John Burbank

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 240
Number of New Stocks: 124

Total Value: $7,069 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 19%

Countries: USA
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John Burbank Watch

  • Hedge Fund Passport Capital Buys Yahoo!, Dollar General Corp, Liberty Global, Sells Qihoo 360, Vipshop, Charter Communications

    Hedge Fund Passport Capital Buys Yahoo!, Dollar General Corp, Liberty Global, Sells Qihoo 360, Vipshop, Charter Communications

    Hedge fund passport capital just reported their third quarter portfolio. The fund is run by John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio), who employs a top-down macroeconomic view to achieve risk-adjusted returns.  

  • John Burbank Decreases Stake in Sungy Mobile By 28 Percent

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) revealed that he decreased his shareholding of Sungy Mobile Ltd. (GOMO) by 28.5% in a filing dated July 17, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    The manager of Passport Capital holds 669,448 shares of the company after the sell. He began reporting the position in the fourth quarter of 2013, when the price averaged around $17. In the last year, the stock is down by 20%, and closed at $10.62 per share on Tuesday. On the day Burbank reported increasing his stake, the stock closed at $10.50 per share.


  • John Burbank Amps up Stake in Chinese Mobile App Company

    Guru John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) of Passport Capital reported a rather sizeable increase in his portfolio earlier this week as reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Burbank is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member of Passport Capital which he founded in 2000. Passport Capital managed approximately $3.9 billion in assets, as of June 30, 2014, and utilizes a combination of macroeconomic analysis, fundamental research and quantitative tools to pick its stocks.

    Burbank made a massive increase to his holdings in the Chinese mobile application company Sungy Mobile (GOMO) on July 17. The guru upped his holdings 328.77% by purchasing 3,079,888 shares of the company’s stock. He bought these shares at around the daily average Sungy price of $10.50 per share, and since his buy the price per share has fallen slightly to $10.38 per share.  

  • Passport Capital's John Burbank - 'It's Possible to Have a Bear Market Here'

  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: TWTR, SFM, IRM, FUEL

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows; Twitter Inc, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc, Iron Mountain Inc, and Rocket Fuel Inc have all reached their 3-year lows.

    Twitter Inc (TWTR) Reached the 3-year Low of $40.05


  • Time Warner: Merging in Times of Profits?

    Last week Time Warner Inc. (TWC)’s CEO Rob Marcus announced that after merely a few months in the position he would be agreeing to sell the company to media conglomerate Comcast Corp. (CMCSA). While the $45 billion deal will largely benefit Marcus, who will receive an $80 million severance payment, the goal behind this merger is for the companies to gain more leverage in negotiations with suppliers and TV-network programmers.

    Although the buyout is yet to be approved, it won’t necessarily hurt current investors, as these will receive 2.875 Comcast shares for each of their Time Warner shares. Thus, some investment gurus like John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) recently bought the company’s stock, hoping to gain profits from the merger. But let’s see how the firm did this past year and what business model Comcast will be taking over.


  • Global Investor John Burbank Buys Twitter, First Gaming REIT, Others in Q4

    According to data released today, John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio), $3.4 billion global investment firm Passport Capital’s founder, introduced 58 new stocks into his portfolio in the fourth quarter, for a total of 141 positions. This portfolio is valued at $2.94 billion, having quarter-over-quarter turnover of 30%.

    Passport’s investing strategy consists of a mix of macroeconomic analysis, fundamental research and quantitative tools.  

  • Starbucks: A Case of Winner Takes All?

    ​There are few names that come to mind when talking about the specialty coffee industry, but Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) is the brand that never fades. The global chain of nearly 20,000 company-owned and licensed stores has held the market leading position in this fast paced and dynamic industry for several years now, and the future prognosis looks promising. The firm’s winning sales combination of coffee, espresso, teas, cold blended beverages, food and accessories has won over both customers and investors alike. The challenge for 2014, however, will be further global expansion and product diversification.

    Reaching Out


  • John Burbank Buys 14% Stake in Mobile App Maker Sungy

    John Burbank reported owning a 6.075 million share stake in Sungy Mobile (GOMO) on Nov. 22, the day the company made its initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. The holding represents 14.4% of the company.

    The China-based company provides mobile Internet products, services, applications and mobile platform development globally. Sungy owns three business: the global business GO series apps, and two domestic businesses called 3G Portal and 3G Book Market. Its GO series apps partner with companies like Google (GOOG), Baidu (BIDU) and Amazon (AMZN) and have over 210 million users in over 200 countries.  

  • Tiffany's Extraordinary Quarter

    Tiffany's (TIF) shares are up by 41% year-to-date (ytd), out-performing the S&P500 index by 11.7%. That said, the jeweler not only is one of the most prominent and valuable luxury brands in the US. Tiffany, which is held by great investors such as Ray Dalio and John Burbank, is also growing sales fast and expanding internationally while expanding its operating margins thanks to the correct strategies taken by its extraordinary management team.

    This time, Tiffany was able to rise earnings fast – comfortably beating consensus estimates - and raised its full year forecast for the second consecutive quarter. Let's take a look and decide whether it makes sense to go long at the current price level.  

