Louis Moore Bacon

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 262
Number of New Stocks: 121

Total Value: $2,550 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 38%

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Louis Moore Bacon Watch

  • Louis Moore Bacon Invests in Top Banking Companies

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio), manager of a top New York-based hedge fund, invests in markets using a “global macro strategy.”


    The Moore Capital manager has been considered one of the best traders in the 1900s and has ranked in the top 20 money earners since the 1990s. During the second quarter, Bacon invested in three top U.S. banks: Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).

      


  • High Yield, Strong Returns: Sturm Ruger, Nu Skin Enterprises

    Thanks to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, I highlight stocks that have growing dividend yields with sustainable payout ratios. This sustainability is confirmed by long-term company profitability and a strong financial situation:


    Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) has a dividend yield that during the last five years has grown by 47%. The yield is 1.67% with a payout ratio of 15%. The average ROA of the last five years has been positive, 11.98%, as has the ROE with an average performance of 21.25%.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Invests in Activision Blizzard

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) bought a 715,000-share stake of Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) in the first quarter.


    Activision Blizzard was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. The company is an online, personal computer, video game console, tablet, handheld and mobile game publisher. Activision offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Co. Ltd. (TSE:7974) Wii U and Wii and Sony (NYSE:SNE) Computer Entertainment Inc. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 console systems; PC; the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Dual Screen, and Sony PlayStation Vita handheld game systems and other handheld and mobile devices.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Acquires 574,503 Shares of Bunge

    Louis Moore Bacon invested in a 574,503-share stake in Bunge Ltd. (NYSE:BG) in the first quarter.


    Bunge was founded in 1818 by Johann Peter Gottlieb Bunge in the Netherlands, as an importing/exporting trading firm. Nearly 200 years later Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations across the globe.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Sells JPMorgan, Pfizer

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. Bacon has been in the top 20 of Top 100 money earners since the 1990s. He is considered one of the top 100 traders of the 20th century, and the following are his most heavily weighted trades during the fourth quarter of 2015.


    He reduced his stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) by 48.88%, and the deal had an impact of -2.15% on the portfolio.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Significantly Ups Stake in Citigroup

    Guru Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is a North Carolina native who attended Middlebury College where he received a degree in American Literature. During the summer after graduating from Middlebury, Bacon landed a job working on a fishing boat. While working on the sea, Bacon ran into some serendipitous luck when he met Walter Frank, who offered Bacon an opportunity to work for Walter N. Frank & Co. as a clerk during his summer years of college. It was at this time that Bacon started to learn the fundamentals of investing.


    Bacon later went on to graduate and receive his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1981. Then in 1989, Bacon continued to gain momentum and used his middle name to found Moore Capital Management, which he continues to own and operate today.

      


  • Investment in Ctrip.com Tops Bacon's 4th-Quarter Transactions

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio), manager of New York-based Moore Capital Management, invested in 132 new stakes in the fourth quarter. His most noteworthy transaction was the purchase of a 1.9 million-share stake in Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), a Shanghai-based provider of travel services, for an average price of $46.1 per share.


    The acquisition had a 2.74% impact on Bacon’s portfolio.

      


  • Jim Simons and Louis Moore Bacon Upped Stakes in Delta Airlines - Should You?

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) operates in the airline industry, which is comprised of companies engaged in air transportation of passengers. While there are three categories in the industry — international, domestic and regional carriers — Delta provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the U.S. and internationally and operates through two segments, airline and refinery.


    The industry

      


  • Lee Ainslie Gains From Liberty Global But Loses From Axiall

    Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) had some big gains and big losses after selling some holdings in the third quarter. His biggest gains were 33% and 23% from Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) and Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) while his biggest losses were 33% and 30% from Axiall Corp. (AXLL) and Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX).


    He also gained 8% from UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) and lost 18% and 13% from Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and Diamond Resorts International Inc. (DRII).

      


  • Hotchkis & Wiley Invests in International Paper, Packaging Corp. of America and Eaton

    Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC made a dozen new buys in the third quarter.


    Hotchkis & Wiley was founded in 1980 by John Hotchkis and George Wiley. They shared the belief that discipline and independent analysis are the keys to finding undervalued securities that have the potential for appreciation. For more than 35 years, Hotchkis & Wiley has been managing value portfolios for institutional and individual investors. Following are the stocks that got new positions in the portfolio during the third quarter.

      


  • Prices Go Up for Some New Positions in Sarah Ketterer’s Portfolio

    Seven stocks got new positions in Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s portfolio in the third quarter.


