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Top Guru-Owned Energy Companies at the Start of 2014

June 04, 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 energy companies which are held by the most gurus. The following five energy companies are held by the largest number of gurus during the past quarter.

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

There are the most gurus that hold on to a position in Exxon Mobil than in any other energy corporation. As of the first quarter there were 43 guru owners of Exxon Mobil and they held a combined weighting of 49.38%.

During the first quarter there were 14 different gurus making buys into Exxon along with 19 different gurus making sells of their stake in the company.

Top three 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 total portfolio.

2. Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 8,143,858 shares, representing 0.19% of the company’s shares outstanding and 4% of Gates’ total portfolio.

3. Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio): 7,259,074 shares, representing 0.16% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3% of Grantham’s total portfolio.

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 analysis on Exxon reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past year, its price is inching closer to a 10-year high, it has issued $1.3 billion of debt in the past three years and the dividend yield is at a 10-year high.

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

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Exxon Mobil has a market cap of $429.61 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $100.04 with a P/E ratio of 13.70, a P/S ratio of 1.00 and a P/B ratio of 2.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.50% over the past 10 years.

Schlumberger NV (SLB)

The second most held company is Schlumberger with 31 guru shareholders. During the past quarter there were 15 gurus making buys and 15 gurus makings sells of their stake in SLB. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 28.22%.

The top guru owners of Schlumberger:

1. Dodge & Cox: 39,244,199 shares, representing 2.97% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 15,347,348 shares, representing 1.16% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Manning & Napier: 8,882,428 shares, representing 0.67% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Schlumberger NV is a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company provides the industry's range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Schlumberger reports that the company’s price is nearing a five-year high, they have issued $5.2 billion of debt over the past three years and the company’s asset growth is currently faster than its revenue growth.

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

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Schlumberger NV has a market cap of $135.06 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $103.72 with a P/E ratio of 19.60, a P/S ratio of 2.90 and a P/B ratio of 3.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.20% over the past 10 years.

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

Halliburton (HAL)

The third most guru-held stock is Halliburton. As of the first quarter there were 30 gurus holding on to Halliburton, with 13 gurus making buys and 13 gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 44.70%.

The top guru shareholders of Halliburton:

1. Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio): 5,478,207 shares, representing 0.6% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio): 5,024,621 shares, representing 0.55% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio): 4,074,491 shares, representing 0.45% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Halliburton is a provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. It operates under two divisions: Completion and Production segment, and Drilling and Evaluation segment.

Halliburton’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Halliburton reports that the company’s revenue has slowed town over the past year, its asset growth is faster than its revenue growth and its operating and gross margins have been in a 5-year decline.

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

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Halliburton has a market cap of $55.22 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $65.39 with a P/E ratio of 20.90, a P/S ratio of 1.90 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.90% over the past ten years.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

The fourth most guru-held stock is National Oilwell Varco. As of the first quarter there were 30 gurus holding on to National Oilwell Varco, with 21 gurus making buys and seven gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 21.83%.

Top guru shareholders of NOV:

1. Dodge & Cox: 13,104,983 shares, representing 3.07% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio): 13,025,960 shares, representing 3.05% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio): 8,880,000 shares, representing 2.08% of the company’s shares outstanding.

National Oilwell Varco is a provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

National Oilwell Varco’s historical revenue and earnings growth:

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The analysis on NOV reports that the company’s shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its dividend yield is near a 5-year high and its price is near a 2-year high.

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

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National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $32.74 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $76.31 with a P/E ratio of 13.30, a P/S ratio of 1.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.50. The dividend yield of NOV is 1.40%, and the company has seen an annual average earnings growth of 23.20% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated National Oilwell Varco the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Apache Corporation (APA)

The fifth most guru-held stock is Apache. As of the first quarter there were 27 gurus holding on to APA, with 20 gurus making buys and eight gurus making sells over the quarter. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 24.63%.

Top guru shareholders of Apache:

1. James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio): 29,411,270 shares, representing 0.93% of the company’s shares outstanding.

2. Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio): 10,866,679 shares, representing 0.34% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio): 7,315,267 shares, representing 0.23% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Apache is an independent energy company that explores, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. It has exploration and production interests in six countries, divided into seven operating regions.

Apache’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Apache reports that the company’s revenue per share has been in decline over the past year, its price is close to a 2-year high and its asset growth is faster than its revenue growth. The analysis also notes that the company’s operating margin is expanding and its dividend yield is near a 5-year high.

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

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Apache has a market cap of $35.68 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $92.50 with a P/E ratio of 21.50, a P/S ratio of 2.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.10. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 8.90% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Apache the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

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