John Burbank

Last Update: 08-14-2015

Number of Stocks: 196
Number of New Stocks: 94

Total Value: $4,900 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 25%

Countries: USA
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John Burbank Watch

  • Invest in Things That Have Never Happened Before – Hedge Fund Star John Burbank

    Micro or macro. How do you invest?

    Some investors ignore the macro and just focus on specific company fundmentals. These investors are willing to ride the macro events both up and down and trust that things will work out over time.


  • John Burbank Increases His Position in Delta Airlines

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm now manages a portfolio worth more than $3.5 billion. The San Francisco-based firm employs top-down macroeconomics to achieve risk-adjusted returns.

    Last quarter, Burbank increased his position in Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL) by buying 1,581,549 shares. As of June 30, he was holding 1,590,668 shares of the company.


  • Jim Simons Increases His Position in CF Industries

    Renaissance Technologies is one of the most successful hedge funds of current times founded by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio). The firm employs 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.

    Last quarter, the firm increased its position in CF Industries (NYSE:CF) by buying 283,100 shares. As of June 30, Renaissance Technologies was holding 481,850 shares of the company. CF Industries is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products in the world. The company's principal customers are cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors and industrial users. CF Industries' principal nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN). Its other nitrogen products include ammonium nitrate (AN), diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers.


  • Tyson Foods Is a Stable Company Among its Peers

    In this article, let's take a look at Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), a $17.19 billion market cap company. Tyson is one of the world's largest suppliers of beef, chicken, pork, and prepared foods. The firm operates in the food industry, which is highly competitive and is dominated by HJ Heinz (NYSE:HNZ), Kraft Foods (KRFT), General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Kellogg (NYSE:K).

    Ups and downs


  • Guru John Burbank on Fed, Emerging Markets and His 29% Return in July

    Passport Capital's John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) told CNBC about the forces affecting emerging markets and how he returned 29% in July.

  • Spotting Creation of Value - Additions to The List

    In my previous article on Spotting Creation of Value, I listed the number of ways I have personally observed that a company can create value for shareholders over time. I admitted in the article that it is very likely not a complete list. Well, I found this list from a great book called “100 to 1 In The Stock Market” by Thomas Phelps. At the end of the book, Mr. Phelps gave a list of what makes a stock grow, which I think is a great complementary to my list. The bold ones are missing in my list:


  • Praxair Appears to be Trading Undervalued

    Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc has recently initiated a new position on Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) with 30,886 shares.

    The company provides 22 consecutive years of dividend increases and this fact makes me feel bullish on this stock.


  • Delta Air Lines: A Nice Bet for the Remainder of 2015

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) reported Q2 2015 earnings (on an adjusted basis) of $1.27 per share, beating analyst´s estimates of $1.23. Further, higher-than-expected revenues contributed to that earning´s beat. The company reported quarterly revenues of $10.71 billion, beating estimates of $10.63 billion, with growth of 0.75% year-over-year.

    When looking at the bottom-line, net income of $1.48 billion for the quarter increased by 85% year over year, along with diluted earnings per share of $1.83. The airliner benefited from low fuel costs that will probably continue in the next months, with an expectation of fuel costs per gallon ranging from $1.90 to $2.00. This view is also shared by the CEO who said, "significant fuel savings in the September quarter should allow us to produce another record quarter with more than 30% EPS growth," said CEO Richard H. Anderson. We must mention that if we include special items, Delta’s earnings came in at $1.83 per share.


  • Duke Energy Provides Upside Potential

    Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) decreased his position in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) through Renaissance Technologies by 4% to $166.6 million in the company's latest filing, with 2.17 million shares.

    On the other hand, Israel Englander remains bullish on the company as evidenced by its increased position in the company's shares, so let´s try to find the intrinsic value of the stock based on an absolute valuation model and see if we can find an upside potential in this stock. Then, we are going to calculate the same value with the new dividend declared by the company.


  • Why I Still Consider Kroger as a Buy Recommendation

    In this article, let's take a look at the supermarket operator Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) and try to explain if this is an appealing investment opportunity or not, when shares of the company are trading nearly its 52-week high. Shares of the firm closed yesterday at $73.11, amassing a year-to-date return of 13.6%, which I consider attractive when compared to a market benchmark such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). Further, the past September I wrote an article recommending the stock, and I think it has done pretty good, with a 42% return in the period.

    Company’s competitive environment


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