Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 2015-02-11

Number of Stocks: 188
Number of New Stocks: 14

Total Value: $30,906 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

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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Essex Property Raises Dividend By 10.8%
In this article, let's take a look at Essex Property Trust Inc. (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
Davis Advisors’ approach to international investing More...

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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...

CHRIS DAVIS, DAVIS ADVISORS


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Chris Davis’ Davis New York Venture Fund Annual Review 2015
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UNH: A Strong Candidate for Income and Capital Appreciation Chris Davis,Dodge & Cox - UNH: A Strong Candidate For Income And Capital Appreciation
American health care is a turbulent space these days, with the Affordable Care Act, budget restraints, aging Baby Boomers, and a whole lot more. More...

HEALTH CARE, INSURANCE, LONG, UnitedHealth Group


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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
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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...

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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...

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