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Top Guru-Held Canadian Stocks

April 01, 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 Canada were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Canadian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX)

As of the fourth quarter there were the most gurus holding a position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International than any other Canadian-based corporation. As of the close of the fourth quarter there were 19 guru owners of Valeant. These gurus held a combined weighting of 103.93%.

During the previous quarter there were three gurus making buys alongside 14 gurus selling shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Top guru shareholders of Valeant as of the fourth quarter:

- Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio): 34,305,658 shares, representing 10.32% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 22.4% of his total portfolio.

- Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio): 18,923,877 Shares, representing 5.6% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 18.4% of his total portfolio.

- Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio): 8,329,004 shares, representing 2.51% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 4.6% of his total portfolio.

Valeant is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. Valeant is focused on the neurology and dermatology therapeutic areas.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Valeant Pharmaceuticals reports that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, the company has issued $8.6 billion of debt over the past three years and its P/B and P/S ratios are trading at historical highs.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has a market cap of $44.15 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $131.83 with a P/S ratio of 7.42 and a P/B ratio of 9.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.80% over the past ten years.

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)

The second most held stock of the fourth quarter was the struggling cell phone company, BlackBerry. There are currently 16 gurus that hold a position in BlackBerry. Over the past quarter there were eight gurus making buys into the company and four selling their stake. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 33.73%.

The top guru shareholders of BlackBerry:

1. Prem Watsa: 101,983,700 shares, representing 19.79% of the company’s shares outstanding and approximately half of his total assets managed.

2. PRIMECAP Management: 34,240,339 shares, representing 6.64% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.31% of their total portfolio.

3. Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio): 10,000,000 shares, representing 1.94% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.3% of his total assets managed.

BlackBerry is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company has been struggling to keep up with the smartphone and tablet trend established by Apple and Samsung.

BlackBerry’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on BlackBerry reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past three years, the company holds no debt and its price is sitting at a 10-year low.

BlackBerry has a market cap of $4.25 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $8.08 with a P/S ratio of 0.30 and a P/B ratio of 0.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 43.60% over the past ten years.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT)

The third most guru-held stock of Canada goes to Potash Corporation of Canada. The company is held by 14 gurus, with eight buying shares and four making sells over the past quarter. These gurus held a combined weighting of 4.43%.

The top guru shareholders of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan:

1. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 18,319,452 shares, representing 2.11% of the company’s shares out.

2. PRIMECAP: 8,932,589 shares, representing 1.03% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Brian Rogers: 3,750,000 shares, representing 0.43% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Potash Corporation is an integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company. The company owns and operates five potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes.

Potash Corporation’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Potash reports that the company’s asset growth is currently faster than its revenue growth, its revenue has been in decline over the past year and its operating margin is expanding. The analysis also notes that the dividend yield is close to a 10-year high.

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

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a market cap of $30.88 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $36.22 with a P/E ratio of 17.80, a P/S ratio of 4.33 and a P/B ratio of 2.83. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 21.20% over the past ten years.

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

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

As of the close of the fourth quarter there were 13 guru owners of Canadian Natural Resources. These gurus held a combined weighting of 25.99%. During the fourth quarter, there were six gurus making buys and six making sells of their stake in CNQ.

The top guru shareholders of Canadian Natural Resources:

1. Chris Davis: 34,869,302 shares, representing 3.21% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.9% of his total portfolio.

2. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 27,252,298 shares, representing 2.51% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.5% of his total assets managed.

3. NWQ Managers: 10,516,695 shares, representing 0.97% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.1% of their total portfolio.

Canadian Natural Resources is a Canadian-based independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas production.

Canadian Natural Resources’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Canadian Natural Resources reports that the company has issued CAD926.7 million of debt over the past three years, its dividend yield is sitting at a 10-year high and that its price is near a 1-year high.

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

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Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $41.73 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $38.37 with a P/E ratio of 20.20, a P/S ratio of 2.56 and a P/B ratio of 1.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7% over the past ten years.

Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

The fifth guru-held stock of Canada goes to Barrick Gold. The company is held by 12 gurus, with eight buying shares and seven making sells over the past quarter. These gurus held a combined weighting of 5.38%.

Top guru shareholders of Barrick Gold:

1. Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio): 20,516,213 shares, representing 2.05% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): 6,300,100 shares, representing 0.63% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio): 5,214,479 shares, representing 0.52% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. The company business activities also includes exploration and mine development. It holds interests in oil and gas properties located in Canada.

Barrick Gold’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Barrick reports that the company’s revenue has slowed down over the past year, its dividend yield is near a 1-year low and over the past three years Barrick has issued $8.2 billion of debt.

Barrick Gold has a market cap of $20.7 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $17.83 with a P/S ratio of 1.28.

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Comments

vgm
Vgm - 5 months ago
Thanks Monica.

I'd add that Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) at Brave Warrior has Valeant as his largest holding - around 30% of his portfolio last time I checked.

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