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Meridian Fund Q3 Update; Buys CPWR, EBAY, MDT, MLHR, PPL

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We have just updated the Q3 portfolio of Meridian Funds, which are managed by Richard Aster Jr.

Richard Aster Jr. manages both growth fund and value fund. As of 09/30, Meridian Value Fund averaged 2.26% during the past 5 years, and 6.87% during the past 10 years. Meridian Growth Fund gained 22.43% during the past 12 months, 6.69% annually over the past 5 years, and 8.06% during the past 10 years. All the long term numbers are considerably better than the market average.

Richard Aster Jr buys Herman Miller Inc., Ebay Inc., Compuware Corp., Medtronic Inc., Ppl Corp., sells Con-way Inc., Carter's Inc., Echelon Corp., Interactive Data Corp., Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2010, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Meridian Fund. Richard Aster Jr owns 149 stocks with a total value of $2.5 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

For the details of Richard Aster Jr's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Richard+Aster+Jr

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Technology 24.8%
Industrials 22.7%
Consumer Services 12.7%
Financials 12.6%
Consumer Goods 9%
Health Care 6.2%
Oil & Gas 5.2%
Basic Materials 5%
Utilities 1.8%


These are the top 5 holdings of Richard Aster Jr

  1. Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS) - 1,114,800 shares, 3.06% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 17.58%
  2. Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) - 1,957,933 shares, 2.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.72%
  3. Mattel Inc. (MAT) - 2,790,119 shares, 2.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.25%
  4. Willis Group Holdings Ltd. (WSH) - 2,073,653 shares, 2.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.26%
  5. Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) - 1,720,060 shares, 2.21% of the total portfolio.


Added: Waste Connections Inc. (WCN)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Waste Connections Inc. by 49.74%. His purchase prices were between $23.1 and $26.7733, with an estimated average price of $25.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.58%. His holdings were 1,100,930 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Waste Connections, Inc. is a regional, integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in secondary markets of the Western U. Waste Connections Inc. has a market cap of $3.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.29 with a P/E ratio of 22.4 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Waste Connections Inc. stocks is 0.8%. Waste Connections Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 9.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Waste Connections Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Added: Continental Resrces (CLR)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Continental Resrces by 63.14%. His purchase prices were between $39.82 and $48.4, with an estimated average price of $44.04. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.41%. His holdings were 573,335 shares as of 09/30/2010.

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES is a crude-oil concentrated, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. Continental Resrces has a market cap of $8.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.3 with a P/E ratio of 31.1 and P/S ratio of 13.7.

Added: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in J.b. Hunt Transport Services Inc. by 28.84%. His purchase prices were between $32.28 and $36.41, with an estimated average price of $34.56. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.39%. His holdings were 1,231,180 shares as of 09/30/2010.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a diversified transportation services and logistics company. J.b. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has a market cap of $4.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.36 with a P/E ratio of 25.6 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of J.b. Hunt Transport Services Inc. stocks is 1.3%. J.b. Hunt Transport Services Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 14.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated J.b. Hunt Transport Services Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Added: W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in W.w. Grainger Inc. by 60.81%. His purchase prices were between $97.54 and $121.01, with an estimated average price of $110.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.26%. His holdings were 146,500 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Grainger offers a breadth of MRO solutions by combining products, services, and information. W.w. Grainger Inc. has a market cap of $8.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $125.82 with a P/E ratio of 19.6 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of W.w. Grainger Inc. stocks is 1.7%. W.w. Grainger Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 12.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated W.w. Grainger Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Added: Dentsply International Inc. (XRAY)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Dentsply International Inc. by 15.64%. His purchase prices were between $27.78 and $31.87, with an estimated average price of $30.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 1,211,751 shares as of 09/30/2010.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets products in two principal categories: dental consumable and laboratory products, and dental equipment. Dentsply International Inc. has a market cap of $4.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.64 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Dentsply International Inc. stocks is 0.6%. Dentsply International Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dentsply International Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Added: Acxiom Corp. (ACXM)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Acxiom Corp. by 37.33%. His purchase prices were between $12.395 and $16.58, with an estimated average price of $14.64. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 1,142,000 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions for many of the largest, most respected companies in the world. Acxiom Corp. has a market cap of $1.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.59 with a P/E ratio of 27.1 and P/S ratio of 1.3. Acxiom Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 8% over the past 10 years.

