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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Leucadia National Sells AT&T, Dell

Firm’s largest sales of 3rd quarter

Leucadia National (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

The firm trimmed its holding of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 57.04%. The trade had an impact of -2.05% on the portfolio.

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The semiconductor company has a market cap of $24.06 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 20.85% and return on assets of 11.61% are outperforming 51% of companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.31 is below the industry median of 1.69.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.55% of outstanding shares followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.85%, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.5%.

The Quality Care Properties Inc. (NYSE:QCP) position was closed. The trade had an impact of -1.55% on the portfolio.

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The real estate investment trust has a market cap of $1.95 billion and an enterprise value of $3.37 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -18.42% and return on assets of -11.10% are underperforming 99% of companies in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry. Its financial strength is rated of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is above the industry median of 0.06.

The firm exited its XL Group Ltd. (NYSE:XL) position. The trade had an impact of -1.21% on the portfolio.

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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 firm sold out of SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.93%.

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The Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.89%.

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The company, which manufactures and distributes high-performance coatings systems, has a market cap of $5.92 billion and an enterprise value of $9.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While the return on equity of 5.36% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.03% is underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.72.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 10.16% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.45%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.71% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.4%.

The Dell-VMWare Tracking Stock (NYSE:DVMT) holding was trimmed 43.11%, impacting the portfolio by -0.88%.

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The tracking stock has a market cap of $21 billion and an enterprise value of $25.71 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.84% and return on assets of 6.28% are outperforming 58% of companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.36 is below the industry median of 0.60.

Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 8.3% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 8.03%.

The State Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:STBZ) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.71%.

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The bank holding company has a market cap of $951 million and an enterprise value of $735 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. While the return on equity of 8.96% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.19% is outperforming 67% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with no debt.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.43% of outstanding shares, followed by the Diamond Hill Capital with 0.98%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) ‘ Renaissance Technologies with 0.56% and Pioneer Investments with 0.32%.

The firm exited its position in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.54%.

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The communication services company has a market cap of $214.12 billion and an enterprise value of $390 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 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. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.30.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Dodge & Cox with 0.4% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.35% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.14%.

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

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