John Keeley

John Keeley

Last Update: 2014-04-04

Number of Stocks: 407
Number of New Stocks: 40

Total Value: $5,880 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 13%

Countries: USA
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John Keeley' s Profile & Performance

Profile

John Keeley is President and Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Keeley Asset Management Corp., a registered investment advisor that he established in 1982.

Web Page:http://www.keeleyfunds.com

Investing Philosophy

John Keeley seeks capital appreciation through long-term value investing in small-cap stocks. He emphasizes the purchase of companies undergoing corporate redevelopment such as spin-offs, companies emerging from bankruptcy, securities trading below actual or perceived book-value, savings & loan and insurance conversions, and distressed utilities.

Total Holding History

Performance of Small Cap Value Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201334.6331.553.1
201223.8115.48.4
2011-7.292.08-9.4
3-Year Cumulative54.5 (15.6%/year)55 (15.7%/year)-0.5 (-0.1%/year)
201025.9815.0610.9
200921.6726.46-4.8
5-Year Cumulative136.9 (18.8%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)11.4 (1.1%/year)
2008-40.18-37-3.2
20077.175.611.6
200619.5515.793.8
200516.124.9111.2
200432.941220.9
10-Year Cumulative180.2 (10.9%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)76.1 (3.5%/year)
200318.6528.7-10.1
20022.72-22.124.8
200115.12-11.927.0
20006.61-9.115.7
19993.3221-17.7
15-Year Cumulative333.1 (10.3%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)234.8 (5.6%/year)
199812.9928.6-15.6
19970.5233.4-32.9
19969.4223-13.6
19950.9437.6-36.7
1994-7.021.3-8.3
20-Year Cumulative405.2 (8.4%/year)483.2 (9.2%/year)-78 (-0.8%/year)

Top Ranked Articles

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Insider Buys at 52-Week Highs
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John Keeley Buys Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Century Aluminum Co., Investment Technology Group In, Sells U-store-it Trust, Mcmoran Exploration Co., Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.
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John Keeley Buys NBTY Inc., NCR Corp., CIT Group Inc., The First American Corp., Sells ABB Ltd., Corning Inc., Exelon Corp. John Keeley Q1 Portfolio Update: Buys AAN, ADTN, ART, BP, C, CASY, CIT, CLF
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Commentaries and Stories

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Torchmark: More of the Same for Higher Profits?
Torchmark Corporation (TMK)’s sustainable business model hit a bump in the road last year, when its health care subsidiary Liberty National Life reported a high agent turnover, causing a drop in sales. However, in an effort to improve agent retention, management reacted quickly, introducing new training, recruiting and sales processes, in addition to adding new managerial positions, so as to produce more qualified agents. Although it will take time until the situation is reversed, the company’s strategy has already shown results, increasing its agent count by 8% during fourth quarter fiscal 2013, and thereby boosting health sales by 2%. Furthermore, while life sales declined by 5%, a consequence of a 3% decline in agent count at the American Income Agency, the firm’s direct response channel was successful in offsetting these results, generating an 8% increase year over year in new sales. More...

HEALTH CARE,INSURANCE,LIFE INSURANCE,HEALTH INSURANCE,MEDICARE,


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What´s Behind Iron Mountain's Earnings Growth
Iron Mountain (IRM) stores records, primarily paper documents and data backup media, and provides information management services. The company’s information management services are divided into three main service categories: records management services, data protection and recovery services; and information destruction services. The company provides its services to commercial, legal, banking, health care, accounting, insurance, entertainment and government organizations. More...

LONG, STORAGE, BACKUP, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT


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5-Year Lows: Ruckus Wireless Inc., Alpha Natural Resources Inc., Aviv REIT Inc. and Ply Gem Holdings Inc.
According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their five-year lows: Ruckus Wireless Inc., Alpha Natural Resources Inc., Aviv REIT Inc. and Ply Gem Holdings Inc. More...

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A Stock Recommended by Analysts, Not Bought by Gurus
Sometimes a series of conditions coincide to give prospect investors the opportunity to collect rewards. For example, finding a market leading firm with stock selling at a discount and high earnings per share does not occur daily. The situation is all the more particular when analysts at financial institutions give the stock a positive review and expansion plans continue to be announced by management. Today, all that points straight at Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP). The largest independent owner and operator of petroleum product pipelines in the U.S. has however, not seen much transactions by gurus since the third quarter of 2013. So, why have gurus not bought into this stock when analysts continue to recommend it? More...

