What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 8/27/14

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Profile of Alibaba's Joseph Tsai [Bloomberg]

Carol Loomis' latest on BlackRock: the $4.3 trillion force [Fortune]

Profile of 108 year old investor Irving Kahn [Telegraph]

Lessons learned in 30 years of investing [What Works on Wall Street]

Share sleuth's investment checklist [Interactive...

Investment checklist: Goodwin

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Goodwin’s full-year results, reported in July, revealed another year of strong and profitable growth. It’s almost the perfect long-term investment.
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5 Rules to Buy Quality Dividend Stocks over Deep Value Butts

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(This is a guest post  and may not reflect the views of Old School Value) Value investing is simply buying an asset (generally a stock) for less than its fair value. Traditional value investing focuses on buying mediocre businesses for less than their book value or net current asset value. This...

Return to Behemoth Stocks

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Photo Credit: Benh LIEU SONG Somewhat less than three years ago, I wrote two articles on Behemoth stocks [one, two], which I define as stocks with over $100 Billion of market cap.  Today I want to revisit those stocks, and those that have joined them.  The last time I wrote, there were 39 of them...

Lone Pine Capital Adds to Cognizant Technology Solutions Position

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Steve Mandel's hedge fund firm Lone Pine Capital has filed a 13G on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH).  Per the filing, Lone Pine now owns 5.3% of the company with over 32.1 million shares.

This means they've boosted their position size by over 2.6 million shares since the end...

Carl Icahn Goes Activist on Hertz

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Activist investor Carl Icahn has filed a 13D on shares of Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ).  Per the filing, Icahn now owns 8.48% of the company with 38.8 million shares. 

This is a newly disclosed position for Icahn .  The filing was made due to activity on August 12th and it notes that...

Third Point Trims Enphase Energy Stake

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Dan Loeb's hedge fund firm Third Point has filed an amended 13D and Form 4 with the SEC regarding Enphase Energy (ENPH).  Per the filing, Third Point has disclosed a 15.7% ownership in ENPH with over 6.75 million shares.

This marks a decrease of over 1.28 million shares.  The filing...

Maverick Capital Discloses Pets at Home Group Position

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Lee Ainslie's hedge fund Maverick Capital has disclosed a new holding in London listed Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS).  Due to trading on July 29th, Maverick now own the equivalent of 3.14% of voting rights, all via a total return swap.

Pets at Home was floated in March at 245p per...

Bridger Capital Raises Tornier Stake

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Roberto Mignone's hedge fund firm Bridger Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding their position in Tornier N.V. (TRNX).  Bridger has disclosed they now own 5.5% of the company with almost 2.7 million shares.

This means they've added to their share count by 707,960 shares since the end...

Glenview Capital Boosts VCA (WOOF) Stake

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Larry Robbins' hedge fund firm Glenview Capital has filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding their stake in Vca (WOOF).  Per the filing, Glenview now owns 14.85% of the company with over 12.8 million shares.

This means they've boosted their position size by over 4 million shares since the...

Air Partner: Flying into turbulence

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Air charter broker Air Partner issued a profit warning last month, precipitating a crisis of confidence among traders holding the shares. Long-term investors need not be so concerned.
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Dividend Growth Stocks: 4 Dividend Stocks For A Confident And Secure Future

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Are you confident and secure in your investing process? It is my firm belief that most investors will lose money in the stock market over their lifetime. It is not that the market is a bad place to invest your money, but left unchecked the psychology of the market will lead you to do just the opposite of what you should to be doing.

Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal

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Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

Peddling the Credit Cycle

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Starting again with another letter from a reader, but I will just post his questions in response to this article: 1) How much emphasis do you put on the credit cycle? I guess given your background rather a great deal, although as a fundamentals guy, I imagine you don’t try and make macro calls. 2)...

JAT Capital Files 13D on Madison Square Garden (MSG)

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John Thaler's hedge fund firm JAT Capital has filed a 13D with the SEC regarding shares of Madison Square Garden (MSG).  Per the filing, JAT has disclosed a 6.73% ownership stake in MSG with over 4.2 million shares.

This marks an increase of 2.6 million shares in their position size since the...