Renaissance Technologies’s Long Term Stock Picks Include McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

Page 1 of 2

We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including Renaissance Technologies, the highly successful hedge fund which has made founder Jim Simons a multi-billionaire. We’ve found that 13Fs can be useful in developing investment strategies; for example, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small cap strategy). Even though the most recent 13Fs are often old by now (the most recent ones generally disclose many of a fund’s long equity positions as of the end of March), we can also look for stocks which a fund has owned for a longer period of time and treat these as free initial investment ideas. Read on for our thoughts on five of Renaissance’s largest positions from its most recent filing which it also owned at least $100 million of at the end of March 2011 (or see the full list of Renaissance’s picks over time).

The fund owned around 11 million shares of Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) according to the filing. The $55 billion market cap drug manufacturer looks interesting from the perspective of an income or defensive investor, with a beta of 0.4 and a dividend yield of 3.8%. We would note that earnings per share are expected to be lower in 2014 than they have been on a trailing basis, implying a forward P/E of 19; that seems high for a stable company. Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) was one of the five largest single-stock holdings of billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller in his most recent 13F (find Druckenmiller’s favorite stocks).

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIESRenaissance reported a position of more than 14 million shares in Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) as of the beginning of April. Statistically, Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) is even less closely tied to the overall economy than Eli Lilly with a beta of only 0.1. Business has been down according to recent reports, and even though analysts expect the company to rebound next year the valuation still includes expectations of earnings growth beyond that point with a forward P/E of 21. Citadel Investment Group, managed by billionaire Ken Griffin, increased its holdings of Bristol-Myers Squibb to 1.4 million shares during Q1 (check out more stocks Griffin was buying).

Page 1 of 2
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 Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

50 Crazy Facts About Japan You Won’t Believe

Top 10 Least Expensive Hybrid Cars to Save the Planet With

The 10 Biggest ‘Gate’ Controversies in History

The 10 States with the Highest Nursing Shortages Leaving Their Hospitals Depleted

The 10 Best Value Investment Blogs that Every Investor Must Read

The 6 Cheapest Boarding Schools in Europe 2015

The 5 Most Expensive Cars To Insure in the World

The 10 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods

10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Came From Nothing

The 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live in North America

The 13 Most Expensive Headphones in the World to Represent

The Top 20 Wealthiest Soccer Teams in 2014

4 BuzzWorthy Cannabis Stocks And Some Smoking Derivative Plays

The 10 Healthiest Fast Food Chains in America to Dine At

The 5 Most Expensive Cat Food Brands You Can Spoil Your Kitty With

The 6 Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Businesses

The 10 Worst Mistakes an Entrepreneur Can Make

The 5 Most OP Characters in League of Legends to Carry Games and Crush Foes With

The 5 Best Foods to Eat Before Running that Will Help You Pound the Pavement

10 Glaring Plot Holes in The Walking Dead that a Zombie-Filled Bus Could Drive Through

The 5 Biggest Celebrity Stoners Who Love Their Reefer

The 10 Most Overrated Movies Of All Time by Out-of-Touch Critics

Top 6 Least Expensive Cruise Destinations For 2015 that Will Take You to Paradise

10 States with Lowest Substance Abuse Rates in America

The 14 Most Watched TV Finales Ever

The 10 Best Selling Role Playing Games of All Time for PC

10 Most Influential Papers In Economics

Top 8 Biggest Charities in the US

10 Worst Celebrity Career Moves Ever

Top 10 Best Paid Tennis Stars in the World

10 Cities with High Demand for Nurses

6 of the Worst Greeting Card Messages Ever Crafted

How to Make Money in ArcheAge and Build Your Empire

10 Foods To Eat To Lower Cholesterol Levels

The 10 Most Hated Television Characters of All Time

The 30 Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ever Brought to Horrible Life

10 Vocational Skills in Demand Today with Jobs Waiting to be Filled

10 Best Places to Visit in Central and South America

The 10 Greatest Empires in History Which Nearly Conquered the World

The 6 Cheapest Boarding Schools In America 2015

5 Clear Reasons LoL is Better than DotA, Continues to Rule MOBAs

The Only 9 Teams with a Chance to Win the Super Bowl

The 15 Most Common Phobias in America that Induce Fits of Panic

Top 6 Least Expensive Tourist Destinations in 2014

Jim Goetz, Peter Fenton, Jim Breyer: Top 6 Venture Investors for 2014

Top 15 Billionaires in 2014

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying a Franchise

Top 20 Medical Schools in the US – 2014 Rankings

4 Business Strategies that Turned Jamie Oliver into the World’s Richest Chef

6 Qualities That Make You A Good Team Player

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!