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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Michael Price Trims Bunge, Exits XPO Logistics

Guru's largest sales of the 1st quarter

MFP Investors' Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The investor trimmed his Bunge Ltd. (BG) holding by 27.52%. The trade had an impact of -1.09% on the portfolio.

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The agribusiness and food company has a market cap of $7.39 billion and an enterprise value of $13.44 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 4.71% and return on assets of 1.56% are underperforming 65% of companies in the Farm Products industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.49.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 1.05% of outstanding shares, followed by Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.46%.

The guru closed his XPOLogistics Inc. (XPO) position. The portfolio was impacted by -0.99%.

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The transportation and logistics company has a market cap of $5.36 billion and an enterprise value of $10.90 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.40% and return on assets of 3.06% are outperforming 59% of companies in the Integrated Shipping and Logistics industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 0.3.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfoliowith 0.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Price curbed his Kearny Financial Corp. (KRNY) holding by 30.71%, impacting the portfolio by -0.75%.

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The bank has a market cap of $1.22 billion and an enterprise value of $1.76 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.52% and return on assets of 0.65% are underperforming 85% of companies in the Savings and Cooperative Banks industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 1.43.

Simons’ firm is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 6.63% of outstanding shares.

The Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (TFCF) holding was closed after the deal with Disney (DIS) was completed. The portfolio was impacted by -0.72%.

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

Price exited his Macerich Co. (MAC) position. The trade had an impact of -0.59% on the portfolio.

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The real estate investmen trust, which develops high-quality regional malls, outlets and shopping center properties, has a market cap of $5.90 million and an enterprise value of $11.39 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.33% and return on assets of 1.12% are underperforming 88% of companies in the REIT – Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.06.

Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.99% of outstanding shares, followed by Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% and Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%.

The Waterstone Financial Inc. (WSBF) position was reduced 16.81%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.46%.

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The bank has a market cap of $467.02 million and an enterprise value of $644.32 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. While the return on equity of 7.62% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.60% is outperforming 79% of companies in the Savings and Cooperative Banks industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.19 is below the industry median of 1.43.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Simons’ firm with 7.79% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.38%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfoliowith 0.36% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.29%.

Price trimmed his Popular Inc. (BPOP) holding by 11.43%. The trade had an impact of -0.22% on the portfolio.

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The financial holding company has a market cap of $5.28 million and an enterprise value of $1.31 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.05% and return on assets of 1.46% are underperforming 66% of companies in the Banks - Regional - U.S. industry. Its financial strength was rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 4.41 was above the industry median of 1.43.

Hotchkis & Wiley is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 3.18% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons’ firm with 0.79%, Grantham with 0.57%, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.50%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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