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Yacktman Fund Adds to Infosys, Curbs Oracle, Exits Staples

The fund's largest 3rd-quarter trades

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Oct 17, 2017
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Yacktman Fund  (Trades, Portfolio) is managed by Stephen Yacktman and Jason Subotky. The portfolio is composed of 38 stocks with a total value of $6,283 million. During the third quarter, the fund traded the following stocks:

The guru increased its Infosys Ltd. (

INFY, Financial) holding by 146.57%, expanding the portfolio 0.39%.

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The information technology (IT) services provider has a market cap of $33.34 billion and an enterprise value of $26.66 billion.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 21.02% and return on assets (ROA) of 17.09% are outperforming 83% of companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51% and Donald Yacktman's (Trades, Portfolio) Yacktman Asset Management with 0.17%.

The fund closed its position in Staples Inc. (

SPLS, Financial) with an impact of -0.32% on the portfolio.

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The office supplies retailer has a market cap of $6.73 billion and an enterprise value of $6.59 billion.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of -39.02% and ROA of -18.11% are underperforming 93% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.14 is above the industry median of 0.99.

Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 4.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.9% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8%.

The Oracle Corp. (

ORCL, Financial) stake was reduced by 3.20%, impacting the portfolio -0.21%.

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The computer software company has a market cap of $203.92 billion and an enterprise value of $190.72 billion.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 18.95% and ROA of 7.58% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Software Infrastructure industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.26 is below the industry median of 6.56.

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.85% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

The fund reduced its Unilever NV (

UN, Financial) holding by 20%. The transaction had an impact of -0.18% on the portfolio.

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The company, which produces consumer packaged goods, has a market cap of $176.27 billion and an enterprise value of $169.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 36.87% and ROA of 10.29% are outperforming 82% of companies in the Global Household and Personal Products industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10 with no debt.

With 0.52% of outstanding shares, 

Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Yacktman Fund with 0.03% and Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The fund purchased 247,187 shares of Micro Focus International PLC (

MFGP, Financial). The trade had an impact of 0.13% on the portfolio.

The software company has a market cap of $14.1 billion and an enterprise value of $15.7 billion.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 10.36% and ROA of 3.54% are outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Software Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is below the industry median of 6.56.

The fund is the company's only guru shareholder.

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

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