Bill Nygren Buys Forest Laboratories, DirecTV, UnitedHealth, Apple, Sells Discovery ...

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Bill Nygren , the manager of Oakmark Fund and Oakmark Select Fund, has been bullish. He is seeing positive activities such as higher dividends, share buybacks and acquisitions. He also believes that EPS growth will be higher than net income growth because of the share buybacks. These activities from the business makes him bullish. That is why he has bought a lot stocks than he sold.

Bill Nygren buys Forest Laboratories, Inc., DirecTV, UnitedHealth Group Inc, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corporation, Halliburton Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Principal Financial Group, Bank of America Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc, Capital One Financial Corp, Oracle Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, Omnicom Group, Inc., Liberty Interactive Corp, Wells Fargo & Co, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Intel Corp, Aflac Inc, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cenovus Energy, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., sells Discovery Communications Inc, Viacom, Inc., HJ Heinz Company, Comcast Corp during the 3-months ended 03/31/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Oak Mark Fund. As of 03/31/2013, Oak Mark Fund owns 53 stocks with a total value of $8 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

  • New Purchases: FRX ,
  • Added Positions: DTV , UNH, AAPL, MSFT, HAL, XOM, PFG, BAC, ITW, COF, ORCL, MCD, OMC, WFC, LINTA, WMT, INTC, AFL, PH, CVE, MDT,
  • Reduced Positions: DISCK, CMCSA,
  • Sold Out: VIAB, HNZ,
For the details of Bill Nygren's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Bill+Nygren

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Financial Services 28.8%
Technology 18.9%
Industrials 14.1%
Consumer Cyclical 13.4%
Healthcare 9.9%
Energy 7.4%
Communication Services 4.3%
Consumer Defensive 3.2%



These are the top 5 holdings of Bill Nygren

  1. Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) - 22,000,000 shares, 3.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.24%
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) - 4,445,000 shares, 2.6% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.3%
  3. Directv ( DTV ) - 3,599,000 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 50.02%
  4. Capital One Financial Corp ( COF ) - 3,613,000 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 16.06%
  5. American International Group Inc ( AIG ) - 5,195,000 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4%


New Purchase: Forest Laboratories, Inc. ( FRX )

Bill Nygren initiated holdings in Forest Laboratories, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $35.32 and $38.15, with an estimated average price of $36.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.4%. His holdings were 3,000,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Sold Out: Viacom, Inc. ( VIAB )

Bill Nygren sold out his holdings in Viacom, Inc.. His sale prices were between $52.74 and $63.87, with an estimated average price of $59.38.

Sold Out: HJ Heinz Company (HNZ)

Bill Nygren sold out his holdings in HJ Heinz Company. His sale prices were between $57.68 and $72.66, with an estimated average price of $65.98.

Added: Directv ( DTV )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Directv by 50.02%. His purchase prices were between $47.77 and $57.24, with an estimated average price of $51.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.83%. His holdings were 3,599,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: UnitedHealth Group Inc ( UNH )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc by 44.25%. His purchase prices were between $51.4 and $57.77, with an estimated average price of $54.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.71%. His holdings were 3,260,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Apple Inc ( AAPL )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Apple Inc by 48.56%. His purchase prices were between $420.05 and $549.03, with an estimated average price of $467.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.65%. His holdings were 361,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Microsoft Corporation by 33.94%. His purchase prices were between $26.46 and $28.605, with an estimated average price of $27.67. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.53%. His holdings were 5,920,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Halliburton Company (HAL)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Halliburton Company by 45.45%. His purchase prices were between $34.69 and $43.32, with an estimated average price of $39.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings were 3,200,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Exxon Mobil Corporation by 26.93%. His purchase prices were between $86.55 and $91.76, with an estimated average price of $89.32. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.49%. His holdings were 2,027,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Principal Financial Group (PFG)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Principal Financial Group by 28.57%. His purchase prices were between $28.52 and $34.38, with an estimated average price of $31.36. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.42%. His holdings were 4,500,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Bank of America Corporation ( BAC )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Bank of America Corporation by 12.24%. His purchase prices were between $11.03 and $12.78, with an estimated average price of $11.83. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 22,000,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Capital One Financial Corp ( COF )

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Capital One Financial Corp by 16.06%. His purchase prices were between $50.8 and $62.88, with an estimated average price of $56.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.35%. His holdings were 3,613,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Illinois Tool Works Inc by 19.11%. His purchase prices were between $59.77 and $65.44, with an estimated average price of $62.45. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.35%. His holdings were 2,930,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Oracle Corporation by 16.57%. His purchase prices were between $31.25 and $36.34, with an estimated average price of $34.76. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. His holdings were 5,980,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in McDonald's Corporation by 35.26%. His purchase prices were between $88.21 and $99.69, with an estimated average price of $94.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 959,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Omnicom Group, Inc. by 10.63%. His purchase prices were between $49.96 and $60.05, with an estimated average price of $55.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 3,121,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Liberty Interactive Corp by 12.02%. His purchase prices were between $19.68 and $21.92, with an estimated average price of $21.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 7,455,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co by 10.42%. His purchase prices were between $34.18 and $38.2, with an estimated average price of $35.63. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 4,770,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Wal-Mart Stores Inc by 18.78%. His purchase prices were between $68.23 and $74.85, with an estimated average price of $70.98. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.19%. His holdings were 1,265,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Intel Corp (INTC)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Intel Corp by 8.04%. His purchase prices were between $20.23 and $22.68, with an estimated average price of $21.28. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.18%. His holdings were 8,800,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Aflac Inc (AFL)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Aflac Inc by 8.15%. His purchase prices were between $48.65 and $54.07, with an estimated average price of $51.39. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.15%. His holdings were 3,093,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Parker Hannifin Corporation by 5.8%. His purchase prices were between $85.06 and $97.95, with an estimated average price of $93.19. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 1,825,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Medtronic, Inc. by 5.02%. His purchase prices were between $41.02 and $47.22, with an estimated average price of $45.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 4,185,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Cenovus Energy, Inc. (CVE)

Bill Nygren added to his holdings in Cenovus Energy, Inc. by 8.09%. His purchase prices were between $30.77 and $34.25, with an estimated average price of $32.62. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 4,010,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Reduced: Discovery Communications Inc (DISCK)

Bill Nygren reduced to his holdings in Discovery Communications Inc by 69.89%. His sale prices were between $58.5 and $70.6, with an estimated average price of $64.79. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.57%. Bill Nygren still held 801,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Reduced: Comcast Corp (CMCSA)

Bill Nygren reduced to his holdings in Comcast Corp by 15.77%. His sale prices were between $37.36 and $41.98, with an estimated average price of $39.79. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.36%. Bill Nygren still held 3,740,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

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