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The Top Guru-Held Canadian Stocks of the First Quarter

May 28, 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 (VRX)

As of the first 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 first quarter there were 21 guru owners of Valeant. These gurus held a combined weighting of 111.42%.

During the past quarter there were ten gurus making buys alongside ten gurus selling shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Top guru shareholders of Valeant as of the first quarter:

- Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio): 34,217,366 shares, representing 10.29% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 24.1% of his total portfolio.

- Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio): 18,923,877 Shares, representing 5.69% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 18.8% of his total portfolio.

- Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio): 9,296,143 shares, representing 2.8% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 5.1% 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 $42.56 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $126.95 with a P/S ratio of 6.40 and a P/B ratio of 8.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 5.70% over the past ten years

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

As of the close of the first quarter there were 14 guru owners of Canadian Natural Resources. These gurus held a combined weighting of 28.33%. During the first quarter, there were two gurus making buys and ten making sells of their stake in CNQ.

The top guru shareholders of Canadian Natural Resources:

1. Chris Davis: 32,054,891 shares, representing 3.4% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.95% of his total portfolio.

2. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 26,946,076 shares, representing 2.48% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.7% of his total assets managed.

3. NWQ Managers: 6,685,057 shares, representing 0.61% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.2% 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 $44.12 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $40.40 with a P/E ratio of 18.00, a P/S ratio of 2.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7% over the past ten years.

BlackBerry (BBRY)

The third most held stock of the first quarter was the struggling cell phone company, BlackBerry. There are currently 12 gurus that hold a position in BlackBerry. Over the past quarter there were five gurus making buys into the company and twelve selling their stake. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 26.4%.

The top guru shareholders of BlackBerry as of the first quarter:

1. PRIMECAP Management: 54,863,039 shares, representing 10.64% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.5% of their total portfolio

2. Prem Watsa: 46,654,700 shares, representing 9.05% of the company’s shares outstanding and approximately 26.4% of his total assets managed.

3. Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio): 11,241,055 shares, representing 2.18% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.47% 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 $3.84 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $7.29 with a P/S ratio of 0.60 and a P/B ratio of 1.10.

Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)

The fourth guru-held stock of Canada goes to Barrick Gold. The company is held by 12 gurus, with eight buying shares and six making sells over the past quarter. These gurus held a combined weighting of 5.26%.

Top guru shareholders of Barrick Gold:

1. Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio): 20,688,125 shares, representing 2.07% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): 6,770,100 shares, representing 0.68% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio): 5,008,980 shares, representing 0.5% 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 $18.27 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $15.69 with a P/S ratio of 1.30. The dividend yield of Barrick Gold is currently at 2.20%.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

The fifth largest Canadian guru-held stock is in Canadian Pacific Railway where 11 gurus hold a position. Over the past quarter there were five gurus making buys as well as six gurus making sells of their stock in the company. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 35.09%.

Top guru shareholders of Canadian Pacific Railway:

1. Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio): 17,159,888 shares, representing 9.8% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio): 4,023,047 shares, representing 2.3% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio): 484,130 shares, representing 0.28% of the company’s shares outstanding.

The company provides freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Canadian Pacific Railway reports that the company’s Piotroski F-Score is high, its dividend yield is near a 10-year low, its price is close to a 10-year high, and the company has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

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

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Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $29.21 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $166.81 with a P/E ratio of 35.20 and a P/S ratio of 5.20. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.70% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Canadian Pacific Railway the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

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