Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX), Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI): Jeffrey Ubben’s Top Stock Picks

Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital has disclosed its holdings for the second quarter, revealing 16 investments which have a current market value of $13.5 billion. The portfolio remains focused on the tech industry, which makes about 50% of the total, and finance plus healthcare, which together make around 33% of the portfolio. Ubben is a long-term investor and usually does not make more than a few purchases a year. In addition, the investor does not look to be highly diversified, his three top picks make around 55% of the total portfolio value.

VALUEACT CAPITAL

The top pick for the quarter is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), where the investor has acquired additional 2.9 million shares, taking its stake to 74.2 million shares which have a market value of $3 billion. The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake makes 22.88% of the total portfolio value. In addition to Ubben, Boykin Curry’s Eagle Capital Management is bullish on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) owning 33 million shares worth $1.3 billion.

On the second place there is Canadian Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX), where Ubben holds a stake of 18 million shares, unchanged from the last quarter. The shares are worth 2.3 billion and make as much as 17.64% of the entire portfolio. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is currently involved together with Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square in a high-profile takeover battle with Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN). Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global is bullish on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) as well, as it has increased its stake in the last quarter by 2.5 million shares, to 11.8 million. The stake is worth $1.4 billion.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) has grabbed the third place in ValueAct’s portfolio, the same as the previous quarter. Jeffrey Ubben owns 28 million shares in the company which have a market value of $1.9 billion. The stake in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) makes 14.2% of the entire portfolio. Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) is also owned by Leon Cooperman, who holds 2.9 million shares worth $195 million, according to his latest 13F.

Disclosure: none

blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

On the Move: The 10 Fastest Growing Businesses in 2015

Fast Money: The 10 Highest Paying Fast Food Restaurants

Mixing It Up: The 14 Best Music Mashups of 2014

Rito Pls Buff: The 10 Least Played Champions in LoL Season 4

10 Covers of Popular Songs that are Better than the Originals

Must See TV: The 9 Most Anticipated Shows of 2015

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs of All Time

10 Things The World Can’t Stand About Americans

Picture Perfect: The 6 Smartphones with the Best Cameras

The 10 Best Countries To Work In the World

A Profitable Day At The Track: 5 Tips For Betting On Horses

Tearing You Apart: 6 Bad Habits That Ruin Relationships

Learning on the Job: The 6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

Shopaholics Rejoice: The 12 Biggest Malls in the World

Fright Night: 10 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Mach Mania: The 10 Fastest Jets in the World

Military Heavyweights: The 10 Countries with the Most Tanks

All In: The 7 Richest Poker Players in the World

Abracadabra: The 10 Best Magicians in the World

The 10 Richest Asian Countries in the World in 2014

Eyes in the Sky: 10 Things You Need to Know About Drones

Rising Stars: The 6 Best Silicon Valley Startups

Military Muscle: The 5 Most Advanced Armies in South America

All that Glitters: The 7 Most Luxurious Jewelry Brands in the World

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ISIS but Should

Empowering Your Money: The 5 Best Energy Stocks to Invest In

The 11 Best Android Apps You Can’t Get on iOS

The 10 Most Important International Conflicts in 2014

Mood Enhancers: The 20 Most Uplifting Songs of all Time

Lover Beware: The 8 Countries that Cheat the Most

Breath of Fresh Air: The 25 Countries with the Best Air Quality on the Planet

Singles Beware: The 8 Worst Mistakes Made on First Dates

Healthy and Happy: The 10 Countries with Lowest Healthcare Costs

The 6 Best Company Team Building Activities to Build Workplace Camaraderie

Ships Ahoy: The 10 Busiest Shipping Ports in the World

10 Productivity Tips to Save You Time and Help You Do More With Less

Grab a Bite: The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in America

Friday Night Thirst: The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in the World

The 6 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries We May Never Figure Out

7 Useless Products You Never Should’ve Bought

The 5 Reasons Why You’re Single and Miserable

The 7 Most Addictive Foods in the World We Can’t Stop Eating (Even Though We Should)

5 Amazing Places You Can Swim with Dolphins

The Top 7 Most Livable Countries In The World

The 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Pulled From A Pack

The 5 Easiest Second Languages to Learn for English Speakers

Silver Spoon: The 6 Richest Families in the World

The 20 Countries with the Largest Prison Populations in the World

The Top 10 Richest Actors in the World

The 10 Best Airline Stocks to Invest In Before They Fly Too High

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!