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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Jeff Auxier Reduces, Exits Multiple Positions in 4th Quarter

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Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Auxier Asset Management. His portfolio consists of 152 stocks with a total value of $460 million. During the fourth quarter of 2016, the guru sold shares in the following stocks:

The guru reduced his holding of Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) by 22.34%. The trade had an impact of -0.29% on the portfolio.

The company is the provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, providing insights that enable patients and physicians to make health care decisions.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 13.82% and return on assets (ROA) of 6.38% are outperforming 75% of the companies in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is above the industry median of 2.86.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Auxier pared his Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE:TAP) stake by 6.08%. The transaction had an impact of -0.19% on the portfolio.

The company is a brewer. Its portfolio of owned and partner brands include Carling, Coors Light, Molson Canadian and Staropramen, as well as craft and specialty beers such as Blue Moon, Creemore Springs, Cobra and Sharp's Doom Bar.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 20.49% and ROA of 10.45% are outperforming 83% of the companies in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.68.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.92%, Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%, Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

The guru reduced his holding in GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADR (NYSE:GSK) by 15.62%, reducing its portfolio space by -0.16%.

The company creates, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While the ROE of 46.73% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 1.61% is underperforming 62% of the companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 is below the industry median of 2.89.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.48% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.32%, Brandes with 0.13%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%, NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Auxier sold out of Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ:MEOH) with an impact of -0.16% on the portfolio.

The company is engaged in the production and distribution of methanol, a chemical that is used to make a range of industrial, consumer and energy products.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of -0.74% and ROA of -0.27% are underperforming 82% of the companies in the Global Chemicals industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.84.

The investor cut 14.07% of his Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) holding, with an impact of -0.15% on the portfolio.

The company provides consumer packaged goods. It markets its products in 180 countries through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and department stores.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 25.98% and ROA of 12.14% are outperforming 87% of the companies in the Global Household & Personal Products industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 0.63.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.32%, the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%, the Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2%, Diamond Hill Capital with 0.13%, Simons with 0.03%, Fournier with 0.03%, Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.01% and Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Auxier reduced his Apollo Education Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) position by 25.28%. The trade had an impact of -0.07% on the portfolio.

The company is a private education service provider. It offers undergraduate, graduate, professional development and other non-degree educational programs and services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of -1.86% and ROA of -0.97% are underperforming 69% of the companies in the Global Education & Training Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 11.18 is above the industry median of 2.58.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Yacktman with 1.92% of outstanding shares, followed by the Yacktman Fund with 1.71%, First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77%, FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.13% and Greenblatt with 0.06%.

The investor trimmed his stake in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) by 3.99%, with an impact of -0.06% on the portfolio.

The company operates retail stores in various formats under various banners. Its operations comprise of three reportable business segments, Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club, and three categories, retail, wholesale and others.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 17.59% and ROA of 6.81% are outperforming 78% of the companies in the Global Discount Stores industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.50.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 0.71% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38%, Fisher with 0.17%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.14%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%, Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.09% and Buffett with 0.05%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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