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Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)'s Southeastern Asset Management sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

Allergan PLC


During the quarter, the firm closed its Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) stake. The portfolio was impacted by -3.54%.

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The specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer has a market cap of $60.28 billion and an enterprise value of $78.82 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of -14.67% and return on assets of -9.32% are underperforming 67% of companies in the Drug Manufacturers industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.2 is below the industry median of 1.16.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 1.10% of outstanding shares, followed by Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio)'s Third Point with 1.08% and John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88%.

Liberty Formula One Group

The investment firm trimmed its Liberty Formula One Group (NASDAQ:FWONK) holding by 56.29%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.77%.

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The company, which operates in the media, communications and entertainment businesses, has a market cap of $10.01 billion and an enterprise value of $14.92 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10. The return on equity of -6.73% and return on assets of -3.26% are underperforming 71% of companies in the diversified media industry. Its financial strength is rated 3.8 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.08.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Viking Global Investors with 4.33% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.08%.

PotlatchDeltic Corp.

The PotlatchDeltic Corp. (NASDAQ:PCH) position was reduced by 14.49%, impacting the portfolio by -0.43%.

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The company, which conducts a real estate sales and development business, has a market cap of $2.93 billion and an enterprise value of $3.60 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 3.68% and return on assets of 2.0% are underperforming 71% of companies in the REITs industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.12 doubles the industry median of 0.06.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Southeastern with 5.89% of outstanding shares, followed by the Simons' firm with 3.92%, NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.30%.

Comcast Corp.

The firm cut its Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) position by 7.77%. The trade had an impact of -0.37% on the portfolio.

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The American cable operator has a market cap of $202.71 billion and an enterprise value of $301.11 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.63% and return on assets of 5.08% are outperforming 70% of companies in the diversified media industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.86.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Dodge & Cox with 1.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.50% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%.

Alphabet Inc.

Hawkins' firm trimmed the Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) holding by 9.89%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.35%.

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The company, which operates in the media, communications and entertainment businesses, has a market cap of $920 billion and an enterprise value of $811 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.76% and return on assets of 13.37% are underperforming 71% of companies in the diversified media industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10, with a cash-debt ratio of 8.81 that is outperforming 56% of its competitors.

Another notable guru shareholder of the company is Dodge & Cox with 0.45% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29% and Al Gore (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

CenturyLink Inc.

The CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:CTL) stake was reduced by 1.66%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.24%.

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One of the largest landline phone companies in the United States, it has a market cap of $16.32 billion and an enterprise value of $51.81 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.27.

Hawkins' firm is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 6.76% of outstanding shares, followed by Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

General Electric Co.

The General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) holding was reduced by 2.5%. The portfolio was impacted by -0.21%.

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The company operates in several segments, including transportation, power and renewable energy. It has a market cap of $99.65 billion and an enterprise value of $121 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of -16.74% and return on assets of -1.64% are underperforming 80% of companies in the cyclical retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.79 is above the industry median of 0.89.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.22 % of outstanding shares, followed by HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 1.21% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)'s Pzena Investment Management with 0.19%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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