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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Tiger Management Buys eBay, IQVIA, Comcast

Firm's largest buys of the 4th quarter

Tiger Management was founded by Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) in 1980. The firm increased several holdings and established many other positions in the fourth quarter.

The firm invested in 683,200 shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), expanding the portfolio by 4.03%.

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The online marketplace has a market cap of $44.21 billion and an enterprise value of $48.36 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of -9.59% and return on assets (ROA) of -3.97% are underperforming 85% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.59 is below the industry median of 0.82.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.31% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.89% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%.

Tiger Management bought 261,100 shares of IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IQV), giving it 3.99% portfolio space.

The medical diagnostics and research company has a market cap of $20.78 billion and an enterprise value of $30.25 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 16.73% and ROA of 5.98% are outperforming 57% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is below the industry median of 3.28.

With 4.74% of outstanding shares, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Robbins with 4.12%, the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77% and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%.

The firm established a new position in Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA), buying 597,500 shares. The transaction had an impact of 3.74% on the portfolio.

The cable company has a market cap of $183.46 billion and an enterprise value of $245.42 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 39.43% and ROA of 12.37% are outperforming 91% of companies in the Global Pay TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.40.

Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.01% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.35% and Pioneer Investments with 0.19%.

Robertson's firm bought 554,000 shares of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), expanding the portfolio 3.31%.

The supplier of data networking equipment and software has a market cap of $211.97 billion and an enterprise value of $177.65 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of -2.31% and ROA of -1.12% are outperforming 77% of companies in the Global Communication Equipment industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.87 is below the industry median of 1.98.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 1.25% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.55%, Donald Yacktman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Pioneer Investments with 0.4% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%.

The firm established a position in Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A), buying 236,000 shares. The trade had an impact of 2.99% on the portfolio.

The company, which is engaged in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, has a market cap of $22.83 billion and an enterprise value of $22.1 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 4.33% and ROA of 2.37% are outperforming 81% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.35 is below the industry median of 3.28.

With 1.49% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Mandel with 1.12%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.73% and the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 0.44%.

The investment firm purchased 169,710 shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL), expanding the portfolio by 1.95%.

The electronic payments company has a market cap of $95.64 billion and an enterprise value of $90.95 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 11.85% and ROA of 4.97% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Global Credit Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 5.70 is above the industry median of 0.61.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Mandel with 0.79% of outstanding shares, followed by Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46%.

The firm boosted its Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV (NYSE:VLRS) holding by 146.71%, expanding the portfolio by 1.93%.

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The ultra-low-cost airline has a market cap of $884.96 million and an enterprise value of $485.35 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -6.16% and ROA of -2.82% are underperforming 90% of companies in the Global Airlines industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with no debt.

Robertson's firm is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.6% of outstanding shares, followed by Oakmark Intl Small Cap (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%.

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

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