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Author Archive - Jason Seo, CFA

Dan Loeb THIRD POINT

Dan Loeb’s Large Cap Stock Picks To Avoid

By analyzing the 13F filings of Third Point, managed by Dan Loeb, we estimate that his large-cap stock picks (those with market caps between above $20......(read more)
Lone Pine Capital 2015 Q2 Investor Letter

Stay Away From Stephen Mandel’s Top Stock Picks

The 13F filings of Stephen Mandel, who manages Lone Pine Capital, reveal that his large-cap stock picks (those with market caps between above $20 billion......(read more)
Steve Cohen SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS

Stay Clear of Steve Cohen’s Large Cap Stock Picks

By looking at the historical 13F filings of Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital, we calculate that his large-cap stock picks (those with market caps between......(read more)
John-Griffin2-e1353509650950

Avoid These Stock Picks of John Griffin

By analyzing the historical 13F filings of Blue Ridge Capital, managed by John Griffin, we estimate that his mid-cap stock picks (those with market caps......(read more)
Largest Online Retailers in the World

Hedge Funds Interested in Staples Inc. (SPLS)

Activist investors can be a good source of investment ideas. Given the usually large stakes that these hedge funds amass in a particular stock before......(read more)
insider trading

5 Stocks Insiders are Buying Right Now

According to our research, stocks bought by insiders demonstrate a small outperformance effect, which seems logical given the fact that insiders are the......(read more)
Warren Buffett

Stay Away From These Warren Buffett Stocks

In looking through the historical 13F filings of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, we calculate that his mid-cap stock picks (those with market caps......(read more)
Leon Cooperman Omega Advisors

Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s Largest High Dividend Picks

With the first quarter of 2014 behind us, we are eagerly awaiting the 13F filings of hedge fund managers, which will provide insight into which stocks......(read more)
PAULSON & CO

Pay Attention to John Paulson’s Small Cap Stock Picks

John Paulson started his hedge fund, Paulson & Co., in 1994 using a merger arbitrage strategy. His strength lies in big macro bets, such as his......(read more)
Greenlight Capital

Avoid David Einhorn’s Large Cap Stock Picks

We analyzed the historical 13F filings of Greenlight Capital, managed by David Einhorn, and our analysis showed that his large-cap stock picks returned......(read more)
David Dreman

Is Unit Corp. (UNT) Positioned for Growth? Hedge Funds Think So

Unit Corp. (NYSE:UNT) generated interest from several hedge fund managers during the last quarter of 2013, with Israel Englander of Millennium Management......(read more)
Marcato Capital

NCR Corporation (NCR) Is a Tech Stock Worth Hedge Funds’ Attention

During the fourth quarter of 2013, Richard McGuire of Marcato Capital Management and Eric Bannasch of Cadian Capital increased their stakes in NCR Corporation......(read more)
Chuck Royce

Hedge Funds Call on Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS)

Numerous hedge fund managers bought Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (NYSE:TDS) during the fourth quarter of 2013, including Jim Simons of Renaissance......(read more)
Pine River Capital Management

Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV): An IPO Loved by Hedge Funds

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) can be an ideal way for investors to make a quick profit, especially if the company operates in a hot industry that garners......(read more)
Arthur B Cohen and Joseph Healey, Healthcor Management LP

Hedge Funds Are Buying WhiteWave Foods Co (WWAV)

Numerous hedge fund managers purchased Class A shares of WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) during the fourth quarter of 2013, including Phil Gross and Robert......(read more)
Ricky Sandler

Activist Investors are Betting on Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (MDRX)

Activist investors Ricky Sandler of Eminence Capital and Clifton S. Robbins of Blue Harbour Group increased their stakes in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions......(read more)
Chuck Royce

Hedge Funds’ Interest in Hubbell Inc. (HUBA): Activism, Fundamentals or Both?

Among the largest shareholders of Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUBA), which disclosed stakes as at the end of last year, are Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment......(read more)
Bill Miller

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (HAWK) Is Down but Not Out

Several hedge fund managers are betting on Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK), according to the latest round of 13F filings, including Mario......(read more)
MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT

Hedge Funds Buying GrafTech International Ltd (GTI)

Several hedge fund managers newly purchased shares of GrafTech International Ltd (NYSE:GTI), including Peter Schliemann of Rutabaga Capital Management......(read more)
AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Hedge Funds Are Fond of Era Group Inc (ERA)

Relative to its small size, Era Group Inc (NYSE:ERA) generated outsized interest from hedge fund managers during the fourth quarter of 2013, with Richard......(read more)
Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI)

Hedge Funds Go Crazy for Carter’s, Inc. (CRI)

Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) was a popular stock during the fourth quarter of 2013, with many hedge fund managers scooping up shares, including Chase......(read more)
David Shaw

Hedge Fund Cliffhanger at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF)

Many hedge funds purchased the shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) during the fourth quarter of 2013, including David Shaw of D E Shaw,......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Why ‘Hedgies’ Are Bullish on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) was an actively traded stock among hedge fund managers during the fourth quarter, with the likes......(read more)
YORK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Is Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) A Good Stock To Buy?

