Andreas Halvorsen

Last Update: 02-01-2016

Number of Stocks: 63
Number of New Stocks: 23

Total Value: $26,093 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 30%

Countries: USA
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Andreas Halvorsen Watch

  • Halvorsen Buys Over 35 Million Shares in Southwestern Energy

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a Norwegian hedge fund executive and entrepreneur. Halvorsen has shown that he is extremely tough and resilient; upon graduating from the Norwegian naval academy, Halvorsen decided to increase his discipline and went on to become a Norwegian Navy Seal. Halvorsen graduated from Williams College with a degree in economics. He went on to receive his MBA with the highest honors from Stanford in 1990.


    After graduating, Halvorsen began his investment career at Morgan Stanley, where he began working in the investment banking division. Halvorsen was then given a tremendous opportunity to work alongside legendary guru Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) at Tiger Management, where he gained experience and expertise. In 1999, he founded Viking Global Investors LP, which currently manages more than $30 billion in capital for investors.

      


  • 'Tiger Cub' Halvorsen Buys 5th Energy Stock in 1 Month

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), founding partner of Viking Global Investors, bought his fifth energy stock since just the beginning of the year with about 54.8 million shares in Encana Corp. (NYSE:ECA) on Jan. 20 at $3.50 per share.


    The North American energy producer develops diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and NGLs. Encana was formed in 2002 through the merger between Alberta Energy and PanCanadian Energy. The stock has plunged 70% in the past year and is down 23% year to date.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Buys 4th Oil Stake With Gulfport Energy

    Norwegian hedge fund investor Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) took a 7.3 percent stake in Oklahoma-based independent oil and gas company Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) on Jan. 19, according to RealTime Picks.


    Halvorsen’s $30.2 billion Viking Global Investors purchased 7,893,422 shares of the company the day its price closed at $22.47 per share, making the stake’s total cost an estimated $177.4 million. Year to date, the shares have traded up roughly 14% to $27.94 each on mid-afternoon Monday, a positive upswing from their 41% slide for the year 2015.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Invests in Energy Companies

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), founding partner and CIO of Viking Global Investors LP, made two huge new buys in energy companies on Jan. 11.


    The guru purchased 35,515,793 shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN), a Houston-based oil and gas company, for $6.54 per share, and he acquired a 30,853,936-share stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:COG), also a Houston-based oil and gas company, for $16 per share.

      


  • Top Performing Stocks Attracting Guru Investors

    The following are the stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the last 12 months and have been bought by gurus during the last quarter.


    Netflix Inc. (NFLX) has a market cap of $44.47 billion, and during the last 12 months has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 130.5%. Currently, seven gurus are holding the company.

      


  • Netflix, NBC Officers Engage in War of Words


    "The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated." – Alan Wurtzel, NBCUniversal president of research and media development

      


  • Lee Ainslie Gains From Liberty Global But Loses From Axiall

    Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) had some big gains and big losses after selling some holdings in the third quarter. His biggest gains were 33% and 23% from Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) and Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) while his biggest losses were 33% and 30% from Axiall Corp. (AXLL) and Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX).


    He also gained 8% from UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) and lost 18% and 13% from Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and Diamond Resorts International Inc. (DRII).

      


  • George Soros Trims Time Warner Cable and Facebook

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, made 47 reductions in the third quarter. A hedge fund guru, his Quantum Fund is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world.


    The following are Soros' largest reductions during the third quarter.

      


  • Analyzing Amgen's Dividend Hike

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) recently raised its quarterly dividend to $1.00 per share or $4.00 on an annual basis. This way, the stock yields 2.5% if the share price stays at current levels at $158.8. According to GuruFocus, its yield is ranked higher than 88% of the 233 companies in the Global Biotechnology industry. Moreover, it is close to a five-year high.


    What makes possible the dividend hike is the solid financial position. Also, Piotroski F-Score of 8 is 8 is indicating very healthy situation. The company has a history deploying capital through share repurchases and dividends.

      


  • Halvorsen's Investment Makes Broadcom His 5th-Most Valuable Stake

    Health care stocks have the highest weighting – 30% – in Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio so it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of his largest transactions in the third quarter involved health care-related stocks, but his largest deal of the quarter belongs more properly to the second-highest weighted sector in his portfolio, Technology.


