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Meridian Funds Buys MHK, KMX, FDO, IDXX, ARCO, HURN, ICLR, GMT

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Richard Aster Jr of Meridian Funds just reported his first quarter portfolio. Mr. Aster runs both growth fund and value fund. To him, there is no difference in growth and value. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2011, his Meridian Growth Fund gained 40.51%, Meridian Value Fund gained 30.1%. Both funds outperformed the S&P500 by more than 3.5% a year over the past 10 years. As of 06/30/2011, Meridian Fund owns 155 stocks with a total value of $3.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells. This is the portfolio chart of Richard Aster Jr. 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 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 23.4%
Technology 21.2%
Financials 14.4%
Consumer Services 13.3%
Consumer Goods 10.6%
Oil & Gas 5.6%
Health Care 4.7%
Basic Materials 3.9%
Not Assigned 1.7%
Utilities 1.2%


These are the top 5 holdings of Richard Aster Jr

  1. Willis Group Holdings (WSH) - 2,364,393 shares, 2.8554% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.96%
  2. Mattel Inc. (MAT) - 3,101,744 shares, 2.5048% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.44%
  3. Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) - 1,793,638 shares, 2.2219% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.54%
  4. Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) - 2,071,552 shares, 1.9309% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.65%
  5. RPM International Inc. (RPM) - 2,751,833 shares, 1.8609% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 13.04%


Added: Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Mohawk Industries Inc. by 123.24%. His purchase prices were between $57.91 and $68.5, with an estimated average price of $62.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.92%. His holdings were 941,555 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Carmax Inc. (KMX)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Carmax Inc. by 73.38%. His purchase prices were between $26.62 and $34.7, with an estimated average price of $30.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.54%. His holdings were 1,315,960 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Family Dollar Stores Inc. by 55.62%. His purchase prices were between $51.39 and $55.74, with an estimated average price of $52.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.4%. His holdings were 733,245 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Idexx Laboratories Inc. (IDXX)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Idexx Laboratories Inc. by 33.66%. His purchase prices were between $72.42 and $82.4, with an estimated average price of $77.93. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.3%. His holdings were 517,615 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in East West Bancorp Inc. by 17.58%. His purchase prices were between $18.14 and $23.15, with an estimated average price of $20.49. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 2,702,165 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Ametek Inc. (AME)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Ametek Inc. by 15.29%. His purchase prices were between $40.9 and $46.77, with an estimated average price of $43.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 1,356,764 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Mobile Mini Inc. (MINI)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Mobile Mini Inc. by 118.22%. His purchase prices were between $19.76 and $25.25, with an estimated average price of $22.14. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 662,295 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Rpm International Inc. (RPM)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Rpm International Inc. by 13.04%. His purchase prices were between $21.61 and $24.74, with an estimated average price of $22.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 2,751,833 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. by 13.53%. His purchase prices were between $48.49 and $58.02, with an estimated average price of $54.43. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 1,048,700 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. by 10.04%. His purchase prices were between $33.19 and $41.96, with an estimated average price of $38.15. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.15%. His holdings were 1,511,900 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Heartland Payment Systems (HPY)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Heartland Payment Systems by 61.37%. His purchase prices were between $17 and $21.54, with an estimated average price of $19.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.15%. His holdings were 659,700 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Cintas Corp. (CTAS)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Cintas Corp. by 45%. His purchase prices were between $29.85 and $32.85, with an estimated average price of $31.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 455,000 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Compuware Corp. (CPWR)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Compuware Corp. by 48.32%. His purchase prices were between $9.28 and $11.63, with an estimated average price of $10.51. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 1,352,400 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Herman Miller Inc. (MLHR)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Herman Miller Inc. by 9.01%. His purchase prices were between $21.15 and $27.77, with an estimated average price of $24.65. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 1,658,200 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Expeditors International Of Washington Inc. (EXPD)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Expeditors International Of Washington Inc. by 6.5%. His purchase prices were between $46.71 and $54.91, with an estimated average price of $51.15. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.1%. His holdings were 1,081,055 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: Cvb Financial Corp. (CVBF)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Cvb Financial Corp. by 17.3%. His purchase prices were between $8.28 and $9.87, with an estimated average price of $9.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.1%. His holdings were 2,408,450 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Added: General Cable Corp. (BGC)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in General Cable Corp. by 29.52%. His purchase prices were between $35.79 and $48.54, with an estimated average price of $41.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings were 280,400 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Arcos Dorados Holdings (ARCO)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Arcos Dorados Holdings. His purchase prices were between $20.15 and $24.73, with an estimated average price of $22.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.56%. His holdings were 2,519,775 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Huron Consulting Group Inc.. His purchase prices were between $26.81 and $30.95, with an estimated average price of $28.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.25%. His holdings were 283,700 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Icon Plc (ICLR)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Icon Plc. His purchase prices were between $21.18 and $25.92, with an estimated average price of $24.03. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 351,000 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Gatx Corp. (GMT)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Gatx Corp.. His purchase prices were between $35.59 and $42.27, with an estimated average price of $38.82. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.23%. His holdings were 208,000 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: International Speedway Corp. (ISCA)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in International Speedway Corp.. His purchase prices were between $26.59 and $32, with an estimated average price of $29.16. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.15%. His holdings were 180,600 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Hospira Inc. (HSP)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Hospira Inc.. His purchase prices were between $53.74 and $58.13, with an estimated average price of $55.51. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 15,100 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: International Paper Co. (IP)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in International Paper Co.. His purchase prices were between $26.57 and $32.86, with an estimated average price of $29.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 19,300 shares as of 06/30/2011.

