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Guru stock highlight

We believe new portfolio holding Dolby Laboratories (DLB) fits this bill. Dolby’s brand has become increasingly known for premium audio in movie theaters, but its pervasive technologies underpin the audio experience consumers enjoy across a host of devices, including televisions, sound bars, computers and mobile phones. Installations of Dolby’s highly visible theater systems have understandably come to a halt during the pandemic, but this hiatus has overshadowed the steadier parts of Dolby’s business and degree to which content creators increasingly treat their audio technologies as industry standard. We also see potential should health concerns permanently shift consumer preferences toward

20 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-30 16:27
Discussion of markets and holdings

The Hickory Fund returned +18.24% in the second calendar quarter compared to +24.61% for the Russell Midcap Index (the Fund’s primary benchmark). For the calendar year to date, the Fund returned -14.50% compared to -9.13% for the Russell Midcap.

Last quarter, we described the investment backdrop as suffering from the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. Stock prices plummeted as the economy ground to a halt. Investors understood that the lockdown would inevitably lead to a recession but could not predict the depth or duration of the downturn. Against this backdrop, we adopted a cautious posture. Through its massive, late March

43 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-30 16:18
These businesses have solid financial conditions

Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, recommended screening for stocks that have a current ratio of more than 2 and more working capital than long-term debt, as these measures indicate solid balance sheets.

These two metrics tell whether the company can generate enough financial resources to run the business and pay back both short-term and long-term lenders.

The current ratio is calculated by dividing total current assets by total current liabilities. The working capital is the difference between total current assets and total current liabilities.

Thus, investors may want to consider the following stocks, as they represent companies that

116 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-06-25 14:20
Stocks to consider as investors gear up for NFL Draft at home

In light of investors and sports fans gearing up for the 2020 NFL Draft, four entertainment and interactive media companies that have high financial strength and operating margins outperforming industry competitors are Autohome Inc. (ATHM), Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Facebook Inc. (FB) according to the All-in-One Screener, a GuruFocus Premium feature.

NFL conducts draft remotely due to coronavirus outbreak

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in March that due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to over 800,000 cases in the U.S. as of Thursday according to John Hopkins University statistics, the 2020

551 Views    James Li    2020-04-23 21:10
The wealthiest people don’t always have the biggest salaries. And the wealthiest companies aren’t necessarily those with the best earnings lately

The wealthiest people don’t always have the biggest salaries. And the wealthiest companies aren’t necessarily those with the best earnings lately.

I believe that companies with a great balance sheet deserve recognition. So, in 2001 I started compiling an annual list of Balance Sheet Powerhouses. To make it, a company needs to have:

  • A market value of $1 billion or more.
  • $300 million in current assets.
  • Debt less than 10% of stockholders’ equity.
  • A current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) of 2.0 or better.
  • Earnings of at least 10 cents a share in the latest fiscal year.
281 Views    John Dorfman    2020-02-10 21:15
Stocks to consider ahead of the Super Bowl, a golden period for advertising

In light of the Super Bowl, a game that draws massive TV viewership, four diversified media companies with high financial strength and returns on invested capital are Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB), Imax Corp. (IMAX), New York Times Co. (NYT) and Saga Communications Inc. (SGA) according to the All-in-one Screener, a GuruFocus Premium feature.

Super Bowl brings a golden period for advertising

The 2020 Super Bowl takes place between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. According to CBS Sports.com, the Super Bowl is “more than just a football game”: As one of

336 Views    James Li    2020-01-31 22:47
Guru's largest buys of the 3rd quarter

MFP Investors founder Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) bought shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

Dolby Laboratories

During the quarter, the guru boosted his Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB) holding by 27.71%. The portfolio was impacted by 1.35%.

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The company, which develops audio and surround sound for cinema and home audio systems, has a market cap of $6.99 billion and an enterprise value of $6.08 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of

203 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-11-25 17:28
Largest insider trades of the week

The GuruFocus All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the Insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to “$200,000+,” the duration to “July 2019” and All Insider Sales to “$200,000+.”

According to these filters, the following are trades from company insiders last week.

Directors Charles D. Morgan and Patrick Terrell bought a combined 2,317,000 shares of Inuvo Inc. (INUV) for an average price of 32 cents per share on July 15.

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The advertising company has a market cap of $15.46 million and an

590 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-07-19 15:15
The company’s strategy may catalyze its financial performance

Increasing investment in the customer experience could improve AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.'s (AMC) financial prospects. The company is refurbishing its theaters and adding new technological improvements, while also seeking to become increasingly efficient through stronger back-office systems.

It’s A-List subscription program has proven to be popular and is due to deliver a profit one year earlier than expected. Price increases and the marketing opportunities provided by its AMC Stub loyalty program could help it to outperform rival services.

After rising 8% in the last year versus a 5% increase for the S&P 500, the stock appears to have investment potential.

109 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2018-11-19 20:20
Out-of-favor stocks top the buy list, including an energy stock that pays one of the highest dividends among peers

Leucadia National (Trades, Portfolio) has announced its initiation of three positions as part of its first-quarter portfolio.

The asset manager opened positions in struggling media company Discovery Inc. (DISCK). It also invested in a wireless manufacturer, GCI Liberty (GLIBA), that raise some red flags on the financial metrics that are scrutinized by GuruFocus screeners. In addition, the Leucadia team bought shares of Dominion Energy Inc. (D), an energy distributor that boasts of one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems.

But Leucadia's largest buy was the SPDR Select Sector Fund Utilities exchange-traded fund (XLU). It bought

650 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-05-21 19:07
Guru's largest sales of the 4th quarter

Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio), leader of MFP Investors, sold shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The guru reduced his BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (BMCH) stake by 15.75%, impacting the portfolio by -1%.

