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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Wallace Weitz Buys Booking, JPMorgan

Guru's largest buys of 1st quarter

Weitz Investment Management Inc.’s co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager, Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio), bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru boosted the holding of Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) by 166.42%. The trade had an impact of 0.98% on the portfolio.

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The online travel agency has a market cap of $73.96 billion and an enterprise value of $78.23 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 44.44% and return on assets of 17.35% are outperforming 87% of companies in the Leisure industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.50 is below the industry median of 0.71.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Dodge & Cox with 2.73% of outstanding shares, followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio)’s Lone Pine Capital with 0.74% and Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Tiger Global Management with 0.65%.

The firm boosted its holding of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) by 1,513.33%. The trade had an impact of 0.97% on the portfolio.

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The financial institutions has a market cap of $355.90 billion and an enterprise value of $442.48 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.11% and return on assets of 1.25% are outperforming 64% of companies in the Banks – Global industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.84 is below the industry median of 1.43.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway with 1.83% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.77% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71%.

The guru bought 1.04 million shares in Box Inc. (BOX). The portfolio was impacted by 0.85%.

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The company, which enables organizations to access and share content, has a market cap of $2.84 billion and an enterprise value of $2.74 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -437.73% and return on assets of -23.83% are underperforming 98% of companies in the Software – Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.93 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.91% of outstanding shares, followed by Weitz with 0.71% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

The guru added 28.9% to his position in CarMax Inc. (KMX). The portfolio was impacted by 0.74%.

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The provider of used and new cars has a market cap of $12.71 billion and an enterprise value of $26.87 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 24.81% and return on assets of 4.65% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Auto and Truck Dealerships industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.18 is below the industry median of 0.48.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.22% of outstanding shares, followed by Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.89%, Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.65% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.96%.

The guru added 22.7% to the holding of Redwood Trust Inc. (RWT). The portfolio was impacted by 0.43%.

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The real estate investment trust has a market cap of $1.57 billion and an enterprise value of $10.66 billion.

GuruFocus gives the holding company a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. While the return on equity of 9.48% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 1.33% is underperforming 71% of companies in the REIT - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 0.06.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Weitz with 3.57% of outstanding shares, followed by the Simons’ firm with 0.56%.

The guru increased his Liberty SiriusXM Group (LSXMK) position by 15.39%, impacting the portfolio by 0.36%.

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The company, which provides subscription-based satellite radio service, has a market cap of $11.91 billion and an enterprise value of $26.67 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 4.96% and return on assets of 1.84% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Broadcasting - Radio industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.82.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Buffett with 9.73% of outstanding shares followed by Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.81% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

The firm raised the Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) stake by 68.32%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.31%.

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The full-feature application software company has a market cap of $8.61 billion and an enterprise value of $7.85 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.00% and return on assets of 2.26% are underperforming 65% of companies in the Software – Infrastructure industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.43 is below the industry median of 5.23.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Baron with 8.20% of outstanding shares, followed by Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

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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