Michael Price's Top Six Sells

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Renowned value investor and money manager, Michael F. Price is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of 1.3 billion as of March 2013, according to Forbes. Price manages his own personal wealth through his private firm, MFP Investors LLC, with around $1.6 billion under management. The updated portfolio of MFP Investors has 92 stocks, 10 of them new, a total value at $747 million, with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 13%. The portfolio of MFP Investors is currently weighted with top three sectors: financial services at 33.8%, healthcare at 14.4% and consumer cyclical at 13.3%.

Here are six sells and reductions that made the highest impact on Michael Price 's portfolio in the second quarter of 2013.

Citigroup Inc. ( C ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -2.22%

Up 63% over 12 months, Citigroup Inc. has a market cap of $152.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.05 with a P/E ratio of 16.10.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Michael Price reduced his position by 48.22%, selling 386,454 shares at an average price of $48.08, for a gain of 4%.

He has averaged a gain of 27% on 961,454 shares bought at an average price of $39.40 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 12% on 546,454 shares sold at an average price of $44.60 per share.

His current shares stand at 415,000.

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J. C. Penney Co. Inc. ( JCP ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -1.32%

Down 42% over 12 months, J.C. Penney Co. has a market cap of $3.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.04 with a P/B ratio of 1.00.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Michael Price reduced his position by 88.08%, selling 665,000 shares at an average price of $16.83, for a loss of 20.7%.

He has averaged a loss of 59% on 1,150,000 shares bought at an average price of $32.50 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a loss of 44% on 1,060,000 shares sold at an average price of $23.96 per share.

His current shares stand at 90,000.

His JCP trading history shows only losses since the fourth quarter of 2010:



Icahn Enterprises LP ( IEP ): Sold Out

Impacts Portfolio: -1.3%

Up 83% over 12 months, Icahn Enterprises has a market cap of $8.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.37 with a P/E ratio of 19.10.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Price sold out his position, selling 175,000 shares at an average price of $73.60, for a gain of 1%.

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Pfizer Inc. ( PFE ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.91%

Up 21% over 12 months, Pfizer Inc. has a market cap of $189.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.65 with a P/E ratio of 7.90.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Price reduced his position by 41.38%, selling 245,000 shares at an average price of $29.12, for a loss of 1.6%.

He has averaged a gain of 54% on 575,000 shares bought at an average price of $18.66 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 2% on 355,000 shares sold at an average price of $28.12 per share.

His current shares stand at 347,100.



Goldman Sachs Group ( GS ): Sold Out

Impacts Portfolio: -0.77%

Up 52% over 12 months, Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $71.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $159.75 with a P/E ratio of 9.80.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Price sold out his position, selling 40,000 shares at an average price of $152.51, for a gain of 4.7%.

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Alleghany Corp. DEL ( Y ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.71%

Up 18% over 12 months, Alleghany Corp. has a market cap of $6.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $393.70 with a P/E ratio of 19.40.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Michael Price reduced his position by 15.38%, selling 13,544 shares at an average price of $387.58, for a gain of 1.6%.

He has averaged a gain of 28% on 88,044 shares bought at an average price of $307.85 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 2% on 13,544 shares sold at an average price of $387.58 per share.

His current shares stand at 74,500.

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Here is the complete portfolio of Michael Price.



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Referenced Stocks: C , GS , IEP , JCP , PFE

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