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Top Ten Guru Held Stocks of the Third Quarter

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 companies were held by the highest number of gurus. The following ten companies come from a variety of industries, are based actually all based out of the United States and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)


The most gurus hold on to Microsoft Corporation. As of the close of the third quarter there were 56 gurus that held a position in the company. During the third quarter there 28 gurus buying shares of Microsoft and there were 30 making sells. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 151.21%.

Top guru shareholders of MSFT:

1. Dodge & Cox: 86,524,349 shares, representing 1.04% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Jeff Ubben: 66,865,530 shares, representing 0.8% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. PRIMECAP Management: 62,747,091 shares, representing 0.75% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices.

Microsoft’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Microsoft reports that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, its gross and operating margins have been in a 5-year decline and its interest coverage is comfortable, meaning they have enough cash to cover all debt. The company has also shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch chart shows that Microsoft currently appears to be undervalued:

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Microsoft has a market cap of $317.22 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $38.00 with a P/E ratio of 14.10, a P/S ratio of 4.00 and a P/B ratio of 3.80. The company has a dividend yield of 2.55%. The company has also seen average earnings growth of 12.5% over the past ten years.

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

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The second most held company is Johnson & Johnson with 46 guru shareholders. During the past quarter there were16 gurus making buys and 19 gurus makings sells of their stake in JNJ. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 80.60%.

The top guru shareholders of Johnson & Johnson:

1. Jeremy Grantham: 21,210,245 shares, representing 0.75% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. James Barrow: 17,194,257 shares, representing 0.61% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. PRIMECAP: 13,813,887 shares, representing 0.49% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Johnson & Johnson is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field. It is a holding company which has more than 250 operating companies. The company’s operating segments are focused in: consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics.

Johnson & Johnson’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Johnson & Johnson reports that the company’s operating margin is expanding, its dividend yield is near a 5-year low and its price is near a 10-year high.

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

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Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $262.31 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $92.27 with a P/E ratio of 20.70, a P/S ratio of 3.78 and a P/B ratio of 3.76. The dividend yield of Johnson & Johnson is currently at 2.79%. Johnson & Johnson had an annual average earnings growth of 4.5% over the past ten years.

Google (GOOG)

The third most guru-held stock is Google. As of the third quarter there were 45 gurus holding on to Google, with 18 gurus making buys and 24 gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 120.20%.

The top guru shareholders of Google:

1. PRIMECAP: 3,058,842 shares, representing 0.92% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Frank Sands: 2,776,485 shares, representing 0.83% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Chris Davis: 2,666,808 shares, representing 0.8% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Google is a global technology company engaged in improving the ways people connect with information. The company's business is mainly focused around the following key areas: search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.

Google’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Google reports that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, the company has issued $5 billion of debt over the past three years, its interest coverage is comfortable and it’s shown signs of predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that Google is currently overvalued:

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Google has a market cap of $356.37 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $1066.69 with a P/E ratio of 28.40, a P/S ratio of 6.10 and a P/B ratio of 4.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 44.30% over the past 10 years.

GuruFocus rated Google the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Over the past quarter there were 45 gurus that held a stake in Cisco Systems. During the third quarter there were 16 gurus making buys and 29 gurus selling shares of their stake in Cisco. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 62.97%.

Top guru shareholders of Cisco:

1. Donald Yacktman: 50,273,165 shares, representing 0.94% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.3% of his total portfolio.

2. Jeremy Grantham: 49,830,519 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.2% of his total portfolio.

3. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 43,088,314 shares, representing 0.81% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.3% of his total portfolio.

Cisco Systems sells networking and communications products and provides related services. The company's two main products are switches and routers, but Cisco essentially touches everything in the networking industry. Cisco is the current leader in the data networking industry.

Cisco Systems’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Cisco reports that the company has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its dividend yield is nearing a 3-year high and the company has issued $939 million of debt over the past three years, but overall its debt level is acceptable.

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

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Exxon Mobil (XOM)

The fifth most-held guru stock over the third quarter is in Exxon Mobil. There are 45 gurus with a stake in Exxon Mobil. Over the quarter there were 21 gurus making buys and 18 gurus selling parts or all of their holdings in the company. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 48.37%.

The top guru shareholders of Exxon Mobil:

1. Warren Buffett: 40,089,371 shares, representing 0.91% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Bill Gates: 7,643,858 shares, representing 0.17% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Donald Yacktman: 7,276,782 shares, representing 0.17% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Exxon Mobil’s main business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.

Exxon Mobil’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Exxon reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past year, its price is inching closer to a 10-year high, it has issued $1.3 billion of debt in the past three years and the dividend yield is at a 10-year high.

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

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Exxon Mobil has a market cap of $415.18 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $95.04 with a P/E ratio of 12.40, a P/S ratio of 1.00 and a P/B ratio of 2.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 10.90% over the past 10 years.

Apple (AAPL)

The sixth top guru-held stock of the third quarter is in Apple. As of the close of the most recent quarter there were 43 gurus with a position in Apple. There were 23 gurus making buys of Apple stock and 19 gurus selling their stake in the company. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 82.63%.

