Lee Ainslie

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 119
Number of New Stocks: 90

Total Value: $6,214 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 36%

Countries: USA
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Lee Ainslie Watch

  • FedEx Is a Long-Term Buy

    In this article let's take a look at FedEx Corporation (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(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.



  • 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  

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