Guru Arnold “Arnie” Schneider is president, chief investment officer and principal of Schneider Capital Management Corp., an institutional investment manager located in Wayne, Pa. Value equity investing has been the firm’s sole focus since Schneider founded the firm in 1996. As of June 30, 2013, the firm has $1.7 billion in assets under management.
Schneider’s investment philosophy uses independent analysis to identify undervalued securities with potential for positive change. The strategy is based on a fundamentals approach to valuing securities. The company uses a proprietary ranking system to establish hurdles for new holdings. The company holds the conviction that disciplined deep value investing, built on solid research, is a sound investment approach. Schneider believes that value investing delivers the best investing success over time.
The portfolio of Schneider Capital Management Corp. currently shows 122 stocks, eight of them new, with a total value of $1.1 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 6%. Here are the details of the top four holdings:
Up 55% over 12 Months
No. 1: SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI)
Shares Owned: 2,062,806
Share Price: $35.17
As the top four shareholder of STI, Arnold Schneider holds 0.38% of shares outstanding. His 12 quarters of trading show only gains. He averaged gains of 70% on 2,812,385 shares bought at an average price of $20.63. On 749,579 shares sold at an average price of $25.39, his average gain was 38%.
SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) was incorporated in 1984 in Georgia. The company has a market cap of $18.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.16 with a P/E ratio of 9.20 and P/S ratio of 1.80. The dividend yield of SunTrust Banks Inc. stocks is 0.70%.
Down 24% over 12 Months
No. 2: Arch Coal Inc. (ACI)
Shares Owned: 8,995,286
Share Price: $4.21
Arnold Schneider is the top Guru ACI shareholder, owning 4.24% of shares outstanding of this coal producer. His trading history shows five years of losses. On shares bought and sold, he averaged a loss of 69% and 87%, respectively.
His holding history:
First organized in Delaware in 1969 as Arch Mineral Corporation, Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) has a market cap of $913.5 million; its shares were traded at around $4.21 with a P/B ratio of 0.30 and P/S ratio of 0.20. The dividend yield of Arch Coal Inc. stocks is 2.90%.
Up 12% over 12 Months
No. 3: Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL)
Shares Owned: 1,348,670
Share Price: $34.21
Arnold Schneider is the top Guru TOL shareholder, owning 0.8% of shares outstanding. His trading history shows eight quarters of gains, with a loss of 3.4% in the first quarter of 2013.
On around 1.6 million shares bought at an average price of $25.56 per share, he averaged a gain of 34%. On 279,867 shares sold at an average price of $24.06, he gained 42%.
Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) was formed in May 1986. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.21 with a P/E ratio of 11.70 and P/S ratio of 2.80.
Up 34% over 12 Months
No. 4: Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)
Shares Owned: 2,120,308
Share Price: $22.50
Arnold Schneider is the number 10 top Guru shareholder of this natural gas and oil exploration and production company. He owns 0.32% of shares outstanding. His trading history shows mixed results over five years. On around 5.9 million shares bought at an average price of $21.14 per share, he averaged a gain of 6%. On around 3.8 shares sold at an average price of $27.02, he lost 17%.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) has a market cap of $14.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.50 with a P/B ratio of 1.20 and P/S ratio of 1.10. The dividend yield of Chesapeake Energy Corp. stocks is 1.50%.
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