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Top Five Stocks Held by International Gurus

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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By using GuruFocus’ Aggregated Portfolio Screener, we filtered through the gurus to see what stocks were the most popular amongst the 21 international gurus. The top five most popular stocks are all held by at least five international gurus.

Nestle SA (XSWX:NESN)


Nestle is currently held by the most gurus with eight international gurus backing the company. During the second quarter there were five gurus making buys into the company and none selling their stake in Nestle. Together the eight gurus hold a 27.80% stake in the company.

The company’s top holders include:

1. David Herro with 4,853,000 shares, representing a 0.15% stake and 2% of his total portfolio.

2. Charles de Vaulx with 2,841,261 shares, representing a 0.09% stake and 4% of his total portfolio.

3. Tweedy Brown with 2,781,120 shares, representing a 0.09% stake and 3.6% of their total assets.

4. IVA International with 1,383,562 shares, representing a 0.04% stake and 5.4% of their assets.

5. Wintergreen with 857,976 shares, representing a 0.03% stake and 3.9% of their total portfolio.

Nestle SA manufactures and markets food products. The Company's product line includes milk, chocolate, confectionery, creamer, coffee, food seasoning, bottled water and pet foods among others.

Nestle’s historical pricing:

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Nestle’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past five years, the company has issued CHF6.3 billion of debt over the past year, the operating margin is expanding and P/E and P/B ratios are nearing 1-year lows.

The company recently announced First Half 2013 results which highlighted:

· Sales up 5.3% to CHF45.2 billion, 4.1% organic growth.

· Real internal growth up 2.7% for the first half.

· EPS up 3.4%.

· Operating cash flow of CHF 5 billion.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Nestle SA has a market cap of CHF196.39 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around CHF60.90 with a P/E ratio of 18.02, a P/S ratio of 2.06 and a P/B ratio of 3.12. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 6.6%.

British American Tobacco PLC (LSE:BATS)

British American Tobacco is currently held by six internationally focused gurus as well as Tom Russo. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 19.94%. During 2013Q2 four gurus made buys into British American Tobacco and none made any sells.

British American Tobacco’s top holders include:

1. Tom Russo with 4,722,175 shares, representing a 0.25% stake and 2.8% of his total portfolio.

2. Wintergreen with 1,834,526 shares, representing a 0.1% stake and 6.1% of their total portfolio.

3. Tweedy Brown with 1,325,000 shares, representing a 0.07% stake and 1.3% of their total assets.

4. Causeway with 1,287,140 shares, representing a 0.07% stake and 2.7% of their total portfolio.

5. MS Global with 998,029 shares, representing a 0.05% stake and 9.9% of their total portfolio.

British American Tobacco PLC is a holding company that owns, directly or indirectly investments in the numerous companies constituting the British American Tobacco Group of companies. Its brand portfolio includes Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. The company is headquartered in London.

British American Tobacco’s historical pricing:

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British American Tobacco’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on British American Tobacco reports that the company’s revenue has slowed down over the past year, the company has no debt, the dividend yield is at a 3-year high and the company’s operating margin is expanding.

The half yearly report highlighted:

· Group revenue up 4%.

· Profit was 3% higher at £2,807 million.

· Diluted EPS rose by 8% to 109.1p.

· Group cigarette volume was 332 billion, a decline of 3.4%.

British American Tobacco has a market cap of £61.91 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around £32.54 with a P/E ratio of 15.80 and a P/S ratio of 4.10. The company currently maintains a dividend yield of 4.23%. British American Tobacco had an annual average earnings growth of 10.8% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated British American Tobacco the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Toyota Motor Corp. (TSE:7203)

Toyota Motor is currently held by five international gurus. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 14.62%. During the second quarter three gurus made buys or added to their position in the company and one made a reduction in their holdings.

The top three holders of Toyota stock are:

1. David Herro holds 3,981,000 shares, representing a 0.13% stake and 1.5% of his total portfolio.

2. Causeway holds 1,314,000 shares, representing a 0.04% stake and 3.2% of their total portfolio.

3. T. Rowe Price Japan holds 213,700 shares, representing a 0.01% stake and 5% of their portfolio.

Toyota Motor Corp designs, manufactures and sells sedans, minivans, compact cars, sport-utility vehicles, trucks and related parts and accessories. The Company also provides financing, vehicle and equipment leasing & certain other financial services. The company is headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

Toyota’s historical pricing:

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Toyota’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Toyota Motor reports that the price is nearing a high of ¥6470, the company has issued ¥1153.3 billion of debt over the past three years and the company has also had an operating loss over the past three years.

The company reported today that its car, the Toyota Corolla, has been named the world’s most popular car. The cumulative global sales of the Corolla surpassed 40 million in July, reaching 40.01 million units.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Toyota Motor has a market cap of ¥19740.3 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around ¥6230.00 with a P/E ratio of 16.00, a P/S ratio of 0.87 and a P/B ratio of 1.55. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 17.3% over the past five years.

Roche Holding AG (XSWX:ROG)

There are currently five international gurus that hold a position in Roche Holding as well as Tom Russo and the PRIMECAP Management. The internationally based gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 11.61%. Although several international gurus hold on to Roche Holding, they are not the largest shareholders of the stock.

Top 3 Holders of Roche Holding:

1. PRIMECAP Management with 10,513,329 shares, representing a 1.22% stake and 3.7% of their total portfolio.

2. Vanguard Health Care Fund with 4,159,833 shares, representing a 0.48% stake and 3.8% of their total portfolio.

3. Tweedy Browne Global with 984,000 shares, representing a 0.11% stake and 4.8% of their total assets managed.

Roche Holding AG manufactures and develops pharmaceutical product. It produces drugs for cardiovascular, infectious, dermatology, autoimmune, and respiratory diseases. Roche Holding’s headquarters are located in Basel, Switzerland.

Roche Holding’s historical pricing:

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Roche Holding’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past five years, the operating margin is expanding and that the price is sitting near a 5-year high.

The company’s first half results reported:

· Group sales 5% higher at 23.3 billion Swiss francs.

· EPS 12% higher at 7.58 Swiss francs; net income rose to 6 billion Swiss francs.

· Pharmaceutical sales rose 6%.

· Diagnostics sales increased 3%.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Roche Holding AG has a market cap of CHF203.05 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around CHF235.40 with a P/E ratio of 17.95, a P/S ratio of 4.37 and a P/B ratio of 11.86. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past ten years.

Honda Motor Co (TSE:7267)

Honda Motor is held by five global gurus as of the second quarter. During the previous quarter there were three gurus making buys into Honda and there was one making a reduction. The gurus hold a combined weighting of 11.07%.

Honda’s top three largest guru shareholders:

1. David Herro with 9,200,000 shares, representing a 0.51% stake and 2.1% of his total portfolio.

2. Tweedy Browne with 1,577,500 shares, representing a 0.09% stake and 1.2% of their portfolio.

3. Matthews Japan with 302,100 shares, representing a 0.02% stake and 4.2% of their portfolio.

Honda Motor Co Ltd develops, produces, and manufactures motor products, including small general-purpose engines and scooters and specialty sports cars.

Honda Motor’s historical pricing:

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Honda Motor’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the company has issued ¥407.1 billion of debt over the past three years and that the gross margin has been in a long-term decline.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Honda Motor has a market cap of ¥6623.44 billion. Its shares are trading at around ¥3675.00 with a P/E ratio of 18.52, a P/S ratio of 0.64 and a P/B ratio of 1.27. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.1% over the past ten years.

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