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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Mario Gabelli Exits Kite Pharma, Trims Time Warner

The guru's largest sales of the 4th quarter

GAMCO Investors leader Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks in the fourth quarter.

Gabelli closed his position in Kite Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE), impacting the portfolio by -0.22%.

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The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $10.31 billion and an enterprise value of $9.53 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of -60.72% and the return on assets (ROA) of –50.22% are underperforming 63% of companies in the Global Biotechnology industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.36% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The guru's stake in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) was trimmed by 15.75%. The trade had an impact of -0.21% on the portfolio.

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The entertainment company has a market cap of $74.22 billion and an enterprise value of $95.35 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 19.97% and ROA of 7.83% are outperforming 75% of companies in the Global Media – Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 1.47.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 3.04% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44%.

Gabelli reduced his Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) stake by 32.16%. The transaction had an impact of -0.18% on the portfolio.

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The media and entertainment company has a market cap of $67.87 billion and an enterprise value of $82.07 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 19.81% and ROA of 5.94% are outperforming 72% of the companies in the Global Media – Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.35 is below the industry median of 1.47.

With 3.83% of outstanding shares, Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.02% and Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.79%,

The investor curbed his position in Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) by 8.80%, impacting the portfolio by -0.15%.

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The commercial truck manufacturer has a market cap of $4.37 billion and an enterprise value of $8.36 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of 0.51% and return on capital (ROC) of 21.58% are underperforming 92% of companies in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.21 is below the industry median of 0.45.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) with 16.99% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 5.95% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.27%.

Gabelli exited his position in Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR). The trade had an impact of -0.14% on the portfolio.

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The company, which produces diagnostic devices, has a market cap of $4.47 million and an enterprise value of $7.49 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of -14.34% and ROA of -4.38% are underperforming 57% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 3.13.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.57% of outstanding shares, followed by Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79%.

The CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) holding was reduced by 27.07%, impacting the portfolio by -0.14%.

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The pharmacy retail company has a market cap of $74.99 billion and an enterprise value of $98.22 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 14.34% and ROA of 5.40% are outperforming 50% of companies in the Global Health Care Plans industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is below the industry median of 1.51.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.60% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.57%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% and the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%.

The guru’s stake in Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK) was reduced by 7.14%. The trade had an impact of -0.13% on the portfolio.

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The asset management company has a market cap of $56.24 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While the ROE of 9.69% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 1.17% is underperforming 65% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 3.19.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is company's largest guru shareholder with 4.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 4.32%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.95% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.93%.

Gabelli's Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) position was reduced by 12.50%, impacting the portfolio by -0.11%.

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The industrial products manufacturer has a market cap of $7.34 billion and an enterprise value of $7.47 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 39.01% and ROA of 18.89% are outperforming 73% of companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.45 is below the industry median of 1.05.

With 4.62% of outstanding shares, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Gabelli with 1.8% and Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%

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

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