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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of Lee Ainslie

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May 16, 2022
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Lee Ainslie recently filed their 13F report for the first quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-03-31.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

Founder and CEO of Dallas based Maverick Capital. Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) started Maverick Capital back in 1993 with $38 million. Nowadays, the fund is worth $10 billion. Also learned from legendary great

Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) at Tiger Management, Ainslie has averaged more than 13% a year since from 1995 to 2009. In the market crash of 2008, his fund lost about 30%.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 226 stocks valued at a total of $5,584,000,000. The top holdings were CPNG(27.34%), AMZN(5.08%), and MSFT(4.37%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were

Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five trades of the quarter.

Coupang Inc


Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NYSE:CPNG by 8,458,466 shares. The trade had a 2.81% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $21.39.

On 05/16/2022, Coupang Inc traded for a price of $12.76 per share and a market cap of $22,182,482,000. The stock has returned -58.36% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 2 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Coupang Inc has a price-book ratio of 10.15, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -16.09 and a price-sales ratio of 0.71.

Activision Blizzard Inc


The guru sold out of their 1,580,819-share investment in NAS:ATVI. Previously, the stock had a 1.19% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $77.76 during the quarter.

On 05/16/2022, Activision Blizzard Inc traded for a price of $77.62 per share and a market cap of $60,650,548,000. The stock has returned -16.28% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Activision Blizzard Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 24.55, a price-book ratio of 3.41, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 4.16, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 15.81 and a price-sales ratio of 7.32.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.02, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

Lam Research Corp


Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NAS:LRCX by 139,739 shares. The trade had a 1.13% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $584.25.

On 05/16/2022, Lam Research Corp traded for a price of $485.075 per share and a market cap of $66,995,196,000. The stock has returned -14.88% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 10 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Lam Research Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 15.10, a price-book ratio of 11.12, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.54, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 11.96 and a price-sales ratio of 4.10.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.79, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 10.

Block Inc


The guru established a new position worth 410,460 shares in NYSE:SQ, giving the stock a 1% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $120.9 during the quarter.

On 05/16/2022, Block Inc traded for a price of $80.945 per share and a market cap of $46,753,788,000. The stock has returned -57.31% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 5 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Block Inc has a price-book ratio of 2.68, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 330.89 and a price-sales ratio of 2.47.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.30, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 2.

Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc


The guru sold out of their 1,848,729-share investment in NAS:ASO. Previously, the stock had a 0.92% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $36.66 during the quarter.

On 05/16/2022, Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc traded for a price of $35.78 per share and a market cap of $3,064,605,000. The stock has returned 5.42% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 5 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 5.03, a price-book ratio of 2.12, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 4.37 and a price-sales ratio of 0.50.


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