    Ketterer has been the chief executive officer of Causeway Capital Management since June 2001. She focuses on global equities: International, global and emerging markets. She and her team begin with a screen of both large and mid-sized companies in the developed international markets.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon's Largest 3rd Quarter Trades

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. He is the manager of a leading New York City-based hedge fund, Moore Capital Management.


    During the third quarter, he increased several of his stakes, and the following are the ones with the highest increase.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Acquires More Than 1.5 Million Shares of JPMorgan Chase

    Widely respected trader Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) has ETFs as the most heavily weighted sector in his portfolio – and an ETF was among his largest trades of the third quarter – but his most significant activity was in sectors that have less of a presence in his portfolio.


    Bacon’s most noteworthy third-quarter transaction was his acquisition of a 1,529,467-share stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), a New York-based banking and financial services company, for an average price of $65.57 per share. The deal had a 4.39% impact on Bacon’s portfolio.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Cuts Stakes in Amazon, Facebook Well Above Purchase Prices

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) was born in 1956 and is an American hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. Bacon has been in the top 20 of the top 100 money earners since the 1990s.


    The following are the stakes that Bacon reduced in the third quarter.

      


  • Bill Nygren Cuts Stake in Omnicom Group More Than 40%

    Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) is portfolio manager of the Oakmark Fund, which is a diversified fund that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in larger capitalization U.S. companies. The following are the stakes that Nygren reduced in the third quarter.


    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

      


  • Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings and General Electric Among Douglas C. Lane´s Top Three Stocks

    Douglas C. Lane & Associates Inc. (DCLA®) is a registered investment advisory firm based in New York City. It manages approximately $4 billion of capital of high net worth families, trusts, pensions, endowments, foundations and institutions.


    It disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $3.5 billion as of the end of the third quarter. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Industrials (22%), Technology (17%) and Consumer Discretionary (17%) stocks. Douglas C. Lane’s last 13F filing showed that the fund raised its exposure towards financials but reduced his holdings in the health care sector.

      


  • Financial Sectors Top Popular Industries Among Gurus

    With an interest rate hike likely on the horizon, financial stocks are booming among the gurus according to GuruFocus’ Industry Trends feature. This page ranks industries by net buys, or the number of new holdings minus the recent sell-outs of related stocks.


    The top three sectors by net buys as of the second quarter are banks, asset management and brokers and exchange-related companies.

      


  • A Look at Weyerhaeuser's Intrinsic Value After a 6.9% Dividend Hike

    In this article, let´s take a look at Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), which has raised, in past days, its quarterly dividend to $0.31 from $0.29 a share. This way, the stock yields 4.4% if the share price stays at current levels. The hike reflects Weyerhaeuser´s policy of returning value to shareholders and help to continue with a good dividend growth, the company more than doubled the dividend rate since 2011.


    New position

      


  • Hedge Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman's Move on Global Snack Food Company

    Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) jumped more than 7% in premarket trading after activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) said he would pay approximately $5.5 billion for a 7.5% stake in the maker of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, buying about 120.3 million shares.


    The $74.59 billion market cap company also has another activist as a major shareholder: Nelson Peltz´s Trian Partners held 48.02 million shares valued at $1.73 billion at the end of March.

      


  • Mondelez's EPS Decline on Sluggish Sales

    In this article, let's take a look at Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), a $73.48 billion market cap company, which is a global snack food company.


    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who focuses on a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. This strategy focuses on indices, currencies, commodities and other asset classes based on expectations about specific markets and asset classes. They had their second consecutive month of net inflows in May. Although funds for $1.6 billion were added during the month, it was not enough to bring the flows to positive territory considering the entire year.

      


  • Sealed Air's Positive Earnings Surprise

    In this article let's take a look at Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE), a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of food and protective packaging materials and systems.


    52-week high

      


  • UBS Trims Tesla's Price Target and Downgrades Rating

    UBS analyst Colin Langan downgraded the rating on Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) from Neutral to Sell. Additionally, the price target was lowered from $220 to $210.


    According to the UBS report, "The stock has jumped +40 percent since the anticipation of the storage announcement; however, our analysis indicates that TSLA's current planned 15GWs of storage capacity may be larger than the market in 2020."

      


  • St. Paul-based Ecolab's Recent Acquisition Extends Reach in China

    In this article, let's take a look at Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), a $33.43 billion market cap company, which is a leading worldwide marketer of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services for the foodservice, food processing, hospitality, health care, industrial and oil and gas markets.


