CRH PLC $ 35.79 -0.73 (-2%)
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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of June 23, the following guru-held companies have high dividend yields and are trading with low price-earnings ratios.
Morgan Stanley's (MS) dividend yield is 2.98% and the payout ratio is 0.28. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has increased 8.96%. Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 0.95 and a price-earnings ratio of 9.76. The company’s average yield was 1.46% over the past 10 years.
The investment bank has a market cap of $73.95 billion. While the return on equity of 9.42% is outperforming the sector,
Investors may be interested in the following large caps as they appear to be undervalued as of Friday, Jan. 3.
These publicly traded stocks have a market capitalization of more than $10 billion, a trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio of less than 20 and a price-earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) of less than 1.
In addition to cheap market valuations, they have robust financial conditions, which reduce the risk of falling into distressed situations to extremely low levels, and their operations are highly profitable.
Sell-side analysts on Wall Street issued an overweight recommendation rating, underpinning expectations for stocks that will
Several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are above their current prices, according to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener. As of Monday, the following companies are trading with wide margins of safety and have had positive performances over the last 12 months.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is trading around $96.76 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $137.4, which suggests it is undervalued with a 30% margin of safety. Over the past three months, the stock has registered a positive performance of 7.87%.
Sometimes, the market makes mistakes. Okay, more often than not, on a long-term basis, it makes a lot of mistakes. With CRH PLC (CRH) it's making a big mistake by continuing to discount the stock. CRH is an Irish manufacturer and distributor of a broad range building materials products and while construction materials remain a fundamental building blocks of our society, CRH is likely to continue growing, despite the short-term hiccup.
The stock has hit some snags this year. From its June high the stock has lost one-third of its value, primarily due
Italian cement manufacturer Buzzi Unicem (BZZUF) (BZZUY) has been sold off with worries that Italy will quit the European Union. The company receives much of its profits from the U.S. and trades cheaply on a price-earnings basis. Buzzi looks interesting and the stock is down since January.
The stock trades for 20.75 euros ($24.16), there are 219.5 million shares and the market cap is 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion). Earnings per share were 1.77 euros last year and the price-earnings ratio is 11.7. The dividend is 0.12 euros and the dividend yield is 0.57%. The stock looks cheap on
In total, the asset management firm held 138 positions in a portfolio valued at $4 billion for a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 4%.
Brandes resigned from the firm in the first quarter in the wake of controversies over a bitter divorce. But the work at the firm continues. A disciple of Benjamin Graham, the value investor taught his partnership team to apply value investing to all portfolios. The asset managefment firm seeks to purchase out-of-favor securities that are trading at
Ibstock PLC (IBJHF) (LSE:IBST) is the largest manufacturer of bricks in the United Kingdom and receives 20% of its revenues from the U.S. The company is very profitable and holds a small monopoly as it is difficult to build new plants because of environmental regulations.
The stock trades for 3 pounds ($4.21), there are 406.42 million shares and the market cap is 1.219 billion pounds. Earnings per share were 18.1 pence and the price-earnings ratio is 16.57. The dividend is 9.1 pence and the dividend yield is 3%. So far, seems like a pretty decent valuation.
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the company in 1974. He manages multiple portfolios including U.S. equity and Global Equity. During the fourth quarter the guru traded shares in the following stocks:
The investor raised his stake in McKesson Corp. (MCK) by 1,796.26% with an impact of 2.08% on the portfolio.
The company distributes pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and health care information technology that make health care safer while reducing costs.
GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on
"Brexit" was not a crisis. Turkey is not a crisis. It could become one, although that would occur based on what is happening since the coup, not the coup itself. (More on this below.)
A crisis, from an investment standpoint, is a series of events that lead to continuing hardship for a large percentage of the population, typically contiguous to or immediately followed by recession (or worse) that continues for some time. A plague, famine, warfare in the homeland, ubiquitous Islamist terrorism - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse stuff - now those are crises.
World war, pandemics, civil war
In a number of discussions with clients and colleagues, I stated my belief that Brexit would carry the day and, indeed, if I were a Brit, that's how I would have voted.
We need to remember that the primary raison d'etre for the formation of what we today call the EU was not based on economic issues but rather security issues. After two world wars tore apart the infrastructure of European nations and left permanent scars upon its populace, those still alive swore they must never again allow their bickering to reach the point of open conflict.
The Brexit and
Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund looks for undervalued stocks in which to invest. The Fund has been pretty good at it, too, producing returns of nearly 37% in 2013 and 21% the year before.
Horn’s most noteworthy transaction of the second quarter was his sale of his 49,916-share stake in Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd. (TSE:2269), a Tokyo-based confectionary company, for an average price of ¥123.67 (about $1.03 in U.S. currency) per share. The sale had a -2.08% impact on Horn’s portfolio.
Meiji Holdings has a market cap of $1.25 trillion and an enterprise value
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Tom Dugan: So Dana, let’s discuss fixed income markets in the first half of 2015, particularly the factors that influenced returns that bonds generated over this time period. And secondary of interest, particularly among our clientele and other market participants, is interest rates generally as well as the state of credit markets, which have been quite dynamic lately. So how would you characterize fixed income markets over the course of the first half?
Dana Emery: The first half of 2015 was a tough environment for fixed income as interest rates rose
Holcim Ltd. (HCMLY) and Lafarge Coppee (LFRGY) have decided to go ahead with their plans of merging to become the world's biggest cement manufacturer, though merger plans were stalled awhile ago. The companies had last-ditch talks as investors did not favor the deal, citing unfavorable financial returns. Both the companies had faced regulatory obstacles, but now that the merger is happening, more management and financial issues are popping up.
The main question now is: Who will become the new CEO of the merged company? Rumors are rife that a Lafarge executive will be given the opportunity to fill
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