Keysight Technologies Inc $ 105.7 0.25 (0.24%)
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Continuing with the holdings that contributed the least to our absolute performance, Keysight Technologies (KEYS) reported a slight decline in earnings for the quarter but provided a strong outlook that anticipates a return to double-digit growth next quarter. Even though business activity was disrupted in some of Keysight's end-markets over the past few months, the Company continues to serve the R&D functions of clients in industries and segments that have very favorable long-term growth characteristics, including electric vehicles, 5G wireless, 400Gb Ethernet, aerospace and defense modernization and semiconductor process development. In addition, we think there remains ample upside to
Review and Outlook
For the third quarter 2020, our Composite (net)i gained +10.77%. The S&P 500 Index gained +8.93%. The Russell 1000 Growth Index gained +13.22%. The Russell 1000 Value Index gained +5.59%.
Year-to-date our Composite (net) has gained +17.77%. The S&P 500 Index has gained +5.57%. The Russell 1000 Growth Index has gained +24.33%. The Russell 1000 Value Index has declined -11.58%.
Top performance detractors for the quarter include First Republic Bank, Microsoft, Keysight Technologies, Alcon, and Electronic Arts. Top performance contributors for the quarter include Apple, Facebook, Edwards Lifesciences, NVIDIA, and PayPal Holdings.
We were quite active during
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,896.72 on Thursday with a loss of 80.12 points or -0.29%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.43 for a loss of 6.92 points or -0.20%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,042.50 for a gain of 30.27 points or 0.27%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 22.13 for a loss of 0.15 points or -0.67%.
Thursday's Market Movers
U.S. stocks closed mostly flat Thursday. Technology and biotech led gains. The International Energy Association released a report showing weaker demand for oil products, and energy stocks fell. Unemployment data showed improvement in jobless claims.
When he reported Wedgewood Partners’ portfolio for the first quarter of 2020 last week, Chief Investment Officer David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed he drastically reduced several long-held positions and established three new holdings.
The guru’s St. Louis-based firm approaches potential investments with the mindset of a business owner, analyzing a handful of undervalued companies that have a dominant product or service, consistent earnings, revenue and dividend growth, are highly profitable and have strong management teams.
Taking these criteria into consideration, Rolfe made three new buys, sold out of two positions and trimmed or added to a number
Keysight (KEYS) is the largest developer of software and hardware used for electronic design and test functions in research and development labs around the globe. The Company has roots in the original electronics measurement business of Hewlett-Packard that dates back to the 1930's, which was spun out of HP in 2000 in the form of Agilent Technologies. Agilent subsequently spun Keysight out in 2014.
Since its separation from Agilent, Keysight’s management has ramped up its focus on expanding high-value software and integrated solutions that cater to research and development labs, particularly in wireless and wired communications, aerospace and
As markets attempt to rebound from lows stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, six high financial strength stocks John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) agree on are Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH), Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), EOG Resources Inc. (EOG), Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Tiffany & Co. (TIF).
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Ingersoll-Rand PLC reached the 52-week high of $130.44
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR)Â is a diversified industrial company that operates in two segments. The $10.5 billion climate segment manufactures and services HVAC systems and transportation refrigeration solutions under its prominent Trane, American Standard and Thermo King brands. The $3 billion industrial segment sells Ingersoll-Rand-branded compression systems and power tools, ARO-branded fluid management equipment and Club Car-branded utility vehicles. The company generates about 65% of its sales in the United States.
Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, suggested that investors screen for stocks with a current ratio of more than 2 and a higher working capital than long-term debt if they wanted to have better chances of finding high-quality companies.
These companies have the potential to largely beat their average competitor, regardless the business cycle’s phase.
The current ratio, which is calculated as total current assets divided by total current liabilities, weighs the ability of the company to satisfy its short-term creditors.
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U.S. stocks were in positive territory on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.17% to 25,169.88, the S&P 500 index swelled 0.21% toÂ Â 2,788.86 and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.27% toÂ 7,567.72.
Shares of Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM) climbed more than 4% on Thursday after the company announced second-quarter results. Revenue grew 3.9% from the prior-year quarter to $845.23 million, falling $1.47 million short of expectations. Earnings of $1.83 per share topped estimates by 3 cents.
“Financial results for our second quarter of fiscal 2019 reflect higher feed
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T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) reached the 52-week high of $69.63
T-Mobile provides wireless communications services, including voice, messaging and data in the postpaid, prepaid and wholesale markets. The company services 55 million retail connections, including 35 million postpaid and 20 million prepaid connections. It is now the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. based on revenue and total retail connections. The company's focus has shifted from network expansion, service offering innovation and market share gains to also encompass earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and
Another top contributor within producer durables was innovative test and measurement business, Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS), which advanced +25.94% after delivering better than expected revenue and earnings. The beat was driven by strong order growth across its end-markets, including 5G, automotive and energy, semiconductors, aerospace and defense; a faster than anticipated production recovery following the Northern California wildfires. KEYS also announced a $350M share repurchase authorization in the quarter.
