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Tiziano Frateschi
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Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Adds to Alphabet, Wells Fargo Positions, Buys BMC Stock Holdings

The firm's largest 3rd-quarter buys

Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. was founded by Bill Ruane and Rick Cunniff in 1970. During the third quarter, the firm invested in the following stocks:

 Ruane Cunniff (TradesPortfolioboosted its Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) holding by 87.33%, impacting the portfolio by 3.24%. It also increased its Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) position by 44.86%, expanding the portfolio 1.72%.

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Google's parent company has a market cap of $718.03 billion and an enterprise value of $621.85 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 14.52% and return on assets (ROA) 12.10% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 25.26 is above the industry median of 13.55.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 0.47% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

The firm increased its position in Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) by 35.91%. The trade had an impact of 0.85% on the portfolio.

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The bank has a market cap of $264.53 billion and an enterprise value of $604.5 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 9.61% and ROA of 1.09% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Global Banks – Global industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 2.05.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 9.5% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.42% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.68%.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) stake was increased by 25.11%. The transaction had an impact of 0.79% on the portfolio.

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The automaker has a market cap of $33.66 billion and an enterprise value of $41.12 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While the ROE of 16.10% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 3.09% is underperforming 63% of companies in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.66 is below the industry median of 0.74.

The firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.19%, Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.08% and Mohnish Pabrai (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67%.

The firm purchased 2,600,000 shares of BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BMCH), giving it 0.49% portfolio space.

The building materials distributor has a market cap of $1.51 billion and an enterprise value of $1.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 7.23% and ROA of 3.43% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Building Materials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 0.49.

With 3.19% of outstanding shares, the company's largest guru shareholder is Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio), followed by Steven Cohen (TradesPortfolio) with 0.52% and Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%.

The firm added 4.05% to its Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A (NYSE:BRK.A) holding, expanding the portfolio by 0.36%.

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The conglomerate holding company has a market cap of $454.76 billion and an enterprise value of $450.52 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the ROE of 6.42% is underperforming the sector, the ROA of 2.89% is outperforming 67% of companies in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.42.

Buffett is the company's largest guru shareholder with 17.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29% and Davis with 0.26%.

The JD.com Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) stake was increased by 4.05%, impacting the portfolio by 0.34%.

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The Chinese e-commerce company has a market cap of $59.04 billion and an enterprise value of $57.49 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of -7.41% and ROA of -1.82% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.37 is below the industry median of 13.55.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Coleman with 3.07% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 2.3%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.7% and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%.

The firm boosted its Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) position by 13.10%, expanding the portfolio 0.31%.

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The electronic payments company has a market cap of $253.38 billion and an enterprise value of $263.84 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 20.92% and ROA of 10.38% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Global Credit Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.73 is below the industry median of 2.52.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.11% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.7%, Buffett with 0.46% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

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

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