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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Private Capital Boosts Allergan, Universal Health Positions

The firm’s largest buys of the 4th quarter

Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management was founded in 1986. The firm increased many positions in the fourth quarter.

The firm boosted its holding in Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) by 25.56%, expanding the portfolio 0.94%.

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The specialty pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $47.57 billion and an enterprise value of $76.14 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of -5.93% and return on assets (ROA) of -3.34% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and Generic industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.21 is below the industry median of 2.31.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 4% of outstanding shares, followed by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.36% and David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05%.

The Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) position was increased by 32.54%, impacting the portfolio by 0.7%.

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The company, which operates a number of acute care hospitals, behavior health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers, has a market cap of $11.67 billion and an enterprise value of $15.7 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 15.71% and ROA of 7.13% are outperforming 72% of companies in the Global Medical Care industry. Its financial strength is rated of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.25.

Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 5.77% of outstanding shares, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 4.93% and Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.38%.

Private Capital added 22.46% to its Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd. (DRTTF) stake. The transaction had an impact of 0.62% on the portfolio.

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The interior construction company has a market cap of $313 million and an enterprise value of $268.11 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 2.39% and ROA of 1.88% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Engineering and Construction industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 5.02 is above the industry median of 0.80.

With 4.64% of outstanding shares, Private Capital is the company's largest guru shareholder.

The Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) position was boosted by 63.25% expanding the portfolio 0.58%.

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The company, which makes engineered quartz surfaces for kitchens and bathrooms, has a market cap of $701.88 million and an enterprise value of $575.7 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While its ROE of 5.69% is underperforming the sector, its ROA of 4.22% is outperforming 56% of companies in the Global Building Materials industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 11.07 is above the industry median of 0.40.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Robert Karr (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.3%, Private Capital with 1.23% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%.

The firm boosted its Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) holding by 216.90%, expanding the portfolio 0.54%.

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The company, which makes outdoor sports and recreation products, has a market cap of $912.27 million and an enterprise value of $1.79 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of -3.52% and ROA of -1.50% are underperforming 80% of companies in the Global Leisure industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 0.70.

With 8.09% of outstanding shares, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder.

The firm increased its stake in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) by 12.61%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.43%.

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The restaurant operator, which owns the largest Burger King franchise in the world, has a market cap of $453.79 million and an enterprise value of $691.8 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 3.42% and ROA of 1.37% are outperforming 70% of companies in the Global Restaurants industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.28 is below the industry median of 0.50.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Private Capital with 5.39% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.79%.

The firm increased its SpartanNash Co. (NASDAQ:SPTN) position by 5.45%, expanding the portfolio 0.24%.

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The grocery distributor and retailer has a market cap of $662.21 million and an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -6.67% and ROA of -2.57% are underperforming 88% of companies in the Global Food Distribution industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.54.

Private Capital is the company's largest guru shareholder with 2.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.09% and David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

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

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