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Tom Gayner’s Portfolio at Market Corp. Update

Value investor Tom Gayner runs the equity portfolio of insurer Markel Corp. Mr. Gayner rarely sells stocks and he like large cap quality stocks now. This is shown in what he just bought in the first quarter of 2011. He buys Walmart Stores Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp., Contango Oil & Gas Co., Pepsico Inc., Dst Systems Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Watsco Inc., The Western Union Company, Clorox Company, Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.p. Common Un, sells Fortune Brands Inc., Abitibibowater during the 3-months ended 03/31/2011, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Markel Gayner Asset Management Corp. As of 03/31/2011, Markel Gayner Asset Management Corp owns 83 stocks with a total value of $1.8 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

This is the portfolio chart of Tom Gayner. You can click on the legend of the chart to show/hide buys, sells, or holdings. Each ball on the chart represents a position in the portfolio. You can move your mouse on the balls to see the details of each position and click to see the details of all guru trades with this position.



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

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Financials 35.4%
Consumer Services 24.4%
Industrials 12.8%
Consumer Goods 9.3%
Oil & Gas 6.4%
Health Care 4.3%
Technology 0.9%
Utilities 0.7%
Basic Materials 0.1%


These are the top 5 holdings of Tom Gayner

  1. CARMAX INC. (KMX) - 5,219,146 shares, 9.08% of the total portfolio.
  2. BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (BRK.B) - 1,578,847 shares, 7.15% of the total portfolio.
  3. BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (BRK.A) - 941 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio.
  4. Fairfax Fin Ltd (FRFHF) - 279,459 shares, 5.72% of the total portfolio.
  5. BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC (BAM) - 3,093,875 shares, 5.44% of the total portfolio.


Added: Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Walmart Stores Inc. by 4.89%. His purchase prices were between $51.37 and $57.57, with an estimated average price of $53.98. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 1,035,097 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer. Walmart Stores Inc. has a market cap of $194.25 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.72 with a P/E ratio of 13.62 and P/S ratio of 0.46. The dividend yield of Walmart Stores Inc. stocks is 2.62%. Walmart Stores Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walmart Stores Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Added: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 4.14%. His purchase prices were between $73.12 and $85.97, with an estimated average price of $81.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 724,373 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's principal business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crudeoil, natural gas and petroleum products. Exxon Mobil Corp. has a market cap of $401 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.87 with a P/E ratio of 11.5 and P/S ratio of 1.05. The dividend yield of Exxon Mobil Corp. stocks is 2.32%. Exxon Mobil Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.1% over the past 10 years.

Added: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Microsoft Corp. by 40.94%. His purchase prices were between $24.78 and $28.87, with an estimated average price of $27.04. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 293,990 shares as of 03/31/2011.

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 $210.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.03 with a P/E ratio of 10.17 and P/S ratio of 3.37. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.56%. Microsoft Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Added: Pepsico Inc. (PEP)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Pepsico Inc. by 35.82%. His purchase prices were between $62.31 and $66.91, with an estimated average price of $64.57. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings were 91,000 shares as of 03/31/2011.

PepsiCo, Inc. consists of: Frito-Lay Company, Pepsi-Cola Company, and Tropicana Products. Pepsico Inc. has a market cap of $112.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.56 with a P/E ratio of 17.17 and P/S ratio of 1.95. The dividend yield of Pepsico Inc. stocks is 2.72%. Pepsico Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pepsico Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Added: Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Abbott Laboratories by 26.43%. His purchase prices were between $45.16 and $49.07, with an estimated average price of $47.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings were 88,500 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Abbott Laboratories is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Abbott Laboratories has a market cap of $82.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.49 with a P/E ratio of 12.53 and P/S ratio of 2.35. The dividend yield of Abbott Laboratories stocks is 3.59%. Abbott Laboratories had an annual average earnings growth of 7.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Abbott Laboratories the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Added: The Western Union Company (WU)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in The Western Union Company by 52.5%. His purchase prices were between $18.57 and $21.99, with an estimated average price of $20.63. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 61,000 shares as of 03/31/2011.

