Andreas Halvorsen

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 58
Number of New Stocks: 17

Total Value: $25,811 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 35%

Countries: USA
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Andreas Halvorsen Watch

  • Andreas Halvorsen Adds New Position to Portfolio

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) of Viking Global Investors LP recently added a new positon to his portfolio of 62 stocks, valued ~$21.8 billion and has a 29% quarter over quarter turnover.


    Halvorsen added 11,535,925 shares of Envison Healthcare Holdings Inc (EVHC) to his portfolio at an average price of $39.31 a share.

      


  • Halvorsen Acquires Stake in Envision Healthcare

    Healthcare stocks are, far and away, guru Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)’s preference. The healthcare sector has a 32.5% weighting in his portfolio, and Halvorsen – the founding partner and chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors – holds several stakes that are linked, directly or indirectly, to healthcare.


    But, until recently, none of his healthcare positions were in the top 10 in his portfolio, and he hadn’t added to his existing holdings in a healthcare-related stock since the fourth quarter of 2014.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Adds to Stake In Sealed Air Corp

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP and currently serves as its CIO. Viking was formed in 1999 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Viking manages two hedge funds invested in equities worldwide. Since starting his firm in 1999, his Viking Global Equities III fund has gained 22% on average per year until March 2009. His largest down period was from September 2001 to March of 2002, when his portfolio was down about 12%.


    The portfolio is composed of 67 stocks, and 27 of them are new stocks. The total value of the portfolio is $21,780 Mil with 29% Q/Q turnover.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Keeps Buying DVA, HLT, ACT

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP and currently serves as its CIO. Viking was formed in 1999 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Viking manages two hedge funds invested in equities worldwide. 


    Prior to founding Viking, Mr. Halvorsen was a senior managing director and the director of equities at Tiger Management LLC. He also worked as an investment banker in the corporate finance and merger departments of Morgan Stanley. Prior to moving to the United States, Mr. Halvorsen graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy and served as a platoon commander on the Norwegian SEAL Team. Mr. Halvorsen received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990 and graduated from Williams College in 1986. Since starting his firm Viking Global in 1999, his Viking Global Equities III fund has gained 22% on average per year until March 2009. His largest down period was from Sept. 2001 to March of 2002, when his portfolio was down about 12%.

      


  • 5 Industrial Stocks Gurus Are Buying

    Last month, the U.S. added 126,000 jobs, and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.5%. Since the jobs figure was well under economist estimates of 248,000 jobs, it’s reasonable to be wary of the performance of industrial stocks. These companies’ are involved in home building, manufacturing, and other activities tied to the state of the economy.


    GuruFocus provides an All-In-One-Screener that can be used to narrow stock choices with more than 150 filters. For this article, we screened for industrial companies headquartered outside the U.S., in which at least five gurus are currently buying as of the fourth quarter. The following are the top five stocks in terms of number of gurus with current positions.

      


  • Analyzing Andreas Halvorsen's Top Tech Holding: Baidu

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. Prior to founding Viking, Halvorsen was a senior managing director and the director of equities at Tiger Management LLC. He also worked as an investment banker in the corporate finance and merger departments of Morgan Stanley. Halvorsen received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990 and graduated from Williams College in 1986. His Viking Global Equities III fund has gained 22% on average per year from 1999-2009.


    His fund has a meaningful stake in Chinese technology giant Baidu (BIDU). As of the last quarter his fund was holding more than 2.89 million shares of the company making it the fund's largest tech position. Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese-language Internet search provider. The company offers a Chinese-language search platform on its website, Baidu.com, to enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, documents and multimedia files, through links provided on its Websites.

      


  • Why Andreas Halvorsen and Ray Dalio are buying this Fertilizer company

    Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) is a corporation organized under the laws of Canada. The company is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity producing the three primary crop nutrients: potash, nitrogen and phosphate.


    Potash operations: The company is the largest producer of potash worldwide by capacity. In 2014, the company's potash operations represented 20% of global potash capacity. The company own and operate five potash operations in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick.

