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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
Articles (2014)  | Author's Website |

NWQ Managers Buys WPX Energy, Crane

Firm's largest buys of the 1st quarter

The Los Angeles-based global value manager NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru acquired a new position in WPX Energy Inc. (WPX), buying 2.34 million shares. The trade had an impact of 2.09% on the portfolio.

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The unconventional oil and gas producer has a market cap of $5.19 billion and an enterprise value of $7.65 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 5.24% and return on assets of 2.69% are outperforming 56% of companies in the Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.50 is below the industry median of 0.54.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Omega Advisors with 0.93% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.74%.

The firm boosted its holding of Equitrans Midstream Corp. (ETRN) by 89.62%. The trade had an impact of 1.09% on the portfolio.

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The company has a market cap of $5.48 billion and an enterprise value of $13.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.77% and return on assets of 1.39% are underperforming 100% of companies in the Oil and Gas Midstream industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.04.

The company's largest guru shareholder is NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.91% of outstanding shares, followed by T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s Point72 Asset Management with 0.06% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

The guru bought 396,626 shares in Crane Co. (CR). The portfolio was impacted by 0.73%.

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The company, which manufactures highly engineered industrial products, has a market cap of $5.08 billion and an enterprise value of $5.83 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 23.20% and return on assets of 8.35% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Diversified Industrials industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.26 is below the industry median of 0.88.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors with 3.05% of outstanding shares, followed by Cohen’s firm with 0.20%.

The guru established a new position in Rambus Inc. (RMBS), buying 2.92 million shares. The portfolio was impacted by 0.66%.

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The semiconductor products provider has a market cap of $1.22 billion and an enterprise value of $1.06 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of -14.19% and return on assets of -10.49% are underperforming 84% of companies in the Semiconductor Memory industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.13 is above the industry median of 1.69.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 4.29% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The guru acquired 204,449 shares in Entergy Corp. (ETR). The portfolio was impacted by 0.43%.

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The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion and an enterprise value of $36.88 billion.

GuruFocus gives the holding company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.49% and return on assets of 2.04% are underperforming 81% of companies in the Utilities - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.23.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Simons’ firm with 2.25% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.67%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.36% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pzena Investment Management with 0.20%.

The guru increased his Centennial Resource Development Inc. (CDEV) position by 80.65%, impacting the portfolio by 0.42%.

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The independent oil and natural gas company has a market cap of $2.75 billion and an enterprise value of $3.69 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 4.18% and return on assets of 3.10% are outperforming 62% of companies in the Oil and Gas E&P industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is below the industry median of 0.51.

Another notable guru shareholder of the company is Royce with 0.04% of outstanding shares followed by Cohen with 0.02%.

The firm established a new position in Federal Signal Corp. (FSS), buying 656,368 shares. The portfolio was impacted by 0.37%.

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The company, which provides solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers, has a market cap of $1.50 billion and an enterprise value of $1.69 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 19.31% and return on assets of 9.61% are outperforming 82% of companies in the Pollution and Treatment Controls industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 0.88.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 5.14% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 1.31% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio)’s GMO LLC with 0.56%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

About the author:

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

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