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Company’s new orders pushing revenues higher and debt levels starting to decline

Shares of L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR), a transportation and energy infrastructure products and service provider, have risen from $16.98 a share to $21.15 a share, an increase of over 24%, since November 1. The company’s initial rally to start the month came as third-quarter 2018 earnings were released.

The company posted net income of $5 million with profits of 47 cents a share. The manufacturer reported revenue of $167.1 million. Prior to the earnings release, the company’s shares had slumped, losing over 37% of value since the start of 2018.

Gross profits rose 12.3% year-over-year to $29.6 million.

12 Views    Jacob Maslow    2018-11-15 15:31
Director buys a total 132,336 shares of railway supplier

Bradley Vizi, director and 10% owner of L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR), purchased a combined 132,336 shares of the company between March 7 and March 24. He paid an average price of $13.20 per share according to SEC filings.

Following the purchases, Vizi now owns 1,450,760 shares of the company.

Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, L.B. Foster provides products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets. It operates through three segments: Rail Products, Construction Products and Tubular Products. The company bids on rail projects where it can offer products manufactured or sourced from

201 Views    Kyle Ferguson    2017-03-27 15:46
Snow Capital founder's largest 4th quarter trades

Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Snow Capital and began his career investing the proceeds from the sale of the Snow family businesses. His most recent trades according to GuruFocus' Real Time Picks include the following.

Snow reduced its stake in L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR) by 25.26% with an impact of -0.1% on the portfolio.

The company manufactures and distributes products and services for rail, construction, energy and utility markets. It classifies its activities into three business segments: Rail Products, Construction Products and Tubular Products. Fourth quarter sales decreased by 13.7% year over year.

1007 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-04-11 19:22
Fund declined 12.4% in 2015, underperforming the small-cap benchmark


Royce Special Equity Fund was down 12.4% in 2015, underperforming its small-cap benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index, which declined 4.4% for the same period. For the year-todate period ended June 30, 2015, the Fund was down 0.5% versus an advance of 4.8% for the small-cap index, which was disproportionately led by non-earning, lowest ROE quintile, and non-yielding companies—none of which meet the standards we’ve established for our classic value approach. During the widespread downturn that shook the markets in the third quarter, the Fund lost only slightly less than the Russell 2000, down 11.3% versus the benchmark’s

935 Views    Cody Eustice    2016-03-20 18:36
Snow's most heavily weighted trades during the 4th quarter

Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Snow Capital. Snow began his career investing the proceeds from the sale of the Snow family businesses. His reputation grew and others began asking him to manage their assets.

According to GuruFocus' Real-Time Picks, the following are some of his trades during the fourth quarter.

The guru reduced its stake in Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) by 15.48% with an impact of -0.06% on the portfolio.

The company develops, markets and sells servers, enterprise-class storage, differentiating software and designed-to-order solutions for data center deployments, with support and professional

909 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-02-09 21:02
Richard Snow acquires 129,400 shares of L.B. Foster

Guru Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder, president and chief investment officer of Snow Capital Management. Snow has more than 30 years of experience as a research analyst and portfolio manager. His investment experience dates back to 1980 when he formed R.A.S. Capital management, managing private family assets.

Tuesday, Snow added 129,400 shares a +27.17% increase and now holds a total of 605,624 shares of L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR)


L.B. Foster manufactures and distributes products and services for rail,

1142 Views    Kyle Ferguson    2015-12-09 21:44
Guru stock highlight

The industrials sector was difficult during the quarter and L.B. Foster and Co. (NASDAQ:FSTR) was the largest detractor in the sector and the portfolio’s second largest detractor overall. The stock fell over 64 percent during the quarter and continues struggle after falling earlier in the year, costing the Fund 54 basis points in performance. The company is still reeling from a legal battle with long-time client Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP), which is lasting longer the expected. Management thought the lawsuit was controllable but UNP continues to press and will not settle. This resulted in management withdrawing

540 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-11-16 22:06
Discussion of third quarter 2015

In the third calendar quarter of 2015, the KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund (KSCVX) declined 11.94 percent compared to an 11.92 percent fall for the Russell 2000 Index and a 10.73 percent decline for the Russell 2000 Value Index. Equity markets proved to be very volatile in the third quarter and U.S. stocks produced some of their worst returns since 2011. The macroeconomic environment, led by concerns of an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve and concerns of a slowdown in China, were the primary factors in investors’ decision to become more defensive as high quality and traditional

1051 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-11-03 18:55
Consumer Discretionary sets pace for Fund's equity sectors

Royce Special Equity Fund


Royce Special Equity Fund was down 0.5% for the year-to-date period ended June 30 versus a 4.8% gain for its smallcap benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index, for the same period.

