John Burbank

Last Update: 05-15-2017

Number of Stocks: 61
Number of New Stocks: 24

Total Value: $1,338 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 55%

Countries: USA
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John Burbank Watch

  • American International Group CEO Invests in Company

    Brian Duperreault (Insider Trades), newly appointed president and CEO of American International Group Inc. (AIG), bought 80,000 shares on May 18. The average price per share was $61.48, for a total transaction of $4,918,400.

    American International Group is a commercial and individual insurer, serving customers in the U.S. and Canada. It has a market cap of $58.824 billion.


  • John Burbank Divests 4 ETFs in 1st Quarter

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio), chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, seeks long-term capital growth through a concentrated portfolio of public and private investments.

    During the first quarter, Burbank eliminated his positions in four exchange-traded funds: SPDR S&P 500 (ARCA:SPY), iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund (ARCA:EEM), SPDR Gold Trust (ARCA:GLD) and PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ).


  • 7 Stocks Outperforming the Market

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) with a market cap of $9.19 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 370.1% over the last 12 months.


  • CEO of Intrexon Invests in Company

    Randal Kirk (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Intrexon Corp. (XON), purchased 34,606 shares on Dec. 13. The price per share was $28.90 for a total transaction of $1,000,113.

    Intrexon uses synthetic biology to create environmentally responsible products that meet the needs of the growing world population. The company has a market cap of $3.37 billion.


  • Dodge & Cox Sells Symantec, Walmart, Microsoft

    Van Duyn Dodge and E. Morris Cox founded Dodge & Cox in 1930. The firm manages a portfolio with a total value of $106.414 billion. During the third quarter the guru’s largest sells were the following:

    Its stake in EMC Corp. (EMC) was closed with an impact of -2.05% on the portfolio.


  • John Burbank Boosts Alibaba, Exits Yahoo

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) III is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. During the third quarter the guru’s largest trades were the following:

    The guru bought 18,783,715 shares in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) with an impact of 5.21% on the portfolio.


  • David Rolfe Buys 1, Sells 1 in 3rd Quarter

    Wedgewood Partners’ David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) acquired one new holding and sold another in the third quarter.

    Rolfe is the chief investment officer at Wedgewood. The firm’s investment philosophy is established on the belief that significant long-term wealth can be created through investing as an “owner” in a company. It looks for a dominant product or service that is hard to compete with, has sustainable and consistent growth of revenue, earnings and dividends, is highly profitable and has a strong, shareholder-oriented management team.


  • Cisco: Margin of Safety and the Internet of Things

    Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) builds the hardware that powers the Internet. In fact, most of the Internet runs through a Cisco device. Today, that’s a profitable business for the company and one it intends to keep growing.

    At the beginning of the year, Cisco acquired Jasper Technologies, a platform to build applications for the Internet of Things, for $1.4 billion to integrate with the company’s cloud business unit. Currently, it has over 5,000 clients including Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Ford (NYSE:F), Vivint (NYSE:VSLR) and General Motors (NYSE:GM).


  • John Burbank's Best Investments

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. He manages a portfolio composed of 98 stocks with total value of $6.101 billion. During the first quarter, the guru increased several stakes, and the following are the ones with the best performances since those buys.

    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


  • John Burbank Ups Stake in Hortonworks

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder and CIO of Passport Capital. The firm was founded in 2000 with $800,000 in assets under management and has grown to approximately $4.4 billion as of 2015 under Burbank's investment guidance and leadership. Passport Capital currently owns 100 stocks with a total value of $5.96 billion.

    In the first quarter of 2016, Burbank increased his stake in Hortonworks Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP), adding 4,960,328 shares.


  • John Burbank Raises Stake in Microsoft

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) of Passport Capital made 29 new buys in the fourth quarter, but his biggest transactions were increases to existing stakes. His most noteworthy fourth-quarter transaction was the increase of his stake in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Redmond, Washington-based computer and consumer electronics company, by nearly 3,103%.

