The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Contrarian Investor model based on the published strategy of David Dreman . This contrarian strategy finds the most unpopular mid- and large-cap stocks in the market and looks for improving fundamentals.
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LTD ( FRFHF ) is a large-cap value stock in the Insurance (Prop. & Casualty) industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 71% to 83% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance and investment management. The Company's segments include Insurance and Reinsurance, Runoff, Other, and Corporate and Other. The Insurance and Reinsurance segment includes Northbridge Financial Corporation (Northbridge), Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (OdysseyRe) and Crum & Forster Holdings Corp (Crum & Forster). The Runoff segment principally includes RiverStone Insurance (UK) Limited (RiverStone (UK)), Syndicate 3500. The Other segment consists of the Company's non-insurance operations, including Cara Operations Limited (Cara). Corporate and Other segment includes the parent entity (Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited) and its subsidiary intermediate holding companies. The Company owns a majority stake in Grivalia Properties REIC.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
EPS GROWTH RATE IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST AND FUTURE:
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Since its inception, Validea's strategy based on David Dreman has returned 118.48% vs. 166.90% for the S&P 500. For more details on this strategy, click here
About David Dreman : Dreman's Kemper-Dreman High Return Fund was one of the best-performing mutual funds ever, ranking as the best of 255 funds in its peer groups from 1988 to 1998, according to Lipper Analytical Services. At the time Dreman published Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation, the fund had been ranked number one in more time periods than any of the 3,175 funds in Lipper's database. In addition to managing money, Dreman is also a longtime Forbes magazine columnist.
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