Jana Partners disclosed an activist stake in McGraw-Hill (MHP) during the third quarter. Jana Partners had around $420 million in MHP at the end of the quarter. The fund unfortunately cut back his position in El Paso to $300 million as well. Here is a summary of Jana Partners’ Q3 portfolio moves:
In the third quarter, Rosenstein made some surprising moves, like cutting his stake in Apple (AAPL). In contrast, fund manager David Einhorn increased his position in AAPL, as did David Shaw of D.E. Shaw & Co, Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital and Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global. AAPL is up 15.08% from January 1 through November 14, after losing -0.54% since the end of the third quarter. Rosenstein also cut his stake in gold, a move that John Paulson, Paulson& Co also made.
Rosenstein was more bullish on Google (GOOG). In the third quarter, he upped his fund’s stake in GOOG and bought a new position in hospital operator HCA Holdings (HCA) that is worth around $83 million. GOOG has returned 19.02% since the end of September, bringing its year to date performance to 1.43%. HCA is down -14.47% for the year after returning 31.60% since the end of the third quarter. Rosenstein’s other top stock holdings were Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Anadarko (APC), and Expedia (EXPE). He reduced his stakes in Rock Tenn (RKT), Convergys (CVG), Sunoco (SUN) and sold out Cablevision (CVC) and LyondellBasell (LYB).