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The stock of Photronics (NAS:PLAB, 30-year Financials) is believed to be fairly valued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its

0 Views    GF Value    2021-03-31 03:12
The price-book ratio is a venerable stock picking tool

Skeptics say that looking at book value is a dumb way to pick stocks. I say the opposite.

The price-book ratio is a venerable stock picking tool that was first popularized by Benjamin Graham, who is widely considered the father of value investing.

To calculate the ratio, take the stock's price and divide it by the company's net worth per share, also known as book value. Graham liked to see this ratio below 1.0. Today, the average U.S. stock sells for 2.3 times book.

Critics maintain that book value is an unreliable number, for various reasons. The reason cited most

299 Views    John Dorfman    2020-11-09 15:07
Guru reduces holding of semiconductor manufacturer by nearly 35%

Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Donald Smith & Co., disclosed that he trimmed his holdings of Photronics Inc. (PLAB) and Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH) on March 25.

Favoring unpopular companies trading at a discount to tangible book value, the guru’s New York-based firm picks stocks using a deep-value, bottom-up approach. It looks for companies that are in the bottom docile of price-tangible book ratios and have a positive earnings outlook for the next two to four years.

Photronics

According to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks, a Premium feature, Smith slashed his Photronics stake by 34.87%, selling

166 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-03-27 17:26
Recent buys from company CFOs

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO buys were: Photronics Inc. (PLAB) and Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (KFS).

Photronics Inc. (PLAB): SVP and CFO John P. Jordan bought 1,000 shares

SVP and CFO John P. Jordan bought 1,000 shares for $8.50 per share on March 23. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 6.47%. Photronics Inc. has a market cap of $555.54 million and its shares were traded around $7.95. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.57 and P/S ratio of 1.20. Over the past five years, Photronics Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 1.80%.

40 Views    Myra Ramdenbourg    2018-04-03 15:54
What will Ben Graham buy if he were alive

If Ben Graham were alive to see today’s pricey stock market, what would he buy?

Every year I try to pay homage to the man widely considered the father of value investing. Graham was a professor, bon vivant, hedge fund manager, and the author of such books as “The Intelligent Investor.” Each August, I try to figure out what he would buy if he were alive today.

The column you’re reading represents my 14th such attempt. Of the first 13 columns, 11 beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and 10 were profitable.

The average 12-month return on my “Graham”

687 Views    John Dorfman    2016-08-17 19:08
Guru exits positions in Validus Holdings and Royal Caribbean

Guru Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio), CIO of Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) & Co., added to some stakes and bought a few new ones in the first quarter, but his biggest transactions were divestitures and reductions, many of them in the insurance industry.

In his most noteworthy transaction of the quarter, Smith trimmed his stake in XL Group PLC (XL), an insurance company based in Dublin, by more than 64%. Smith sold 3,009,572 shares for an average price of $35.6 per share in a deal that had a -3.07% impact on his portfolio.

The remaining

799 Views    David Goodloe    2016-05-04 22:05
Fund was down 13.3% in 2015, lagging the Russell Microcap Index

FUND PERFORMANCE

Royce Micro-Cap Fund was down 13.3% in 2015, lagging its benchmark, the Russell Microcap Index, which fell 5.2%, and the small-cap Russell 2000 Index, which declined 4.4% for the same period. Small- and micro-cap returns were dominated by growth stocks through much of the year, which created challenges for our more valuation-centric approach— but also presented promising long-term opportunities. Indeed, following a strong fourth quarter, we entered the new year with renewed, though cautious, optimism.

Micro-Cap fell 1.4% for the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2015, while the Russell Microcap and Russell 2000 advanced 6.0% and 4.8%, respectively.

949 Views    Cody Eustice    2016-03-14 01:36
[url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Donald+Smith]Donald Smith[/url], CIO of [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Donald+Smith]Donald Smith[/url] & Co., added 486,804 shares of Photronics Inc. (PLAB) on May 24, 2012 at about $5.69 per share, according to [url=https://www.gurufocus.com/membership/upgrade.php]GuruFocus Real Time Picks[/url]. After the purchase, he owns 10.07 percent of the company’s outstanding shares. Smith is a deep-value, strict bottom-up manager who invests in out-of-favor companies. Photronics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of reticles and photomasks, components used in the semiconductor and flat panel display industries. In the second quarter ended April 29, 2012, it had revenue of $117.5 million, a 5 percent sequential increase, and a year over year
727 Views    Holly LaFon    2012-05-29 19:30
According to [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/InsiderBuy.php]GuruFocus Insider Data[/url], these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Core Laboratories N.V, Immersion Corp, Photronics Inc, and Abercrombie & Fitch [b]Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB): CEO David M Demshur sold 200,000 Shares[/b] CEO of Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) David M Demshur sold 200,000 shares on 07/27/2011 at an average price of $109.26. Based in the Netherlands, Core Laboratories provides geological andenvironmental analysis services and manufactures precise measurementequipment. Core Laboratories N.v. has a market cap of $4.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $108.68 with a P/E ratio of 32.8 and P/S ratio of 6.3.
582 Views    guruat    2011-08-01 04:08
According to [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/InsiderBuy.php]GuruFocus Insider Data[/url], these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Verisk Analytics, Photronics Inc, Higher One Holdings, and MYR Group Inc. [b]Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK): Chairman and CEO Frank J Coyne sold 100,000 Shares[/b] Chairman and CEO of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) Frank J Coyne sold 100,000 shares on 07/20/2011 at an average price of $33.28. Verisk Analytics is a provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management, and human resources. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a market cap of $5.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.51
681 Views    guruat    2011-07-24 04:38

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