Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 11-12-2015

Number of Stocks: 190
Number of New Stocks: 13

Total Value: $24,055 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 11%

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 (%)
201413.0113.69-0.7
201331.4532.39-0.9
201218.15162.1
3-Year Cumulative75.5 (20.6%/year)74.6 (20.4%/year)0.9 (0.2%/year)
2011-9.022.11-11.1
201011.2515.06-3.8
5-Year Cumulative77.6 (12.2%/year)105.1 (15.5%/year)-27.5 (-3.3%/year)
200946.0226.4619.6
2008-45.62-37-8.6
2007-5.315.49-10.8
200618.7415.792.9
20058.034.913.1
10-Year Cumulative71.3 (5.5%/year)109.4 (7.7%/year)-38.1 (-2.2%/year)
200412.1110.881.2
200336.8628.688.2
2002-18.98-22.13.1
2001-9.15-11.892.7
200032.16-9.141.3
15-Year Cumulative155.7 (6.5%/year)86.4 (4.2%/year)69.3 (2.3%/year)
1999-0.8521.04-21.9
199814.1728.58-14.4
199744.5333.3611.2
199631.522.968.5
199550.5137.5812.9
20-Year Cumulative728.1 (11.1%/year)554.6 (9.8%/year)173.5 (1.3%/year)
1994-4.551.32-5.9
199314.8710.084.8
199232.67.6225.0

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Stakes Chris Davis Sold Out During the 3rd Quarter Guru sold Corporate Office Properties, NetEase and General Growth Properties
Davis Advisors Fund is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, which has successfully managed money through many environments – including periods of inflation, recession, rising and falling energy prices, rising and falling interest rates and bull and bear markets. Following are its largest sales during the third quarter. Read more...
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HP, Microsoft Have High Dividend Yields in Davis' Portfolio Transocean, CBL & Associates and Freeport-McMoRan are also on the list Chris Davis - HP, Microsoft Have High Dividend Yields In Davis' Portfolio
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Stakes Chris Davis Sold Out During the 3rd Quarter Guru sold Corporate Office Properties, NetEase and General Growth Properties Chris Davis,James Barrow,Ken Fisher,Paul Tudor Jon - Stakes Chris Davis Sold Out During The 3rd Quarter
Davis Advisors Fund is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, which has successfully managed money through many environments – including periods of inflation, recession, rising and falling energy prices, rising and falling interest rates and bull and bear markets. Following are its largest sales during the third quarter. More...

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Chris Davis' Stocks Trading Below the Peter Lynch Value Apple's margin of safety is 48%; Twenty-First Century Fox is 17% Chris Davis,Carl Icahn,David Einhorn,Ken Fisher,Ch - Chris Davis' Stocks Trading Below The Peter Lynch Value
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Davis Advisors manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes. More...

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Chris Davis Raises Stake in United Technologies by Nearly 17,000% Guru buys stake in Monsanto, sells shares of Amazon.com Chris Davis - Chris Davis Raises Stake In United Technologies By Nearly 17,000%
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Apple's New iPhone Has Massive Deal for Investors Apple's outlook is still positive despite lower guidance for Q1 2016 Carl Icahn,Chris Davis,David Einhorn,Ken Fisher - Apple's New IPhone Has Massive Deal For Investors
One of the prominent stocks most hedge fund managers like to keep in their portfolios is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Among the hedge fund managers, Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the largest holders of the stock. According to GuruFocus data, Apple makes up 21.21% of Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio. More...

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Halvorsen Buys Amazon, Sells Out Micron Technology During Q2 Most weighted trades include Google, Walgreens, Illumina Andreas Halvorsen,Chris Davis,Ken Fisher,Jeremy Gr - Halvorsen Buys Amazon, Sells Out Micron Technology During Q2
Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP, which is a global investment firm founded in 1999 and has offices in Greenwich, N.Y., Hong Kong and London and is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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CEO of Univar Inc. Buys 10,000 Shares Company reported net loss of 12 cents per share during second quarter Chris Davis - CEO Of Univar Inc. Buys 10,000 Shares
Erik Fyrwald (Insider Trades), CEO of Univar Inc. (UNVR), bought 10,000 shares of the company on Sept. 30. The average price per share was $18.75, for a total transaction cost of $187,500. Univar is a global partner dedicated to improving quality of life through products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s industries. The company has a market cap of $2.43 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.26. More...

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Chris Davis' Holdings With Wide Margin of Safety Apple among holdings that are undervalued according to the DCF calculator Chris Davis - Chris Davis' Holdings With Wide Margin Of Safety
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund, an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. He manages a portfolio composed of 186 stocks with a total value of $28,521 million. More...

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CEO of Cousins Properties Buys 27,000 Shares of Company The company's revenue has increased more than 11% since 2010 Chris Davis - CEO Of Cousins Properties Buys 27,000 Shares Of Company
Lawrence Gellerstedt (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ), bought 27,000 shares of the company on Sept. 11. The average price per share was $9.24, for a total transaction cost of $249,480. Cousins Properties is a real estate company that invests in urban office assets and mixed-use developments in the Sunbelt markets. The market cap for the company is $2.02 billion and the P/S ratio is 5.27. More...

