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:

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (NYSE: BABA)

Alibaba is the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, measured by GMV (CNY 5.7 trillion/$846 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2019). It operates China’s most-visited online marketplaces, including Taobao (consumer-to-consumer) and Tmall (business-to-consumer). Alibaba’s China marketplaces accounted for 68% of revenue in fiscal 2019, with Taobao generating revenue through advertising and other merchant data services and Tmall deriving revenue from commission fees. Additional revenue sources include international retail/wholesale marketplaces (7%), cloud computing (7%), digital media and entertainment platforms (6%), Cainiao logistics services (4%), and innovation initiatives/other (1%). Mobile GMV accounted for roughly 85% of consolidated GMV in fiscal 2019.

A quick look at the price chart below for Alibaba shows us that the stock is up 14% in the past twelve months.

(Source: Morningstar)

Superinvestors who bought, or continue to hold Alibaba stock include:


Ken Fisher – 13,945,829

Chase Coleman – 4,478,062

Israel Englander – 4,120,414

Chris Davis – 3,419,998

Ray Dalio – 1,600,500

Jeremy Grantham – 1,489,728

Ken Griffin – 1,171,521

Lee Ainslie – 929,056

Steve Romick – 743,874

Tweedy Browne – 661,015

Cathie Wood – 537,424

Bill Miller – 394,186

Charles Brandes – 211,075

Charles Munger – 165,320

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2 Comments on “One Stock Superinvestors Are Buying”

  1. I had to chuckle when I read your post as I just listened to the ‘We Study Billionaires’ podcast Q1 2019 last night and Toby wasn’t a fan of Alibaba. All the same it’s great to see opinions change as information changes 🙂 Thanks for the great content

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