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:
Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)
Cisco Systems is the largest provider of networking equipment in the world and one of the largest software companies in the world. Its largest businesses are selling networking hardware and software (where it has leading market shares) and cybersecurity software like firewalls. It also has collaboration products, like its Webex suite, and observability tools. It primarily outsources its manufacturing to third parties and has a large sales and marketing staff—25,000 strong across 90 countries. Overall, Cisco employees 80,000 employees and sells its products globally.
A quick look at the price chart below for the company shows us that the stock is up 16.56% in the past twelve months.
Superinvestors who reduced, or sold out of the company’s stock, according to their latest 13Fs, include:
Donald Yacktman – 1,396,997
Ken Fisher – 889,279
Ray Dalio – 728,026
Rich Pzena – 584,777
Joel Greenblatt – 341,483
Israel Englander – 180,571
Ken Griffin – 47,439
Chuck Royce – 38,000
Lee Ainslie – 19,462
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