As part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple we’re always interested in investing gurus 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 common stocks that investing gurus have recently bought, or continuing to hold in their portfolios, according to their latest 13f’s. So we’re now providing a new weekly feature article called ‘One Stock Superinvestors Are Buying Or Holding’. This week we’ll take a look at:
Facebook, Inc. (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 desktops. 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 13% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold Facebook stock in their portfolios include:
Chase Coleman – 8,750,500 shares
Stephen Mandel – 5,849,522 shares
Ken Fisher – 4,299,819 shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard – 3,237,002 shares
Ken Griffin – 2,895,634 shares
Li Lu – 1,331,000 shares
Israel Englander – 1,209,960 shares
David Abrams – 1,205,043 shares
Dan Loeb – 1,125,000 shares
Steve Cohen – 839,705 shares
Leon Cooperman – 27,000 shares
Jim O’Shaughnessy – 21,361 shares
Paul Tudor Jones – 17,627 shares
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