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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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First Eagle Trims Chevron, Praxair, Visa

Guru's largest sales of the 4th quarter

The independent firm First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares in the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The Grupo Televisa SAB ADR (TV) stake was closed, impacting the portfolio by -2.06%.

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The company operates broadcast channels in Mexico. It has a market cap of $9.94 billion and an enterprise value of $4.93 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 3.30% and return on assets (ROA) of 0.95% are outperforming 50% of companies in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.37 is below the industry median of 0.90.

Dodge & Cox is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 8.09% of outstanding shares followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.37% and David Herro (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.62%.

The holding of Nutrien Ltd (NTR) was cut by 65.07%. The trade had an impact of -1.61% on the portfolio.

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The provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services has a market cap of $31.86 billion and an enterprise value of $37.72 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 3.99% and ROA of 1.94% are underperforming 6,172% of companies in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 0.49.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.97% of outstanding shares followed by Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

The guru almost closed his holding of Chevron Corp. (CVX) with a reduction of 86.25%. The transaction had an impact of -0.6% on the portfolio.

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The company is engaged in the exploration, production and refining operations worldwide. It has a market cap of $216.15 billion and an enterprise value of $251.28 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While its ROE of 6.27% is underperforming the sector, its ROA of 3.58% is outperforming 55% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Integrated industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.36.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.4% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

The Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (CCE) position was almost closed after a reduction of 94.70%. The trade had an impact of -0.56% on the portfolio.

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The non-alcoholic beverages manufacturer has a market cap of $19.11 billion and an enterprise value of $25.48 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While its ROE of 10.52% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of 3.74% is underperforming 52% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 0.70.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.16% of outstanding shares followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.6%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26% and Simons with 0.08%.

The guru reduced its holding in Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) by 70.62%. The trade had an impact of -0.55% on the portfolio.

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The supplier of hydrogen and helium has a market cap of $35.75 billion and an enterprise value of $36.24 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 30.91% and ROA of 16.16% are outperforming 91% of companies in the Global Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.89 is above the industry median of 0.75.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 3.96% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.72% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

The Praxair Inc. (PX) position was trimmed by 44.71%, impacting the portfolio by -0.55%.

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The supplier of gas in the U.S. has a market cap of $43.86 billion and an enterprise value of $52.74 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 21.78% and ROA of 6.25% are outperforming 59% of companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. It financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 0.75.

Another notable shareholder of the company among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% of outstanding shares followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

The holding of PPL Corp. (PPL) was reduced by 84.26%. The transaction had an impact of -0.45% on the portfolio.

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The energy and utility holding company has a market cap of $19.66 billion and enterprise value of $40.45 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 10.84% and ROA of 2.83% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.26.

Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.45% of outstanding shares followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.29%.

The Visa Inc. Class A (V) position was cut by 49.50%, impacting the portfolio by -0.42%.

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The payments technology company has a market cap of $283.36 billion and an enterprise value of $293.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its ROE of 22.26% and ROA of 10.98% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Credit Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.70 is above the industry median of 0.61.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.95% of outstanding shares followed by Fisher with 0.73%, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on this blog: www.theextraincome.info

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