ENERGY, GAS, MIDSTREAM


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Five-Year Lows: LinnCo LLC, Suburban Propane Partners LP, Fresh Market Inc. and Molycorp Inc.
According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: LinnCo LLC, Suburban Propane Partners LP, Fresh Market Inc, and Molycorp Inc. More...

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A Bourbon King with an Interesting Future
As the U.S. spirits category steadily gains share of the average American’s yearly alcohol consumption, the largest spirit manufacturers continue to grow. Although some brands in the market enjoy particular financial health, such as Diageo Plc (ADR) (DEO) ($80 billion market cap) and Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B) ($19 billion market cap), in the article below I focus on a somewhat smaller, but not less profitable company. The talk is of Beam Inc. (BEAM), which is set to be acquired by the Japanese firm Suntory by the end of 2014’s second quarter. More...

SPIRITS,ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES,SUNTORY,BOURBON,LIQUOR


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Keeley Alternative Value Fund Fourth Quarter Commentary
Fourth Quarter, 2013 Commentary In the fourth calendar quarter of 2013, the KEELEY Alternative Value Fund (KALVX) increased 5.72 percent compared to a 8.83 percent rise for th e Russell 2500 Value Index and a 10.51 percent incline for the S&P 500 Index. For the full year ending December 31, 2013, the Keeley Alternative Value Fund rose 21.47 percent co mpared to a 33.32 percent rise in the Russell 2500 Value Index, and a 32.39 percent rise in the S&P 500 Index. The fourth quarter capped off a remarkable year for equities in 2013. After strong results in 2012 and a number of concerning political and economic issues, the fo urth quarter completed an impressive climb in 2013 that seemed to surprise many investors. U.S. equities have more than doubled since the lows set in 2009 and the S&P 500 Index pr oduced its best return in 2013 in nearly fteen years. Small-cap stocks were even better, se tting record highs in 2013 as higher-beta stocks outperformed for much of the year. The long- side of the portfolio generated solid absolute and relative returns for the quarter and f or the year, outpacing the Russell 2500 Value Index over both time periods. However, Broadm ark was partially More...

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John Keeley Comments on NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NCR) was the Fund's largest detrac tor during the fourth quarter, falling over 14 percent and detracting 25 basis points of return . The nancial technology company delivered a slightly weaker than expected quarter t hat surprised us as well as the Street. They reafrmed guidance which implies a strong fourth qu arter and suggested that cash ows will continue to be cautiously managed. Since we like th e business and valuation, as well as the improved balance sheet, we are inclined to stay the course. More...

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John Keeley Comments on Bancorp South
Bancorp South (BXS) was another position that made a positive contribution during the quarter and for the year. In 2013, the regional ban k climbed over 61 percent and added 91 basis points of return to the portfolio. The compan y produced a very solid quarterly earnings report and remains a core restructuring holding fea turing a new CEO, Dan Rollins, who comes from a successfully run bank in Texas, Prospe rity Bank. We believe there are consider- able operating costs that can be taken out of the b ank over a multi-year period so we remain very positive on the stock and believe it should pr oduce earnings upside over the next few years. More...

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John Keeley Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group
Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) was the Fund's best performing position in the fourth quarter and for all of 2013. Over the past year the stock g ained over 240 percent and added 212 basis points of return. The fast-food chain has con tinued to restructure after spinning off Burger King restaurants and is now successfully ach ieving organic growth. We continue to believe the stock is undervalued and expect further growth ahead. More...

