In a market characterized by a handful of wildly expensive growth companies, the sweet spot may be “growth” businesses at reasonable valuations, and “value” companies with underappreciated growth characteristics
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Chris Davis discussed purchasing two groups of companies. His discussion was based on Davis Advisors research and Bloomberg and company filings. Not a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any particular security. The companies in Group 1 represent the five growth securities discussed in an independent, third-party article (https://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2020/06/18/market-cap-madness/) that was focused on the significant increase in market capitalization of these growth stocks. Group 2 represents current DUSA holdings with a market value that was approximately equal to that of Group 1 as of 12/31/20.
The information provided in this material should not be considered a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security. As of September 30, 2021, the top ten holdings of DUSA were: Capital One Financial, 11.90%; Alphabet, 9.95%; Berkshire Hathaway, 7.87%; Amazon.com, 6.56%; Wells Fargo, 6.31%; U.S. Bancorp, 5.02%; Facebook, 4.95%; DBS Group, 4.65%; American Express, 4.21%; and JD.com, 3.73%.
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