Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 29
Number of New Stocks: 12

Total Value: $254 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 43%

Countries: USA
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Jim Chanos Watch

  • Short Seller Jim Chanos Thinks Either Stock Prices of Major Oil Producers Is Too High Or Oil is Too Low

    Short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) made a killing this year shorting beleagured Brazilian oil producer Petrobras.

    Today he finds it interesting that the larger oil companies haven't sold off much despite the huge drop in oil.  

  • Most-Bought Oil Stocks of Investment Gurus in Q3

    Oil prices that started to dip in June have fallen to five-year lows as the world produces more than expected and uses less than expected, and U.S. shale operations add excess supply to the market. The drop continued on Monday, as U.S. oil stocks fell 3.3% on Monday, to close at $55.91 a barrel.


  • Betting on a Stock While Digital Payment is Growing

    In this article, let's take a look at Visa Inc. (V), a $133.03 billion market cap company, which is the world's largest retail electronic payments network and leading payments brand, providing services to consumers, businesses and governments globally.

    A Market Leader


  • Short Seller Jim Chanos – Petrobras Is A Scheme (Transcript)

    STEPHANIE RUHLE, BLOOMBERG: Jim, we will get to talk about China, but you just left the stage. You have been followed out here by attendees talking about your big idea, Petrobras (PZE). Talk to us.

    JIM CHANOS, FOUNDER, KYNIKOS ASSOCIATES: Well, I guess we’re going to talk about one emerging market situation first. I gave a presentation inside to the Robin Hood folks on an idea we’ve been involved with on and off for the last couple years, but it was timely because of the upcoming election. This Sunday the presidential election in Brazil is occurring, and Brazilian stocks have basically been – been ping pong balls moving every which way based on where people think the presidential election will fall out.


  • The New House Of Money - Jim Chanos

  • Why Starbucks is a Buy

    In this article, let´s consider Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), a $57.14 billion market cap, which has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively overvalued (PE 251.6x vs Industry Median 30.7x).

    So in this article, let's take a look at a model which is applicable to stable, mature, dividend-paying firms and try to find the intrinsic value of the stock. Although the model has a number of characteristics that make it useful and appropriate for many applications, is by no means the be-all and end-all for valuation. The purpose is to force investors to evaluate different assumptions about growth and future prospects.


  • Allergan: A ROE That Has Returned to Acceptable Levels

    In this article, let´s see one of the most important financial ratios applying to stockholders, the best measure of performance for a firm's management: the Return on Equity (ROE), and we are going to analyze it in the case of Allergan Inc. (AGN)

    ROE is calculated as net income applicable to common shares divided by the average book value of common equity: ROE = Net Income / Av. Book Value


  • The Top Net Buys Of The Hedge Fund Gurus

    Now that the second quarter portfolios have been filed with the SEC, I used the GuruFocus S&P 500 Grid to get a look at what the hedge fund gurus have been buying. I prefer to use “net buys” over “buys” because it also factors in what the hedge fund gurus have been selling. When using the S&P 500 Grid, I adjusted the settings to only include the hedge fund gurus and examined the results for both S&P 500 and non-S&P 500 companies. The top results were MasterCard (MA), eBay (EBAY), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Ally Financial (ALLY), Actavis (ACT), and Allergan (AGN).

    MasterCard Inc (MA)


  • Tudor´s Top Second Quarter Stocks

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate on one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Tudor Investment Corporation.

    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio at the end of June. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $1750 million, up from $1736 million disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's total return was 0.8% in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of June, the fund added 330 new positions to its equity portfolio and sold out 354. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 25.42%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the tech and consumer staples sectors.


