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 Corp (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 the company shows us that the stock is down 3.53% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who reduced, or sold out of the company’s stock include:
Terry Smith – 10,018,432
Chase Coleman – 7,312,539
Cliff Asness – 5,443,421
Jean-Marie Eveillard – 2,432,334
Donald Yacktman – 1,942,026
Israel Englander – 970,599
Bill & Melinda Gates – 944,620
Lee Ainslie – 791,588
Dan Loeb – 500,000
Ken Griffin – 371,555
Mario Gabelli – 151,153
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