Valinor Management, LLC is a hedge fund based in New York. It was founded by David Gallo in 2007. Valinor manages an equity portfolio worth over $3 billion, according to its 13F filing for the end of September, compared to $2.91 billion it reported as of the end of June.
Valinor returned 10.73% from 28 of its long holdings in companies with market caps above $1.0 billion, according to our calculations. Four of these holdings are Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:LNG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ), FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) and Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD).
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Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:LNG) saw Valinor trim its stake by 39% during the third quarter as its shares gained 16.1%. In this way, the fund held 4.32 million shares worth $188.52 million at the end of September. Overall, at the end of the second quarter, 42 funds from our database held shares of Cheniere Energy , down from 49 funds a quarter earlier. Among them, Icahn Capital LP held the most valuable stake in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:LNG), which was worth $1.23 billion at the end of the second quarter. On the second spot was Baupost Group which amassed $1.12 billion worth of shares. Moreover, Lone Pine Capital, Kensico Capital, and Valinor Management LLC were also bullish on Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:LNG).
In Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ), Valinor inched down its position by 3% to 1.30 million shares valued at $216.72 million during the third quarter. Meanwhile, the stock grew by 0.9% in the same period. The number of funds tracked by Insider Monkey long Constellation Brands declined by two to 69 during the second quarter. Lone Pine Capital was the largest shareholder of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ), with a stake worth $1.10 billion at the end of June. On the second spot was Kensico Capital which amassed $968 millions worth of stock Moreover, Third Point and Egerton Capital Limited also amassed substantial stakes in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ).