Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 05-16-2016

Number of Stocks: 3354
Number of New Stocks: 501

Total Value: $52,595 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 31%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Tallgrass Energy Partners Insider Adds to Stake Company's CEO purchases 5,300 shares
David Dehaemers Jr. (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (TEP), purchased 5,300 shares of the company on May 26. The price per share was $45.11 for a total transaction of $239,083. Read more...
NeuroMetrix Officer Acquires 12,000 Shares CEO invests in health care company
Shai Gozani (Insider Trades), CEO and president of NeuroMetrix Inc. (NURO), acquired 12,000 shares in the company on May 19. The average price per share was $1.55 for a total transaction of $18,600. Read more...
Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. Read more...
United Continental CEO Buys 19,800 Shares Company reports decline in net income
Oscar Munoz (Insider Trades), CEO and president of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), acquired 19,800 shares of the company on April 22. The average price per share was $50.53 for a total transaction cost of $1,000,494. United Continental Holdings Inc. is the parent company of United Airlines and United Express, which operates approximately 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports worldwide. The company has a market cap of $17.75 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.48. Read more...
Gilead, Fossil Among Stocks Trading Below Lynch Earnings Line Using Peter Lynch's valuation method to find investment ideas
Former Magellan fund manager Peter Lynch devised a method of determining whether stocks are over or undervalued by equating $1 in earnings with $15 in stock price. The earnings line was introduced in his best-selling book “One Up on Wall Street.” Read more...
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Tallgrass Energy Partners Insider Adds to Stake Company's CEO purchases 5,300 shares Ron Baron,Jim Simons - Tallgrass Energy Partners Insider Adds To Stake
David Dehaemers Jr. (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (TEP), purchased 5,300 shares of the company on May 26. The price per share was $45.11 for a total transaction of $239,083. More...

DAVID DEHAEMERS JR, INSIDER TRADES, TALLGRASS ENERGY PARTNERS LP


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Growing EPS With Wide Margins of Safety Here are companies that are bargains with strong and growing EPS RS Investment Management,Jim Simons,Murray Stahl,P - Growing EPS With Wide Margins Of Safety
Companies with growing EPS are often a good investment as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have a five-year growing EPS. More...

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Is It Time to Invest in the Airline Industry? Low P/E and P/B ratios for airlines suggest now is the time to invest Jim Simons,T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund - Is It Time To Invest In The Airline Industry?
The airline industry, one of the largest components of the travel industry, develops transportation services to customers. Firms in this industry can either be airline transportation firms like American Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) or aircraft manufacturing firms like Boeing Co. (BA). The majority of airline companies have positive financial outlooks, providing profitable opportunities for investors. As the stock price and common valuation ratios reach one-year lows, many gurus are increasing their positions in these stocks. More...

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Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Stocks at 52-week lows present positive opportunities for investors Andreas Halvorsen,Jim Simons - Stocks Near 52-Week Lows
According to the GuroFocus list of 52-week lows, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. (NYSE:TEVA) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) are two stocks that are within 5% of 52-week lows and are owned by 21 gurus. More...

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High Quality Guru Stocks: EMC, Bed Bath & Beyond These stocks have high business predictability ratings Jim Simons,Steven Cohen,Joel Greenblatt,Ray Dalio, - High Quality Guru Stocks: EMC, Bed Bath & Beyond
According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings, and at least five gurus are shareholders in the companies. More...

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Avon's Price Looks Attractive Enough Revenue growth is negative and impacts margins but is still a good opportunity Jim Simons,Charles Brandes,Donald Yacktman,Wallace - Avon's Price Looks Attractive Enough
Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) is a $1.64 billion market cap company, which is the world's leading direct marketer of cosmetics, toiletries, fashion jewelry and fragrances, with about 6 million sales representatives worldwide. More...

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NeuroMetrix Officer Acquires 12,000 Shares CEO invests in health care company Jim Simons - NeuroMetrix Officer Acquires 12,000 Shares
Shai Gozani (Insider Trades), CEO and president of NeuroMetrix Inc. (NURO), acquired 12,000 shares in the company on May 19. The average price per share was $1.55 for a total transaction of $18,600. More...

SHAI GOZANI, NEUROMETRIX, INSIDER TRADES


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Increasing Yields for Altera, Coach, Ambev These companies have growing 5-year yields Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.,Jim Simons,Ron Baro - Increasing Yields For Altera, Coach, Ambev
Thanks to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, I want to highlight stocks that have growing dividend yields with sustainable payout ratios. This sustainability is connected to long-term company profitability and strong financial situations. More...

