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Bruce Berkowitz Biggest Dividend Stock Buys

The latest dividend stock buys from Bruce Berkowitz and his biggest portfolio holdings originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Bruce Berkowitz is a successful asset manager. He manages around USD 7.9 billion in assets in his management company Fairholme Capital Management. Within the recent quarter, Bruce had only 21 stocks of which 3 are new.

Today I like to show you the top stock holdings from Bruce Berkowitz as well as his latest and most influential dividend stock buys.

His biggest acquisition was Chesapeake Energy. The company was completely new in his portfolio and had an impact of 3.5 percent. The current yield of CHK is 1.66 percent. Only seven of his 20 biggest stock acquisitions pay dividends. Berkowitz is no classical dividend investors. He loves the financial sector. Around 64.3 percent of his portfolio stock holdings have a relationship to financials.

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Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has a market capitalization of $14.21 billion. The company employs 12,000 people, generates revenue of $12.316 billion and has a net income of $-594.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.512 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.64 percent (the operating margin is -15.38 percent and the net profit margin -4.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -7.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.35 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CHK is a new holding. The trade had an impact of 3.5 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is , the P/S ratio is 1.15 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.13. The dividend yield amounts to 1.64 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.52.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Chesapeake Energy (CHK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chesapeake Energy (CHK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chesapeake Energy (CHK)

Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) has a market capitalization of $30.94 billion. The company employs 5,970 people, generates revenue of $14.325 billion and has a net income of $1.857 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.129 billion. The EBITDA margin is 49.77 percent (the operating margin is 17.88 percent and the net profit margin 12.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.41 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CNQ is a new holding. The trade had an impact of 0.45 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.92, the P/S ratio is 2.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.33. The dividend yield amounts to 1.71 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.65.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) has a market capitalization of $10.11 billion. The company employs 10,943 people, generates revenue of $9.193 billion and has a net income of $590.03 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.215 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.22 percent (the operating margin is 10.51 percent and the net profit margin 6.42 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 15.77 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.78 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders. LUK is a old holding. The trade had an impact of 0.3 percent to his full portfolio.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.81, the P/S ratio is 1.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.03. The dividend yield amounts to 0.88 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.85.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Leucadia National (LUK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Leucadia National (LUK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Leucadia National (LUK)

Take a closer look at the full list of Bruce Berkowitz latest stock buys. The average P/E ratio amounts to 13.83 and forward P/E ratio is 11.48. The dividend yield has a value of 1.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.07 and price to sales ratio 2.06. The operating margin amounts to 16.79 percent and the beta ratio is 1.72. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.38.

These are the latest stock buys and sells, sorted by quarter:

Ticker
Company
Quarter
Action
Impact
Comment
CHK
Chesapeake Energy Co...
Q1/03
Buy
0.035
New holding
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway I...
Q1/03
Add
0.0098
Add 95.13%
SHLD
Sears Holdings Corpo...
Q1/03
Add
0.0087
Add 7.51%
CNQ
Canadian Natural Res...
Q1/03
Buy
0.0045
New holding
LUK
Leucadia National Co...
Q1/03
Add
0.003
Add 4.72%
GNW
Genworth Financial I...
Q1/03
Buy
0.0011
New holding
CIT
CIT Group Inc
Q1/03
Sold Out
-0.018
Sold Out
MBI
MBIA Inc
Q1/03
Reduce
-0.0125
Reduce -26.05%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
Q1/03
Reduce
-0.0002
Reduce -25.01%
SHLD
Sears Holdings Corpo...
Q4/02
Add
0.0072
Add 7.16%
CIT
CIT Group Inc
Q4/02
Reduce
-0.0448
Reduce -71.1%
C
Citigroup Inc
Q4/02
Reduce
-0.0012
Reduce -81.9%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
Q3/02
Add
0.0008
Add 542.99%
CIT
CIT Group Inc
Q3/02
Reduce
-0.0151
Reduce -20.65%
JEF
Jefferies Group, Inc...
Q3/02
Reduce
-0.0019
Reduce -37.22%
BRK.A
Berkshire Hathaway I...
Q2/02
Reduce
-0.0249
Reduce -99.62%
CIT
Cit Group Inc.
Q2/02
Reduce
-0.0236
Reduce -24.12%
MCY
Mercury General Corp...
Q2/02
Sold Out
-0.0004
Sold Out
RF
Regions Financial Co...
Q2/02
Sold Out
-0.000018
Sold Out
SHLD
Sears Hldg Cp
Q1/02
Add
0.006
Add 4.38%

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

Bruce Berkowitz Latest Stock Buys (Click to enlarge)

Here are Bruce Berkowitz biggest portfolio holdings as of Q1/2013:

Ticker
Company
Value in 1.000
Weighting
Trade Impact
AIG
American International Group
3,334,640
42.40%
0.02%
BAC
Bank of America Corporation
1,225,180
15.60%
0.01%
SHLD
Sears Holdings Corporation
974,853
12.40%
0.87%
JOE
St. Joe Corporation
532,012
6.80%
-0.03%
LUK
Leucadia National Corporation
514,874
6.60%
0.30%
AIG.WS
N/A
369,599
4.70%
-0.01%
MBI
MBIA Inc
322,743
4.10%
-1.25%
CHK
Chesapeake Energy Corp
272,957
3.50%
3.50%
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway Inc
159,528
2.00%
0.98%
BAC.WS.A
N/A
56,455
0.72%
0.00%
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd
35,401
0.45%
0.45%
WFC.WS
N/A
16,106
0.20%
0.00%
JPM.WS
N/A
10,735
0.14%
0.00%
HIG.WS
N/A
8,962
0.11%
0.00%
GNW
Genworth Financial Inc
8,988
0.11%
0.11%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
5,600
0.07%
-0.02%
LNC.WS
N/A
4,219
0.05%
0.00%
C
Citigroup Inc
2,538
0.03%
0.00%
OSH
Orchard Supply Hardware
2,392
0.03%
0.00%
AGO
Assured Guaranty Ltd
1,066
0.01%
0.00%

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Related stock ticker symbols:
MCY, WFC, CNQ, CHK, RF, LUK, C, SHLD, MBI, GNW, CIT, BRK-A

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*I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.


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