One of the most profitable ways to piggyback the world’s best billionaire investors and hedge funds is by following their newest positions.
Over the past two weeks there has been significant buying from billionaire investors and hedge funds, which is usually a bullish sign for stocks. Let’s take a look at some of the most recent transactions:
1) Chesapeake Energy (CHK) – Legendary billionaire activist Carl Icahn recently added to his already large position in Chesapeake last week, buying 6.6 million shares at average price of $14.15. That gives Icahn an 11% stake. Chesapeake looks cheap at 9 times earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.5%, and selling at just two thirds of its book value of $21 a share.
2) Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square, recently upped his stake in Valeant from 4.9% to 5.7% — at an average price of $196.72. Valeant has been a high flyer. It’s up 38% in 2015 and 54% over the past year. It’s hard to argue with Ackman’s timing. Almost every stock he has purchased over the past 2 years has gone straight up.
3) Manitowoc Company Inc. (MTW) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Larry Robbins, of Glenview Capital Management, initiated a new 6.3% position in Manitowoc — at an average price of $20.41. Manitowoc also happens to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn. Icahn recently forced the company to split into separate companies, which could potentially unlock $10 of hidden value in this stock according to many wall street analysts.
4) EXA Corporation (EXA) – Billionaire George Soros recently purchased 1.26 million shares of EXA, or 9% of the company, at an average price of $10.10. EXA is small cap software and services company to the automotive industry that has been rumored to be an acquisition target at $16 to $20 share. That would be a 30% to 60% premium from its share price today.
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