3/24/15-Since the prior entry, the following asset has been redeemed from the Low Price to Book Value portfolio:
TA, bought on 8/18/14, was sold on 3/16/15 for a net gain of 66.33%.
The buy and sell dates plus results for TA have been added to our spreadsheet for Low Price to Book Value closed positions and will be incorporated in the stats for the next quarterly report (due in about a week) and in subsequent ones.
Alphabetically, my current top-five Low Price to Book Value equities are: GIFI; HOS; REGI; TX; and WILC.
My new featured Low Price to Book Value security is G. Willi-Food International, Ltd. (WILC) (recent price $5.84). WILC meets Benjamin Graham's bargain stock value and safety criteria.
G. Willi-Food International, Ltd. will be added to our nest egg at its market price in early morning trading later today, 3/24/15.
I am not unaware that there have been few entries concerning Dividend Value equities of late. It is perhaps a mark of how high the market is and how long since a significant correction that assets at reasonable price to value and sporting fairly safe dividends of over 3% are these days not easy for me to find. I do intend one more such analysis prior to the quarterly report, however, and if there are candidates that seem worth a mention, I shall definitely bring them to readers' attentions here.
3/28/15-Since the prior entry, the following asset has been redeemed from the Low Price to Book Value portfolio:
PZE, bought on 11/20/13, was sold on 3/24/15 for a net gain of 11.96%. The asset is an Argentina-related stock. As noted previously, due to instability in that country, I have planned to sell once I could do so at a profit. Henceforth, expect to avoid in either the Low Price to Book or Dividend Value portfolios shares of companies associated with that nation.
Because of instability and/or unreliable company statistics, am also avoiding equities associated with China, Russia, Venezuela, and most nations in the Middle East, an exception being Israel. Prior to a decision to buy, in future stocks of companies in emerging market economies will generally be considered riskier than average and evaluated on a case by case basis. The business model would need to be especially compelling to support a purchase.
The buy and sell dates plus results for PZE have been added to our spreadsheet for Low Price to Book Value closed positions and will be incorporated in the stats for our quarterly and annual reports.
Alphabetically, my current top-five Dividend Value equities are: CCUR; NOV; SSL; TX; and UFS.
My new featured Dividend Value security is Concurrent Computer Corp. (CCUR) (recent price $6.32). CCUR meets Benjamin Graham's bargain stock value and safety criteria.
Concurrent Computer Corp. will be added to our nest egg at its market price in early morning trading on Monday, 3/30/15.
Our next entry will be for the end-of quarter report, covering the period through 3/31/15.
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