Lee Ainslie

Last Update: 11-16-2015

Number of Stocks: 117
Number of New Stocks: 21

Total Value: $5,836 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 30%

Countries: USA
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Lee Ainslie Watch

  • Pinnacle Foods Agrees to Acquire Boulder Brands After Its Acquisition of Hillshire

    Boulder Brands Inc. (BDBD) has been working to improve lives, and Pinnacle Foods Inc. (PF) recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boulder Brands for $11.00 per share. What are the benefits for both companies?

    Benefits for Pinnacle Foods


  • What's Lee Ainslie's Angle to Buy Into a Pharmaceutical Stalwart Yielding 3%?

    Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder and CEO of Maverick Capital, unsurprisingly located in Dallas. Ainslie started Maverick Capital in 1993 with just $38 million. Today the fund is worth many billions of dollars.

    Ainslie learned investing from the legend Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) at Tiger Management. Ainslie has crushed the market and averaged more than 13% a year from 1995 to 2009. In the 2008 crash his fund lost about 30%.


  • McKesson Officer Sells 101,835 Shares of Company

    McKesson Corp. (MCK) CEO, President and Chairman John Hammergren (Insider Trades) sold 101,835 shares of the company on Oct. 12. The average price per share was $190.51. McKesson is a healthcare service and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run well. The company has a market cap of $44.11 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.24.

    The number and volume of insider sells ranged from 24 to 45, and 724,166 shares to 1,718,598 shares from 2012 to 2015. Despite the nearly 100% increase of month end price in those years, the number and volume of insider sells did not increase accordingly. On average, each insider buy during this period of time amounted to about 30,000 shares. Hammergren sold 2,750,000 shares of the company in 21 transactions since August 2010. His earliest transaction increased about twofold since then. There were no insider buys during this time. 1444860871892.png 1444860878438.png For more information about insider transactions of the company, click here.


  • Lee Ainslie Adds to Stake in Allergan

    Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio), founder and CEO of Dallas-based Maverick Capital Ltd., consults Maverick’s six industry sector heads before reaching conclusions on stocks. Their insights have helped Maverick Capital grow from $38 million when it was founded in 1993 to $10 billion today.

    Ainslie’s most significant second-quarter transaction was his acquisition of 1,143,372 shares of Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN), a pharmaceutical company with offices in Ireland and New Jersey. Ainslie paid an average price of $298.2 per share. The deal had a 5.3% impact on his portfolio and more than tripled Ainslie’s stake in Allergan.


  • Hedge Fund Managers Lee Ainslie, Marc Lasry and Josh Freeman Discuss Portfolio Construction

    Question: When doing investment analysis, do you consider how long a company will be in bankruptcy?

    Marc Lasry: Yes. Our hardest task at Avenue Capital Group is to try to figure out how long a company will be in bankruptcy. We are trying to decide whether we want to invest at the beginning, middle, or end of the process. The time value of the investment affects the return the most. We have experienced situations in which we think the company will be in bankruptcy proceedings for one year, but it turns out to be a five-year bankruptcy because of the number of appeals. If that time in bankruptcy is longer than we expected, our return can suffer.


  • 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.


  • Southwest Airlines Looks Attractive Despite Recent Investigation

    In this article, let's take a look at Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), a $21.73 billion market cap company, which is a major passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the U.S. Some of the largest publically traded companies in the industry include Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL), US Airways Group (NYSE:LCC), JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU), and SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW).

    Drivers and Expectations


  • 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


  • FedEx Is a Long-Term Buy

    In this article let's take a look at FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), the leader in global express delivery services, which provides guaranteed domestic and international air express, residential and business ground package delivery, heavy freight and logistics services.

    Although revenue increased, when compared to the same quarter one year before, it was below the forecast. Also, the company reported weaker earnings than expected from analyst estimates. Earnings of $2.66 per share missed estimates of $2.68. Among the reasons we found were the currency translation and the falling fuel surcharges. After the earnings were released, the stock price plummeted by 3% to $176. In what we consider a five-year period, EPS has grown by 14% annually.


