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David Einhorn: Some Stocks Too Cheap, Even if Trouble Awaits


Are some stocks just too cheap? That was the chatter on the floor Wednesday after the latest move from widely followed investor David Einhorn

In a note to investors the billionaire hedge fund manager said, “Our current strategy is to own cheap stocks of good businesses, largely in the United States.”

Einhorn also said, “We are more net long equities than we have been in some time, as we believe that many stocks have reached a point where they are simply cheap enough to own even if some trouble awaits us.”

Follow David Einhorn into Stocks?

Given the current environment, what specific stocks does Einhorn want to own? - Dell and Xerox.

"We established our position (in Dell) at an average price of $15.33," he writes, "recent business performance has exceeded recent stock performance."

Looking at Xerox, Einhorn says he re-established a position at $7.61 a share citing new multi-year outsourcing contracts inked by the company.

If Einhorn is bullish, should you be too?


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Largely the Fast Money traders says yes. “I always listen to David Einhorn,” reveals Fast trader Tim Seymour.

“You can’t ignore what he says,” adds Karen Finerman. “He’s a superb investor.”

“Xerox could have significant upside,” adds Joe Terranova.

However if you’re inclined to follow Einhorn the Fast Money pros add that he’s renowned for longer time horizons. “That’s the thing,” adds Finerman. “It’s a bet over time. Will it play out over the next quarter? I don’t know.”

And Jon Najarian adds a caveat; although these positions were revealed in a note to investors, DocJ says don’t follow Einhorn blindly. It may look like he’s buying when he’s really covering a short position.

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