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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
Articles (2012)  | Author's Website |

Chris Davis Trims General Electric, Microsoft Positions

Guru’s largest sales of the 1st quarter

Chris Davis (TradesPortfolio), portfolio manager of investment management firm Davis Selected Advisers, sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The investor reduced his General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) stake by 55.87%. The trade had an impact of -1.21% on the portfolio.

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The conglomerate, which operates in oil and gas, power and renewable energy, has a market cap of $86.86 billion and an enterprise value of $142.20 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of -43.30% and return on assets of -5.38% are underperforming 95% of companies in the Diversified Industrials industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.68 is below the industry median of 0.88.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.28% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 1.02% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.69%.

The guru curbed his Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 36.07%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.59%.

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The software company has a market cap of $970.96 billion and an enterprise value of $912.44 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 40.15% and return on assets of 13.60% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Software – Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.80 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The company's largest guru shareholder is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.41% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26%.

Davis closed his position in the iShares S&P 500 Value (IVE) exchange-traded fund, impacting the portfolio by -0.29%.

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The guru trimmed 4.37% off his Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) position, impacting the portfolio by -0.26%.

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The e-commerce giant has a market cap of $914.52 billion and an enterprise value of $934.09 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 30.39% and return on assets of 8.06% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.65 is below the industry median of 0.99.

Fisher is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

The Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) holding was reduced by 3.85%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.23%.

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Google's parent company has a market cap of $799.79 billion and an enterprise value of $690.37 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.39% and return on assets of 12.52% are outperforming 56% of companies in the Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 27.91 is above the industry median of 7.46.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 0.44% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.31% and Davis with 0.14%.

Davis sold his Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) position. The trade had an impact of -0.22% on the portfolio.

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The invesment management company has a market cap of $7.78 billion and an enterprise value of $14.23 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.52% and return on assets of 2.31% are outperforming 52% of companies in the Asset Management industry. Its financial strength was rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 was below the industry median of 480.

Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 1.17% of outstanding shares, followed by Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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

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