Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 2014-11-12

Number of Stocks: 185
Number of New Stocks: 21

Total Value: $32,192 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 8%

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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Growth Will Come From Emerging Markets
In this article, let's take a look at Praxair Inc. (PX), a $37.84 billion market cap company, which is the largest producer of industrial gases in North and South America. It also provides ceramic and metallic coatings. More...

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A Freeport-McMoRan Buy Recommendation Is a Matter of Time
In this article, let's take a look at Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), a $30.43 billion market cap company that deals in the mining of copper, gold and molybdenum. More...

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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: IBM, BBL, SAN, ABEV, RIO
According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. More...

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Whole Foods' Earnings Exceed Expectations Chris Davis,Jim Simons - Whole Foods' Earnings Exceed Expectations
In recent years, American consumers have shown a preference for healthier food options, whether they eat at home or elsewhere. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market (WFM) has been striving to serve the segment of the market that wants to eat natural organic foods at home, but, in these trying economic times, price has continued to be a barrier for many. More...

Whole Foods, Retail, Grocery, Sprouts, Walmart, Target


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Why You Should Look at Nike?
In this article, let's take a look at Nike, Inc. (NKE), a $78.31 billion market cap company, whichis the world's leading designer and marketer of high-quality athleticfootwear, athletic apparel and accessories. More...

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Chris Davis New York Venture Fund Fall Review 2014
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These Two Sectors Have Weathered The Storm Brian Rogers,Chris Davis - These Two Sectors Have Weathered The Storm
At its worst yesterday, October 15, the S&P 500 just missed official correction territory when it bounced back up from 1820, a 9.9 percent drop from the recent high of 2019. In an effort to find stocks that might withstand any further beatings, I used the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener to discover which stocks have held their ground. I simply searched for S&P 500 stocks that were within 5 percent of their 52-week highs. From there, I used the Valuation Map that gives me the ability to quickly view the results based on sectors. More...

Correction, Real estate, Utilities


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At 40% Above its Intrinsic Value, FedEx is a Buy
In this article, let´s consider FedEx Corporation (FDX), a $46.6 billion market cap company that has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively overvalued (PE 23.9x vs Industry Median 22.8x). More...

FedEx


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Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: EC, SINA, NSR, CROX
According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Ecopetrol SA, SINA Corp, NeuStar Inc, and Crocs Inc. have all reached their 3-year lows. More...

WEEKLY, 3, YEAR, LOW, HIGHLIGHTS


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DGX: A Healthy Diagnosis Chris Davis - DGX: A Healthy Diagnosis
How much are you paying for the revenue of companies in your portfolio? The less you pay per dollar of revenue, the better. Why? Because revenue translates into earning power, and as we know, when earnings grow, they pull up stock prices. As with almost any asset, buying for less is best if it's an investment of some kind. More...

HEALTH CARE, DIAGNOSTICS & RESEARCH, LONG, P/S


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Widely Held Guru Stocks Trading In Europe Chris Davis,PRIMECAP Management - Widely Held Guru Stocks Trading In Europe
As pointed out by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), the percentage of total market cap relative to the U.S. GNP is “probably the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment.” GuruFocus has taken this comment a step further and applied it to the global markets. Twenty different global markets were analyzed, including the U.S. More information the valuations can be found at the following link: Global Market Valuations. An interesting aspect of the global valuations is that the U.S. markets have the lowest projected annual returns over the next eight years, with an implied annual return of 0.9 percent, including dividends. More...

International investing


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Chris Davis Comments on Kühne & Nagel International AG
A current contrarian investment is Kuehne+Nagel (XSWX:KNIN), one of the world’s leading freight forwarders, whose business is currently out of favor due to the slowdown in global trade that we believe will be a temporary headwind. This Swiss-based company works behind the scenes to arrange the transport of heavy cargo typically from a manufacturer in one part of the world to a buyer who may be thousands of miles away. Logistics businesses like Kuehne+Nagel not only play a critical role in global trade but also are essential in managing the increasingly complex supply chain of global multinationals. While trade volume is cyclical in nature over the short term, we believe that the long-term trend in global trade favors growth and Kuehne+Nagel is well positioned to benefit from this tailwind in the years ahead. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (XBRU:GBLB), an investment holding company listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1956, is an example of an out-of-the-spotlight business in the Portfolio. The company, whose capitalization makes it one of the largest firms in Belgium, is an investment vehicle for Belgium businessmen Albert and Gerald Frère and the Desmarais family in Canada. Groupe Bruxelles Lambert tends to concentrate its investments in a handful of mostly European public companies it believes are undervalued industry leaders. Holdings include the integrated energy and chemicals company Total, the international utility company GDF Suez, the building materials firm Lafarge, the industrial minerals company Imerys, and the global wines and spirits company Pernod Ricard, all of which are based in France. Because the stock of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert trades at a significant discount to the market value of its investments, our ownership of this stock allows us to participate in this portfolio of businesses at a steeply discounted price. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Essilor International SA
Another example of a global market leader is Essilor (XPAR:EI), the world’s leading provider of coated prescription eyeglass lenses. Based in France, the company’s reach is truly global as it operates in more than 100 countries and dominates the market on every continent. It is also an innovator with a strong global research and development effort and regularly adds to its base of more than 5,000 patents. Essilor estimates as much as two-thirds of the world’s population could be helped by corrective lenses but only about a quarter so far have corrected vision, offering the company significant growth opportunities in the years ahead. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Cie Financiere Richemont SA
An example of a global market leader in the Portfolio is Compagnie Financière Richemont (XSWX:CFR), one of the world’s leading luxury goods groups. This Swiss-based company owns some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including jewelers Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels; watchmakers Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, and IWC; and makers of fine writing instruments such as Montblanc. Richemont has been adding stores in flagship cities, a strategy that offers better brand control and higher margins than its wholesale channel. Its powerful brands provide pricing power and act as a barrier to competitors. Long term we believe Richemont is well positioned to benefit from the global wealth effect, particularly in fast-growing emerging markets. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Bank of New York Mellon
Bank of New York Mellon (BK) is a third example of the type of financial services businesses that Davis Advisors finds attractive. This company is a behind-the-scenes giant in the mundane yet durable businesses of trust services, asset custody, transaction processing, and asset management. While less widely understood than its traditional banking peers, Bank of New York Mellon is at the forefront of its industry in size and depth, operating in 35 countries with a leading $27.9 trillion under custody and/or administration. Although not in a glamorous industry, we believe its business lines are profitable, scalable, less risky, and less capital intensive than traditional banking with good long-term growth potential worldwide. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo (WFC), another representative holding in the Fund, is one of the largest and we believe best-managed financial services companies in the United States. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and consumer finance services across North America through its branch network as well as other channels. A key competitive advantage is its sizeable, low-cost retail deposit base that enables it to generate one of the highest net interest margins in the industry. We believe that risk management is a core company strength and that this business is well positioned for the years ahead. More...

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Chris Davis’ Davis Financial Fund Semi-Annual Review 2014
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Chris Davis International Fund Semi-Annual Portfolio Review Chris Davis - Chris Davis International Fund Semi-Annual Portfolio Review
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Chris Davis Opportunity Fund Research Team Commentary Q2 2014
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