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 sold, or reduced in their portfolios, according to their latest 13f’s. So we’re now providing a new weekly feature article called ‘One Stock Superinvestors Are Selling‘. This week we’ll take a look at:
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft develops and licenses consumer and enterprise software. It is known for its Windows operating systems and Office productivity suite. The company is organized into three overarching segments: productivity and business processes (legacy Microsoft Office, cloud-based Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, LinkedIn, Dynamics), intelligence cloud (infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings Azure, Windows Server OS, SQL Server), and more personal computing (Windows Client, Xbox, Bing search, display advertising, and Surface laptops, tablets, and desktops). Through acquisitions, Microsoft owns Xamarin, LinkedIn, and GitHub. It reports revenue in product and service and other revenue on its income statement.
A quick look at the price chart below for Microsoft shows us that the stock is up 55% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who sold, or reduced Microsoft stock to their portfolios include:
(Superinvestor – remaining shares)
Terry Smith – 11,954,858 shares
Cliff Asness – 11,065,434 shares
Jeremy Grantham – 3,387,348 shares
Donald Yacktman – 1,951,961 shares
John Rogers – 1,640,371 shares
Ken Griffin – 1,547,301 shares
Steve Romick – 1,404,752 shares
Chris Davis – 561,829 shares
Charles Brandes – 133,165 shares
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