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Tiziano Frateschi
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Leon Cooperman Adds to AMC, Shire, Parsley Energy

The guru boosted several positions in the 4th quarter

February 28, 2018 | About:

Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio), the founder and chairman of Omega Advisors, added to many positions in the fourth quarter.

The guru boosted his position in AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) by 113.15%, expanding the portfolio by 3.1%.

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The company owns several cable networks, including AMC, WE tv and BBC America. It has a market cap of $3.31 billion and an enterprise value of $5.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 879.71% and return on assets (ROA) of 7.42% are outperforming 77% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.18 is below the industry median of 0.90.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Cooperman with 4.76% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.73%.

Cooperman's Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) holding was increased by 49.91%, giving it 1.9% portfolio space.

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The biotechnology company has a market cap of $38.44 billion and an enterprise value of $58.34 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 13.08% and ROA of 6.17% are outperforming 81% of companies in the Global Biotechnology industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 55.72.

Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.89% of outstanding shares, followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.01% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%.

The guru boosted his stake in Parsley Energy Inc. (NYSE:PE) by 520.24%. The transaction had an impact of 1.64% on the portfolio.

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The independent oil and natural gas producer has a market cap of $8.24 billion and an enterprise value of $10.89 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 2.66% and ROA of 1.50% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.32 is below the industry median of 0.49.

Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 5.77% of outstanding shares, followed by Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.83%.

The Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) position was increased 69.71%, expanding the portfolio by 1.22%.

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The oil and gas company has a market cap of $15.05 billion and an enterprise value of $18.49 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of -30.91% and ROA of -15.18% are underperforming 72% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.70 is above the industry median of 0.49.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.7% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 3.3%.

Cooperman boosted his United Continental Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) position by 26.64%, expanding the portfolio by 1.19%.

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The airline has a market cap of $19.72 billion and an enterprise value of $30.31 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 24.36% and ROA of 5.10% are outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Airlines industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.26 is below the industry median of 0.55.

With 11.75% of outstanding shares, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 9.91%.

The Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) holding was boosted by 163.99%. The trade expanded the portfolio 1.06%.

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The oil company, which owns and operates one of the world's largest onshore drilling rig fleets, has a market cap of $2.12 billion and an enterprise value of $5.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of -24.58% and ROA of -9.37% are underperforming 79% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Drilling industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 0.38.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Cooperman with 2.11% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02% and Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77%.

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

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