Renaissance Technologies Loves These Stocks: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NVO) & Others

In the latest 13F, Renaissance Technologies, previously managed by Jim Simons, revealed its holding for the fourth quarter of 2013. There was only a slight increase in the value of its equity portfolio to $41.76 billion versus $41.22 billion in the previous quarter.

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First on our list is McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), an operator of one of the largest fast food chains in the world, of which Renaissance Technologies owns 7.57 million shares – valued at roughly $734.59 million. The position was slightly upped from 7.46 million shares held in the previous quarter.

Donald Thompson, the President and CEO at McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) sold 30,000 shares of the company last month.

Another one is Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO) a healthcare company in which Renaissance Technologies upped its holdings to 3.26 million shares from 3.14 million shares. The value of the current position is $603.0 million.

Another hedge fund, Fisher Asset Management, led by Ken Fisher, held 2.71 million shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO) at the end of the fourth quarter.

The third most valuable holding in Renaissance Technologies’ equity portfolio is Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM), which  engages in the research and development, manufacture and distribution of integrated circuit related products. In this company the fund boosted its position to 29.06 million shares from 22.80 million shares. This made the company move several points up in Renaissance’s equity portfolio. The value of the holding is $506.78 million.

On the fourth spot is Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a products in the health care field. The fund held 5.49 million shares, up from 3.28 million shares held at the end of the previous quarter. The value of the holding is $503.59 million.

Fisher Asset Management, revealed in its latest 13F that it holds 10.09 million shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

The fifth most valuable holding of Renaissance is Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC) that designs, manufactures and markets a range of analog integrated circuits. The fund owns 10.88 million shares of the comany, with a reported value of $495.47 million.

Earlier this week, Lothar Maier, CEO at Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC) has disposed 140,000 shares of the company.

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