalization of $30.94 billion. The company employs 5,970 people, generates revenue of $14.325 billion and has a net income of $1.857 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.129 billion. The EBITDA margin is 49.77 percent (the operating margin is 17.88 percent and the net profit margin 12.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.41 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CNQ is a new holding. The trade had an impact of 0.45 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.92, the P/S ratio is 2.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.33. The dividend yield amounts to 1.71 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.65.

Leucadia National (LUK) has a market capitalization of $10.11 billion. The company employs 10,943 people, generates revenue of $9.193 billion and has a net income of $590.03 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.215 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.22 percent (the operating margin is 10.51 percent and the net profit margin 6.42 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 15.77 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.78 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders. LUK is a old holding. The trade had an impact of 0.3 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.81, the P/S ratio is 1.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.03. The dividend yield amounts to 0.88 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.85.

Take a closer look at the full list of Bruce Berkowitz latest stock buys. The average P/E ratio amounts to 13.83 and forward P/E ratio is 11.48. The dividend yield has a value of 1.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.07 and price to sales ratio 2.06. The operating margin amounts to 16.79 percent and the beta ratio is 1.72. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.38.

Related stock ticker symbols:

MCY, WFC, CNQ, CHK, RF, LUK, C, SHLD, MBI, GNW, CIT, BRK-A

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