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Meridian Funds Buys AME, JLL, USTR, PLL, ABFS, Sells HOLX, DLR, FNF, IGT

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Richard Aster Jr of Meridian Fund just reported his fourth quarter portfolio. Mr. Aster did very well with both of his growth fund and value fund in 2010. His Meridian Value Fund gained 18.23% in 2010, his growth fund gain 31.36%. The funds averaged 6.79% and 9.31% over the past 10 years, respectively. As a comparison, the S&P500 just returned 1.41% a year in the same period.

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As of 12/31/2010, Meridian Fund owns 150 stocks with a total value of $3 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:

Industrials 23.6%
Technology 23.6%
Financials 14%
Consumer Services 11.3%
Consumer Goods 9.5%
Oil & Gas 5.7%
Basic Materials 5.6%
Health Care 5.3%
Utilities 1.6%


These are the top 5 holdings of Richard Aster Jr

  1. Willis Gp Hldgs (WSH) - 2,384,413 shares, 2.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 14.99%
  2. Citrix Sys Inc (CTXS) - 1,114,445 shares, 2.56% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.03%
  3. Mattel Inc (MAT) - 2,774,449 shares, 2.37% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.56%
  4. Zebra Tech Cl A (ZBRA) - 1,857,033 shares, 2.37% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.15%
  5. Autodesk Inc (ADSK) - 1,755,070 shares, 2.25% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.04%


Added: Bank Of Hawaii (BOH)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Bank Of Hawaii by 93.22%. His purchase prices were between $43.19 and $48.13, with an estimated average price of $45.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.94%. His holdings were 1,230,725 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a regional financial services company serving businesses, consumers and governments in Hawaii, American Samoa and the West Pacific. Bank Of Hawaii has a market cap of $2.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.87 with a P/E ratio of 12.3 and P/S ratio of 3.1. The dividend yield of Bank Of Hawaii stocks is 3.8%. Bank Of Hawaii had an annual average earning growth of 4.5% over the past 10 years.

Added: T Rowe Price (TROW)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in T Rowe Price by 65.03%. His purchase prices were between $49.78 and $65.37, with an estimated average price of $58.04. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.69%. His holdings were 808,050 shares as of 12/31/2010.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. is an investment adviser to individual and institutional investors in the sponsored T. T Rowe Price has a market cap of $16.9 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.92 with a P/E ratio of 26.1 and P/S ratio of 9. The dividend yield of T Rowe Price stocks is 1.6%. T Rowe Price had an annual average earning growth of 10.6% over the past 10 years.

Added: Herman Miller (MLHR)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Herman Miller by 138.67%. His purchase prices were between $18.99 and $26.05, with an estimated average price of $21.69. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.68%. His holdings were 1,378,285 shares as of 12/31/2010.

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 has a market cap of $1.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.13 with a P/E ratio of 31.3 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Herman Miller stocks is 0.4%. Herman Miller had an annual average earning growth of 23.4% over the past 10 years.

Added: Amer Tower Corp (AMT)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Amer Tower Corp by 37.84%. His purchase prices were between $49.61 and $53.11, with an estimated average price of $51.11. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.51%. His holdings were 1,058,076 shares as of 12/31/2010.

American Tower Corporation is a wireless communications and broadcast infrastructure company with three operating segments. Amer Tower Corp has a market cap of $20.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.86 with a P/E ratio of 57.8 and P/S ratio of 11.8. Amer Tower Corp had an annual average earning growth of 9.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amer Tower Corp the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Added: Willis Gp Hldgs (WSH)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Willis Gp Hldgs by 14.99%. His purchase prices were between $30.83 and $34.66, with an estimated average price of $32.62. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 2,384,413 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Willis Group is a global insurance broker providing specialized risk management, advisory, and other services to a broad range of corporate andinstitutional clients, with particular expertise in the construction, aerospace, marine and energy industries. Willis Gp Hldgs has a market cap of $6.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.58 with a P/E ratio of 14.2 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Willis Gp Hldgs stocks is 2.8%. Willis Gp Hldgs had an annual average earning growth of 8.3% over the past 10 years.

