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Q1 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Caxton Associates 7,186,403 sh (+379.09%)
Steven Cohen 29,221 sh (+53.79%)
Ken Fisher 5,489,658 sh (-0.73%)
Mason Hawkins 25,837,715 sh (-3.34%)
Westport Asset Management 862,600 sh (-5.48%)
Columbia Wanger 5,171,500 sh (-10.11%)
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Q2 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 822,862 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 156,274 sh (+434.8%)
Ken Fisher 5,501,158 sh (+0.21%)
Westport Asset Management 862,600 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,759,500 sh (-7.97%)
Caxton Associates 6,600,275 sh (-8.16%)
Mason Hawkins 13,180,706 sh (-48.99%)
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Q3 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 738,600 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates 1,950,207 sh (-70.45%)
Jim Simons 210,700 sh (-74.39%)
Westport Asset Management 101,534 sh (-88.23%)
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Q4 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Latest Guru Trades with SKS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$15.93 - $16.06 $ 15.990%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$15.93 - $16.06 $ 15.990%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.88%$13.92 - $16.16 $ 15.993%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$13.92 - $16.16 $ 15.993%738600
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$13.92 - $16.16 $ 15.993%300000
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -48.99%0.64%$10.93 - $15.5 $ 15.9924%13180706
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.43%$9.88 - $10.95 $ 15.9953%0
Mason Hawkins 2012-12-31 Add 23.35%0.23%$9.88 - $10.95 $ 15.9953%26730415
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$9.88 - $10.95 $ 15.9953%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -71.93%0.14%$10 - $11.82 $ 15.9947%70057
Mason Hawkins 2012-09-30 Add 15.87%0.14%$10 - $11.82 $ 15.9947%21670820
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 57.35%0.08%$8.94 - $11.89 $ 15.9959%225347
Mason Hawkins 2011-12-31 Add 30.87%0.19%$8.34 - $11.43 $ 15.9963%17815000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 41.82%0.05%$8.34 - $11.43 $ 15.9963%143213
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$8.34 - $11.43 $ 15.9963%0
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 New Buy0.56%$7.99 - $11.7 $ 15.9961%13613000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 542.73%0.12%$7.99 - $11.7 $ 15.9961%100979
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 676.26%0.02%$7.81 - $11.7 $ 15.9963%215024
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Guru Investment Theses on Saks Incorporated

Mason Hawkins Comments on Saks - Aug 13, 2013

Saks (SKS), which we purchased in the market decline in 2011, gained 19% for the second quarter and 30% for the first half of the year, making it the largest contributor in the quarter and the second largest YTD. Although the luxury retailer's highend shoppers are sensitive to large stock market downswings, they are less vulnerable to the challenges of high unemployment and slower economic growth that affect most consumers. During the second quarter, Saks' price rose sharply on news that the company had hired Goldman Sachs to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company. In addition, investment in store renovation and the online retail business began to show positive results.

From Mason Hawkins' semi-annual 2013 report.
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Mason Hawkins Comments on Saks
Saks (SKS), which we purchased in the market decline in 2011, gained 19% for the second quarter and 30% for the first half of the year, making it the largest contributor in the quarter and the second largest YTD. Although the luxury retailer's highend shoppers are sensitive to large stock market downswings, they are less vulnerable to the challenges of high unemployment and slower economic growth that affect most consumers. During the second quarter, Saks' price rose sharply on news that the company had hired Goldman Sachs to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company. In addition, investment in store renovation and the online retail business began to show positive results. Read more...

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:M, DFIHY, SRHGY, JWN, KSS » details
Traded in other countries:PFF.Germany
Saks Incorporated a Tennessee corporation incorporated in 1919. The Company is an omni-channel luxury retailer offering assortment of distinctive fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and gifts. SFA stores are primarily free-standing stores in premier shopping destinations or anchor stores in upscale regional malls. Customers may also purchase SFA products online at saks.com or by catalog. OFF 5TH is a luxury off-price retailer. OFF 5TH stores are primarily located in upscale mixed-use and off-price centers and offer luxury apparel, shoes, and accessories, targeting the value-conscious customer. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 43 SFA stores with a total of 5.3 million square feet and 65 OFF 5TH stores with a total of 1.9 million square feet. The Company's stores and Saks Direct carry luxury merchandise from both core vendors and new and emerging designers, including products and brands that are exclusively offered at its stores. It has key relationships with the American and European fashion houses, including Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, St. John, Zegna, Theory, Cartier, David Yurman, Hugo Boss, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Akris and Burberry, among many others. The Company owns many trademarks and service marks including, but not limited to, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks & Company, SFA, S5A, The 5TH Avenue Club, SAKSFIRST, Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Collection, and OFF 5TH. It competes with a diverse group of competitors, many of which are omni-channel retailers, including traditional department stores, vendor-owned boutiques, specialty retailers, individual specialty apparel stores, designer boutiques, outlet stores, e-commerce and mail order retailers, and flash-sale businesses.
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