    Halvorsen’s most noteworthy third-quarter transaction was the purchase of a 23,568,995-share stake in Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM), an Irvine, California-based semiconductor company, for an average price of $51.45 per share. The acquisition had a 4.65% impact on Halvorsen’s portfolio.

      


  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Loses Position in Swensen's Portfolio

    David Swensen (Trades, Portfolio) has been the chief investment officer of Yale University's endowment fund since 1985. He is responsible for managing and investing the university's endowment assets and investment funds. Here are his most weighted stocks that got new positions or lost their positions in the portfolio during the third quarter.


    During the second quarter Swensen bought 319,273 shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) for an average price of $172.57; in the third quarter he sold his shares for more than its purchase price at $182.41 and gained 6%. The deal had an impact of -16.37% on his portfolio.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Buys Stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) of Viking Global Investors LP bought a stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Hldgs. (NYSE:LH) on Oct. 1.


    Halvorsen, who had more than half a million shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in his portfolio when he sold his stake in the company in 2010, reinvested in the Burlington, N.C.-based health care network operator by buying a 5,398,933-share stake for $110.18 per share. The acquisition had a 2.2% impact on Halvorsen’s portfolio.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Nearly Quadruples Stake in Kite Pharma

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) added 2,011,404 shares to his stake in Kite Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE), a Santa Monica, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company emphasizing cancer immunotherapy products, on Sept. 25. The acquisition nearly quadrupled Halvorsen’s position.


    Halvorsen, a founding partner and current CIO of Viking Global Investors LP, paid $57.02 per share in a deal that had a 0.43% impact on his portfolio. The stock sold for $63.3 per share by the time the market closed on Tuesday.

      


  • Halvorsen Buys Amazon, Sells Out Micron Technology During Q2

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP, which is a global investment firm founded in 1999 and has offices in Greenwich, N.Y., Hong Kong and London and is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


    He manages a portfolio composed of 56 stocks with a total value of $26.47 billion and during the last quarter he increased 20 stakes and reduced 19 of them, bought 18 new stocks and sold out 19 of his existing stakes. The following are the most weighted of the above trades.

      


  • Moody Lynn & Lieberson Top Buys in Second Quarter

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, hedge fund Moody Lynn & Lieberson reported a total value of its portfolio of $628 million, with no substantial changes since the previous quarter. During the quarter, it bought 35 new stocks and increased 72 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.


    It bought shares of Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) with an impact of 2.35% on its portfolio. The company through its subsidiaries and affiliates offers financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. It offers these products and services to individual and institutional customers through proprietary and third party distribution networks. The company's businesses are separated into the Financial Services Businesses and the Closed Block Business.

      


  • Kelly Lawrence W & Associates' Top Buys of Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Kelly Lawrence W & Associates reported a total value of its portfolio of $502 million, with an increase of 8.34% since the previous quarter. During the quarter, it bought 18 new stocks and increased 40 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.


    It bought shares of Colfax Corp (CFX) with an impact of 2.35% on its portfolio. The company designs, manufactures, installs and maintains gas- and fluid-handling products for use in a wide range of markets, including power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other.

      


  • Allergan, Google Among Popular Guru Stocks

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One screener, the following stocks were three of the most popular among the gurus during the past three months.


    Related Article: Stocks Gurus Are Buying - Part I

      


  • Zweig Advisers' Top Buys in the Second Quarter

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Zweig Advisers reported a total value of its portfolio of $696.8 million, which declined 5.43% over the previous quarter.


    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought eight new stocks and increased seven of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.

      


  • M&R Capital Management Buys Allergan in Q2 2015

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund M&R Capital Management Inc, reported a total value of its portfolio of $422.9 million with a increase of $15,000 over the previous quarter.


    During Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought nine new stocks and increased 30 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.

      


  • Carl Icahn Is Not Afraid of the Energy Sector

    Undoubtedly Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the best investors in the world. He founded Icahn Capital LP, which had about $32 billion under management. The investor reported initiating a new stake in Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), a $16.48 billion market cap, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.


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