  • John Burbank’s Largest Increases of the Third Quarter

    Guru John Burbank of Passport Capital, a near $3 billion global investment firm, reported a rather busy couple of months during the third quarter. The guru is currently averaging a 12-month return of 24.26% and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 21%. The fund typically favors a strategy that is centered on macroeconomic analysis and fundamental research.

    Over the past quarter Burbank purchased 63 new stocks, setting his portfolio holdings at 139 stocks valued at $3.092 billion. The following three companies represent the largest increases John Burbank made to individual stocks over the third quarter. Burbank more than doubled his holdings in each of the following three stocks.  

  • Passport Capital Update - John Burbank Sells BUD, KMI, MDLZ, COL, Others

    Guru John Burbank is averaging a 12-month return of 24.26%. As of the third quarter, his firm, Passport Capital, has a portfolio of 139 stocks, 63 of them new, a total value at $3.09 billion, with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 21%. The portfolio is weighted with top three sectors: ETF, options and preferred at 26.5%; technology at 16.7%; and consumer cyclical at 13.7%.

    Here are four high-impact sells made by John Burbank in the third quarter of 2013, starting with his major reduction of Kinder Morgan Inc., North America’s largest midstream company with around 82,000 miles of oil and gas pipeline. The company reported a third quarter 2013 total net income of $551 million, up from $255 million in the third quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings of per common share for Class P shares were $0.27 for the reporting quarter, down from $0.36 in the same quarter a year ago.  

  • John Burbank's Top 10 Third Quarter Buys

    John Burbank leads Passport Capital, a $3 billion global investment firm founded in 2000. The approach of the firm is to combine macroeconomic analysis, fundamental research and quantitative tools.

    In his third quarter trading decisions, Burbank drove 21% portfolio turnover from the previous quarter, purchasing 63 new stocks. His portfolio contained 139 stocks in total with a combined fair value of $3.09 billion at quarter-end.  

  • Changing Consumption Patterns: Mobile Tech Payments

    Transaction volumes for credit and debit cards and other payment methods depend on consumer spending. Last May, it saw its biggest annual increase in two years and this was great news for companies that are linked to the electronic payments industry.

    Let's take a look at two companies in this highly competitive and mature industry and see which one is doing better and thus stands as the best investment option.  

  • John Burbank's Top Q2 Increases

    During the second quarter Guru John Burbank of Passport Capital flipped around a lot of his stocks. The guru sold out of 51 different companies and added 55 new stocks to his portfolio. According to the guru’s second quarter filings released yesterday, Burbank currently holds 132 stocks valued at over $3 billion.

    The following five companies represent the five largest increases Burbank made to his portfolio during the second quarter.  

  • Passport Capital Unloads EBAY, ADT and More

    Guru John Burbank manages Passport Capital, a global investment firm he founded in 2000. Passport Capital’s recently updated portfolio lists 121 stocks, 44 of them new, with a total value of $2.5 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 32%. The Passport Capital portfolio is heavily weighted in the basic materials sector for 44.9%. According to GuruFocus research, these are the four largest-impact sell outs made by Guru John Burbank in the first quarter of 2013. All trades were made as of March 31, 2013:

    Sold Out: HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC) – Oil & Gas – Refining and Marketing  

  • John Burbank's Top Five Increases of the First Quarter

    Guru John Burbank made his big jump to recognition in the investing world by being one of the prescient investors who profited from the collapse of the housing bubble. In an interview on CNBC earlier this month, Burbank made the claim that he believes that the trend towards defensive and dividend paying stocks is going to last for a minimum of three more years. He also claims that investors are focused on safety and that won’t change soon. Burbank believes that investors should own primarily high-quality U.S. companies.

    During the first quarter, Burbank added 44 new companies resulting in a portfolio consisting of 121 stocks valued at over $2.5 billion. The following five stocks are the five companies that Burbank increased his holdings in the most.  

  • John Burbank’s Top 5 New Stock Buys

    Investor John Burbank, leader of hedge fund Passport Capital, is decisively bearish on global growth, as he expressed in a CNBC interview at the SALT conference May 9. In his expected scenario, he advises:

    “You want to own primarily U.S. companies, you want to own world leaders. Those are more likely to have some growth, liquidity, top governance, dividends, good capital allocation, and they’re not beneficiaries of just global growth. U.S. companies are increasingly spreading round the world, but they don’t need the whole world to grow the way, say, commodity equities do, or even emerging market equities do. “  

  • John Burbank - Not Optimistic About Global Growth

    John Burbank shot to fame by being one of the prescient investors who profited from the collapse of the housing bubble.

    Burbank thinks that equities are a better risk/reward proposition than bonds, but that not all equities are worth the risk.  

  • John Burbank's Top Stocks from Sector He Bet Almost Half of Portfolio On, Basic Materials

    Passport Capital’s John Burbank describes his investment approach as a combination of macroeconomic trend concepts and fundamental analysis of individual companies. He also studies sectors “to identify opportunities resulting from the long term expansion of leading emerging economies, select natural resource scarcity, and the power of networks, brands, and intellectual property common to the technology, consumer, and service sectors.”

    His firm’s implementation of the strategy has delivered an annualized 23 percent return since its inception in 2000. At $3.7 billion in assets under management, Passport focuses primarily on equities, with a portfolio valued at $2.58 billion. Burbank’s latest favorite sector is obvious from a glance at his sector weighting – almost half has gone into basic materials.  

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