Added: Monsanto Co-new (MON)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Monsanto Co-new by 166.54%. His purchase prices were between $47.77 and $69.72, with an estimated average price of $59.79. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 211,900 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Monsanto is a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products for growers and downstream customers, such as grain processors and consumers, in the agricultural markets. Monsanto Co-new has a market cap of $39.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.38 with a P/E ratio of 30.1 and P/S ratio of 3.7. The dividend yield of Monsanto Co-new stocks is 1.5%. Monsanto Co-new had an annual average earning growth of 19.2% over the past 10 years.

Added: Cameco Corp (CCJ)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Cameco Corp by 20.78%. His purchase prices were between $27.62 and $40.28, with an estimated average price of $34.53. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.29%. His holdings were 1,235,720 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Cameco Corporation is the world's largest publicly traded uranium company and a growing gold producer. Cameco Corp has a market cap of $16.33 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.47 with a P/E ratio of 31.4 and P/S ratio of 7.4. The dividend yield of Cameco Corp stocks is 0.7%. Cameco Corp had an annual average earning growth of 23.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cameco Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Added: Affil Managers (AMG)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Affil Managers by 13.85%. His purchase prices were between $79.07 and $101.86, with an estimated average price of $90.32. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 541,874 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Affiliated Managers Group Inc. is an asset management holding company which acquires majority interests in mid-sized investment management firms. Affil Managers has a market cap of $5.25 billion; its shares were traded at around $101.83 with a P/E ratio of 19 and P/S ratio of 6.2. Affil Managers had an annual average earning growth of 8% over the past 10 years.

Added: Noble Energy (NBL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Noble Energy by 32.44%. His purchase prices were between $75.74 and $87.16, with an estimated average price of $81.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 307,140 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Noble Energy, the parent company of Samedan Oil Corporation, Noble Gas Marketing, Inc. Noble Energy has a market cap of $15.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $91.1 with a P/E ratio of 22.1 and P/S ratio of 6.9. The dividend yield of Noble Energy stocks is 0.8%. Noble Energy had an annual average earning growth of 10.6% over the past 10 years.

Added: Nuance Comm Inc (NUAN)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Nuance Comm Inc by 33.97%. His purchase prices were between $14.95 and $18.7275, with an estimated average price of $16.81. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 1,419,460 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Nuance Comm Inc has a market cap of $6.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.33 with a P/E ratio of 22.8 and P/S ratio of 5.4. Nuance Comm Inc had an annual average earning growth of 30.6% over the past 5 years.

Added: Valspar Corp (VAL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Valspar Corp by 13.17%. His purchase prices were between $31.24 and $34.58, with an estimated average price of $32.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 1,525,920 shares as of 12/31/2010.

The Valspar Corporation is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, with a broad range of products including industrial, architectural, packaging, automotive refinish and floor coatings, and specialty polymers and colorants. Valspar Corp has a market cap of $3.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.37 with a P/E ratio of 16.8 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of Valspar Corp stocks is 1.9%. Valspar Corp had an annual average earning growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Valspar Corp the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Added: Rpm Intl Inc (RPM)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Rpm Intl Inc by 12.5%. His purchase prices were between $19.77 and $22.26, with an estimated average price of $20.97. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 2,381,293 shares as of 12/31/2010.

RPM Incorporated manufactures and markets specialty paints, protective coatings and roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, for use inboth industrial and consumer applications. Rpm Intl Inc has a market cap of $3.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.43 with a P/E ratio of 17.9 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Rpm Intl Inc stocks is 3.6%. Rpm Intl Inc had an annual average earning growth of 5.3% over the past 10 years.

