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Pershing Square Semi Annual Report: Mondelez, Nomad Foods & More

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  • Bill Ackman's hedge fund firm Pershing Square is out with its semi-annual report and second quarter letter.
  • The thesis here is a consolidation play as they believe Iglo is a platform investment to then acquire more of the packaged food industry.

Sequoia Fund Investor Day Transcript 2015 (Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb)

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  • Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb recently released their Sequoia Fund investor day transcript for 2015.
  • Sequoia Fund's investment management team discussed their thesis and outlook on numerous portfolio companies, including Valeant, Google, Mohawk, Idexx, Fastenal, Rolls Royce, TJX, O'Reilly, and many more.

Pleasant Lake Partners Adds To Hemisphere Media Stake

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  • Jonathan Lennon's hedge fund firm Pleasant Lake Partners has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding its position in Hemisphere Media.
  • They also show a position in Hemisphere warrants with an exercise price of $12 and an expiration of April 4th, 2018.
  • We've also highlighted other recent portfolio activity from Pleasant Lake Partners.

The Best Companies of the Chemicals Industry - August 2015

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General Dynamics (GD) Dividend Stock Analysis

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General Dynamics is the world's fourth largest military contractor, and also one of the world's biggest manufacturers of corporate jets. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

What We're Reading ~ 8/26/15

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  • American economy blues: everything you need to worry about [Fortune].
  • Housing, consumer confidence are bright spots in US economy [WSJ].
  • Credit scores are rising and becoming more visible [NYTimes].

Glenview Capital Accumulates More Tenet Healthcare

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  • Larry Robbins' hedge fund firm Glenview Capital has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding its position in Tenet Healthcare.
  • Per the filing, Glenview now owns over 15.99 million shares of THC. They bought 500,000 shares combined over the course of August 21st, 24th, and 25th at weighted average prices of $49.3752, $46.8964, and $47. This is the second time they've bought THC shares in August.

Tybourne Capital Increases Boston Beer Stake

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  • Eashwar Krishnan's hedge fund firm Tybourne Capital last week filed a 13G on shares of Boston Beer.
  • Per the filing, Tybourne now owns 6% of the company with 583,174 shares.
  • Prior to founding Tybourne, Krishnan worked at Lone Pine Capital.

Mario Gabelli's Interview on Wall Street Week

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  • Gabelli says you have to work harder than others if you want to succeed, but having a good education is also a good place to start.
  • One of Gabelli's bets these days is a top down view on water.
  • Lastly, Gabelli wants to earn companies that can have earnings in either an inflationary or deflationary environment.

7 Higher Yield Dividend Growth Stocks

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It's human nature for new income investors to focus on yield. Many eventually learn that above average yields often carry an above average risk of a dividend cut, loss of invested capital or both. People involved in extreme sports/hobbies, such as base jumping, hang gliding and shark diving, do things to minimize risk and protect themselves...

The Best Companies of the Software Industry - August 2015

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While ModernGraham supports the bottom-up approach to investing, many investors do utilize the top-down method, whereby an industry is selected before the company itself. With that in mind, this article will take a brief look at the best companies of the software industry, selecting the most promising investment opportunities within the industry, and giving a broad look into the industry as a whole.

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Sysco Corporation is a large distributor of food and related products, primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

19 Stocks That Are Way More Expensive Than They Look

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19 stocks that are more than 7 times more expensive than they look. Avoid these in your value screens!

Carl Icahn Gets Board Representation at Cheniere Energy

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  • In a statement today, Cheniere Energy announced that two managing directors of Icahn Capital have joined the board of directors.
  • Jonathan Christodoro and Samuel Merksamer join the board, which now has eleven directors.
  • A few weeks ago, we highlighted that Icahn started a new position in LNG. Cheniere Energy has been a popular stock among hedge funds, especially those covered on Market Folly.

Jim Chanos Says China 'Worse Than You Think;' Reveals SolarCity Short

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  • Noted short seller and founder of Kynikos Associates Jim Chanos recently appeared on CNBC to share his thoughts on the markets.
  • Chanos, of course, has been a long time vocal skeptic on China's growth and property market.
  • Turning to the US, Chanos feels that people have gotten a bit 'complacent,' noting that markets have gone basically straight up and that's not how markets work.

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