    Burbank acquired 4,294,226 shares for an average price of $52.81 per share, raising Burbank’s stake to 4,432,616 shares. The transaction had a 4% impact on Burbank’s portfolio.


  • Nike Is a Good Bet at Current Price

    Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is the world's leading designer and marketer of high-quality athletic footwear, athletic apparel and accessories. For a giant in the athletic footwear, apparel and equipment business, the competition is hard, but the firm has key attributes such as size, brand and competitive advantages that should help to maintain its leadership.

    The athletic apparel market can provide opportunities for other companies to grow its portion of the cake (market share). Apart from competition, the company faces some other risks, including weaker-than-expected revenue growth and changes in consumer demand. When looking at Nike’s principal drivers, we’ve got its innovation and marketing as the primary catalyst in all its markets (sports apparel or footwear market).


  • 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.

    The day the company announced the dividend increase, the stock moved higher. However, the stock is off by 5% on a year-to-date basis.


  • John Burbank Has Big Losses on E-Commerce China,, Autohome

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) sold many stocks during the third quarter. Some of them brought him some profits, but he lost on other investments. His biggest quarterly losses were 31%, 29% and 27% on E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (DANG), Inc. (SOHU) and Autohome Inc. (ATHM).

    Burbank is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm employs top-down macroeconomics to achieve risk-adjusted returns.


  • John Burbank Jumps in Alphabet, Dollar Tree and Sells Rite Aid, NRG

    John Burbank is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. He manages a portfolio composed of 119 stocks with a total value of $5.55 billion. The following are his largest trades during the third quarter.

    The investor reduced his stake in Liberty Global PLC (LBTYK) by 62.48% with an impact of -3.09% on the portfolio.


  • Home Depot Continues to Beat Wall Street's Expectations

    Shares of The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) are moving almost 4% following Thursday morning's session after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for Q3.

    The company reported earnings per share of $1.35, which are higher than the $1.15 per share obtained in the same quarter a year ago and are higher than estimates by 3 cents. Further, revenue increased by 6.4% and reached $21.8 billion in line with analyst’s estimates. Comparable store sales for the quarter were positive 5.1%, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 7.3%.


  • John Burbank Jumping on the Google Train

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) aka Google is one of the most popular stocks with gurus. In the aggregated guru portfolio its weighting is fourth only to Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Valeant Pharmaceutical (NYSE:VRX) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B). Because the distribution of assets under management is quite top heavy, a few gurus heavily influence the aggregated portfolio. Valeant making the top four is also a product of a few gurus who run heavily concentrated portfolios like Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) and Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) who are betting the ranch on the troubled pharmaceutical.

    Wells Fargo, Berkshire Hathaway and Google are widely owned and important positions to many gurus. If we look at the number of gurus holding a certain stock Wells Fargo comes in at No. 1 again, but if we would add up the number of gurus holding GOOG and GOOGL it would surpass Wells Fargo easily with 31 > 26.


  • Invest in Things That Have Never Happened Before – Hedge Fund Star John Burbank

    Micro or macro. How do you invest?

    Some investors ignore the macro and just focus on specific company fundmentals. These investors are willing to ride the macro events both up and down and trust that things will work out over time.


  • John Burbank Increases His Position in Delta Airlines

    John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm now manages a portfolio worth more than $3.5 billion. The San Francisco-based firm employs top-down macroeconomics to achieve risk-adjusted returns.

    Last quarter, Burbank increased his position in Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL) by buying 1,581,549 shares. As of June 30, he was holding 1,590,668 shares of the company.


  • Jim Simons Increases His Position in CF Industries

    Renaissance Technologies is one of the most successful hedge funds of current times founded by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio). The firm employs 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.

    Last quarter, the firm increased its position in CF Industries (NYSE:CF) by buying 283,100 shares. As of June 30, Renaissance Technologies was holding 481,850 shares of the company. CF Industries is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products in the world. The company's principal customers are cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors and industrial users. CF Industries' principal nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN). Its other nitrogen products include ammonium nitrate (AN), diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers.


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