Apple Inc. (AAPL), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Billionaire David Harding’s Mega-Cap Tech Stock Picks

Billionaire David Harding’s Winton Capital Group recently filed its Form 13F for the second quarter of 2014. The fund disclosed more than 640 equity positions – from almost every sector in the economy, with a combined market value of more than $14.66 billion. Let’s take a look at some of his mega-cap tech stock picks for the quarter.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is amongst Harding’s favorites. However, this $127.8 billion market cap communications and information technology (IT) company saw the fund slightly trim its stake over the quarter. Winton Capital disclosed ownership of 3.31 million shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), down from 3.4 million declared by the end of the first quarter. This position, worth more than $82 million, accounts for roughly 0.56% of Winton Capital’s total equity portfolio.

David Harding

Similar is the case of Donald Yacktman’s Yacktman Asset Management, which also reduced its exposure to Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) slightly, but still holds 62.28 million shares of the company, with a market value of more than $1.54 billion. Moreover, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management declared a 6% increase in its stake in the company, and now owns 15.1 million shares.

The fund’s second largest stake amongst mega-cap tech companies is in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Harding boosted his exposure to the tech giant during the second quarter, and now owns approximately 2.5 million shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which have a market value of $77.33 million.

Once again, Fisher Asset Management can be counted among the company’s shareholders. After purchasing almost 1 million shares during the last quarter, the fund owns 18.96 million shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

Like many other hedge funds and investors, Winton Capital seems to love Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Over the second quarter of the year, the fund upped its bet on the tech behemoth by 22.7%, and now owns 690,536 shares of the company. The position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market value of more than $64 million.

Yet again, Ken Fisher disclosed an increase in his stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), as well. His fund now owns 10.74 million shares of the company, worth almost $1 billion.

Another company that is amongst Harding’s top tech picks is is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). However, the fund trimmed its exposure to the company by 5% over the second quarter, and now owns about 1.76 million shares, worth $73.79 million.

Donald Yacktman is also long is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). His fund revealed ownership of 32.93 million shares of the company by the end of the second quarter. Another fund that seems quite bullish about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is Jeffrey Ubben’s Valueact Capital, which owned 71.28 million shares of the company by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Finally, there’s Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), a $179 billion market cap software and infrastructure company. The fund declared a 33.4% increase in its participation in the company, and now owns 1.41 million shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), worth more than $57 million.

Yacktman and Fisher are, once again, amongst the company’s shareholders. Nonetheless, the largest hedge fund investor –amongst those we track, is Harris Associates. This fund last disclosed (as of the end of the first quarter) ownership of more than 68.4 million shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL).

Disclosure: Javier Hasse holds no position in any stocks or funds mentioned

Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

The 9 Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists to Visit

Reign of Terror: The 10 Most Ruthless Politicians in History

On the Move: The 10 Fastest Growing Businesses in 2015

Fast Money: The 10 Highest Paying Fast Food Restaurants

Mixing It Up: The 14 Best Music Mashups of 2014

Rito Pls Buff: The 10 Least Played Champions in LoL Season 4

10 Covers of Popular Songs that are Better than the Originals

Must See TV: The 9 Most Anticipated Shows of 2015

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs of All Time

10 Things The World Can’t Stand About Americans

Picture Perfect: The 6 Smartphones with the Best Cameras

The 10 Best Countries To Work In the World

A Profitable Day At The Track: 5 Tips For Betting On Horses

Tearing You Apart: 6 Bad Habits That Ruin Relationships

Learning on the Job: The 6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

Shopaholics Rejoice: The 12 Biggest Malls in the World

Fright Night: 10 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Mach Mania: The 10 Fastest Jets in the World

Military Heavyweights: The 10 Countries with the Most Tanks

All In: The 7 Richest Poker Players in the World

Abracadabra: The 10 Best Magicians in the World

The 10 Richest Asian Countries in the World in 2014

Eyes in the Sky: 10 Things You Need to Know About Drones

Rising Stars: The 6 Best Silicon Valley Startups

Military Muscle: The 5 Most Advanced Armies in South America

All that Glitters: The 7 Most Luxurious Jewelry Brands in the World

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ISIS but Should

Empowering Your Money: The 5 Best Energy Stocks to Invest In

The 11 Best Android Apps You Can’t Get on iOS

The 10 Most Important International Conflicts in 2014

Mood Enhancers: The 20 Most Uplifting Songs of all Time

Lover Beware: The 8 Countries that Cheat the Most

Breath of Fresh Air: The 25 Countries with the Best Air Quality on the Planet

Singles Beware: The 8 Worst Mistakes Made on First Dates

Healthy and Happy: The 10 Countries with Lowest Healthcare Costs

The 6 Best Company Team Building Activities to Build Workplace Camaraderie

Ships Ahoy: The 10 Busiest Shipping Ports in the World

10 Productivity Tips to Save You Time and Help You Do More With Less

Grab a Bite: The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in America

Friday Night Thirst: The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in the World

The 6 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries We May Never Figure Out

7 Useless Products You Never Should’ve Bought

The 5 Reasons Why You’re Single and Miserable

The 7 Most Addictive Foods in the World We Can’t Stop Eating (Even Though We Should)

5 Amazing Places You Can Swim with Dolphins

The Top 7 Most Livable Countries In The World

The 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Pulled From A Pack

The 5 Easiest Second Languages to Learn for English Speakers

Silver Spoon: The 6 Richest Families in the World

The 20 Countries with the Largest Prison Populations in the World

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!