Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks.
The top investor data is provided from their latest 13F’s (dated 2018-6-30). This week we’ll take a look at:
LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB)
LyondellBasell Industries NV is a petrochemical producer with operations in the U.S. and Europe. It operates in five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas), Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI), Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), Refining and Technology. The company is a major producer of polyethylene, the world’s largest producer of polypropylene, and the second- largest producer of propylene oxide. Its chemicals are used in various consumer and industrial end products. Substantially, all of the company’s revenue is derived from product sales.
A quick look at the price chart below for LyondellBasell Industries shows us that the stock is up 2% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 7.81 which means that it remains undervalued.
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Superinvestors who currently hold positions in LyondellBasell Industries include:
Cliff Asness – 9,225,331 total shares
James O’Shaughnessy – 1,111,927 total shares
Joel Greenblatt – 261,612 total shares
Ken Heebner – 240,000 total shares
Steve Cohen – 187,700 total shares
Ken Griffin – 134,456 total shares
Jim Simons – 123,100 total shares
Ray Dalio – 98,512 total shares
Jeremy Grantham – 90,779 total shares
Jeff Auxier – 72,718 total shares
Lee Ainslie – 40,240 total shares
John Hussman – 20,700 total shares
Murray Stahl – 3,955 total shares
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