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9 Positions Dodge & Cox Increased in the Past 2 Quarters

Eli Lilly, Target among firm's investments

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Nov 20, 2017
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Van Duyn Dodge and E. Morris Cox founded Dodge & Cox in 1930. In both the second and third quarters, the firm invested in the following stocks:

News Corp. (

NWSA, Financial)

In the second quarter, the firm increased its stake by 10.57% and added another 4.38% in the third quarter. It holds 1.95% of the media and information services company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $8.95 billion and an enterprise value of $7.59 billion.

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Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 4.01% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.64% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.22%.

QVC Group (

QVCA, Financial)

The firm increased its stake by 19.01% in the second quarter and by 19.93% in the third quarter. It holds 7.9% of the tracking stock's outstanding shares. The specialty retailer has a market cap of $10.05 billion and an enterprise value of $16.32 billion.

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Another notable guru shareholder is Nygren with 2.67% of outstanding shares, followed by

Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78% and Charles de Vaulx (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.59%.

Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (

ZAYO, Financial)

Dodge & Cox added 0.58% to its stake in the second quarter and 43.48% in the third quarter. The firm holds 9.61% of the communication equipment company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $8.41 billion and an enterprise value of $13.76 billion.

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Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. is another guru shareholder with 1.85% of outstanding shares, followed by

Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.14% and Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

Liberty Global PLC (

LBTYK, Financial)

Dodge & Cox increased its position 12.37% in the second quarter and by 10.01% in the third quarter. The firm holds 3.94% of the holding company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $23.87 billion and an enterprise value of $63.5 billion.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.19% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.29%, Lou Simpson (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.19% and Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.9%.

Eli Lilly and Co. (

LLY, Financial)

The firm boosted its stake by 22,094.88% in the second quarter and by 234.12% in the third quarter. The guru holds 1.82% of the pharmaceutical company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $91.24 billion and an enterprise value of $97.83 billion.

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With 5.06% of outstanding shares,

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, followed by the  Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.55%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3%.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (

APC, Financial)

In the second quarter, the firm increased its holding by 43.65% and in the third quarter increased it by 40.94%. Dodge & Cox holds 8.45% of the oil and gas company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $27.48 billion and an enterprise value of $40.95 billion.

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Another notable shareholder among the gurus is

Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.72% of outstanding shares, followed by Nygren with 0.62%, Simons with 0.36% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

Johnson Controls International PLC (

JCI, Financial)

The firm boosted its holding by 83.47% in the second quarter and by 12.45% in the third quarter. It holds 7.01% of the industrial company's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $33.41 billion and an enterprise value of $48.11 billion.

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Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is another notable guru shareholder with 4.89% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.28%, the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund with 0.91% and

Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

Agrium Inc. (

AGU, Financial)

Dodge & Cox increased its holding by 33.22% in the second quarter and added another 4.17% in the third quarter. The firm holds 4.26% of the agricultural products retailer's outstanding shares. It has a market cap of $14.78 billion and an enterprise value of $20.46 billion.

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First Eagle Investment is another notable guru shareholder of the company with 1.74% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%, Cohen with 0.2%, Simons with 0.19% and

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Target Corp. (

TGT, Financial)

The firm boosted its stake by 83.34% in the second quarter and in the third quarter added another 1.19%. Dodge & Cox holds 3.71% of the retailer's outstanding shares. The company has a market cap of $32.99 billion and an enterprise value of $42.95 billion.

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Other gurus invested in the company are

Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.36% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.32%.

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

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