The Concentrated GARP portfolio saw another good month of returns in October as the portfolio returned 2.5% in October, ahead of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) which fell by 1.3%. A few companies reported earnings during October or the first few days of November.
Gigamedia's (GIGM) management pre-announced earnings for the third quarter of 2012 and the gaming business is now generating cash.
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Digital Globe (DGI) is a satellite provider of commercial earth imagery and information services. The company reported better-than-expected earnings and raised their guidance for next year.
Corelogic (CLGX) is an information provider which specializes in data about real
estate related industries. A large part of their data centers on property and mortgage
information services. In addition, they provide credit information in a variety of industries as well. The company announced strong results and raised their guidance for the rest of 2012.
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Cass Information Systems (CASS) provides information, invoice, and payment processing
services to a wide variety of enterprises in the United States. Cass also has a small banking
division as well. The company reported better-than-expected earnings on October 18,2012 and announced a 10% stock dividend as well as a regular dividend.
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) provides audio and video products for the entertainment industry on a global scale. Much of their revenues come from licensing their technologies on personal
computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In addition, they make sound systems for a wide variety of customers, from movie studios, theatres, and network and satellite television providers.
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