    Strategic acquisitions in China

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Buys Stakes in Signet Jewelers, Amazon.com

    Hedge fund manager Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) follows a global macro strategy when making his investments and, for the last couple of decades, he has been ranked among the top 20 money earners. In 2009, when the economy was reeling, Moore Global Investments recorded returns exceeding 20%.


    Bacon made 166 new buys in the first quarter of 2015. His most significant purchase was Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG), a Bermuda-based specialty retail jeweler. Bacon bought 250,000 shares of Signet Jewelers for an average price of $123.89 per share. The transaction had a 0.77% impact on his portfolio.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon's Winning Bet on Walt Disney

    In this article, let's take a look at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), a $193.04 billion market cap company, which is a media and entertainment conglomerate that has diversified global operations in theme parks, filmed entertainment, television broadcasting and consumer products.


    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. Bacon has been at the top 20 ranking of Top 100 money earners since the 1990s, and he is considered one of the top 100 traders of the 20th century.

      


  • Andreas Halvorsen Sells More Than Half of His Stake in Valeant

    Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), founding partner and chief executive officer of Connecticut-based Viking Global Investors, is one of the top-earning hedge fund managers. After Halvorsen started Viking Global in 1999, the hedge fund gained 22% on average annually for the next decade.

    Halvorsen’s most significant transaction in the first quarter was his sale of a portion of his stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (NYSE:VRX), a pharmaceutical company from Montreal. Halvorsen sold 5,018,664 shares, more than 55% of his stake, for an average price of $177.4 per share. The deal had a -3.32% impact on Halvorsen’s portfolio.  


  • Skyworks Solutions Tops Highest-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

    U.S. stocks are currently in the third-longest bull market in history, trailing the upswing from 1949 to 1956 which lasted 2,607 days, and the longest-running bull market from 1987 to 2000, which ended with the burst of the tech bubble.


    Though investors may find equities to be overvalued, many stocks in the S&P 500 still saw prices increase more than 50% over the past year. The All-In-One-Screener can be used to sort the S&P 500 companies by the price change in the past 52 weeks to find the top-performing stocks.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon increases position in Roper Industries

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is considered one of the top 100 traders of the 20th century. With an estimated net worth of around $1.7 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as one of the richest people in the world. He is the manager of a leading New York City-based hedge fund, Moore Capital Management.


    Last quarter, Louis Moore Bacon initiated a position in Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP) by buying 27,550 shares. As of March 31, 2015, he was holding 36,000 shares of the company.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Initiates Position in Keurig Green Mountain

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is considered one of the top 100 traders of the 20th century. With an estimated net worth of around $1.7 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as one of the richest person in the world. He is the manager of a leading New York City-based hedge fund, Moore Capital Management.


    Last quarter, Louis Moore Bacon initiated a position in Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) by buying 28,200 shares. Louis is not alone in his bullish stance on the company. The company is also seeing insider buying, and the company's director Susan Kilsby and Norman Wesley bought 5,000 shares each on May 12, while another director Michael Mardy bought 1,000 shares on May 15.

      


  • Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting on a Dollar Drop; Should You?

    In this article, let's take a look at one of the most important financial variables in the world, the dollar, following the bet against that currency by Charlie Chan, a former Credit Suisse Group AG proprietary trader, who now runs his own hedge fund.


    According to Bloomberg, Mr. Chan said his Splendid Asia Macro Fund has returned more than 8% this year, adding to its 18% gain in 2014. So, let´s take a look at his opinions and moves.

      


  • Why Several Hedge Fund Managers Initiated a Position in Alcoa

    In this article, let's take a look at Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), a $15.79 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest producers of aluminum and alumina.


    Aerospace and Auto Industry

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon's Top 5 Stock Buys of Q4

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of the New York-based hedge fund Moore Capital Management LP who uses global macro strategies to invest. Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.75 billion as of March 2015.


    At the end of the fourth quarter, Moore purchased 71 new stocks, for a total of 305 names listed in his portfolio and 33% turnover from the same quarter last year. The top sectors represented in his $3.2 billion portfolio are ETF, options and preferred at 29.7%; Consumer Cyclical at 16.8%, Financial Services at 13.2% and Industrials at 10.2%.

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon Upped Stake in a Snack Food Conglomerate

    In this article, let's take a look at Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), a $57.17 billion market cap company, which is a global snack food company.


    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who focuses on a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. This strategy focuses on indices, currencies, commodities, and other asset classes based on expectations about specific markets and asset classes. The firm had its second consecutive month of net inflows in May. Although funds for $1.6 billion were added during the month, it was not enough to bring the flows to positive territory considering the entire year.

