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 equally sized broad 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).
A quick look at the price chart below for Microsoft shows us that the stock is up 44% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who reduced, or sold out of Microsoft include:
Chase Coleman – 13,131,734
Terry Smith – 12,035,021
Cliff Asness – 6,409,612
Stephen Mandel – 5,275,472
Andreas Halvorsen – 4,655,350
Jean-Marie Eveillard – 2,971,433
Donald Yacktman – 2,092,081
Stanley Druckenmiller – 1,508,016
John Rogers – 1,194,040
Lee Ainslie – 976,250
Israel Englander – 788,792
Steve Cohen – 364,503
David Tepper – 312,500
Louis Bacon – 297,571
Ken Griffin – 258,717
Joel Greenblatt – 191,591
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