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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Mario Gabelli Exits Positions in Snyder's-Lance, Scripps Networks, Exactech

Guru’s largest sales of the 1st quarter

GAMCO leader Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru exited his Snyder's-Lance Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) stake, impacting the portfolio by -0.73%.

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The company, which manufactures and distributes a variety of packaged snack foods, has a market cap of $4.92 billion and an enterprise value of $5.99 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While its return on equity of 7.90% is underperforming the sector, its return on assets of 4.01% is outperforming 52% of companies in the Global Packaged Foods industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.66.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.03% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Gabelli closed his Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) position. The trade had an impact of -0.51% on the portfolio.

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The media company, which operates six domestic cable channels, has a market cap of $11.71 billion and an enterprise value of $14.44 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 25.95% and ROA of 9.77% are outperforming 86% of companies in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 1.39.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41% of outstanding shares, followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38% and Pioneer Investments with 0.33%.

Gabelli sold out of his Exactech Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) holding. The transaction had an impact of -0.24% on the portfolio.

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The company, which manufactures orthopedic implant devices and related surgical instruments, has a market cap of $710.38 million and an enterprise value of $712.66 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the ROE of 0.20% is underperforming the sector, the ROA of 0.16% is outperforming 52% of companies in the Global Medical Devices industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.84 is below the industry median of 2.32.

With 1.4% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62%.

The guru trimmed 19.73% off his Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) stake, impacting the portfolio by -0.2%.

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The media giant, which owns television networks like HBO and CNN, has a market cap of $72.27 billion and an enterprise value of $92.83 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 19.92% and ROA of 8.08% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Global Media – Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 1.39.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 2.67% of outstanding shares, followed by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.04%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79% and Pioneer Investments with 0.69%.

Gabelli reduced his Orbital ATK Inc. (NYSE:OA) holding by 34.17%. The trade had an impact of -0.12% on the portfolio.

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The aerospace and defense company has a market cap of $7.72 billion and an enterprise value of $9.12 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The ROE of 17.63% and ROA of 6.24% are outperforming 70% of companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.53.

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 7.8% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% and Gabelli with 0.48%.

The Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) holding was reduced by 13.85%, impacting the portfolio by -0.11%.

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The company, which, through its subsidiaries, provides palliative care services, has a market cap of $5.17 billion and an enterprise value of $5.3 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROA of 22.86% and ROE of 12.52% are outperforming 82% of companies in the Global Medical Care industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is below the industry median of 0.28.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.36% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 2.69% and Simons with 0.34%.

Gabelli cut his Churchill Downs Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) position by 32.60%. The trade had an impact of -0.1% on the portfolio.

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The gambling company, which operates the Churchill Downs racetrack, has a market cap of $3.78 billion and an enterprise value of $4.46 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 54.34% and ROA of 14.56% are outperforming 75% of companies in the Global Gambling industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 0.78.

With 1.06% of outstanding shares, Gabelli is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.87% and Greenblatt with 0.08%.

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

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