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: IBM, ABEV, ITUB, OXY

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, International Business Machines Corp, Ambev SA, Itau Unibanco Holding SA and Occidental Petroleum Corp have all reached their 3-year lows.


    International Business Machines Corp (IBM) Reached $157.08

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, MDAS, PNNT, MDU, SRV

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


    Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD): Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi bought 27,000 shares

      


  • Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: PBR, NOV, BNS, HES, SLB

    According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought.


    Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR): Down 39% since Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) bought in the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2014

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Focuses On Wayfair In Fourth Quarter

    Wayfair Inc. (W) apparently was guru Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)’s stock of choice in the fourth quarter.


    Halvorsen, a Norwegian-born CEO of Connecticut-based hedge fund Viking Global Investors, made five separate transactions involving Wayfair, a Boston-based ecommerce company, in the quarter, a trend that has continued into January 2015.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen's Trades Of January 2015

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP and currently serves as its CIO. Viking was formed in 1999 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Viking manages two hedge funds invested in equities worldwide.


    Prior to founding Viking, Halvorsen was a senior managing director and the director of equities at Tiger Management LLC. He also worked as an investment banker in the corporate finance and merger departments of Morgan Stanley. Prior to moving to the United States, Halvorsen graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy and served as a platoon commander on the Norwegian SEAL Team.

      


  • A Closer Look at Facebook's Fundamentals

    In this article, let's take a look at Facebook (FB), a $208.22 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest Internet companies, based on users and market capitalization.


    Key Drivers

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Joins Other Gurus in Investing in Alibaba

    A look at the portfolio of Norwegian-born entrepreneur Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), founder and CIO of Viking Global Investors LP, confirms his preference for healthcare stocks – such holdings account for nearly 30% of his portfolio – but, in the third quarter, he – like many of the gurus we follow at GuruFocus – couldn’t resist the temptation to invest in Alibaba (BABA) when the Chinese ecommerce company had its historic IPO in September.


    Halvorsen bought 11,387,526 shares of Alibaba for an average price of $89.95 per share. That purchase had a 4.1% impact on his portfolio.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, SFXE, HTZ, OPK, TRUE

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


    Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD): Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi Bought 53,000 Shares

      


  • Top Is Near For Apple Shares

    Equity markets ended roughly flat on Tuesday as a surprise drop in U.S. consumer confidence numbers offset positive economic growth figures.



    U.S. Q3 GDP came in much higher than expectations at 3.9% – versus the 3.3% analyst expectation and the 3.5% figure from Q2.
      


  • Gurus Invest in Alibaba in Third Quarter

    It has been two months since Alibaba (BABA), a Chinese e-commerce company began selling stock on the New York Stock Exchange, and more than two dozen of the gurus we follow at GuruFocus invested in it in the final two weeks of the third quarter.


    In the aftermath of its IPO, Alibaba was the largest technology listing ever on the New York Stock Exchange, exceeding Facebook (FB).

      


  • How to be a Real Contrarian Investor Like Robert Snow

    Contrarian investors are like sheep herders. They do not follow what the market says to do or what Wall Street is pushing out there as hot ticket stocks the public should take a look at. Instead, they have their own set of guidelines to follow to determine which companies they want to buy stocks from.


    Forbes came up with a set of guidelines that contrarian investors typically follow:

      


  • Guru Bill Ackman Is Having a Very Good Year

    It’s been an extraordinarily good year for guru Bill Ackman, and it isn’t over yet with more than seven weeks left.


    Bloomberg.com reported last week that, although it was a volatile month, Ackman’s hedge fund, Pershing Square International Ltd., gained 0.7% in October, which brought the fund’s annual gains to 33%. A glance at Ackman’s portfolio indicates that this growth has been accomplished with holdings in six companies – Allergan (AGN), Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC), Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PAH), Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW), Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP).

      


  • Ralph Lauren's Stock is Trading at Fair Valuation

    In this article, let's take a look at the intrinsic value of Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), a $13.87 billion market cap company, which designs, markets and distributes men's and women's apparel, accessories, fine watches and jewelry as well as other premium lifestyle products.


    Key Drivers

      


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