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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of Aureus Asset Management, LLC

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May 12, 2022
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Aureus Asset Management, LLC recently filed their 13F report for the first quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-03-31.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

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As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 215 stocks valued at a total of $1,505,000,000. The top holdings were AAPL(4.89%), GOOGL(4.77%), and MSFT(4.12%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were Aureus Asset Management, LLC’s top five trades of the quarter.

Leidos Holdings Inc


The guru sold out of their 337,571-share investment in NYSE:LDOS. Previously, the stock had a 1.85% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $96.28 during the quarter.

On 05/12/2022, Leidos Holdings Inc traded for a price of $100.205 per share and a market cap of $13,776,671,000. The stock has returned -1.96% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Leidos Holdings Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 19.81, a price-book ratio of 3.51, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.29, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.25 and a price-sales ratio of 1.02.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.86, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 9.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc


The guru established a new position worth 269,974 shares in NYSE:FIS, giving the stock a 1.8% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $104.66 during the quarter.

On 05/12/2022, Fidelity National Information Services Inc traded for a price of $93.25 per share and a market cap of $55,985,885,000. The stock has returned -35.77% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Fidelity National Information Services Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 61.95, a price-book ratio of 1.18, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 12.93 and a price-sales ratio of 4.00.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.69, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 8.

Adobe Inc


During the quarter, Aureus Asset Management, LLC bought 48,303 shares of NAS:ADBE for a total holding of 50,602. The trade had a 1.46% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $481.12.

On 05/12/2022, Adobe Inc traded for a price of $387.5271 per share and a market cap of $190,572,982,000. The stock has returned -21.82% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Adobe Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 40.06, a price-book ratio of 13.83, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.36, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 28.33 and a price-sales ratio of 11.98.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.65, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 8.

Blackstone Inc


Aureus Asset Management, LLC reduced their investment in NYSE:BX by 136,054 shares. The trade had a 1.09% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $121.9.

On 05/12/2022, Blackstone Inc traded for a price of $98.81 per share and a market cap of $72,250,262,000. The stock has returned 15.29% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 6 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Blackstone Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 13.53, a price-book ratio of 7.54, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 3.56 and a price-sales ratio of 4.38.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.51, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.

The Home Depot Inc


Aureus Asset Management, LLC reduced their investment in NYSE:HD by 33,968 shares. The trade had a 0.87% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $347.27.

On 05/12/2022, The Home Depot Inc traded for a price of $287.975 per share and a market cap of $317,914,103,000. The stock has returned -12.35% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 10 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, The Home Depot Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 19.83, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.49, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.97 and a price-sales ratio of 2.15.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.83, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 9.


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