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 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:

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC)

Wells Fargo is one of the largest banks in the United States, with approximately $1.9 trillion in balance sheet assets. The company is split into three segments for reporting purposes: community banking; wholesale banking; and wealth and investment management. The community banking segment serves consumers and small businesses with products including deposit accounts, credit and debit cards, and student, mortgage, and home equity loans. Wholesale banking includes corporate and commercial real estate lending, asset-based lending and trade financing, merchant services, and capital markets businesses. Wealth and investment management includes advisory, brokerage, retirement, and trust services. The bulk of Wells’ lending takes place in the U.S.

A quick look at the price chart below for Wells Fargo shows us that the stock is down 47% in the past twelve months.

(Source: Morningstar)

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

Chris Davis – 27,636,091 shares

Rich Pzena – 13,678,807 shares

Jean-Marie Eveillard – 13,255,313 shares

Steve Romick – 8,080,271 shares

Jeremy Grantham – 7,949,108 shares

Donald Yacktman – 4,418,282 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

Robert Olstein – 182,900 shares

Joel Greenblatt – 162,157 shares

Lee Ainslie – 7,169 shares



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