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Phenom Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors Top Holdings Update

July 20, 2013 | About:
Investing phenom Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors once said that he likes PhDs, meaning “poor, hungry and driven.”

As of July 19, 2013, Mario Gabelli’s mutual fund company lists 794 stocks in a portfolio valued at $15.62 billion, up from $13.6 billion in April 2013. Gabelli’s portfolio lists 41 new stocks and a quarter over quarter turnover at 6%. The top sectors in GAMCO’s portfolio are industrials at 25.5%, consumer cyclical at 17.4% and consumer defensive at 12.6%. His 10-year average return is 9.7%. Here’s an update of Gabelli’s top holdings:

DirecTV (NYSE:DTV), Up 38% over 12 months

Weightings: 1.8%

Shares Owned 4,936,239

Share Price: $65.20

As fifth place top Guru shareholder of DTV, Mario Gabelli holds 0.86% of shares outstanding. Gabelli’s five-year trading history is in the green all the way. His highest gaining quarters were in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, with gains of 202.6% and 199.4%, respectively.

Incorporated in 2009, DirecTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company has a market cap of $36.3 billion. DTV shares were traded at around $65.20 with a P/E ratio of 13.60 and P/S ratio of 1.33. DirecTV had an annual average earnings growth of 28.5% over the past 5 years.

American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP), Up 33% over 12 Months

Weighting: 1.6%

Shares Owned: 3,674,555

Share Price: $74.06

With 0.33% of AXP shares outstanding, Gabelli is number seven among top Guru shareholders.

In the past five years of trading, Gabelli’s highest streak was the fourth quarter of 2008 through the third quarter of 2009; in those four consecutive quarters he had gains of 221.7%, 390.5% and 219.4% and 141.8%, respectively.

American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) began as a joint stock association and was later incorporated in 1965 as a New York corporation. American Express Co. has a market cap of $81.31 billion. AXP shares were traded at around $74.06 with a P/E ratio of 18.80 and P/S ratio of 2.62. The dividend yield of American Express stocks is 1.10%. American Express Co. has had an annual average earnings growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated American Express the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG), Up 27% over 12 Months

Weightings: 1.5%

Shares Owned: 3,811,253

Share Price: $62.92

With 4.56% of NFG shares outstanding, Gabelli is the largest Guru shareholder.

In five years of trading, Gabelli has had only two quarters of losses in 2011. Otherwise, he has averaged a gain of 49% on more than 52 million shares bought at an average share price of $42.24. Selling more than 1.4 million shares at an average price of $51.10, Gabelli averaged a 23% gain.

Incorporated in 1902, National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has a market cap of $5.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.92 with a P/E ratio of 21.70 and P/S ratio of 3.12. The dividend yield of National Fuel Gas Company stocks is 2.34%. National Fuel Gas Company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.6% over the past 10 years.

No. 4: Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (NYSE:RHP), Up 4% over 12 Months

Weightings: 1.4%

Shares Owned: 4,832,199

Share Price: $37.32

With 9.16% of RHP shares outstanding, Gabelli is number two among top Guru shareholders, following Columbia Wanger with 14.74% of shares outstanding.

Gabelli purchased this new holding of a little more than 5 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2012 and made a gain of 1.5%.

Owner of the Grand Ole Opry and other properties, Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (NYSE:RHP) has a market cap of $1.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.32 with a P/E ratio of 433.90 and P/S ratio of 1.99. The dividend yield of Ryman Hospitality Properties stocks is 2.68%. Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.4% over the past 10 years.

Mario Gabelli is the founder, chairman and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors). Here is Gabelli’s complete portfolio.

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