John Burbank’s Largest Stock Picks

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 filing, John Burbank’s Passport Capital has disclosed its holdings as held at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.


The total value of Passport Capital’s equity portfolio increased to around $2.94 billion in the fourth quarter from about $3.09 billion disclosed at the end of the third quarter.

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

The first one is Cytec Industries Inc (NYSE:CYT). In the company, Passport Capital reported ownership of 2.05 million shares, with a reported value of $191.15 million. The fund owned 2.11 million shares of the company previously.

The next position is SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN), in which the fund disclosed holding 2.23 million shares, up from 1.09 million shares held at the end of the third quarter. The value of the holding is around $184.01 million. SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN) is a real estate Internet portal in China.

The third-largest holding is McGraw Hill Financial Inc (NYSE:MHFI), in which Passport Capital reported owning 1.81 million shares, worth $141.78 million.

In Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE:VIPS), the fund currently holds 1.58 million shares, with a reported value of $132.55 million. The stake has been upped from 1.24 million shares the fund held at the end of the third quarter.

The fifth-largest holding is represented by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), in which the fund reported ownership of 524,881 shares, up from 210,273 shares disclosed at the end of the third quarter. The value of holding amounts to $122.32 million. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products worldwide.

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