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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Private Capital Management's Largest Buys in 1st Quarter

Stakes the investor raised

Bruce S. Sherman is CEO and chief investment officer of Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management. The fund was founded by Bruce Sherman, who retired in March 2009. During the first quarter the fund bought shares in the following stocks.

The fund bought 931,670 shares in KKR & Co LP. (KKR) with an impact of 1.72% on the portfolio.

The company offers a broad range of asset management services to its investors and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and its clients.

Book value per adjusted unit was $10.79 for the first quarter of 2016 compared to $12.19 per adjusted unit for the same quarter of a year before.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10 with ROE of -1.99% and ROA of -0.18% that are under performing 70% of the companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.12.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 2.3% of outstanding shares followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28%, Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

The firm increased its shares in Everi Holdings Inc. (EVRI) by 147.67% and with an impact of 0.66% on the portfolio.

The company is engaged in providing full-service casino gaming equipment and payment solutions to address customers' casino floor and technology needs.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10 with ROE of -62.69% and ROA of -7.25% that are underperforming 98% of the companies in the Global Gambling industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.09 that is below the industry median of 0.71.

Another notable shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56% of outstanding shares followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The fund raised its shares in Tronox Ltd. (TROX) by 28.67% and with an impact of 0.48% on the portfolio.

The company is engaged in producing and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide pigment. It operates under two segments, Mineral Sands and Pigment.

During the first quarter revenue grew 26% from the same quarter of a year before and 15% from the fourth quarter of 2016.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10 with ROE of -30.25% and ROA of -6.84% that are under performing 93% of the companies in the Global Chemicals industry. Financial strength has a rating of 3 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.05 that is below the industry median of 0.80.

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is other notable shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 0.43% of outstanding shares followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%.

The firm increased its shares in Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA) by 13.89% and with an impact of 0.43% on the portfolio.

The company through its subsidiaries operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys. The company offers apparel, accessories, footwear and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics.

Third quarter earnings of 8 ce per diluted share compared to earnings of 15 cents per diluted share in the same period of fiscal 2015. This decrease was primarily due to integration costs, interest expense incurred under the $1.8 billion term loan and the effect of non-cash purchase accounting adjustments.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10 with ROE of -19.63% and ROA of -7.62% that are underperforming 89% of the companies in the Global Apparel Stores industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.14 that is below the industry median of 0.98.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.28% of outstanding shares followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.19%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.12%.

The fund raised its shares in Mentor Graphics Corp. (MENT) by 14.10% and with an impact of 0.4% on the portfolio.

The company is a supplier of electronic design automation systems. It provides software and hardware design solutions to communications, computer, consumer electronics, semiconductor, networking, military and aerospace, and transportation industries.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10 with ROE of 7.26% and ROA of 4.71% that are out performing 55% of the companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.79 that is below the industry median of 12.34.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 1.95% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.62%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.16%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.93%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.45% and David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37%.

The fund increased its shares in American Public Education Inc. (APEI) by 19.54% and with an impact of 0.32% on the portfolio.

The company is a provider of online and on-campus postsecondary education through its two subsidiaries.

First quarter 2016 revenue decreased 1.6% and income from operations before interest income and income taxes increased 10.3%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10 with ROE of 14.22% and ROA of 11.16% that are out performing 74% of the companies in the Global Education & Training Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 10 out of 10, with no debt.

Other notable shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.74% of outstanding shares followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.72%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.83% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

The firm raised its shares in National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) by 12.93% and with an impact of 0.3% on the portfolio.

The company is engaged in the production, gathering, transportation, distribution and marketing of natural gas. Its segments include E&P, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing.

During the second quarter production had a 9.7% increase from prior year and 3.0% increase from the first quarter.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10 with ROE of -39.66% that is underperforming and ROA of -12.46% that is out performing 51% of the companies in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.05 that is below the industry median of 0.45.

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 3.91% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21% and John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The fund increased its shares in Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) by 58.24% and with an impact of 0.29% on the portfolio.

The company provides technology products, solutions and services that enable the creation and monetization of audio and video content. It develops, markets, sells and supports software and hardware for digital media content production.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10 with ROA of 9.19% and ROC of 93.13% that are outerforming 74% of the companies in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry. Financial strength has a rating of 3 out of 10, with cash to debt of 0.46 that is below the industry median of 12.34.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Richard Blum (Trades, Portfolio) with 16.54% of outstanding shares followed by Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.58% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.3%.

The fund raised its shares in Seacoast Banking Corp of Florida. (SBCF) by 22.6% and with an impact of 0.27% on the portfolio.

The company offers deposit accounts and retail banking services, engaged in consumer and commercial lending and provides trust and asset management services, as well as securities and annuity products to our customers.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10 with ROE of 5.73% and ROA of 0.58% that are under performing 69% of the companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10, with cash to debt of 1.24 that is below the industry median of 2.89.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is other notable shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 1.02% of outstanding shares.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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