Charles Brandes

Charles Brandes

Last Update: 01-11-2017

Number of Stocks: 188
Number of New Stocks: 29

Total Value: $6,669 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 3%

Countries: USA
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Charles Brandes' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Charles Brandes is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974. He manages multiple portfolios including US equity and Global Equity. Charles Brandes is listed as #488 in the Forbes List of World's Richest People with a net worth of $2 billion. He is author of the book Value Investing Today

Web Page:http://www.brandes.com/

Investing Philosophy

Charles Brandes is a Benjamin Graham disciple. Brandes consistently applies value investing to all portfolios managed by the Partnership. He seeks to purchase out-of-favor securities that are trading at discounts to their intrinsic values, and then hold them until the market recognizes their true worth.

Total Holding History

Performance of U. S. Value Equity

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
2015-4.341.19-5.5
201413.4513.69-0.2
201337.632.395.2
3-Year Cumulative49.3 (14.3%/year)52.3 (15.1%/year)-3 (-0.8%/year)
201218.54162.5
2011-1.042.11-3.1
5-Year Cumulative75.2 (11.9%/year)80.4 (12.5%/year)-5.2 (-0.6%/year)
201015.9515.060.9
20093526.468.5
2008-55.44-37-18.4
2007-15.265.49-20.8
200626.6715.7910.9
10-Year Cumulative31.2 (2.7%/year)102 (7.3%/year)-70.8 (-4.6%/year)
2005-4.594.91-9.5
200413.6110.882.7
200342.7828.6814.1
2002-22.08-22.10.0
200116.06-11.8927.9
15-Year Cumulative83.6 (4.1%/year)107.5 (5%/year)-23.9 (-0.9%/year)
200034.04-9.143.1
1999-12.4521.04-33.5
19981.6928.58-26.9
199732.9933.36-0.4
199629.4722.966.5
20-Year Cumulative277.2 (6.9%/year)381.4 (8.2%/year)-104.2 (-1.3%/year)
199520.9837.58-16.6
1994-3.541.32-4.9
19932410.0813.9
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Top Ranked Articles

Brandes Investments Comments on Chesapeake Guru stock highlight
The uncertainty with Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK) is (and has been) the natural gas price. We believe that supply and demand warrant a much higher price than the current sub-$2 per mmBtu level (currently even lower in Pennsylvania where Chesapeake has a significant percentage of its acreage), likely in the $4-$6 range in the medium to long term. At the current natural gas price, producers are cutting capex significantly, which could ultimately impact the supply of natural gas. The path of natural gas prices is uncertain with a lag between capex cuts and changes to production levels. At higher long-term price levels we believe that Chesapeake’s enterprise value would be substantially more than what was valued by the market. Read more...
Brandes Funds Comments on Embraer Guru stock highlight
Brazilian regional jet manufacturer Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) also weighed on returns as the real’s appreciation presented a headwind for the company, which derives the majority of its sales outside Brazil. Moreover, Embraer’s 2015 earnings indicated margin compression and the company issued guidance that was lower than market expectations. Pressure on the defense segment also hurt performance. Read more...
Brandes Funds Comments on Barclays Guru stock highlight
Barclays (LSE:BARC) declined as it announced a dividend cut and a rationalization of some of its businesses in efforts to focus on its core U.K. and U.S. markets and improve its capital position. Trading at 50% of tangible book value at quarter end, Barclays offers, in our opinion, an attractive risk/reward tradeoff as we believe it should see the benefits of its restructuring over the next couple of years. Read more...
Brandes Investment Trust Comments on APR Energy Guru stock highlight
APR (LSE:APR)’s share price increased following the company’s announcement in October that it had agreed to a buyout by a group of investment firms for approximately £175 million. The company supplies interim power plants, mainly in emerging-market countries, and has faced a difficulty in recent years after being forced to exit previously profitable markets. Read more...
Brandes Investments Comments on Credit Suisse Guru stock highlight
Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) declined over 30% during the quarter as the market remained concerned about the company’s restructuring/turnaround and the possible negative effect on financial results over the next year. Nonetheless, we continue to believe Credit Suisse has an economically attractive business model and is significantly discounted at its current valuation of 0.7x tangible book value. Accordingly, we increased our allocation during the quarter. Read more...
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Brandes 4th Quarter Investor Letter Review of markets Charles Brandes - Brandes 4th Quarter Investor Letter
When the 2016 history books are written, there likely will be long entries about the failure of the pollster forecasts that year. As shown by the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Presidential election result, the consensus among pollsters and pundits was spectacularly wrong. More...

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Eldorado Gold Reports Preliminary Operating Results for 2016 Gold production for the year slightly lower than expected Charles Brandes,Joel Greenblatt - Eldorado Gold Reports Preliminary Operating Results For 2016
Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) announced its preliminary operational results for 2016 and its guidance for 2017 last Friday. More...

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How to Invest in Gold in 2017 Part 5 Eldorado Gold will benefit from mine development and strengthening its balance sheet Charles Brandes,Joel Greenblatt - How To Invest In Gold In 2017 Part 5
Gold for immdediate delivery witnessed a significant jump today. The precious metal increased by 1.08% on the London Bullion Market, up $12.2 per troy ounce to $1,146.80 per troy ounce from yesterday's closing price of $1,134.60. More...

