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Leucadia National Sells AT&T, Dell

Firm's largest sales of 3rd quarter

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Tiziano Frateschi
Nov 26, 2018
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Leucadia National (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

The firm trimmed its holding of NXP Semiconductors NV (

NXPI, Financial) 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. (

QCP, Financial) 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. (

XL, Financial) 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, Financial). The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.93%.

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The Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (

AXTA, Financial) 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 (

DVMT, Financial) 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. (

STBZ, Financial) 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. (

T, Financial). 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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