Billionaire Ken Griffin’s New Stock Moves

In a 13F filing, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin revealed its holding for the fourth quarter. The value of its equity portfolio has increased to $76.78 billion from $65.51 billion in the third quarter. We have, selected five largest holdings – in terms of value – that Citadel Investment has held in his equity portfolio, at the end of last year.

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Out of the top-five largest value holdings, the first on the list is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), a $485 billion market cap company. The position in the stock increased to 1.59 million shares versus 543,420 shares held in the third quarter of last year. The value of the holding is $894.14 million. In addition, Citadel also holds 4.16 million and 3.38 million shares under “Put” and “Call” options.

Second of the top-five companies in Citadel’s equity portfolio is Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). The fund has boosted the position significantly to 710,628 shares during the fourth quarter, the value of the stake amounting to $796.41 million. In the third quarter of 2013, Citadel Investment held 105,555 shares, worth $92.46 million.

Third on the top-five list is Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL), which designs, markets and distributes products that includes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. The fund revealed owning 2.39 million shares, valued at $422.91 million. The position has been doubled from 1.16 million shares held at the end of the third quarter of 2013.

Citadel Investment’s fourth-largest holding is EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) a crude oil and natural gas company. The fund has a $407.17 million stake in EOG Resources, which contains 2.43 million shares, up from 1.88 million shares held at the end of the third quarter of last year.

Citadel Investment Group’s fifth most valuable holding is represented by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The stake has been increased significantly to 885,539 shares from just 1,665 shares held at the end of the previous quarter. The value of the current holding is $353.14 million.

It is also important to mention that Citadel Investment Group added over 400 new positions to its equity portfolio in the last quarter of 2013; we will mention few of them.

In Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR), an independent oil and natural gas company, Citadel revealed owning 2.59 million shares with a reported value of $164.09 million. In Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the fund revealed a $158.12 million stake containing 1.42 million shares. Next is Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO), of which the fund revealed owning 621,095 shares, worth $95.31 million.

Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc (NYSE:ICE), a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses, is also a new position, in which Ken Griffin’s fund revealed owning 333,100 shares valued at $7.93 million. In ARAMARK Holdings Corp (NYSE:ARMK), the fund now owns 2.73 million shares, with a reported value of $71.51 million.

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