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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Mario Gabelli Trims Keurig Dr Pepper, Chemed Positions

Guru's largest sales of 3rd quarter

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), the chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors Inc., sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

The guru reduced his Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. (NYSE:KDP) position by 31.39%. The trade had an impact of -0.25% on the portfolio.

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The manufacturer of nonalcoholic beverages has a market cap of $37.01 billion and an enterprise value of $41.34 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 50.66% and return on assets of 11.91% are outperforming 78% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.73.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)‘ Renaissance Technologies with 0.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 0.05% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The investor trimmed his position in Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) by 28.12%. The trade had an impact of -0.17% on the portfolio.

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The provider of hospice and palliative care services has a market cap of $4.94 billion and an enterprise value of $5 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 38.83% and return on assets of 22.19% 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 0.52 is above the industry median of 0.28.

The largest shareholder of the company is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.95% of outstanding shares, followed by the Gabelli with 1.26%, Simons with 0.86% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

Gabelli exited his Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) holding. The trade had an impact of -0.17% on the portfolio.

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The company, which provides diagnostic solutions to the health care sector, has a market cap of $5.09 billion and an enterprise value of $5.14 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -362.98% and return on assets of -84.60% are underperforming 88% of companies in the Global Diagnostics and Research industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.49 is below the industry median of 3.52.

Simons is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.08% of outstanding shares, followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The guru closed his position in XL Group Ltd. (NYSE:XL). The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.12%.

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The provider of insurance and reinsurance services has a market cap of $14.85 billion and an enterprise value of $16.13 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -5.42% and return on assets of -0.85% are underperforming 92% of companies in the Global Insurance - Property and Casualty industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.90 is below the industry median of 2.82.

The largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 3.33% of outstanding shares, followed by the George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.5%, John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%.

The Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) stake was cut by 55.69%, impacting the portfolio by -0.11%.

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The drugstore chain has a market cap of $75.84 billion and an enterprise value of $90.13 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 18.68% and return on assets of 7.35% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Global Pharmaceutical Retailers industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 s below the industry median of 0.55.

Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.74% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Pioneer Investments with 0.15%.

The guru's Altaba Inc. (NASDAQ:AABA) position was trimmed by 44.44%. The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.10%.

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The investment company has a market cap of $37.88 billion and an enterprise value of $42.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 46.86% and return on assets of 32.77% are underperforming 74% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.74 is below the industry median of 0.76.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.66% of outstanding shares, followed by First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13%, Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66% and Soros with 0.45%.

The Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (NYSE:RHP) stake cut by 5.83%, impacting the portfolio by -0.10%.

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The company, which operates in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets, has a market cap of $3.85 billion and an enterprise value of $5.46 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 48.97% and return on assets of 7.08% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Global REIT - Hotel and Motel industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.06.

Gabelli is the company's largest guru shareholder with 5.79% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons‘ firm with 1.22%.

The guru reduced his AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) stake by 14.32%, impacting the portfolio by -0.08%.

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The company, which provides communications and digital entertainment services, has a market cap of $221.88 billion and an enterprise value of $397.76 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 21.55% and return on assets of 6.98% are outperforming 74% of companies in the Global Telecom Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.05.

Pioneer Investments is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.14% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio)'s Bridgewater Associates with 0.02%.

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

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