2008 Q2 Portfolio Holdings: Bruce Berkowitz, Bob Rodriguez & Mohnish Pabrai

In their 13F-HR filing for Q2 2008, Bruce Berkowitz and his cohorts at the Fairholme Fund continue their shift from energy into healthcare:

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Chesapeake Energy: Shale Drama

A quick rundown on Q2 earnings and then I’ll focus on strategic matters. All results US$ unless otherwise noted: Cash flow from operations increased 30% to $2.8B for the 6 months ended 06/30/2008. That’s probably another record for the company but they’re going to need every penny and then some as they showed $6.3B cash [...]

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Taking A Look At Seth Klarman, Meryl Witmer and Marty Whitman’s Q2 2008 Portfolios

Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group continues its move into the healthcare sector as evidenced by the latest Q2 13F-HR filing: More on this topic (What's this?) Company Update (NYSE:UNH): UnitedHealthcare Provides $1 Million Grant to Connecticut Children’s… (Jutia Group, 3/11/14) A Brief Overview of the Healthcare System in China (Top Foreign Stocks, 3/23/14) Market Update: Kimberly-Clark [...]

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Q2 2008 13F Portfolio Holdings

Professional money managers have filed their 13F filings for Q2 2008. I will examine them over the weekend and publish my comments next week but submit the spreadsheet links below for readers. Also, if you have a strong case for other managers I should include, send me an email or post in the comments below. [...]

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Amidst the Handwringing, The Naked Truth

I posted some quick thoughts on the Russian-Georgian conflict a few days ago. Since then, I have read too many articles and editorials filled with finger-wagging (bad Russia, bad!), moralizing (how dare the Russians violate another sovereign country), sermonizing (now is the time for the West to put Russia in its place) and plain-old fantasizing [...]

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Penn West Energy Trust (PWE) Q2 Earnings Update

2008 Q2 highlights (all figures C$ unless otherwise noted): Due to the acquisitions, YOY comparisons may be misleading so I will be focusing on changes from Q1 2008. Keep in mind the big spike in oil prices during the quarter (and the big drop since). Operating cash flow improved markedly in Q2 2008 to $671M, [...]

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