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Viking Global Investors Sells 28 Companies in First Quarter

Sally Jones

Sally Jones

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In the recent portfolio update of Guru Andreas Halvorsen, founder and CIO of Viking Global Investors LP, GuruFocus research shows 61 stocks, 29 of them new, with a total value of $16.6 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 45%. The Viking Global portfolio is weighted with top sectors consumer cyclical at 19.4%, healthcare at 18.3 and financial services at 14.2%. GuruFocus research also shows that Andreas Halvorsen sold out holdings in 28 companies in the first quarter of 2013. Here are the details of the top six sell-out trades impacting his portfolio the most, as of March 31, 2013:

Sold Out: News Corporation (NWSA) – Media - Diversified

After 13 quarters of gains, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his large position, unloading around 34.2 million shares of NWSA, at an average price of $28.50 for a gain of 16.5%. NSWA brought 8 quarters of gains over 92%. His highest gain was 167.8% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -6.1%.

The current share price is $33.21 compared to past valuations.

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Sold Out: Schlumberger NV (SLB) – Oil & Gas – Equipment and Services

After eight quarters of mixed results, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his position, unloading around 3.98 million shares of SLB, at an average price of $76.58 for a loss of 0.8%. His highest gain was 12.9% in the second quarter of 2012.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -1.9%.

The current share price is $75.97 compared to past valuations.

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Sold Out: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) – Resorts and Casinos

After seven quarters of gains, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his position, unloading around 5.9 million shares of LVS, at an average price of $52.68 for a gain of 12.6%. His highest gain was 39.79% in the second quarter of 2011.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -1.9%.

The current share price is $59.30 compared to past valuations.

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Sold Out: Humana (HUM) – Health Care Plans

After 12 quarters of holding, with gains in nine of those quarters, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his position, unloading around 3.5 million shares of HUM, at an average price of $71.52 for a gain of 13%. His highest gain was 144.8% in the fourth quarter of 2008.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -1.7%.

The current share price is $80.85 compared to past valuations.

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Sold Out: American International Group Inc. (AIG) – Insurance - Diversified

After six quarters of gains, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his position, unloading around 6.3 million shares of AIG, at an average price of $37.65 for a gain of 20.8%. His highest gain was 77.8% in the third quarter of 2011.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -1.6%.

The current share price is $45.48 compared to past valuations.

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Sold Out: American Tower Corp. (AMT) – REIT - Diversified



After 14 quarters of exceptional gains, Andreas Halvorsen sold out his position, unloading around 3.02 million shares of AMT, at an average price of $76.88 for a gain of 6.9%. His highest gain was 165% in the second quarter of 2009, followed by a gain of 146.2% in the third quarter of 2009.

This trade impacts his portfolio by -1.6%.

The current share price is $82.21 compared to past valuations.

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Andreas Halvorsen is a founding partner and CIO of Viking Global Investors LP, formed in 1999 and based in Greenwich, Conn., with offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Viking Global manages two hedge funds invested in equities worldwide. The website is private.

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