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  • Tracking Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 BAC, CMCSA, EPB 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Glenn Greenberg’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $2.47B to $2.48B this quarter.
    • Brave Warrior Advisors increased positions in Express Scripts & Charles Schwab, while almost eliminating Halliburton.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to be their largest holding by far at 30.78% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 BAM, BRK.A, BRK.B 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Lou Simpson’s US long portfolio increased around 6.5% from $2.30B to $2.45B this quarter.
    • SQ Advisors portfolio remained remarkably steady this quarter, although very minor changes were made to every position.
    • SQ Advisors has just twelve positions. The top-three holdings are Wells Fargo, Berkshire Hathaway, and Oracle Corporation, and they together account for over one-third of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 GLRE 10 Comments

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio stood at $7.18B this quarter, up 5% compared to $6.83B as of last quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio remained almost steady at 115% long and 71% short.
    • Greenlight substantially increased positions in SunEdison Inc. and Lam Research, while reducing Apple and Cigna.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sat, Aug. 16 BRK.A, BRK.B 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $105.77B to $107.58B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at over half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway almost eliminated ConocoPhillips and Graham Holdings this quarter.
  • Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 AGN, AIV, APD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Ackman’s US long portfolio increased from $8.38B to $12.6B this quarter.
    • Pershing Square’s largest stake is Allergan which was increased to a whopping ~39% of the US long portfolio position this quarter.
    • Pershing Square sold out of Beam Suntory and substantially decreased Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Tracking Seth Klarman's Baupost Group Holdings - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 AIG, ALDW, AOI 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Seth Klarman’s US long portfolio increased a whopping ~48% from $4.14B to $6.14B this quarter as Idenix Pharmaceuticals and Micron Technology posted outsized returns.
    • Baupost Group added eBay Inc. this quarter while dropping BP plc.
    • The US long equity holdings continue to be heavily concentrated with the top-three positions accounting for 58% of the entire US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Tweedy Browne Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 ANAT, AXP, BAX 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Tweedy Browne’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $4.34B to $4.68B this quarter.
    • The largest five individual stock positions are Johnson & Johnson, Banco Santander Brasil, Halliburton, Devon Energy, & Wells Fargo and they account for around 40% of the US long portfolio.
    • The vast majority of the positions were adjusted this quarter but they were all minor.
  • Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 14 FRFHF 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Prem Watsa's US long portfolio increased marginally from $1.43B to $1.46B this quarter.
    • Fairfax Financial's largest five positions are BlackBerry, Resolute Forest Products, SandRidge Energy, EXCO Resources, and Overstock. They together account for 92% of the US long assets.
    • Watsa is negative on equities overall, and the portfolio is hedged.
  • Tracking Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 14 BAC, BRK.B, C 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Mohnish Pabrai’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $464M to $480M this quarter.
    • His largest three positions are Horsehead Holding, GM Warrants, and Bank of America and they together account for close to two-thirds of the entire portfolio.
    • Pabrai Funds had a large stake reduction in Chesapeake Energy and a correspondingly large new position in POSCO this quarter.
  • Tracking William Von Mueffling's Cantillon Capital Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 8 ABEV, ADI, ALTR 1 Comment

    Summary

    • William Von Mueffling's U.S. long portfolio decreased marginally this quarter from $4.32B to $4.31B.
    • Mueffling substantially increased positions in Fidelity National Information Svcs, Google, Harley Davidson, Sirona Dental, Solera, & Willis Group while reducing Colgate Palmolive & Priceline.
    • The portfolio became more concentrated this quarter with the top-five positions now accounting for ~52% of the US long portfolio compared to ~45% last quarter.
  • Tracking Kahn Brothers' Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 7 BBRY, BP, C 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Kahn Brothers Group's US long portfolio decreased marginally this quarter.
    • Kahn substantially increased stakes in Citigroup and Blackberry while reducing Old Republic International and Patterson-UTI Energy.
    • The portfolio continues to be very concentrated with the top-five positions accounting for over 45% of the 13F holdings.
  • Tracking Yacktman Asset Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Tue, Aug. 5 APOL, AVP, BCR Comment!

