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  • Tracking Robert Karr's Joho Capital Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Tue, Feb. 24 BIDU, GOOG, GOOGL 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Robert Karr's 13F portfolio decreased ~12% this quarter from $590M to $521M. The number of positions decreased from 12 to 10.
    • Joho Capital increased Google Inc. and Qunar Cayman while reducing Baidu Inc. and Veeco Instruments.
    • The top-three positions are Google Inc. (23.96%), Baidu Inc. (23.90%), and TAL Education Group (13.19%) and they add up to ~61% of the portfolio.
  • Tracking Jeffrey Ubben's ValueAct Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Mon, Feb. 23 ADBE, AGU, ALSN Comment!

    Summary

    • Jeffrey Ubben's 13F portfolio increased ~7% this quarter from $14.92B to $15.96B. The number of positions increased from 12 to 14.
    • ValueAct Capital increased Agrium Inc. substantially while reducing Adobe Systems, Motorola Solutions and Rockwell Collins.
    • The top-three positions are Microsoft Corporation (21.61%), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (17.38%), and Motorola Solutions (7.39%) and they add up to ~46% of the portfolio.
  • Tracking John Paulson's Paulson & Company Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Mon, Feb. 23 ABBV, ACT, AEM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • John Paulson’s U.S. long portfolio decreased from $24.08B to $19.36B this quarter.
    • Paulson & Co.'s largest three positions are Shire plc, Allergan Inc., and Time Warner Cable.
    • Paulson & Co. added Salix Pharmaceuticals and increased Actavis plc, Allergan Inc., Mylan Inc., Time Warner Cable, and Whiting Petroleum this quarter.
  • Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Sat, Feb. 21 ABBV, ABEV, ACAD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Halvorsen's 13F portfolio decreased ~13% this quarter from $24.90B to $21.78B. The number of positions increased from 59 to 62.
    • Viking Global increased Actavis plc to a fairly large stake, while dropping Lowe’s Companies.
    • The top three positions are Illumina Inc. (7.03%), Walgreens Boots Alliance (6.62%), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (5.96%), and they add up to ~20% of the portfolio.
  • Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Sat, Feb. 21 PSHZF 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Ackman’s US long portfolio increased ~20% from $13.43B to $16.04B this quarter.
    • Pershing Square’s largest stake is Allergan which is at a whopping ~35% of the US long portfolio.
    • Pershing Square significantly increased Zoetis Inc. this quarter.
  • Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Sat, Feb. 21 IEP 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Carl Icahn’s US long portfolio decreased ~5% from $33.63B to $31.90B this quarter.
    • Hertz Global stake was increased substantially to over ~11% of the business.
    • Carl Icahn established an activist stake in Manitowoc and he controls ~7.8% of the business.
  • Tracking Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Fri, Feb. 20 FAIRX 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Bruce Berkowitz’s US stock portfolio increased marginally this quarter from $7.26B to $7.30B.
    • Fairholme's largest three stakes continue to be American International Group, Bank of America and Sears Holdings. They together account for around 84% of the portfolio.
    • The large American International Group position was reduced and Berkowitz participated in the Sears Holdings capital raises.
  • Tracking George Soros' Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Thu, Feb. 19 AAL, AAPL, ABBV 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Soros' 13F portfolio decreased ~30% from $13.40B to $9.16B this quarter. The number of positions decreased from 266 to 186.
    • The huge SPY PUTS stake was reduced by ~90% this quarter to a very small ~2% of the 13F portfolio.
    • A ~2.5% stake in LyondellBasell was established this quarter. Alibaba Group Holdings is the largest individual stock position at ~5%.
  • Tracking Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Wed, Feb. 18 BAC, BHI, CMCSA Comment!

