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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Ken Fisher Sells Amazon, Comcast

Guru’s largest sales of the second quarter

The Washington-based investment firm, Fisher Asset Management LLC was founded by its executive chairman and co-chief investment officer, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio). During the second quarter he sold shares of the following stocks.

The guru sold 15.65% of his Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) stake, impacting the portfolio by -0.56%.

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The company sells its products through its website, which provides various services. It has a market cap of $845.78 billion and an enterprise value of $845.46 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.30% and return on assets of 3.64% are outperforming 50% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.01 is below the industry median of 1.02.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.38% of outstanding shares followed by Fisher with 0.32% and Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

The holding of Comcast Corp. Class A (CMCSA) was almost closed after a reduction of 84.72%. The trade had an impact of -0.31% on the portfolio.

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The media and technology company has a market cap of $153.42 billion and an enterprise value of $215.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 38.32% and return on assets of 12.53% are outperforming 90% of companies in the Global Pay TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.42.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 1.52% of outstanding shares followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.5% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

The HDFC Bank Ltd. ADR (HDB)’s position was trimmed by 33.03%. The transaction had an impact of -0.3% on the portfolio.

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The banking and financial services company has a market cap of $81.27 billion and an enterprise value of $90.57 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.80% and return on assets of 1.90% are outperforming 84% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.79 is below the industry median of 2.12.

Fisher is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.53% of outstanding shares followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08% and Sands with 0.03%.

The guru sold 83.09% of his Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s position, impacting the portfolio -0.25%.

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The diversified worldwide entertainment company has a market cap of $157.64 billion and an enterprise value of $181.65 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 26.55% and return on assets of 12.05% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 1.39.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32% of outstanding shares followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

The stake of Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. ADR (RDY) was closed. The trade had an impact of -0.22% on the portfolio.

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The company operates in the health care sector. It has a market cap of $5.6 billion and an enterprise value of $6.03 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 7.92% and return on assets of 4.41% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and Generic industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.41 is below the industry median of 3.53.

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.03% of outstanding shares followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01 and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The Tata Motors Ltd. ADR (TTM)’s holding was exited, impacting the portfolio by -0.12%.

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The automotive manufacturer has a market cap of $12.75 billion and an enterprise value of $12.75 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 19.72% and return on assets of 5.05% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.68 is below the industry median of 0.74.

The largest shareholder of the company among the gurus is Simons with 0.49% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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