Charles Brandes

Charles Brandes

Last Update: 04-09-2018

Number of Stocks: 161
Number of New Stocks: 45

Total Value: $4,948 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 9%

Countries: USA
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Charles Brandes' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Charles Brandes is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974. He manages multiple portfolios including US equity and Global Equity. Charles Brandes is listed as #488 in the Forbes List of World's Richest People with a net worth of $2 billion. He is author of the book Value Investing Today

Web Page:http://www.brandes.com/

Investing Philosophy

Charles Brandes is a Benjamin Graham disciple. Brandes consistently applies value investing to all portfolios managed by the Partnership. He seeks to purchase out-of-favor securities that are trading at discounts to their intrinsic values, and then hold them until the market recognizes their true worth.

Total Holding History

Performance of U. S. Value Equity

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201714.9621.71-6.7
201618.6311.966.7
2015-4.361.38-5.7
3-Year Cumulative30.4 (9.3%/year)38.1 (11.4%/year)-7.7 (-2.1%/year)
201413.4513.69-0.2
201337.632.395.2
5-Year Cumulative103.6 (15.3%/year)107.9 (15.8%/year)-4.3 (-0.5%/year)
201218.54162.5
2011-1.042.11-3.1
201015.9515.060.9
20093526.468.5
2008-55.44-37-18.4
10-Year Cumulative66.6 (5.2%/year)125.8 (8.5%/year)-59.2 (-3.3%/year)
2007-15.265.49-20.8
200626.6715.7910.9
2005-4.594.91-9.5
200413.6110.882.7
200342.7828.6814.1
15-Year Cumulative176.8 (7%/year)312.8 (9.9%/year)-136 (-2.9%/year)
2002-22.08-22.10.0
200116.06-11.8927.9
200034.04-9.143.1
1999-12.4521.04-33.5
19981.6928.58-26.9
20-Year Cumulative198.7 (5.6%/year)300.8 (7.2%/year)-102.1 (-1.6%/year)
199732.9933.36-0.4
199629.4722.966.5
199520.9837.58-16.6
1994-3.541.32-4.9
19932410.0813.9
25-Year Cumulative644.2 (8.4%/year)908.6 (9.7%/year)-264.4 (-1.3%/year)
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Charles Brandes Boosts Stake in Avadel Pharmaceuticals Guru sees value in Irish pharmaceutical company
After establishing an 8.72% stake in Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:AVDL) in the fourth quarter of 2017, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Brandes Investment, further expanded his position on March 29. Read more...
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The firm of Ben Graham-enthusiast Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) announced on Wednesday that it started 13 positions in the second quarter, bringing its complete portfolio to 188 stocks valued around $6.3 billion. Read more...
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Brandes Quarterly Letter: Margin of Safety, Long-Term Thinking and Succession Planning Discussion by Charles Brandes's fund Charles Brandes - Brandes Quarterly Letter: Margin Of Safety, Long-Term Thinking And Succession Planning
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Avon Gives Board a Makeover With New Member Cosmetics company avoids proxy fight with activist investor Charles Brandes,Jeremy Grantham - Avon Gives Board A Makeover With New Member
In an effort to avoid a proxy fight with shareholders, cosmetics company Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) disclosed on Monday it is giving a board seat to activist investment firm Barington Capital. More...

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Rent-A-Center Rises After Announcing Layoffs Company’s board evaluating potential buyout Charles Brandes,Chuck Royce - Rent-A-Center Rises After Announcing Layoffs
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8 Stocks Charles Brandes Continues to Buy Guru added to these positions in the past 2 quarters Charles Brandes - 8 Stocks Charles Brandes Continues To Buy
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Alan Fournier Starts 5 Positions in 4th Quarter Guru reports quarterly portfolio Alan Fournier, Charles Brandes, David Tepper, Ray  - Alan Fournier Starts 5 Positions In 4th Quarter
Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio), former partner at David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio)’s Appaloosa Management, disclosed on Feb. 15 he initiated five new positions in fourth-quarter 2017: Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA), Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ:CZR), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) and FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG). More...

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Charles Brandes Sells Western Digital, Reduces Bank of America Position The guru's largest sales of the 4th quarter Charles Brandes - Charles Brandes Sells Western Digital, Reduces Bank Of America Position
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Charles Brandes Subscribes to Comcast in 4th Quarter Graham disciple's top three buys include two health care companies Charles Brandes - Charles Brandes Subscribes To Comcast In 4th Quarter
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, invests in companies using a Graham-style approach. During fourth-quarter 2017, the guru initiated 45 new positions, including Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Brandes' top three buys are Celestica Inc. (NYSE:CLS), Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:AVDL) and Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC). More...

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Richard Pzena’s Top 5 New Buys of the 4th Quarter Guru reports quarterly portfolio Charles Brandes,Jeremy Grantham - Richard Pzena’s Top 5 New Buys Of The 4th Quarter
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Charles Brandes Sells Telecom Italia and Invacare Corp Two sizable sales Charles Brandes - Charles Brandes Sells Telecom Italia And Invacare Corp
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio)’ Brandes Investment Partners made two substantial sales on Dec. 29, reducing its stakes in Telecom Italia SpA (NYSE:TI) and Invacare Corp. (NYSE:IVC). More...

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5 Cheap Stocks Growing Book Value World Acceptance Corp tops the list Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - 5 Cheap Stocks Growing Book Value
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5 Companies Growing in Profitability Toyota, Foot Locker top the list Jim Simons, Charles Brandes, Mario Gabelli, Ray Da - 5 Companies Growing In Profitability
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