Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio), founder and chief investment officer of Boston-based Tudor Investment Group, disclosed in a regulatory filing that his firm’s top buys during the first quarter included new positions in Phillips 66 (PSX, Financial) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Financial). The firm also boosted its holdings of Horizon Therapeutics (HZNP, Financial), Chevron Corp. (CVX, Financial) and Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL, Financial).
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Guru believes the Fed may soon pause interest rate hikes
Jones said in a CNBC interview on Monday that he thinks the Federal Reserve is “done” raising interest rates in the central bank’s fight against inflation now that the consumer price index “declined for 12 straight months,” which has “never happened before in history.”
The consumer price index increased 0.4% in April, in line with Dow Jones estimates. Despite this, inflation increased just 4.9% during the past year, down from the consensus estimate of 5% and the slowest annual pace since April 2021.
As of March, Tudor Investment’s $6.46 billion 13F equity portfolio contains 2,336 stocks, with 488 new positions and a quarterly turnover ratio of 47%. The top four sectors in terms of weight are technology, industrials, health care and financial services, which represent 19.57%, 14%, 12.16% and 12.09% of the equity portfolio.
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Shares of Phillips 66 averaged $101.68 during the first quarter; the stock is modestly undervalued based on its price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.78 as of Tuesday.
The Houston-based crude oil refining company has a GF Score of 82 out of 100 based on a momentum rank of 8 out of 10, a growth rank of 5 out of 10 and a rank of 7 out of 10 for GF Value, profitability and financial strength.
Phillips 66’s gross margin has declined by approximately 13% per year on average over the past five years and underperforms approximately 74% of global competitors. Despite this, the company’s return on assets of 17.49% outperforms approximately 85% of global energy companies.
Johnson & Johnson
Shares of Johnson & Johnson averaged $161.47 during the first quarter; the stock is modestly undervalued based on its price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.89 as of Tuesday.
The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company has a GF Score of 89 out of 100 based on a rank of 9 out of 10 for profitability and growth, a momentum rank of 4 out of 10 and a rank of 6 out of 10 for financial strength and GF Value.
Johnson & Johnson’s high profitability rank is driven by several positive investing signs, which include a four-star business predictability rank and a gross profit margin that outperforms approximately 81% of global competitors.
Shares of Horizon Therapeutics averaged $110.54 during the first quarter; the stock is modestly undervalued based on its price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.76 as of Tuesday.
The Irish biotech company’s GF Score of 82 out of 100 is driven by a rank of 7 out of 10 for financial strength and growth. Despite this, the company’s GF Value, momentum and profitability rank just 6 out of 10.
Horizon Therapeutics’ financial strength ranks 7 out of 10 on the back of a strong Altman Z-score of 4.98 despite cash-to-debt and interest coverage ratios underperforming more than 55% of global competitors.
Shares of Chevron averaged $167.65 during the first quarter; the stock is modestly undervalued based on its price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.80 as of Tuesday.
The San Ramon, California-based integrated energy company has a GF Score of 86 out of 100 based on a financial strength rank of 8 out of 10 and a rank of 7 out of 10 for momentum, profitability, growth and GF Value.
Chevron’s high financial strength is driven by several positive investing signs, including a high Piotroski F-score of 9 out of 9, a strong Altman Z-score of 4.56 and an interest coverage ratio that outperforms approximately 80% of global competitors.
Shares of Colgate-Palmolive averaged $74.36 during the first quarter; the stock is fairly valued based on its price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.94 as of Tuesday.
The New York-based consumer products company has a GF Score of 78 out of 100 based on a profitability rank of 8 out of 10 and a rank of 5 out of 10 for momentum, growth, GF Value and financial strength.