Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) is often considered the “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) of Canada” for his record of compounding Fairfax Financial’s book value by 20% annually since 1985 and his view of investing.
As a devotee of Benjamin Graham, the founder of value investing, Watsa historically purchased stakes in large stable companies and held for the long term. Lately, he has shown a penchant for buying wounded companies at low prices and waiting long periods for them to recover. One example is Blackberry, the former smartphone maker that fell from grace in 2011 when it could not compete with the ascendance of the iPhone. Watsa invested in 2013 when its shares traded for a small fraction of their 2008 peak and had 36% of his portfolio weighted in the company at the end of the second quarter, still awaiting price appreciation.
Around the same time, the implosion in the European banking sector drew him. Watsa bet on the Bank of Ireland in 2011, and started investments in several beaten-down financials in Greece in 2013.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunites Fund(JPC)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Hollencrest Capital Management decreased its stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) by 30.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,649 shares during the period. Hollencrest Capital Management’s holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
News headlines about Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1302177844966 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
- [By Max Byerly]
Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)
- [By Shane Hupp]
AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: ORC) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Orchid Island Capital (NYSE: ORC) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: OGE Energy Corporation(OGE)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) by 24.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 54,097 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,617 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in OGE Energy were worth $1,773,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Natixis Advisors L.P. decreased its position in shares of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) by 35.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 24,287 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 13,258 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in OGE Energy were worth $796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Max Byerly]
OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.75.
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- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained