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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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John Rogers Adds to Philip Morris, Stericycle

Guru's largest buys of the 4th quarter

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)’ Ariel Investment bought shares of the following stocks in the fourth quarter.

The investor boosted his Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) stake by 35.08%, expanding the portfolio 0.78%.

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The manufacturer of cigarettes and other tobacco products has a market cap of $129.75 billion and an enterprise value of $156.63 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on assets of 19.21% is outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Tobacco industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.21 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.86% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.75% and Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%.

The guru's Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) stake was increased by 61.2%. The trade had an impact of 0.60% on the portfolio.

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The company, which provides regulated and compliance solutions to health care and commercial businesses, has a market cap of $4.13 billion and an enterprise value of $6.92 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 5.13% and return on assets of 2.34% are underperforming 66% of companies in the Global Waste Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.41.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Rogers with 3.41% of outstanding shares, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.48% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.9%.

Rogers added 89.93% to his Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) position. The trade had an impact of 0.50% on the portfolio.

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The company, which manufactures circuit protection products, has a market cap of $4.71 billion and an enterprise value of $4.91 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.04% and return on assets of 6.73% are outperforming 71% of the companies in the Global Electronics Distribution industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.71 is below the industry median of 1.26.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder with 2.13% of outstanding shares, followed by Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.41%, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.08% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.36%.

Rogers established a stake in Knowles Corp. (NYSE:KN), buying 2,612,178 shares. The trade had an impact of 0.48% on the portfolio.

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The company, which manufactures audio processing solutions, has a market cap of $1.46 billion and an enterprise value of $1.54 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 5.88% and return on assets of 4.36% are outperforming 57% of companies in the Global Communication Equipment industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.47 is below the industry median of 2.

With 1.1% of outstanding shares, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.3%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2% and Fisher with 0.19%.

The Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK) holding was boosted 113.12%, impacting the portfolio by 0.45%.

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The flooring company has a market cap of $10.33 billion and an enterprise value of $13.11 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.71% and return on assets of 6.77% are outperforming 68% of the companies in the Global Home Furnishings and Fixtures industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 1.05.

First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 2.81% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.2% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.82%.

The investor established a position in Masco Corp. (NYSE:MAS), buying 1,075,521 shares. The trade expanded the portfolio 0.44%.

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The homebuilding solutions provider has a market cap of $11.03 billion and an enterprise value of $13.63 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on assets of 13.23% is outperforming 87% of the companies in the Global Building Materials industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.19 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.65% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%.

Rogers expanded his BOK Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:BOKF) position by 60.24%, impacting the portfolio by 0.34%.

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The bank has a market cap of $6.5 billion and an enterprise value of $3.36 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.91% and return on assets of 1.30% are outperforming 67% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.18 is below the industry median of 1.43.

Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's second-largest guru shareholder with 0.91% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 0.64%, Simons’ firm with 0.21% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

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

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