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John Hussman's Firm Trims Lam Research, Aflac Positions

John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio)'s Hussman Strategic Advisors sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.

Hannon Armstrong


The firm sold out of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (NYSE:HASI). The portfolio was impacted by -0.92%.

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The company, which provides financing of debt and equity to the energy markets, has a market cap of $1.87 billion and an enterprise value of $3.26 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.4% and return on assets of 3.7% are outperforming 58% of companies in the real estate investment trust industry. Its financial strength is rated 2 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.39 is below the industry median of 0.52.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% of outstanding shares.

Lam Research

The guru's firm curbed its Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) holding by 95%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.88%.

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The manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductors industry has a market cap of $33.50 billion and an enterprise value of $33.20 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 40.9% and return on assets of 17.27% are outperforming 95% of companies in the semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.06 is below the industry median of 1.38.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Pioneer Investments with 0.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37%, the Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.034% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Management with 0.23%.

Aflac

The firm reduced its position of Aflac Inc. (NYSE:AFL) by 98.04%, impacting the portfolio -0.84%.

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The supplier of health and life insurance has a market cap of $26.31 billion and an enterprise value of $27.98 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.13% and return on assets of 2.22% are outperforming 58% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.75 is below the industry median of 2.39.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.10% and the Smead Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

SolarEdge Technologies

The investment firm slashed its position in SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) by 71.41%. The trade had an impact of -0.77% on the portfolio.

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The company, which is a leading provider of DC optimizers and inverters for residential and commercial solar systems, has a market cap of $5.15 billion and an enterprise value of $4.89 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 21.51% and return on assets of 11.83% are outperforming 90% of companies in the semiconductors industry. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 5.76 is above the industry median of 1.38.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Pioneer Investments with 1.26% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.97% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.74%.

Norwegian Cruise Line

The firm closed its Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) position. The trade had an impact of -0.65% on the portfolio.

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The cruise company has a market cap of $3.01 billion and an enterprise value of $9.56 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.1% and return on assets of 5.85% are outperforming 75% of companies in the travel and leisure industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 underperforms 90% of competitors.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 2.49% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 2.39%.

Sibanye Stillwater

The firm exited its holding in Sibanye Stillwater Ltd. (NYSE:SBSW). The trade had an impact of -0.58% on the portfolio.

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The mining company has a market cap of $5.29 billion and an enterprise value of $10.21 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 0.18% and return on assets of 0.05% are underperforming other companies in the metals and mining industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 14.42.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Renaissance Technologies with 0.70% of outstanding shares, followed by Cohen with 0.28%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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