Added: Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Fidelity National Financial Inc. by 86.88%. His purchase prices were between $12.82 and $15.77, with an estimated average price of $14.56. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 574,100 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. is a provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. Fidelity National Financial Inc. has a market cap of $3.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.63 with a P/E ratio of 10.9 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Fidelity National Financial Inc. stocks is 5.3%.

Added: T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in T. Rowe Price Group Inc. by 18.69%. His purchase prices were between $43.6 and $51.03, with an estimated average price of $47.82. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 489,650 shares as of 09/30/2010.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. is an investment adviser to individual and institutional investors in the sponsored T. T. Rowe Price Group Inc. has a market cap of $14.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.86 with a P/E ratio of 24.3 and P/S ratio of 7.9. The dividend yield of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. stocks is 1.8%. T. Rowe Price Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.6% over the past 10 years.

Added: Steelcase Inc. (SCS)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Steelcase Inc. by 33.73%. His purchase prices were between $6.21 and $8.12, with an estimated average price of $6.94. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 1,700,000 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Steelcase Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of products used to create high-performance work environments. Steelcase Inc. has a market cap of $1.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $9.05 with and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Steelcase Inc. stocks is 1.8%.

Added: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. by 8%. His purchase prices were between $22.95 and $32.03, with an estimated average price of $27.37. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 1,405,000 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Celebrity Tours. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has a market cap of $9.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.29 with a P/E ratio of 21.7 and P/S ratio of 1.6. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had an annual average earning growth of 4.1% over the past 10 years.

Added: Curtisswright Corp. (CW)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Curtisswright Corp. by 15.96%. His purchase prices were between $26.59 and $31.2, with an estimated average price of $29.12. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 690,100 shares as of 09/30/2010.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. produces precision components for the aerospace, industrial and marine companies. Curtisswright Corp. has a market cap of $1.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.87 with a P/E ratio of 13.6 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Curtisswright Corp. stocks is 1%. Curtisswright Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 18.4% over the past 10 years.

Added: Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. by 16.52%. His purchase prices were between $22.42 and $24.75, with an estimated average price of $23.63. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 861,375 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the electric utility, savings bank, freight transportation, real estate development and other businesses, primarily in the State of Hawaii, and in the pursuit of independent power projects in Asia and the Pacific. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. has a market cap of $2.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.23 with a P/E ratio of 17.8 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. stocks is 5.4%.

Added: Equifax Inc. (EFX)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Equifax Inc. by 22.04%. His purchase prices were between $27.78 and $32.22, with an estimated average price of $30.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 495,100 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Equifax is one of the leaders in facilitating and securing commerce by bringing buyers and sellers together world-wide through information, transaction processing and Internet businesses. Equifax Inc. has a market cap of $4.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.36 with a P/E ratio of 14.7 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Equifax Inc. stocks is 0.5%. Equifax Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 7.5% over the past 10 years.

Added: Bmc Software Inc. (BMC)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Bmc Software Inc. by 7.73%. His purchase prices were between $34.76 and $41.08, with an estimated average price of $37.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 918,980 shares as of 09/30/2010.

BMC Software provides software products on a worldwide basis that significantly increase the productivity, reliability and recoverability of its customers' core information technology operations, including their software applications and the systems on which they run. Bmc Software Inc. has a market cap of $8.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.01 with a P/E ratio of 17.5 and P/S ratio of 4.3. Bmc Software Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 54.8% over the past 5 years.

Added: Ultra Petroleum Corp (UPL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Ultra Petroleum Corp by 58.2%. His purchase prices were between $38.33 and $46.9, with an estimated average price of $41.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 145,700 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Ultra Petroleum is an independent, exploration and production company focused on developing its long life natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of Wyoming, and oil reserves in Bohai Bay, offshore China. Ultra Petroleum Corp has a market cap of $7.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.07 with a P/E ratio of 21.4 and P/S ratio of 10.7.

Added: Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Reynolds American Inc. by 87.81%. His purchase prices were between $26.22 and $29.96, with an estimated average price of $28.46. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 7,705 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Reynolds American Inc. is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds American Inc. has a market cap of $19.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.06 with a P/E ratio of 13.6 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Reynolds American Inc. stocks is 5.4%. Reynolds American Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.

Added: H&r Block Inc. (HRB)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in H&r Block Inc. by 25.91%. His purchase prices were between $12.51 and $15.83, with an estimated average price of $14.01. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was less than 0.01%. His holdings were 31,100 shares as of 09/30/2010.

