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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Tweedy Browne Reduces Unilever, Halliburton, Berkshire Positions

Guru’s largest sales of the 3rd quarter

Tweedy, Browne Company sold shares of the following stocks in the third quarter.

The guru reduced its holding of AGCO Corp. (AGCO) by 7.03%, impacting the portfolio by -0.14%.

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The manufacturer of agricultural equipment has a market cap of $5.64 billion and an enterprise value of $7.45 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While the return on equity (ROE) of 7.08% is outperforming the sector, return on assets (ROA) of 2.69% is underperforming 52% of the companies in the Global Farm and Construction Equipment industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.57.

Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 1.18% of outstanding shares followed by Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) Global Value with 0.75% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%.

The firm trimmed its position in Unilever NV ADR (UN) by 8.03%. The trade had an impact of -0.06% on the portfolio.

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The company is a supplier of household products. It has a market cap of $166.77 billion and an enterprise value of $156.44 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 36.87% and ROA of 10.29% are outperforming 82% of the companies in the Global Household and Personal Products industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with no debts.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% of outstanding shares followed by Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04% and Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The ConocoPhillips (COP) position was reduced by 2.22%. The transaction had an impact of -0.06% on the portfolio.

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The producer and explorer of crude oil and natural gas has a market cap of $60.65 billion and an enterprise value of $70.17 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of -7.38% and ROA of -2.91% are underperforming 61% of the companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.56 is above the industry median of 0.55.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 2.43% of outstanding shares followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.89%, Yacktman with 0.29% and Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%.

The guru's holding of Devon Energy Corp. (DVN) was cut by 2.07%, impacting the portfolio by -0.06%.

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The independent energy company has a market cap of $19.5 billion and an enterprise value of $31.92 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 23.81% and ROA of 5.81% are outperforming 87% of the companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 is below the industry median of 0.55.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.02% of outstanding shares followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.93% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65%.

The firm reduced its shares in Halliburton Co. (HAL) by 1.17%. The trade had an impact of -0.05% on the portfolio.

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The oilfield services company has a market cap of $36.04 billion and an enterprise value of $45.1 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 2.30% and ROA of 0.82% are outperforming 61% of the companies in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 0.50.

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.59% of outstanding shares followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46% and Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (BRK.B) stake was reduced by 2.78%, impacting the portfolio by -0.04%.

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The holding company has a market cap of $468.49 billion and an enterprise value of $464.25 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, ROA of 2.89% is outperforming 62% of the 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.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.78% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%, Russo with 0.1% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

The Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) position was trimmed by 1.58%. The trade had an impact of -0.04% on the portfolio.

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The company has a market cap of $40.99 billion and an enterprise value of $42.64 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 18.99% and ROA of 7.95% are outperforming 77% of the companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.66 is below the industry median of 1.05.

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.52% of outstanding shares followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46% and Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

The firm also reduced its shares in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 0.28%, impacting the portfolio by -0.03%.

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The company is manufacturer and seller of products in the health care field. It has a market cap of $375.6 billion and an enterprise value of $394.54 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 22.02% and ROA of 10.77% are outperforming 81% of the companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 2.89.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Fisher with 0.44% of outstanding shares followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.39% and Yacktman with 0.21%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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