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Davis Funds Comments on Whole Foods Market Guru stock highlight
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), the leading natural and organic grocer in America, experienced further challenges in the first half of 2015, with its stock price falling more than 20%, driven primarily by investor concerns about increasing competition from both grocers that focus on natural, minimally processed foods and traditional grocers, such as the Kroger Co. In addition to seeking­ to provide increased value to its traditional shoppers, Whole Foods has announced an initiative to build market share by more directly targeting the millennial generation (those born after 1980) and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium who are known for their preferences for value and convenience. Whole Foods believes the new chain, named 365 by Whole Foods Market in reference to the company’s popular private label brand, has the same market potential as the Whole Foods Market chain. While the company has not been specific about the number of stores it plans to roll out in total, opening just eight hundred “365” locations combined with the eight hundred additional locations anticipated for the original Whole Foods More...

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Davis Funds Comments on Nabors Industries Ltd. Guru stock highlight
As noted in our year-end 2014 report, the performance of our energy holdings hurt performance late last year. These companies continued to be a contributor to the Fund’s relative performance, both on the upside and the downside, during the first half of 2015. The severe dislocation in the energy markets presented an opportunity to increase our investment in Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR), an independent contract driller known primarily as a leading provider of high specification land drilling rigs, at prices not seen since the 2009 recession. More...

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Davis Appreciation and Income Fund Semiannual Review 2015 Davis Funds managers discuss performance for quarter ended June 30 Chris Davis - Davis Appreciation And Income Fund Semiannual Review 2015
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Davis Funds Comments on American Express Guru stock highlight
American Express (NYSE:AXP) is another representative holding in the Portfolio. This global financial services firm combines a strong, upscale charge card brand with ownership of the underlying payment network to create a unique business model. The company attracts some of the most desirable cardholders whose affluence leads to average spending about three times as great as ordinary bank cards. American Express reinforces this higher charge card spending with a market-leading cardholder rewards program, creating a virtuous circle of higher spending and higher rewards. The company earns much of its revenue from the transaction or interchange fees it charges merchants that accept its card. Because its payment network is wholly owned, American Express avoids sharing this important revenue source, generating significantly better economics than the payment networks of its competitors whose interchange fees are shared with banks. Recently, American Express announced it will not renew its exclusive arrangement as the only credit card accepted at U.S. Costco stores. While More...

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Davis Funds Comments on Markel Corporation Guru stock highlight
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), a specialty provider of nonstandard property and casualty (P&C) and life insurance products, is another example of a holding in the Portfolio. Markel generally underwrites policies in certain less competitive niche markets where it has developed significant expertise over many years, including P&C coverage for museums and private libraries, child care centers and camps, historic homes, private schools, and horse farms and riding clubs, among other niche markets. The company has also been successful in reinvesting the “float” (cost-free funds generated from premiums held on behalf of policyholders) provided by its insurance operations not only in stocks but also through the purchase of entire companies. By operating unobtrusively and shrewdly in its underwriting niches while earning good investment returns, Markel has created significant wealth for long-term shareholders. More...

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Davis Funds Comments on Wells Fargo Guru stock highlight
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), a representative holding in the Portfolio, is one of the largest and in our view one of the best-managed financial services companies in the United States, serving one in three households nationwide.1 Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and consumer finance services across North America through its extensive branch network as well as other channels such as loan and wealth management offices, call centers and the Internet. A key competitive advantage is Wells Fargo’s sizeable, low-cost retail deposit base that enables it to generate one of the highest net interest margins in the industry. Wells Fargo has strong capital ratios, is a smart risk manager and is well positioned for continued growth over the years ahead. More...

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Davis Financial Fund Semi-Annual Review 2015 Fund managers discuss Wells Fargo, Markel, American Express Chris Davis - Davis Financial Fund Semi-Annual Review 2015
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Davis Funds Comments on Amazon.com Inc. Guru stock highlight
In the cases mentioned above, our different point of view is based on an analysis of accounting and financial statements. In other cases, our different view of a company’s earnings power is based on research about the company’s business model and culture. In such cases, the valuation adjustments we make depend on judgment and informed opinions rather than accounting facts. Perhaps the best example of such qualitative adjustments concerns our analysis of Amazon.com, a company that looks very expensive based on reported earnings but that we believe is attractively valued based on true earnings power. More...

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Davis New York Venture Fund Fall Review 2015 Update from Portfolio Managers Christopher Davis and Danton Goei Chris Davis - Davis New York Venture Fund Fall Review 2015
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Chris Davis Acquires Nearly 24 Million Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Chris Davis - Chris Davis Acquires Nearly 24 Million Shares Of Cabot Oil & Gas
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager for Davis Financial Fund, favors stable businesses that are well managed and available at value prices when he seeks investment opportunities. His approach has been pretty successful at Davis Financial Fund, which has recorded returns of 13.01%, 31.45% and 18.15% in 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively. More...

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