    Summary

    • Glenn Greenberg’s US long portfolio increased from $2.70B to $2.87B this quarter.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to be Brave Warrior’s largest holding by far at 30.53% of the US long portfolio.
    • They added a medium-sized stake in Halliburton and reduced Cimpress, Express Scripts, and Primerica this quarter.
  • Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Wed, Feb. 18 BAM, BRK.A, BRK.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Lou Simpson’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $2.59B to $2.63B this quarter.
    • Brookfield Asset Management and Liberty Global stakes were increased while Moody’s was dropped and United Parcel Service reduced.
    • SQ Advisors has just eleven positions. The top-three holdings are Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo, and Oracle Corporation and they together account for over one-third of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Wed, Feb. 18 BRK.A, AXP, BK 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $108.41B to $109.37B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at over half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway significantly increased Charter Communications and Deere & Company while dropping Exxon Mobil.
  • Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Tue, Feb. 17 AAL, AAPL, ARCP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • David Tepper’s US long equity portfolio decreased ~40% from $6.79B to $4.05B this quarter.
    • The vast majority of positions were reduced or eliminated in the quarter.
    • Large stake eliminations include Citigroup, Facebook, and Halliburton while reductions include American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
  • Tracking Dan Loeb's Third Point Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Tue, Feb. 17 TPRE, AAL, ABBV 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Loeb's 13F portfolio increased ~27% this quarter from $8.71B to $11.09B. The number of positions decreased from 41 to 40.
    • Third Point substantially increased large stakes in Actavis plc, Alibaba Group, Amgen Inc., and eBay Inc. while reducing Dow Chemical and Ally Financial.
    • The top-three positions are Amgen Inc. (15.34%), Alibaba Group (9.38%), and Dow Chemical (9.05%) which together is at around one-third of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Mon, Feb. 16 GLRE, AAPL, ACM 8 Comments

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio increased from $6.93B to $7.52B this quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio is at 96% long and 66% short compared to 114% long and 75% short last quarter.
    • Greenlight substantially increased stakes in Consol Energy and SunEdison while also adding a new medium-sized position in Time Warner.
  • Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Mon, Feb. 16 FRFHF, BBRY, BCE 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Prem Watsa’s US long portfolio increased from $1.48B to $1.54B this quarter.
    • Fairfax Financial’s largest five positions are Blackberry, Resolute Forest Products, International Business Machines, Sandridge Energy, & Exco Resources. They together account for 89% of the US long assets.
    • Watsa significantly increased stakes in International Business Machines and Sandridge Energy this quarter.
  • Tracking David Winters' Wintergreen Advisers Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Mon, Feb. 16 WGRNX, BEN, BTAFF Comment!

    Summary

    • David Winters’ US long portfolio increased from $772M to $798M this quarter.
    • Wintergreen Fund's largest three positions are Swatch Group AG, British American Tobacco PLC, and Reynolds American.
    • The major changes this quarter included a ~135% increase in Lorillard and a ~11% reduction in Altria.
  • Tracking Seth Klarman's Baupost Group Holdings - Q4 2014 Update
    Sun, Feb. 15 AIG, ALDW, AOI 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Seth Klarman’s US long portfolio decreased from $5.74B to $5.09B this quarter.
    • Baupost Group significantly increased Antero Resources Corp. and eBay Inc. while reducing Micron Technology.
    • The US long equity holdings continue to be heavily concentrated with the top-three positions accounting for around 47% of the entire US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Tweedy Browne's Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Sat, Feb. 14 AGCO, ANAT, AXP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Tweedy Browne’s US long portfolio decreased from $4.34B to $3.91B this quarter.
    • The largest five individual stock positions are Johnson & Johnson, Berkshire Hathaway, Cisco Systems, Wells Fargo, and Devon Energy, and they account for around 41% of the US long portfolio.
    • A 5.39% position in Banco Santander Brazil was eliminated and a 4.12% position in Joy Global was reduced by around 50% this quarter.
  • Tracking Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Fri, Feb. 13 BAC, BRK.B, C 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Mohnish Pabrai’s US long portfolio increased from $414M to $552M this quarter.
    • His largest three positions are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors 2019 Warrants, and Horsehead Holding and they together account for around two-thirds of the entire portfolio.
    • Pabrai Funds added a huge new position in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles while decreasing the allocation to POSCO by over 67% and Bank of America by over 30%.
  • Tracking William Von Mueffling's Cantillon Capital Management Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Tue, Feb. 10 ABEV, ADI, ALTR Comment!

    Summary

    • William Von Mueffling's U.S. long portfolio increased this quarter from $4.43B to $4.85B.
    • Mueffling substantially increased positions in Analog Devices, Cimpress, Ecolab, W.W. Grainger, & MSC Industrial while dropping Brink’s, Coca-Cola, and Solera.
    • The portfolio continues to be very concentrated with the top-five positions accounting for ~50% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Kahn Brothers Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Wed, Feb. 4 AF, ASTE, BAC 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Kahn Brothers Group's US long portfolio decreased around 5% from $615M to $580M this quarter.
    • Patterson-UTI Energy & Blackberry were increased substantially while reducing Citigroup, Genie Electric, IDT Corporation, MBIA Inc., Nam Tai Property, SLM Corporation, Straight Path, and VOXX.
    • The portfolio has become even more concentrated with the top-five positions accounting for just over 60% of the 13F holdings.
  • Tracking Yacktman Asset Management Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Tue, Feb. 3 ANTM, AVP, BCR Comment!