New Purchase: Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B (TAP)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B. His purchase prices were between $44.04 and $49.39, with an estimated average price of $46.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 12,000 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Citrix Systems Inc. by 52.06%. His sale prices were between $72.59 and $87.62, with an estimated average price of $79.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.26%. Richard Aster Jr still held 526,475 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: United Stationers Inc. (USTR)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in United Stationers Inc. by 48.55%. His sale prices were between $32.68 and $37.06, with an estimated average price of $35.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.58%. Richard Aster Jr still held 1,151,460 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (LECO)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. by 59.27%. His sale prices were between $33.27 and $39.29, with an estimated average price of $36.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.41%. Richard Aster Jr still held 495,000 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Sba Communications Corp. (SBAC)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Sba Communications Corp. by 24.92%. His sale prices were between $36.59 and $40.27, with an estimated average price of $38.57. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.39%. Richard Aster Jr still held 988,215 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Curtisswright Corp. (CW)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Curtisswright Corp. by 57.89%. His sale prices were between $31.27 and $35.36, with an estimated average price of $33.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.31%. Richard Aster Jr still held 214,100 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (CBRL)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc by 20.35%. His sale prices were between $44.21 and $53.4, with an estimated average price of $49. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.31%. Richard Aster Jr still held 813,011 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Reduced: Polaris Industries Inc. (PII)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Polaris Industries Inc. by 34.83%. His sale prices were between $87.02 and $111.25, with an estimated average price of $101.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.22%. Richard Aster Jr still held 154,575 shares as of 06/30/2011.

Sold Out: Genprobe Inc. (GPRO)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Genprobe Inc.. His sale prices were between $66.06 and $86.66, with an estimated average price of $74.39.

Sold Out: Forest Oil Corp. (FST)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Forest Oil Corp.. His sale prices were between $24.93 and $37.99, with an estimated average price of $30.81.

Sold Out: Northern Trust Corp. (NTRS)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Northern Trust Corp.. His sale prices were between $44.98 and $52.36, with an estimated average price of $48.67.

Sold Out: Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Nvidia Corp.. His sale prices were between $15.41 and $20.5, with an estimated average price of $17.99.

Sold Out: Meadwestvaco Corp. (MWV)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Meadwestvaco Corp.. His sale prices were between $30.96 and $34.34, with an estimated average price of $32.53.

Sold Out: Ryder System Inc. (R)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Ryder System Inc.. His sale prices were between $49.59 and $55.24, with an estimated average price of $52.47.

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