      


  • Rite Aid´s Strategic Acquisition

    In this article, let's take a look at Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), a $7.74 billion market cap company, which operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States.


    Strategic move

      


  • These Hedge Funds Are Looking for an Impressive Alpha

    In this article, let's take a look at the process of determining the value of an asset, refer as valuation. There are several approaches (absolute valuation models, relative valuation models and the method of comparables), and the analyst´s ability is crucial in this process. If the analyst has a complete understanding of the characteristic of the asset, what he is determining is the intrinsic value of the asset.


    If the efficient market theory exists, then the best estimation of the intrinsic value of a security is its price. But we all know that stock prices are not perfectly (informationally) efficient, so the trading price diverges from the intrinsic value; this is called mispricing. And here the ability of the analyst to produce positive risk-adjusted return, sometimes called abnormal return or alpha, is crucial.

      


  • This San Diego-Based Chipmaker Looks Attractive

    In this article, let's take a look at Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), a $121.62 billion market cap company, which designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.


    Dividend hike

      


  • Why Are Home Depot's Shares Up?

    In this article, let's take a look at The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD), a $151.87 billion market cap company that is the world's largest home improvement retailer. The company operates a chain of more than 2,200 retail warehouse-type stores, selling a wide variety of home improvement products for the do-it-yourself and home remodeling markets.


    Dividend hike and share repurchase program

      


  • BorgWarner Has the Ability to Avoid Short Term Cash Problems

    In this article, let's take a look at BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA), a $13.99 billion market cap company, which is a leading supplier of highly engineered components and systems for automotive drive train applications.


    Liquidity and Debt Levels

      


  • A Stock Having a Consistent Revenue Growth

    In this article, let's take a look at Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), a $12.5 billion market cap company, which is a company develops and deploys solutions designed to accelerate, improve and secure the delivery of Internet content and applications.


    Several Acquisitions

      


  • Betting On an Oil-Field Services Giant's Dividend Hike

    Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), the $104.65 billion market cap company that reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations. Further, the company said it will raise its dividend by 25%, paying 50 cents a share on next April 10. So now, in this article let's take a look at the intrinsic value and try to compare it with the current stock price.


    Dividend policy

      


  • Should You Buy This Stock or Wait?

    In this article, let's take a look at Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI), a $26.39 billion market cap company that owns, operates and manages wireless communications sites and broadcast transmission networks.


    Smartphones

      


  • Another Perfect Fit for Dividend Investors

    In this article, let's take a look at PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), a $22.97 billion market cap company that provides electric utilities in Pennsylvania and Kentucky and also owns utilities in the U.K.


    Generating business

      


  • Bacon Continues to Pursue Global Macro Strategy

    Regarded by many as one of the top traders of the 20th century, hedge fund manager Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) prefers a global macro investment strategy, and there is a generous mix of international stocks in which he traded during the third quarter.


    Moore Global Investments, the firm he founded in the wake of the success of Moore Capital Management, a leading New York City-based hedge fund, had a return of 20.6% in 2009. It slumped to 3% in 2010 and has struggled in 2014. Nevertheless, his transactions in the third quarter show his continued interest in international companies.

      


  • I think Zimmer Will Outperform S&P 500 Performance

    In this article, let's take a look at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH), a $19.38 billion market cap company, spun off by Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) in August 2001; and manufactures orthopedic reconstructive implants, fracture management products, and dental implants.


    Leader position

      


  • EMC Increases its Focus on Software

    In this article, let's take a look at EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), a $60.82 billion market cap company that is one of the world's largest suppliers of enterprise storage systems.


    Cash is King

      


  • Although Competition Is Increasing, PetSmart Will Outperform

    In this article, let's take a look at PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM), a $7.8 billion market cap company that operates more than 1,300 pet stores in the U.S. and Canada, offering pet food, supplies and services.


    Strategic initiative

      


  • Investing Is Not About Gambling

    In this article, let's take a look at Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), a $51.14 billion market cap company, which operates casinos in Las Vegas; Macau, China; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Singapore.


    Sands China

      


  • You Should Follow Citadel´s Top Stocks for an Attractive Expected Return

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Citadel Advisor LLC from Kenneth C. Griffin, a Chicago-based investment firm.


    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio, as at the end of last year. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $53.6 billion, up from $49.2 billion disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the equity market change value in the last quarter was $2.2 billion. The filing revealed that the fund added 475 new positions to its equity portfolio, and sold out of 459 other companies. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 7%.The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the consumer staples sector (1%) and technological stocks (minus 2.1% each).

