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Top Five Guru-Held Asian Stocks at Year End

March 05, 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 which companies based in Asian countries were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Asian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Baidu (BIDU)

As of the fourth quarter there were the most gurus holding a position in Baidu than any other Asian-based corporation. As of the close of the fourth quarter there were 26 guru owners of Baidu. These gurus held a combined weighting of 42.46%.

During the previous quarter there were 15 gurus making buys alongside nine gurus selling shares of Baidu.

Top three guru shareholders of Baidu:

1. Frank Sands: 13,099,246 shares, representing 3.75% of the company’s shares outstanding and 6.1% of his total assets managed.

2. Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio): 5,393,588 shares, representing 1.54% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.1% of his total assets managed.

3. Dodge & Cox: 3,717,187 shares, representing 1.06% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.69% of his total assets managed.

Baidu is a Chinese language Internet search provider. It provides a platform for businesses to reach customers. The company offers its main products and services to users through Baidu.com. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

Baidu’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Baidu reports that the price is nearing a 10-year high, the company has enough cash to cover all of its debt and its operating margin is expanding.

Baidu has a market cap of $60.63 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $173.41 with a P/E ratio of 44.30, a P/S ratio of 19.50 and a P/B ratio of 10.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 84.90% over the past five years.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA)

As of the close of the fourth quarter there were 19 guru owners of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. These gurus held a combined weighting of 20.32%. During the third quarter, there were ten gurus making buys and six making sells of their stake in TEVA.

The top guru shareholders of Teva Pharmaceutical:

1. Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio): 13,145,600 shares, representing 1.56% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.6% of their total portfolio.

2. James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio): 12,143,563 shares, representing 1.44% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.71% of his total portfolio.

3. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): 9,316,000 shares, representing 1.1% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.2% of his total portfolio.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries develops, produces and markets generic, branded & over-the-counter medicines. It is the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world and some of its products are Copaxone, Azilect and Provigil. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is based out of Petah Tikva, Israel.

Teva Pharmaceuticals’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reports that the company’s price is nearing a 1-year high, its revenue has slowed over the past year, its dividend yield is at a 10-year high and its P/B and P/S ratios are at 10-year lows.

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

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $47.25 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $49.90 with a P/E ratio of 35.00, a P/S ratio of 1.70 and a P/B ratio 2.10. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 16.20% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP)

As of the close of the fourth quarter there were 11 Guru owners of Check Point Software Technologies. These gurus held a combined weighting of 8.36%. During the third quarter, there were six gurus making buys and five making sells of their stake in CHKP.

Top three guru shareholders of Check Point Software Technologies as of Q4:

1. David Herro (Trades, Portfolio): 4,326,000 shares, representing 2.2% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 1% of Herro’s total assets managed.

2. First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio): 2,837,200 shares, representing 1.44% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.7% of their total portfolio.

3. Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio): 2,680,000 shares, representing 1.36% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.1% of his total portfolio.

Check Point develops, and markets software and combined hardware and software products and services for IT security and offers its customers a portfolio of network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions. The company is based out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Check Point’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Check Point reports that the company has no debt, it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its operating margin is expanding and its price is nearing a 10-year high.

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

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Check Point Software Technologies has a market cap of $13.48 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $68.83 with a P/E ratio of 21.00, a P/S ratio of 9.90 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 16.3% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Check Point the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

China Mobile (CHL)

As of the fourth quarter there were eleven gurus with positions in China Mobile. During the previous quarter there were five gurus making buys alongside six gurus selling shares of China Mobile. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 4.82%.

The top three guru shareholders of China Mobile:

1. Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio): 2,113,150 shares, representing 0.05% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.5% of their total assets managed.

2. Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio): 1,382,617 shares, representing 0.03% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.89% of his total portfolio.

3. Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio): 739,152 shares, representing 0.02% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.09% of his total portfolio.

China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its mobile services network. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

China Mobile’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on China Mobile reports that the company’s price is near a 5-year high, its interest coverage is comfortable and it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

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

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China Mobile has a market cap of $191.36 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $47.60 with a P/E ratio of 9.20, a P/S ratio of 2.00 and a P/B ratio of 1.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 15.70% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated China Mobile the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Vipshop Holdings (VIPS)

As of the fourth quarter there were ten gurus with positions in Vipshop Holdings. During the previous quarter there were eight gurus making buys alongside two gurus selling shares of China Mobile. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 11.42%.

The top three guru shareholders of Vipshop Holdings:

1. John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio): 1,584,019 shares, representing 2.86% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 4.5% of his total portfolio.

2. Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio): 1,460,042 shares, representing 2.64% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.5% of his total portfolio.

3. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio): 906,130 shares, representing 1.64% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 0.19% of his total assets managed.

Vipshop Holdings is China's online discount retailer. It offers high-quality branded products to consumers in China through flash sales on its vipshop.com website.

Vipshop’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Vipshop reports that the company’s inventory has been building up, its price is trading at a around its 2-year high and its P/B and P/S ratios are also trading at 2-year highs.

Vipshop Holdings has a market cap of $9.49 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $170.46 with a P/E ratio of 293.80 and a P/S ratio of 10.50.

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