Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 02-12-2016

Number of Stocks: 3254
Number of New Stocks: 516

Total Value: $45,892 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 29%

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

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...
Citi Trends CEO Invests in Company CEO Jason Mazzola buys 5,000 shares on March 31
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. Read more...
Jim Simons Purchases Stake in Pfizer Pfizer has high operating margin compared to peers
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. Read more...
JCPenney CEO Invests in Company Marvin Ellison buys 50,000 shares
Marvin Ellison (Insider Trades), CEO of JCPenney Co. Inc. (JCP), bought 50,000 shares of the company on March 9. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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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...

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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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Both Insiders and Gurus Are Buying These 3 Companies Interesting stock ideas on the GuruFocus Double Buy screen Prem Watsa, Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Ray Dalio - Both Insiders And Gurus Are Buying These 3 Companies
GuruFocus has various tools and screeners available to make the quest for your next great investment a little bit more efficient. A tool that I am fond is the Double Buy screen. By employing it you can easily screen a list of stocks that have been tapped by both gurus and insiders. Both types of events tend to trigger my interest, but when they occur simultaneously, it is time to pay close attention. I regularly review the list, and today I want to highlight three stocks from the top 10 that really stand out to me because of the combined buying data. More...

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Low P/E Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety According to the DCF calculator, these companies are cheap and undervalued Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Low P/E Stocks With Wide Margin Of Safety
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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Why Tyson Foods Is an Undervalued Stock Jeremy Grantham and Jim Simons initiate new positions in company Jeremy Grantham, Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt - Why Tyson Foods Is An Undervalued Stock
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is a $23.53 billion market cap company. Tyson is one of the world's largest suppliers of beef, chicken, pork, and prepared foods. More...

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Top Insider Trades of the Week A look at companies bought or sold by major shareholders Paul Tudor Jones,Jim Simons - Top Insider Trades Of The Week
The All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider buys and sells over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "February 2016." More...

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Dynegy CEO Invests in Company Insider buys 10,000 shares Jim Simons,George Soros - Dynegy CEO Invests In Company
Robert Flexon (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Dynegy Inc. (DYN), bought 10,000 shares in the company March 1. The average price per share was $10.08 for a total transaction of $100,800. More...

ROBERT FLEXON, INSIDER TRADES, DYNEGY INC


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CEO of Jakks Pacific Buys 5,000 Shares of Company Company reports net loss of 50 cents per share in 4th quarter Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones - CEO Of Jakks Pacific Buys 5,000 Shares Of Company
Stephen Berman (Insider Trades), CEO, president and secretary of Jakks Pacific Inc. (JAKK), bought 5,000 shares of the company on Feb. 29. The average price per share was $6.94 for a total transaction cost of $34,700. Jakks Pacific is a designer and marketer of children’s toys. The company has a market cap of $135.13 million and P/S ratio of 0.15. More...

STEPHEN BERMAN, JAKKS PACIFIC INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Insider Invests in Orion Energy Systems CFO purchases 9,527 shares in company Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - Insider Invests In Orion Energy Systems
William Hull (Insider Trades), CFO of Orion Energy Systems Inc. (OESX), bought 9,527 shares of the company on Feb. 25. More...

WILLIAM HULL, ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Chegg CEO Buys Nearly 49,000 Company Shares Insider buys increase in first 2 months of 2016 Jim Simons - Chegg CEO Buys Nearly 49,000 Company Shares
Daniel Rosensweig (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of Chegg Inc. (CHGG), bought 48,842 shares of the company on Feb. 25. The average price per share was $4.09, making a total transaction of $199,764. Chegg is a student-first connected learning platform that seeks to make higher education more affordable, more accessible and more successful for students. The company has a market cap of $375.24 million and a P/S ratio of 1.12. More...

DANIEL ROSENSWEIG, CHEGG INC, INSIDER TRADES


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There's Upside in Jim Simons' Cliffs Natural Resources Renaissance owns over 6.8 million shares and keeps buying Jim Simons - There's Upside In Jim Simons' Cliffs Natural Resources
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) is a leading mining and natural resources company that has been crushed under the weight of debt and downturn in the iron ore market. More...

MINING, IRON ORE, COMMODITIES


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Home Depot Looks Appealing After 17% Dividend Hike A blue chip that saw a strong 4th quarter growth in sales plus a dividend hike Jim Simons,John Hussman,John Burbank,Jeremy Granth - Home Depot Looks Appealing After 17% Dividend Hike
Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) has raised its quarterly dividend to 69 cents per share or $2.76 on an annual basis from its previous 59 cents per share or $2.36 per year. More...

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This Local Business Review Stock Could Soar by 250% Compared to a 2009 offer, Yelp is cheap now, and it's growing unique investors and reviews consistently fast Jim Simons,David Einhorn,Paul Tudor Jones,Lee Ains - This Local Business Review Stock Could Soar By 250%
It’s always interesting to look at stocks that just experienced significant plunges in the stock prices. There might be a lot of opportunities for investors to buy stocks at dirt-cheap prices. Yelp (NYSE:YELP) is a typical example. More...

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