One Stock Superinvestors Are Buying

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As part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple we’re always interested in superinvestors who hold the same stocks that appear in our Acquirer’s Multiple Stock Screeners, based on their latest 13F’s. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks.

While doing this research we’ve also uncovered a number of stocks that superinvestors have bought or added more of to their portfolios, according to their latest 13f’s. So we’re now providing a new weekly feature article called ‘One Stock Superinvestors Are Buying‘. This week we’ll take a look at:

Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ: FB)

Facebook is the world’s largest online social network, with 2.5 billion monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. On the video side, the firm is in the process of building a library of premium content and monetizing it via ads or subscription revenue. Facebook refers to this as Facebook Watch. The firm’s ecosystem consists mainly of the Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many features surrounding these products. Users can access Facebook on mobile devices and desktop. Advertising revenue represents more than 90% of the firm’s total revenue, with 50% coming from the U.S. and Canada, and 25% from Europe. With gross margins above 80%, Facebook operates at a 30%-plus margin.

A quick look at the price chart below for Facebook shows us that the stock is up 12% in the past twelve months.

(Source: Morningstar)

Superinvestors who bought, or added more Facebook stock to their portfolios include:

Chris Davis – 27,636,091 shares

Jean-Marie Eveillard – 13,255,313 shares

Rich Pzena – 10,769,810 shares

Steve Romick – 8,080,271 shares

Jeremy Grantham – 7,949,108 shares

Donald Yacktman – 4,411,864 shares

Ken Griffin – 4,402,310 shares

Jim Simons – 3,083,611 shares

Jim O’Shaughnessy – 2,294,921 shares

Charles Brandes – 1,768,065 shares

Mario Gabelli – 1,644,550 shares

David Tepper – 700,000 shares

Tom Gayner – 195,450 shares

Robert Olstein – 182,900 shares

Joel Greenblatt – 162,157 shares

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