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Farming Investor Jeff Auxier Buys 7 New Stocks in Q4

Holly LaFon

Holly LaFon

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Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is a value investor who stays away from the chaos of Wall Street by farming in Oregon in addition to managing portfolios for over 30 years. Auxier Asset Management currently has $400 million in assets under management.

In the fourth quarter, Auxier purchased seven new stocks, for a total of 147 in his portfolio, and 3% quarter-over-quarter turnover. Most is weighted in the consumer defensive sector, at 27% of the portfolio, followed by health care at 21.9% and financial services at 16.8%.

The New Stocks

Credit Suisse Group (CS)

Auxier purchased 38,500 shares of Credit Suisse, representing 0.25% of the portfolio, at an average purchase price of $30 in the fourth quarter.

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Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $49.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.12 with a P/E ratio of 16.20 and P/S ratio of 1.60. The dividend yield of Credit Suisse Group stocks is 0.40%.

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG)

Auxier bought 34,800 shares of ConAgra, representing 0.25% of the portfolio. The stock’s average fourth-quarter price was $32.

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ConAgra Foods Inc. was initially incorporated as a Nebraska corporation in 1919 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in December 1975. ConAgra Foods Inc. has a market cap of $12.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.97 with a P/E ratio of 17.30 and P/S ratio of 0.70. The dividend yield of ConAgra Foods Inc. stocks is 3.40%. ConAgra Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.40% over the past 10 years.

Brady Corporation (BRC)

Auxier bought 29,900 shares of Brady Corp., a 0.19% portfolio weight. The shares cost $30 on average in quarter four.

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Brady Corp. was incorporated under the laws of the state of Wisconsin in 1914. Brady Corp. has a market cap of $1.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.21 with and P/S ratio of 1.20. The dividend yield of Brady Corp. stocks is 2.80%.

Google (GOOG)

Auxier bought 215 Google shares, giving it a 0.051% portfolio weight. Shares were $1,015 a share on average in quarter four.

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Google Inc. was incorporated in California in September 1998 and reincorporated in Delaware in August 2003. Google Inc. has a market cap of $396.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $1,186.69 with a P/E ratio of 31.50 and P/S ratio of 6.80. Google, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 44.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A)

Auxier purchased 2,903 shares of Royal Dutch Shell, a 0.042% portfolio weight. Shares in the quarter averaged $67.

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC is an integrated oil and gas company, incorporated in England and Wales on Feb. 5, 2002. Royal Dutch Shell PLC has a market cap of $222.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.23 with a P/E ratio of 10.90 and P/S ratio of 0.50. The dividend yield of Royal Dutch Shell PLC stocks is 5.00%. Royal Dutch Shell PLC had an annual average earnings growth of 0.40% over the past 10 years.

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)

Auxier acquired 4,460 shares of Wells Fargo, accounting for 0.042% of the portfolio. The stock was $43 on average in quarter four.

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Wells Fargo & Co. is a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and a financial holding company and a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. Wells Fargo & Co. has a market cap of $242.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.99 with a P/E ratio of 12.00 and P/S ratio of 2.90. The dividend yield of Wells Fargo & Co stocks is 2.60%. Wells Fargo & Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past 10 years.

Deer & Co. (DE)

Last, Auxier purchased 2,200 shares of Deere & Co, a 0.042% portfolio weighting and a stock that averaged $85 a share on the fourth quarter.

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Deere & Company was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 1958. Deere & Co. has a market cap of $32.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $86.90 with a P/E ratio of 9.60 and P/S ratio of 0.90. The dividend yield of Deere & Co. stocks is 2.30%. Deere & Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Deere & Co. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

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