Danton G. Goei, Portfolio Manager, Davis Large Cap, Global, and International Portfolios, Davis Advisors, highlights the growth of eCommerce and the long-term implications of an expanding internet population.
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As of March 31, 2021, the top ten holdings of Davis Global Fund were: Capital One, 6.77%; Alphabet, 6.07%; Wells Fargo, 6.05%; New Oriental Education, 4.98%; Alibaba, 4.78%; JD.com Inc., 4.74%; DNB ASA, 4.46%; DBS, 4.10%; Missfresh, 3.98%; and Naspers, 3.98%.
As of March 31, 2021, the top ten holdings of Davis International Fund were: JD.com Inc., 7.79%; New Oriental Education, 7.49%; Alibaba, 5.41%; DBS, 5.27%; DNB ASA, 5.03%; Danske Bank, 4.69%; Naspers, 4.68%; Samsung, 4.67%; AIA, 4.17%; and Schneider Electric, 4.11%. Davis Funds has adopted a Portfolio Holdings Disclosure policy that governs the release of non-public portfolio holding information. This policy is described in the prospectus. Holding percentages are subject to change. Visit , davisfunds.com/ or call 800-279-0279 for the most current public portfolio holdings information.
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