Top 5 2nd Quarter Trades of CARLSON CAPITAL L P

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CARLSON CAPITAL L P recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

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.

Carlson Capital is a hedge fund sponsor based out of Dallas. The alternative asset management firm was founded in 1993 by Clint Carlson, who continues to be have an active role in the company as its CIO. Carlson Capital believes that “risk-adjusted returns can be achieved by the use of thoughtful, targeted hedging strategies and diversification, across multiple strategies and multiple decision makers,” allocating its assets in various public equity, hedging, and fixed income markets in the United States. The company utilizes a multi strategy approach to make its investment decisions, utilizing risk arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, credit arbitrage, and a variety of other methods to make investments. Carlson Capital currently invests in a wide variety of sectors including finance, information technology, consumer discretionary, energy, health care, utilities and telecommunications, consumer staples, and industrials, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing amount allocated. The company currently has 178 employees with 89 of them being investment professionals. Carlson Capital has approximately $23 billion in total assets under management spread across 29 accounts, all of which are discretionary. Both of the firm’s total number of accounts and total assets under management have been increasing in recent years with its number of accounts held rising from 11 five years prior to its current amount today and its total assets under management growing significantly from $4 billion back in 2010 to well over five times that amount today. The company is owned by its employees with the majority controlling ownership split between Clint Duane Carlson and Nancy Packer Carlson, each owning more than 40% of the company’s total ownership, with the remaining ownership split amongst Asgard Investment Corp and various key executives. Carlson Capital currently has additional locations in New York, Palm Beach Gardens, and Greenwich on top of its headquarters in Texas.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 124 stocks valued at a total of $1.46Bil. The top holdings were SWKH(10.92%), Y(5.21%), and BHVN(5.11%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were CARLSON CAPITAL L P’s top five trades of the quarter.

Cerner Corp


The guru sold out of their 825,000-share investment in NAS:CERN. Previously, the stock had a 5.28% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $93.94 during the quarter.

On 08/16/2022, Cerner Corp traded for a price of $94.92 per share and a market cap of $27.92Bil. The stock has returned 20.58% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Cerner Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 43.38, a price-book ratio of 6.88, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.65, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 17.47 and a price-sales ratio of 4.46.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.16, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 3.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd


The guru established a new position worth 510,000 shares in NYSE:BHVN, giving the stock a 5.11% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $127.59 during the quarter.

On 08/16/2022, Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd traded for a price of $147.98 per share and a market cap of $10.58Bil. The stock has returned 28.40% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 1 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd has a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -14.87 and a price-sales ratio of 11.83.

Alleghany Corp


During the quarter, CARLSON CAPITAL L P bought 79,000 shares of NYSE:Y for a total holding of 91,000. The trade had a 4.52% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $836.63.

On 08/16/2022, Alleghany Corp traded for a price of $840.11 per share and a market cap of $11.30Bil. The stock has returned 22.05% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Alleghany Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 33.14, a price-book ratio of 1.43, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.48, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.50 and a price-sales ratio of 0.98.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.99, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

Zynga Inc


The guru sold out of their 6,400,000-share investment in NAS:ZNGA. Previously, the stock had a 4.05% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $8.55 during the quarter.

On 08/16/2022, Zynga Inc traded for a price of $8.18 per share and a market cap of $9.30Bil. The stock has returned -20.74% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 4 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Zynga Inc has a price-book ratio of 3.29, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 33.76 and a price-sales ratio of 3.20.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.63, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 8.

Duke Realty Corp


The guru established a new position worth 900,000 shares in NYSE:DRE, giving the stock a 3.4% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $54.79 during the quarter.

On 08/16/2022, Duke Realty Corp traded for a price of $64.96 per share and a market cap of $25.03Bil. The stock has returned 28.66% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Duke Realty Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 26.22, a price-book ratio of 3.96, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.52, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 20.33 and a price-sales ratio of 22.74.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.40, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 1.


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