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Leucadia National's Largest Sales of the 4th Quarter

- By Tiziano Frateschi

Leucadia National (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

The Huntsman Corp. (HUN) position was closed, impacting the portfolio by -2.48%.


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The specialty chemical manufacturer has a market cap of $7.88 billion and an enterprise value of $10.8 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 31.97% and return assets (ROA) of 5.39% are outperforming 53% of companies in the Global Chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.75.

David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.1% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55% and Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.51%.

The firm's Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL) holding was reduced by 71.20%. The trade had an impact of -2.16% on the portfolio.

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The company, which specializes in aviation, has a market cap of $22.32 billion and an enterprise value of $29.12 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 18.59% and ROA of 6.01% are outperforming 54% of companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.50.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.69% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46% and Simons with 0.25%.

The firm closed its Liberty Ventures Group (LVNTA) position. The transaction had an impact of -1.25% on the portfolio.

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The media company has a market cap of $4.79 billion and an enterprise value of $6.16 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its ROE of 34.38% and ROA of 11.66% are outperforming 88% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 is below the industry median of 13.87.

With 0.92% of outstanding shares, Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56%.

The firm's holding of Tribune Media Co. (TRCO) was reduced by 93.13%. The trade had an impact of -1.21% on the portfolio.

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The broadcasting company has a market cap of $3.7 billion and an enterprise value of $6.02 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of -3.64% and ROA of -1.34% are underperforming 71% of companies in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.21 is below the industry median of 0.53.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.23% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.44% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.29%.

Leucadia sold out of Liberty Formula One Group (FWONK). The trade had an impact of -0.65% on the portfolio.

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The holding company has a market cap of $7.88 billion and an enterprise value of $13.4 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. While its ROE of 5.04% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of -1.40% is underperforming 68% of companies in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.07.

Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 6.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.23%, Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.06% and Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.04%.

The firm exited its stake in Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA), impacting the portfolio by -0.41%.

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The media and entertainment company has a market cap of $8.9 billion and an enterprise value of $16.61 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 14.20% and ROA of 6.40% are outperforming 74% of companies in the Global Media - Diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.48 is below the industry median of 0.90.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Hotchkis & Wiley with 5.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Gabelli with 0.47%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

The BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) holding was trimmed by 35.40%. The transaction had an impact of -0.4% on the portfolio.

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The miner has a market cap of $117.47 billion and an enterprise value of $136.1 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of 10.91% and ROA of 5.17% are outperforming 84% of companies in the Global Industrial Metals and Minerals industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.47.

With 0.02% of outstanding shares , Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The firm sold out of NxStage Medical Inc. (NXTM), impacting the portfolio by -0.35%.

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The company, which manufactures products to treat kidney failure, has a market cap of $1.55 billion and an enterprise value of $1.51 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of -6.63% and ROA of -4.28% are underperforming 66% of companies in the Global Medical Instruments and Supplies industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 4.37 is above the industry median of 1.57.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Fournier with 2.65% of outstanding shares, followed by Grantham with 1.79% and Simons with 0.21%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.