Author Archive - Marshall Hargrave

OMEGA ADVISORS

McMoRan Exploration (MMR) And 4 Other Key Stock Picks from Leon Cooperman

Compared to their larger peers, small and mid-cap stocks don’t get as much attention in the financial world. Understandably, then, we can expect hedge......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Exxon Mobil (XOM) Among Adage Capital’s Biggest Bets

It’s no secret that Apple Inc. (NADSAQ:AAPL) is the No. 1 stock pick in the hedge fund industry. Let’s take a look at one fund in particular......(read more)
top hedge funds

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Among Fortress Investment Group’s Top Picks

Fortress Investment Group started out as a private equity firm in 1998, founded by Wesley Edens (a former partner at BlackRock Financial), Robert Kauffman......(read more)
MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Just One of Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Most Promising Stock Picks

Small and mid-cap stocks don’t get as much attention from analysts and the financial press, which often leaves them less efficiently priced than the......(read more)
Steven Cohen

5 Stocks Steven Cohen and SAC Capital Might Be Forced to Sell

Things do not appear to be getting any easier for Steven Cohen and SAC Capital. In a recent Fox Business scoop, Charlie Gasparino painted a bleak picture......(read more)
AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Apple Inc. (AAPL): AQR Capital’s Top Pick

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the top stock pick among the hedge funds we track. Let’s take a look at one money manager in particular that holds a......(read more)
AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Billionaires Betting On Small Steel: AK Steel (AKS) Versus United States Steel (X)

What’s the best way to play a potential turnaround in the steel industry? Well it’s not the company you would think. United States Steel Corporation......(read more)
Sandy Nairn

Google Inc (GOOG), Wal-Mart (WMT): Edinburgh Partners Loves the Mega-Caps

Edinburgh Partners is a Scotland-based hedge fund managed by Sandy Nairn, and was founded in 2003. Edinburgh focuses on a long-term investment strategy......(read more)
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Facebook Inc (FB), Sprint (S) Among JAT Capital’s Big Bets

JAT Capital was founded by John Thaler in 2007 after leaving the private equity firm Shumway. Thaler graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA......(read more)
David Einhorn

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Brookside Capital’s Top Pick

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Brookside Capital’s top stock pick. The tech stock makes up over 7.8% of the fund’s 13F portfolio, according to......(read more)
Mason Hawkins

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), FedEx Among Mason Hawkins’ Favorite Stocks

Mason Hawkins founded Southeastern Asset Management in 1975 and tends to invest for the long-term, not worried by the interim ups and downs of the markets......(read more)
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Is US Airways Group, Inc. (LCC) a Good Investment?

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC) is one of the top airline operators and the consolidation of its industry appears to be continuing. U.S. Airways has......(read more)
MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Devon Energy Among Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Energy Picks

Louis Bacon manages $15 billion at Moore Capital Management, and his net worth has been estimated at $1.5 billion. Bacon received an MBA from Columbia......(read more)
PERSHING SQUARE

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Isn’t the Only Stock with a Bill Ackman-Whitney Tilson Connection

Billionaire Bill Ackman runs a niche equity portfolio, owning only around 10 stocks at a time. Ackman is a long-term activist and value investor, and......(read more)
BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Target Among Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Retail Bets

Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates in 1973 from his apartment. After 28 years, Dalio stepped down as CEO and is now the co-CIO and “......(read more)
THIRD POINT

News Corp (NWSA), Capital One Among Dan Loeb’s Big Selloffs

Billionaire Daniel Loeb has over $4 billion of AUM and founded his New York-based hedge fund Third Point Management in 1995 with just over $3 million.......(read more)
Can hedge funds beat the market

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), GameStop Corp. (GME): Billionaires Love These Heavily Shorted Stocks

We have identified five stocks that have at least 30% of their outstanding shares shorted, but are also loved by billionaires. The first is J.C. Penney......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Kellogg Company (K), Procter & Gamble (PG) Among Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Defensive Bets

Billionaire Ken Griffin got his start by trading options in his Harvard dorm room. Having founded Citadel Investment Group in 1990 with only $4 million......(read more)
SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS

Morgan Stanley (MS): Is it the Best Bank to Buy?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is expected to experience a revenue declination of 18% this fiscal year, but should see revenue growth of 22% by the end of FY2013......(read more)
David Shaw

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Among D.E. Shaw’s Top Tech Picks

Billionaire D.E. Shaw filed his 13F with the SEC in mid-November, revealing a renewed interest in tech. D.E. Shaw trades using systematic and computer......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

The Hershey Company (HSY) Has Become a Top Defensive Play

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)’s impressively low beta is a product of its blend of consumer staple products, which perform well in a down economy,......(read more)
Ken Fisher - FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Vodafone Group (VOD): An Overlooked Telecom Giant

We feel that Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) is an overlooked mobile communications company, and for no particularly good reason. Weakness in Europe,......(read more)
David Einhorn Greenlight Capital

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL): Time to Buy on the Dip?

