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Tiziano Frateschi
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Andreas Halvorsen Keeps Buying Centene, DaVita

Guru's largest buys of last 2 quarters

August 22, 2019 | About:

Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), founding partner and chief investment officer of Viking Global Investors, bought shares of the following stocks in both the first and second quarters.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)

The guru increased his position by 118.4% in the first quarter and by 233.3% in the second quarter. The stock has a weight of 3.29% in the equity portfolio.

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The health care plans provider has a market cap of $19.41 billion. Its revenue of $69.54 billion has grown at an average rate of 25.90% per annum over the last five years.

Halvorsen is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 4.03% of outstanding shares, followed by Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.77%, the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.14% and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.72%.

DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA)

Halvorsen increased his holding by 5.55% in the first quarter and by another 5.55% in the second quarter. The stock has a weight of 0.73% in the portfolio.

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The dialysis provider has a market cap of $9.07 billion. Its revenue of $11.25 billion has grown at an average annual rate of 2.80% over the last five years.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 24.06% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%.

Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)

The investor boosted his holding by 3.35% in the first quarter and by 15.97% in the second quarter. The stock has a total weight of 2.27% in the portfolio.

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The company, which provides life science tools for analyzing genetic material, has a market cap of $42.70 billion. Its revenue of $11.69 billion has grown 16.10% on average every year over the last five years.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 2.47% of outstanding shares, followed by Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.32%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67% and the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 0.32%.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

In the first quarter, the guru boosted his holding by 31.11% and by 28.63% in the second quarter. The stock has a weight of 5.27% in the portfolio.

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The health insurance services provider has a market cap of $227.78 billion. Its revenue of $234 billion has grown 11.5% on average every year over the last five years.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is the Vanguard Health Care Fund with 1.05% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.70% and Steve Mandel with 0.40%.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)

Halvorsen increased his position by 24.9% in the first quarter and by 30.2% in the second quarter. The stock has a weight of 0.74% in the portfolio.

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The company, which provides insurance and reinsurance brokerage solutions, has a market cap of $45.56 billion. Its revenue of $10.86 billion has grown at an average annual rate of 1.90% over the last five years.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, Halvorsen with 0.39% and Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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