  • Keurig Green Mountain: The Case For A Copy-Cat Short

    • Einhorn may present new research on GMCR at the next Value Investing Congress in September
    • Multiple ways through which the company can deteriorate
    • Stock is ~20% higher than where Einhorn shorted it & stock market overvaluation provides additional headwind

  • Short Sellor Jim Chanos’ Long Positions: Buys eBay, Cloud Peak Energy, Noble Energy, Sells FXI, Citi

    Renowned short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) just reported his first quarter portfolio. He buys eBay, Cloud Peak Energy, Noble Energy, MasterCard, sells iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF), Citigroup, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Huntington Ingalls Industries, Electronic Arts, iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF), Charles Schwab Corp, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF, Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF, Visa, Arch Coal, Workday, FireEye, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, EOG Resources, Morgan Stanley, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Starbucks Corp during the 3-months ended 03/31/2014, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kynikos Associates LP. As of 03/31/2014, Kynikos Associates LP owns 25 stocks with a total value of $308 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

  • Jim Chanos on Green Mountain Short, China Short, Valeant and Short Selling

  • Jim Chanos on Shorting PCs, Front Running Markets

  • Jim Chanos in Speculative IPOs, Rigged Markets, Shorting Caterpillar

  • Jim Chanos on Shorting Sotheby's, IPOs

  • Stocks Tend to Outperform Bonds but with Greater Risk

    Markets opened higher on Tuesday following a crush on Monday that saw all three major indexes put up at least a 2% loss on the day. Wall Street closed Tuesday with gains: The DJIA closed up 0.47% (advanced 72.44 points, at 15445.24), the S&P 500 closed up 0.76% (advanced 13.31 points, at 1755.20) and the Nasdaq Composite closed up 0.86% (moved up 35.12 points to 4032.08).

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)


  • USG - Bring the Dilution

    The sheetrock manufacturer USG has recently seen a pop in its share price as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) exercised his convertible bonds on the company.  Buffett’s $300 million loan to the company in 2009 came with a convertible price of $11.40 per share.  Confusion has ensued as investors speculators and the media are led to believe Buffett is taking a new stake in the company.  The stake is hardly new and there was very little doubt this option would be exercised especially as it was one of the most lucrative deals Buffett had made during the crisis.

    While this may bring good PR to USG as Buffett now has ever greater control on the business, financially the transaction is a negative to shareholders.  Investors would have been better off had Buffett taken the company’s offer of 105% of the debt he was owed.  Instead Buffett was awarded 21 million new shares and along with Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio)’s conversion the company now has 137 million shares outstanding. 


  • Short Seller Jim Chanos Buys Yelp, Arch Coal Inc, FXI, Sells Deere, Whole Foods Market, Microsoft

    Short seller Jim Chanos must be very bearish right now. He has sold many positions in his long positions, and added only a few. Jim Chanos buys Yelp Inc, Arch Coal Inc, iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF), MasterCard Incorporated, Visa, Inc., sells Deere & Co, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Starbucks, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, Charles Schwab Corp, Apple Inc, United States Natural Gas Fund, LP, McDonald's Corporation, Citigroup Inc, KKR & Co LP, Electronic Arts, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kynikos Associates LP.

    As of 09/30/2013, Kynikos Associates LP owns 22 stocks with a total value of $285 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.  

  • The New Contender and Its Closest Rival

    The heavy machinery industry is seeing the rise of a new contender, as a merger between CNH and Fiat Industrial gave birth to CNH Industrial (CNHI). However, a new company does not mean that old problems will go away. Let us see what the future holds for the recently formed firm, and compare it with its closest competitor, AGCO (AGCO).

    A New Industry Mammoth?  

  • Don’t Get Lost in the Amazon (or Why Should You Bet on eBay)

    Amazon.com (AMZN) is the largest specialty retailer in the web by far. Its market cap of $142 billion is more than double that of its closest competitor, eBay (EBAY), whose market cap reaches $66.5 billion. Other big players in the arena like MercadoLibre (MELI) and Liquidity Services (LQDT) can´t even reach Amazon´s heels, with market capitalizations more than 20 times smaller than the industry’s behemoth.

    Over the past few years it has displaced several segment leaders and is making others, like Best Buy (BBY), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and Sears (SHLD), struggle to keep afloat.  

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ReplyAsawhneyy - 1 month ago
so what.
Buy business not a stock--he is pushing his shorts

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