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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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NWQ Managers Buys Allergan, McDermott

Firm's largest buys of the first quarter

The value manager NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru acquired 3,694,326 shares in McDermott International Inc. (MDR), impacting the portfolio by 1.09%.

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The company operates in designing and executing complex offshore oil and gas projects. It has a market cap of $3.99 billion and an enterprise value of $4.14 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 11.27% and return on assets (ROA) of 5.84% are outperforming 83% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry. Financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.77 is above the industry median of 0.49.

The largest shareholder among the guru is Hotchkis & Wiley with 7.7% followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.88% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.9%.

The fund acquired a new position in CBS Corp. Class B (CBS) buying 629,606 shares, giving it a 0.52% space portfolio.

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The company operates businesses within the media and entertainment industries. It has a market cap of $20.34 billion and an enterprise value of $29.9 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While its ROE of 44.92% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of 5.04% is underperforming 50% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 1.39.

Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 1.79% of outstanding shares followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.07% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

The holding of Allergan PLC (AGN) was increased 82.05%. The transaction had an impact of 0.5% on the portfolio.

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The company operates in the development and distribution of brand name pharmaceutical products and OTC pharmaceutical products. It has a market cap of $52.34 billion and an enterprise value of $76.89 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -2.86% and ROA of -1.54% are underperforming 72% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and Generic industry. Financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 3.53.

Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 3.96% of outstanding shares followed by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.4% and David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02%.

The guru boosted the holding of P.H. Glatfelter Co. (GLT) by 96%, expanding the portfolio 0.46%.

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The company manufactures specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. It has a market cap of $726.27 million and an enterprise value of $1.11 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. Its ROE of 0.29% and ROA of 0.12% are outperforming 73% of companies in the Global Paper and Paper Products industry. Financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 0.37.

Another notable shareholder of the company among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.31% of outstanding shares followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.05%.

The holding of BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (BMCH) was boosted 340.84%, impacting the portfolio by 0.44%.

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The diversified lumber and building materials distributor and solutions provider has a market cap of $1.33 billion and an enterprise value of $1.7 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 9.50% and ROA of 4.59% are outperforming 52% of companies in the Global Building Materials industry. Financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.53.

Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 5.82% of outstanding shares followed by Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.68%.

The First Data Corp. Class A (FDC)’s position was raised 72.86%. The trade had an impact of 0.41%.

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The company is a provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers globally. It has a market cap of $18.26 billion and an enterprise value of $39.53 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of 655.87% and ROA of 3.71% are outperforming 51% of companies in the Global Business Services industry. Financial strength is rated 4 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.03 that is below the industry median of 1.31.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Robbins with 2.96% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.47% and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.43%.

The holding of Colony NorthStar Inc. Class A (CLNS) was raised 78.77%, impacting the portfolio by 0.37%.

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The real estate and investment management company has a market cap of $3.01 billion and an enterprise value of $18.3 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of -4.43% and ROA of -0.89% are underperforming 94% of companies in the Global REIT – Diversified industry. Financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.06.

Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 9.91% of outstanding shares followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.13%.

The Bemis Co. Inc. (BMS)’s position was boosted 182.45%. The trade had an impact of 0.36%.

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The company operates in the manufacturing of packaging and pressure sensitive materials. The majority of the products are sold to the food industry. It has a market cap of $3.97 billion and an enterprise value of $5.48 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 7.25% and ROA of 2.39% are underperforming 54% of companies in the Global Packaging and Containers industry. Financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.57.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.77% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

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

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