H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company involved in tax return preparation,electronic filing of income tax returns and other tax-related services. H&r Block Inc. has a market cap of $3.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.25 with a P/E ratio of 8 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of H&r Block Inc. stocks is 4.9%.

New Purchase: Herman Miller Inc. (MLHR)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Herman Miller Inc.. His purchase prices were between $16.39 and $19.54, with an estimated average price of $17.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.46%. His holdings were 577,475 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Herman Miller & Co. is engaged primarily in the design, manufacture, and sale of furniture systems and furniture, and related products and services, for offices, and, to a lesser extent, for health-care facilities and other uses. Herman Miller Inc. has a market cap of $1.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.49 with a P/E ratio of 30.1 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Herman Miller Inc. stocks is 0.4%. Herman Miller Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 23.4% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Ebay Inc. (EBAY)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Ebay Inc.. His purchase prices were between $19.26 and $24.99, with an estimated average price of $22.37. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. His holdings were 342,700 shares as of 09/30/2010.

eBay is one of the world's largest online trading communities. Ebay Inc. has a market cap of $40.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.53 with a P/E ratio of 21.5 and P/S ratio of 4.6. Ebay Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 43.4% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Compuware Corp. (CPWR)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Compuware Corp.. His purchase prices were between $7.09 and $8.78, with an estimated average price of $8.06. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.19%. His holdings were 539,500 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Compuware Corporation provides business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle. Compuware Corp. has a market cap of $2.28 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.22 with a P/E ratio of 22.3 and P/S ratio of 2.6. Compuware Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 9.2% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Ppl Corp. (PPL)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Ppl Corp.. His purchase prices were between $25.46 and $27.85, with an estimated average price of $26.84. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 14,500 shares as of 09/30/2010.

PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. Ppl Corp. has a market cap of $12.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $26.9 with a P/E ratio of 9.6 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Ppl Corp. stocks is 5.2%.

New Purchase: Medtronic Inc. (MDT)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Medtronic Inc.. His purchase prices were between $31.21 and $38.06, with an estimated average price of $35.14. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 12,500 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Medtronic is the world's medical technology company, pioneeringdevice-based therapies that restore health, extend life and alleviate pain. Medtronic Inc. has a market cap of $38.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.52 with a P/E ratio of 11 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Medtronic Inc. stocks is 2.6%. Medtronic Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Medtronic Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Reduced: Jpmorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Jpmorgan Chase & Co. by 40.56%. His sale prices were between $35.63 and $41.64, with an estimated average price of $39.01. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.08%. Richard Aster Jr still held 126,200 shares as of 09/30/2010.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services firm. Jpmorgan Chase & Co. has a market cap of $158.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.9 with a P/E ratio of 11.1 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Jpmorgan Chase & Co. stocks is 0.5%.

Reduced: International Game Technology (IGT)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in International Game Technology by 42.66%. His sale prices were between $13.82 and $16.74, with an estimated average price of $15.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.12%. Richard Aster Jr still held 465,560 shares as of 09/30/2010.

International Game Technology is one of the largest manufacturers of computerized casino gaming products and operators of proprietary gaming systems in the world and was the first to develop computerized video gaming machines. International Game Technology has a market cap of $4.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.32 with a P/E ratio of 19.5 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of International Game Technology stocks is 1.5%. International Game Technology had an annual average earning growth of 8.1% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Nvidia Corp. by 35.45%. His sale prices were between $8.8825 and $12.26, with an estimated average price of $10.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.13%. Richard Aster Jr still held 789,200 shares as of 09/30/2010.

NVIDIA Corporation designs, develops and markets a `top-to-bottom` family of award-winning 3D graphics processors, graphics processing units and related software that set the standard for performance, quality and features for every type of desktop personal computer user, from professional workstations to low-cost computers. Nvidia Corp. has a market cap of $7.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.59 with a P/E ratio of 20 and P/S ratio of 2.2.

Reduced: Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Nuance Communications Inc. by 22.62%. His sale prices were between $14.65 and $17.43, with an estimated average price of $15.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.15%. Richard Aster Jr still held 1,059,575 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Nuance Communications Inc. has a market cap of $4.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.69 with a P/E ratio of 18.6 and P/S ratio of 5.1.

