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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Mario Gabelli Exits Panera, VCA Sells Time Warner

Gamco Investors' largest 3rd-quarter sales

GAMCO Investors was founded as an institutional research firm by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio). He sold shares in the following stocks during the third quarter.

Gabelli’s largest sale of the quarter was Panera Bread Co Class A (PNRA). The position was closed impacting the portfolio by -0.43%.

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The food services company has a market cap of $7.15 billion and an enterprise value of $7.48 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 45.42% and return on assets (ROA) of 11.82% are outperforming 89% of the companies in the Global Restaurants industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.32 is below the industry median of 0.67.

The second largest sale was Time Warner Inc. (TWX). The position was trimmed by 14.35%, impacting the portfolio by -0.22%.

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The entertainment company has a market cap of $69.78 billion and an enterprise value of $90.21 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 16.31% and ROA of 6.25% are outperforming 75% of the companies in the Global Media – Diversified industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 1.47.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 3.04% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44% and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%.

The VCA Inc. (WOOF)’s position was exited. The transaction had an impact of -0.19% on the portfolio.

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The company operates in the healthcare sector. It has a market cap of $7.56 billion and an enterprise value of $8.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 18.48% and ROA of 8.19% are outperforming 77% of the companies in the Global Medical Care industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The guru's holding of Janus Henderson Group PLC (JHG) was cut by 43.26%, impacting the portfolio by -0.17%.

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It is an investment management company that invests in properties and equities. It has a market cap of $7.29 billion and an enterprise value of $6.44billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 5.18% and ROA of 3.15% are underperforming 56% of the companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 3.06.

The largest guru shareholder is John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.29% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.82% and Gabelli with 0.54%.

Gabelli reduced his shares of The Brink's Co. (BCO) by 62.06%. The trade had an impact of -0.16% on the portfolio.

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The company provides security and protection services. It has a market cap of $4.14 billion and an enterprise value of $4.67 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 20.51% and ROA of 3.65% are outperforming 65% of the companies in the Global Security & Protection Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.32 is below the industry median of 0.62.

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 1.02% of outstanding shares followed by Rogers with 0.61% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%.

The Kate Spade & Co. (KATE) stake was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.16%.

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The manufacturer of apparels has a market cap of $2.38 billion and an enterprise value of $2.35 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 40.12% and ROA of 13.77% are outperforming 89% of the companies in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.08 is below the industry median of 1.50.

The RPC Inc. (RES) position was trimmed by 25.15%. The trade had an impact of -0.11% on the portfolio.

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The company provides services and equipments to oil and gas industries. It has a market cap of $5.1 billion and an enterprise value of $4.97 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 9.82% and ROA of 7.76% is outperforming 60% of the companies in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debts.

Gabelli is the largest guru shareholder with 1.26% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.53%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Gabelli also exited his holding of Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM), impacting the portfolio by -0.11%.

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The retailer of natural and organic foods has a market cap of $13.45 billion and an enterprise value of $13.5 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 11.74% and ROA of 6.04% are outperforming 62% of the companies in the Global Grocery Stores industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.95 is above the industry median of 0.51.

The guru cut his holding of Xylem Inc. (XYL) by 9.37%, impacting the portfolio by -0.1%.

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The industrial technology company has a market cap of $12.31 billion and an enterprise value of $14.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 13.48% and ROA of 4.96% are outperforming 59% of the companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 1.05.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Gabelli with 1.58% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%, Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

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

About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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