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1. Operating Margin
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|Chuck Royce 315,645 sh (+79.27%)|
Mario Gabelli 375,495 sh (+7.07%)
|Jim Simons Sold Out|
Mason Hawkins 8,060,157 sh (-0.16%)
|Mason Hawkins 8,060,157 sh (unchged)||Chuck Royce Sold Out|
Mario Gabelli 172,801 sh (-53.98%)
|Mason Hawkins 3,059,870 sh (-62.04%)|
Mario Gabelli 54,301 sh (-68.58%)
(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)
|Guru||Date||Trades||Impact to Portfolio||Price Range * (?)||Current Price||Change from Average||Current Shares|
|Mason Hawkins||2014-06-30||Reduce -62.04%||2.42%||$81.44 - $94.29||$ 92.1||5%||3059870|
|Mario Gabelli||2014-06-30||Reduce -68.58%||0.06%||$81.44 - $94.29||$ 92.1||5%||54301|
|Mario Gabelli||2014-03-31||Reduce -53.98%||0.08%||$64.89 - $88.62||$ 92.1||18%||172801|
|Wallace Weitz||2012-12-31||Sold Out||0.77%||$39.81 - $51.92||$ 92.1||103%||0|
|Wallace Weitz||2012-09-30||Reduce -34.01%||0.37%||$38.05 - $44.81||$ 92.1||120%||405830|
|Ken Fisher||2012-06-30||Sold Out||0.08%||$30.48 - $38.45||$ 92.1||175%||0|
|John Keeley||2011-12-31||Sold Out||0.64%||$22.49 - $33.57||$ 92.1||215%||0|
|Mario Gabelli||2011-12-31||Add 43.76%||0.02%||$22.49 - $33.57||$ 92.1||215%||326795|
|Industry:||Building Materials » Building Materials|
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|Traded in other countries:||TLB.Germany,|
|Texas Industries Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1951. The Company is a supplier of heavy construction materials in the United States through its three business segments: cement, aggregates and consumer products. The Company's cement segment produces gray portland cement and specialty cements. The Company's cement production and distribution facilities are concentrated mainly in Texas and California, the two largest cement markets in the United States. It also produces specialty cements such as masonry and oil well cements. The Company's aggregates segment produces natural aggregates, including sand, gravel and crushed limestone, and specialty lightweight aggregates. The Company's natural aggregate operations, which produce sand, gravel and crushed limestone, are conducted from facilities mainly serving the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas in Texas; the southern Oklahoma area; and the Alexandria and Monroe areas in Louisiana. The Company's consumer products segment produces mainly ready-mix concrete and, to a lesser extent, packaged products. It is a major supplier of natural aggregates and ready-mix concrete in Texas and northern Louisiana and, to a lesser extent, in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Company's ready-mix concrete operations are situated in three areas in Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, Houston and east Texas), in north and central Louisiana, and at one location in southern Arkansas. It manufactures and markets packaged concrete mix, mortar, sand and related products from plant or distribution sites it owns in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas in Texas. It also markets its Maximizer packaged concrete mix in southern California. It owns trademarks such as TXI(r) and certain process patents. All of the product segments and markets in which it participates are competitive. The Company's competitors in the cement markets include domestic subsidiaries of Holcim Ltd. and Cemex S.A. de C. V., other domestic producers and importers of foreign cement. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.|
|Longleaf Partners Funds 2013 Annual Shareholder Letter Jan 28 2014|
|Activist Mason Hawkins Reduces Oil & Gas, Aggregates and More Sep 11 2013|
|Mason Hawkins Comments on Texas Industries Aug 13 2013|
|Bill Nygren of Oakmark Discusses Stock Picks, Says Stocks Are 'Modestly Undervalued' Jun 13 2013|
|Wallace Weitz Third Quarter Letter to Shareholders Oct 10 2012|
|Weekly Top Insider Buys: AA, CMC, PRGS, TXI, AIR Jan 16 2012|
|Stock Earnings Review for January 4, 2012 Jan 05 2012|
|Mason Hawkins Continues to Add Texas Industries Jul 14 2011|
|Tehre is a big state Jun 13 2011|
|Mason Hawkins Buys and Sells Jun 08 2011|