While the market’s fireworks around the CPI data overshadowed most everything else this week, a few of our companies provided noteworthy updates, noted below and in our podcast.
Friday, September 16, 2022, Subscribers-Only Podcast:
Covering recent news and analysis for our portfolio companies and other topics relevant to value/contrarian investors.
Today’s podcast is about 10 minutes and covers:
- Comments on other recommended companies:
- Shell plc (SHEL) – announced the new CEO, who at first look is a good choice.
- Western Digital (WDC) – said near-term industry conditions are weakening and that the company won’t generate positive free cash flow this year.
- General Electric (GE) – announced the board for GE Healthcare and a related December 8 investor conference.
- Elanco Animal Health (ELAN) – hedge fund Sachem Head raised its stake.
- Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) – settled claims with Dept. of Labor, another step toward resolving their regulatory problems.
- Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) – reiterated their streaming service profit outlook.
- Western Union (WU) – completed a small but interesting acquisition in Brazil.
- Elsewhere in the markets:
- Risk management question: while a 5% yield on the 10-year Treasury bond is in range, is an 8.5% yield also a possibility?
- Another risk management question: what happens next in Ukraine and Russia?
- Useful counterpoint to the dour interest rate outlook.
- Final note
- Travels to Washington D.C. for baseball and colleges.
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Please know that I personally own shares of all Cabot Turnaround Letter recommended stocks, including the stocks mentioned in this note.
|Small cap||Gannett Company||GCI||Aug 2017||9.22||2.18||-||Buy||9|
|Small cap||Duluth Holdings||DLTH||Feb 2020||8.68||7.14||-||Buy||20|
|Small cap||Dril-Quip||DRQ||May 2021||28.28||22.62||-||Buy||44|
|Small cap||ZimVie||ZIMV||Apr 2022||23.00||14.71||-||Buy||32|
|Mid cap||Mattel||MAT||May 2015||28.43||23.11||-||Buy||38|
|Mid cap||Conduent||CNDT||Feb 2017||14.96||3.97||-||Buy||9|
|Mid cap||Adient plc||ADNT||Oct 2018||39.77||33.07||-||Buy||55|
|Mid cap||Xerox Holdings||XRX||Dec 2020||21.91||16.04||6.2%||Buy||33|
|Mid cap||Ironwood Pharmaceuticals||IRWD||Jan 2021||12.02||11.05||-||Buy||19|
|Mid cap||Viatris||VTRS||Feb 2021||17.43||9.43||5.1%||Buy||26|
|Mid cap||Organon & Co.||OGN||Jul 2021||30.19||28.62||3.9%||Buy||46|
|Mid cap||TreeHouse Foods||THS||Oct 2021||39.43||43.89||-||Buy||60|
|Mid cap||Kaman Corporation||KAMN||Nov 2021||37.41||31.23||2.6%||Buy||57|
|Mid cap||The Western Union Co.||WU||Dec 2021||16.40||14.49||6.5%||Buy||25|
|Mid cap||Brookfield Re||BAMR||Jan 2022||61.32||49.53||1.1%||Buy||93|
|Mid cap||Polaris||PII||Feb 2022||105.78||111.21||-||Buy||160|
|Mid cap||Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||Mar 2022||16.01||13.26||-||Buy||24.5|
|Mid cap||M/I Homes||MHO||May 2022||44.28||38.55||-||Buy||67|
|Mid cap||Janus Henderson Group||JHG||Jun 2022||27.17||23.67||6.6%||Buy||67|
|Mid cap||ESAB Corp||ESAB||Jul 2022||45.64||39.25||-||Buy||68|
|Large cap||General Electric||GE||Jul 2007||304.96||70.03||0.5%||Buy||160|
|Large cap||Shell plc||SHEL||Jan 2015||69.95||54.21||3.7%||Buy||60|
|Large cap||Nokia Corporation||NOK||Mar 2015||8.02||4.94||1.8%||Buy||12|
|Large cap||Macy’s||M||Jul 2016||33.61||16.58||3.8%||Buy|
|Large cap||Toshiba Corporation||TOSYY||Nov 2017||14.49||17.22||3.7%||Buy||28|
|Large cap||Holcim Ltd.||HCMLY||Apr 2018||10.92||9.32||4.7%||Buy||16|
|Large cap||Newell Brands||NWL||Jun 2018||24.78||16.99||5.4%||Buy||39|
|Large cap||Vodafone Group plc||VOD||Dec 2018||21.24||12.46||8.2%||Buy||32|
|Large cap||Kraft Heinz||KHC||Jun 2019||28.68||34.96||4.6%||Buy||45|
|Large cap||Molson Coors||TAP||Jul 2019||54.96||50.65||3.0%||Buy||69|
|Large cap||Berkshire Hathaway||BRK.B||Apr 2020||183.18||278.42||-||HOLD|
|Large cap||Wells Fargo & Company||WFC||Jun 2020||27.22||43.28||2.8%||Buy||64|
|Large cap||Western Digital Corporation||WDC||Oct 2020||38.47||38.33||-||Buy||78|
|Large cap||Elanco Animal Health||ELAN||Apr 2021||27.85||15.43||-||Buy||44|
|Large cap||Walgreens Boots Alliance||WBA||Aug 2021||46.53||34.77||5.5%||Buy||70|
|Large cap||Volkswagen AG||VWAGY||Aug 2022||19.76||19.84||3.8%||Buy||70|
|Large cap||Warner Bros Discovery||WBD||Sep 2022||13.13||12.71||-||Buy||20|
Disclosure: The chief analyst of the Cabot Turnaround Letter personally holds shares of every Rated recommendation. The chief analyst may purchase securities discussed in the “Purchase Recommendation” section or sell securities discussed in the “Sell Recommendation” section but not before the fourth day after the recommendation has been emailed to subscribers. However, the chief analyst may purchase or sell securities mentioned in other parts of the Cabot Turnaround Letter at any time.Please feel free to share your ideas and suggestions for the podcast and the letter with an email to either me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our friendly customer support team at email@example.com. Due to the time and space limits we may not be able to cover every topic, but we will work to cover as much as possible or respond by email.