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Review of Defensive Low PE Portfolio

This portfolio is made up of the 15 defensive stocks that are trading at the lowest PE Ratio.  Each month we will review the list, and make any trades necessary to get the portfolio to match the list.  The list of defensive stocks is made by following modernized Benjamin Graham strategies, and PE Ratio is calculated using an average of the previous 5 years’ earnings per share (EPS).

There were two dividend payments for this portfolio this week.  First, on 8/15, Lennar Corp (LEN) paid a dividend of $0.16 which was reinvested at the day’s closing price.  Then, on 8/16, Thornburg Mortgage paid a dividend of $0.68 which was also reinvested at the day’s closing price.

This portfolio significantly outperformed both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 over the week. 

The current value is calculated using prices near close from Thursday.

The snapshot:

Ticker

Total Cost

Current Value

% Gain/Loss

ASH $6,490.00 $6,541.00 0.79%
BL $6,479.20 $6,509.70 0.47%
DHI $6,527.35 $6,851.25 4.96%
FAF $6,420.70 $6,815.30 6.15%
FNF $6,458.10 $6,766.00 4.77%
FRE $6,338.30 $6,697.90 5.67%
KBH $6,577.35 $6,816.90 3.64%
LEN $6,463.95 $6,692.93 3.54%
MDC $6,544.00 $6,721.50 2.71%
MTG $6,523.60 $7,105.20 8.92%
PHM $6,508.00 $6,795.00 4.41%
RYL $6,435.60 $6,916.80 7.48%
SPF $6,522.25 $6,925.50 6.18%
TMA $6,460.10 $6,522.41 0.96%
TOL $6,478.80 $6,686.89 3.21%
Cash $2,772.70
Total $100,000.00 $104,136.98 4.14%

Performance:

 

Last Week

This week

Change

Overall

S&P 1271.81 1297.48 2.02% 2.02%
Dow 11124.37 11334.96 1.89% 1.89%
Portfolio 99890.5 104137 4.25% 4.14%

Neither of us holds a position in any of these stocks.  Please review our disclaimer.

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