    Summary

    • Yacktman's US long equity portfolio increased from $24B to $24.59B this quarter.
    • Yacktman Asset Management substantially increased Avon Products and PepsiCo while reducing Corning Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Stryker Corporation, and Wells Fargo.
    • Yacktman’s largest five positions are at around 43% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Mon, Jul. 28 AAPL, AMZN, AXP 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Fisher’s US long portfolio value increased from $44.34B to $47.56B in Q2 2014.
    • American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, United Technologies, and Wells Fargo continue to be the largest five individual stock positions.
    • Fisher substantially increased stakes in Lloyds Banking Group, Taiwan Semiconductor, & UBS AG while almost eliminating International Business Machines and McDonald’s Corporation.
  • Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Thu, May. 22 AAL, AAPL, AIG 12 Comments

    Summary

    • David Tepper’s US long equity portfolio increased 13.55% from $7.98B to $9.06B this quarter.
    • The largest two positions continue to be SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF and PowerShares QQQ ETF. Combined, they account for just over 36% of the entire portfolio.
    • Appaloosa built significant positions in Halliburton and Priceline while harvesting large gains from United Continental, MGM Resorts, and Prudential Financial.
  • Tracking George Soros's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Wed, May. 21 AA, AAPL, ABBV 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Soros' 13F portfolio decreased this quarter from $11.77B to $10.12B. The number of positions increased from 237 to 305.
    • The large SPY PUTS were reduced by 77% this quarter signifying a shift away from the short side.
    • Teva Pharmaceuticals is Soros' largest position at 5.38% of the US long portfolio. Very small positions (less than 0.5% each) are at almost 40% of the 13F portfolio.
  • Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Tue, May. 20 IEP 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Carl Icahn’s US long portfolio went up 8% from $30.46B to $32.93B this quarter.
    • Carl Icahn established a large 4.66% of the portfolio stake in eBay (2.2% of business) this quarter.
    • Carl Icahn purchased 2.8M shares of Apple this quarter. He is continuing to harvest long-term gains from Netflix.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Mon, May. 19 BRK.B 33 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $104.84B to $105.77B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at almost half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway is bullish on Wal-Mart Stores. They are bearish on General Motors.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Mon, May. 19 GLRE 10 Comments

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio stood at $6.68B this quarter, down 8% form $7.29B last quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio remained almost steady at 120% long and 71% short.
    • Greenlight is bullish on Sunedison Inc. and Conn's Inc. They are bearish on General Motors.
  • Tracking John Paulson's Paulson & Company Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 MTB, SNTS, VZ 1 Comment

    Summary

    • John Paulson’s U.S. long portfolio increased marginally from $20.30B to $20.43B this quarter.
    • Paulson & Company's largest three positions are Extended Stay America, SPDR Gold ETF, and Vodafone Group PLC.
    • Paulson & Co. is bullish on Cobalt International Energy and CBS Corporation. The fund is bearish on Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Hess Corporation.
  • Tracking David Winters' Wintergreen Advisers Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BEN, BRK.B, CNQ 1 Comment

