Top 5 2nd Quarter Trades of Engine Capital Management, LP

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Engine Capital Management, LP recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

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.

1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, NY 10105

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 39 stocks valued at a total of $239.00Mil. The top holdings were BCOR(17.09%), WTW(14.66%), and SCPL(10.49%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were Engine Capital Management, LP’s top five trades of the quarter.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co


The guru sold out of their 3,426,418-share investment in NAS:HMHC. Previously, the stock had a 20.74% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $21.02 during the quarter.

On 08/17/2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co traded for a price of $21.03 per share and a market cap of $2.69Bil. The stock has returned 193.31% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 3 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co has a price-earnings ratio of 13.06, a price-book ratio of 8.13, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 10.68 and a price-sales ratio of 2.62.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 4.85, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 1.

EMCOR Group Inc


The guru established a new position worth 216,060 shares in NYSE:EME, giving the stock a 9.31% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $107.01 during the quarter.

On 08/17/2022, EMCOR Group Inc traded for a price of $122.4 per share and a market cap of $6.04Bil. The stock has returned 3.12% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, EMCOR Group Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 17.19, a price-book ratio of 3.08, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.83, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 9.99 and a price-sales ratio of 0.61.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.07, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 5.

Dine Brands Global Inc


The guru established a new position worth 304,215 shares in NYSE:DIN, giving the stock a 8.29% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $71.51 during the quarter.

On 08/17/2022, Dine Brands Global Inc traded for a price of $76.44 per share and a market cap of $1.20Bil. The stock has returned 2.19% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Dine Brands Global Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 14.22, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 11.97 and a price-sales ratio of 1.38.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.91, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.

CI Financial Corp


Engine Capital Management, LP reduced their investment in NYSE:CIXX by 1,676,000 shares. The trade had a 7.68% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $12.71.

On 08/17/2022, CI Financial Corp traded for a price of $12.45 per share and a market cap of $2.37Bil. The stock has returned -34.10% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 10 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, CI Financial Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 6.82, a price-book ratio of 1.80, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.05, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 7.20 and a price-sales ratio of 1.13.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.57, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.

Kohl's Corp


Engine Capital Management, LP reduced their investment in NYSE:KSS by 343,356 shares. The trade had a 5.98% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $49.21.

On 08/17/2022, Kohl's Corp traded for a price of $35.09 per share and a market cap of $4.51Bil. The stock has returned -32.24% 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, Kohl's Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 5.46, a price-book ratio of 0.98, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 4.78 and a price-sales ratio of 0.25.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.63, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.


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