Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 2014-02-12

Number of Stocks: 184
Number of New Stocks: 14

Total Value: $40,927 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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Chris Davis' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Davis Advisors manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes. Chris Davis is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund.

Web Page:http://www.davisfunds.com/probios.html

Investing Philosophy

Davis purchases durable, well-managed businesses that can be purchased at value prices and held for the long term (average holding period of a stock in the Davis New York Venture Fund is four to seven years). Davis focuses primarily on financial services companies. He looks to buy companies when they are out of favor.

Total Holding History

Performance of Davis Financial Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201331.4531.55-0.1
201218.1515.42.8
2011-9.022.08-11.1
3-Year Cumulative41.3 (12.2%/year)55 (15.7%/year)-13.7 (-3.5%/year)
201011.2515.06-3.8
200946.0226.4619.6
5-Year Cumulative129.5 (18.1%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)4 (0.4%/year)
2008-45.62-37-8.6
2007-5.315.61-10.9
200618.7415.792.9
20058.034.913.1
200412.11120.1
10-Year Cumulative70 (5.4%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)-34.1 (-2%/year)
200336.8628.78.2
2002-18.98-22.13.1
2001-9.15-11.92.8
200032.16-9.141.3
1999-0.8521-21.9
15-Year Cumulative124.4 (5.5%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)26.1 (0.8%/year)
199814.1728.6-14.4
199744.5333.411.1
199631.5238.5
199550.5137.612.9
1994-4.551.3-5.9
20-Year Cumulative599.4 (10.2%/year)483.2 (9.2%/year)116.2 (1%/year)
199314.8710.14.8
199232.67.625.0

Top Ranked Articles

The Washington Post is not as cheap as you think.
The stock is officially one of the ten most hated stocks in the US. These stocks have more than 35% of analysts rating them “sell”. The opinion of analysts notwithstanding, Mason Hawkins, Tom Russo, Ruane Cunniff, Chris Davis, Tom Gayner , Charles de Vaulx and Warren Buffett own shares of the company. Read more...
Kohl's- 20% off for a limited time only!
A while ago I ran a quick screen for cheap stocks with demonstrated earnings growth and a strong financial position. Often, screening for stocks leads me to small or unheard of companies, which sometimes do indeed present valuable opportunities. However, after this particular screen, one company was on my list which I needed no introduction to- Kohl’s. After a cursory analysis, I decided to research the company more thoroughly… Read more...
David Winters and Chris Davis Interviewed By Wealthtrack
David Winters and Chris Davis Interviewed By Wealthtrack. Read more...
Chris Davis Q1 Portfolio: Buys Pfizer Inc, Becton Dickinson, Activision Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Sells AFLAC Inc., Altria Group Inc.
"In a bear market you work harder, earn less, but add more value." Shelby M.C. Davis notes. Davis Funds tend to buy market leaders with strong balance sheets, "Out-of-the-spotlight" businesses and headline risk or contrarian investments. This is the Q1 portfolio of Davis Funds. Read more...
Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: CTS, UBA, UDR, WDR, CHCO
This is the group of companies who raised their dividend during the week: CTS Corp., Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Cl A, UDR, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., and City Holding Company. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes)

Another Pick by Peter Lynch
Oil prices have entered a faithful declining trend in April 2011. Until then, crude oil prices were closer to $130 per barrel of oil equivalent; today, the value has slipped below $110. As a consequence, operating margins in the oil and gas industry have been reduced. For some competitors, the new context meant renewed financial trouble. For others, however, it meant an opportunity to settle the business as competition eased somewhat. Most telling are the actions taken by Statoil (STO), a self-imposed slowdown to guarantee a sounder business model through debt reduction and improvement of reserve replacement ratio. Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) appears to be taking similar steps, and gurus with long-term positions have not modified their opinion. Last, according to the Peter Lynch’s earnings line, this is a good moment for entering a position in the company. More...