      


  • Ralph Lauren's Stock is Trading at Fair Valuation

    In this article, let's take a look at the intrinsic value of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: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.


    Key Drivers

      


  • Is This a Good Time to Invest in Oil Stocks?

    Gas prices have been dropping since summer. In many places in the United States, the price has been below $3 a gallon for several weeks, but last week the price finally dropped below $3 in places where it always seems to be highest. In some places, the price of a gallon of gas is closer to $2.50, and it doesn’t seem to have bottomed out.


    Consumers grew accustomed to $100-plus price tags for barrels of oil; crude oil prices currently are around $80 a barrel and still dropping. Oil futures for December delivery were at $77 on Tuesday, the lowest in more than three years, and oil prices struggled even more after the announcement of Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut prices for customers in the United States.

      


  • 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

      


  • Reasons Why Ralph Lauren Has Done Well Enough in the Past

    In this article, let's take a look at Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), a $14.15 billion market cap company that designs, markets and distributes men's and women's apparel, accessories, fine watches and jewelry as well as other premium lifestyle products.


    Past and bright future

      


  • A Stock Whose Trading Price Accurately Reflects its Intrinsic Value

    In this article, let´s consider General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), a $256.07 billion market cap that has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 20.0x vs Industry Median 22.5x). So now let´s see some drivers of this company, which sells products ranging from jet engines and gas turbines to consumer appliances, railroad locomotives and medical equipment.


    Key drivers

      


  • AES Corporation Reduces Its Risk

    In this article, let's take a look at The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), the world's largest independent power producer, which produces and distributes electricity in international and domestic markets.


    Diversification

      


  • Time Warner Is Trading at Almost Half of Its Intrinsic Value

    In this article, let´s consider a giant that went public a decade ago, Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). The $66.41 billion market cap, has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 16.6x vs Industry Median 30.1x).


    So in this article, let's take a look at a model that 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.

      


  • Hedge Fund Managers Greenblatt and Soros Are Betting On Mead Johnson Nutrition

    In this article, let's take a look at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN), a $18.56 billion market cap company that manufactures, distributes and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition and other nutritional products.


    Attractive markets

      


  • KLA Tencor is a Key Player in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process

    In this article, let's take a look at KLA Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC), an $11.26 billion market cap company, which is the world's leading manufacturer of yield monitoring and process control systems for the semiconductor industry.


    Vast experience

      


  • A Global Leader in the Cleaning and Sanitation Industry

    In this article, let's take a look at Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), a $33.12 billion market cap company that is a leading worldwide marketer of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services for foodservice, food processing, hospitality, health care, industrial and oil and gas markets.


    Strategic acquisitions

      


  • Cameron International: A Leading Supplier of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Systems

    In this article, let's take a look at Cameron International Corp (NYSE:CAM), a $13.65 billion market cap company, which is a leading international manufacturer of oil and gas blowout preventers, flow control valves, surface and subsea production systems and related oilfield services products.


    Main drivers

      


  • Red Hat: The Face of Linux

    In this article, let's take a look at Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT), a $10.95 billion market cap company, which is a leading provider of Linux operating systems for enterprises, and related middleware and virtualization software offerings.


    Business Strategy

      


  • Ralph Lauren Plans to Expand Abroad

    In this article, let's take a look at Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), a $15.25 billion market cap company, which is a company that designs, markets and distributes men's and women's apparel, accessories, fine watches and jewelry as well as other premium lifestyle products.


    One-man show

      


  • Mondelez: An Example of a Great Brand Portfolio

    In this article, let's take a look at Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), a $59.66 billion market cap company which produces snack foods.


    Impressive Portfolio

      


  • Paulson, Mindich and Soros Bought Covidien; Should You?

    In this article, let's take a look at Covidien PLC. (NYSE:COV), a $41.12 billion market cap company, that develops, makes and distributes medical devices and supplies and other health care products.


    The deal

      


  • James Barrow Has Sold This Stock

    In this article, let´s consider L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL), a $9.48 billion market cap, which has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 13.0x vs Industry Median 20.8x).


    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.

      


  • Despite Regulation, Transparency and Competition, Aetna Looks Competitive in the Industry

    In this article, let's take a look at Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), a $29.05 billion market cap company that offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services.


    Membership base

      


  • You Should Feel Protected With This Stock in Your Portfolio

    In this article, let's take a look at The ADT Corporation (NYSE:ADT), a $6.45 billion market cap company, which is believed to be the largest provider of electronic security, interactive home automation and related monitoringservices in its two geographic markets of the U.S. and Canada.


