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Latest Stock Trades from Century Management: Buys POT, HWCC, PICO, AU, KGC

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Austin, Texas based value investor Arnold van den Berg just sent his fourth quarter portfolio to GuruFocus. This portfolio is his firm Century Management’s value composite I. Mr. van den Berg likes to invest in high quality companies traded at historical low P/S ratios. This can be seen from his largest purchase during the fourth quarter: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) also buys Layne Christensen Company, Houston Wire & Cable Company, Synalloy Corporation, PICO Holdings, Inc., etc during the 3-months ended 12/31/2013. As of 12/31/2013, Century Management Value Composite I portfolio owns 79 stocks with a total value of $1.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

For the details of Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio)'s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Arnold+Van+Den+Berg

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Industrials 31.4%
Technology 19.2%
Basic Materials 17.2%
Financial Services 14.2%
Energy 8%
Consumer Defensive 4.4%
Communication Services 2%
Healthcare 0.8%
Consumer Cyclical 0.8%


These are the top 5 holdings of Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio)

1. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) - 896,412 shares, 5.3% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.89%

2. Corning Inc (GLW) - 2,915,351 shares, 4.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.14%

3. Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) - 2,060,409 shares, 4.4% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.93%

4. Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B) - 378,985 shares, 4.2% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.28%

5. Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) - 2,625,610 shares, 4.2% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 34.76%

New Purchase: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $30.43 and $33.02, with an estimated average price of $31.86. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.4%. His holdings were 447,535 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Houston Wire & Cable Company. His purchase prices were between $12.65 and $14.4, with an estimated average price of $13.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.85%. His holdings were 676,252 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: PICO Holdings, Inc. (PICO)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in PICO Holdings, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $20.94 and $24.77, with an estimated average price of $23.46. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.69%. His holdings were 315,568 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. His purchase prices were between $11.21 and $16.36, with an estimated average price of $13.66. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.66%. His holdings were 592,615 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Kinross Gold Corporation. His purchase prices were between $4.28 and $5.33, with an estimated average price of $4.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.65%. His holdings were 1,572,270 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. His purchase prices were between $24.05 and $31.36, with an estimated average price of $26.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.64%. His holdings were 258,743 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Iamgold Corp (IAG)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Iamgold Corp. His purchase prices were between $3.2 and $5.49, with an estimated average price of $4.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.63%. His holdings were 2,009,370 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc. (BVN)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.. His purchase prices were between $10.64 and $14.72, with an estimated average price of $12.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.52%. His holdings were 493,962 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: ASA Gold And Precious Metals Ltd (ASA)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in ASA Gold And Precious Metals Ltd. His purchase prices were between $11.52 and $14.65, with an estimated average price of $12.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.46%. His holdings were 393,977 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Rudolph Technologies, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $10.21 and $11.81, with an estimated average price of $10.89. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 275,376 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Dynamic Materials Corporation (BOOM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Dynamic Materials Corporation. His purchase prices were between $21.05 and $23.02, with an estimated average price of $22.14. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.23%. His holdings were 110,460 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: (GDXJ)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in . His purchase prices were between $34.93 and $41.48, with an estimated average price of $38.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 39,490 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: EMC Corporation (EMC)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in EMC Corporation. His purchase prices were between $23.15 and $25.72, with an estimated average price of $24.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 37,745 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Essex Rental Corp. (ESSX)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Essex Rental Corp.. His purchase prices were between $2.72 and $3.32, with an estimated average price of $3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 196,451 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Seabridge Gold, Inc. (SA)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Seabridge Gold, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $6.66 and $10.28, with an estimated average price of $8.39. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 83,440 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: CUI Global, Inc. (CUI)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in CUI Global, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $5.52 and $6.45, with an estimated average price of $5.93. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 101,159 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Molycorp, Inc. (MCP)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Molycorp, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $4.53 and $7.36, with an estimated average price of $5.25. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 56,560 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: International Business Machines Corp (IBM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in International Business Machines Corp. His purchase prices were between $172.8 and $186.97, with an estimated average price of $180.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 1,624 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Becton Dickinson & Co. His purchase prices were between $98.33 and $110.6, with an estimated average price of $106.28. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 1,815 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Banro Corporation (BAA)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Banro Corporation. His purchase prices were between $0.42 and $0.895, with an estimated average price of $0.66. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 420,050 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Reading International, Inc. (RDI)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Reading International, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $6.15 and $7.49, with an estimated average price of $6.89. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 25,875 shares as of 12/31/2013.