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Wide Margin of Safety for Fossil and NeuStar The DCF calculator says these stocks are undervalued Jim Simons,Wallace Weitz,Ray Dalio,Michael Price,M - Wide Margin Of Safety For Fossil And NeuStar
The following stocks are trading with a wide margin of safety according to the DCF calculator, and some of them have very low P/E ratioa. GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener can be used to find similar stocks. More...

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Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015 Jim Simons - Jim Simons Doubles Down On PepsiCo
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. More...

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Terra Nitrogen: Sells at Large Discount, Pays a 10% Dividend With a 10% dividend and a bear market around the corner, it's worth owning the stock Jim Simons - Terra Nitrogen: Sells At Large Discount, Pays A 10% Dividend
Terra Nitrogen Company LP (NYSE:TNH) is a subsidiary of CF Industries (NYSE:CF) and a producer of nitrogen fertilizer products. The company’s principal products are anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN). More...

NITROGEN, FERTILIZER, AGRICULTURE


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It's Time to Sell Joy Global Don’t be on the wrong side of history; get out while you can Joel Greenblatt,Jim Simons - It's Time To Sell Joy Global
Don’t believe the analyst hype. Despite both BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs upgrading Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) stock in recent weeks, the long-term outlook for the coal industry is bleak. It might not go to zero, but its size and use as an energy source is dwindling. More...

COAL, ENERGY


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United Continental CEO Buys 19,800 Shares Company reports decline in net income Jim Simons - United Continental CEO Buys 19,800 Shares
Oscar Munoz (Insider Trades), CEO and president of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), acquired 19,800 shares of the company on April 22. The average price per share was $50.53 for a total transaction cost of $1,000,494. United Continental Holdings Inc. is the parent company of United Airlines and United Express, which operates approximately 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports worldwide. The company has a market cap of $17.75 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.48. More...

OSCAR MUNOZ, UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Gilead, Fossil Among Stocks Trading Below Lynch Earnings Line Using Peter Lynch's valuation method to find investment ideas Jim Simons,Pioneer Investments,John Rogers,Wallace - Gilead, Fossil Among Stocks Trading Below Lynch Earnings Line
Former Magellan fund manager Peter Lynch devised a method of determining whether stocks are over or undervalued by equating $1 in earnings with $15 in stock price. The earnings line was introduced in his best-selling book “One Up on Wall Street.” More...

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General Motors Among Undervalued and Low PE Stocks Cheap stocks based on the P/E ratio First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt, - General Motors Among Undervalued And Low PE Stocks
The following stocks are trading with low P/E ratios. Most of the companies are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. More...

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Citi Trends CEO Invests in Company CEO Jason Mazzola buys 5,000 shares on March 31 Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Citi Trends CEO Invests In Company
Jason Mazzola (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Citi Trends Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRN), bought 5,000 shares of the company on March 31. The average price per share was $18.02 for a total transaction cost of $90,100. Citi Trends, a retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the whole family, has a market cap of $283.65 million and a P/S ratio of 0.41. More...

JASON MAZZOLA, CITI TRENDS INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Jim Simons Purchases Stake in Pfizer Pfizer has high operating margin compared to peers Jim Simons - Jim Simons Purchases Stake In Pfizer
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is an American mathematician, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. Simons founded the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies in 1982, which he ran for 28 years before retiring at the end of 2009, though he still serves as non-executive chairman. Renaissance Technologies currently owns 3,254 stocks with a total value of $45.9 billion. More...

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4 Guru-Backed Restaurant Stocks Worth Owning Foodies delight, these are 4 restaurants worth owning and eating at Jim Simons,Ron Baron - 4 Guru-Backed Restaurant Stocks Worth Owning
Restaurants that survive by creating a solid brand around efficient operations can raise their prices to meet with inflationary demands and have a recurring customer base, no email marketing necessary. Chipotle (CMG), Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA), Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) and BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) are all good buys as a basket of stocks that give an investor exposure to this sector of the market. More...

RESTAURANTS, FAST-CASUAL, DINING, GURUS


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Cheap Stocks With Low P/E Ratios Some of them are widely undervalued Jim Simons,Steven Cohen - Cheap Stocks With Low P/E Ratios
The following stocks are trading with a very low P/E ratio. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. More...

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JCPenney CEO Invests in Company Marvin Ellison buys 50,000 shares Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones - JCPenney CEO Invests In Company
Marvin Ellison (Insider Trades), CEO of JCPenney Co. Inc. (JCP), bought 50,000 shares of the company on March 9. More...

MARVIN ELLISON, JC PENNEY CO, INSIDER TRADES


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