Equities started 2018 with a bang, and then the momentum was interrupted as rising concerns over inflationary pressures in the U.S., higher interest rates, and fears of a global trade war triggered increased volatility. As a result, the large-cap S&P 500 Index ended the quarter down -0.76%, the small-cap Russell 2000 Index traded -0.08% lower and the global MSCI EAFE Index declined -1.53%. For the quarter, the Ariel Fund advanced +0.80%, significantly outperforming the Russell 2500 Value Index and Russell 2500 Index, which declined -2.65% and -0.24%, respectively.
The positive results for Ariel Fund were largely driven by strong stock
In the last quarter of the year, we added one new position in Ariel Appreciation Fund We purchased Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS), a leading test and measurement business for electronics. The company’s long history dates back to its formation as the measurement business of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPE), which has resulted in deeply rooted relationships, leading market share, and a seat at the table during the development of new technologies. Recently spun-off from Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), investors are discarding the shares due to a perceived lack of near-term growth prospects. We see this as
Quarter Ended December 31, 2016
Entering the fourth quarter of 2016, it appeared domestic stocks would have a solid year and international equities a lackluster, yet positive one. After a divergent quarter, we had a great year in the U.S. and a flat year abroad. For 2016, the large-cap S&P 500 Index gained +11.96%, the small-cap Russell 2000 Index leapt +21.31%, while the developed-market MSCI EAFE Index eked out a +1.00% gain. As many know, the big surge after the surprising U.S. Presidential Election became known as the “Trump Bump.” The disparity between large-caps’ single digit fourth quarter gains and
Entering the fourth quarter of 2016, it appeared domestic stocks would have a solid year and international equities a lackluster, yet positive one. After a divergent quarter, we had a great year in the U.S. and a flat year abroad. For 2016, the large-cap S&P 500 Index gained +11.96%, the small-cap Russell 2000 Index leapt +21.31%, while the developed-market MSCI EAFE Index eked out a +1.00% gain. As many know, the big surge after the surprising U.S. Presidential Election became known as the “Trump Bump.” The disparity between large-caps’ single digit fourth quarter gains and small-caps’ big run stems from
Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management Inc. is a registered investment adviser based in Columbus, Ohio and was established in 2000. In both the second and third quarters, the firm bought the following stocks:
General Electric Co. (GE)
During the second quarter, Diamond Hill increased its holding by 16.49% and increased it by 4.07% in the third quarter. The company is diversified with products and services that range from aircraft engines, power generation, oil & gas production equipment, household appliances, medical imaging, business & consumer financing and industrial products. During the third quarter, GAAP continuing operations earnings
Zeke Ashton (Trades, Portfolio), managing partner of Centaur Capital Partners, sold 13 stakes in his portfolio in the fourth quarter. It was only the second time since 2013 that Ashton’s quarterly sales of existing stakes have been in double digits.
Ashton sold his 497,500-share stake in Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC), a Singapore-based semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment company, for an average price of $10.94 per share. The divestiture had a -7.15% impact on Ashton’s portfolio.
Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder, president and chief investment officer of Snow Capital, where he initiated nine new positions in the fourth quarter, according to his portfolio update disclosure Wednesday.
Snow’s firm adheres to a fundamental, bottom-up stock picking process, seeking financially attractive companies with temporarily depressed stock prices due to negative events unrelated to their long-term potential. Snow Capital Management has both a hedge fund and mutual funds, as well as separately managed account strategies, with approximately $4.6 billion in total assets under management as of Oct. 31.
The entire firm holds 130 stocks,
The following are the stocks that Zeke Ashton (Trades, Portfolio) increased during the third quarter. He is the managing partner of Centaur Capital Partners and manages the investments for the Centaur Value Fund.
The largest increase was FLIR Systems Inc. (FLIR). He increased his stake by 49.25% with an impact of 1.45% on the portfolio, reaching a total of more than 100,000 shares. The current stake is 0.07% of the company’s outstanding shares.
GuruFocus gives FLIR Systems a profitability and growth rating of 8/10; its profitability ratios and returns are positive. ROE is 15.11%, ROA is
During the third quarter many stocks got new positions in the portfolio of Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio). He bought more than 100,000 shares in Plains GP Holdings LPÂ (PAGP), MSB Financial Corp. (MSBF) and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LPÂ (BWP).
Price is the 271st richest person in the world, according to Forbes. He has a value-based approach to investing. Price buys stock in out-of-favor small cap companies that are of good value.
Price acquired a 117,500-share stake in Plains GP Holdings LP at an average price of $21.02 per
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