While some investors focused on large-cap healthcare stocks during the fourth quarter of 2013, such as the purchase of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) by......(read more)
Mario Gabelli

Activists Are Interested in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI)

Many ‘hedgies’ purchased shares of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) during the fourth quarter of 2013, including Steven Cohen of SAC Capital......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Hedge Funds Seem to Love Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN)

Buying stocks alongside activist investors can be a profitable strategy. Hedge funds with an activist bent attempt to build large stakes in cheap companies......(read more)
David Harding

Activism in Action at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF)

Choosing good stocks is hard, even for investment professionals. There are numerous quantitative and qualitative factors to consider, such as a company......(read more)
hedge funds vs. mutual funds

Hedge Funds Shooting for the Starz (STRZA)

Spin-off situations tend to be good investment opportunities, as smaller divisions of larger companies tend to be misunderstood and incorrectly valued......(read more)
ETON PARK CAPITAL

Hedge Funds Interested in Cole Real Estate Investments (COLE)

Beating the market can be difficult when picking stocks on your own. One common source of alpha can be focusing on small cap stocks, which tend to outperform......(read more)
Warren Buffett and Billionaires

Warren Buffett to Swap Stake in Graham Holdings (GHC)

Berkshire Hathaway, led by Warren Buffett, disclosed in an SEC filing that it will sell its Class B shares of Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) back to......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Elliott Management Wagers on Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD)

In a 13D filing with the SEC, activist investor Paul Singer‘s Elliott Associates disclosed holding 5.4 million shares of Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE......(read more)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)

Hound Partners & Arrow Capital Management Are Buying the Same Stocks

Jonathan Auerbach co-founded long/short equity fund Hound Partners with Scott McLellan in 2004, seeded by Tiger Management. Jonathan Auerbach had been......(read more)
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

Jerome Simon, Lonestar Are Betting On These Mid- and Large Cap Stocks

Jerome L. Simon founded Lonestar Capital Management in the summer of 1995. The San Francisco-based activist hedge fund specializes in special situations......(read more)
Visium Asset Management

Visium Asset Management’s Latest Purchase: AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMAG)

Visium Asset Management, managed by Jacob Gottlieb, disclosed in an SEC filing that it initiated a 1.6 million position in AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (......(read more)
Broadfin Kevin Kotler

Broadfin Capital Initiates Stake in Pernix Therapeutics (PTX)

Last night, Broadfin Capital, a healthcare focused hedge fund managed by Kevin Kotler, disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it......(read more)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)

Hound Partners & Marble Arch Investments Are Betting On Same Stocks

Jonathan Auerbach co-founded long/short equity fund Hound Partners with Scott McLellan in 2004, seeded by Tiger Management. Jonathan Auerbach had been......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Paul Singer Is Betting on This Small Stock, You Should Too

Investing is extremely difficult if you are focusing on large-cap companies and their short-term performance. Even the smartest hedge fund managers can......(read more)
Jeff Smith

Cash Rich Technology Stock With Strong Upside Potential

Cash rich technology stocks have been targeted by hedge funds because these companies trade at a discount to their peers. Carl Icahn has been forcing......(read more)
Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS

Outerwall Inc (OUTR) is Hugely Popular Among Hedge Funds

Beating the market can be difficult when picking stocks on your own. One common source of alpha can be focusing on small cap stocks, which tend to outperform......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Huge Hedge Fund Interest In Rite Aid Corp. (RAD)

Beating the market can be difficult when picking stocks on your own. One common source of alpha can be focusing on small cap stocks, which tend to outperform......(read more)
Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS

Free Stock Research Report: Allegion PLC (ALLE)

Many hedge fund managers, including Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, Nelson Peltz of Trian Partners, David E. Shaw of D E Shaw, Eric Mindich of Eton......(read more)
AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER)

Free Stock Research Report: AerCap Holdings NV (AER)

During the fourth quarter of 2013, AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) was a popular stock among hedge funds, with many managers, such as Eric Chen of Antipodean......(read more)
URS Corp (NYSE:URS)

Free Stock Research Report: URS Corp (URS)

Among the top institutional owners of engineering and construction firm URS Corp (NYSE:URS) are several hedge fund managers with an activist bent, such......(read more)
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HA)

Free Stock Research Report: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA)

Investing is extremely difficult if you are focusing on large-cap companies and their short-term performance. Even the smartest investors can’t......(read more)
DUQUESNE CAPITAL

Druckenmiller’s 4Q13 Portfolio Changes

Stan Druckenmiller is a billionaire, and was the long-time manager of Duquesne Capital. Now, he oversees a family office, but his investing strategy is......(read more)