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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Diamond Hill Buys Walt Disney, General Motors

Firm's largest buys of 1st quarter

The independent investment management firm Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio), which was founded in 2000, bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The guru established a new position in KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) buying 4.8 million shares. The trade had an impact of 0.62% on the portfolio.

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The preeminent private equity firm has a market cap of $19.70 billion and an enterprise value of $57.19 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 19% and return on assets of 3.33% are outperforming 52% of companies in the Asset Management industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 480.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio)’s ValueAct Holdings LP with 6.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 01.51% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)’s Pzena Investment Management with 1.04%.

The firm raised its holding of The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) by 46.8%. The trade had an impact of 0.54% on the portfolio.

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The company has a market cap of $237.65 billion and an enterprise value of $257.93 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 24.05% and return on assets of 11.05% are outperforming 89% of companies in the Media – Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.18 is below the industry median of 0.82.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.20% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

The guru added 19.31% to American International Group Inc. (AIG). The portfolio was impacted by 0.34%.

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The insurance and financial services firm has a market cap of $45.18 billion and an enterprise value of $69.04 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of -0.48% and return on assets of -0.06% are underperforming 96% of companies in the Insurance - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 10,000.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 2.87% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.76% and First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.77%.

The guru added 28.99% to its position in General Motors Co. (GM). The portfolio was impacted by 0.25%.

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The company has a market cap of $49.39 billion and an enterprise value of $137.15 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. While the return on equity of 23.92% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 4.06% in underperforming 51% of companies in the Auto Manufacturers industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.22 is below the industry median of 0.61.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway with 75.10% of outstanding shares, followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Fund with 0.68% and David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%.

The guru boosted the holding of T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) by 73.86%. The portfolio was impacted by 0.25%.

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The company, which services 55 million retail connections, has a market cap of $64.95 billion and an enterprise value of $75.31 billion.

GuruFocus gives the holding company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.86% and return on assets of 4.25% are outperforming 72% of companies in the Telecom Services industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.30.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)’s Maverick Capital with 0.40% of outstanding shares, followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% and Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

The guru increased its Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) position by 34.57%, impacting the portfolio by 0.18%.

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The company, which operates an airline network in the U.S., has a market cap of $7.26 billion and an enterprise value of $7.78 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.93% and return on assets of 3.88% are outperforming 78% of companies in the Airlines industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.73 is above the industry median of 0.54.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.89% of outstanding shares followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)’s Causeway Capital Management with 3.52%

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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