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Winton Capital Management Loves These Five Stocks

#3 Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV)

Shares held (as of September 30): 1,490,015

Total Value (as of September 30): $148.30 million

Percent of Portfolio (as of September 30): 1.17%

Winton Capital is a fan of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), in which the investor increased its position by 14% over the quarter. With a market cap of $34.76-billion, Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) is engaged in providing property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company posted improved financial results for the third quarter, with its income increasing to $928 million, or $2.97 per share, from $919 million, or $2.69 per share, a year earlier. The performance of the company’s stock is in green, increasing by 8% year-to-date. Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) is also favorite stock of Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which held 687,672 shares as of the end of June.

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#2 Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)

Shares held (as of September 30): 4,148,645

Total Value (as of September 30): $154 million

Percent of Portfolio (as of September 30): 1.22%

Winton Capital was bullish on Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), in which the fund increased its share ownership by over 62%. Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), which provides technology products, services and solutions, reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter ended August 1. Its revenue rose to $8.53 billion, compared to $8.46 billion in the prior year’s quarter. Earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.46, compared to $0.39 last year. Another investor, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, also sees value in Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), holding 980,713 shares of the company.

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#1 Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW)

Shares held (as of September 30): 9,467,490

Total Value (as of September 30): $162.08 million

Percent of Portfolio (as of September 30): 1.28%

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) represents Winton Capital’s top holding, in which the investor boosted its stake by over 85% between July and September. The $22.09-billion market cap company is engaged in the manufacture of specialty glass and ceramics. Last week, Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced that it had completed the acquisition of Gerresheimer AG’s pharmaceutical glass tubing business. Corning agreed in June to acquire Gerresheimer’s pharmaceutical glass tubing business for €196 million. In addition, Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced the formation of an equity venture with Gerresheimer to accelerate the company’s innovations in the pharmaceutical packaging market. For the third quarter, Corning posted earnings per share of $0.34, compared to $0.37 per share last year. Its sales dropped to $2.45 billion, compared to $2.58 billion in a year ago quarter. Shares of Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW)’s stock have been performing well, increasing by nearly 19% year-to-date. Another investor that likes Corning is Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management, holding 4.79 million shares of the company as of the end of September.

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