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:
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)
Verizon is primarily a wireless business (nearly 80% of revenue and nearly all operating income). It serves about 93 million postpaid and 23 million prepaid phone customers (following the acquisition of Tracfone) via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier. Fixed-line telecom operations include local networks in the Northeast, which reach about 25 million homes and businesses, and nationwide enterprise services.
A quick look at the price chart below for the company shows us that the stock is down 22% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who recently bought, or continue to hold the stock, according to their latest 13Fs include:
Ken Griffin – 5,278,579
Jim Simons – 4,421,693
Israel Englander – 2,940,253
John Rogers – 1,929,890
Rich Pzena – 232,535
Joel Greenblatt – 214,181
Mario Gabelli – 154,496
Arnold Van Den Berg – 77,755
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