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Top 10 Guru-Held Stocks of the First 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 as of the close of the first quarter

Microsoft (MSFT)

The most gurus hold on to Microsoft Corporation. As of the close of the first quarter there were 70 gurus that held a position in the company. During the first quarter there 27 gurus buying shares of Microsoft and there were 36 making sells. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 156.11%.

The top guru shareholders of Microsoft:

1. Dodge & Cox: 85,845,688 shares, representing 1.03% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.6% of their assets managed.

2. Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio): 71,285,530 shares, representing 0.86% of the company’s shares outstanding and 22.1% of his total portfolio.

3. PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio): 64,191,731 shares, representing 0.77% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3% of their total portfolio holdings.

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 $327.77 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $39.68 with a P/E ratio of 14.80, a P/S ratio of 4.00 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. The company has a dividend yield of 2.70%. The company has also seen average earnings growth of 14.50% over the past ten years.

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

Apple (AAPL)

The second top guru-held stock of the fourth quarter is in Apple. As of the close of the most recent quarter there were 59 gurus with a position in Apple. There were 29 gurus making buys of Apple stock and 25 gurus selling their stake in the company. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 126.09%.

The top guru shareholders of Apple:

1. Carl Icahn: 7,537,264 shares, representing 0.83% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. David Einhorn: 1,993,706 shares, representing 0.22% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio): 1,774,486 shares, representing 0.14% 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 Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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Apple has a market cap of $519.01 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $602.53 with a P/E ratio of 14.40, a P/S ratio of 3.10 and a P/B ratio of 4.30. The company currently holds a dividend yield of 2.10% and has seen an annual average earnings growth of 63.60% over the past ten years.

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

Google (GOOG)

The third most guru-held stock is Google. As of the first quarter there were 58 gurus holding on to Google, with ten gurus making buys and 27 gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 60.41%.

The top guru shareholders of Google:

1. PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio): 2,582,476 shares, representing 1.5% of their total portfolio.

2. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 2,406,747 shares, representing 3.3% of his total portfolio.

3. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio): 2,126,162 shares, representing 3.1% of his total assets managed.

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.

Google has a market cap of $357.33 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $529.77 with a P/E ratio of 28.10, a P/S ratio of 5.70 and a P/B ratio of 3.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 32.30% over the past 10 years.

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

Wells Fargo (WFC)

Over the past quarter there were 56 guru shareholders of Wells Fargo stock. There were 21 making buys of the company’s shares and there were 25 gurus making sells of the company’s stock. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 189.51%.

The top three guru shareholders of Wells Fargo:

1. Warren Buffett: 463,458,123 shares, representing 8.73% of the company’s shares outstanding and 21.8% of Buffett’s total portfolio.

2. Dodge & Cox: 72,553,999 shares, representing 1.37% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.7% of their total portfolio

3. Chris Davis: 51,060,078 shares, representing 0.96% of the company’s shares outstanding and 7% 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:

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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:

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Wells Fargo has a market cap of $257.88 billion. Its shares were traded at around $48.96 with a P/E ratio of 12.20, a P/S ratio of 3.20 and a P/B ratio of 1.60. The company offers a dividend yield of 2.50%. Wells Fargo had an annual average earnings growth of 4.60% over the past ten years.

Citigroup (C)

Over the past quarter there were 56 gurus that held a stake in Citigroup. There were 29 gurus that were making buys in Citigroup and 25 gurus making sells of their stake in the company. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 122.55%.

The top three guru shareholders of Citigroup:

1. James Barrow: 22,193,754 shares, representing 0.73% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.5% of his total assets managed.

2. HOTCHKIS & WILEY: 16,793,560 shares, representing 0.55% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3% of the fund’s total portfolio.

3. Ken Fisher: 11,072,128 shares, representing 0.36% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.2% 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 $141.41 billion. Its shares are currently being traded at around $46.55 with a P/E ratio of 10.60, a P/B ratio of 0.70 and a P/S ratio of 1.90.

Google (GOOGL)

The sixth most guru-held stock is the other half of Google (GOOGL). As of the first quarter there were 55 gurus holding on to Google, with 17 gurus making buys and 35 gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 105.11%.

The top guru shareholders of Google:

1. PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio): 2,582,476 shares, representing 1.5% of their total portfolio.

2. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 2,406,747 shares, representing 3.3% of his total portfolio.

3. Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio): 2,126,162 shares, representing 3.1% of his total assets managed.

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.

Google has a market cap of $364.49 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $540.39 with a P/E ratio of 28.40, a P/S ratio of 5.80 and a P/B ratio of 3.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 32.30% over the past 10 years.

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

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

As of the most recent quarter there were 50 guru shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. There were 21 gurus making buys and 25 gurus making sells of their stake in the first quarter. These gurus hold a combined 216.14%.

The top three guru shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:

- Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 77,039,804 shares, representing 3.3% of the company’s shares outstanding and 48.5% of Gates’ total portfolio.

- Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio): 5,118,992 shares, representing 0.22% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.4% of his total portfolio.

- Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio): 4,837,924 shares, representing 0.21% 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 overvalued:

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Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $294.71 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $126.06 with a P/E ratio of 15.20, a P/S ratio of 1.60 and a P/B ratio of 1.30. Berkshire Hathaway had an annual average earnings growth of 9.20% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Berkshire Hathaway the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Over the past quarter there were 50 gurus that held a stake in Exxon Mobil. During the first quarter there were 19 gurus making buys and 22 gurus selling shares of their stake in Exxon Mobil. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 58.17%.

The top guru shareholders of Exxon Mobil:

  1. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio): 41,129,643 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.8% of Buffett’s portfolio.
  2. Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 8,143,858 shares, representing 0.19% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4% of Gates’ total assets managed.
  3. Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio): 7,259,074 shares, representing 0.16% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4.1% 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 Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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Exxon Mobil has a market cap of $432.31 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $100.67 with a P/E ratio of 13.60 and a P/S ratio of 1.00. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.50%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The ninth most held company is Johnson & Johnson with 19 guru shareholders. During the past quarter there were 19 gurus making buys and 24 gurus makings sells of their stake in JNJ. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 65.56%.

The top guru shareholders of Johnson & Johnson:

1. Jeremy Grantham: 17,574,048 shares, representing 0.62% of the company’s shares outstanding

2. James Barrow: 16,953,029 shares, representing 0.6% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. PRIMECAP: 12,300,986 shares, representing 0.44% 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 $283.62 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $100.25 with a P/E ratio of 19.10, a P/S ratio of 4.00 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. The dividend yield of Johnson & Johnson is currently at 2.60%. Johnson & Johnson had an annual average earnings growth of 3.50% over the past ten years.

Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Over the past quarter there were 48 gurus that held a stake in Cisco Systems. During the third quarter there were 21 gurus making buys and 22 gurus selling shares of their stake in Cisco. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 59.40%.

Top guru shareholders of Cisco:

1. Donald Yacktman: 62,292,307 shares, representing 1.17% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.8% of his total portfolio.

2. Jeremy Grantham: 56,556,103 shares, representing 1.06% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.3% of his total portfolio.

3. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 42,824,825 shares, representing 0.8% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.5% 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 overvalued:

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