Billionaire Mark Kingdon’s Top Stock Picks: HCA Holdings, Delta Air Lines & Others

In the current round of 13F filings, hedge funds and other institutional investors are disclosing their equity portfolios as held at the end of the last year. In its latest 13F, Mark Kingdon‘s Kingdon Capital revealed its holdings as held at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. The total value of the fund’s equity portfolio increased to around $2.18 billion in the fourth quarter, from about $2.04 billion disclosed at the end of the third quarter.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)

We have picked Kingdon Capital’s top five holdings in terms of value that the fund has held in its equity portfolio at the end of last year.

The first company is HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA), in which the fund owns 906,900 shares, with a reported value of $43.27 million. The holding decreased significantly from 2.39 million shares, which the fund held at the end of the third quarter. HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) along with its affiliates owns and operates various healthcare entities.

The next on the list is Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL), which is a new position that was added during the fourth quarter. The fund currently owns 1.27 million shares worth $34.85 million. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) provides air transport and cargo services within the U.S. and across the world.

On the third spot is SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA), in which the fund disclosed a $33.69 million stake, which contains 400,000 shares, significantly up from 170,000 shares held in the previous quarter.

NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) is another company in which Mark Kingdon increased its holding to 730,000 shares, from 610,000 shares held at the end of the previous quarter. The value of the stake increased to $33.52 million versus $22.70 million at the end of the third quarter.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEGR) is the fifth largest holding, Kingdon Capital cutting the position to 458,410 shares from 1.30 million shares held at the end of September. The reported value has come down to $32.50 million from $111.48 million.

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