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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of Arnold Van Den Berg

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May 16, 2022
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Arnold Van Den Berg recently filed their 13F report for the first quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-03-31.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

Since founding Century Management in 1974, Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) has handily beaten all of the indices. Mr. Van Den Berg is a value investor, and considers himself a student of Benjamin Graham.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 91 stocks valued at a total of $445,000,000. The top holdings were BRK.B(9.53%), PXD(7.83%), and GOOG(5.39%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five trades of the quarter.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc


Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NYSE:BRK.B by 48,536 shares. The trade had a 2.64% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $323.34.

On 05/16/2022, Berkshire Hathaway Inc traded for a price of $309.01 per share and a market cap of $680,092,942,000. The stock has returned 8.18% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Berkshire Hathaway Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 8.33, a price-book ratio of 1.34, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.27, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 6.45 and a price-sales ratio of 1.96.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.02, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

Enovis Corp


The guru sold out of their 96,231-share investment in NYSE:ENOV. Previously, the stock had a 2.41% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $71.27 during the quarter.

On 05/16/2022, Enovis Corp traded for a price of $62.96 per share and a market cap of $3,400,703,000. The stock has returned -11.78% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Enovis Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 49.57, a price-book ratio of 0.74, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 6.60, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 10.05 and a price-sales ratio of 0.84.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.92, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

AAR Corp


Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NYSE:AIR by 257,814 shares. The trade had a 1.83% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $43.25.

On 05/16/2022, AAR Corp traded for a price of $45.5 per share and a market cap of $1,598,633,000. The stock has returned 16.36% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, AAR Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 23.53, a price-book ratio of 1.57, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.08 and a price-sales ratio of 0.90.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.27, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 3.

EQT Corp


During the quarter,

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) bought 169,030 shares of NYSE:EQT for a total holding of 242,181. The trade had a 1.31% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $24.35.

On 05/16/2022, EQT Corp traded for a price of $39.69 per share and a market cap of $14,626,223,000. The stock has returned 90.91% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 6 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, EQT Corp has a price-book ratio of 1.78, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -13.87 and a price-sales ratio of 1.72.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.38, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 3.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co


Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NYSE:PXD by 37,564 shares. The trade had a 1.24% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $225.99.

On 05/16/2022, Pioneer Natural Resources Co traded for a price of $267.2 per share and a market cap of $64,980,505,000. The stock has returned 79.06% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Pioneer Natural Resources Co has a price-earnings ratio of 16.34, a price-book ratio of 2.75, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.68, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 8.29 and a price-sales ratio of 3.27.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.25, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 3.


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