, who runs the $329.8 million Croft Value Fund [see profile]
, gets a Monday morning nod
from the Wall Street Journal Fund Track column
for his appetite for bargains and contrarian plays.
The fund is currently investing in a lot of blue chip, underappreciated names as well as discretionary ones such as Johnson & Johnson, Lowe's Co and Weyerhaeuser, a forest-products company.
The fund is up 7.6 percent year to date, about the same as the Standard & Poor's 500.
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