Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ben Graham Nuggets Part 2

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The Market Crash of 2008 has created many opportunities for the investor especially the most prudent of investors- the Value Investor. While many stocks look like bargains not all are. Many are value traps however many might be diamonds in the rough. One of Ben Grahams strategies while managing money during his 30 years of running "Graham-Newman Partnership" was to buy a basket of beaten down stocks . While there are many stocks currently that fit in the mold or come close to Grahams strategy here is the latest list:

All issues mentioned have a current ratio better than 1.5, a book value under 1.5, a p/e ratio under 15, positive eps growth over last 5 years, very low or no debt, and pay a dividend of at least 2 percent or better.

7 Ben Graham Nuggets

Williams Pipeline LP(WMZ)- Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. owns and operates natural gas transportation and storage assets in the United States.

Lufkin Industries(LUFK)- Lufkin Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and sale of oil field pumping units, power transmission products, and highway trailers.
Bebe Stores(BEBE)- bebe stores, inc. engages in the design, development, and production of womens apparel and accessories. Management holds a large stake in this one.

Heidrick &Struggles(HSII)- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. provides executive search and leadership consulting services in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Titanium Metals(TIE)- Titanium Metals Corporation produces titanium melted and mill products.

Williams-Sonoma(WSM)- Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products.

Intersil Corporation(ISIL)- Intersil Corporation is a global technology leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high performance analog semiconductors.

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*These are not recommendations but ideas for further study before investing.

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