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Mason Hawkins' Highest Performing Stocks

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Jul 22, 2015
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Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Southeastern Asset Management since 1975, and he and his partners manage the Longleaf Partners Funds. Since then, the firm's investment philosophy has been to consistently employ the time-tested value approach to long-only equity investing, based on owning strong businesses with good people at deeply discounted prices.

Today, the fund is composed of 30 stocks, and 6 have been bought during the last quarter. The total value of the portfolio is $15,932 million with 12% Q/Q turnover.

According to GuruFocus' All-In-One screener, the following are stocks that the investor traded (increased his stake or bought shares for the first time) whose price is having the highest performance.

Google Inc (GOOG)

During Q1 2015, he bought 916,019 shares of GOOG and since then, the stock has risen by 23.50%.

GOOG has a market cap of $458.99 billion and an enterprise value of $417.03 billion. The Company is a technology company engaged in improving the ways people connect with information. The Company's business is mainly around the following areas: search, display advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.

The price of the stock has risen by 174% during the last 5 years, 28% since the beginning of the year and 13% during the last 12 months. The stock is hitting its 52-week high (is now down -0.50% from it) and is +37.65% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8/10 with positive returns (ROE 14.60%, ROA 11.60%).

Dodge & Cox is the main guru holding GOOG with 3,208,798 shares, amounting to 0.47% of shares outstanding, or 1.62% of total assets of his portfolio.

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) holds 0.13% of outstanding shares that is 3.14% of his total assets.

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ)

He reduced its stake by 95.27% in MDLZ and since then, the stock has risen by 16.6%.

MDLZ has a market cap of $69.1 billion and an enterprise value of $86.03 billion. The Company manufactures and markets confectionery products. The Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products for consumers in approximately 165 countries around the world.

The price of the stock has risen by 119% during the last 5 years, 15% since the beginning of the year and 11% during the last 12 months. The stock is now -1.26% from its 52-week high and +33.40% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 4/10 with positive returns (ROE 7.97%, ROA 3.38%).

Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is the main guru holding MDLZ with 23,969,688 shares, amounting to 1.47% of shares outstanding, or 3.35% of total assets of his portfolio. Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) holds 0.08% of outstanding shares that is 0.29% of his total assets.

CNH Industrial NV (CNHI)

He increased his stake in CNHI by 13.98% and since then, the stock has risen by 16.4%.

CNHI has a market cap of $12.92 billion and an enterprise value of $35.94 billion. The Company is a capital goods company engaged in the design, production, marketing, sale and financing of agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles for firefighting, defense and other uses, as well as engines and transmissions for those vehicles and engines for marine and power generation applications.

The price of the stock has dropped by 24% during the last 5 years, has risen by 20% since the beginning of the year and by 3% during the last 12 months. The stock is now -2.57% from its 52-week high and +28.84% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 3/10 with positive returns (ROE 8.48%, ROA 0.96%).

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) is the main guru holding CNHI with 43,287,960 shares, amounting to 3.18% of shares outstanding, or 2.22% of total assets of his portfolio, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley which holds 2.41% of outstanding shares

HollyFrontier Corp (HFC)

He bought 3,389,700 shares of HFC and since then, the stock has risen by 14.8%.

HFC has a market cap of $9 billion and an enterprise value of $9.64 billion. The Company is an independent petroleum refiner that produces high-value refined products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. The Company's operations are currently organized into two reportable segments, Refining and HEP.

The price of the stock has risen by 264% during the last 5 years, 20% since the beginning of the year and 4% during the last 12 months. The stock is now -9.32% from its 52-week high and +54.33% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7/10 with positive returns (ROE 6.09%, ROA 3.60%).

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) is the main guru holding HFC with 3,389,700 shares, amounting to 1.74% of shares outstanding, or 0.86% of total assets of his portfolio. On second position there is Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) who holds 0.61% of outstanding shares of the company.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK)

He reduced his stake in BK by 6.48% and since then, the stock has risen by 9.7%.

BK has a market cap of $49.86 billion. The Company has another segment, which includes credit-related services, the leasing portfolio, corporate treasury activities, its equity investment in Wing Hang Bank Limited, its equity interest in ConvergEx Group, business exits and corporate overhead. Its two principal banks are: The Bank of New York Mellon, a New York state chartered bank.

The price of the stock has risen by 72% during the last 5 years, 10% since the beginning of the year and 14% during the last 12 months. The stock is now -0.65% from its 52-week high and +26.35% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8/10 with positive returns (ROE 6.81%, ROA 0.69%).

Dodge & Cox is the main guru holding BK with 67,054,467 shares, amounting to 5.98% of shares outstanding, or 2.49% of total assets of his portfolio.

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) holds 0.64% of outstanding shares that is the 1.82% of his total assets.

Everest Re Group Ltd (RE)

He reduced his stake in RE by 6.67% and since then, the stock has risen by 9.4%.

RE has a market cap of $8.46 billion and an enterprise value of $6.99 billion. The Company through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty reinsurance & insurance products and services in the U.S., Bermuda and international markets. The Company's business segments are U.S. Reinsurance, International, Bermuda, Insurance and Mt. Logan Re.

The price of the stock has risen by 158% during the last 5 years, 13% since the beginning of the year and 15% during the last 12 months. The stock is now -2.03% from its 52-week high and +22.42% from its 52-week low.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8/10 with positive returns (ROE 16.49%, ROA 5.86%).

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) is the main guru holding RE with 3,326,975 shares, amounting to 7.49% of shares outstanding, or 3.63% of total assets of his portfolio. On second position there is Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) who holds 2.13% of outstanding shares of the company.

Summary

Ticker

Raise since last trade

5 years performance

GOOG

+23.50%

+174%

MDLZ

+16.60%

+119%

CNHI

+16.40%

-24%

HFC

+14.80%

+264%

BK

+9.70%

+72%

RE

+9.40%

+158%

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