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:
Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT)
Applied Materials is one of the world’s largest suppliers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, providing materials engineering solutions to help make nearly every chip in the world. The firm’s systems are used in every process step with the exception of lithography. Key tools include those for chemical and physical vapor deposition, etching, chemical mechanical polishing, wafer- and reticle-inspection, critical dimension measurement, and defect-inspection scanning electron microscopes.
A quick look at the price chart below for Applied Materials shows us that the stock is down 40% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 7.03 which means that it remains undervalued.
(SOURCE: GOOGLE FINANCE)
Superinvestors who currently hold positions in Applied Materials include:
Cliff Asness- 11,006,357 total shares
Ken Griffin – 10,838,315 total shares
Ray Dalio – 551,724 total shares
Joel Greenblatt – 479,988 total shares
Jim Simons – 441,748 total shares
Jeremy Grantham – 362,128 total shares
Lee Ainslie – 178,980 total shares
Steve Cohen – 103,190 total shares
Paul Tudor Jones – 103,025 total shares
The Large Cap 1000 Stock Screener (19.3%)
From January 2, 1999 to November 29, 2017, the Large Cap Stock Screener generated a total return of 2,797 percent, or a compound growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent per year. This compared favorably with the Russell 1000 Total Return, which returned a cumulative total of 320 percent, or 6.3 percent compound.
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