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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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John Hussman Buys Amazon, Facebook

Guru's largest buys of the 4th quarter

John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio)’ Hussman Funds bought shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

J2 Global

The fund bought 36,100 shares of J2 Global Inc. (JCOM). The portfolio was impacted by 1.08%.

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The internet services provider has a market cap of $4.75 billion and an enterprise value of $5.82 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.62% and return on assets of 5.45% are outperforming 65% of companies in the software industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 2.16.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

Facebook

Hussman acquired a new position in Facebook Inc. (FB), buying 15,400 shares. The portfolio was impacted by 1.01%.

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The online social network has a market cap of $575.53 billion and an enterprise value of $531.90 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 20.34% and return on assets of 15.89% are outperforming 83% of companies in the interactive media industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 4.89 is above the industry median of 4.5.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Tiger Global Management with 0.44% of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)’s Viking Global investors with 0.24%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.81% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

FactSet Research Systems

The guru established a new position in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) worth 10,250 shares, impacting the portfolio by 0.88%.

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The company has a market cap of $11.14 billion and an enterprise value of $11.62 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 57.36% and return on assets of 23.64% are outperforming 95% of companies in the capital markets industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.43 is below the industry median of 2.66.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.53% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Reinassance Technologies with 0.84% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

Applied Materials

Hussman bought 41,000 shares in Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT). The trade had an impact of 0.80% on the portfolio.

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The company, which provides semiconductor manufacturing equipment, has a market cap of $58.27 billion and an enterprise value of $59.83 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 34.18% and return on assets of 14.52% are outperforming 90% of companies in the semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.68.

The company's largest guru shareholders include Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.68% of outstanding shares, Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54% and Al Gore (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.50%.

Xilinx

Hussman bought 25,500 shares in Xilinx Inc. (XLNX). The portfolio was impacted by 0.79%.

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The company has a market cap of $21.02 billion and an enterprise value of $19.84 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 32.54% and return on assets of 17.2% are outperforming 94% of companies in the semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.95 is above the industry median of 1.33.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Segalas with 0.73% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.34%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gotham Asset Management with 0.12% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Federated Hermes

The guru acquired a new position in Federated Hermes Inc. (FII), buying 71,500 shares. The portfolio was impacted by 0.74%.

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The asset management services provider has a market cap of $3.66 billion and an enterprise value of $3.60 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.44% and return on assets of 16.02% are outperforming 90% of companies in the asset management industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.41 is below the industry median of 7.64.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 0.30% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Amazon.com

The investor bought 1,230 shares in Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN). The portfolio was impacted by 0.72%.

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The company has a market cap of $1 trillion and an enterprise value of $1.02 trillion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 21.98% and return on assets of 6.06% are outperforming 74% of companies in the retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.87.

Fisher is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.36% of outstanding shares, followed by Sands’ firm with 0.25% and Segalas with 0.19%.

The Home Depot

The guru boosted his position in The Home Depot Inc. (HD) by 207%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.72%.

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The home construction goods retailer has a market cap of $248.82 billion and an enterprise value of $281.68 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on assets of 22.66% is outperforming 98% of companies in the retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 0.45.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Fisher with 0.56% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%, Segalas with 0.17% and Gayner with 0.08%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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