Added: Core Labs Nv (CLB)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Core Labs Nv by 20.3%. His purchase prices were between $77.7 and $91.56, with an estimated average price of $85.74. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 342,985 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Based in the Netherlands, Core Laboratories provides geological andenvironmental analysis services and manufactures precise measurementequipment. Core Labs Nv has a market cap of $4.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $91.26 with a P/E ratio of 32.3 and P/S ratio of 5.9. The dividend yield of Core Labs Nv stocks is 1.1%. Core Labs Nv had an annual average earning growth of 13.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Core Labs Nv the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Added: Compuware Corp (CPWR)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Compuware Corp by 69.01%. His purchase prices were between $8.54 and $11.87, with an estimated average price of $10.31. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.15%. His holdings were 911,800 shares as of 12/31/2010.

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 $2.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.72 with a P/E ratio of 21.9 and P/S ratio of 2.6. Compuware Corp had an annual average earning growth of 9.2% over the past 10 years.

Added: Trimble Navigat (TRMB)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Trimble Navigat by 8.9%. His purchase prices were between $34.16 and $41.66, with an estimated average price of $37.48. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 1,096,665 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Trimble Navigat has a market cap of $5.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.08 with a P/E ratio of 38.7 and P/S ratio of 4.9. Trimble Navigat had an annual average earning growth of 15% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Trimble Navigat the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Added: Brown & Brown (BRO)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Brown & Brown by 7.12%. His purchase prices were between $19.96 and $24.2, with an estimated average price of $22.58. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 2,090,022 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs. Brown & Brown has a market cap of $3.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.76 with a P/E ratio of 22.9 and P/S ratio of 3.6. The dividend yield of Brown & Brown stocks is 1.3%. Brown & Brown had an annual average earning growth of 16.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Brown & Brown the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Added: Ultra Petro Cp (UPL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Ultra Petro Cp by 37.82%. His purchase prices were between $40.01 and $49.45, with an estimated average price of $45.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 200,800 shares as of 12/31/2010.

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 Petro Cp has a market cap of $7.28 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.73 with a P/E ratio of 21.7 and P/S ratio of 10.9.

Added: Apache Corp (APA)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Apache Corp by 24.92%. His purchase prices were between $97.01 and $119.92, with an estimated average price of $108.55. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 112,300 shares as of 12/31/2010.

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 $43.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $119.36 with a P/E ratio of 13.7 and P/S ratio of 5.1. 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.

Added: Grainger W W (GWW)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Grainger W W by 13.72%. His purchase prices were between $118.25 and $138.65, with an estimated average price of $127.74. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 166,600 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Grainger offers a breadth of MRO solutions by combining products, services, and information. Grainger W W has a market cap of $9.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $131.47 with a P/E ratio of 19.3 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Grainger W W stocks is 1.6%. Grainger W W had an annual average earning growth of 12.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Grainger W W the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Added: Wells Fargo-new (WFC)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Wells Fargo-new by 21%. His purchase prices were between $23.58 and $31.31, with an estimated average price of $27.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.07%. His holdings were 366,500 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance services through stores, its Internet site and other distribution channels across North America as well as internationally. Wells Fargo-new has a market cap of $170.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.42 with a P/E ratio of 14.3 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Wells Fargo-new stocks is 0.6%. Wells Fargo-new had an annual average earning growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Ametek Inc (AME)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Ametek Inc. His purchase prices were between $31.8733 and $41.2, with an estimated average price of $36.94. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.1%. His holdings were 836,912 shares as of 12/31/2010.

AMETEK is a global manufacturer of electric motors andelectronic instruments. Ametek Inc has a market cap of $6.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.78 with a P/E ratio of 23.1 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Ametek Inc stocks is 0.6%. Ametek Inc had an annual average earning growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Jones Lang Lasl (JLL)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Jones Lang Lasl. His purchase prices were between $77.24 and $88.51, with an estimated average price of $82.92. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.09%. His holdings were 388,165 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Jones Lang Lasalle, Inc. is a full-service real estate firm that provides management services, corporate and financial services and investment management services to corporations and other real estate owners, users and investors worldwide. Jones Lang Lasl has a market cap of $3.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $88.64 with a P/E ratio of 27.1 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Jones Lang Lasl stocks is 0.2%. Jones Lang Lasl had an annual average earning growth of 13.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Jones Lang Lasl the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

New Purchase: Utd Stationers (USTR)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Utd Stationers. His purchase prices were between $53.58 and $67.22, with an estimated average price of $60.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.71%. His holdings were 332,610 shares as of 12/31/2010.

