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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Weitz Investments Cuts Liberty Global, Visa

Firm's largest sales of the 2nd quarter

Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Weitz Investment Management Inc. manages a $2 billion equity portfolio composed of 63 stocks as of the quarter's end. The firm sold shares of the following stocks during the second quarter of 2020.

Select Sector SPDR ETF

The fund closed its position in Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). The trade had an impact of -1.33% on the portfolio.

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The investment fund trimmed its holding in Liberty Global PLC (LBTYK) by 42.24%. The trade had an impact of -1.28% on the portfolio.

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The cable network operator has a market cap of $13.03 billion and an enterprise value of $17.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 103% and return on assets of 24.18% are outperforming 98% of companies in the media, diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.57 is below the industry median of 0.87.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)'s The Baupost Group with 8.86% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 5.45 % and David Herro (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.29%.

Liberty Broadband

The fund trimmed its Liberty Broadband Corp. (LBRDK) holding by 18.42%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.99%.

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The company, which operates in the telecommunications industry, has a market cap of $25.31 billion and an enterprise value of $25.87 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. While the return on equity of 1.73% is underperforming the industry, return on assets of 1.5% is outperforming 54% of companies in the media, diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 0.87.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.90% of outstanding shares, followed by Philippe Laffont (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.65% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.24%.

Intelligent Systems

The fund curbed its position in Intelligent Systems Corp. (INS) by 35.12%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.98%.

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The company, which provides technology solutions and processing services, has a market cap of $306.84 million and an enterprise value of $27.84 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -27.89% and return on assets of 22.4% are outperforming 91% of companies in the software industry. Its financial strength is rated 7out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 13.98 is far above the industry median of 2.2.

Other notable guru shareholders include Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 2.02% of outstanding shares and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20%.

Marvell

The fund closed its Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) holding, impacting the portfolio by -0.81%.

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The company, which designs integrated circuits, has a market cap of $23.26 billion and an enterprise value of $24.19 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 19.58% and return on assets of 14.49% are outperforming 87% of companies in the semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.42 is below the industry median of 1.5.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%.

Laboratory Corp

The investment fund trimmed its holding in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LH) by 14.42%. The trade had an impact of -0.51% on the portfolio.

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The independent clinical laboratory has a market cap of $18.27 billion and an enterprise value of $24.82 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 4.99% and return on assets of 2.04% are outperforming 59% of companies in the medical diagnostics and research industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is above the industry median of 1.42.

The largest guru shareholder is John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.87% of outstanding shares, followed by Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

Black Knight

The investment fund reduced its Black Knight Inc. (BKI) position by 24.62%. The trade had an impact of -0.45% on the portfolio.

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The holding company has a market cap of $12.56 billion and an enterprise value of $13.52 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 6.98% and return on assets of 3.45% are outperforming 56% of companies in the software industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.19%.

Other notable guru shareholders of the company include Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% of outstanding shares.

Visa

The fund reduced its Visa Inc. (V) holding by 10.45%, impacting the portfolio by -0.43%.

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The payment processor has a market cap of $463.32 billion and an enterprise value of $445.86 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 33.57% and return on assets of 15.96% are outperforming 96% of companies in the credit services industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.8 is above the industry median of 0.29.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Fisher with 0.99% of outstanding shares, followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s Berkshire Hathaway with 0.50% and Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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