100 most bought stocks by investment professionals originally published on Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. I often take a look at the activities of well-known investment guru's. Sure, hedge fund managers and activists are active investors who want to change something on the business model in order to push the current stock price. Ackman or Einhorn are such persons. I don't follow them in detail but they are part of the screening results and due to their big influence, it makes sense to look at what they do.
Investment gurus are asset or fund managers with big amounts of cash under management. They became popular by big returns and spectacular investment strategies. I talk about investors like George Soros and Warren Buffett. They all have one thing in common: The average return beats the market and if they invest, the market follows.
I always screen picks from Warren Buffett. He has a solid investment decision process and selects stocks I also like. Sometimes he gives me new ideas about long-term investments or about growth opportunities which I haven't considered for the time being.
In order to find the hottest stocks at the investment premier league, I made a screen of the biggest stock buys from 49 super investors over the recent six month and ranked them in my 100 best guru buy list. They all combined bought 449 stocks within the past half year.
The top stocks are now Microsoft and AIG International. Microsoft was purchased by 9 stock market professionals and AIG by 8. Exactly 60 percent of the top ten buys have a relationship to the technology sector. Investors still love this field because of the high growth potential and strong cash flows. But technology stocks are no big dividend payer.
Here are my favorites:
Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with biggest guru buys over the past six months. The average P/E ratio amounts to 18.56. Exactly 70 companies pay dividends of which three have a high yield. The average dividend yield amounts to 1.60 percent. P/S ratio is 2.81 and P/B ratio 6.68.