United Stationers Inc. is one of North America's largest distributors of business products to resellers. Utd Stationers has a market cap of $1.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.28 with a P/E ratio of 14.9 and P/S ratio of 0.3. Utd Stationers had an annual average earning growth of 9.2% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Pall Corp (PLL)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Pall Corp. His purchase prices were between $41.36 and $50.38, with an estimated average price of $45.58. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.7%. His holdings were 421,735 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Pall Corporation is a supplier of fine filters, principally made by the Company using its proprietary filter media, and other fluid clarification and separations equipment for the removal of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from a wide variety of liquids and gases. Pall Corp has a market cap of $6.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.41 with a P/E ratio of 23.8 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Pall Corp stocks is 1.2%. Pall Corp had an annual average earning growth of 11.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pall Corp the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

New Purchase: Arkansas Best (ABFS)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Arkansas Best. His purchase prices were between $23.4 and $28.65, with an estimated average price of $25.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.32%. His holdings were 345,500 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Arkansas Best Corporation is a diversified holding company engaged through its motor carrier subsidiaries in less-than-truckload and truckload shipments of general commodities, through its freight forwarding and logistics subsidiaries in intermodal marketing and freight logistics services. Arkansas Best has a market cap of $646.9 million; its shares were traded at around $25.55 with and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of Arkansas Best stocks is 0.5%.

New Purchase: Alex & Baldwin (ALEX)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Alex & Baldwin. His purchase prices were between $34.02 and $40.4, with an estimated average price of $36.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 231,600 shares as of 12/31/2010.

ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, INC. through its subsidiaries, is engaged principally in ocean transportation of goods between west coast of U. Alex & Baldwin has a market cap of $1.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.12 with a P/E ratio of 28.9 and P/S ratio of 1.2. The dividend yield of Alex & Baldwin stocks is 3.1%.

New Purchase: Orbital Science (ORB)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Orbital Science. His purchase prices were between $14.81 and $17.75, with an estimated average price of $16.57. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.3%. His holdings were 528,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Orbital Sciences Corporation is a space technology systems company that designs, manufactures, operates and markets a broad range of space-related products and services. Orbital Science has a market cap of $989.5 million; its shares were traded at around $17.06 with a P/E ratio of 27.1 and P/S ratio of 0.9. Orbital Science had an annual average earning growth of 2.8% over the past 5 years.

New Purchase: Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Lockheed Martin. His purchase prices were between $68.04 and $73.29, with an estimated average price of $70.04. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 7,100 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Lockheed Martin Corp. is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin has a market cap of $28.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $79.6 with a P/E ratio of 10.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Lockheed Martin stocks is 3.8%. Lockheed Martin had an annual average earning growth of 17% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Lockheed Martin the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

New Purchase: Time Warner Inc (TWX)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Time Warner Inc. His purchase prices were between $29.49 and $32.51, with an estimated average price of $31.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 14,300 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Time Warner Inc. is the world's media and entertainment company, whose businesses include filmed entertainment, interactive services, television networks, cable systems, publishing and music. Time Warner Inc has a market cap of $34.89 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.45 with a P/E ratio of 13.8 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Time Warner Inc stocks is 2.7%.

New Purchase: Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Microsoft Corp. His purchase prices were between $23.91 and $28.3, with an estimated average price of $26.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 17,600 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corp has a market cap of $237.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.725 with a P/E ratio of 11.8 and P/S ratio of 3.8. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp stocks is 2.3%. Microsoft Corp had an annual average earning growth of 12.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp the business predictability rank of 3-star.

