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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC

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WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC 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.

Westwood Holdings Group is a global asset management company based out of Dallas, Texas. The company operates its business through its held subsidiaries, Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood International Advisors, which represents its advisory segment, and Westwood Trust, which represents the company’s trust segment. Westwood Holdings Group was originally established in 1983 by Susan M. Byrne, who continues to be the Vice Chairman of the board today. Westwood Management Corp currently has almost a hundred employees taking care of approximately $19 billion in assets under management spread across 588 accounts, with its clients being high net worth individuals, individuals, pension and profit sharing plans, charities investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, corporations, state or municipal government entities, and insurance companies, in order of decreasing clientele. This segment offers a variety of investment advisory services to these external clients and also to Westwood Trust. Westwood Trust provides trust, custodial services, and common trust funds for institutions and high net worth individuals. Westwood Holdings Group has a total of almost 22 billion in assets under management and manages a diverse range of investment strategies including U.S. equities, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Multi-Asset, Global and Emerging Markets equities and Global Convertible securities portfolios. The company currently has offices located in its original founding location in Dallas, Toronto, and Boston. Westwood Holdings Group became a public company in 2002 and maintains a liquid balance sheet with no debt, maintaining a practice of not employing leverage. The company focuses on quality, locating companies with strong cash flow, low debt, and rising returns; value, found through internal fundamental analysis; and risk management, focusing on the loss of capital rather than relations to indexes. Westwood Holdings Group currently offers a variety of mutual funds including its Income Opportunity Fund, Short Duration High Yield Fund, Dividend Growth Fund, Emerging Markets Fund, SMID Plus Fund, and Global Equity Fund.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 408 stocks valued at a total of $10,668,000,000. The top holdings were MSFT(2.04%), BAC(1.58%), and JNJ(1.47%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC’s top five trades of the quarter.

Johnson & Johnson


During the quarter, WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC bought 700,219 shares of NYSE:JNJ for a total holding of 885,249. The trade had a 1.16% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $170.01.

On 05/13/2022, Johnson & Johnson traded for a price of $177.87 per share and a market cap of $468,047,439,000. The stock has returned 8.27% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Johnson & Johnson has a price-earnings ratio of 23.59, a price-book ratio of 6.17, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 6.05, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 16.20 and a price-sales ratio of 4.92.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.02, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

Teradyne Inc


The guru established a new position worth 898,229 shares in NAS:TER, giving the stock a 1% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $127.07 during the quarter.

On 05/13/2022, Teradyne Inc traded for a price of $101.86 per share and a market cap of $16,318,279,000. The stock has returned -10.76% over the past year.

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

In terms of valuation, Teradyne Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 19.24, a price-book ratio of 6.74, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.31, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 12.55 and a price-sales ratio of 5.07.

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

CACI International Inc


During the quarter, WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC bought 285,060 shares of NYSE:CACI for a total holding of 350,811. The trade had a 0.8% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $275.74.

On 05/13/2022, CACI International Inc traded for a price of $256.48 per share and a market cap of $6,004,877,000. The stock has returned 0.98% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, CACI International Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 14.68, a price-book ratio of 2.00, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.99, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 12.95 and a price-sales ratio of 0.99.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.90, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.

General Motors Co


WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC reduced their investment in NYSE:GM by 1,388,717 shares. The trade had a 0.74% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $50.08.

On 05/13/2022, General Motors Co traded for a price of $35.56 per share and a market cap of $51,855,047,000. The stock has returned -33.12% 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, General Motors Co has a price-earnings ratio of 5.26, a price-book ratio of 0.77, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.39, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 5.37 and a price-sales ratio of 0.35.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.86, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

McCormick & Co Inc


During the quarter, WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC bought 745,042 shares of NYSE:MKC for a total holding of 810,806. The trade had a 0.7% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $97.74.

On 05/13/2022, McCormick & Co Inc traded for a price of $97.87 per share and a market cap of $26,253,962,000. The stock has returned 11.64% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, McCormick & Co Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 34.29, a price-book ratio of 5.54, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 3.61, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 25.61 and a price-sales ratio of 4.04.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.00, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.


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