Top 10 Stocks Holdings of a Big Wall Street Fund

Barron’s has a report today on the Westport Select Capital (WPSRX) mutual fund top 10 holdings.  Following is some information on these companies:

  • Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP): This stock represents 11.38% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $105.61 to $171.43 and most recently traded at $162.05.   About the company: Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The Company manufactures large, complex structural investment castings and airfoil castings used in jet aircraft engines. Precision has also expanded into the industrial gas turbine, industrial metal working tools and machines, and other metal products markets.
  • Universal Health Services-Class B (NYSE:UHS): This stock represents 11.25% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $30.51 to $56.46 and most recently traded at $53.50.  About the company: Universal Health Services, Inc. is a healthcare management company. The Company operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and surgery centers. Universal provides services such as general surgery, internal medicine, radiology, and pediatric services throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH): This stock represents 6.67% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $28.91 to $42.42 and most recently traded at $41.56.  About the company:  Willis Group Holdings PLC is an insurance broker. The Company offers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world.
  • DeVry (NYSE:DV): This stock represents 5.84% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $36.34 to $63.58 and most recently traded at $61.68. About the company: DeVry, Inc. owns and manages higher education systems throughout North America. The Institutions offers various degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology; healthcare technology; business and management, as well as online secondary education to school districts and medical education. Competitors to Watch: Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL), Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO), American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI), National American Univ. Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:NAUH), Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO), Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE), Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI), Education Management Corp (NASDAQ:EDMC), Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA), and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO).
  • Big Lots (NYSE:BIG): This stock represents 5.29% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.82 to $44.44 and most recently traded at $34.10.  About the company: Big Lots, Inc. is a broadline closeout retailer that operates stores across the United States. The Company’s stores offer an assortment of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal products,furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. Competitors to Watch: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 99 Cents Only Stores (NYSE:NDN), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc (NASDAQ:DUCK), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST), and Cost Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPWM).
  • Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI): This stock represents 4.26% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $38.17 and $53.74 and most recently traded at $53.11.  About the company:  Darden Restaurants, Inc. operates casual dining restaurants in North America. The Company owns and operates seafood and Italian restaurants. Competitors to Watch: Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH), Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG), Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (NASDAQ:GCFB), O’Charley’s Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUX), Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR), Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NYSE:MRT), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB), and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (NASDAQ:MSSR), Wendy’s Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE:WEN), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC), Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK).
  • ITT Educational Svcs. (NYSE:ESI): This stock represents 3.95% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $50.00 to $95.62 and most recently traded at $88.12.  About the company: ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company’s institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as non-degree diploma programs.
  • IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP): This stock represents 3.67% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.20 to $78.59 and most recently traded at $74.47.  About the company: IPG Photonics Corporation produces high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. The Company develops and commercializes optical fiber-based lasers used in a wide range of applications such as materials processing, telecommunications and medical applications.
  • John Wiley & Sons (JW.A): This stock represents 3.67% of the mutual fund’s total assets.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $34.96 to $53.04 and most recently traded at $51.17.  About the company: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, publishes print and electronic products that provide content and digital solutions to customers worldwide.
  • Plains Exploration & Production (NYSE:PXP): This stock represents 3.46% of the mutual fund’s total assets.   About the company: Plains Exploration & Production Company is an independent oil and gas company with onshore and offshore operations in California, West Texas, East Texas and the Gulf Coast region. The Company is primarily involved in the upstream activities of acquiring, exploiting, developing, and producing oil and gas.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Yahoo! Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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