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BP Capital Fund Exits Westlake, Quanta

BP Capital Fund Advisors sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

Westlake Chemical Corp

During the quarter, the guru closed its Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) stake. The portfolio was impacted by -1.51%.

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The petrochemical producer has a market cap of $9.60 billion and an enterprise value of $12.12 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 8.25% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 3.88% is underperforming 51% of companies in the Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 0.6.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)'s Maverick Capital with 1.0% of outstanding shares, followed by Michael Price (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Quanta Services Inc.

The fund also exited its Quanta Services Inc. (PWR) holding. The portfolio was impacted by -1.35%.

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The company has a market cap of $6.14 billion and an enterprise value of $8.25 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.05% and return on assets of 4.39% are outperforming 55% of companies in the Construction industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.04.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.17% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.46% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Halliburton Co.

The Halliburton Co. (HAL) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -1.32%.

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The oilfield services company has a market cap of $18.40 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.52% and return on assets of 4.48% are outperforming 73% of companies in the Oil and Gas industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Dodge & Cox with 3.45% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)'s Pzena Investment Management with 3.04%, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s Causeway Capital Management with 1.05% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund with 0.66%.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.

The guru closed its Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN) position. The trade had an impact of -1.25% on the portfolio.

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The land rig drilling contractor has a market cap of $1.76 billion and an enterprise value of $2.60 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of -16.02% and return on assets of -10.22% are underperforming 76% of companies in the Oil and Gas industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is the Simons' firm with 3.20% of outstanding shares, followed by Kahn Brothers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.39% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.40%.

Alcoa Corp

The investor sold out shares of Alcoa Corp. (AA). The portfolio was impacted by -1.22%.

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The company, which produces bauxite mining and manufactures primary aluminum, has a market cap of $4.19 billion and an enterprise value of $7.02 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -15.76% and return on assets of -5.08% are outperforming 50% of companies in the Metals and Mining industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.47 is below the industry median of 0.56.

Notable guru shareholders of the company include Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gotham Asset Management with 0.11% and Ainslie's firm with 0.10%.

Greenbrier Companies Inc.

The Greenbrier Companies Inc. (GBX) stake was closed. The portfolio was impacted by -1.14%.

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The company, which manufactures railroad freight car equipment, has a market cap of $1.03 billion and an enterprise value of $1.71 billion.


GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 5.64% and return on assets of 2.73% are underperforming 55% of companies in the Transportation industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.39 is above the industry median of 0.28.

Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 0.75% of outstanding shares, followed by HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.60%.

ProPetro Holding Corp.

The ProPetro Holding Corp. (PUMP) holding was exited. The portfolio was impacted by -1.11%.

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The company, which provides hydraulic fracturing and other complementary services, has a market cap of $737.04 million and an enterprise value of $855 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.28% and return on assets of 16.96% are outperforming 91% of companies in the Oil and Gas industry. Its financial strength is rated 7.2 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 0.37.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Fisher with 2.38% of outstanding shares, followed by HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.21%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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