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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Mario Gabelli's 8 Largest 2nd-Quarter Sells

Guru divests of Chemtura, CST Brands, several others

GAMCO Investors founder Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares in the following stocks during the second quarter.

Gabelli exited his Chemtura Corp. (NYSE:CHMT) stake with an impact of -0.86% on the portfolio.

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The company produces industrial specialty chemical solutions used as additives, ingredients or intermediates.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of -1.53% and return on assets (ROA) of -0.67% are underperforming 86% of companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 0.76.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The guru’s holding of CST Brands Inc. (NYSE:CST) was closed with an impact of -0.62% on the portfolio.

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The company operates convenience stores, which sell motor fuel and other merchandise, in the U.S. and Canada. 

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of 27.55% and ROA of 7.14% are outperforming 75% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.95.

Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.95% of outstanding shares, followed by Jones with 0.71% and Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) stake was closed, impacting the portfolio -0.5%.

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The company provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to individual and institutional investors through various outlets.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 8.44% and ROA of 4.95% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 1.61.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 3.8% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.12%, Greenblatt with 0.01% and Jones with 0.01%.

Gabelli sold his holding of The WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAW), impacting the portfolio -0.38%.

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The consumer packaged food and beverage company manufactures and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages and premium dairy products.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 15.98% and ROA of 4.93% are outperforming 56% of companies in the Global Packaged Foods industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.57.

With 0.83% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38%, John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38% and Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

The guru’s Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) position was closed with an impact of -0.21% on the portfolio.

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The company provides converged Internet Protocol network validation and network visibility solutions.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of -6.48% and ROA of -4.44% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 4.26 is below the industry median of 7.63.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.43% of outstanding shares, followed by Jones with 0.04%.

Gabelli reduced his position in The Brink's Co. (NYSE:BCO) by 49.85%. The transaction had an impact of -0.2% on the portfolio.

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The company provides secure logistics and security solutions, including cash-in-transit, ATM replenishment and maintenance and cash management services.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 23.02% and ROA of 4.12% are outperforming 60% of companies in the Global Security and Protection Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.36 is below the industry median of 0.69.

With 1.47% of outstanding shares, the company's largest guru shareholder is Rogers,  followed by Gabelli with 1.18%, Simons with 0.79%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%, Greenblatt with 0.05% and Jones with 0.03%.

The investor exited his holding of The Valspar Corp. (NYSE:VAL). The trade had an impact of -0.19% on the portfolio.

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The coatings and paint manufacturer operates primarily in North America, Asia and Australia. Its coatings business operates in the packaging, general industrial, coil and wood end markets.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 31.42% and ROA of 7.75% are outperforming 70% of companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is above industry median 0.76.

Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 1.35% of outstanding shares, followed by Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.89%.

Gabelli sold his Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM) with an impact of -0.19% on the portfolio.

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The company provides air medical emergency transport services. It also manufactures and installs medical aircraft interiors and other aerospace and medical transport products.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 17.08% and ROA of 5.60% are outperforming 76% of companies in the Global Airports and Air Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.31.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Greenblatt with 0.26% of outstanding shares, followed by Jones with 0.06%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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