Tudor Investment Corporation's Top 15 Buys

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Tudor Investment Corporation is a hedge fund management firm founded by Paul T. Jones II. The firm manages the Tudor series of hedge funds. The firm has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., New York, Singapore, Australia and England.

Investment strategy: Tudor Investment Corporation applies both fundamental and technical analysis to identify investment opportunities. The firm reflects bias towards stocks with above-average growth potential and sector weightings are generally over weighted depending on the portfolio managers' research of a particular industry. The chief investment officer guides the investment process, with inputs offered by the investment professionals. Portfolio managers have discretion over their decisions.

The following is a list of its top 15 buys in the last quarter, as released in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC.

Stock

Symbol

Shares Held - 12/31/2010

Shares Held - 03/31/2011

Metlife Inc.

MET

0

1,005,800

Microsoft Corporation

MSFT

368,500

1,572,775

Health Care REIT

HCN

0

402,000

Google Inc

GOOG

900

36,400

Nielsen Holdings NV

NLSN

0

512,500

HCA Hldgs Inc

HCA

0

375,000

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

KMI

0

372,200

NII Holdings Inc

NIHD

0

246,100

Century Link Inc.

CTL

0

178,900

KeyCorp

KEY

0

781,600

Continental Resources Inc.

CLR

0

95,600

Sun Trust Banks Inc.

STI

0

203,500

Dell Inc

DELL

41,000

426,500

Target Corp

TGT

0

108,200

Swift Transportation Company

SWFT

0

350,000

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Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including a brief description of their business, growth expectations (top line and bottom-line) and valuation:

MetLife, Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 1,005,800 shares of MetLife, Inc last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 4.92% of its portfolio. The share price of The company has increased from $ 44.44 on 31 December 2010 to $ 44.73 on 31 March 2011.

MetLife, Inc. is a provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife operates in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. MetLife's EPS forecast for the current year is $ 5.22 and next year is $ 5.83. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 22.30% in the current year and 5.60% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.45. Out of 21 analysts covering the company , 18 are positive and have buy ratings and three have hold ratings.

Microsoft Corporation

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 1,204,275 shares of Microsoft Corporation last quarter and now holds a total of 1,572,775 shares. This position is 4.37% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $27.91 on 31 December 2010 to $25.39 on 31March 2011.

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services for different types of computing devices.

Health Care REIT

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 402,000 shares of Health Care REIT last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 2.31% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has increased from $ 47.64 on 31 December 2010 to $ 52.44 on 31 March 2011.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust engaged in senior housing and health care real estate. The Company’s portfolio of products Includes senior housing and health care real estate, Including senior housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centres and life science facilities. Health Care’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 3.38 and next year is $ 3.82. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 88.10% in the current year and 15.60% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 13.62. Out of 16 analysts covering the company, nine are positive and have buy ratings and seven have hold ratings.

Google Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 35,500 shares of Google Inc last quarter and now holds a total of 36,400 shares. This position is 2.34% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $ 593.97 on 31 December 2010 to $ 586.76 on 31March 2011.

Google Inc. is focused on improving the ways people connect with information. The company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. The Company focuses on areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, and enterprise. Google’s EPS forecast for the current year is $33.92and next year is $39.54. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 25.80% in the current year and 20.50% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 13.10. Out of 40 analysts covering the company, 35 are positive and have buy ratings and five have hold ratings.

Nielsen Holdings NV

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 512,500 shares of Nielsen Holdings NV last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 1.53% of its portfolio. The share price of the company on 31 March 2011 is $27.31.

Nielsen Holdings N.V. is a global information and measurement company. The company provides clients with an understanding of consumers and consumer behaviour. It delivers critical media and marketing information, analytics and industry expertise about what consumers buy and what consumers watch (consumer interaction with television, online and mobile) on a global and local basis. Nielsen’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 1.51 and next year is $1.83. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 7.40% in the current year and 5.90% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 16.95. Out of nine analysts covering the company, seven are positive and have buy ratings and two have hold ratings.

HCA Hldgs Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 375,000 shares of HCA Hldgs Inc. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 1.39% of its portfolio. The share price of the company on 31 March 2011 is $33.87

HCA Holdings, Inc is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health care and related service. HCA’s EPS forecast for the current year is $2.78 and 3.02 next year. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 5.30% in the next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.53. Out of 25 analysts covering the company, 24 are positive and have buy ratings and one has a hold rating.

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 372,200 shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 1.21% of its portfolio. The share price of the company on 31 March 2011 is $ 29.64

Kinder Morgan, Inc., formerly Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC, owns the general partner and approximately 11% of the limited partner interests of the Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. KMP's operations are conducted through its subsidiaries and are grouped into five business segments: Products Pipelines, Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals and Kinder Morgan Canada. KMI’s EPS forecast for the current year is $1.09 and 1.24 next year. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 3.80% in the current year and 8.40% in the next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 23.14. Out of 13 analysts covering the company, six are positive and have buy ratings and seven have hold ratings.

