On Sept. 10, Hawkins reported two real time transactions to the
SEC. The guru also reported a reduction in his holdings in Dell on
Sept. 12. These real time picks represent purchases/sales of a
stock in which a guru owns greater than a 5% stake. Hawkins bought
into News Corp, cut his position in Quicksilver Resources in half
and made a 10% decrease in Dell after giving up the battle to keep
the company from going private.
News Corp (
made his first buy into News Corp over the past week. The guru made
an initial buy of 23,767,700 shares of the company's stock at an
average price of $16.49 per share. The price is now trading up
about 1% to $16.71 per share. The transaction is valued at about
$396 million. This purchase noted a 1.96% impact on his portfolio.
Hawkins' new holding represents a near 12% voting stake in News
Hawkins' Southeastern Asset Management is now the largest holding
behind the company's chairman Rupert Murdoch who owns 39% of the
company's stocks. According to the SEC filing, Hawkins has no plans
to influence News Corp.
News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services
company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and
engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company
comprises leading businesses across a range of media, including:
news and information services, book publishing, digital education
and pay-TV distribution in Australia.
News Corp's historical revenue and net income:
News Corp was recently split into two different operating segments:
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News Corp's historical pricing:
The company also recently announced that it would be selling the
Dow Jones Local Media Group, which is a group of 33 local
newspapers. The company will be selling these papers to Newcastle
News Corp has a market cap of $6.34 billion. Its shares are
currently trading at around $16.73 with a P/S ratio of 0.70. The
company currently holds no debt.
Quicksilver Resources (
Over the past week Mason Hawkins cut over half of his holdings in
Quicksilver Resources. The guru sold a total of 13,448,080 shares
of Quicksilver, representing a -58.68% decrease in his position.
Hawkins sold these shares at an average price of $1.76 per share.
Since then the price has increased about 1% to $1.77 per share.
Hawkins still maintains 9,470,612 shares of Quicksilver Resources,
representing about 5.3% of the company's shares outstanding.
Hawkins' holding history as of the second quarter:
Quicksilver Resources is a Fort Worth-based natural gas and oil
exploration company focused on long-lived properties located
onshore in North America. The company is one of North America's
leaders in the development and production of unconventional
resources, including coal bed methane and shale gas.
Quicksilver's historical revenue and net income:
On Sept. 3, the company closed on their sale of their Montana Asset
to Synergy Offshore LLC.
Quicksilver Resources has a market cap of $312.4 million. Its
shares are currently trading at around $1.77 with a P/S ratio of
About a week after Mason Hawkins, alongside Carl Icahn, gave up
their fight to keep Dell from going private. The two gurus argued
that the company was being seriously undervalued by its CEO,
On Sept. 12, Hawkins reduced his position in Dell -9.37%. The guru
sold 6,669,776 shares of Dell at $13.85 per share.
During the second quarter Hawkins sold over 50 million shares to
Icahn. Hawkins has been decreasing his position in Dell since
2012Q3. Hawkins' holding history as of the second quarter:
Dell offers a range of technology solutions, including servers and
networking products, storage products, services, software and
peripherals, mobility products and desktop PCs. The company has
been struggling to keep up with the transition from the PC to
tablets and smart phones.
Dell's historical revenue and net income:
Yesterday, Dell shareholders approved Michael Dell's $24.9 billion
buyout of the company. As the company goes private, Dell says that
it will invest in additional acquisitions and stick with its PC
The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently
Dell has a market cap of $24.35 billion. Its shares are currently
trading at around $13.85 with a P/E ratio of 18.20, a P/S ratio of
0.40 and a P/B ratio of 2.30. The company had an annual average
earnings growth of 5.4% over the past 10 years.
GuruFocus rated Dell the business predictability rank of 3-star.
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