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Spiros Segalas' Top Recent Investments

Qualcomm, Alibaba, NVIDIA top the list

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Oct 13, 2016
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Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) manages a portfolio composed of 61 stocks with a total value of $25,854 million. The following are the guru's top-performing stocks for the third quarter.

Alphabet Inc. Class C (

GOOG, Financial)

The guru bought 832,116 shares in Alphabet during the third quarter. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 10%.

The company has a market cap of $538.18 billion and an enterprise value of $485.67 billion. Through its subsidiary, Google Inc., it is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information and products, including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps and Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices and provides internet services.

The price of the stock has risen by 180% during the last 5 years, by 6% since the beginning of the year and by 21% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 1.16% below its 52-week high and 22.54% above its 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its return on equity (ROE) of 14.99% and return on assets (ROA) of 12.24% are outperforming 70% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 0.46% of outstanding shares, followed by

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.36%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2%, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and  Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

Qualcomm Inc. (

QCOM, Financial)

The guru acquired 5,589,229 shares in Qualcomm during the third quarter. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 21%.

The company has a market cap of $97.39 billion and an enterprise value of $92.5 billion. It develops digital communication technology called CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access),  and owns intellectual property applicable to products that implement any version of CDMA including patents, patent applications and trade secrets.

The price of the stock has risen by 24% during the last 5 years, by 32% year to date and by 14% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 6.12% below his 52-week high and 56.46% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 16.65% and ROA of 10.17% are outperforming 85% of the companies in the Global Semiconductors industry.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.47% of outstanding shares, followed by

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.18% and  Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR (

BABA, Financial)

The guru increased his stake in Alibaba by 22.72% during the third quarter. He now holds 6,506,156 shares. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 31%.

The company has a market cap of $259.05 billion and an enterprise value of $261.63 billion. It is an online and mobile commerce company that, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale marketplaces available through personal computer and mobile interfaces.

The price of the stock has risen by 10% during the last 5 years, by 35% since the beginning of the year and by 49% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 5.69% below his 52-week high and 74.89% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its ROE of 23.33% and ROA of 13.77% are out performing 87% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and  Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (

GS, Financial)

The investor acquired 1,405,417 shares in Goldman Sachs Group during the third quarter. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 9%.

The company has a market cap of $68.54 billion and an enterprise value of $225.07 billion. It is an investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Its segments include Investment Banking, Trading and Principal Investments, Asset Management and Securities Services.

The price of the stock has risen by 76% during the last 5 years, but dropped by 5% since the beginning of the year and by 6% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 15.44% below his 52-week high and 22.32% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its ROE of 5.44% is outperforming and ROA of 0.59% is underperforming 61% of the companies in the Global Capital Markets industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 3.7% of outstanding shares, followed by

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.7%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46% and  Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%.

NVIDIA Corp. (

NVDA, Financial)

The investor increased his position in NVIDIA Corp. by 134.62% during the third quarter and now holds 4,955,812 shares. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 42%.

The company has a market cap of $35.38 billion and an enterprise value of $32.83 billion. It is a visual computing company that is connecting people through the powerful medium of computer graphics.

The price of the stock has risen 328% during the last 5 years, by 104% since the beginning of the year and by 151% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 5.12% below his 52-week high and 167.19% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its ROE of 20.72% and ROA of 12.51% are outperforming 90% of the companies in the Global Semiconductors industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.75% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.77%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28% and  Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

The Priceline Group Inc. (

PCLN, Financial)

The guru increased his position in The Priceline Group by 21.72% during the third quarter and now holds 356,776 shares. Since then, the price of the stock has risen by 12%.

The company has a market cap of $71.91 billion and an enterprise value of $74.38 billion. It is a provider of online travel and travel related reservation and search services. It offers consumers accommodation reservations through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands.

The price of the stock has risen 191% during the last 5 years, by 17% since the beginning of the year and by 8% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 3.13% below his 52-week high and 52.50% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Its ROE of 30.04% and ROA of 14.91% are outperforming 93% of the companies in the Global Leisure industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.39% of outstanding shares, followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.27%, Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.52% and Dodge & Cox with 1.37%.

Halliburton Co. (

HAL, Financial)

The investor acquired 5,071,485 shares in Halliburton during the third quarter. Since then, the price of the stock has risen 8%.

The company has a market cap of $40.16 billion and an enterprise value of $48.8 billion. It is a provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas.

The price of the stock has risen by 33% during the last 5 years, by 35% since the beginning of the year and by 20% during the last 12 months. The stock is now 2.10% below his 52-week high and 68.74% above his 52-week low.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its ROE of -41.11% and ROA of -17.88% are underperforming 80% of the companies in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.59%, First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%, Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.28%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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