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Texas-Sized Big Buys by Yacktman

May 03, 2013 | About:
Sally Jones

Sally Jones

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When Texans do anything, it tends to be big. Case in point, Texan Guru Donald Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management, and his funds bought BIG in the first quarter of 2013, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Here’s a look at Yacktman’s recent buys and the P/Es of those stocks.

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL)

Up 11% over the past year, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is a specialty chemical company with a market cap of $9.48 billion. Built around life science and high technology, the company develops, manufactures, purchases and distributes chemicals, biochemicals and equipment worldwide. The current SIAL share price is $77.95 with a change from average up 1%.

SIAL data by GuruFocus.com

As of March 31, 2013, three Yacktman Asset funds bought SIAL shares. Combined, Donald Yacktman, the Yacktman Fund, and Yacktman Focused Fund bought 2,489,800 SIAL shares as new holdings at an average price of $77.13 for a 1.2% gain.

After the trade, Yacktman Fund holds 564,100 shares; Yacktman Focused Fund holds 484,400 shares, and Donald Yacktman holds 1,244,900 SIAL shares.

Sigma-Aldrich’s products are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and other high-technology manufacturing.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

The Yacktman Asset Management funds also increased their positions with Microsoft.

With a market cap of $273.25 billion, MSFT stock is down 6% over the last 12 months.

MSFT data by GuruFocus.com

As of March 31, 2013, Donald Yacktman increased his position by 38.51%, buying 52,845,565 MSFT shares at an average price of $27.69 for a 19.8% gain. This trade makes an impact of 1.7% to his portfolio.

His holding history:



Making an impact of 2.04% to its portfolio, the Yacktman Fund increased its MSFT position by 53.3%, adding 6,050,000 shares at an average price of $27.69 for a 19.8% gain.

After the trade Yacktman Fund holds 17,400,000 Microsoft shares at an average price of $29.38 per share for a 13% gain.



The Yacktman Focused Fund increased its MSFT position by 35.09%, buying 4 million shares at an average price of $29.61 for a 12% gain, as of quarter ending March 31, 2013.

After the trade, the fund owns a total of 15.4 million shares at an average price of $29.61 for a 12% gain.



Coca-Cola Company (KO)

As of March 31, 2013, Yacktman Asset Management funds also increased their Coca-Cola Company (KO) positions:

Donald Yacktman increased his position with Coca-Cola Company (KO) by 38.02%, with a 1.29% impact to his portfolio. He holds 9,000,000 shares after the trade.

His holding history:



The current share price is $42.21 with a change from average up 11%. With a market cap of $187.41billion, KO is up 8% over the last 12 months.

KO data by GuruFocus.com

As of same quarter ending, the Yacktman Fund increased its KO position by 15.04%, adding 1,190,000 shares at an average price of $38.19 per share for a 9.9%. After the trade, the fund has 9,100,000 KO shares.



The Yacktman Focused Fund increased its KO position by 66.36%, making a 1.99% impact on its portfolio. This fund bought 3,590,000 KO shares at an average price of $38.19 for a 9.9% gain. After the trade, this fund holds 9 million KO shares.



Guru Donald Yacktman is the President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Yacktman Asset Management. He was the Morningstar "Portfolio Manager of The Year" in 1991. As of this quarter, the Yacktman Asset Management Co. portfolio lists 52 stocks, a $19.5 billion total value and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 6%.







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Here is the complete portfolio of Yacktman Fund.


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