Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks.
The top investor data is provided from their latest 13F’s (dated 2018-6-30). This week we’ll take a look at:
POSCO (NYSE: PKX)
Posco is the largest steel producer in South Korea and one of the top steel producers globally. It mainly produces flat steel and stainless steel from its two integrated steel facilities. It is exposed to the auto, shipbuilding, home appliance, engineering, and machinery industries. Posco controls around 40% of South Korean domestic market share and exports around 45%-50% of its steel products overseas, mainly to Asian countries. Through diversification, around 15%-20% of its revenue comes from nonsteel and trading-related businesses.
A quick look at the price chart below for Posco shows us that the stock is down 14% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 7.54 which means that it remains undervalued.
(SOURCE: GOOGLE FINANCE)
Superinvestors who currently hold positions in Posco include:
Sarah Ketterer – 387,351 total shares
Charles Brandes – 274,091 total shares
Prem Watsa – 189,000 total shares
Richard Pzena – 106,653 total shares
Jim Simons – 98,200 total shares
James O’Shaughnessy – 46,830 total shares
Francis Chou – 21,000 total shares
Cliff Asness – 14,652 total shares
Charlie Munger – 9,745 total shares
The Large Cap 1000 Stock Screener (19.3%)
From January 2, 1999 to November 29, 2017, the Large Cap Stock Screener generated a total return of 2,797 percent, or a compound growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent per year. This compared favorably with the Russell 1000 Total Return, which returned a cumulative total of 320 percent, or 6.3 percent compound.
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