Joel Greenblatt's High-Impact Reductions

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The recent portfolio of "Magic Formula" Joel Greenblatt , Gotham Capital, lists 881stocks, 181 of them new, with a total value of $3.07 billion, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 35%. His portfolio is weighted with industrials at 24.1%, consumer cyclical at 21.2% and technology at 18.6%. The stocks bought by Joel Greenblatt in the past 12 months have an average return of 22.76%. Here are the major decreases made by Joel Greenblatt in the third quarter of 2013, starting with his highest-impact reduction of GameStop, the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, reporting an 18.8% increase in global sales for the third quarter.

GameStop reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013 with global sales of $2.11 billion, up from $1.77 billion in the same quarter of 2012. Net earnings of $68.6 million, marked a 45.3% increase over the third quarter of 2012. Consolidated comparable store sales increased by 20.5%. In third quarter, the company's new software sales increased by 43.1%. Hardware sales were up 15.3%. Earnings of $0.58 per diluted share increased by 52.6% over the same quarter a year ago at $0.38.



GameStop Corp. ( GME ): Reduced

Impact to Portfolio: -0.63%

Current Shares: 123,179

Up 86% over 12 months, GameStop Corp. has a market cap of $5.83 billion; shares trade with a P/B ratio of 2.70. The dividend yield is 2.16%.

GameStop has 6,488 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and an online store.

Guru Action: As of Sept. 30, 2013, Joel Greenblatt reduced his position by 73.89%, selling 348,547 shares at an average price of $47.81, for a gain of 4.3%.

The current share price is $49.88 with a change from average up 4%.

Over a five-year trading history, Greenblatt averaged a gain of 112% on 833,429 shares bought at an average price of $23.58 per share. He gained 29% selling 710,250 shares at an average price of $38.57 per share.

Check out the third quarter guru trades and recent insider sells.

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY ): Reduced

Impact to Portfolio: -0.61%

Current Shares: 177,321

Up 28% over 12 months, SPY has a market cap of $136.49 billion. The dividend yield is 2.00%.

Guru Action: As of Sept. 30, 2013, Joel Greenblatt reduced his position by 33.7%, selling 90,121 shares at an average price of $167.45 per share, for a gain of 8%.

The current share price is $180.81 with a change from average up 8%.

Over 10 quarters of trading, Greenblatt averaged a gain of 28% on 902,626 shares bought at an average price of $140.74 per share. He gained 24% selling 725,305 shares at an average price of $145.94 per share.

Numerous puts and calls were made on SPY in the third quarter. Check out the third quarter guru action. There was no insider activity found.

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Tempur Sealy International Inc. ( TPX ): Reduced

Impact to Portfolio: -0.52%

Current Shares: 18,262

Up 87% over 12 months, Tempur Sealy International Inc. has a market cap of $2.96 billion; shares trade with a P/E ratio of 40.60. The company does not pay a dividend.

Guru Action: As of Sept. 30, 2013, Joel Greenblatt reduced his position by 93.73%, selling 272,893 shares at an average price of $41.52 per share, for a gain of 18%.

The current share price is $49.00 with a change from average up 18%.

In eight quarters of mixed results, Greenblatt gained 7% on 437,858 shares bought at an average price of $45.92 per share. He also gained 18% on 419,596 shares sold at an average price of $41.63 per share.

Check out the six gurus holding TPX as of the third quarter and recent insider selling.

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Wells Fargo & Co. ( WFC ): Reduced

Impact to Portfolio: -0.49%

Current Shares: 130,050

Up 35% over 12 months, Wells Fargo & Co. has a market cap of $233.67 billion; shares trade with a P/E ratio of 11.60. The dividend yield is 2.59%.

Guru Action: As of Sept. 30, 2013, Joel Greenblatt reduced his position by 82.66%, selling 619,992 shares at an average price of $42.69, for a gain of 3.9%.

The current share price is $44.36 with a change from average up 4%.

In six gaining quarters, Greenblatt gained 14% on 750,042 shares bought at an average price of $38.92 per share. He also gained 4% on 619,992 shares sold at an average price of $42.69 per share.

Check out the numerous gurus trading and insiders selling WFC.

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Inventor of magic formula investing and founder of the New York Securities Auction Corporation (NYSAC), Joel Greenblatt is a gifted author as well as the founder and managing partner of Gotham Capital.

Here's Joel Greenblatt's complete portfolio.



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Referenced Stocks: GME , SPY , TPX , WFC

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