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Dodge & Cox - Five Years of Pure Gains with Fantastic Five Holdings

July 24, 2013 | About:

Boston-based Dodge & Cox Funds, is one of the largest among all mutual fund, hedge fund and investment company Gurus, and is led by Dodge & Cox vice presidents Kevin Johnson and John Iannuccillo. The firm seeks long-term growth of principal and income with a secondary objective of achieving a reasonable current income. Lasteupdated by GuruFocus on June 7, 2013, the Dodge & Cox portfolio lists 163 stocks, two of them new, and a total value of $81.38 billion.

The five-year trading histories on the firm’s drug maker holdings are nothing less than phenomenal. Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder of these five drug companies that have done so well:

Up 12% over 12 Months

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Shares Owned: 51,265,946

Share Price: $47.69

Dodge & Cox is the top Guru shareholder of Merck & Co. Inc., holding 1.7% of shares outstanding or 51,265,946 shares as of the end of first quarter in 2013. The five-year trading history shows gains in every quarter, with an average gain of 74% on 72,099,374 shares bought at an average price of $27.40.



Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has a market cap of $143.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.69 with a P/E ratio of 24.30 and P/S ratio of 3.20. The dividend yield of MRK stocks is 3.60%.

Historical pricing:

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Up 28% over 12 Months

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)

Shares Owned: 47,505,272

Share Price: $72.71

Dodge & Cox is also the number one largest Guru shareholder of Novartis AG, holding 1.96% of shares outstanding or 47,505,272 shares. This five-year trading history is another remarkable record of only gains, all double digit until the first quarter of 2013 with a gain of 7%.



Incorporated in 1996 in Switzerland. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has a market cap of $178.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $72.71 with a P/E ratio of 19.10 and P/S ratio of 3.10. The dividend yield of Novartis AG stocks is 3.50%. Novartis Ag has had an annual average earnings growth of 7.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Novartis the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Historical pricing:

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Up 17% over 12 Months

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK)

Shares Owned: 62,617,647

Share Price: $51.66

Dodge & Cox is also the number one largest Guru shareholder of GSK, holding 2.32% of shares outstanding or 62,617,647 shares. This five-year trading history is yet another remarkable green streak of pure gains, all double digit.



GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK), incorporated in the UK, has a market cap of $127.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.66 with a P/E ratio of 20.00 and P/S ratio of 3.15. The dividend yield of GSK stocks is 4.56%. The company has had an annual average earnings growth of 9.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated GlaxoSmithKline PLC the business predictability rank of 2-star.

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Up 40% over 12 Months

Sanofi (NYSE:SNY)

Shares Owned: 44,670,455

Share Price: $52.93

Dodge & Cox is also the largest Guru shareholder of SNY, holding 1.67% of shares outstanding or 44,670,455 shares. This five-year trading history is show of all gains, averaging 54% on shares bought and 67% on shares sold.



Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has a market cap of $143.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.93 with a P/E ratio of 25.90 and P/S ratio of 3.00. The dividend yield of SNY stocks is 2.50%.

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Up 26% over 12 Months

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)

Shares Owned: 69,759,556

Share Price: $29.28

Dodge & Cox is also the largest Guru shareholder of PFE, holding 0.97% of shares outstanding or 69,759,556 shares. This five-year trading history is also a show of all gains, averaging 95% on shares bought and 58% on shares sold.



Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has a market cap of $206.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.28 with a P/E ratio of 13.80 and P/S ratio of 3.70. The dividend yield of PFE stocks is 3.13%.

Historical pricing:

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Here is the complete portfolio of Dodge & Cox.



1. Dodge & Cox's Undervalued Stocks

2. Dodge & Cox's Top Growth Companies

3. Dodge & Cox's High Yield stocks

4. Stocks that Dodge & Cox keeps buying



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