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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Scott Black Sells Time Warner, Union Pacific, Tegna

The guru's largest 4th-quarter sales

Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman, president, chief investment officer and chief compliance officer at Delphi Management Inc. During the fourth quarter he sold shares in the following stocks:

The investor exited his position in Time Warner Inc. (TWX) with an impact of -1.52% 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.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 16.36% and return on assets (ROA) of 6.08% are outperforming 74% of the companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 1.27.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 4.18% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%, David Abrams (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39% and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

The guru closed his holding in Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) with an impact of -1.32% on the portfolio.

It is a rail transporting company. Its operating company is Union Pacific Railroad. It links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 20.79% and ROA of 7.61% are outperforming 86% of the companies in the Global Railroads industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.33.

Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.72% of outstanding shares followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%, Loeb with 0.14% and Pioneer Investments with 0.11%.

The guru closed his position of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) with an impact of -1.2% on the portfolio.

The company develops and markets software and combined hardware and software products and services for information technology security.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 20.76% and ROA of 14.31% are outperforming 83% of the companies in the Global Software – Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.93% of outstanding shares followed by David Herro (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%, Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, Pioneer Investments with 0.16%, RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The guru exited his holding in Herman Miller Inc. (MLHR) with an impact of -1.08% on the portfolio.

The company researches, designs, manufactures and distributes interior furnishings for use in various environments including office, health care, educational and residential settings and provides related services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 26.16% and ROA of 11.12% are outperforming 90% of the companies in the Global Business Equipment industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.36 is below the industry median of 0.97.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.36% of outstanding shares followed by Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.32%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The guru exited his position in Teradyne Inc. (TER) with an impact of -1.07% on the portfolio.

The company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems and solutions used to test semiconductors, wireless products, hard disk drives, solid state disks and circuit boards.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of -2.33% and ROA of -1.72% are underperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with cash-debt ratio of 3.34 that is above the industry median of 1.66.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.7% of outstanding shares followed by Royce with 1.58%, PRIMECAP Management with 1.28%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.57%, Greenblatt with 0.32% and Fisher with 0.18%.

The investor closed his holding in Ralph Lauren Corp. Class A (RL). The trade had an impact of -1.01% on the portfolio.

The company designs, markets and distributes men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. Its segments include Wholesale, Retail and Licensing.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 3.98% and ROA of 2.38% are underperforming 58% of the companies in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.60 is below the industry median of 1.07.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.81% of outstanding shares followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.44%, Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%, Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% and Greenblatt with 0.16%.

The guru reduced his shares in Microsemi Corp. (MSCC) by 58.06% with an impact of -0.93% on the portfolio.

The company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of -2.32% and ROA of -0.91% are underperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10 with cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 1.66.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Pioneer Investments with 1.09% of outstanding shares followed by Royce with 0.37%, Simons with 0.24%, NWQ Managers with 0.19%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06% and Black with 0.02%.

Black reduced his shares in Tegna Inc. (TGNA) by 74.14% with an impact of -0.92% on the portfolio.

It is an international media and marketing solutions company and diverse local content providers in the U.S. It operates in segments including Broadcasting and Digital.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 19.90% and ROA of 5.12% are outperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Broadcasting – TV industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 1.27.

Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 4.13% of outstanding shares followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.96%, Greenblatt with 0.25%, Simons with 0.05%, Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%, Jones with 0.02% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

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

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