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Holly LaFon
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First Pacific Advisors' Top 5 Buys of the 4th Quarter

California-based firm releases portfolio

On Friday, First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) announced 41 new stock buys for the fourth quarter.

A value investing firm, First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) is home to noted investors like Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) and counts Bob Rodriguez as a partner emeritus. It boasts $31 billion in asset under management as of Dec. 31 and seeks solid returns over the long term.

With 134 stocks in its portfolios, First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) has a near tie for sector weightings: technology represents 33.5% of holdings and financial services 33.1%. Industrials follows at 13.4% of holdings.

The biggest buys of the First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) were: Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE:OEC), Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX), Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN), Graphic Packaging Holding Col. (NYSE:GPK), Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ:GNTX), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE)

First Pacific purchased 2,661,820 shares of Expedia Inc., which had an average share price of $130. The holding represented 2.39% of the stock portfolios.

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Expedia Inc. has a market cap of $15.6 billion; its shares were traded around $102.82 with a P/E ratio of 43.40 and P/S ratio of 1.61. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Expedia Inc. stocks is 1.12%. The forward dividend yield of Expedia Inc. stocks is 1.15%. Expedia Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 18.0% over the past five years.

Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE:OEC)

First Pacific purchased 1,527,513 shares of Orion Engineered Carbons, which had an average share price of $24. The holding represented 0.29% of the portfolio.

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Orion Engineered Carbons SA has a market cap of $1.67 billion; its shares were traded around $28.10 with a P/E ratio of 24.01 and P/S ratio of 1.32. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Orion Engineered Carbons SA stocks is 2.76%. The forward dividend yield of Orion Engineered Carbons SA stocks is 2.88%.

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN)

First Pacific purchased 250,893 shares of Tenneco Inc., which had an average share price of $59. The holding represented 0.11% of the portfolio.

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Tenneco Inc. has a market cap of $2.94 billion; its shares were traded around $56.99 with a P/E ratio of 17.06 and P/S ratio of 0.34. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Tenneco Inc. stocks is 1.74%. The forward dividend yield of Tenneco Inc. stocks is 1.81%. Tenneco Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.10% over the past 10 years.

Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX)

First Pacific purchased 476,266 shares of Matson Inc., which had an average purchase price of $28. The hold represented 0.11% of the stock portfolios.

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Matson Inc. has a market cap of $1.47 billion; its shares were traded around $34.61 with a P/E ratio of 17.84 and P/S ratio of 0.73. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Matson Inc stocks is 2.27%. The forward dividend yield of Matson Inc. stocks is 2.32%. Matson Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 12.10% over the past five years.

Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN)

First Pacific purchased 962,683 shares of Capitol Federal Financial, which had an average share price of $14. The holding represented 0.1% of the portfolios.

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Capitol Federal Financial Inc. has a market cap of $1.77 billion; its shares were traded around $12.82 with a P/E ratio of 17.82 and P/S ratio of 7.83. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. stocks is 2.65%. The forward dividend yield of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. stocks is 2.66%. Capitol Federal Financial Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Capitol Federal Financial Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE:GPK)

First Pacific purchased 463,595 shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Co., which had an average price of $15. The holding represented 0.05% of the portfolios.

1934187887.pngGraphic Packaging Holding Co. has a market cap of $4.65 billion; its shares were traded around $15.00 with a P/E ratio of 15.47 and P/S ratio of 1.05. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Graphic Packaging Holding Co. stocks is 2.01%. The forward dividend yield of Graphic Packaging Holding Co. stocks is 2.04%. Graphic Packaging Holding Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 4% over the past 10 years.

Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ:GNTX)

First Pacific purchased 262,643 shares of Gentex Corp., which had an average share price of $20. The holding represented 0.04% of the portfolios.

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Gentex Corp. has a market cap of $6.31 billion; its shares were traded around $22.24 with a P/E ratio of 15.76 and P/S ratio of 3.66. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Gentex Corp. stocks is 1.75%. The forward dividend yield of Gentex Corp. stocks is 1.80%. Gentex Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.70% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Gentex Corp. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

First Pacific purchased 29,300 shares of Facebook, which had an average share price of $177. The holding represented 0.04% of the portfolios.

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Facebook Inc. has a market cap of $512.47 billion; its shares were traded around $176.41 with a P/E ratio of 32.73 and P/S ratio of 12.83. Facebook Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 63.5% over the past five years.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

First Pacific acquired 45,000 shares of Comcast Corp., which had an average share price of $38. The holding represented 0.01% of the portfolios.

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Comcast Corp. has a market cap of $179 billion; its shares were traded around $38.54 with a P/E ratio of 8.12 and P/S ratio of 2.19. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Comcast Corp. stocks is 1.64%. The forward dividend yield of Comcast Corp. stocks is 1.97%. Comcast Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Comcast Corp. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

See First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio)’ portfolio here.


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