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Top Five Guru-Held Industrial Stocks

October 10, 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 industrials companies are held by the most gurus. As of the second quarter, the following five consumer industrial-based stocks are held by the largest number of gurus.

General Electric (GE)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 29 guru owners of General Electric. During the past quarter there were 12 gurus buying shares of GE and there were 17 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 24.03%.

The top three guru shareholders of General Electric:

1. Dodge & Cox: 92,549,309 shares, representing 0.91% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.5% of their total assets managed.

2. James Barrow: 33,102,027 shares, representing 0.33% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.3% of his total portfolio.

3. Brian Rogers: 31,286,500 shares, representing 0.31% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.9% of his total portfolio.

General Electric is a diversified infrastructure and financial services company. The company provides products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products.

General Electric’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on GE reports that the company’s dividend is at a 2-year low, its revenue has been in decline over the past five years, its operating margin is expanding and its price is sitting near its 5-year high.

The company announced that they have invested $1.7 million in their North Carolina and Streamline Product Development in order to strengthen their regional presence. They also announced that they had launched 14 new industrial internet productivity technologies which will improve the outcomes for aviation, oil & gas, transportation, healthcare and energy.

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

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General Electric has a market cap of $246.35 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $24.19 with a P/E ratio of 16.90 and a P/S ratio of 1.70. GE currently has a dividend yield of 3.10%. The company has had an annual average earnings growth of 2.1% over the past ten years.

Boeing (BA)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 25 guru owners of Boeing. During the past quarter there were 8 gurus buying shares of BA and there were 17 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 17.37%.

The top three guru shareholders of Boeing:

1. Andreas Halvorsen: 7,995,460 shares, representing 1.06% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.6% of his total portfolio.

2. PRIMECAP Management: 3,659,591 shares, representing 0.49% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.54% of their total assets managed.

3. Brian Rogers: 2,676,900 shares, representing 0.35% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.1% of his total portfolio.

Boeing is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems and services.

Boeing’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Boeing reports that the company’s dividend yield is a a 5-year low, its price is near a 10-year high, it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth and its operating margin is expanding.

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

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Boeing has a market cap of $89.55 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $118.70 with a P/E ratio of 21.80 and a P/S ratio of 1.10. The company had an annual average growth of 13.9% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Boeing the business predictability rank of 3-star.

3M Co. (MMM)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 24 guru owners of 3M. During the past quarter there were 9 gurus buying shares of MMM and there were 16 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 21.64%.

The top three guru shareholders of 3M:

1. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 5,885,651 shares, representing 0.86% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2% of his total portfolio.

2. Jeremy Grantham: 4,650,451 shares, representing 0.68% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.3% of his total portfolio.

3. Brian Rogers: 2,766,400 shares, representing 0.4% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.2% of his total portfolio.

3M is a manufacturing, technology innovator and marketer of a variety of products. It is a technology company with a presence in the six businesses: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security and Protection Services; Display and Graphics; and Electro and Communications.

3M’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on 3M reports that the company’s dividend yield is at a 5-year low, it’s price is near a 10-year high and it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

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

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3M has a market cap of $81.45 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $119.17 with a P/E ratio of 18.70 and a P/S ratio of 2.70. 3M had an annual average earnings growth of 5.7% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated 3M the business predictability rank of 3-star.

FedEx Corporation (FDX)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 21 guru owners of FedEx. During the past quarter there were 14 gurus buying shares of FDX and there were 8 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 34.04%.

The top three guru shareholders of FedEx:

1. PRIMECAP Management: 19,242,579 shares, representing 6.09% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.7% of their total portfolio.

2. Dodge & Cox: 17,252,973 shares, representing 5.46% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2% of their total assets managed.

3. Mason Hawkins: 15,807,606 shares, representing 5% of the company’s shares outstanding and about 7.3% of his total portfolio.

FedEx Corporation provides a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. It operates in four business segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services.

FedEx’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on FedEx reports that the company’s dividend yield is at a 3-year low, its price is inching closer to a 10-year high and it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The company recently announced that they are teaming up with Quark Software and Microsoft to enhance the online signs experience.

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

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FedEx has a market cap of $36.37 billion. Its shares were traded at around $114.87 with a P/E ratio of 22.90 and a P/S ratio of 0.80. FedEx had an annual average earnings growth of 2.9% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated FedEx the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Norfolk Southern (NSC)

As of the close of the second quarter there were 21 guru owners of Norfolk Southern. During the past quarter there were 10 gurus buying shares of NSC and there were 7 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 6.60%%.

The top three guru shareholders of Norfolk Southern:

1. Brian Rogers: 4,000,000 shares, representing 1.28% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.2% of his total portfolio.

2. PRIMECAP Management: 1,273,431 shares, representing 0.41% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.13% of their total assets managed.

3. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 1,140,313 shares, representing 0.37% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.26% of his total portfolio.

Norfolk Southern controls a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway Company. It is mainly engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest.

Norfolk Southern’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Norfolk Southern reports that the revenue has slowed down over the past year, the operating margin is expanding and the company has issued $1.7 billion over the past three years.

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

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Norfolk Southern has a market cap of $24.63 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $78.96 with a P/E ratio of 14.80 and a P/S ratio of 2.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 10.5% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Norfolk Southern the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

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