Steven Cohen

Steven Cohen

Last Update: 2014-10-16

Number of Stocks: 696
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $15,600 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 38%

Countries: USA
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Steven Cohen Watch

  • Steven Cohen’s New Holding – Stage Stores Inc.

    Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s SAC Capital returned about 19% in 2013, Forbes reported, in spite of criminal proceedings against the firm for insider trading. The manager on Sept. 25 reported buying interest in a new stock, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks – Stage Stores Inc. (SSI).  

  • Steven Cohen's Sac Capital Advisors Increased Its Stake in NQ Mobile

    According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, on March 14, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio), the founder of SAC Capital Advisors added NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, at an average price of $18.28 and currently holds 7,716,580 shares of the stock, worth 0.91% of his portfolio. He now owns 5.1% of the company.

    So let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity in a declining price environment.


  • Pall Focus on Cost Reduction and R&D Progress in the Biotech Industry

    Pall Corporation (PLL) is a supplier of filtration, separation and purification technologies, principally made by the company, for the removal of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from a range of liquids and gases. The company serves customers through two businesses globally: Life Sciences and Industrial. While Pall competes with many companies in the Life Sciences markets and Industrial, few companies operate in both, like ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) and Danaher Corp. (DHR).

    In this article, let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment.


  • Morning Coffee: Cohen Doubles Down on Zynga

    Steven Cohen of SAC Capital increased his Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) position by 145.56%. His total position is now 38,694,391 shares, 5.3% of the outstanding shares. Zynga develops, markets and operates online social games as live services played on the internet, social networking sites and mobile platforms in the U.S. and internationally. The stock is held by seven gurus we follow.

    Market Cap: 3.92B, P/E: N/A


  • Controversy Plagued Steven Cohen Reports Top Five Positions for His Last Quarter as Money Manager

    Guru Steven Cohen consistently keeps one of the largest portfolios of all the gurus, and this quarter was no different. The guru, who has suffered a tumultuous 2013 due to insider trading controversies throughout his hedge fund, maintained an even larger and higher-valued portfolio than the second quarter of 2013.

    During the third quarter Cohen bought 465 new stocks, bringing his total portfolio to 1,757 stocks valued at $17.218 billion. This is down from his third quarter holdings of 1749 stocks valued at $18.5 billion.


  • Stock Market: Shrewd Bet or Stupid Gamble?

    Trillions of dollars have been lost and gained over the last five years. The extreme volatility strangled investment portfolios, and as a result millions of investors capitulated by throwing in the towel and locking in losses. Melted 401ks, shrunken IRAs, and beat-up retirement accounts bruised the overarching psyche of Americans to the point they questioned whether the stock market is a shrewd bet or stupid gamble?

    The warmth and safety of bonds provided some temporary relief in subsequent years, but the explosive rebound in stock prices to new record highs in 2013 coupled with the worst year in a decade for bonds still have many on the sidelines asking whether they should get back in?


  • Steven Cohen Makes Two Real Time Buys in His Last Days as a Money Manager

    Guru and billionaire investor Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s SAC Capital will no longer operate as a hedge fund this next year even though 2013 brought in some of the best returns ever for the fund.  After a tough year of accusations of insider trading for the fund, several important members of SAC Capital finally plead guilty to many of the charges last month. 

    Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) reported to his outside investors last Monday that the fund had mustered up a 20.10% gain this year, making it one of the hedge fund industry’s best returns to date.  Although this number is not final because it does not include the last two days of 2013, but even without the final two days these returns place SAC Capital among the hedge fund industry’s top performer’s of 2013.


  • Steven Cohen's Rising Star in the Auto Parts Industry

    When it comes to auto parts manufacturing, finding an industry niche can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure. LKQ Corporation (LKQ) has found such a niche, and since its inception in 1998, has turned into the largest supplier of aftermarket, recycled and refurbished collision and mechanical replacement products for vehicles in the U.S. The firm has been widely successful in implementing an internal growth strategy, and today, it enjoys the backing of investment guru Steven Cohen. The guru’s recent increments in LKQ holdings, demonstrates his bullish stance towards this auto parts provider, which is worth looking at in further detail.

    [b]Organic Growth in a Fragmented Market  

  • Steven Cohen's Top Five Holdings

    Guru Steven Cohen consistently keeps one of the largest portfolios of all the gurus, and this quarter was no different. The guru, who has suffered a tumultuous year due to insider trading controversies throughout his hedge fund, maintained an even larger and higher-valued portfolio than the second quarter of 2013.

    During the third quarter Cohen bought 465 new stocks, bringing his total portfolio to 1,749 stocks valued at $18.5 billion. This is up from his second quarter holdings of 1,621 stocks valued at $18 billion. The following five companies are Cohen’s five largest portfolio positions as of the close of the third quarter.  

  • Steven Cohen Trades Specialty Chemicals

    Chemical companies have become an integral part of modern life. They produce sensitive elements to enable individuals complete the simplest to the most complex tasks. For example, Dow Chemical (DOW) is involved in providing clean and safe water. At the same time, there is Eastman Chemical (EMN) concerned with developing specialty polymers for the paint industry. In other words, the reach of chemical companies is unimagined and across industries, while offering solutions to technical obstacles for the development of crucial products.

    Cigarette Driven Growth  

  • Do You Know What Steven Cohen Is Doing in Aerospace?

