Growth guys aren't the only ones diving into technology and health stocks, according to Bloomberg News.
Richard Fentin, who manages the Fidelity Value Fund, had used low-cost stocks from these sectors for about 22% of the fund's assets. "There are a lot of values," he said, noting that the Boston-based fund has "gotten more technology oriented as the stocks have gotten cheaper."
Fentin's fund grew at about 18% annually over the past three years, besting the performance of 62 of his 67 fund class competitors.
In the past 12 months, the fund has increased 10%, compared to 8% for its peers.
Fentin's focus is companies with low book prices and great earnings potential, as well as companies with significant changes in their executive line-ups or surging demand.
Technology has scared away many investors, since the market peak in May. The Russell midcap technology index slumped 16% since early May, causing Fentin's fund to follow suit, sinking 5.3%. Fentin purchased more shared of a computer disk drive manufacturer.
The Value Fund owns 292 stocks of companies with values between $1 billion to $20 billion. Fentin has been at its helm for a decade.
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