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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of GFI Investment Counsel Ltd.

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May 12, 2022
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GFI Investment Counsel Ltd. 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 17 stocks valued at a total of $762,000,000. The top holdings were AAPL(10.81%), MSFT(9.97%), and SCHW(9.65%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were GFI Investment Counsel Ltd.’s top five trades of the quarter.

Netflix Inc


The guru sold out of their 103,589-share investment in NAS:NFLX. Previously, the stock had a 7.23% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $417.64 during the quarter.

On 05/12/2022, Netflix Inc traded for a price of $172.93 per share and a market cap of $85,786,248,000. The stock has returned -66.40% over the past year.

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

In terms of valuation, Netflix Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 17.52, a price-book ratio of 4.89, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.62, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 4.86 and a price-sales ratio of 2.88.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.28, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 2.

Alphabet Inc


The guru established a new position worth 17,176 shares in NAS:GOOGL, giving the stock a 6.27% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $2715.99 during the quarter.

On 05/12/2022, Alphabet Inc traded for a price of $2238.75 per share and a market cap of $1,428,672,245,000. The stock has returned 0.09% over the past year.

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

In terms of valuation, Alphabet Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 19.60, a price-book ratio of 5.62, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.73, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 12.95 and a price-sales ratio of 5.40.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.81, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 9.

Adobe Inc


During the quarter, GFI Investment Counsel Ltd. bought 11,410 shares of NAS:ADBE for a total holding of 104,550. The trade had a 0.68% 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 $386.0614 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.

Charles Schwab Corp


GFI Investment Counsel Ltd. reduced their investment in NYSE:SCHW by 34,670 shares. The trade had a 0.34% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $88.05.

On 05/12/2022, Charles Schwab Corp traded for a price of $64.485 per share and a market cap of $118,857,415,000. The stock has returned -6.75% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Charles Schwab Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 22.70, a price-book ratio of 2.57, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.06 and a price-sales ratio of 6.45.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.05, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 5.

Equifax Inc


During the quarter, GFI Investment Counsel Ltd. bought 10,343 shares of NYSE:EFX for a total holding of 297,591. The trade had a 0.32% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $235.5.

On 05/12/2022, Equifax Inc traded for a price of $191.5496 per share and a market cap of $22,968,071,000. The stock has returned -19.06% 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, Equifax Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 30.34, a price-book ratio of 5.98, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 17.38 and a price-sales ratio of 4.59.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.84, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.


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