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:
Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ: GOOGL)
Alphabet is a holding company, with Google, the Internet media giant, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Google generates 99% of Alphabet revenue, of which more than 85% is from online ads. Google’s other revenue is from sales of apps and content on Google Play and YouTube, as well as cloud service fees and other licensing revenue. Sales of hardware such as Chromebooks, the Pixel smartphone, and smart homes products, which include Nest and Google Home, also contribute to other revenue. Alphabet’s moonshot investments are in its other bets segment, where it bets on technology to enhance health (Verily), faster Internet access to homes (Google Fiber), self-driving cars (Waymo), and more. Alphabet’s operating margin has been 25%-30%, with Google at 30% and other bets operating at a loss.
A quick look at the price chart below for Alphabet shows us that the stock is up 54% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold Alphabet stock include:
Ken Fisher – 1,670,427 shares
Andreas Halvorsen – 619,791 shares
Israel Englander – 364,545 shares
Steve Cohen – 355,847 shares
Ken Griffin – 304,747 shares
Dan Loeb – 260,000 shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard – 198,597 shares
Jim Simons – 191,948 shares
Jeremy Grantham – 173,275 shares
David Abrams – 146,440 shares
Joel Greenblatt – 26,910 shares
Prem Watsa – 16,731 shares
Tom Gayner – 12,500 shares
George Soros – 12,320 shares
Francois Rochon – 8,542 shares
Michael Price – 6,300 shares
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