New Purchase: Du Pont (ei) De (DD)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Du Pont (ei) De. His purchase prices were between $44.42 and $50.02, with an estimated average price of $47.63. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 10,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

E.I. DuPont de Nemours is involved in science and technology in a range of disciplines including high-performance materials, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Du Pont (ei) De has a market cap of $46.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.68 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Du Pont (ei) De stocks is 3.2%.

Reduced: Dionex Corp (DNEX)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Dionex Corp by 57%. His sale prices were between $84.81 and $118.33, with an estimated average price of $96.58. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.03%. Richard Aster Jr still held 197,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Dionex Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and services analytical instrumentation and related accessories and chemicals. Dionex Corp has a market cap of $2.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $117.98 with a P/E ratio of 35.4 and P/S ratio of 4.9. Dionex Corp had an annual average earning growth of 12% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dionex Corp the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Reduced: Waste Connction (WCN)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Waste Connction by 21.11%. His sale prices were between $25.84 and $27.67, with an estimated average price of $26.75. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.48%. Richard Aster Jr still held 1,954,180 shares as of 12/31/2010.

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 Connction has a market cap of $3.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.97 with a P/E ratio of 24.8 and P/S ratio of 2.8. The dividend yield of Waste Connction stocks is 0.7%. Waste Connction had an annual average earning growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Travelers Cos (TRV)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Travelers Cos by 61.89%. His sale prices were between $52.12 and $57.44, with an estimated average price of $54.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.41%. Richard Aster Jr still held 134,400 shares as of 12/31/2010.

St. Paul Travelers is a provider of commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services. Travelers Cos has a market cap of $25.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.26 with a P/E ratio of 8.9 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Travelers Cos stocks is 2.6%. Travelers Cos had an annual average earning growth of 28.3% over the past 5 years.

Reduced: Copart Inc (CPRT)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Copart Inc by 34.67%. His sale prices were between $32.76 and $37.49, with an estimated average price of $34.81. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.4%. Richard Aster Jr still held 609,040 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Copart, Inc. provides vehicle suppliers, primarily insurance companies, with a full range of services to process and sell salvage vehicles through auctions, principally to licensed dismantlers, rebuilders and used vehicle dealers. Copart Inc has a market cap of $3.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.25 with a P/E ratio of 21.8 and P/S ratio of 4.2. Copart Inc had an annual average earning growth of 12.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Copart Inc the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Reduced: Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Cisco Systems by 49.25%. His sale prices were between $19.07 and $24.49, with an estimated average price of $21.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.3%. Richard Aster Jr still held 463,200 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $117.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.15 with a P/E ratio of 14.4 and P/S ratio of 2.9. Cisco Systems had an annual average earning growth of 23% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cisco Systems the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Reduced: Carmax Gp (cc) (KMX)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Carmax Gp (cc) by 23.47%. His sale prices were between $27.73 and $35.9, with an estimated average price of $31.92. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.23%. Richard Aster Jr still held 690,025 shares as of 12/31/2010.

CarMax Group is a subsidiary of Circuit City Stores, Inc. Carmax Gp (cc) has a market cap of $7.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.65 with a P/E ratio of 21.2 and P/S ratio of 1. Carmax Gp (cc) had an annual average earning growth of 18.7% over the past 5 years.

Reduced: Franklin Resour (BEN)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Franklin Resour by 37.37%. His sale prices were between $106.82 and $124.59, with an estimated average price of $115.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.22%. Richard Aster Jr still held 99,200 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Franklin Resources provides investment advisory and related services to retail mutual funds, institutional and private accounts, and other investment products globally. Franklin Resour has a market cap of $27.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $120.65 with a P/E ratio of 17.2 and P/S ratio of 4.6. The dividend yield of Franklin Resour stocks is 0.8%. Franklin Resour had an annual average earning growth of 17.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Franklin Resour the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Reduced: Gen-probe Inc (GPRO)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Gen-probe Inc by 31.33%. His sale prices were between $47.08 and $59.52, with an estimated average price of $51.61. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.15%. Richard Aster Jr still held 167,900 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Gen-Probe Inc. is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid, accurate and cost-effective nucleic acid testing (NAT) products used for the clinical diagnosis of human diseases and for screening donated human blood. Gen-probe Inc has a market cap of $3.03 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.89 with a P/E ratio of 30.1 and P/S ratio of 6.1. Gen-probe Inc had an annual average earning growth of 25% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Reynolds Amer (RAI)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Reynolds Amer by 50%. His sale prices were between $29.245 and $33.4, with an estimated average price of $31.81. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.02%. Richard Aster Jr still held 15,410 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reynolds American Inc. is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Amer has a market cap of $18.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.81 with a P/E ratio of 13 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Reynolds Amer stocks is 6.2%.