  • Ken Heebner's stocks trading with low P/E

    Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) is the co-founder of Capital Growth Management, which is a privately owned investment manager. It was founded in 1990 and is based in Boston and the firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The firm provides its services to charitable organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, investment companies, and high net worth individuals.

    His portfolio is composed of 67 stocks and 33 of them are new stock bought during the last quarter. The total value of the portfolio is now $3,656 million and the following are the stocks that are trading with lowest P/E ratio and may be attractive for other investors.


  • Lee Ainslie's Undervalued Stocks With Growing Earnings

    Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) is founder and CEO of Dallas-based Maverick Capital. He started Maverick Capital back in 1993 with $38 million. During the last quarter he bought 90 new stocks reaching a total of 119 stock and a total value of $6,214 Mil.

    According to the overall rank of GuruFocus All-In-One Screeners, Allstate Corp (ALL), AmTrust Financial Services Inc (AFSI) and Alleghany Corp (Y) are the most undervalued companies with the most growing EPS during the last 5 years


  • Lee Ainslie's Most Heavily Weighted Trades in Q1 2015

    Founder and CEO of Dallas based Maverick Capital, Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) started Maverick Capital back in 1993 with $38 million. Today, the portfolio is worth $6,214 Mil.

    According to his latest buys’ page, during the Q1 of 2015 he bought 90 new stocks; the following stocks are the ones that had the biggest impact on his portfolio.


  • Larry Robbins' Top Growth Stocks

    Glenview Capital Management, founded in 2000 by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio), is a privately held investment management firm. In its 14th year of operation, Glenview manages approximately $7.4B of assets split between two products: the Glenview Funds (long/short) and the Glenview Opportunity Funds (concentrated, opportunistic). Since inception, the compounded annualized rates of return for the Glenview and GO Funds are approximately 15% and 25%, respectively (through January 2014). Glenview is focused on delivering attractive absolute returns through an intense focus on deep fundamental research and individual security selection. Their investments are primarily focused on the US, with a smaller amount of exposure in Western Europe.  

  • Guru Lee Ainslie Buys Stake in Google in Fourth Quarter

    Guru Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)’s quarterly investment activity is worth observing.

    Ainslie founded Dallas-based Maverick Capital with $38 million in 1993. Today, it is worth $10 billion. He also learned from Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) at Tiger Management so he has plenty of knowledge and experience. In addition to that, though, he has the input of six industry experts employed at Maverick Capital with whom he consults on a daily basis.


  • Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Purchases Yum! Brands During Q4

    The Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) invests at least 80% of its total assets in the Asia region except Japan. As of Dec. 31, the fund had $8.1 billion in assets under management.

    The fund’s portfolio manager is Sharat Shroff, who joined Matthews in 2005 as a research analyst. Shroff also co-manages Matthews’ India, Asia Growth and Asia Focus strategies.


  • Why Soros, Burbank and Cohen Bought this Fairly Valued Stock

    In this article, let's take a look at Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV(NYSE:BUD), a $184.78 billion market cap company that is a brewing company and manages a portfolio of over 200 brands of beer.

    Good dividend yield


  • Ainslie Lives Up to Reputation for Favoring Technology Stocks

    Value investor Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio), the founder and CEO of Dallas-based hedge fund Maverick Capital Management LP, is known for investing in technology stocks. In the third quarter, he bought or sold stock in more than 50 companies, and many were in the technology sector – or, at least, mass media.

    Since its inception more than 20 years ago, Maverick Capital Management has had an average annual return of 11.2%.


  • Investors Could Triple Their Investments in AbbVie

    In this article, let´s consider AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), a $97.38 billion market cap company that is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories.

    Key drivers


  • Stocks Both Insiders and Gurus Are Buying

    The rule of thumb to only invest in companies you understand is one that shouldn’t be ignored. When an investor is familiar with a company or industry, there’s no better way to solidify the choice than to see whether shares are bought by those who understand the company best — the CEO, CFO and other executives, otherwise known as insiders.

    Using GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, I searched for stocks whose insiders have bought at least 10,000 shares, and have at least one guru who has purchased shares in the past two weeks.


  • Caxton Associates Bought this Stock

    In this article, let´s consider Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD), a $180.02 billion market cap. which has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 21.9x vs Industry Median 24.8x).

    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, it 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.


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