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.
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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