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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Caxton Associates Sells Alphabet, Microsoft

Firm’s largest sales of 3rd quarter

The trading and investment firm Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) LP sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

The guru closed the holding of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT). The trade had an impact of -1.20% on the portfolio.

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The company, which operates hotels and resorts, has a market cap of $22.21 billion and an enterprise value of $29.71 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 112.99% and return on assets of 10.18% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Global Lodging industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.71.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%.

The guru trimmed 48.93% of its Alphabet Inc. Class A (GOOGL) shares. The trade had an impact of -0.80% on the portfolio.

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The supplier of internet content products and portals has a market cap of $728.76 billion and an enterprise value of $626.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.70% and return on assets of 9.14% are outperforming 56% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 26.70 is above the industry median of 7.46.

The largest shareholder of the company is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

The holding of Marriott International Inc. Class A (MAR) was curbed 95.21%. The trade had an impact of -0.71% on the portfolio.

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The operator of hotels and timeshare properties has a market cap of $40.75 billion and an enterprise value of $49.7 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 44.72% and return on assets of 6.31% are outperforming 73% of companies in the Global Lodging industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.71.

Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.33% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% , Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) holding was trimmed by 76.33%, impacting the portfolio by -0.66%.

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The supplier of a wide range of software products and services has a market cap of $811.31 billion and an enterprise value of $751.66 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 22.62% and return on assets of 7.43% are outperforming 67% of companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.78 is below the industry median of 4.27.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.52% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.47%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32% and Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

The Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.57%.

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The company, which operates in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, has a market cap of $26.6 billion and an enterprise value of $43.95 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 15.44% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.57% is outperforming 57% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 0.51.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Dodge & Cox with 8.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Nygren with 1.09%, Cohen with 0.63% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

The SPDR S&P Regional Banking (KRE) holding was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.54%.

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The guru’s Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) holding was trimmed by 66.67%, impacting the portfolio by -0.53%.

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The provider of scheduled air transportation services has a market cap of $38.58 billion and an enterprise value of $46.01 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 26.51% and return on assets of 6.58% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Airlines industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.20.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 9.56% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4.16% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

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

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