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) was down as much as 15% last week on news that a federal jury has ordered the chip-maker to pay nearly $1.......(read more)
hedge fund research

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX): Is it a Good Buy Post-Acquisition?

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) recently announced plans to acquire Plains Exploration & Production and McMoRan Exploration for......(read more)
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): a Great Investment for the New Year

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is the world’s largest publicly-traded oil company, with around 80% of its earnings coming from outside the U......(read more)
PAULSON & CO

Delphi Automotive (DLPH) Still Offering Growth in 2013

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) is a vehicle components manufacturer that provides electrical and thermal technology for autos. Although Delphi is already......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) is an Underrated Coal Play

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) is down over 50% year-to-date on the back of lower than expected coal demand and depressed mineral prices. Being......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Nokia Corporation (NOK): Sinking For Good Reason

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) saw revenues down as much as 9% in 2011 and are expecting to see another decline of 21% this year. This will be perpetuated......(read more)
Steven Cohen

eBay Inc (EBAY): It’s Hard To Find a Better Investment

eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) is one of the largest online retailers in the world and is seeing positive performance from a turnaround in its core businesses......(read more)
GREENLIGHT CAPITAL David Einhorn

Is Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Worth Buying in 2013?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has an impressive portfolio of web-based search and advertising services. The former continues to face robust pressure from......(read more)
BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES

Corning Incorporated (GLW) is an Overlooked Tech Play

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) is expected to post sales growth of 6% in 2013 on the back of LCD improvements following weakness in 2012. Macro concerns......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Windstream Corporation (WIN): One Heck of a Dividend Play

Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) has a very high dividend – yielding close to 12% – that scares a number of investors, which has only exacerbated......(read more)
GOTHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), Express, Inc. (EXPR) Among Joel Greenblatt’s Key Bets

Joel Greenblatt is well known in the value investing community, having penned a number of books on investing, including You Can Be A Stock Market Genius......(read more)
Bill Ackman PERSHING SQUARE

In The Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Aftermath, Should Investors Buy Multi-Level Marketing Companies?

With all of the uncertainty surrounding Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), thanks in part to billionaire Bill Ackman’s barrage of attacks, we decided to......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF): Is The Selloff Overdone?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has fallen by more than 35% over the past week on news that billionaire investor Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital had......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Apollo Group (APOL), Rosetta Stone (RST) Among Ariel Investments’ Top Picks

John Rogers founded Ariel Investments in 1983 following a stint at William Blair & Company. Rogers received an AB in economics from Princeton University......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) a Good Investment?

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is the world’s second largest producer of microprocessors, behind the tech giant Intel Corporation (NASDAQ......(read more)
MAVERICK CAPITAL

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Maverick Capital’s Top Pick

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remains Maverick Capital’s top stock pick, making up 4.7% of the hedge fund’s 13F portfolio. Manager Lee Ainslie graduated......(read more)
Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Still Not A Good Investment

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) continues to execute its 25/25 plan, which includes setting a 2-year production target of 25% and debt reduction......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD): Growth at a Reasonable Price, or Takeover Target?

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is a major growth opportunity, but also a takeover candidate. The drug company is up over 25% since last week thanks to......(read more)
Steve Cohen SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS

Applied Materials (AMAT): Not The Best Way To Play Semiconductors

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) provides manufacturing equipment for semiconductor companies. The tech company offers products for front-end and......(read more)
hedge fund research

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) is Severely Overlooked

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is a global snack food company formerly known as Kraft Foods. Earlier this year, Mondelez spun off its North......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Is Ford Motor Company (F) the Best-Valued Automaker?

Up close to 17% year to date, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) hasn’t had quite the same 2012 as some of its peers, but it may provide the best value......(read more)
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Remains Blue Ridge Capital’s Top Pick

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Blue Ridge Capital’s top stock pick. John Griffin launched Blue Ridge in 1996 and was one of the best performing hedge funds......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Regions Financial: One of the Best Banking Bets

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has been steadily outperforming its major peers, up 65% year to date, whereas BB&T, Huntington, Fifth Third......(read more)
FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) is a Best-In-Show Media Investment

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) expects revenues to be up 9% this year, and 2% by the end of 2013 due to better penetration of bundled products, including......(read more)
Carl Icahn

Billionaire Carl Icahn Dumps Greenbrier Companies (GBX)

Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) announced per a 13D that billionaire Carl Icahn sold off over 65% of his stake, dropping his ownership of the rail......(read more)
T Boone Pickens

SandRidge Energy (SD) Gets Downgrade But Is Still A Buy

SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD) recently saw Citigroup downgrade the stock from a buy to neutral due to declining cash flows and the flood of oil to market......(read more)
Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Why Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Is Still A Top Notch Drug Company

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) was down over 5% following disapproval of its latest cholesterol-related drug. The weakness is related to safety concerns......(read more)
Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

NYSE Euronext (NYX): How To Make Money Like A Hedge Fund

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) is up over 35% this year on the news that IntercontinentalExchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) will buy the trading solutions company for $......(read more)
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