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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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John Rogers' Holdings Trading Below Peter Lynch Earnings Line

Gilead Sciences among undervalued stakes with 34% margin of safety

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Ariel Investment LLC, the investment firm he started in 1983. The portfolio is composed of 189 stocks, and the following are a few of his holdings that are trading with a very wide margin of safety, according to the Peter Lynch earnings line.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) is trading at about $100 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $153, giving it a margin of safety of 34%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 9.24 and is ranked higher than 91% of companies in the Global Biotechnology industry. The stock price is currently 18.55% below its 52-week high and 16.92% above its 52-week low.

The company is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes new medicines for different medical sectors. With each new discovery and experimental drug candidate, it seeks to improve the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases around the world.

Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.23% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Graham Holdings Co. (GHC) is trading at about $474 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $1,112.92, giving it a margin of safety of 57%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 15.26 and is ranked higher than 64% of companies in the Global Education & Training Services industry. The stock price is currently 34.48% below its 52-week high and 0.31% above its 52-week low.

Graham is an education and media company. Kaplan Inc., a subsidiary of the company, provides educational services for students and professionals, both domestically and outside the U.S.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 11.92% of outstanding shares, followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.84%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.01% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%.

Tegna Inc. (TGNA) is trading at about $25 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $63.2, giving it a margin of safety of 60%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 5.88 and is ranked higher than 90% of companies in the Global Broadcasting - TV Industry. The stock price is currently 34.04% below its 52-week high and 19.15% above its 52-week low.

The company is an international media and marketing solutions company with diverse local content providers in the U.S.

Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 6.75% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.31%, John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.96% and Manning & Napier Advisors with 2.5%.

MSG Networks Inc. (MSGN) is trading at about $20 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $36.1, giving it a margin of safety of 44%.

The stock is trading with a forward PE of 10.47 and is ranked higher than 79% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. The stock price is currently 23.47% below its 52-week high and 19.12% above its 52-week low.

The company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the sports, entertainment, and media businesses in the U.S. The company operates in three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.47% of outstanding shares, followed by Rogers with 2.24%, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.17% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.34%.

Viacom Inc. (VIAB) is trading at about $41 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $67.7, giving it a margin of safety of 40%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 9.13 and is ranked higher than 84% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. The stock price is currently 47.70% below its 52-week high and 12.17% above its 52-week low.

The company is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences through television content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 165 countries and territories.

Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 2.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.19%, NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69% and Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) is trading at about $39 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $90.6, giving it a margin of safety of 57%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 9.36 and is ranked higher than 95% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. The stock price is currently 20.33% below its 52-week high and 4.99% above its 52-week low.

The company creates, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR) is trading at about $5.70 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $10.3, giving it a margin of safety of 45%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 8.22 and is ranked higher than 87% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. The stock price is currently 67.52% below its 52-week high and 1.25% above its 52-week low.

It is a specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts in North America. It directly imports merchandise from many countries, and sells a variety of decorative accessories, furniture collections, bed and bath products, candles, housewares and other seasonal assortments in its stores.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.91% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.3%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%.

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB) is trading at about $7.30 per share, while the Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair price of $21.1, giving it a margin of safety of 66%.

The stock is trading with a PE of 5.72 and is ranked higher than 89% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry. The stock price is currently 47.14% below its 52-week high and 20.13% above its 52-week low.

It provides financial products and services in Brazil. It provides investment banking, consumer credit card, real estate financing, leasing, foreign exchange and foreign trade financing services.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.11% of outstanding shares, followed by Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Rogers with 0.02% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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