1. How to use GuruFocus - Tutorials
  2. What Is in the GuruFocus Premium Membership?
  3. A DIY Guide on How to Invest Using Guru Strategies
Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
Articles (2006)  | Author's Website |

Wallace Weitz Exits Allergan, Trims Liberty Broadband Position

Guru's largest sales of the 1st quarter

Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio), co-chief investment officer of Weitz Investment Management, sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The investor exited his Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) position. The trade had an impact of -2.39% on the portfolio.

7f17bf80-7729-11e9-9342-1d6a64d27419.png

The pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $44.37 billion and an enterprise value of $66.13 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of -10.59% and return of equity of -6.85% are underperforming 88% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers - Specialty and Generic industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 2.03.

The guru trimmed his Liberty Broadband Corp. (NASDAQ:LBRDK) stake by 22.06%, impacting the portfolio by -1.37%.

978002e0-7729-11e9-b403-0f93fefd3769.png

The telecom company has a market cap of $17.76 billion and an enterprise value of $18.21 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. The return on equity of 0.67% and return on assets of 0.59% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Pay TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.3.

The company's largest guru shareholder is George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Lou Simpson (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.74% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.88%.

Weitz curbed his Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL) holding by 35.47%, impacting the portfolio by -0.93%.

a277a5f0-7729-11e9-9460-e12ed24fc984.png

The company, which provides a wide range of IT solutions, has a market cap of $186.57 billion and an enterprise value of $203.22 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 29.21% and return on assets of 8.60% are outperforming 50% of companies in the Software - Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.71 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -0.74%.

b4f80700-7729-11e9-aed8-192178056826.png

The company, which sells flooring products, has a market cap of $9.70 billion and an enterprise value of $12.87 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.39% and return on assets of 5.94% are outperforming 68% of companies in the Home Furnishings and Fixtures industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 1.05.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.88% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.3% and Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

The firm's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:TFCFA) position was dissolved following Disney's (DIS) acquisition of the company. The trade had an impact of -0.65% on the portfolio.

c14d3a50-7729-11e9-a7a2-0f6a12c990c2.png

The media conglomerate had a market cap of $92.21 billion and an enterprise value of $91.36 billion.

GuruFocus gave the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 63.30% and return on assets of 24.69% outperformed 79% of companies in the Media – Diversified industry. Its financial strength was rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.11 was above the industry median of 0.82.

Weitz trimmed the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) holding by 6.55%, impacting the portfolio by -0.54%.

cdae38c0-7729-11e9-b11e-252b5c08febb.png

The company has a market cap of $500.59 billion and an enterprise value of $486.98 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 7.46% and return on assets of 3.73% are outperforming 66% of companies in the Insurance - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 is below the industry median of 1,000.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio)’ foundation trust with 2.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Cunniff with 0.06%.

The investor cut his Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) position by 9.85%, impacting the portfolio by -0.39%.

da18c170-7729-11e9-8fd3-dd4f2cd8ba8a.png

The credit card company has a market cap of $255.09 billion and an enterprise value of $254.24 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 111.09% and return on assets of 26.59% are outperforming 96% of companies in the Global Credit Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.14 is below the industry median of 8.43.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% of outstanding shares, followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%, Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20% and Cunniff with 0.17%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

Read more here:

Not a Premium Member of GuruFocus? Sign up for a free 7-day trial here.

About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

Visit Tiziano Frateschi's Website


Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Performances of the stocks mentioned by Tiziano Frateschi


User Generated Screeners


pjmason14Momentum
pascal.van.garsseHigh FCF-M2
kosalmmuse6
kosalmmuseBest one1
DBrizanall 2019Feb26
kosalmmuseBest one
DBrizanall 2019Feb25
kosalmmuseNice
kosalmmusehan
MsDale*52-Week Low
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GF Chat

{{numOfNotice}}
FEEDBACK