New Purchase: Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Charles Schwab Corp. His purchase prices were between $20.57 and $25.74, with an estimated average price of $23.85. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 8,130 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Sold Out: Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NSM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. His sale prices were between $36.06 and $55.14, with an estimated average price of $44.77.

Sold Out: Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in Paychex, Inc.. His sale prices were between $39.42 and $45.67, with an estimated average price of $42.68.

Sold Out: 3M Co (MMM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in 3M Co. His sale prices were between $117.16 and $139.42, with an estimated average price of $127.32.

Sold Out: Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in Universal Forest Products Inc.. His sale prices were between $39.12 and $53.82, with an estimated average price of $49.46.

Sold Out: Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in Staples, Inc.. His sale prices were between $14.44 and $16.18, with an estimated average price of $15.6.

Sold Out: Korn/Ferry International (KFY)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in Korn/Ferry International. His sale prices were between $21.6 and $26.39, with an estimated average price of $23.71.

Sold Out: II-VI, Inc. (IIVI)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his holdings in II-VI, Inc.. His sale prices were between $15.25 and $19, with an estimated average price of $17.01.

Added: Layne Christensen Company (LAYN)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Layne Christensen Company by 34.76%. His purchase prices were between $14.35 and $20.52, with an estimated average price of $17.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.08%. His holdings were 2,625,610 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Added: Synalloy Corporation (SYNL)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Synalloy Corporation by 4395.24%. His purchase prices were between $14.75 and $16.59, with an estimated average price of $16.01. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.82%. His holdings were 578,537 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Added: UCP Inc (UCP)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in UCP Inc by 75.57%. His purchase prices were between $13.73 and $15.2, with an estimated average price of $14.61. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 529,747 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Added: Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Newmont Mining Corporation by 4.64%. His purchase prices were between $22.49 and $28.46, with an estimated average price of $25.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 1,724,044 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Added: Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (HBIO)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Harvard Bioscience, Inc. by 105.68%. His purchase prices were between $3.758 and $5.07, with an estimated average price of $4.37. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.04%. His holdings were 190,130 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Added: Rubicon Technology, Inc. (RBCN)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Rubicon Technology, Inc. by 39.89%. His purchase prices were between $8.4 and $11.09, with an estimated average price of $9.67. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 57,165 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Emerson Electric Co. by 59.01%. His sale prices were between $62.98 and $70.26, with an estimated average price of $66.77. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.77%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 194,121 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Microsoft Corporation by 27.9%. His sale prices were between $33.01 and $38.94, with an estimated average price of $36.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.84%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 667,977 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Medtronic, Inc. by 49.89%. His sale prices were between $52.46 and $58.84, with an estimated average price of $56.74. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.7%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 133,283 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Harsco Corporation (HSC)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Harsco Corporation by 18.48%. His sale prices were between $24.05 and $28.82, with an estimated average price of $26.86. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.46%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 829,373 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Encore Wire Corporation (WIRE)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Encore Wire Corporation by 34.2%. His sale prices were between $39.06 and $54.33, with an estimated average price of $47.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.34%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 176,151 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Newport Corporation (NEWP)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Newport Corporation by 20.51%. His sale prices were between $14.42 and $18.36, with an estimated average price of $16.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.29%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 746,730 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Steelcase, Inc. (SCS)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Steelcase, Inc. by 19.05%. His sale prices were between $14.8 and $16.85, with an estimated average price of $15.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.27%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 718,026 shares as of 12/31/2013.

Reduced: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII)

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. by 15.03%. His sale prices were between $16.99 and $20.38, with an estimated average price of $18.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.11%. Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) still held 322,260 shares as of 12/31/2013.


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