The top guru shareholders of Apple:

1. Carl Icahn: 3,875,063 shares, representing 0.43% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. David Einhorn: 2,397,706 shares, representing 0.26% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Ken Fisher: 1,540,133 shares, representing 0.17% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Apple designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players and sell a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions.

Apple’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Apple reports that the company’s revenue has slowed over the past year, its asset growth is notably faster than its revenue growth and its operating margin is expanding.

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

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Apple has a market cap of $506.17 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $562.57 with a P/E ratio of 14.20, a P/S ratio of 3.10 and a P/B ratio of 4.10. The company currently holds a dividend yield of 2.30% and has seen an annual average earnings growth of 60.10% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Apple the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Citigroup (C)

Over the past quarter there were 42 gurus that held a stake in Citigroup. There were 15 gurus that were making buys in Citigroup and 26 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 97.37%.

The top three guru shareholders of Citigroup:

1. James Barrow: 21,670,855 shares, representing 0.71% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.7% of his total assets managed.

2. HOTCHKIS & WILEY: 11,578,455 shares, representing 0.38% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.6% of the fund’s total portfolio.

3. Ken Fisher: 10,996,671 shares, representing 0.36% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.3% of his total portfolio.

Citigroup is a global financial services holding company, whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial services such as consumer banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage and wealth management.

Citigroup’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Citigroup reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past five years. It also notes that the company’s P/S ratio is nearing a 5-year high.

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

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Citigroup has a market cap of $156.72 billion. Its shares are currently being traded at around $51.67 with a P/E ratio of 13.00, a P/B ratio of 0.80 and a P/S ratio of 2.00.

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

As of the most recent quarter there were 41 guru shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. There were 14 gurus making buys and 21 gurus making sells of their stake in the third quarter. These gurus hold a combined 141.13%.

The top three guru shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:

1. Bill Gates: 87,039,804 shares, representing 3.72% of the company’s shares outstanding and 50.8% of Gates’ total portfolio.

2. Ken Fisher: 5,136,928 shares, representing 0.22% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.4% of his total portfolio.

3. Ruane Cunniff: 4,682,107 shares, representing 0.2% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.2% of his total assets managed.

Berkshire Hathaway is a conglomerate holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of business activities, including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing.

Berkshire Hathaway’s historical revenue and earnings growth:

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The analysis on Berkshire Hathaway reports that the company’s 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 undervalued:

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Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $268.69 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $114.96 with a P/E ratio of 14.20, a P/S ratio of 1.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.30. Berkshire Hathaway had an annual average earnings growth of 6.90% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Berkshire Hathaway the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)

Over the past quarter there were 39 guru shareholders of Wells Fargo stock. There were 14 making buys of the company’s shares and there were 22 gurus making sells of the company’s stock. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 91.24%.

The top three guru shareholders of Wells Fargo:

1. Warren Buffett: 463,131,623 shares, representing 8.72% of the company’s shares outstanding and 20.8% of Buffett’s total portfolio.

2. Dodge & Cox: 74,262,403 shares, representing 1.4% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.5% of their total portfolio.

3. Chris Davis: 58,932,056 shares, representing 1.11% of the company’s shares outstanding and 6.3% of his total portfolio.

Wells Fargo is a financial services companies, providing a range of retail banking and brokerage, asset and wealth management and corporate and investment banking products and services to customers.

Wells Fargo’s historical revenue and net income:

The analysis on Wells Fargo reports that the company’s operating margin is expanding, its dividend yield is close to a 3-year high, its price is near a 10-year high and its revenue has been in decline over the past three years.

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

Wells Fargo has a market cap of $227.82 billion. Its shares were traded at around $43.25 with a P/E ratio of 11.40, a P/S ratio of 2.73 and a P/B ratio of 1.50. The company offers a dividend yield of 2.66%. Wells Fargo had an annual average earnings growth of 3.70% over the past ten years.

Bank of America (BAC)

As of the close of the third quarter there were 38 guru owners of Bank of America. During the past quarter there were 16 gurus buying shares of BAC and there were 18 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus maintain a combined weighting of 90.16%.

The top three guru shareholders of Bank of America:

1. Dodge & Cox: 128,550,121 shares, representing 1.2% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2% of their total portfolio.

2. Bruce Berkowitz: 99,696,715 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding and 16.3% of his total portfolio.

3. James Barrow: 83,736,733 shares, representing 0.78% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.8% of his total assets managed.

Bank of America, through its subsidiaries, provides a diversified range of banking and non-banking financial services and products through five business segments: Deposits, Card Services, Consumer Real Estate Services, Global Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets and Investment Management.

Bank of America’s historical revenue and net income:

The analysis on Bank of America reports that the company’s dividend yield is near a 10-year low and that its revenue has been in decline over the past five years.

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

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Bank of America has a market cap of $166.29 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $15.59 with a P/E ratio of 23.80, a P/S ratio of 2.00 and a P/B ratio of 0.76.

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