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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Paul Tudor Jones Trims Facebook, Precision Castparts

The guru's largest 1st-quarter sales

Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) formed Tudor Investment Corporation, the first of the Tudor Group companies, in 1980. The Tudor Group manages assets across fixed income, currency, equity and commodity asset classes and related derivative instruments in the global markets for an international clientele. The following are his largest sales during the first quarter.

The guru almost closed his stake in Facebook Inc. (FB) cutting it by 92.58% with an impact of -4.57% on the portfolio.

The company operates a social networking website. Its products are Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Its products enable people to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers.

During the first quarter daily active users (DAUs) had an increase of 16% year over year and Mobile DAUs - Mobile DAUs grew 24% year over year.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10 with ROE of 11.12% and ROA of 10.01% that are outperforming 61% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.84% of outstanding shares followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.7%, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38%, John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.09%.

The guru exited his stake in The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (ULTI) with an impact of -1.39% on the portfolio.

The company is a provider of cloud-based human capital management. Its UltiPro software is a comprehensive, easy-to-use solution delivered over the Internet to organizations based in the U.S. and Canada.

During the last quarter recurring revenues had a 28% increase, and total revenues had a 29% increase from the first quarter of 2015. GAAP net income was 8 cents per diluted share as compared with 14 cents per diluted share for the same quarter of a year before.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 6.68% that is outperforming and ROA of 1.65% that is underperforming 55% of the companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with cash to debt of 9.30 that is below the industry median of 12.34.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.33% of outstanding shares followed by RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.31%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.24%, Manning & Napier Advisors with 0.3% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

The guru almost closed his stake in CSRA Inc. (CSRA) with a cut of 98.43% and an impact of -1.27% on the portfolio.

The company provides information technology and professional services and solutions to the U.S. government.

GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $1.29 billion, up 29% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 as a result of the merger with SRA International Inc.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10 with ROE of 14.14% and ROA of 2.76% that are outperforming 50% of the companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10 with cash to debt of 0.04 that is below the industry median of 12.34.

Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.92% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.71%, John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%, Dodge & Cox with 0.03% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The guru exited his stake in Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) with an impact of -1.18% on the portfolio.

The company is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products and provides high-quality investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for critical aerospace and power applications.

Recently Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Precision Castparts.

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 72% of the companies in the Global Metal Fabrication industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with cash to debt of 0.13 that is below the industry median of 1.09.

The guru almost closed his stake in Equifax Inc. (EFX) with a reduction of 99.13% and with an impact of -1.17% on the portfolio.

The company provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses and consumers.

First quarter revenue grew 12% and diluted EPS increased 16% from the same quarter of a year before. The company reported a 15% increase for adjusted EPS and 16% increase for net income.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10 with ROE of 19.53% and ROA of 8.87% that are outperforming 77% of the companies in the Global Business Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10 with cash to debt of 0.03 that is below the industry median of 1.46.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.18% of outstanding shares followed by Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The guru closed his stake in Broadcom Corp. (BRCM) with an impact of -1.13% on the portfolio.

The company is a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. It provides a portfolio of SoCs that seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. Its business segments include Broadband and Connectivity and Infrastructure and Networking.

Second quarter net revenue had an increase of 100% from the previous quarter and an increase of 119% from the same quarter of 2015. Gross margin was 30% compared to 53% in the prior quarter and 52% in the same quarter of a year before.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 15.28% and ROA of 11.23% that are outperforming 82% of the companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with cash to debt of 2.17 that is above the industry median of 1.73.

The guru exited his stake in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) with an impact of -1% on the portfolio.

The company is the provider of technology-based outsourcing solutions to employers and vehicle retailers and manufacturers.

Worldwide new business bookings grew 13% for the first quarter and revenue grew 7%. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 14%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10 with ROE of 33.15% and ROA of 3.95% that are outperforming 53% of the companies in the Global Business Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with cash to debt of 1.48 that is a few above the industry median of 1.46

Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.88% of outstanding shares followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%, Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%, MS Global Franchise Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

The guru exited his stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) with an impact of -0.94% on the portfolio.

The company through its subsidiaries provides retail and wholesale marketplaces available through personal computer and mobile interfaces.

During the first quarter the company achieved accelerating year-over-year revenue growth of 39%, which was the highest revenue growth rate for the past four quarters.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with ROE of 37.82% and ROA of 22.57% that are outperforming 95% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with cash to debt of 2.00 that is above the industry median of 0.98.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Sands with 0.86% of outstanding shares followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%, Segalas with 0.21%, Manning & Napier Advisors with 0.14%, Fisher with 0.12%, Halvorsen with 0.06%, Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

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Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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