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Top Guru-Held Consumer Cyclical Companies

October 03, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which consumer cyclical companies are held by the most gurus. As of the second quarter, the following five consumer cyclical-based stocks are held by the largest number of gurus.

Walt Disney (DIS)


As of the close of the second quarter there were 10 guru owners of Walt Disney. During the past quarter there were two gurus buying shares of DIS and there were 9 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 11.47%.

The top three guru shareholders of Disney:

1. Chris Davis: 12,938,299 shares, representing 0.72% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.1% of his total portfolio.

2. PRIMECAP Management: 9,167,824 shares, representing 0.51% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.83% of their total portfolio.

3. Ken Fisher: 8,336,362 shares, representing 0.47% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.4% of his total portfolio.

Disney, together with its subsidiaries, is a worldwide entertainment Company with operations in five business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

Walt Disney’s historical revenue and net income:

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The company is set to release its full year and fourth quarter financial results on Nov. 7, 2013.

The company also has presentations set up for several conferences worldwide, such as the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference as well as the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference.

The analysis on Disney reports that the company’s price is nearing its 10-year high, it maintains predictable revenue and earnings growth, its operating margin is expanding and over the past three years Disney has issued $2.8 billion of debt.

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

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Walt Disney has a market cap of $114.44 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $64.06 with a P/E ratio of 19.40, a P/S ratio of 2.60 and a P/B ratio of 2.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.7% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Disney the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Amazon.com (AMZN)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 9 guru owners of Amazon. During the past quarter there were 5 gurus buying shares of AMZN and there were 3 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 13.14%.

The top three guru shareholders of Amazon:

1. Frank Sands: 8,359,285 shares, representing 1.83% of the company’s shares outstanding and 7.8% of his total portfolio.

2. Ken Fisher: 2,400,539 shares, representing 0.53% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.7% of his total portfolio.

3. Chase Coleman: 984,000 shares, representing 0.22% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.8% of his total assets managed.

Amazon.com serves consumers through its retail websites and focuses on selection, price and convenience. It designs its websites to enable millions of unique products to be sold by the company and by third parties across dozens of product categories.

Amazon’s historical revenue and net income:

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The company recently upgraded their tablet to make it lighter and more durable than their current e-reader selection.

Amazon also announced that they would be creating 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs in the U.S. to fulfill holiday orders. They also reported that thousands of these seasonal employees are expected to become permanent employees for the company.

The analysis on Amazon reports the company’s asset growth is faster than its revenue growth, it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth and its price is at a 10-year high.

Amazon.com has a market cap of $143.88. Its shares are currently trading at around $314.91 with a P/E ratio of 3941.50, a P/S ratio of 2.20 and a P/B ratio of 16.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 24.7% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Amazon the business predictability rank of 5-star.

McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 9 guru owners of McGraw Hill Financial. During the past quarter there were 2 gurus buying shares of MHFI and there were 7 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 8.51%.

The top three guru shareholders of McGraw Hill Financial:

1. Dodge & Cox: 8,310,865 shares, representing 3.02% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.53% of the fund’s total assets managed.

2. Manning & Napier Advisors: 5,519,201 shares, representing 2.01% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.6% of their total portfolio.

3. Andreas Halvorsen: 2,516,600 shares, representing 0.55% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.74% of his total portfolio.

McGraw Hill is a financial information and education company. It offers information on capital market, commodities market and commercial markets services.

McGraw Hill’s historical revenue and net income:

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The company is set to release their third quarter financials on Oct. 22, 2013.

Over the past quarter McGraw Hill Financial sold one of its subsidiaries, Aviation Week, to Penton, a privately held business information company. The sell goes along with the company’s intent to sell all of its non-core assets.

The analysis on McGraw Hill reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past five years, its operating margin is expanding and its price is near a 10-year high.

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

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McGraw Hill has a market cap of $18.11 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $65.79 with a P/E ratio of 25.20, a P/S ratio of 3.90 and a P/B ratio of 14.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3% over the past ten years.

Priceline.com (PCLN)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 8 guru owners of Priceline. During the past quarter there were 2 gurus buying shares of PCLN and there were 6 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 22.04%.

The top three guru shareholders of Priceline:

1. Steve Mandel: 1,718,406 shares, representing 3.34% of the company’s shares outstanding and 6.9% of his total portfolio.

2. Frank Sands: 1,494,181 shares, representing 2.9% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.2% of his total portfolio.

3. Chase Coleman: 474,000 shares, representing 0.92% of the company’s shares outstanding and 6.8% of his total portfolio.

Priceline is an online travel company that offers its customers a range of travel services, including hotel rooms, car rentals, airline tickets, vacation packages, cruises and destination services. The company also operates a retail, price-disclosed hotel reservation service in the U.S.

Priceline’s historical revenue and net income:

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One of Priceline’s subsidiaries, Booking.com, recently announced a partnership with NYC & Company. Booking.com is the world’s largest accommodation booking site, and will work with NYC & Company to increase tourism and generate additional hotel bookings to New York City.

The analysis on Priceline.com reports that the price is at a 10-year high, its operating margin is expanding and the company’s P/S ratio is nearing a 10-year high.

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

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Priceline.com has a market cap of $54.04 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $1049.31 with a P/E ratio of 34.40, a P/S ratio of 9.20 and a P/B ratio of 9.10. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 60.3% over the past ten years.

Liberty Interactive (LINTA)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 8 guru owners of Liberty Interactive. During the past quarter there were 4 gurus buying shares of LINTA and there were 2 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 6.63%.

The top three guru shareholders of Liberty Interactive:

1. Dodge & Cox: 24,478,401 shares, representing 4.7% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.67% of the fund’s total portfolio.

2. Chris Davis: 10,575,772 shares, representing 2.03% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.62% of his total portfolio.

3. Bill Nygren: 8,370,000 shares, representing 1.61% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.1% of his total portfolio.

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies which are primarily engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries. Its principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com and the company's equity affiliate Expedia.

Liberty Interactive’s historical revenue and net income:

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The company recently closed a private offering of $400 million of 1% exchangeable senior debentures due in 2043.

Liberty most recently announced that they would be hosting their annual investor meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. The presentations will discuss the company’s financial performance, outlook and recent developments.

The analysis on Liberty reports that the company’s operating margin has been in a 5-year decline, its price is nearing a 10-year high and its P/S ratio is close to a 5-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that Liberty Interactive is currently undervalued:

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Liberty Interactive has a market cap of $12.55 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $24.11 with a P/E ratio of 10.00, a P/S ratio of 1.30 and a P/B ratio of 1.70. The company had an average earnings growth of 16.9% over the past 10 years.

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