    New markets

      


  • I Am Sure This Pharma-Company Suits Your Portfolio

    In this article, let's take a look at AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: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

      


  • An Amazing Chemical Company (and more)

    In this article, let's take a look at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD), a $60.34 billion market cap company, which is a broadly diversified company and is the second-largest U.S. chemicals manufacturer.


    Great portfolio

      


  • Adobe´s Business Model Looks Good

    In this article, let's take a look at Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE), a $35.58 billion market cap company that provides a line of software and services used by marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers. The company markets and licenses its software to enterprise customers through its sales force and to end users through app stores and its website.


    Pricing model

      


  • LabCorp: A Leading Independent Diagnostic Laboratory

    In this article, let's take a look at Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs (NYSE:LH), a $9.07 billion market cap company, which is a clinical laboratory organization that offers a broad range of clinical tests through a national network of laboratories.


    Key drivers for growth

      


  • Oracle Continues to Be One the Most Profitable Business-Software Company

    In this article, let´s see one of the most important financial ratios applying to stockholders, the best measure of performance for a firm's management: the Return on Equity (ROE), and we are going to analyze it in the case of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), the leading provider of enterprise technology solutions, offering software, services and hardware.


    ROE is calculated as net income applicable to common shares divided by the average book value of common equity: ROE = Net Income / Av. Book Value

      


  • Lockheed: A Buy According to Absolute and Relative Valuation Models

    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), a $50.37 billion market cap company that is the world's largest military weapons manufacturer, has a P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (16.5x vs 22.1x of industry mean). 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, 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.


    Valuation

      


  • Interpublic Group: Few Reasons to Be Long

    In this article, let's take a look at Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE:IPG), this global advertising holding company, which has experienced a share price uptrend since April. Moreover, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock has solid fundamentals that may drive the stock upward in the future.


    The Largest Acquisition

      


  • The Financial Stocks Gurus Are Buying Now

    This week, well-known value managers Oakmark Funds issued a report outlining the rationale for their outsized investments in U.S. banks, in spite of the negative press the institutions have received for over six years since the financial crisis. “The short answer,” they wrote, “is we find their risk profiles are much improved, along with management (where needed), and the valuations are quite attractive.”


    Oakmark also noted that many investors are unnecessarily gun-shy of banks since the financial crisis, but that the landscape has changed so dramatically that former fears are unwarranted. Improved balance sheet quality, tighter underwriting standards, growing earnings, and better management teams characterize the banks of today. And there is still much room for improvement. Oakmark writes:

      


  • James Barrow’s Silent Offshore Oil & Gas Pick

    Sometimes it seems as if companies do everything within their power not to make the news. The case can be made for many businesses involved with environmental disasters, management corruption, or plain poor overall performance. Noble (NYSE:NE) fits, however, in neither category. Most surprisingly, James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) increased his share in the company after deciding to give the energy sector a bigger piece of his portfolio. Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is another guru who sees prospects for growth in the firm and followed suit increasing his share. Richard Perry (Trades, Portfolio) and Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio), however, followed Renaissance Technologies dropping of the stock. Last, given the recent drop on stock face value, there is a potential chance for taking advantage of a cheap entry point for a long-term investment.


    Keeping Up with Standards

      


  • This Fund Closed in a Positive Terrain as Boeing Continued Its Uptrend

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into T Rowe Price Group Inc. in which Brian Charles Rogers serves as chief investment officer.


    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio, as at the end of last year. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $436.5 billion, up from $400 billion disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's total return was 9.1% in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of last year, the fund added 133 new positions to its equity portfolio, and sold out of 108 other companies. The top 10 portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 13.21%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the industrials sector (0.6%) followed by health care and technology (around 0.2% each).

      


  • Moore Capital Management's Largest Position in the Largest Player in the Networking Space

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Moore Capital Management LP from Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio), the hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. Bacon has been in the top 20 ranking of top 100 money earners since the 1990s.


    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio, as at the end of last year. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $4.1 billion, up from $2.48 billion disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's total return was 67.4% in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of last year, the fund added 137 new positions to its equity portfolio, and sold out of 120 other companies. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 33.93%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the industrials sector (2.9%) followed by financials and utilities stocks (around 1.5% each).

