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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Paul Singer's Largest Sales of the 4th Quarter

Guru sells NXP, Ocean Rig

Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio)’s Elliott Management sold shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The investor's holding of Dell-VMWare Tracking Stock (NYSE:DVMT) was dissolved after Dell Technologies (DELL) bought back the shares and began trading again. The transaction had an impact of -4.23% on the portfolio.

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The NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) stake was closed. The trade had an impact of -4% on the equity portfolio.

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The semiconductor company has a market cap of $27.49 billion and an enterprise value of $32.24 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.78% and return on assets of 9.73% are outperforming 51% of companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 1.69.

The company's largest guru shareholder is John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79% of outstanding shares, followed by Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.57% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%.

The guru sold out of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG), impacting the equity portfolio by -2.85%.

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The offshore drilling contractor has a market cap of $2.54 billion and an enterprise value of $2.22 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.79% and return on assets of 3.05% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Drilling industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.93 is above the industry median of 0.40.

The company's largest guru shareholder is the Third Avenue Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.95% of outstanding shares.

Singer trimmed 11.52% off his Altaba Inc. (AABA) stake, impacting the portfolio by -0.88%.

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The independent investment management company has a market cap of $40.89 billion and an enterprise value of $45.34 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 41.01% and return on assets of 28.83% are outperforming 97% of companies in the Global Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The debt-equity ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 0.33.

The largest guru shareholder is Singer with 3.68% of outstanding shares, followed by First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.21%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.97% and Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79%.

The guru exited his position in Micro Focus International PLC (NYSE:MFGP). The trade had an impact of -0.51% on the equity portfolio.

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The software company has a market cap of $9.44 billion and an enterprise value of $12.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.17% and return on assets of 5.34% are outperforming 61% of companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 8.7% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 3.72% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Singer curbed his Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) stake by 14.1%. The trade impacted the equity portfolio by -0.49%.

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The provider of networking and cloud infrastructure solutions has a market cap of $14.35 billion and an enterprise value of $15.05 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 81.95% and return on assets of 10.70% are outperforming 81% of companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Singer’s firm with 4.52% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.95%, Pioneer Investments with 0.17%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

The guru exited VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW). The trade had an impact of -0.37% on the portfolio.

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The company, which supplies server and desktop virtualization software, has a market cap of $69.55 billion and an enterprise value of $60.26 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.75% and return on assets of 6.75% are outperforming 68% of companies in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.19 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The largest guru shareholder is Simons’ firm with 1.23% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.32% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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