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The diversified lumber and building materials distributor has a market cap of $1.36 billion and an enterprise value of $1.77 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 7.23% and return on assets (ROA) of 3.43% are underperforming 52% of

108 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-02-21 20:09
The founder and manager of MPF Investors combines value and special situation investing

“A good time to start in [the investing] business is when markets are terrible…. We wait for bad news… I love to read about losses.” --Michael Price

Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) started out as a $200-per-week research assistant. He went on to become, at one point at least, the 271st richest person in the world.

He went from one end of the wealth scale to the other by becoming an investment manager and outperforming most of his peers. Or, did he?

Who is Price?

The guru was born

421 Views    Robert Abbott    2017-12-11 20:20
The company demonstrated top-line growth thanks to DTS acquisition

Xperi Corp. (XPER), a technology holding company, recently reported its second-quarter results, beating revenue and earnings consensus. Revenue came in around $91.3 million, up 36.2% on a year-over-year basis; analysts were forecasting for $90.33 million.

Non-GAAP EPS was 36 cents, resulting in a positive earnings surprise of 24.10%. However, EPS declined on a year-over-year basis as the company reported non-GAAP EPS of 60 cents in the same quarter last year.

Regarding guidance, revenue and EPS are expected to remain flat during the next quarter. For fiscal 2017, Xperi is guiding for $407.5 million in revenue compared to a $400 million

79 Views    Soid Ahmad    2017-08-03 16:50
Stakes with the highest returns since recent buys

John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) is the president and principal shareholder of Hussman Strategic Advisors, the investment advisory firm that manages the Hussman Funds. He manages a portfolio composed of 183 stocks with a total value of $654 million. The following are the guru’s second-quarter picks with the best performances.

MasTec Inc. (MTZ)

The guru bought 350,000 shares in MasTec during the second quarter and since then, the price of the stock has risen by 35%.

The company has a market cap of $2.46 billion and an enterprise value of $3.52 billion. It is an infrastructure construction

1069 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-09-30 19:10
The NCT got off to a great start, but it's far too early for celebrations

There is a story about a teacher who – as many do – receives gifts at the end of the year from her students. Traditionally she would guess each child’s offering. The first student was the son of a florist. When he approached with his gift she guessed, “Is it flowers?” The child said, yes, it was. The next child – the daughter of a candy shop owner – arrived with a wrapped box. “Is it candy?” The child was amazed. “Yes, it is”, she said. The last – a son of a liquor store owner – arrived with

2621 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2016-04-12 14:21
Michael Price increases stake in the company

Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) runs MFP Investors, a New York-based hedge fund that focuses on value investing. Price is one of the richest people in the world, according to Forbes. His fund disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $699 million as of the end of the third quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Finance (37%), Technology (16%) and Health Care (15%) stocks.

In Price's latest 13F filing, among the 10 largest holdings of his equity portfolio (which comprises 41.11% of the total portfolio value), his second principal position is worth analysis.

1066 Views    Omar Venerio    2015-12-08 23:11
Guru adds to stakes in Dolby Laboratories and United States Steel

Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) is known to prefer out-of-favor small cap companies that offer good value when he makes his investment decisions, and many of his third-quarter transactions fit that description, but some of his largest transactions involved companies with caps that exceeded several billion dollars.

A good example is Price’s most significant third-quarter transaction – the sale of his 400,000-share stake in Hospira Inc. (HSP), a Lake Forest, Illinois-based pharmaceutical and medical device company, for an average price of $89.48 per share. The divestiture had a -4.67% impact on Price’s portfolio.

Hospira has a market cap

1076 Views    David Goodloe    2015-12-04 22:55

[url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Diamond Hill Capital[/url] ([url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Trades[/url], [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Portfolio[/url]) has been quite successful serving its client base, which includes both businesses and individuals. Its return of 4.6% last year was below average for Diamond Hill; double-digit returns are more common in its asset management for others.

In its own portfolio, Diamond Hill bought and sold stock in dozens of companies in the first quarter.

[url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Diamond Hill Capital[/url] ([url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Trades[/url], [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=Diamond+Hill+Capital]Portfolio[/url]) added six new stakes to its portfolio. The acquisition with the greatest impact was the purchase of 417,469 shares of Google Inc (GOOGL), a Mountain View, California-based Internet company, for an average price of $541.78

1208 Views    David Goodloe    2015-05-21 22:04

In 16th-century China two businessmen walked to the daily opening of their village marketplace. One of the businessmen carried a bag of silver coins that he brought to his place of business each and every day. The second businessman carried nothing and laughed at his traveling companion asking him why he insisted on carrying around all his working capital in cash. He pointed out his investments – spread across three lower class retailers – allowed him to make additional money by purchasing parts of each business and collecting his due each month. The first businessman stopped and remained thoughtful for

2089 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2015-05-18 14:36

Portfolio Returns

The markets were relatively flat during the quarter. The S&P 500TR was up by 0.96%, the Morningstar Total US Equity Index was up 1.28% and the Nintai Proxy (80% Vanguard US Equities Total Market Index, 15% Vanguard Global Equities Total Market Index, and 5% Cash) was up 1.7%. The Nintai Portfolio handily beat the averages gaining 8.8% net all fees.

Several stocks drove our performance this quarter. Terra Nitrogen (TNH) was up 45%, Novo Nordisk (NVO) was up 26%, and Manhattan Associates (MANH) was up 24%. Several companies brought up the rear with Fastenal (FAST) down 12%, Dolby

1287 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2015-04-01 19:58

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