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’. This week we’ll take a look at:
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL)
Alphabet is a holding company. Internet media giant Google is 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 home 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 the company shows us that the stock is down 17.9% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold the stock, according to their latest 13Fs, include:
Ken Fisher – 41,875,380
Chris Hohn – 15,360,420
Terry Smith – 7,625,040
Cliff Asness – 5,754,580
Chris Davis – 4,787,380
Steve Romick – 3,718,580
Jean-Marie Eveillard – 3,703,520
Jeremy Grantham – 3,644,820
Stephen Mandel – 3,439,820
David Abrams – 2,928,800
Tweedy Browne – 2,389,800
Chase Coleman – 2,209,440
George Soros – 1,063,500
Ray Dalio – 983,960
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