Portfolios

Rebalance & Review of Enterprising Low PE Portfolio

This week we performed our monthly rebalancing. 

This portfolio is made up of the 15 enterprising stocks that are trading at the lowest PE Ratio.  The first week of each month we will review the list, and make any trades necessary to get the portfolio to match the list.  Every week we examine the portfolio’s performance against the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, and reinvest any dividends.  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).

This week we sold Building Materials Holding Corp (BMHC) at $25.30 for $7833, a 21.1% gain.  We also sold RadioShack Corp (RSH) at $17.81 for $7024.95, an 8.5% gain.

We purchased Cost Plus Inc (CPWM) at $10.84 for $6730.80 and Huttig Building Products Inc (HBP) at $4.96 for $6706.

Then we reviewed the portfolio for any positions that had fallen below 6% of the entire portfolio.  We discovered Beazer Homes USA Inc (BZH) had fallen to 5.7% of the portfolio, so we upped our position by buying 25 additional shares at $37.33.  We also discovered John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc (JBSS) had fallen to 5.1%, so we purchased 160 shares at $9.89.

The portfolio underperformed both the DJIA and S&P 500 this week, but has virtually matched them both overall.

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

The snapshot:

Ticker

Total Cost

Current Value

% Gain/Loss

BHS $6,533.00 $6,421.25 -1.71%
BZH $7,348.55 $6,719.40 -8.56%
CD $6,513.55 $6,571.65 0.89%
CPWM $6,730.80 $6,720.80 -0.15%
CTX $6,436.00 $6,532.65 1.50%
HBP $6,706.00 $6,696.00 -0.15%
HOV $6,440.00 $6,772.50 5.16%
JBSS $8,107.60 $6,725.20 -17.05%
MHO $6,565.90 $6,543.60 -0.34%
SAFM $6,478.65 $8,146.10 25.74%
SRT $6,479.25 $6,192.40 -4.43%
TOA $6,496.00 $6,555.00 0.91%
TUES $6,525.00 $6,445.00 -1.23%
WCI $6,470.00 $6,545.00 1.16%
WON $6,517.50 $6,612.00 1.45%
CASH   $1,563.60  
       
Total $100,000.00 $101,762.15 1.76%

Performance:

 

Last Week

This week

Change

Overall

S&P 1303.82 1294.02 -0.75% 1.75%
Dow 11381.15 11331.44 -0.44% 1.86%
Portfolio 105686.9 101762.2 -3.71% 1.76%

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

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