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Keeley All Cap Value Fund Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary
In the fourth calendar quarter of 2013, the KEELEY All Cap Value Fund (KACVX) increased 9.39 percent compared to a 9.95 percent increase fo r the Russell 3000 Value Index. For the full year ending December 31, 2013, the Fund rose 3 5.90 percent compared to a 32.69 percent rise in the Russell 3000 Value Index. The f ourth quarter capped off a remarkable year for equities in 2013. After strong results in 2012 and a number of concerning political and economic issues, the fourth quarter completed an im pressive climb in 2013 that took many investors by surprise. U.S. equities have more than doubled since the lows set in 2009 and the S&P 500 Index produced its best return in 2013 in nearly fteen years. Small-cap stocks were even better, setting record highs in 2013 as h igher-beta stocks outperformed for much of the year. During the fourth quarter the Fund sli ghtly trailed the Russell 3000 Value Index, but outpaced the index during 2013. Overall, the past y ear the portfolio beneted from both positive stock selection and good sector allocation . The Fund's overweight position in the strong performing consumer discretionary sector ben eted returns, but stock selection in the sector More...

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John Keeley Comments on Chicago Bridge
Looking farther out, Chicago Bridge (CBI) continues to see very good activity in helping the energy sector build out terminals to export product. They are a leader in building liquified natural gas terminals and will play a large role in helping get North American gas to a hungry world market. Although our current weight in energy is modest relative to our respective indexes in each portfolio, we believe this is an exciting time to be involved in the sector. We want to make sure our shareholders have exposure to some of the companies that can benefit most from this transformational shift, and our holdings in this sector have made a strong contribution to our results in 2013. More...

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John Keeley's Keeley Funds Annual Letter to Shareholders 2013
Dear Fellow Shareholder, More...

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Will This Time-Share Exchange Business Reap Profits or Losses?
It’s difficult for any company to last several decades in the leisure industry, especially after an economic crisis or a recession arises. However, a few market giants with a diversified brand portfolio and strong international presence have managed to ride the tidal wave successfully and are now looking towards a brighter future. Interval Leisure Group Inc. (IILG) is one of these market giants. A pioneer and innovator in the vacation ownership market since 1976, the Miami-based firm operates the second-largest time-share exchange business in the world, Interval International. Today, this company’s exchange network comprises over 2,800 resorts in 75 countries, and its quality products are offered to approximately 2 million members. So, let’s see why investment gurus Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), John Keeley (Trades, More...

LEISURE,VACATION,TIME-SHARE,FOUR SEASONS,HOTELS,SHERATON,


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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: RSE, RHP, RTRX, CLMS
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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GuruFocus Names Two Dividend Growers This Week Jim Simons,John Keeley - GuruFocus Names Two Dividend Growers This Week
During the past week, GuruFocus recognized two companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to: More...

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Why Gurus Are Hot on This Energy Infrastructure Company
Investors tend to like firms that return large sums of capital to shareholders, especially when they are doing well. In the diversified industrials segment, General Electric Co (GE) is one such company. This major supplier of industrial goods for the energy management, power, oil and gas, aviation, transportation and health care sectors, has not only given shareholders back $18 million of their invested capital in 2013, but has raised the dividend by 16% for 2014. Hence, investors’ excitement regarding GE is quite understandable. More...

VESTAS,WIND,POWER,INFRASTRUCTURE,GENERAL ELECTRIC,HEALTHCARE,TRASPORTATION,AVIATION,OIL & GAS, CLEAN AIR


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Billionaires Hold Three 52-Week Lows
According the GuruFocus Value Screen for finding 52-Week Lows, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Southern Company (SO) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) are guru-owned stocks traded at or near a 52-week low. Here are the company updates and some recent trade highlights. More...

ETF, UTILITIES – REGULATED ELECTRIC, OIL & GAS - MIDSTREAM


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A Global Provider of Oilfield Services Focusing on International Operations
Texas-based Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and its subsidiaries are engaged as a supplier of technology, project management and information services to customers in the international oil and gas exploration and production industry. The company provides a range of products and services from exploration through production. The firm manages its business through Reservoir Characterization; Drilling and Production. More...

LONG, OIL, GAS, EXPLORATION, PETROL, TECH, TECHNOLOGY, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, SLB, WFT, HAL, BHI, NOV, RIG, NE, ESV, NBR, RDC, DO, HERO, HP, PTEN, CAM, CLB


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Sector Watch - Home Building: Gurus Active Chuck Royce,John Keeley - Sector Watch - Home Building: Gurus Active
In late November the National Association of Realtors reported that pending home sales slid further in October for the fifth consecutive monthly decline. Based on the Pending Home Sales Index, contract signings dropped 0.6% to 102.1 in October 2013, compared to 103.8 in October 2012. More...

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