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Tiziano Frateschi
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Yacktman Focused Fund Trims Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola Positions

Fund's largest sales of the 4th quarter

January 30, 2019 | About:

The Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The fund trimmed its Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) holding by 28.80%. The trade had an impact of -3.95% on the portfolio.

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The consumer goods company has a market cap of $234.15 billion and an enterprise value of $257.06 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 19.71% and return on assets of 8.83% are outperforming 74% of companies in the Global Household and Personal Products industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.36 is below the industry median of 0.50.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29% and the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

The fund curbed its Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) stake by 6.52%. The trade had an impact of -0.95% on the portfolio.

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The diversified media and entertainment company has a market cap of $91.15 billion and an enterprise value of $104.54 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 26.05% and return on assets of 9.16% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.37 is below the industry median of 0.82.

Another notable shareholder of the company is Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.93% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.67% and the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

The Focused Fund reduced its Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) stake by 12.82%. The trade had an impact of -0.80% on the portfolio.

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The company, which produces nonalcoholic beverages, has a market cap of $201.63 billion and an enterprise value of $229.54 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 14.74% and return on assets of 3.14% are underperforming 69% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.42 is below the industry median of 0.73.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 9.4% of outstanding shares, followed by the Yacktman Fund with 0.17%, Pioneer Investments with 0.12% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.1%.

The fund cut 7.41% off its Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake. The trade impacted the portfolio by -0.48%.

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The company, which operates in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field, has a market cap of $343.91 billion and an enterprise value of $355.8 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 23.54% and return on assets of 9.80% are underperforming 61% of companies in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.42 is below the industry median of 0.64.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Fisher with 0.42% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.27% and Pioneer Investments with 0.18%.

The Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) holding was reduced 9.09%, impacting the portfolio by -0.39%.

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The software company has a market cap of $822.66 billion and an enterprise value of $763.01 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 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 with 0.32% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%.

The PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) position was trimmed 2.99%, impacting the portfolio by -0.31%.

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The manufacturer of beverages, foods and snacks has a market cap of $154.35 billion and an enterprise value of $175.68 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 44.61% and return on assets of 6.31% are outperforming 58% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.40 is below the industry median of 0.73.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Pioneer Investments with 0.7% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.49%, Simons’ firm with 0.47% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.22%.

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

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