Lee Ainslie

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 46
Number of New Stocks: 10

Total Value: $6,840 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 28%

Countries: USA
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Lee Ainslie Watch

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

    In this article, let's take a look at Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV(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. (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 (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.

      


  • I Am Sure This Pharma-Company Suits Your Portfolio

    In this article, let's take a look at AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), a $15.85 billion market cap company, which is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories.


    Humira

      


  • Why Ralph Lauren Should Be In Your Portfolio?

    In this article, let's take a look at 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.


    Reasons to Buy

      


  • Is It CBS’s Time to Shine?

    The reality that the television industry can be one of the most profitable businesses is nothing new. However, properly managing a media conglomerate is more difficult than it appears and only few sharks can swim in that ocean.


    CBS Corporation (CBS) is one of these big fishes. With a combination of radio, outdoor advertising, and the television entertainment segment as its crown jewel, this company has successfully managed the economic recession and losses caused by the strong drop in advertising in 2009, resurging today as one of the most profitable investments in the industry. In fact, investment gurus Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) placed their bets on the media giant last quarter, due to the positive outlook for 2014.

      


  • Discovering This Media Giant’s Power

    In the media industry, a key factor for a company’s success is finding a market niche and exploiting it. Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) has followed that precise strategy and now owns several cable networks available in over 200 countries worldwide. The national and pan-regional networks, distributed through 130 feeds and in 40 languages, have established this media firm in virtually every market. So, let’s take a look at what might have encouraged investment gurus Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) to add more of this company’s shares to their portfolio. 


    Working Through the Niche

      


  • Rising Yields: Bet on Life Insurance Companies

    Generally speaking, life insurance companies have the sixth highest dividend yield of any sector and, unlike other high yielding sectors (think telecoms), they count on a high dividend cover and a low payout ratio. With interest rates poised to raise in 2014, this could be a good moment to start looking at life insurance companies a possible investment idea — higher bond yields and steeper yield curves are a positive for life companies.


    Besides, life insurance companies trade at similar multiples of book value to banks but, on average, they offer superior returns on equity as well as lower regulatory, political and taxation risks. On top of all what was just mentioned, earnings revisions remain very strong but overall analyst's sentiment towards the sector is not yet as positive as It should be expected. Here I take a look at Metlife (MET), which one of the many American insurance companies that should largely benefit from rising bond yields into 2014.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, PACB, CUBI, ARCP, RLYP

    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:

      


  • Citigroup: On the Road to Recovery

    Though sluggish, the U.S. economy is going through a sustained recovery phase. Besides, most U.S. government officials and intellectuals who have direct influence on U.S. economic policy - such as Larry Summers - are convinced about the need for continued monetary and fiscal stimulus. Hence, investing in banks with a broad presence in the U.S. should not be a bad idea, above all when valuations still remain under pressure. Among the so-called “too big to fail” U.S. banks, Citigroup (C), which is held by Leon Cooperman and Lee Ainslie, is my favorite one.

    Even when other banks have surpassed Citi in terms of profitability or financial strength, the combination of US and Latin American exposure, earnings growth and low market valuation makes Citi a great option when you are looking to gain exposure to large capitalization US banks.  


  • Why Beer Could Be the Answer Many Were Looking For

    The beer brewing industry is getting tougher in developed nations as regulations and heavy taxation take their toll on profitability. Hence, firms such as Heineken (HEINY) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) look increasingly to emerging nations, in an attempt to increase their margins. However, these companies have different trajectories and strategies, which will set them apart in the coming years.

    [b]Expansion into Emerging Markets  


  • Maverick’s Tiger Lee Ainslie Sells 20 Companies in First Quarter

    Dallas-based Maverick Capital’s co-founder and CEO Lee Ainslie is of "Tiger Cub" fame, trained early in his career by the incomparable Julian Robertson of Tiger Management. Running the hedge fund since 1993, Ainslie’s recently updated portfolio lists 58 stocks, 19 of them new, with a total value of $7.7 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 40%. According to GuruFocus research, Guru Lee Ainslie sold out holdings in 20 companies in the first quarter of 2013. These five sell-out trades, as of March 31, 2013, made the heaviest impact on his portfolio.

    Sold Out: Avago Technologies Ltd. (AVGO) – Semiconductors  


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: EXPD, ACH, SLT, JCP, MTL

    According to GuruFocus list of three-year lows: Expeditors International of Washington Inc., Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, Sterlite Industries, JC Penney Co. Inc. and Mechel OAO have all recently reached their three year lows.

    Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) Reached the Three-Year Low of $35.37  


  • Guru Early Movers for Monday February 4, 2013

    Markets are under pressure this morning as they try to continue to rally. Specifically, the DOW is meeting some resistance as it tries to move above 14,000 which would complete a 100% move from the lows of the financial crisis.

    Companies will continue to report earnings and give a better picture as to which sectors of the economy are performing well and how certain economies such as China are going to perform in 2013. For example, United Technologies (UTX) mentioned that Asian sales will rise 7% to 8% over the next 10 years on demand for elevators and air conditioners that will go into new skyscrapers. At the same time, UTX declared a dividend of $0.53 per share, bringing its forward yield to 2.38%.  


  • Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: RenRen, Rovi Corp, Advanced Micro Devices, New Oriental Education & Tech Group, Alexander & Baldwin

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

    Renren Inc. (RENN): Down 30% Since Lee Ainslie Bought in the Quarter Ended on 2012-06-30  


  • Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital’s Top 5 Buys in Stellar Year

    Lee Ainslie, founder of Dallas-based Maverick Capital, is rebounding nicely from last year’s almost 15% loss – his second down year in 16, and a year in which global hedge funds lost 8.87% on average. His biggest fund gained 20% through July, according to Bloomberg.

    Ainslie founded Maverick in 1993 with $38 million, after working at Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management Corp., qualifying him along with the rest of the firm’s alumni as a “tiger cub.” Now, Ainslie’s firm has about $9 billion in assets under management.  


  • CEO of JPMorgan James Dimon Buys 500,000 Shares

    Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) James Dimon bought 500,000 shares on 07/20/2012 at an average price of $34.22. The total transaction amount is $17,110,001. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services firm. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a market cap of $129.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.4 with a P/E ratio of 7.6 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of JPMorgan Chase & Co. stocks is 3.5%.

    Aside from CEO James Dimon’s purchase of 500,000 shares, other insiders have decreased their positions in the company recently. Chief Administrative Officer Frank Bisignano purchased a total of 18,000 shares within the past three months, while the executive vice president sold 49,000 shares of the company in April 2012.  


  • Lee Ainslie’s Best-Performing Stocks

    Lee Ainslie is known to be a fairly straightforward kind of guy; he likes to keep his investing nice and simple. This has certainly been the trend with some of his biggest holdings.

    One investment that Ainslie will be sleeping soundly over is Dollar General Corporation (DG). Dollar General Corporation is having a great year and their wins in the market match their success in business. A U.S.- based store chain, it could be said Dollar General has partially monopolized the variety store market. Trading in over 40 U.S. states, Dollar General Corp. operates over 10,000 stores. A far stretch from their humble beginnings as a single store in Kentucky in the '50s, Dollar General’s can now be found in strip malls and neighborhoods all over the U.S. Ainslie might not be concerned about their history, but one thing he will be watching is their future. Dollar General Corporation is currently up 60% overall for the past year.  


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