ENERGY, CANADA, OIL


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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes)

Goldman Sachs Is a Sell According to DDM Model
The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is one of the world's leading investment banking and securities companies. Its P/E ratio indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (10.3 versus the 20.5 industry mean). So now let's take a look at the intrinsic value of this company and try to explain to investors the reasons it is a good buy or not. More...

LONG, FINANCE, INVESTMENT, BANKING, SECURITIES


  • Currently 4.80/5

Rating: 4.8/5 (5 votes)

Gurus’ Most-Sold Fourth Quarter Stocks - Each at a 10-Year High George Soros,Chris Davis - Gurus’ Most-Sold Fourth Quarter Stocks - Each At A 10-Year High
In the fourth quarter of 2013, the S&P 500 hit record highs, while the majority of corporations (95) reported negative EPS guidance, and 12 issued positive EPS guidance, according to FactSet Research. The estimated earnings growth rate for all corporations for the quarter was estimated to be 6.3%, according to FactSet. The Financial sector led growth, increasing earnings by 24.2%. Energy lagged all sectors, with an 8% decline in earnings. More...

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes)

This Cable Operator Has a Clear Growth Strategy
On Dec. 31, Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) added Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), at an average price of $124.2, and currently holds 380,563 shares of the stock, worth 1.2% of his portfolio. More...

LONG, CABLE, OPERATOR, TV, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA


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Chris Davis' Davis Funds 2013 Portfolio Managers Update
The chart below summarizes results through December 31, 2013 for Davis New York Venture Fund. As the Fund’s managers, my colleagues and I at Davis Advisors have two objectives: to earn a satisfactory absolute investment return and to generate relative results in excess of the S&P 500® Index. In our view, the data in the chart below presents a mixed picture. Over virtually all periods, the Fund’s absolute returns have been satisfactory. In particular, a one year return of 35% and five year compounded annual return of 16% should be considered extraordinary.1 On a relative basis, we fell short of our goal in a number of these periods. Although both goals are important, if forced to choose between strong absolute returns in which we trailed the market or negative absolute returns in which we beat the market, we would far prefer the former. When people choose to invest rather than spend their hard earned money, their objective is generally to be able to afford something more in the future. For our shareholders, this might mean a child’s or grandchild’s education, a more comfortable retirement, a new house, or simply the peace of mind that comes from being prepared for life’s More...

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Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote)

5-year lows: Universal American Corp, Campus Crest Communities Inc, American Residential Properties Inc, and Jive Software Inc.
According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Universal American Corp, Campus Crest Communities Inc, American Residential Properties Inc, and Jive Software Inc. More...

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Rating: 4.4/5 (5 votes)

Davis Selected Advisers Chris Davis' Top Five Holdings at Year-End Chris Davis - Davis Selected Advisers Chris Davis' Top Five Holdings At Year-End
Over the past quarter Chris Davis of Davis Selected Advisers reported a total portfolio of 184 stocks valued at $40.93 billion. The guru purchased 14 new stocks over the quarter. More...

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Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes)

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: CHL, IBM, PTR, T, KO
According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. More...

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes)

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: T, PBR.A, EC, BBD, TGT
According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. More...

  • Currently 1.50/5

Rating: 1.5/5 (2 votes)

GuruFocus Real Time Picks of the Week Chris Davis,Jean-Marie Eveillard - GuruFocus Real Time Picks Of The Week
The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. This week we saw notable increases in Real Time activity from Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio) and Chris Davis (Trades, More...

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Rating: 2.3/5 (4 votes)

Sector Watch: Gurus Active on REITs at 52-Week Low
According to the GuruFocus Value Screen for finding 52-Week Lows, the real estate investment trusts or REITs sector shows 266 companies out of 475 are on a 52-week low. The sector low ratio is 0.56. More...

