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Top Guru Held Asian Companies of the First Quarter

June 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 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.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA)

As of the close of the first quarter there were 24 guru owners of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. These gurus held a combined weighting of 31.63%. During the first quarter, there were twelve gurus making buys and ten making sells of their stake in TEVA.

The top guru shareholders of Teva Pharmaceutical:

1. James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio): 13,335,767 shares, representing 1.58% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1% of his total portfolio.

2. Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio): 12,350,900 shares, representing 1.46% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.8% of their total portfolio.

3. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): 10,310,041 shares, representing 1.22% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.4% 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 $43.84 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $51.52 with a P/E ratio of 31.60, a P/S ratio of 2.10 and a P/B ratio 1.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 14.40% over the past ten years.

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

Baidu (BIDU)

As of the first quarter there were the second most gurus holding a position in Baidu than any other Asian-based corporation. As of the close of the first quarter there were 22 guru owners of Baidu. These gurus held a combined weighting of 49.44%.

During the previous quarter there were eleven gurus making buys alongside 13 gurus selling shares of Baidu.

Top three guru shareholders of Baidu:

1. Frank Sands: 13,051,534 shares, representing 3.73% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.2% of his total assets managed.

2. Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio): 7,813,332 shares, representing 2.23% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.2% of his total assets managed.

3. Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio): 4,238,958 shares, representing 1.21% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.7% 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 $57.3 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $163.67 with a P/E ratio of 32.00, a P/S ratio of 10.20 and a P/B ratio of 8.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 107% over the past five years.

Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP)

As of the close of the first quarter there were 13 guru owners of Check Point Software Technologies. These gurus held a combined weighting of 10.32%. During the first 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 Q1:

1. David Herro (Trades, Portfolio): 2,851,000 shares, representing 1.45% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 0.65% of Herro’s total assets managed.

2. First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio): 2,847,700 shares, representing 1.45% 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 $12.35 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $64.25 with a P/E ratio of 19.30, a P/S ratio of 9.00 and a P/B ratio of 3.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 16.40% over the past ten years.

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM)

As of the first quarter there were 13 gurus with positions in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. During the previous quarter there were nine gurus making buys alongside three gurus selling shares of TSM. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 4.72%.

The top three guru shareholders of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing:

1. Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio): 25,289,551 shares, representing 0.49% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.2% of their total assets managed.

2. Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio): 17,251,645 shares, representing 0.33% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.78% of his total portfolio.

3. Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio): 2,857,300 shares, representing 0.15% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.09% of his total portfolio.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing manufactures semiconductors using its advanced or mainstream manufacturing processes for its customers based on their own or third parties' proprietary integrated circuit designs.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing reports that the company has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its operating margin is expanding and its price is near a 10-year high.

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

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a market cap of $110.15 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $21.24 with a P/E ratio of 16.50, a P/S ratio of 5.30 and a P/B ratio of 3.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 8.50% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated TSM the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Tata Motors (TTM)

As of the first quarter there were ten gurus with positions in Tata Motors. During the previous quarter there were nine gurus making buys alongside two gurus selling shares of Tata Motors. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 9.48%.

The top three guru shareholders of Tata Motors:

1. Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio): 3,804,525 shares, representing 0.6% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 0.3% of his total portfolio.

2. James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio): 2,413,508 shares, representing 0.38% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.12% of his total portfolio.

3. Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio): 2,375,000 shares, representing 0.37% of the company’s shares outstanding as well as 2.3% of his total assets managed.

Tata Motors Limited is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and a subsidiary of the Tata Group. Tata Motors offers automotive products, ranging from sub-1 ton to 49 ton GVW, trucks to small, medium, and large buses and coaches to passenger cars.

Tata Motors’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Tata Motors reports that the company’s operating margin is expanding, its revenue has been in decline over the past year and its price is sitting near a 10-year high.

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

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Tata Motors has a market cap of $24.02 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $37.64 with a P/E ratio of 9.30 and a P/S ratio of 0.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 21.30% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Tata Motors the business predictability rank of 3-star.

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