    Summary

    • Yacktman's US long equity portfolio increased marginally from $23.95B to $24.12B this quarter.
    • Yacktman Asset Management substantially increased Oracle Corporation and Avon Products while reducing C.R. Bard, Clorox Company, Microsoft Corporation, Patterson Companies, Sigma-Aldrich, and Stryker Corporation.
    • Yacktman’s largest five positions are at over 45% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q4 2014 Update
    Sat, Jan. 31 AAPL, AMZN, AXP 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Fisher’s US long portfolio value increased from $46.91B to $48.37B in Q4 2014.
    • Apple Inc., Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Wells Fargo, and Pfizer are the largest five individual stock positions.
    • Fisher has substantial stakes in several ETFs/ETNs and hundreds of very small positions. They together account for more than one-third of the 13F portfolio.
  • Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 25, 2014 AAPL, ABBV, ACAD 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Halvorsen's 13F portfolio increased ~9% this quarter from $22.91B to $24.90B. The number of positions decreased from 62 to 59.
    • Viking Global added stakes in Alibaba Group Holdings and Citigroup Inc. while dropping Walgreen Company.
    • The top-three positions are Illumina Inc. (5.69%), Pioneer Natural Resources (5.37%), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (5.25%) which together is at around 16% of the portfolio.
  • Tracking Dan Loeb's Third Point Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 24, 2014 AAL, ABBV, ACT 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Loeb's 13F portfolio increased ~7% this quarter from $8.13B to $8.71B. The number of positions remained steady at 41.
    • Third Point established a large position in Alibaba Group and medium-sized stakes in eBay Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond. American International Group and T-Mobile US were eliminated as well.
    • The top-three positions are Dow Chemical (17.60%), Ally Financial (11.13%), and Actavis plc (7.96%) which together is at almost 37% of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 21, 2014 AAL, AAPL, ABBV 1 Comment

    Summary

    • David Tepper’s US long equity portfolio decreased 5% from $7.15B to $6.79B this quarter.
    • Several small positions were eliminated and a large position in American Airlines was reduced by over one-third in the quarter.
    • Appaloosa added a medium-sized stake in NXP Semiconductors and significantly increased positions in Whirlpool Corporation, CBS Corporation, General Motors, Priceline Group, and Delta Airlines.
  • Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 21, 2014 IEP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Carl Icahn’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $32.53B to $33.63B this quarter.
    • Icahn’s eBay stake increased to 45.8M shares (~3.7% of business). Also, a significant stake (8.5% of the business) in Hertz was established as well.
    • Carl Icahn is continuing to harvest long-term gains from Netflix.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 20, 2014 GLRE Comment!

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio decreased marginally from $7.18B to $6.93B this quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio is at 114% long and 75% short compared to 115% long and 71% short last quarter.
    • Greenlight substantially increased medium-sized stakes in IAC/InterActive and National Oilwell Varco while reducing the large positions in Micron Technology, Marvell Technology, and Cigna Corporation.
  • Tracking John Paulson's Paulson & Company Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 20, 2014 ABBV, ACT, AEM 3 Comments

    Summary

    • John Paulson’s U.S. long portfolio increased from $23B to $24B this quarter.
    • Paulson & Company's largest three positions are Shire plc, SPDR Gold ETF, and Extended Stay America.
    • Paulson & Co. added AbbVie Inc. and increased Shire plc, Covidien plc, Time Warner Cable, and Mallinckrodt plc stakes this quarter.
  • Tracking George Soros's Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 19, 2014 AAL, AAPL, ABBV 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Soros's 13F portfolio increased ~1% from $13.27B to $13.40B this quarter. The number of positions decreased from 363 to 266.
    • The huge SPY PUTS stake was reduced by ~25% this quarter to a still very large ~13% of the 13F portfolio.
    • Alibaba and Yahoo stakes were added this quarter. YPF SA is still the largest individual stock position at 3.68%.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 19, 2014 BRK.A, BRK.B 20 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $107.58B to $107.79B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at over half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway significantly increased Charter Communications, DIRECTV, and General Motors this quarter.
  • Tracking David Winters' Wintergreen Advisers Portfolio - Q3 2014 Update
    Nov. 18, 2014 WGRNX 2 Comments

    Summary

    • David Winters’ US long portfolio decreased marginally from $779M to $772M this quarter.
    • Wintergreen Fund's largest three positions are Swatch Group AG, British American Tobacco PLC, and CIE Financiere Richemont SA.
    • The major changes this quarter included a ~50% increase in Union Pacific Corporation and a one-third reduction in MasterCard Inc.