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9 Stocks Charles Brandes Continues to Buy

The guru purchased these stocks in the last 2 quarters

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Aug 29, 2017
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Brandes Investment Partners' 

Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) bought the following stocks in both the first and second quarters:

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (

GTE, Financial)

In the first quarter, Brandes increased the holding by 16.0% and by 74.60% in the second quarter. The guru holds 0.03% of outstanding shares.

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The energy company produces oil and gas in Colombia, Brazil and Peru.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.93% of outstanding shares followed by

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.07% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Avon Products Inc. (

AVP, Financial)

In the first quarter, Brandes increased his position by 5.46% and then added another 46.44% in the second quarter. The guru holds 0.06% of outstanding shares.

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Avon manufactures and sells beauty products. The company’s brands are known all over the word and include ANEW, Avon Color and Avon Care.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.34% of outstanding shares followed by

Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.3%, Simons 1.51%, Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.23%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.82% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (ALEX)

In the first quarter, the guru raised his holding by 0.78% and in the second quarter increased it by 55.21%. The guru holds 0.08% of outstanding shares.

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Alexander & Baldwin is a real estate company that operates in the U.S. managing retail and office properties.

Simons is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.12% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Houston Wire & Cable Co. (HWCC)

In the first quarter, the guru increased the position by 3.54% and by 23.13% in the second quarter. The guru holds 2.16% of outstanding shares.

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The company is a provider of electrical and mechanical wire and cable to the U.S. market. It also manufactures hardware and industrial fasteners

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.26% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.61%.

Orion Group Holdings Inc. (ORN)

The position was increased by 6.05% in the first quarter. In the second quarter it was increased by 24.66%. The guru holds 1.19% of outstanding shares.

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Orion Group Holdings provides a wide range of services and solutions in the marine construction area as well as design and specialty services.

Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.65% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 1.98%.

Speedway Motorsports Inc. (TRK)

Brandes increased his position by 22.40% during the first quarter and by 38.74% in the second quarter. The guru holds 0.45% of outstanding shares.

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Speedway Motorsports is a promoter of motorsports activities in the U.S.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.85% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.6% and Gabelli with 0.13%.

Resources Connection Inc. (RECN)

In the first quarter, the guru increased his stake by 9.58% and in the second quarter increased it by 51.21%. The guru holds 1.22% of outstanding shares.

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It is a multinational consulting firm. It provides professional services and problem solving solutions to its client in the areas of accounting, finance, risk and compliance management.

Royce is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 7.95% of outstanding shares followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.18% and

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%.

FTI Consulting Inc. (FCN)

The position was increased by 18.44% in the first quarter. In the second quarter the guru increased it by 42.14%. The guru holds 0.69% of outstanding shares.

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FTI Consulting along with its subsidiaries is a business advisory firm. It specializes in the fields of corporate finance/restructuring, forensic and litigation consulting, economic consulting, technology and strategic communications.

Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) is another notable shareholder among the gurus with 0.34% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.14% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)

In the first quarter, Brandes raised his stake by 79.48% and in the second quarter increased it by 23.81%. The guru holds 0.48% of outstanding shares.

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Chesapeake Energy explores, develops, acquires and produces natural oil and gas.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.79% of outstanding shares followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.2%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.82%, Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%, David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39% and Grantham with 0.05%.

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

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