    The aerospace industry has seen several up and downs due to rising gas prices, technical failures, and a global economic crisis. Now, amid a more optimistic economic environment and current commercial planes being replaced, hopes for the industry appear to light up again. However, no future is secured unless an economic moat is dug. That is exactly the characteristic shared by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (ERJ) and The Boeing Company (BA).

    Sequestering Growth Elsewhere  

  • Steven Cohen and the Chinese Web: Assessing His Purchases and Sales

    As middle classes and the urban, young population grows in China, Internet penetration does too. In this context – and given the fact that China is the largest market in the world – Internet content and information providers seem poised to grow.

    Recently, Steven Cohen sold out his share at Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and instead bought a piece of Inc. (SOHU), two billion-dollar Chinese web companies. However, the trend among investment gurus was the opposite: buying Baidu’s shares and selling’s. I will look these two companies in order to find out if Steven Cohen is right about swimming against the current, or if Baidu’s prospects are better than those for  

  • Steven Cohen Makes Two Real Time Increases

    Over the past week GuruFocus Real Time Picks has reported that Steven Cohen has increased his position in two different companies. The guru has recently had a lot of money pulled out from under his fund SAC Capital’s management as a result of several insider trading lawsuits.

    Cohen’s second quarter portfolio reported 1,621 stocks valued at over $18 billion. This is down from Cohen’s first quarter portfolio which held a smaller 1,498 stocks valued at $20.7 billion.  

  • Revenge on Retail, Steven Cohen Slashes Six Popular Brands

    On a typical day, the American investor might wake up to a coffee from SBUX, go window shopping at KORS, whip out the V card to pay for organically grown food at WFM, listen to SIRI after work, and pat the HOG goodnight in the garage. These six companies were drastically reduced by Guru Steven Cohen in the second quarter.

    The updated portfolio of Cohen’s hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, lists 1,621 stocks, 432 of them new, a total value at $18.19 billion, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 39%. The portfolio is currently weighted with three top sectors: consumer cyclical at 20.6%, energy at 11.2% and healthcare at 9.8%.  

  • Steven Cohen's Top Q2 Stock Increases

    Despite recent controversy at SAC Capital Advisors, Guru Steven Cohen is still holding on to a pretty large portfolio. The fund released its second quarter portfolio earlier today which reported 1,621 stocks valued at over $18 billion. This is down from Cohen’s first quarter portfolio which held a smaller 1,498 stocks valued at $20.7 billion.

    The following five companies are the top five stock increases that Cohen made to his portfolio during the second quarter: SCSS, CNH, HCA, WLL and KWK  

  • Steven Cohen Makes Two Large Buys into Media Companies

    On Aug. 9, the struggling guru [/size]Steven Cohen made to sizeable buys. The guru upped his position in Sinclair Broadcast Group and bought into LIN Media. These buys are particularly interesting seeing as Cohen has recently been under fire from the media as he fights off allegations of illegal insider trading for both himself and his fund, SAC Capital Advisors.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI)  

  • Controversy-Stricken Steven Cohen Increases Foster Wheeler and Blue Nile

    According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, Steven Cohen increased his holdings in two of his stocks this past week. The guru has been under a lot of fire for his involvement (or lack thereof) in a series of insider trading scandals that have plagued his fund, SAC Capital, over the past few months. Despite the turmoil, Cohen made noticeable increases in both Foster Wheeler AG and Blue Nile this past week.

    Foster Wheeler AG (FWLT)

  • U.S. Indicts SAC Capital with Criminal Charges

    A mere week after Guru Steven Cohen of SAC Capital was hit with a civil suit from the SEC for failure to supervise, a grand jury from Manhattan has now filed a five-count criminal indictment against the SAC Capital Advisors. The indictment includes one count of wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud.

    This indictment does not directly charge Steven Cohen, but instead his Stamford, Connecticut-based firm as a whole. The 41-page filing charges SAC with:  

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Sues Guru Steven Cohen

    Earlier today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made an unexpected move by charging Guru Steven Cohen with Failure to Supervise Employees. This charge against Cohen is in direct relation to former SAC Capital Advisor Mathew Martoma and former SAC executive Michael Steinberg, who are both facing criminal and civil insider trading charges. A spokesman for SAC Capital, Jonathan Gasthalter, said The SEC's administrative proceeding had no merit. He went on to say, “Steven Cohen acted appropriately at all times and will fight this charge vigorously.”

    The SEC charges are part of a long-running investigation on Cohen and his $15 billion hedge fund, SAC Capital. During this probe, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged nine former SAC employees of illegal insider trading. Cohen has not been charged with illegal insider trading, but is instead being charged for “ignoring the red flags and allowing Martoma and Steinberg to execute the trades in several stocks where the SEC found evidence of insider trading,” the agency said.  

  • Cohen Buys 2 Million Shares of WebMD Ahead of Preliminary Q2 Results

    On July 17, Steven Cohen made a significant real-time increase in his holdings in WebMD Health Corporation (WBMD). Cohen increased his position by 2899% by purchasing a total of 2,510,592 shares. Cohen bought these shares at an average price of $32.41 per share. Since this increase the price per share has dropped by approximately 2%.

    His most recent buy brings his total shares of WebMD to 2,597,194, representing 5.21% of the company’s shares outstanding. This increase makes Cohen the second largest guru shareholder WebMD following Carl Icahn who holds 13.43% of the company’s shares outstanding.  

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ReplyUnbreakable01 - 8 months ago
I'm honored SAC is on this site...
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You should not be on this site.

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