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Ruane Cunniff Boosts Time Warner During 4th Quarter

Investor's top buys includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals

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Mar 29, 2016
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Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) is a value investor focused on the intrinsic value of business. It is a long-term investor and will buy a stock and hold it for a long time, even if sometimes the stocks seem to be overvalued. Its largest buys during the fourth quarter were:

The investor increased its stake in Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) by 33.93%, and the deal had an impact of 1.59% on the portfolio.

The company is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products providing high-quality investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for critical aerospace and power applications. During the third quarter, total revenue increased 36% over the prior year and same-store sales organic growth was 13%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 11.59% and ROA of 6.66% that are outperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Metal Fabrication industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 0.13 that is a few above the industry median of 1.06.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.05% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46%, Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%.

The guru raised its stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) by 4.28%. The deal had an impact of 0.84% on the portfolio.

It is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of branded, generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products and medical devices.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10 with ROE of -5.07% and ROA of -0.79% that are underperforming 79% of the companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with no debt.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is 

Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.95% of outstanding shares followed by Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.37%, John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.87%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.27%, Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.82% and Steve Mandel with 1.7%.

The investor increased its stake in IAC/InterActiveCorp. (IAC) by 33.92%; the deal had an impact of 0.1% on the portfolio.

The company is a media and Internet company engaged in areas of search, applications, online dating, media and ecommerce. Revenue for the quarter increased 12%, or 16% excluding the effects of foreign exchange, driven by a 14% increase in dating revenue.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 6.49% and ROA of 2.77% that are outperforming 50% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10, with a cash-to-debt of 0.85 that is far below the industry median of 23.48.

David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.01% of outstanding shares followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%, Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%, Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and Gabelli with 0.1%.

The guru raised its stake in Time Warner Inc. (TWX) by 4,302.23%, and the deal had an impact of 0.07% on the portfolio.

It is a media and entertainment company. It operates its business in four segments which includes Turner, Home Box Office, Warner Bros. and Time Inc. Turner consists of cable networks and digital media properties.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 15.96% and ROA of 6.08% that are outperforming 70% of the companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 0.09 that is far below the industry median of 1.67.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 4.82% of outstanding shares followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.84%, Einhorn with 0.82%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%,

Richard Perry (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

The investor bought 700,000 shares in Match Group Inc. (MTCH) with an impact of 0.05% on the portfolio.

The company is engaged in providing dating products. The company operates a portfolio of more than 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24, each designed to increase its users' likelihood of finding a romantic connection. Fourth quarter total revenue increased 15%, and net income grew 26%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10 with ROE of 21.22% and ROA of 9.86% that are outperforming 74% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 0.08 that is far below the industry median of 23.48.

RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, with 0.48% of outstanding shares followed by Manning & Napier Advisors with 0.3% and Einhorn with 0.26%.

The firm raised its stake in MakeMyTrip Ltd. (MMYT) by 12.07%. The deal had an impact of 0.03% on the portfolio.

It is an online travel company in India. Through its primary website, www.makemytrip.com, and mobile platforms, travelers can research, plan and book travel services and products in India as well as overseas. During the fourth quarter, it had a year-on-year increase of 34.1% and 32.3%, and revenue grew 23.5%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10 with ROE of -30.75% and ROA of -16.78% that are underperforming 92% of the companies in the Global Leisure industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 92.86 that is far above the industry median of 0.81.

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with a stake of 0.58% of outstanding shares.

The guru acquired 94,550 shares in Autohome Inc. (ATHM) with an impact of 0.03% on the portfolio.

The company is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Its mission is to enhance the car-buying and ownership experience for auto consumers in China.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10 with ROE of 28.40% and ROA of 19.68% that are outperforming 85% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 23.48.

A notable shareholder among the gurus is

Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.42% of outstanding shares.

The guru increased its stake in Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (VIPS) by 43.51%. The deal had an impact of 0.03% on the portfolio.

The company through its subsidiaries operate an online platform that offers products to consumers in the People's Republic of China through flash sales on its vipshop.com and vip.com website.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10 with ROE of 57.55% and ROA of 11.30% that are outperforming 83% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 1.24 that is a few above the industry median of 1.00.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Coleman with 8.51% of outstanding shares followed by Grantham with 0.46%,

Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, Matthews China Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

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