(GuruFocus, November 5, 2009) During 3Q09, these are the stocks that John Hussman bought the most:
No. 1: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY), Add: 1.23% of the portfolio - Total: 2,000,000 Shares
Bed Bath & Beyond is a nationwide operator of `superstores` selling predominantly better quality domestics merchandise and home furnishings typically found in better department stores. The Company offers a wide assortment of merchandise at everyday low prices that are substantiallybelow regular department store prices and generally comparable to or belowdepartment store sale prices. The Company's domestics merchandise line includes items such as bed linens bath accessories and kitchen textiles and the company's home furnishings line. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has a market cap of $9.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.13 with a P/E ratio of 20.7 and P/S ratio of 1.3. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 24.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.
No. 2: DOLLAR TREE, INC. (NASDAQ:DLTR), Buy: 0.91% of the portfolio - Total: 1,000,000 SharesDollar Tree Stores Inc is an operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at a fixed price point of $1.00 or less. Its stores successfully operate in major metropolitan areas mid-sized cities and small towns and perform well in a variety of locations. They offer a wide range of quality everyday general merchandise in many categories including housewares seasonal goods candy and food toys health and beauty care gifts party goods stationery books personal accessories and other consumer items. Dollar Tree, Inc. has a market cap of $4.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.29 with a P/E ratio of 16.3 and P/S ratio of 0.9.
No. 3: eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), Buy: 1.54% of the portfolio - Total: 3,500,000 ShareseBay is one of the world's largest online trading communities. eBay creates a powerful marketplace for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and small businesses. eBay enables trade on a local national and international basis with local sites in numerous markets in the United States and country-specific sites in the United Kingdom Canada Germany Austria France Italy Japan Korea and Australia. (Company Press Release) Ebay Inc. has a market cap of $29.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.55 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 3.4. Ebay Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 29% over the past 5 years.
No. 4: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW-A), Buy: 0.86% of the portfolio - Total: 1,500,000 SharesWiley John & Sons Inc. is a global publisher of print and electronic products specializing in scientific technical and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. The company has publishing marketing and distribution centers in the United States Canada Europe Asia and Australia. John Wiley & Sons Inc. has a market cap of $2.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.48 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of John Wiley & Sons Inc. stocks is 1.6%. John Wiley & Sons Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 15.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated John Wiley & Sons Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.
No. 5: Research in Motion Ltd. (RIMM), Add: 0.63% of the portfolio - Total: 2,500,000 SharesRESEARCH IN MOTION is a world leader in the mobile communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform the RIM Wireless Handheld product line software development tools radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Research In Motion Ltd. has a market cap of $32.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.61 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 3. Research In Motion Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 83.5% over the past 5 years.
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