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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
Articles (2008)  | Author's Website |

First Pacific Advisors Buys Univar, Wells Fargo

Firm's largest buys of the 1st quarter

The institutional money management firm First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) LLC bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru started a new position in Univar Inc. (UNVR). The trade had an impact of 1.51% on the portfolio.

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The firm acquired a new position in Cabot Corp. (CBT), buying 529,143 shares. The trade had an impact of 0.19% on the portfolio.

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The company, which manufactures chemicals, materials and chemical-based products, has a market cap of $2.56 billion and an enterprise value of $3.77 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 23.63% and return on assets of 8.59% are underperforming 92% of companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.72.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.90% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.76% and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.23%.

The firm added 4.04% to its holding of Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR). The trade had an impact of 0.13% on the portfolio.

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The American cable company has a market cap of $84.72 billion and an enterprise value of $165.28 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.55% and return on assets of 0.90% are underperforming 72% of companies in the Pay TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.3.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 5.32% of outstanding shares, followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway with 2.56%, Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Fund with 0.53% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%.

The guru increased its holding of Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) by 5.06%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.13%.

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The American bank has a market cap of $208.22 billion and an enterprise value of $64.31 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.70% and return on assets of 1.22% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Banks – Global industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.60 is below the industry median of 1.43.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Buffett with 9.12% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.82%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.65%.

The guru raised its PG&E Corp. (PCG) position by 6.92%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.05%.

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The company has a market cap of $9.76 billion and an enterprise value of $7.40 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -42.87% and return on assets of -9.69% are underperforming 84% of companies in the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 8.47 is above the industry median of 0.23.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Abrams Capital Management’s David Abrams (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.72% of outstanding shares, followed by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baupost Group with 4.63% and David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.36%.

The guru acquired 63,582 shares in Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE). The portfolio was impacted by 0.03%.

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The company, which operates about 200 restaurants in the U.S., has a market cap of $2.18 billion and an enterprise value of $2.19 billion.

GuruFocus gives the holding company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.04% and return on assets of 6.86% are outperforming 88% of companies in the Restaurants industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.13 is below the industry median of 0.68.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.77% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors with 1.27%, Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)’s Maverick Capital with 0.94% and Royce with 0.26%.

The guru bought 50,439 shares in LGI Homes Inc. (LGIH), impacting the portfolio by 0.03%.

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The public homebuilder has a market cap of $1.60 billion and an enterprise value of $2.24 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 24.12% and return on assets of 11.19% are outperforming 93% of companies in the Residential Construction industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.35.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.41% of outstanding shares followed by Royce with 1.29%, Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.21% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gotham Asset Management with 0.02%.

The firm established a new position in Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN), buying 17,689 shares. The portfolio was impacted by 0.03%.

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The resorts and casinos company has a market cap of $8.79 billion and an enterprise value of $10.25 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.36% and return on assets of 6.35% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Resorts and Casinos industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is below the industry median of 0.71.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Baron with 12.08% of outstanding shares, followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.25% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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About the author:

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

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