Ackman Increases One and Decreases One in the First Quarter

By Monica Wolfe,

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During the first quarter of 2013, Guru Bill Ackman bought one new stock, increased his stake in one and decreased another. Ackman's current portfolio consists of 10 stocks and is valued at $10.068 billion.

The following two stocks are the companies he increased and decreased his holdings in.

Burger King Worldwide Inc. ( BKW )

Ackman made a small increase in his holdings of Burger King. The guru increased his holdings by 0.03% by adding 10,760 shares at an average price of $18.01 per share. Since his buy Burger King's share prices have increased 4.4% from the average purchase price. Ackman's holdings of Burger King have a portfolio weighting of 7.3%, and he now owns a total of 38,372,120 shares of BKW.

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Burger King Worldwide is a company that franchises and operates fast food hamburger restaurants. The company generates revenues from two sources - retail sales at company-owned restaurants and franchise and property revenues.

Burger King has a market cap of $6.59 billion; its shares currently trade at $18.81. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.70 and a P/S ratio of 3.90. Burger King had an earnings growth of 85% over the past 12 months.

Matson Inc ( MATX )

Ackman decreased his holdings in Matson during the first quarter by 16.76%. Ackman sold a total of 610,963 shares at an average price of $26.03 per share. Since this sell the price per share of Matson has dropped 0.3%. Ackman still holds on to 3,033,985 shares of Matson. These holdings make up 0.74% of his total portfolio.

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Matson Inc. operates as a carrier in the Pacific. The company owns a fleet of 17 ships including containerships, combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessels and custom-design barges. The company is primarily engaged in carrying freight between various U.S. Pacific Coast, Hawaii, Guam, China and other Pacific Island ports.

Matson has a market cap of $1.1 billion and currently trades at $25.96 per share. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.80 and a P/S ratio of 0.70. The company has a dividend yield of 2.30%. Matson's average annual earnings have decreased -3.5% over the past five years.

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This article appears in: Investing
Referenced Stocks: BKW , MATX

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