      


  • Uranium: No Explosive Gains, but It’s Worth Going Nuclear

    The global energy market will need to expand, there’s no doubt about that. In a context in which fossil fuels are each day becoming scarcer, nuclear energy is increasingly appearing as a new alternative for many economies. Meanwhile, in the same way as oil and gas reserves are constantly being reduced, the world is also running out of uranium. Summing things up — an augmenting demand for uranium combined with a shrinking supply — the price of uranium should (ceteris paribus) go up.


    Of course, this is good news for uranium producers. Hence, it is good news also for stockholders of these companies. At first glance, they shouldn’t have anything to lose. But of course there are producers that will be able to outperform others. A company I consider will be in full capacity to grasp the advantages of the market is Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ), the largest uranium producer worldwide. Other options which I believe could also be good bets are Denison Mines Corp (DNN) and Ur Energy (URG), although their financials do suggest that Cameco should be a better option.

      


  • Will This Pricey Travel Agent Outgrow Its Competition?

    In the highly fragmented travel market, having the reputation of a reliable agent with attractively priced and popular products, can put you ahead of the industry competition. Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP) is one of these cases, offering its travel service in the Chinese market. Over the past decade, this company has served as a consolidator for hotel reservations and air ticketing transactions, apart from offering package tours and corporate travel. Several investment gurus, including Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio), have recently acquired this firm’s stock shares, possibly looking for a long term profit generator.


    A Strong Brand, in a Competitive Market

      


  • Cisco: An Undervalued Stock with a Terrific Future

    Few companies in the IT sector inspire as much confidence in shareholders as Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), the leading supplier of software and data networking. The firm produces everything from routers to switches, and offers clients network-management software designed specifically for data communication amongst distant networks. It is one of the most traded companies among investment gurus, and currently enjoys the backing of John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio), Ronald Muhlenkamp (Trades, Portfolio), and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio). So, let’s take a look at this industry giant and see why it might be a stock worth purchasing for 2014.


    Scale Advantages and High Switching Costs

      


  • Largest CEO Buys of the Past Week

    Over the past seven days we’ve seen several large insider buys as well as several coming from the companies’ CEOs. It is interesting to note when a CEO, or even a CFO, buys because these insiders supposedly have the most intimate knowledge of their company's workings.

    The following three CEOs each come from various sectors of the market, but they each reported insider buys with transaction amounts valued at over $100,000.  


  • Nuance Seems to Be Icahn's Most Innovative Company

    On Dec. 4, Carl Icahn added Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for the sixth time in the last five months. Nuance provides speech, imaging and keypad solutions for businesses, organizations and consumers worldwide. Let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity.

    Next-Generation Dragon Drive  


  • Louis Moore Bacon’s Prolific Selling in Review

    The stocks bought by Louis Moore Bacon over the past 12 months averaged a return of 21.25%. As of the third quarter, the portfolio of Moore Capital Management LP lists 348 stocks, 171 of them new, a total value at $4.70 billion, with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 28%. The portfolio is weighted with top three sectors: ETF, options, preferred at 37.5%, financial services at 17.9%, and consumer cyclical at 13%.

    In the third quarter, Bacon reduced or sold out around 120 companies. After eight quarters of gains, Bacon sold out Yum! Brands Inc., an international go-getter in the fast food restaurant business with brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Yum! Brands has around 40,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries. With revenue of more than $13 billion last year, Yum! Brand Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, ranked #201.  


  • Cracking the Billionaire Code – Three ETFs

    If a stock name sounds more like spy code, is difficult to read and even harder to say, you may be in the mysterious dimension of exchange traded funds where those who know know and those who don’t never will. The typical lack of information about exchange traded funds does not deter the billionaire investors from buying these shares. In fact, Guru Ray Dalio holds more than 80 million shares of EEM, comprising 27.3%% of his total managed assets.

    Last week GuruFocus covered PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ), iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM (VXX) and iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index ETF (FXI). Read the full story here. This week we are sleuthing three more of the top ten exchange traded funds, including Market Vectors ETF Trust (GDX), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx ETF (EEM) and iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM).  


  • Futuristic Nuance Communications - Who’s In? Icahn and Others

    One zealous billionaire stakeholder like Carl Icahn makes you wonder who else is into Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), its numerous speech recognition products and its visionary mobile advertising format intended to allow people to “converse” with their favorite product brands.

    One of the “first responders” to the unveiling of Nuance’s Voice Ads was Guru Carl Icahn who made a new buy of 29,329,291 NUAN shares back in March when the stock price was around $19.50 per share. Since that time, Icahn remains the top stakeholder with 16.58% of shares outstanding. He continues to enlarge his position, increasing by 727.59% as of June 30, 50.27% as of Aug. 7, and most recently adding 2.84% to his position as of Aug. 29, 2013. Icahn now holds 52,437,750 shares. As of the end of second quarter, he averaged a loss of 4% on 31,547,631 shares bought at an average price of $19.84.  


