Author Archive - Brian Tracz

For Sanofi SA (ADR) (SNY) Chronic Diseases Present the Future Focus

Sanofi SA (ADR) (NYSE:SNY)
In an interview with CNBC, Chris Viehbacher, the CEO of Sanofi SA (ADR) (NYSE:SNY), discussed the steps that big pharma companies like Sanofi SA (ADR) (......(read more)

Billionaire John Paulson’s Latest Stock Picks

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One of the most revered names in the business, billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is famous for his lucrative bets against subprime mortgages......(read more)

5 Dividend Stocks for the Next 5 Years

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP)
In the eight decades prior to 2010, dividends accounted for a whopping 44 percent of the total return of the stock market. When investors are able to......(read more)

The Facebook Inc (FB) Hurricane: Wait it Out

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
Of all the companies that have given social networking a try, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been both the most popular and the most troublesome among investors......(read more)

Revised: Apple Inc (AAPL) is the Post-PC Juggernaut

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) share have stumbled back to the $600 level and investors should be asking themselves whether now is a good entry point for the......(read more)

Apple Inc (AAPL) is the Post-PC Juggernaut

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Now that Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) have stumbled back to the low $600 region, investors should be asking themselves whether now is a good entry point for......(read more)

Apple Inc (AAPL) and Facebook Inc (FB): Time to Buy Both?

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the most popular stock among hedge funds, it is also one of the most successful technology companies. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ......(read more)

Playing the Third Smartphone OS: Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) or Research In Motion (RIMM)?

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)
In the smartphone wars, it is not clear if there will be a third operating system to stand next to Android and iOS, either in the consumer space or in......(read more)

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Vivus Inc, and the Weight-loss Craze

VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS)
According to a Centers for Disease Control study earlier this year, about 36 percent of Americans are obese. While this might seem like an investing goldmine......(read more)

Apple Inc (AAPL) is a Conservative Investor’s Paradise

Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the most popular stock among billionaires. No company receives as much attention as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), a fact that,......(read more)

A Hedge Fund’s Bets in Generic Pharmaceuticals

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS)
Visium Asset Management was founded by Jacob Gottlieb in 2005. Though this hedge fund initially specialized in health care stocks, the firm now manages......(read more)

A Hedge Fund’s Picks for a Stronger Economy

Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME)
Richard S. Meisenberg is the manager and founder of ACK Asset Management, a hedge fund created in 2005 that specializes in small cap and mid cap equities......(read more)

Will J.C. Penney Really Transform Retail?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)
Some have hailed the recent J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) rally as a one supported merely by technicals, thereby pressuring J.C. Penney management......(read more)

Is Yahoo Inc (YHOO) A Good Stock to Buy Post Alibaba Deal?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced on Tuesday that it will be returning $3.6 billion of the $4.3 billion proceeds from the sale of its stake in Alibaba......(read more)

Playing Oil, Upstream and Downstream

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)
Two important general trends in oil exploration, production, and refining are particularly worth noting. First, over the past two years, many integrated......(read more)

Tremblant Capital’s Stock Picks: Imax, Visa, Procter&Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)
Tremblant Capital Group, founded by Brett Barakett, is a hedge fund specializing in consumer goods and services. As CEO, Barakett’s strategy has......(read more)

David Nierenberg’s Top Stock Picks: Hewlett-Packard, Move Inc, and More

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)
David Nierenberg is both the founder of the D3 Family Funds, a family of funds managed by Nierenberg Investment Management Company, and the fund’......(read more)

Activist Rehan Jaffer’s Top Picks

Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX)
Rehan Jaffer is an activist investor who founded H Partners Management in 2005 and presently has around $1 billion in assets under management (AUM). Jaffer......(read more)

Akanthos Capital’s Top Picks: General Motors, Wynn Resorts, and Allegheny Tech

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General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) are among Akanthos Capital’s top stock picks......(read more)

4 Rock Solid Value Plays from the Kahn Brothers

Irving Kahn
The Kahn Brothers have operated their namesake hedge fund, Kahn Brothers Group, since 1978. Irving Kahn studied under Benjamin Graham and earned his M......(read more)

GM, Wynn Resorts Among Akanthos Capital’s Top Stock Picks

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)
Michael Kao is founder and CEO of Akanthos Capital Management. After completing his undergraduate studies in engineering and computer science at the University......(read more)

Top Stock Picks by Long-Term Value Hedge Fund

VALUEACT CAPITAL
Jeffrey Ubben founded ValueAct Capital and, since 2000, has served as its CEO and CIO. Prior to founding and managing his own fund, Ubben was a managing......(read more)

Highside Capital’s Top Stock Picks

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Highside Capital Management, managed by Lee Hobson, maintains a balanced portfolio of equities focused in the service, technology, finance, and healthcare......(read more)

Long-Term Investment Ideas from Julian Robertson’s Portfolio

TIGER MANAGEMENT
Julian Robertson manages the famous Tiger Management, which boasted impressive 31.7 percent annual returns between 1980 and 1998. His “Tiger cubs”......(read more)

Is a Hewlett-Packard Turnaround Shaping Up?

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced its second quarter earnings on September 10, which were down 29.7 percent year-over-year. The company indicated......(read more)
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