Who is Mohnish Pabrai, what stocks does he own and, more importantly, why should you care?
is the 10th most-viewed portfolio at Stockpickr.com and the fifth most viewed portfolio of individual traders after
Pabrai manages the $300 million Pabrai Fund using a deep value approach. His fund has generated an average annual return of roughly 25% since its inception in 1999. Stockpickr has sorted through Pabrai's holdings and compiled a list of
ranked by their price/earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratios. Generally speaking, the lower the PEG ratio, the more undervalued the stock.
At the top of the list is
( CCRT), with a very low PEG of 0.4. This credit and financial services company just reported that it expects earnings of 80 cents to 90 cents a share for the latest quarter. However, $1.30 a share was estimated by analysts. The stock has a P/E ratio of 23.
CompuCredit shares also are owned by
, an $800 million hedge fund that specializes in financial services stocks. The fund, which is run by Tom Brown, has generated an average annual return of 20% after fees. Second Curve also owns
Capital One Financial
, which has a PEG of 1.2,
, which has a PEG of 0.2, and
, with a PEG of 0.5.
( PNCL) is another Pabrai stock with a low PEG, at 0.4. The company just reported that available seat miles for the latest quarter increased by 7%, and revenue passenger miles increased by 11%. The stock has a P/E of 4.9.
Pinnacle shows up in the
, a Stockpickr portfolio that lists the airline stocks with the highest short, or days-to-cover, ratios. Other airline stocks that show up on the list are
Republic Airways Holdings
, with a PEG of 0.7,
, with a PEG of 2.5, and
( NWA), with a PEG of 0.7.
, a Luxembourg-based company that makes and markets flat and long steel products, is another stock owned by Pabrai, with a low PEG of 0.8. Last month, Deutsche Securities upgraded the company from hold to buy. The stock has a P/E of 8.
, managed by David Einhorn, also owns Ternium stock. Greenlight is a hedge fund that specializes in spinoffs and has generated an average annual return of 27% for the last 10 years. The fund also owns
, with a PEG of 1.3, and
, with a PEG of 2.7.
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