John Rogers

Last Update: 07-10-2017

Number of Stocks: 188
Number of New Stocks: 11

Total Value: $8,505 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 5%

Countries: USA
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John Rogers Watch

  • John Rogers' Ariel Investments June Commentary

    Domestically, Ariel hunts for value primarily amongst the small- and mid-cap universes. We also scour the globe for international companies of all sizes for our international and global portfolios. The aforementioned benchmarks track the performance of these asset classes.


    At mid-year, all the major indexes have generated positive returns. While small-cap stocks have lagged year to date, June was a particularly strong month for the Russell 2000 Index. Conversely, international stocks generated a small loss for the month. Meanwhile mid- and large-cap issues continued to steadily drift higher.

      


  • Hedge Fund Managers Run Away From British American Tobacco

    British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) sells tobacco products in about 180 countries, of which it holds a leadership position in several. Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall, Lucky Strike and Rothmans account for a significant portion of its sales.


    In the first quarter of the year, several hedge fund managers had bearish sentiments toward the stock. John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) and John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) sold out. Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio), Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio), Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio), Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) have reduced their holdings.

      


  • High-Yield Stocks at Cheap Prices

    According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.


    Manning & Napier Inc.’s (MN) dividend yield is 12.58% with a payout ratio of 108%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has dropped by 44.3%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.5 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.2.

      


  • 8 Stocks With Low Prices and High Yields

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.


    Digirad Corp.’s (DRAD) dividend yield is 5.06% with a payout ratio of 6.67%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 20.5%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 131.7 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.6

      


  • The Tortoise Is in the Logo for a Reason


    “There's no statistical evidence that human beings have an ability to move in and out of the markets effectively. It's next to impossible.” -John W. Rogers Jr.

      


  • Mattel Faces the Reinvention Challenge

    After gaining a new CEO in January, Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) revealed its strategic growth plan at an investor day on June 14.


    In a presentation, management outlined a five-pillar strategy to enhance long-term growth and profitability.

      


  • 8 High Yield Stocks With Declining Prices

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.


    AstroNova Inc.’s (ALOT) dividend yield is 2.03% with a payout ratio of 57%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 7.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.2 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.1.

      


  • John Rogers' Ariel Investments May Commentary

    Ariel hunts for value amongst the small-, mid- and large-cap universes, as well as international stocks. The benchmarks above track the performance of these asset classes.

      


  • John Rogers of Ariel Fund Reduces 4 Positions

    John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio), head of Ariel Investments, has trimmed four portfolio positions exceeding 5% of outstanding shares, he reported this week.


    The group Rogers shank represents only a fraction of his $8.5 billion equity portfolios, which list 188 holdings. Two of the companies trimmed were AstroNova Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) and Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST).

      


  • John Rogers Buys Cardinal Health, Mattel, Nielsen

    John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Ariel Investment LLC, which he started in 1983. He manages a portfolio composed of 188 stocks with a total value of $8.505 billion. During the first quarter the guru bought shares in the following stocks:


    Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH)’s stake was boosted by 1,944.54% with an impact of 0.68% on the portfolio.

      


  • Worst-Performing Gurus' Stocks

    While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios.


    Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. (SSD) had a negative performance of 14.4% over the last six months. Three mutual funds hold the stock with a total weight of 0.02% on their portfolios.

      


  • John Rogers Cuts Tiffany, Franklin Resources in 1st Quarter

    John Rogers (TradesPortfolio)' Ariel Investment LLC was founded in 1983, and its portfolio is composed of 188 stocks with a total value of $8.505 billion. During the first quarter the firm sold shares of the following stocks:


    The firm reduced its shares of Kennametal Inc. (KMT) by 25.54% with an impact of -0.48% on the portfolio.

      


  • John Rogers' Ariel Investments April Monthly Commentary

    Ariel Investments picks stocks from four broad universes: small-caps, mid-caps, large-caps, and international stocks. We use the benchmarks above to track the performance of these areas on a very broad basis.

      


  • 7 Declining Stocks With High Dividend Yields

    According to the GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.


    Nuveen Pennsylvania Municipal Value Fund’s (NPN) dividend yield is 54.07% with a payout ratio of 87%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 5.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.1 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 18.6.

      


  • FPA Capital Sells DeVry, Western Digital, Helmerich & Payne

    FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio) manages a portfolio composed of 23 stocks with a total value of $500 million. The company seeks long-term growth through investing primarily in carefully selected common stocks and select fixed income securities. During the first quarter it sold shares in the following stocks:


    The guru reduced its shares in DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV) by 34.83% and the transaction had an impact of -1.79% on the portfolio.

      


  • John Rogers Comments on Dun & Bradstreet Corp

    Also, corporate credit expert Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) fell –10.62% after issuing disappointing guidance. During a mixed quarterly earnings report, the firm guided toward 1% to 3% revenue growth for 2017; Wall Street had long expected 5% growth this year. A key reason for the disappointment is the restructuring of the firm’s relationship with Salesforce.com, which will likely crimp near term growth. While recent growth has been slower than management or its investors would prefer, we think Dun & Bradstreet is well-positioned for the long term.

      


  • John Rogers Comments on Bristow Group

    Other holdings in the portfolio underperformed. Helicopter transport company supplier Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) declined –25.41% in tandem with sinking oil prices. That said, the company actually surpassed the Street’s gloomy expectations, losing $0.28 per share rather than $0.48. The stock rose on that news, but declined over the course of the quarter as oil fell from the $55 range to below $ 50. As we have said before, the commodity’s price will rise and fall, yet oil is necessary to the world; therefore we firmly believe companies will continue to need Bristow’s services.

      


  • John Rogers Comments on Kennametal

    In addition, cutting tools maker Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) surged +26.15% on solid guidance and the assumption it could benefit from a new U.S. trade policy. During the quarter, the company announced revenues would improve this year, allowing it to pare back cost-cutting. Meanwhile, Wall Street and some prominent hedge funds became more bullish on Kennametal because its overseas competitors, Iscar and Sandvik, would be hurt if U.S. trade policy became more protectionist. We admire the firm not for short- term tailwinds but for its strong positioning in a small but crucial niche business.

      


  • John Rogers Comments on Viacom

    Some stocks in the portfolio performed quite well. Media company Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) leapt +33.44% as new CEO Bob Bakish began to implement his vision. In early February, as the company announced earnings per share of $1.04 versus the $ 0.83 consensus, Bakish introduced his five-point strategy. We especially like his decision to emphasize six flagship brands: BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Paramount. A week later he underscored this point when he asked the CEO of underperforming Paramount to step down. We think focusing on what matters most is smart—and especially important at a complex, intricate organization such as Viacom.

      


  • John Rogers' Ariel Fund First Quarter 2017 Commentary

    It was a strong first quarter for equities. Foreign stocks led the way with a +7.25% gain, with large-cap U.S. stocks rising +6.07% and small-caps advancing +2.47%. The ebullience beginning with the November presidential election continued for the first two months of 2017. In March, however, international stocks kept charging while U.S. stocks went flat. And so, this quarter, both foreign and U.S. shares appear to have hit low-key inflection points. Just three months ago we wrote about the international bear market, which started in 2014. That downturn may well have ended; the MSCI EAFE Index is now up roughly +10% since mid-November. For domestic stocks, we think the plateau in March was most likely a measured response to the Federal Reserve’s quarter-point rate hike mid-month. To date, nobody knows whether the sideways move was a pause or a lasting deceleration. This quarter, Ariel Fund gained +6.56%, trouncing the Russell 2500 Value Index’s +1.62% move as well as the +3.76% rise of the Russell 2500 Index.

      


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