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:
The Walt Disney Co (DIS)
Walt Disney owns the rights to some of the most globally recognized characters, from Mickey Mouse to Luke Skywalker. These characters and others are featured in several Disney theme parks around the world. Disney makes live-action and animated films, which may 3D product renderings, under studios such as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm and also operates media networks including ESPN and several TV production studios. Disney recently reorganized into four segments with one new segment: direct-to-consumer and international. The new segment includes the two announced OTT offerings, ESPN+ and the Disney SVOD service. The plan also combines two segments, parks and resorts and consumer products, into one. The media networks group contains the U.S. cable channels and ABC. The studio segment holds the movie production assets.
A quick look at the price chart below for the company shows us that the stock is down 44% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold the stock, according to their latest 13Fs, include:
Tom Gayner – 1,966,665
Andreas Halvorsen – 1,741,500
Jim Simons – 1,140,104
Dan Loeb – 1,000,000
Steve Cohen – 639,890
Mario Gabelli – 512,887
Ray Dalio – 335,906
Francois Rochon – 222,976
Cliff Asness – 103,615
David Tepper – 50,000
Joel Greenblatt – 43,498
Murray Stahl – 6,872
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