Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 02-14-2017

Number of Stocks: 3220
Number of New Stocks: 425

Total Value: $63,191 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 28%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

AutoZone: Debt Is a Dragging Brake on This Muscle Car This auto parts retailer has loads of earning power and an outstanding record for earnings predictability, but also has a load of long-term debt
On Thursday, Sept. 22, AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), one of the big four auto parts retailers, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings. Read more...
Guru Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety Undervalued stocks according to the DCF calculator
The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety, according to the DCF calculator, and some of them have very low P/E ratios. GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener can be used to find similar stocks. Read more...
RS Investment Logs Out of LogMeIn Cloud service company has risen in price
RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) sold out of LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) on July 31. The company sold its 2,926,346 shares for $85.91 per share. The divestiture had an impact of -1.46% on its portfolio. Read more...
Value Investors Avoided Deutsche Bank and 2 Other European Financials They were the least-held in the sector
Value gurus mostly exited Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) before its stock tumbled this month on news it might have to pay a large fine related to the financial crisis. While many maintain positions in other European banks as fear weighs on stocks in the sector, they are avoiding two almost as much as Deutsche Bank: Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN) and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG). Read more...
Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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7 Undervalued Stocks That Are Set to Grow Companies have wide margins of safety and positive performances in the last 12 months Jim Simons,Ken Fisher,Tom Gayner,Donald Smith,Stev - 7 Undervalued Stocks That Are Set To Grow
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months. More...

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Director Invests in Chemung Financial Insider purchases 2,250 shares Jim Simons - Director Invests In Chemung Financial
Thomas Granter, a director of Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG), purchased 2,250 shares of the company between Feb. 17 and March 6, according to SEC filings. More...

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Insider Invests in Sunshine Bancorp Director buys 2,550 shares Jim Simons - Insider Invests In Sunshine Bancorp
Kenneth Compton, director of Sunshine Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SBCP), purchased 2,550 shares of the company in six transactions on April 20. The shares were purchased for an average price of $21.1 per share, according to SEC filings. More...

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Insiders Invest in PacWest Bancorp A combined 4,572 shares were purchased Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones - Insiders Invest In PacWest Bancorp
PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) insiders invested in a combined 4,572 shares on April 19. More...

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Will These Stocks Continue to Rise? These stocks are outperforming the Standard & Poor's 500 Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Caxton Associates,Steve - Will These Stocks Continue To Rise?
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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9 Stocks Primecap Management Continues to Buy Holdings the firm boosted during last 2 quarters PRIMECAP Management,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Paul Tu - 9 Stocks Primecap Management Continues To Buy
PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) was founded in September 1983 in Pasadena, California, by Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Howard B. Schow, Vice Chairman Mitchell J. Milias and President Theo A. Kolokotrones. It manages Vanguard’s PRIMECAP Fund, Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund and Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Fund. In both first-quarter 2017 and fourth-quarter 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Peter Kellogg Invests in Mercer International Insider buys 15,000 shares Jim Simons - Peter Kellogg Invests In Mercer International
Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) insider and 10% owner Peter Kellogg purchased 15,000 shares for $11.45 per share on April 13. The purchases were made in three transactions according to SEC filings. More...

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Growing Earnings for 7 Undervalued Stocks These companies have strong earnings and margins of safety Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Paul Tudor Jones,Ken Fi - Growing Earnings For 7 Undervalued Stocks
Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have five-year growing EPS. More...

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7 of the Worst-Performing Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios Stocks with negative 6-month performances Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Steven Cohen, Mario G - 7 Of The Worst-Performing Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock price and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios. More...

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Stocks That Are Beating the Market These companies have outperformed Standard & Poor's in the last 12 months Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Keeley Asset Management Cor - Stocks That Are Beating The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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High Predictability Guru Stocks All-in-One Screener ranked companies based on moat, price Chuck Akre,Jim Simons,David Carlson,Ron Baron,Mann - High Predictability Guru Stocks
According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings, and total return since the beginning of the year is positive. At least five gurus are shareholders in the companies. More...

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Insiders Load Up on PolarityTE Directors purchase 28,052 shares combined Jim Simons - Insiders Load Up On PolarityTE
PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ:COOL) directors Michael Beeghley and Jeffrey Dyer purchased a combined total of 28,052 shares of the company between March 28 and April 5. More...

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Global Small-Cap Companies: Asia Gurus are buying these little companies in Asia Jim Simons,Chris Davis - Global Small-Cap Companies: Asia
Small-cap companies are companies with small market capitalizations. Returns for small caps can be large, but volatile. In 2016, the Russell 2000 Value ETF, which tracks small cap stocks, returned 19.48%, beating the 11.96% return in the S&P 500. One year before, however, it declined 5.71%, lagging the 1.38% return in the S&P 500. More...

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Privet Fund Management Loads Up on Synalloy Insider now owns more than 1 million shares Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - Privet Fund Management Loads Up On Synalloy
Privet Fund Management LLC, an investment firm that manages investment partnerships focused on making event-driven, value-oriented investments in small capitalization companies, continues to add to its stake in Synalloy Corp. (NASDAQ:SYNL). More...

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6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value Stocks trading with wide margins of safety Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Chuck Royce, Murray S - 6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months. More...

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7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices Companies with high dividends and poor 1-year performances Jim Simons - 7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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7 Stocks With Growing Book Values Undervalued stocks trading with wide margins of safety JIm Simons, Mario Gabelli, Joel Greenblatt, Jeremy - 7 Stocks With Growing Book Values
The following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the last 10 years. More...

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7 Stocks Beating the Market These companies had great performances over the last 12 months Jim Simons, Frank Sands, Steve Mandel, Steven Cohe - 7 Stocks Beating The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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First Merchants Insiders Trim Holdings in March The stock has gained an estimated 68% in the past year Jim Simons - First Merchants Insiders Trim Holdings In March
Michael Rechin, president and CEO at First Merchants Corp. (NASDAQ:FRME), Director William Hoy and Senior Vice President Stephan Fluhler sold a combined total of 23,918 shares of the company in the month of March. More...

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First Eagle's Investments of the Last 2 Quarters Guru's 3rd- and 4th-quarter purchases First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons,Jeff Ubben,Richa - First Eagle's Investments Of The Last 2 Quarters
First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) is an independent firm with an estimated $97 billion in assets under management. The firm manages a portfolio composed of 334 stocks with a total value of $39.105 billion. In the third and fourth quarters of 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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