NII Holdings Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 246,100 shares of NII Holdings Inc last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 1.12% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $ 44.66 on 31 December 2010 to $ 41.67 on 31 March 2011.

NII Holdings, Inc. provides wireless communication services under the Nextel brand through operating companies located in selected Latin American markets, with its principal operations located in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. Nextel Direct Connect is a long-range walkie-talkie service for communication. NII Holdings offers a range of wireless data solutions. NII’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 2.59 and next year is $ 3.02. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 22.60% in the current year and 13.40% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 14.17. Out of 20 analysts covering the company, 16 are positive and have buy ratings and three have hold ratings and one has a sell rating.

Century Link Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 178,900shares of Century Link Inc. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.81% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $ 46.17 on 31 December 2010 to $ 41.55 on 31 March 2011.

Century Link, Inc., formerly CenturyTel, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing a range of communications services, Including local and long distance voice, wholesale local network access, high-speed Internet access, other data services and video services. Century’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 2.65 and next year is $ 2.8. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 140.50% in the current year and 3.50% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 15.34. Out of 23 analysts covering the company, 14 are positive and have buy ratings and eight have hold ratings and one has a sell rating.

KeyCorp

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 781,600 shares of KeyCorp last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.76% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has increased from $8.85 on 31 December 2010 to $8.88 on 31 March 2011.

KeyCorp is a bank holding company. KeyCorp is the parent holding company for Key Bank National Association (Key Bank), its principal subsidiary, through which its banking services are provided. Keycorp’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 0.78 and next year is $ 0.77. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 6.90% in the current year and grow 3.10% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.78. Out of 29 analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy ratings and 21 have hold ratings and four have sell ratings.

Continental Resources Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 95,600 shares of Continental Resources Inc. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.75% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has increased from $58.85 on 31 December 2010 to $ 71.47 on 31 March 2011.

Continental Resources, Inc. is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the North, South and East regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2010, approximately 70% of its estimated proved reserves were located in the North region. Continental’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 2.53 and next year is $3.34. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 47.50% in the current year and 30.10% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 19.50. Out of 23 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy ratings and 11 have hold ratings.

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 203,500 shares of SunTrust Banks, Inc. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.64% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $ 29.51 on 31 December 2010 to $ 28.84 on 31 March 2011.

SunTrust Banks, Inc is a commercial banking organization. The Company is a diversified financial services holding company whose businesses provide a range of financial services to consumer and corporate clients. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company provides deposit, credit, and trust and investment services. SunTrust’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 1.16 and next year is $2.32. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 3.20% in the current year and grow 3.10% in the next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.89. Out of 35 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy ratings and 19 have hold ratings and four have sell ratings.

DELL

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 385,500 shares of DELL last quarter and now holds a total of 426,500 shares. This position is 0.68% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has increased from $ 13.55 on 31 December 2010 to $ 14.51 on 31March 2011.

Dell Inc. is a technology company that offers a range of technology product categories, Including mobility products, desktop personal computers software and peripherals, servers and networking products, storage and services. Its services include a range of configurable information technology and business services, Including infrastructure technology, consulting and applications, and product-related support services. Dell’s EPS forecast for the current year is $ 1.88and next year is $ 1.9. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 4.10% in the current year and 4.60% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.32. Out of 35 analysts covering the company, 15 are positive and have buy ratings and 16 have hold ratings and four have sell rating.

Target Corp.

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 108,200 shares of Target Corp. last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.59% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has decreased from $ 60.13 on 31 December 2010 to $ 50.01 on 31 March 2011.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores with an assortment of general merchandise and food assortment. Its expanded food assortment includes some perishables and some additional dry, dairy and frozen items. In addition, it operates Super Target stores with general merchandise items and a full line of food items. Target’s EPS forecast for the current year is $4.17 and the next year is $4.49. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 4.00% in the current year and 4.80% in the next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.00. Out of 26 analysts covering the company, 18 are positive and have buy ratings and eight have hold ratings.

Swift Transportation Company

Tudor Investment Corporation bought 350,000 shares of Swift Transportation Company last quarter. This is a new position for the fund and is 0.56% of its portfolio. The share price of the company has increased from $ 12.51 on 31 December 2010 to $ 14.7 on 31 March 2011.

Swift Transportation Company formerly Swift Holdings Corp is a transportation services company and a truckload carrier in North America Swift’s EPS forecast for the current year is $0.83 and next year is $1.12. According to consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 15.40% in the current year and 8.80% in the next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.95. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy ratings and three have hold ratings.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.