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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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9 Stocks Charles Brandes Continues to Buy

Guru increased these holdings in the last 2 quarters

Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, the firm he started in 1974. In both first-quarter 2017 and fourth-quarter 2016, the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

Ciber Inc. (CBRIQ)

During fourth-quarter 2016, the guru increased his position by 8.01%. He boosted it by 531.42% in the first quarter of 2017. The guru holds 0.45% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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Ciber is an information technology services company. 

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 1.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

ARC Document Solutions Inc. (NYSE:ARC)

Brandes increased his stake by 21.90% during fourth quarter, and increased it by 26.86% in the first quarter. The guru holds 0.05% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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ARC provides document management solutions to businesses.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.3% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 5.51% and Jones with 0.06%.

First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP)

During the fourth quarter, the guru increased the holding by 23.66%. In the first quarter, he increased it by 25.10%. Brandes holds 0.07% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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First BanCorp is a financial holding company.

Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 9.16% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.42%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02%, Jones with 0.03% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) 0.02%.

magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (CALL)

Brandes increased his stake by 19.30% during the fourth quarter, and by 19.24% in the first quarter. The guru holds 0.11% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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magicJack provides cloud-based communication services, including VoIP services.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 5.63% of outstanding shares, followed by Jones with 0.12%.

Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ:ALSK)

During the fourth quarter, Brandes increased his position by 16.34%. In the first quarter, he increased it by 55.80%. The guru holds 0.93% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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Alaska Communications provides integrated communications services to consumers in Alaska.

Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 3.41% of outstanding shares.

VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ:VOXX)

Brandes increased his stake by 67.20% during the fourth quarter, and again by 12.79% in the first quarter. The guru holds 0.18% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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VOXX manufactures, distributes and markets rear-seat entertainment devices, home theater systems and music systems, among others.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Royce with 7.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Kahn Brothers (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.3% and Simons with 1.09%.

Computer Task Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CTG)

During the fourth quarter, the guru increased the position by 6.18%. He expanded it by by 86.51% in the first quarter. Brandes holds 9.6% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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Computer Task is an IT solutions and staffing services company.

Simons is another notable shareholder of the company among the gurus with 2.76% of outstanding shares.

Harte-Hanks Inc. (NYSE:HHS)

During the fourth quarter, Brandes added 17.79% to his stake. In the first quarter, he increased the position by 55.58%. The guru holds 0.11% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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Harte-Hanks is a multi-channel marketing company.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 2.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 1.16% and Jones with 0.04%.

Aware Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE)

During the fourth quarter, Brandes increased the holding by 14.54%, and increased it by 20.04% in the first quarter. The guru holds 0.1% of the company’s outstanding shares.

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Aware provides software and services to the biometrics industry.

Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 4.12% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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