  • 5 Highly Predictable Mid-/Large-Caps with ROC Over 15%

    Looking for mid-, or large-cap stock research ideas? Then give Gurufocus' All-in-One Screener a try. It makes it simple to filter through the universe of stocks matching many criteria.

    My preference is to search for companies with predictable and stable business models. Since I believe companies with this characteristic are fertile hunting grounds to look for moats, or moats in-the-making, I use Gurufocus' Predictability Rating to help me look for this trait (read a full description here) . Additionally, I like companies with low, or no, debt (especially if they're small); have high returns on capital, and are growing sales, EBITDA, and earnings at double-digit clips. The screen parameters were:  


  • Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: SD, OI, BGC, LAZ, BTU

    Last week’s top five guru bargain stocks were SD, OI, BGC, LAZ, and BTU. According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought.

    SandRidge Energy (SD): Down 27% Since Murray Stahl Bought In the Quarter Ended on 2011-06-30  


  • Wednesday Value Overview

    Stocks started the day flying high, and trimmed much of those gains by the end. After the close Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) warned that it may downgrade the U.S. It seems clear that they will if an agreement isn’t reached. Futures are down big. In response to that, I link to more QE3 talk, potential options on how to play the impasse, a look at the News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) scandal, and a coming Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) tablet, which should threaten Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) and even, just maybe, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

    The main news of the day during trading hours was Ben Bernanke's testimony. He said QE3 is back on the table if conditions warrant. Quite frankly, I'm tired of all of this, much like the Greek crisis. Unfortunately macro events are dominating the market right now and we've still got to pay attention for portfolio positioning.  


  • Global Macro Hedge Fund Moore Capital’s Q1 Trades

    Hedge Fund Moore Capital just released their Q1 portfolio holding. The firm is run by renowned global macro trader Louis Moore Bacon.

    Louis Moore Bacon, together with Paul Tudor Jones, is considered one of the best traders based on global macro strategy. As we can see from his portfolio, the vehicles he uses are mainly ETFs that focus on different sections of the market. As of March 31, 2011, Moore Capital Management LP owns 405 stocks with a total value of $5.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells that have the impact to his portfolio of more than 0.2%.  


  • Hedge Fund Manager Louis Moore Bacon Buys C, KBE, OIH, XEL, KRE, XLF, PRU, FST, Sells XLB, DBA, TLT, DE, WCRX, AA

    Louis Moore Bacon at hedge fund Moore Capital Management reported his Q4 portfolio. As of 12/31/2010, Moore Capital Management, LP owns 359 stocks with a total value of $4.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells that have the impact to portfolio of more than 0.2%.

    Louis Moore Bacon, together with Paul Tudor Jones, is considered one of the best traders based on global macro strategy. As we can see from his portfolio, the vehicle he uses are mainly ETFs that focus on different sections of the market.  


  • Hedge Fund Moore Capital Buys AU, XLB, EEM, MOO, PHYS, SPY, Sells FXI, BSBR, HGSI

    Hedge Fund Moore Capital released their portfolio holdings last week. The firm is run by renowned global macro trade Louis Moore Bacon.

    Louis Moore Bacon, together with Paul Tudor Jones, is considered one of the best traders based on global macro strategy. As we can see from his portfolio, the vehicle he uses are mainly ETFs that focus on different sections of the market.  


  • View on AVT

    is going south fast. why?  


  • Hedge Fund Moore Capital Buys Financial Select Sector SPDR, Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd, Verizon Communications Inc., Sells Igo Inc, NV Energy, Inc., Oge Energy Corp.

    Hedge fund Moore Capital, founded by Louis Moore Bacon, just reported their second quarter portfolio. These are the details of buys and sells.

    Louis Moore Bacon (born 1956) is an American hedge fund manager and trader who uses a global macro strategy to invest in the markets. Bacon has been at the top 20 ranking of Top 100 money earners since the 1990s. He is considered one of the top 100 traders of the 20th century. With an estimated net worth of around $1.7 billion, he was ranked by Forbes as the 707th richest person in the world.  


  • View on TEVA

    Fairly valued now. great opportunity that I missed.  


  • View on CHK

    it will grow.  


  • View on GOOG

    Google can still move north, even with all the negatives around them. I'm long on GOOG  


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