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Ken Griffin and Citadel Are Bullish on Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV)

Ken Griffin‘s Citadel Investment Group is bullish on Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV). In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Citadel reported an increase in their holding of the stock to 812,300 shares, which account for 5.4% of the company’s common stock. This represents an addition of 573,100 shares to the position reported by the fund in their latest 13F filing.

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Empire Capital Management, run by Scott Fine and Peter Richards, is also betting big on Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV). According to their latest 13F, the fund has initiated a new position and has accumulated 911,400 shares, valued in aggregate at $29.2 million. This position accounts for approximately 4% of the fund’s equity portfolio. Christopher Lord is also a fan of Veeva Systems, with his fund, Criterion Capital, also initiating a new position during Q4 of 2013. Lord has acquired 635,500 shares, worth $20.4 million.

Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) is offering cloud-based software services in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company went public on October 16, 2013. 13 million shares were offered at a price of $20.00 apiece. On October 21 the stock reached an all-time high of $49 and has been in a downtrend ever since. Veeva Systems has a market cap of $3.91 billion and does not pay a dividend. The company is expected to release fourth quarter results for 2013 on March 4, 2014. Analysts expect revenues of $58 million and earnings of $0.06 per share.

During the 4th quarter of 2013, Griffin had been busy buying tech stocks. Citadel has made Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) its biggest holding in terms of value, with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) not far behind. Citadel holds 1.59 million Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares valued at $894.14 million and 710,628 Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares reportedly worth $796.41 million.

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