Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 08-13-2015

Number of Stocks: 186
Number of New Stocks: 16

Total Value: $28,521 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 6%

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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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
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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
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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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Smith Hayes Advisers Buys Visa, JP Morgan
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Smith Hayes Advisers reported a total value of its portfolio of $505.6 million, which increased by 0.51% over the previous quarter. More...

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ValueAct Started to Buy American Express
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Northstar Group Inc. Holdings bought JPMorgan and Microsoft in Q2 2015
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Cue Financial Group sold out American Express in Q2 2015
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Zenit Asset Management Ab's Sells Amazon in Q2 2015
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BTIM Corp's Top Sales in Q2 2015
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund BTIM Corp reported a total value of its portfolio of $6.56 billion, with a decrease of 2.65% since the previous quarter. During the same quarter, the fund bought 18 new stocks and increased 112 stakes as I previously reported; it also sold out 11 stocks and decreased its stake in 192 stocks. Listed below are the most heavily-weighted sales. More...

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Glenn Greenberg Adds to Familiar Stakes in First Quarter Chris Davis,Pioneer Investments - Glenn Greenberg Adds To Familiar Stakes In First Quarter
Once known as "the next Buffett," Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio), co-founder of Chieftain Capital Management, takes a deliberate, disciplined approach to his investments. He looks for companies whose growth rate is slow but steady, avoiding riskier investments that offer the possibility of great rewards as well as great losses. In the first quarter, he added to several such existing stakes in his portfolio. More...

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Chris Davis Adds to his Express Scripts Position
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund. Davis purchases durable, well-managed businesses that can be purchased at value prices and held for the long term. He looks to buy companies when they are out of favor. Express Scripts (ESRX) is one of his top ten holdings. Last quarter, he added to his Express Scripts position by buying 209,712 shares. As of March 31, his fund was holding 13,212,411 shares of the company. The following chart shows his holding history in the company. More...

LONG, Chris Davis, Express Scripts


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Chris Davis Ups Stake in JPMorgan Chase, Citizens Financial Chris Davis - Chris Davis Ups Stake In JPMorgan Chase, Citizens Financial
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American Express: A Bargain at Current Prices? Chris Davis,James Barrow - American Express: A Bargain At Current Prices?
It’s one of the financial giants, an iconic brand known worldwide. So why did American Express Credit Corporation (NYSE:AXP) recently find itself on the Guru Bargains list, and is it a bargain today? More...

CREDIT SERVICES, FINANCIAL, PAYMENTS, LONG, American Express


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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: KMI, JMP, CVA, TCO, HTH
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below: More...

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Essex Property Raises Dividend By 10.8%
In this article, let's take a look at Essex Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:ESS), a $14.09 billion market cap company, which operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust in the United States. More...

Essex Property Trust


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Chris Davis Comments on Lafarge SA
An example of an out-of-the-spotlight company in the Portfolio is Lafarge (XPAR:LG), a global cement, concrete and aggregates producer with operations throughout North America, Western Europe and emerging markets. Emerging markets account for about two-thirds of the company’s earnings and may be a key driver of long-term growth. While Lafarge does business around the globe, its operations in specific local markets often enjoy a significant barrier to competition. Transporting its products over long distances is costly and impractical and, as a result, competition is limited to firms that operate in a specific region. From a financial perspective Lafarge in our view is still earning below its potential largely as a result of the recent recession, which may make the company’s stock even less expensive than it appears. Key to our investment is that some 35% of its shares are controlled by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and the investor Nassef Sawiris, which we view as a significant long-term advantage. Lafarge recently announced its intention to merge with the Swiss-based cement company Holcim (XSWX:HOLN). More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Heineken Holding NV
The final example of a global market leader is Heineken (XAMS:HEIO), one of the world’s top beer brewers. Founded in Amsterdam in 1864 the company today operates globally selling beer in more than 70 countries and has more than 200 brands including Amstel, Dos Equis, Kingfisher, and Newcastle as well as its namesake. Although headquartered in a relatively small country, Heineken became a leading exporter of beer to other countries starting as early as the 1920s, and today the company’s reach is truly global. For example, Heineken sells more beer in Africa than it does in the United States. As beer sales growth has been flat in most developed economies over the past decade, we believe Heineken’s established position in developing and frontier markets may be a key to the company’s continued success. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Nestle SA
Another example of a global market leader is Swiss-based Nestlé (XSWX:NESN, NSRGY). Its portfolio of brands, mostly serving the global food and beverage market segments, include Gerber baby food products, Poland Spring water and Purina pet food, among many others. Nestlé sales show broad geographic diversification with revenues spread almost evenly among the United States, Europe and emerging economies. The company has a long history of disciplined capital allocation and regularly returns cash to shareholders through share buybacks and annual dividends. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Diageo PLC
An example of a global market leader in the Portfolio is Diageo (LSE:DGE, DEO), the world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage company. Based in Great Britain, Diageo is a truly global business operating in more than 180 countries with only about a third of its sales in North America and ample exposure throughout the developing world. The company owns an array of strong brands in the spirits, wine and beer categories including Smirnoff, Ketel One, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, and Guinness. Solely focused on the alcoholic beverage business and capably managed, Diageo has returned capital to shareholders both through share buybacks and dividends. More...

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Davis International Fund 2015 Annual Review
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Chris Davis' Top 5 New Buys in Q4 Chris Davis - Chris Davis' Top 5 New Buys In Q4
Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) leads Davis Advisors, an employee-owned investment firm founded in 1969. The firm takes a long-term investing approach, paying careful attention to valuations. More...

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