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Top Guru-Owned Energy Companies at the Close of 2013

March 03, 2014 | 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 energy companies which are held by the most gurus. The following five energy companies are held by the largest number of gurus during the past quarter.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

There are nearly double the number of gurus that hold on to a position in Exxon Mobil than in any other energy corporation. As of the fourth quarter there were 42 guru owners of Exxon Mobil and they held a combined weighting of 52.70%.

During the second quarter there were 15 different gurus making buys into Exxon along with 21 different gurus making sells of their stake in the company.

Top three guru shareholders of Exxon Mobil:

1. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio): 41,129,643 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4% of Buffett’s total portfolio.

2. Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 8,143,858 shares, representing 0.19% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.1% of Gates’ total portfolio.

3. Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio): 7,621,912 shares, representing 0.17% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.9% of Grantham’s total portfolio.

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 $409.83 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $94.84 with a P/E ratio of 12.50, a P/S ratio of 1.00 and a P/B ratio of 2.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.00% over the past 10 years.

Schlumberger NV (SLB)

The second most held company is Schlumberger with 29 guru shareholders. During the past quarter there were 12 gurus making buys and 13 gurus makings sells of their stake in SLB. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 30.61%.

The top guru owners of Schlumberger:

1. Dodge & Cox: 39,611,494 shares, representing 2.99% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 14,994,184 shares, representing 1.13% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Manning & Napier: 9,187,561 shares, representing 0.69% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Schlumberger NV is a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company provides the industry's range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Schlumberger reports that the company’s price is nearing a five-year high, they have issued $5.2 billion of debt over the past three years and the company’s asset growth is currently faster than its revenue growth.

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

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Schlumberger NV has a market cap of $118.51 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $90.65 with a P/E ratio of 17.90, a P/S ratio of 2.60 and a P/B ratio of 3.00. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.70% over the past 10 years.

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

Halliburton Company (HAL)

The third most guru-held stock is Halliburton. As of the fourth quarter there were 30 gurus holding on to Halliburton, with 13 gurus making buys and 14 gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 42.38%.

The top guru shareholders of Halliburton:

1. Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio): 5,524,307 shares, representing 0.6% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio): 4,747,513shares, representing 0.52% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): 4,536,825 shares, representing 0.5% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Halliburton is a provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. It operates under two divisions: Completion and Production segment, and Drilling and Evaluation segment.

Halliburton’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Halliburton reports that the company’s revenue has slowed town over the past year, its asset growth is faster than its revenue growth and its operating and gross margins have been in a 5-year decline.

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

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Halliburton has a market cap of $47.92 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $56.32 with a P/E ratio of 25.90, a P/S ratio of 1.80 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 17.50% over the past ten years.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

The fourth most guru-held stock is National Oilwell Varco. As of the fourth quarter there were 26 gurus holding on to National Oilwell Varco, with 13 gurus making buys and nine gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 19.02%.

Top guru shareholders of NOV:

1. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 12,756,952 shares, representing 2.98% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio): 8,880,000 shares, representing 2.08% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio): 4,141,957 shares, representing 0.97% of the company’s shares outstanding.

National Oilwell Varco is a provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

National Oilwell Varco’s historical revenue and earnings growth:

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The analysis on NOV reports that the company’s shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its dividend yield is near a 5-year high and its price is near a 2-year high.

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

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National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $32.97 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $76.93 with a P/E ratio of 14.10, a P/S ratio of 1.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.50. The dividend yield of NOV is 1.20%, and the company has seen an annual average earnings growth of 17.10% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated National Oilwell Varco the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

BP PLC (BP)

The fifth most guru-held stock is BP PLC. As of the fourth quarter there were 25 gurus holding on to BP, with 13 gurus making buys and eight gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 28.06%.

Top guru shareholders of BP:

1. James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio): 29,411,270 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio): 10,866,679 shares, representing 0.34% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 7,315,267 shares, representing 0.23% of the company’s shares outstanding.

BP PLC operates as an integrated oil and gas company and is the parent company of the BP group of companies. The company has three reportable segments: Upstream, Downstream and TNK-BP.

BP’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on BP reports that the company’s price is near a 3-year high, over the past three years the company has issued $14.8 billion and their Piotroski F-Score is high.

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

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BP PLC has a market cap of $152.9 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $49.22 with a P/E ratio of 6.60, a P/S ratio of 0.40 and a P/B of 1.20. The company’s dividend yield is currently sitting at 4.50%.

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