REITS – RETAIL, REITS – HEALTHCARE FACILITIES


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Rating: 2.7/5 (6 votes)

Groups of Gurus Hold 10-Year Low P/B Stocks - ATVI, CHL, MD Charles Brandes,Chris Davis - Groups Of Gurus Hold 10-Year Low P/B Stocks - ATVI, CHL, MD
According to the GuruFocus Value Screen that shows value strategies of stocks traded at historical low P/B ratios, Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI), Mednax Inc. (MD) and China Mobile Ltd. (CHL) are held by fairly large groups of gurus and are traded at or near their 10-year historical low P/B ratios. Here are the company updates and a few trade highlights as of the third quarter of 2013. More...

ELECTRONIC GAMING & MULTIMEDIA, TELECOM SERVICES, MEDICAL CARE


  • Currently 3.40/5

Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes)

Top Five Held Real Estate Stocks of the Third Quarter Chris Davis,John Paulson - Top Five Held Real Estate Stocks Of The Third Quarter
Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which real estate-based companies are held by the most gurus. As of the third quarter, the following five real estate companies are held by the largest number of gurus. More...

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Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes)

Six Gurus Shred IRM - Iron Mountain Update
The top guru stakeholder of Iron Mountain, Chris Davis, recently reduced his position, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Additionally, six billionaires sold out their holdings in Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) as of the third quarter of 2013, and the insiders are very active, buying and selling. More...

BUSINESS SERVICES


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Rating: 2.5/5 (4 votes)

Chris Davis’ Major Reductions Chris Davis - Chris Davis’ Major Reductions
Guru Chris Davis of Davis Selected Advisers is averaging a 12-month return of 32.92%. As of the third quarter of 2013, his portfolio lists 181 stocks, 17 of them new, a total value at $38.52 billion, with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 3%. The portfolio is weighted with top three sectors: financial services at 39.2%, consumer defensive 12.1% and technology at 1 2%. More...

MEDIA – DIVERSIFIED, AGRICULTURAL INPUTS, OIL & GAS DRILLING


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Rating: 4.0/5 (6 votes)

Chris Davis' Top Five Positions
Over the past quarter Chris Davis of Davis Selected Advisers reported a total portfolio of 181 stocks valued at $38.5 billion. The guru purchased 17 new stocks over the quarter. More...

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Rating: 4.2/5 (5 votes)

Is Jim Simons Quitting the Agricultural Industry?
Jim Simons is very well known for investing in the oil and gas industry, but his interests are also present in the agriculture industry. The closing of the soybean and corn harvest season in the U.S. and opening of the planting season in the southern hemisphere mark an important time for agricultural inputs. In this opportunity I will look at a seed and crop protection provider, Monsanto (MON), and a fertilizer producer, Intrepid Potash (IPI). More...

AGRICULTURAL INPUTS, SOYBEAN, POTASH


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Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes)

5-Year Lows: ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc., CVR Partners LP, Molycorp Inc., QR Energy LP
According to GuruFocus list of five-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their five-year lows: ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc., CVR Partners LP, Molycorp Inc. and QR Energy LP. More...

  • Currently 3.67/5

Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes)

Two American Leading Stocks in the Agriculture Industry
When looking for long-term investment, I oppose to dividing capital between two competing firms in the same sector. While some individuals find the strategy as a safeguard against total losses, I prefer to choose complementing companies. I believe the strategy is more profitable in the long run, and market synergies can be absorbed more effectively. In this case, I will analyze two market leaders: seed and crop protection producer, Monsanto (MON), and agricultural machinery manufacturer, Deere & Co. (DE). More...

AGRICULTURAL INPUTS, HEAVY MACHINERY


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Catering to Customers in the Software Industry
Innovation and friendliness are two stewards that software developers value highly in order to retain and attract customers. Applications that are easy to navigate and to use have proved to be highly valued by users. Some companies were able to meet the challenge and deliver tailor made products, among them are: Sap Aktiengesellschaft (SAP) and Adobe Systems (ADBE). But, does catering to customer preferences generate profits? More...

SOFTWARE, CLOUD, SUBSCRIPTION


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