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Guru Real Time Transactions Highlight

September 13, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. We saw notable real time activity from Mario Gabelli, Edward Lampert and Mason Hawkins.

Mario Gabelli

Gabelli upped his stake in Superior Industries International (SUP) over the past week. The guru increased his position 7.75% by purchasing 157,409 shares. Gabelli bought these shares at $18.20 per share, and since then the price per share has increased about 3%.

Gabelli now holds on to 2,187,898 shares of SUP, representing 7.98% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Gabelli’s holding history as of the second quarter:

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Superior Industries International is engaged in the design and manufacture of aluminum road wheels for sale to OEMs. It is a supplier of cast and forged aluminum wheels to the automobile and light truck manufacturers.

Superior’s historical revenue and net income:

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Superior Industries International has a market cap of $506.3 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $18.46 with a P/E ratio of 17.40 and a P/S ratio of 0.60. The company also offers a dividend yield of 4.30%.

Mason Hawkins

Hawkins made three real time transactions over the past week. The guru bought one new company and reduced his holdings in two other companies.

About a week after Mason Hawkins, alongside Carl Icahn, gave up their fight to keep Dell (DELL) from going private. The two gurus argued that the company was being seriously undervalued by its CEO, Michael Dell. On Sept. 12, Hawkins reduced his position in Dell 9.37%. The guru sold 6,669,776 shares of Dell at $13.85 per share.

During the second quarter Hawkins sold over 50 million shares to Icahn. Hawkins has been decreasing his position in Dell since third quarter 2012. Hawkins’ holding history as of the second quarter:

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Dell’s historical revenue and net income:

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Over the past week Mason Hawkins cut over half of his holdings in Quicksilver Resources (KWK). The guru sold a total of 13,448,080 shares of Quicksilver, representing a 58.68% decrease in his position. Hawkins sold these shares at an average price of $1.76 per share.

Hawkins still maintains 9,470,612 shares of Quicksilver Resources, representing about 5.3% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Hawkins’ holding history as of the second quarter:

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Quicksilver Resources is a Fort Worth-based natural gas and oil exploration company focused on long-lived properties located onshore in North America.

Quicksilver’s historical revenue and net income:

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Quicksilver Resources has a market cap of $312.4 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $1.77 with a P/S ratio of 0.50.

Mason Hawkins made his first buy into News Corporation (NWS) over the past week. The guru made an initial buy of 23,767,700 shares of the company’s stock at an average price of $16.49 per share. The price is now trading up about 1% to $16.71 per share. The transaction is valued at about $396 million. This purchase noted a 1.96% impact on his portfolio. Hawkins’ new holding represents a near 12% voting stake in News Corporation.

Hawkins’ Southeastern Asset Management is now the largest holding behind the company’s chairman Rupert Murdoch who owns 39% of the company’s stocks. According to the SEC Filing Hawkins has no plans to influence News Corp.

The company comprises leading businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital education and pay-TV distribution in Australia.

News Corp’s historical revenue and net income:

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News Corp. has a market cap of $6.34 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $16.73 with a P/S ratio of 0.70. The company currently holds no debt.

Edward Lampert

Edward Lampert made an additional reduction in AutoNation (AN) over the past week. This reduction is forth sell the guru has made since the close of the second quarter.

On Sept. 9, Lampert reduced his position -6.37% by selling 1,883,027 shares of the company’s stock. Lampert sold these at $51.45 per share, and since then the price per share has increased about 3%. Lampert now holds on to a total of 27,693,377 shares, maintaining his status as largest shareholder and holding on to 22.82% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Lampert’s holding history as of the second quarter:

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AutoNation Inc., through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer in the U.S.

AutoNation’s historical revenue and net income:

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AutoNation has a market cap of $6.49 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $53.47 with a P/E ratio of 19.50, a P/S ratio of 0.40 and a P/B ratio of 3.30.

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