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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Arnold Schneider Boosts Brighthouse Financial, Transocean

Guru's largest buys of the 4th quarter

February 13, 2019 | About:

Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio), the leader of Schneider Capital Management, bought shares of the following stocks in the fourth quarter.

The investor boosted his Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:BHF) holding by 104.23%, expanding the portfolio 3.83%.

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The life insurance company has a market cap of $4.78 billion and an enterprise value of $6.6 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. The return on equity of 6.28% and return on assets of 0.40% are underperforming 93% of the companies in the Global Insurance - Life industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.05 is below the industry median of 7.42.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 9.76% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.07% and Dodge & Cox with 3.25%.

The guru's Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) stake was increased by 83.44%. The trade had an impact of 3.41% on the portfolio.

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The offshore contract drilling services provider has a market cap of $5.17 billion and an enterprise value of $12.08 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -14.74% and return on assets of -7.89% are underperforming 82% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Drilling industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.25 is below the industry median of 0.40.

The company's largest guru shareholder is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.55% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 1.48% and Caxton Associates (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.57%.

Schneider added 86.09% to his Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) position. The trade had an impact of 2.47% on the portfolio.

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The company, which operates in the household products market, has a market cap of $10.06 billion and an enterprise value of $18.27 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of -44.89% and return on assets of -17.65% are outperforming 65% of the companies in the Global Household and Personal Products industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.50.

Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder with 8.96% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.15% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.92%.

The guru added 88.09% to his Adient PLC (NYSE:ADNT) stake. The trade had an impact of 2.31% on the portfolio.

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The company, which manufactures and markets automotive seating systems and components, has a market cap of $1.78 billion and an enterprise value of $5.61 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -43.95% and return on assets of -12.45% are underperforming 82% of companies in the Global Auto Parts industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.53

With 11.98% of outstanding shares, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 5.21%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 5.2% and the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.41%.

The holding of C&J Energy Services Inc. (NYSE:CJ) was boosted 195.95%, impacting the portfolio by 2.25%.

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The company, which provides hydraulic fracturing and pressure testing equipment, has a market cap of $1.11 billion and an enterprise value of $1.03 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.26% and return on assets of 9.18% are outperforming 66% of the companies in the Global Oil and Gas Equipment and Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10 with no debt.

Hotchkis & Wiley is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 8.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.14%, Pzena with 1.47% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69%.

The investor established a position in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP), buying 438,301 shares. The trade expanded the portfolio 2.06%.

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The company, which operates in the specialty chemicals industry, has a market cap of $477.02 million and an enterprise value of $1.47 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While the return on equity of 11.81% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 0.83% is underperforming 74% of companies in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 0.72.

Another notable guru shareholder is Simons’ firm with 1.78% of outstanding shares.

The guru invested in 528,419 shares of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), impacting the portfolio by 1.91%.

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The company, which provides financial products and services, has a market cap of $4.97 billion and an enterprise value of $6.45 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.39% and return on assets of 1.33% are underperforming 73% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10.  The cash-debt ratio of 1.60 is below the industry median of 1.22.

NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.43% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.8%, Diamond Hill Capital with 0.55%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% and Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%.

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

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