Reduced: Noble Energy Inc. (NBL)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Noble Energy Inc. by 21.45%. His sale prices were between $61.88 and $77.09, with an estimated average price of $69.64. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.15%. Richard Aster Jr still held 231,915 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Noble Energy, the parent company of Samedan Oil Corporation, Noble Gas Marketing, Inc. Noble Energy Inc. has a market cap of $14.9 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.22 with a P/E ratio of 20.7 and P/S ratio of 6.4. The dividend yield of Noble Energy Inc. stocks is 0.8%. Noble Energy Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.6% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Polaris Industries Inc. (PII)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Polaris Industries Inc. by 24.5%. His sale prices were between $52.64 and $65.84, with an estimated average price of $58.45. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.17%. Richard Aster Jr still held 270,075 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Polaris Industries Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft and markets them,together with related replacement parts, garments and accessories through dealers and distributors. Polaris Industries Inc. has a market cap of $2.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.06 with a P/E ratio of 18.1 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Polaris Industries Inc. stocks is 2.2%. Polaris Industries Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 6.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Polaris Industries Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Reduced: Apache Corp. (APA)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Apache Corp. by 48.36%. His sale prices were between $82.75 and $98.47, with an estimated average price of $91.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.17%. Richard Aster Jr still held 89,900 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. Apache Corp. has a market cap of $40.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $109.97 with a P/E ratio of 12.7 and P/S ratio of 4.6. The dividend yield of Apache Corp. stocks is 0.5%. Apache Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 16.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apache Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Reduced: Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg (CLB)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg by 20.5%. His sale prices were between $73.625 and $156, with an estimated average price of $82.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.21%. Richard Aster Jr still held 285,110 shares as of 09/30/2010.

Based in the Netherlands, Core Laboratories provides geological andenvironmental analysis services and manufactures precise measurementequipment. Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg has a market cap of $3.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $81.77 with a P/E ratio of 29 and P/S ratio of 5.3. The dividend yield of Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg stocks is 0.3%. Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg had an annual average earning growth of 13.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Core Laboratories N.v. Common Sharesnlg the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Reduced: Cvb Financial Corp. (CVBF)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Cvb Financial Corp. by 63.83%. His sale prices were between $6.715 and $10.83, with an estimated average price of $8.55. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.31%. Richard Aster Jr still held 1,618,350 shares as of 09/30/2010.

CVB Financial Corp. is a bank holding company. CVB's principal business is to serve as a holding company for the Bank, Community, Ventures, and for other banking or banking related subsidiaries which the Company may establish or acquire. Cvb Financial Corp. has a market cap of $885.6 million; its shares were traded at around $8.32 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Cvb Financial Corp. stocks is 4.1%. Cvb Financial Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 9.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cvb Financial Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Sold Out: Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc.. His sale prices were between $22.97 and $27.82, with an estimated average price of $24.97.

As a global provider of discovery and development services and products for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients maximize the return on their R&D investments. Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. has a market cap of $3.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.79 with a P/E ratio of 28.1 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. stocks is 2.3%. Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 17.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Sold Out: Echelon Corp. (ELON)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Echelon Corp.. His sale prices were between $7.04 and $8.67, with an estimated average price of $7.74.

Echelon Corporation develops, markets and supports products and services that allow everyday devices, such as light switches, washing machines, assembly line robots, thermostats, gas pumps, motion sensors, air conditioners, pumps, and valves, to be made `smart` and to communicate with one another and across the Internet. Echelon Corp. has a market cap of $355.7 million; its shares were traded at around $8.59 with and P/S ratio of 3.5.

Sold Out: Con-way Inc. (CNW)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Con-way Inc.. His sale prices were between $26.21 and $34.89, with an estimated average price of $30.06.

Con-way Inc.is a freight transportation and logistics company with businesses in less-than-truckload and full truckload freight services, brokerage, logistics, warehousing, supply chain management and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. has a market cap of $1.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.7 with a P/E ratio of 74.9 and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of Con-way Inc. stocks is 1.2%. Con-way Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 0.8% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Carter's Inc. (CRI)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Carter's Inc.. His sale prices were between $22.34 and $26.98, with an estimated average price of $24.68.

Carters Inc markets baby apparel and young children's apparel in the United States. Carter's Inc. has a market cap of $1.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.57 with a P/E ratio of 12 and P/S ratio of 1.1. Carter's Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.8% over the past 5 years.

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halis
Halis - 4 years ago
Ooh I own a little MDT.

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