A Different Way to Find Value Stocks
Barron’s, 10/8: Oppenheimer Global Value Fund (GLVAX) Portfolio Manager Randy Dishmon’s flexibility to own companies of any size anywhere in the world, combined with his preference for private market or break-up measures to assess valuation and his aversion to excessive emerging market risk has landed his fund among the top world-equity performers, according to Morningstar.
Dishmon starts with a fundamental principal: whether or not a company selling for less than it’s worth. But then he augments the traditional value approach with unconventional wisdom, factoring in broader metrics he believes are better rooted in the reality of a business. Dishmon then considers macro trends that may unfairly hinder the company’s valuation despite its long-term potential to provide value.
Access the full Barron’s article to find out more about Dishmon’s investment process and for examples of companies he thinks are currently undervalued.
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