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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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10 Stocks PRIMECAP Keeps Buying

Firm's repeat purchases in the last 2 quarters

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) was founded in September 1983 in Pasadena, California. It manages a portfolio composed of 273 stocks with a total value of $93,917 million. In both the first and second quarters, the firm bought shares in the following stocks.

Digimarc Corp. (DMRC)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 7.08% and in the second quarter increased it again by 3.61%. The firm currently holds 3.34% of outstanding shares of the stock. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses intellectual property and provides development services to global business partners across industries.

NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 1.68% and then by 0.83% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 0.86% of outstanding shares in the company, which is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of metal products for the nonresidential construction industry. The company's products are used in repair, retrofit and new construction activities in North America.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 1.95% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.56%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR)

In the first quarter, PRIMECAP increased its stake by 34.85% and then increased it again by 12.38% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 0.55% of outstanding shares of the company, which provides car and truck rentals and ancillary services to businesses and consumers in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other regions.

The company has strong profitability and growth rating with an operating margin of 11.57%, a net margin of 1.91% and a strong three-year EPS growth rate of 7.20%.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 9.14% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.44%, Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.97%, RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.23%, HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.62%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Whitney Tilson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 78.22% and by 0.99% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 0.01% of outstanding shares of the stock. Comcast is a media and technology company. The company's business segments are: Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks.

The company has strong profitability and growth rating with an operating margin of 21.27%, a net margin of 10.70% and a strong three-year EPS growth rate of 12.40%.

Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 1.78% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.09%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.17%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%, Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%.

Diebold Inc. (DBD)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 17.67% and again by 0.52% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 1.18% of outstanding shares of the stock. The company provides integrated services and software, financial self-service delivery and security systems to the financial, commercial retail and other markets.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.94% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.25%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.99%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.11%, Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.9%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%.

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 1.43% and then by 8.27% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 1.19% of outstanding shares of the stock. Hertz is engaged in car and truck rental and leasing and equipment rental business with operations in North America and Europe.

Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, 15.22% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.77%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.65%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.42%, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Marriott International Inc. Class A (MAR)

In the first quarter, the firm boosted its stake by 150.00% and then increased it again by 2.33% in the second quarter. PRIMECAP currently holds 0.12% of outstanding shares of the stock. The company is an operator, franchisor and licensor of hotels and timeshare properties under different brand names. It also operates and develops residential properties and provides services to home/condominium owner association.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.47% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

NN Inc. (NNBR)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 12.65% and increased it by 4.02% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 4.02% of outstanding shares of the stock. The company is a manufacturer of precision balls, cylindrical and tapered rollers, bearing retainers, plastic injection molded products, precision bearing seals and precision metal components.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.85% of outstanding shares.

Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS)

In the first quarter, PRIMECAP increased its stake by 0.99% and again by 301.88% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 11.89% of outstanding shares of the stock. Axcelis designs, manufactures and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. It also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services.

Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) is another notable shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 9.73% of outstanding shares, followed by Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.72%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.4%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)

In the first quarter, the firm increased its stake by 1.95% and then by 2.33% in the second quarter. The firm currently holds 0.14% of outstanding shares of the stock. Dow is as an integrated science and technology company. The company operates in five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.77% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%, Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, Dodge & Cox with 0.04%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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