    Summary

    • David Winters’ US long portfolio decreased around 5.5% from $905M to $855M this quarter.
    • Wintergreen Fund's largest three positions are Jardine Matheson Holdings, Swatch Group, and Berkshire Hathaway.
    • Wintergreen Fund's US allocation has dropped from 39% to 36% this quarter.
  • Tracking Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BAC, CMCSA, CMCSK 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Glenn Greenberg’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $2.44B to $2.47B this quarter.
    • Brave Warrior Advisors is bullish on Oracle Corporation & Kinder Morgan Management. They are bearish on Higher One Holdings.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to be their largest position at 29.80% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BAM, BRK.A, BRK.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Lou Simpson’s US long portfolio increased just over 9% from $2.10B to $2.30B this quarter.
    • SQ Advisors is bullish on Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle Corporation, and Wells Fargo.
    • SQ Advisors is bearish on Charles Schwab and TE Connectivity.
  • Tracking Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Fri, May. 16 AIG, BAC, BRK.A 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Bruce Berkowitz’s US stock portfolio increased marginally this quarter from around $9.71B to $9.90B.
    • Fairholme's largest three positions continue to be American International Group, Bank of America, and Sears Holdings. They together account for 67.26% of the portfolio.
    • The combined position size in Fannie & Freddie (and preferreds) remained steady this quarter.
  • Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Fri, May. 16 AGN, AIV, APD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Ackman’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $8.23B to $8.38B this quarter.
    • Pershing Square has large new positions in Platform Specialty Products & Allergan Inc.
    • Pershing Square is harvesting large gains from Beam Suntory Inc.
  • Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Thu, May. 15 FRFHF 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Prem Watsa’s US long portfolio increased ~9% from $1.31B to $1.43B this quarter.
    • Fairfax Financial is bullish on BlackBerry and Exco Resources. But, they are negative on equities overall and the portfolio hedges are maintained.
    • Fairfax Financial's largest stock position is Resolute Forest Products which stands at 40.88% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Seth Klarman's Baupost Group Holdings - Q1 2014 Update
    Thu, May. 15 AIG, ALDW, AOI 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Seth Klarman’s US long portfolio increased ~17% from $3.53B to $4.14B this quarter.
    • Baupost Group is bullish on Cheniere Energy and Idenix Pharmaceuticals.
    • Baupost Group is bearish on BP PLC.
  • Tracking Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Wed, May. 14 BAC, BRK.B, C 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Pabrai’s US long portfolio decreased over 15% from $544M to $464M this quarter as he harvested some gains.
    • Pabrai Funds is bullish on GM Warrants, Horsehead Holding, and Chesapeake Energy.
    • Pabrai Funds is bearish on Bank of America, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs.
  • Tracking William Von Mueffling's Cantillon Capital Management Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 11 ABEV, ADI, ALTR Comment!

    Summary

    • William Von Mueffling's U.S. long portfolio increased marginally this quarter from $4.22B to $4.32B.
    • Cantillon Capital Management is bullish on Fidelity National Information Services, W.W. Grainger Inc., Willis Group Holdings, & Sirona Dental Systems.
    • Cantillon Capital Management is bearish on Coca-Cola and LKQ Corporation.
  • Tracking Donald Yacktman's Yacktman Asset Management Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 11 APOL, AVP, BCR 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Yacktman's US long equity portfolio remained steady at $24B this quarter.
    • Yacktman Asset Management is bullish on Avon Products, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble.
    • Yacktman Asset Management is bearish on Apollo Group, Corning Inc., and Hewlett-Packard.
  • Tracking Irving Kahn's Kahn Brothers Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sat, May. 10 BP, C, GNE Comment!

    Summary

    • Kahn Brothers Group's US long portfolio increased by ~20% this quarter as they increased equity exposure.
    • Kahn is bullish on BP plc, MBIA, Hologic, Seaboard, VOXX, and Nam Tai.
    • Kahn is bearish on Patterson-UTI Energy and SLM Corporation.
  • Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Fri, Apr. 25 AAPL, AMZN, AXP 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Fisher’s US long portfolio value increased marginally from $44.12B to $44.34B in Q1 2014.
    • American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, United Technologies, and Wells Fargo are the largest five individual stock positions.
    • Fisher is bullish on Apple, Lloyds Banking Group, Siemens, BASF, & Chevron and bearish on Cisco & Oracle.
  • Tracking George Soros's Portfolio - Q4 2013 Update
    Tue, Feb. 18 AA, AAPL, ABBV 3 Comments