The Western Union Company is a provider of global money-transfer services. The Western Union Company has a market cap of $13.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.7 with a P/E ratio of 14.18 and P/S ratio of 2.58. The dividend yield of The Western Union Company stocks is 1.35%. The Western Union Company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.5% over the past 5 years.

Added: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.p. Common Un (CLMT)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.p. Common Un by 38.91%. His purchase prices were between $20.25 and $24.72, with an estimated average price of $22.28. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 35,700 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.p. Common Un has a market cap of $752.52 million; its shares were traded at around $21.33 with a P/E ratio of 18.55 and P/S ratio of 0.34. The dividend yield of Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.p. Common Un stocks is 8.91%.

Added: Clorox Company (CLX)

Tom Gayner added to his holdings in Clorox Company by 33.33%. His purchase prices were between $61.57 and $71.26, with an estimated average price of $66.15. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 16,000 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Clorox Company's business operations, represented by the aggregate of its U. Clorox Company has a market cap of $9.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.94 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 1.76. The dividend yield of Clorox Company stocks is 3.1%. Clorox Company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Clorox Company the business predictability rank of 5-star.

New Purchase: Contango Oil & Gas Co. (MCF)

Tom Gayner initiated holdings in Contango Oil & Gas Co.. His purchase prices were between $56.7 and $61.52, with an estimated average price of $58.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.1%. His holdings were 28,500 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Contango Oil & Gas is a Houston-based, independent natural gas and oil company. Contango Oil & Gas Co. has a market cap of $930.34 million; its shares were traded at around $59.39 with a P/E ratio of 15.39 and P/S ratio of 5.79.

New Purchase: Dst Systems Inc. (DST)

Tom Gayner initiated holdings in Dst Systems Inc.. His purchase prices were between $44.35 and $52.97, with an estimated average price of $48.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.06%. His holdings were 21,000 shares as of 03/31/2011.

DST Systems, Inc. provides sophisticated information processing and computer software services and products that help clients improve productivity, increase efficiencies, and provide higher levels of customer service. Dst Systems Inc. has a market cap of $2.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.32 with a P/E ratio of 10.73 and P/S ratio of 0.94. The dividend yield of Dst Systems Inc. stocks is 1.48%. Dst Systems Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dst Systems Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

New Purchase: Watsco Inc. (WSO)

Tom Gayner initiated holdings in Watsco Inc.. His purchase prices were between $60.8 and $69.15, with an estimated average price of $64.41. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 5,000 shares as of 03/31/2011.

Watsco, Inc. is one of the largest distributor of air conditioning and heating equipment and related parts and supplies in the United States. Watsco Inc. has a market cap of $2.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.71 with a P/E ratio of 26.35 and P/S ratio of 0.78. The dividend yield of Watsco Inc. stocks is 3.37%. Watsco Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.3% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Fortune Brands Inc. (FO)

Tom Gayner sold out his holdings in Fortune Brands Inc. His sale prices were between $59.51 and $62.77, with an estimated average price of $61.18.

Fortune Brands is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the manufacture and sale of home products (plumbing accessories, security devices and tool storage products), office products (stapling equipment, computer accessories and supplies), golf products and spirits and wine. Fortune Brands Inc. has a market cap of $9.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.11 with a P/E ratio of 21.96 and P/S ratio of 1.38. The dividend yield of Fortune Brands Inc. stocks is 1.19%.

Sold Out: Abitibibowater (ABH)

Tom Gayner sold out his holdings in Abitibibowater. His sale prices were between $23.29 and $30, with an estimated average price of $27.12.

AbitibiBowater Inc is engaged in the production of newsprint and coated and specialty papers. Abitibibowater has a market cap of $2.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.75 .


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