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:
Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG)
Booking is the world’s largest online travel agency by revenue, offering booking and payment services for hotel and alternative accommodation rooms, airline tickets, rental cars, restaurant reservations, cruises, experiences, and other vacation packages. The company operates a number of branded travel booking sites, including Booking.com, Agoda, OpenTable, and Rentalcars.com, and has expanded into travel media with the acquisitions of Kayak and Momondo. Transaction fees for online bookings account for the bulk of revenue and profits.
A quick look at the price chart below for the company shows us that the stock is down 3% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold the stock, according to their latest 13Fs include:
Steve Mandel – 253,570
Donald Yacktman – 156,330
Rich Pzena – 105,210
Cliff Asness – 82,776
Ken Griffin – 78,887
Jonathan Soros – 17,000
George Soros – 10,800
Paul Tudor Jones – 7,159
Joel Greenblatt – 942
Lee Ainslie – 200
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