Most stocks staggered into the new year, losing value in January before recovering through February and March. The Fund had an atypical underperformance versus the small-cap index as stock prices fell in January. This set the stage for a relatively rough first quarter, in which the Fund gained 2.4% versus 4.3% for the Russell 2000. This pattern repeated itself in the second quarter.

1485 Views    Cody Eustice    2015-09-18 14:19
LB Foster, Viacom and Biogen are undervalued according to the DCF calculator

Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Snow Capital, a boutique investment manager offering several value strategies available in multiple formats. Snow began his career investing the proceeds from the sale of the Snow family businesses. He relies on extensive research to determine the probability of a solution, gain confidence in the company’s ability to survive difficult times and estimate the value of the stock once the difficulty has passed.

He manages a portfolio of 133 stocks with a total value of $3,412 million; the following are the most undervalued companies he recently bought.

During the

1728 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-09-17 22:22
Managers discuss the quarter and holdings

In the second calendar quarter of 2015, the KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund (KSCVX) declined 2.63 percent compared to a 0.42 percent rise for the Russell 2000 Index and a 1.20 percent decline for the Russell 2000 Value Index. The equity markets continued to focus primarily on global uncertainty which weighed on the markets’ ability to move forward. The developments in Greece have garnered the majority of the headlines and left investors wondering what the broader impact could be of a potentially messy default. Volatility in China has also been abnormally high and the possible deterioration of their bull market

1645 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-09-16 22:22
DCF calculator identifies top five options

James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) is executive director of Dallas-based investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, the lead portfolio manager for the Vanguard Windsor II and Selected Value Funds. He graduated from the University of South Carolina. For the 10-year period ended March 31, 2010, the Selected Value Funds averaged 9.33% a year, while the market had negative returns. He manages a portfolio comprised of 324 stocks with a total value of $73,425 million. The following are the top five stocks trading with the highest margin of safety and at very cheap P/E ratio.

L.B. Foster Co.

1380 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-09-14 17:39
Chuck Royce sells four technology stocks for approximately $43.3 million

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) of Royce and Associates actively reduced his portfolio positions in a number of stocks in August with the greatest selling activity in technology stocks. Royce is the president and co-chief investment officer of Royce and Associates which manages $23.67 billion in equity investments. The Royce mutual funds are focused on small-capitalization stocks with market caps of less than $5 billion.

In August, Royce’s funds sold four technology stocks for a total decrease in the portfolio of $43.3 million. Stocks sold included Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. (AOSL), Numerex Corporation (NMRX), Netgear, Inc. (NTGR)

1100 Views    Julie Young    2015-09-08 14:59

While small-cap stocks can certainly be more volatile and risky than investing in larger or blue chip companies, there are several advantages to investing in small-caps. These companies have more room for growth than industry stalwarts, and many mutual funds don’t invest in them due to heavy SEC regulations.

But perhaps the most important advantage is the lack of analyst coverage, which means small caps are more likely to be improperly priced.

Small-cap stocks are generally defined as having a capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion. The Russell 2000 Index, which measures the performance of the small-cap segment, has

2606 Views    Sheila Dang    2015-06-22 17:11
The railroad stocks below deserve a second glance for their ability to take advantage of diversifying their revenue streams and expanding operations. Revenue diversification in terms of the railroad industry is defined as an expansion of products and services into new markets through partnerships, acquisitions and innovations. A clear example of this would be Pacer International's expansion of intermodal service to provide Chihuahua, Mexico, with links to markets in the U.S. and Canada. While the first three companies discussed below demonstrate how these approaches might determine growth opportunities and overall success for railroad businesses, I've included one at the end
582 Views    2012-03-01 15:43
L.B. Foster Company ([b]FSTR[/b]) is a manufacturer and distributor of products for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets, including rail, ties, joints, fasteners, piling, and pipes. Approximately half of its revenues are from construction products, 45% from rail products and the remaining from tubular products. This is a small company, with a market cap of around just $240 million (less than its $266 million book value, though greater than its $178 million tangible book value), of which a whopping 1/4 is net cash. The company generated $24 million in free cash flow over the trailing twelve months, representing an
454 Views    Frank Voisin    2012-01-27 12:37

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