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Top Five Guru-Held Asian Companies as of the Second Quarter

By: GuruFocus
Posted: 9/17/2013 5:57:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: BIDU;CHKP;CHL;TEVA;TM

Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies based in Asian countries were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Asian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( TEVA )


As of the second quarter there were the most gurus holding a position in Teva Pharmaceuticals than any other Asian-based corporation. As of the close of Q2 there were 17 Guru Owners of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. These gurus held a combined weighting of 12.59%.

During the second quarter, there were eight gurus making buys and five making sells of their stake in TEVA.

Top three guru shareholders of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

1. Vanguard Health Care Fund : 11,361,300 shares, representing 1.34% of the company's shares outstanding and 1.6% of the fund's total portfolio.
2. NWQ Managers : 6,778,539 shares, representing 0.8% of the company's shares outstanding and 2.3% of their total portfolio.
3. James Barrow: 6,723,966 shares, representing 0.8% of the company's shares outstanding and 0.44% of his total portfolio.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries develops, produces and markets generic, branded & over-the-counter medicines. It is the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world and some of its products are Copaxone, Azilect and Provigil. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is based out of Petah Tikva, Israel.

Teva Pharmaceuticals' historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reports that the company's price is nearing a 1-year high, its revenue has slowed over the past year, its dividend yield is at a 10-year high and its P/B and P/S ratios are at 10-year lows.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued :



Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $31.71 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $37.53 with a P/E ratio of 76.90, a P/S ratio of 1.60 and a P/B ratio 1.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 16.2% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Baidu ( BIDU )

As of the second quarter there were 13 gurus with positions in Baidu. During the previous quarter there were eight gurus making buys alongside three gurus selling shares of Baidu. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 27.38%.

Top three guru shareholders of Baidu:

1. Frank Sands: 9,243,497 shares, representing 2.64% of the company's shares outstanding and 2.9% of his total portfolio.
2. Dodge & Cox: 4,567,841 shares, representing 1.31% of the company's shares outstanding and 0.51% of their total assets managed.
3. Robert Karr: 2,291,350 shares, representing 0.66% of the company's shares outstanding and 18.6% of his total portfolio.

Baidu is a Chinese language Internet search provider. It provides a platform for businesses to reach customers. The company offers its main products and services to users through Baidu.com. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

Baidu's historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Baidu reports that the price is nearing a 10-year high, the company has enough cash to cover all of its debt and its operating margin is expanding.

Baidu has a market cap of $50.07 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $143.15 with a P/E ratio of 43.70, a P/S ratio of 17.50 and a P/B ratio of 9.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 80.1% over the past five years.

Toyota Motor Corp ( TM )

As of the second quarter there were twelve gurus with positions in Toyota Motor Corp. During the previous quarter there were three gurus making buys along with seven gurus selling shares of Toyota Motor Corp. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 7.54%.

The top three guru shareholders of Toyota Motor:

1. Ken Fisher: 4,530,323 shares, representing 0.29% of the company's shares outstanding and 1.4% of his total portfolio.
2. Charles Brandes: 851,639 shares, representing 0.05% of the company's shares outstanding and 1.3% of his total assets managed.
3. Julian Robertson: 318,900 shares, representing 0.02% of the company's shares outstanding and 2.4% of his total portfolio.

Toyota Motor conducts business in the automotive industry. It also conducts business in finance and other industries. The company's business segments are automotive operations, financial services operations and all other operations. Toyota Motor is headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

Toyota Motor's historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Toyota Motor reports that the company's price is nearing a 5-year high and that the company has issued JPY1004.8 billion over the past three years.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued :



Toyota Motor has a market cap of $201.17 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $126.98 with a P/E ratio of 16.10, a P/S ratio of 0.90 and a P/B ratio of 1.60. Toyota Motor had an annual average earnings growth of 17.3% over the past five years.

Check Point Software Technologies ( CHKP )

As of the second quarter there were ten gurus with positions in Check Point Software Technologies. During the previous quarter there were five gurus making buys alongside four gurus selling shares of Check Point. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 7.28%.

Top three guru shareholders of Check Point Software:

1. David Herro: 7,100,000 shares, representing 2.2% of the company's shares outstanding and 2.2% of his total portfolio.
2. First Pacific Advisors: 2,825,300 shares, representing 1.44% of the company's shares outstanding and 1.5% of their total portfolio.
3. David Tepper: 554,947 shares, representing 0.28% of the company's shares outstanding and 0.4% of his total assets managed.

Check Point develops, and markets software and combined hardware and software products and services for IT security and offers its customers a portfolio of network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions. The company is based out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Check Point's historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Check Point reports that the company has no debt, it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth, its operating margin is expanding and its price is nearing a 10-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued :



Check Point Software Technologies has a market cap of $11.53 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $58.72 with a P/E ratio of 19.20, a P/S ratio of 8.80 and a P/B ratio of 3.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 15.5% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Check Point the business predictability rank of 4-star.

China Mobile ( CHL )

As of the second quarter there were ten gurus with positions in China Mobile. During the previous quarter there were six gurus making buys alongside four gurus selling shares of China Mobile. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 4.44%.

The top three guru shareholders of China Mobile:

1. Ken Fisher: 3,827,916 shares, representing 0.1% of the company's shares outstanding and 0.51% of his total portfolio.
2. Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund: 2,063,150 shares, representing 0.05% of the company's shares outstanding and 1.5% of the fund's total assets managed.
3. Jeremy Grantham: 1,112,052 shares, representing 0.03% of the company's shares outstanding and 0.15% of his total portfolio.

China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its mobile services network. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

China Mobile's historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on China Mobile reports that the company's price is near a 5-year high, its interest coverage is comfortable and it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued :



China Mobile has a market cap of $227.22 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $56.52 with a P/E ratio of 10.80, a P/S ratio of 2.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.6% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated China Mobile the business predictability rank of 3-star.

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