Sold Out: Hologic Inc (HOLX)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Hologic Inc. His sale prices were between $15.8 and $19, with an estimated average price of $16.9.

Hologic Inc. is a supplier of high quality, innovative and clinically valuable diagnostic systems and tests. Hologic Inc has a market cap of $5.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.92 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 3.1.

Sold Out: Digital Rlty Tr (DLR)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Digital Rlty Tr. His sale prices were between $48.32 and $62.27, with an estimated average price of $55.15.

Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, repositions and manages technology-related real estate. Digital Rlty Tr has a market cap of $4.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.4 with a P/E ratio of 17.2 and P/S ratio of 7.7. The dividend yield of Digital Rlty Tr stocks is 3.9%. Digital Rlty Tr had an annual average earning growth of 23.4% over the past 5 years.

Sold Out: Fidelity Nat Fi (FNF)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Fidelity Nat Fi. His sale prices were between $12.78 and $14.82, with an estimated average price of $13.87.

Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. is a provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. Fidelity Nat Fi has a market cap of $3.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.45 with a P/E ratio of 8.7 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Fidelity Nat Fi stocks is 5.3%.

Sold Out: Intl Game Tech (IGT)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Intl Game Tech. His sale prices were between $14.01 and $17.55, with an estimated average price of $15.88.

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. Intl Game Tech has a market cap of $5.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.17 with a P/E ratio of 21.5 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Intl Game Tech stocks is 1.4%. Intl Game Tech had an annual average earning growth of 3.6% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Jpmorgan Chase (JPM)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Jpmorgan Chase. His sale prices were between $36.96 and $42.67, with an estimated average price of $39.41.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services firm. Jpmorgan Chase has a market cap of $175.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.94 with a P/E ratio of 11.4 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Jpmorgan Chase stocks is 0.4%.

Sold Out: Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Caterpillar Inc. His sale prices were between $77.27 and $94.63, with an estimated average price of $84.59.

Caterpillar Inc is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Caterpillar Inc has a market cap of $61.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $97.01 with a P/E ratio of 23.2 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Caterpillar Inc stocks is 1.8%. Caterpillar Inc had an annual average earning growth of 5% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Northrop Grummn (NOC)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Northrop Grummn. His sale prices were between $60.11 and $65.34, with an estimated average price of $63.1.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a high technology company providing innovative solutions in systems integration, defense electronics and information technology for its U. Northrop Grummn has a market cap of $20.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.3 with a P/E ratio of 11.6 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Northrop Grummn stocks is 2.7%. Northrop Grummn had an annual average earning growth of 6.9% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Block H & R (HRB)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Block H & R. His sale prices were between $10.62 and $14.21, with an estimated average price of $12.44.

H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company involved in tax return preparation,electronic filing of income tax returns and other tax-related services. Block H & R has a market cap of $3.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.52 with a P/E ratio of 8 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Block H & R stocks is 4.8%.

Sold Out: Ppg Inds Inc (PPG)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Ppg Inds Inc. His sale prices were between $72.24 and $84.21, with an estimated average price of $78.43.

PPG Industries, Inc. is comprised of three following basic business segments: coatings, glass and chemicals. Ppg Inds Inc has a market cap of $13.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $84.28 with a P/E ratio of 16.3 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Ppg Inds Inc stocks is 2.6%. Ppg Inds Inc had an annual average earning growth of 1.8% over the past 10 years.

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