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Eldorado Gold Announces Approval of Revised Normal Course Issuer Bid by the TSX The miner can buy back up to 2,081,168 shares Charles Brandes,Joel Greenblatt - Eldorado Gold Announces Approval Of Revised Normal Course Issuer Bid By The TSX
Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) (TSX:ELD) announced on Monday that The Toronto Stock Exchange has approved its revised normal course issuer bid (NCIB), which allows the Canadian miner to buy back its own shares “through the facilities of the TSX and also through alternate Canadian trading systems.” More...

GOLD, MINING, ELDORADO


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Goldcorp, Eldorado Gold Announce Management Changes Mining companies appoint new leadership Charles Brandes,David Dreman - Goldcorp, Eldorado Gold Announce Management Changes
Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) and Goldcorp Inc.(NYSE:GG) announced changes in their top management today. More...

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Holdings Charles Brandes Continues to Increase Stocks he bought during the last 2 quarters Charles Brandes,Kahn Brothers,Chuck Royce,Jim Simo - Holdings Charles Brandes Continues To Increase
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, the firm he started in 1974. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Charles Brandes' Top Performing Stocks Guru's holdings with the highest returns year to date Charles Brandes - Charles Brandes' Top Performing Stocks
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974 and manages multiple portfolios, including the U.S. Equity and Global Equity. The following are the top performers of his most recent investments. More...

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Charles Brandes Trimmed Holdings in 2nd Quarter Largest reduction nearly resulted in elimination of position from portfolio Charles Brandes - Charles Brandes Trimmed Holdings In 2nd Quarter
In six of his top 10 quarterly transactions, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, trimmed positions in the portfolio in the second quarter. More...

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Arnold Schneider Adds to Approach Resources Company is one of the guru’s many energy holdings Arnold Schneider,Charles Brandes - Arnold Schneider Adds To Approach Resources
Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio) of Schneider Capital Management added to his position in Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) on Aug. 31. More...

ENERGY, OIL, GAS, SCHNEIDER, LONG, VALUE


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Mario Gabelli Buys Stake in Higher One Company is a leading payments provider for American colleges and universities Mario Gabelli,Charles Brandes,Chuck Royce,Jim Simo - Mario Gabelli Buys Stake In Higher One
Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a 69,100-share stake in Higher One Holdings (ONE) at an average price of $3.78 per share during the second quarter. Since the purchase Higher One’s market price has gained an estimated 36% in value. More...

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ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors Amid Investigation Higher education institution closes over allegations, government sanctions Jim Simons,Charles Brandes - ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors Amid Investigation
ITT Technical Institute, a subsidiary of ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI), closed its doors Tuesday after the government banned the institution from enrolling new students receiving federal aid in August. More...

EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, INVESTIGATION, TECHNOLOGY


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Charles Brandes Continues to Invests in Pain Therapeutics Stocks the guru bought over the last 2 quarters Charles Brandes,Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,First  - Charles Brandes Continues To Invests In Pain Therapeutics
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974. In both the first and second quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Ericsson Guru stock highlight
The All-Cap Investment Committee initiated a position in Sweden-based Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The company is the global leader in wireless infrastructure, with 40% of the world’s mobile traffic running through its networks. More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Fuji Media Holdings Guru stock highlight
During the quarter, the Small-Cap Investment Committee initiated a position in Japanese Fuji Media Holdings (TSE:4676). More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Nokia Guru stock highlight
Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has evolved quite significantly over the past few years, divesting several businesses while integrating and acquiring others in an effort to improve its scale and competitive positioning. Historically known as a mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia sold this business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion in 2013. The company also sold its HERE mapping business to a consortium of German carmakers for € 2.55 billion in 2015. More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Embraer Guru stock highlight
For Embraer (NYSE:ERJ), which derives the majority of its sales outside Brazil, the real’s appreciation continued to present a headwind. The company has also been experiencing margin compression, mainly due to the mature state of its current product mix ahead of the launch of its second-generation models expected in 2018. We see the challenges facing Embraer as temporary in nature and we continue to believe the company represents an attractive investment opportunity. More...

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Brandes Global Equity Fund 2nd Quarter Commentary Review of markets and holdings Charles Brandes - Brandes Global Equity Fund 2nd Quarter Commentary
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Brandes Funds Comments on Kasikornbank Guru stock highlight
Established a year later in 1945, Kasikornbank (BKK:KBANK) is Thailand’s fourth-largest bank. The company provides a broad range of consumer, commercial and corporate banking services, including lending, deposit-taking, credit-card services, international-trade financing, custodian services, asset management, investment banking, life insurance and leasing. Moreover, Kasikornbank is the leader in Thailand’s small-/mid-enterprise lending market, which offers higher margins than retail and corporate lending segments. More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Bangkok Bank Guru stock highlight
Founded in 1944, Bangkok Bank (BKK:BBL) is the largest commercial bank in Thailand with assets, loans, and deposits all commanding over 15% in market share. Bangkok Bank offers a universal banking platform with a full range of consumer, small-/mid-enterprise and corporate financial products and services. Additionally, the company boasts a strong franchise with nearly 1,200 domestic branches, 39 international branches and over 9,000 ATMs. More...

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Brandes Funds Comments on Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo Guru stock highlight
We’ve highlighted our investment in SABESP (NYSE:SBS) in past commentaries when economic fear in Brazil, coupled with a severe drought, brought the market valuation for the company down to what we considered attractive levels. However, there have been a number of incremental positives for SABESP over the past year, including: More...

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