10 Best Stocks to Buy Now According to Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

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Paul Tudor Jones is known for his global macro investing, which seeks to analyze national economies, geo-political events, international trade relations, and other market factors to make bets on interest rates, currencies, and other commodities. The 67-year old with a current net worth of $7.3 billion founded Tudor Investment Corp in 1980, and is famous for predicting the ‘Black Monday’ 1987 stock market crash, making upwards of $100 million due to his large short positions.

Recession Fears

Jones noted in May that investors should hold their capital during these challenging times. With a hawkish Fed and spiraling inflation, Jones expressed his fears that the economy could soon plunge into a recession, and noted that now wasn’t the time to own bonds and stocks. He cautioned that the Fed was going through one of the most challenging moments in its history, trying to balance slowing growth and rising prices. The billionaire hedge fund manager advised investors to use “simple trend-following strategies,” and make quick trades in the market to profit off the ongoing volatility.

On June 14, Jones told CNBC that the idea that inflation was transitory just didn’t seem right to him, and that he would “go all in on inflation trades” if the Fed didn’t seriously take into account rising prices in its policy review this week.  He also expressed his bullish thesis on Bitcoin as a “portfolio diversifier” and a significant wealth generator. On the current market situation, Jones said that he preferred to have 5% of his portfolio in each of gold, bitcoin, cash and commodities, and would wait to see the Fed’s direction until deciding what to do with the remaining 80%.

10 Best Stocks to Buy Now According to Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

Still, Paul Tudor Jones bought 637 new stocks and increased his stakes in 588 equities during the first quarter of 2022.  He also sold out of more than 1,000 positions and reduced his holdings in 575 stocks. Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F portfolio was valued at $4.27 billion in the first quarter, with a top 10 holdings concentration of 12.22%. Some of the most prominent stocks in the billionaire’s portfolio include Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM), Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), along with others mentioned below.


Our Methodology

For the following list, we picked the top 10 stocks in the first-quarter portfolio of Tudor Investment Corp and ranked them in ascending order. To inform our readers about the broader market sentiment around each stock, we’ve provided hedge fund data that has been calculated using Insider Monkey’s database of 900+ elite hedge funds. Analyst ratings have also been provided where available.

10 Best Stocks to Buy Now According to Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

10. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ)

Tudor Investment Corp’s Stake Value: $20.74 million


Percentage of Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F Portfolio: 0.48%


Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 21

First up is Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ), a Canadian mining company which operates the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine located in Southern Mongolia. It operates as a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO).

According to regulatory filings for the first quarter, Paul Tudor Jones owned roughly 690,000 shares of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) valued at $20.7 million, representing 0.48% of his total portfolio. This was a 9% increase in stake over the previous quarter, when the billionaire owned nearly 635,000 shares of the mining company.

In 2021, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) posted revenue of $1.97 billion, up 82.81% on a year-over-year basis. With the global spotlight on commodities, and a P/E (price to earnings) ratio of 9.42x, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) is an attractive, undervalued stock in the portfolio of Paul Tudor Jones.

On May 11, Canaccord analyst Dalton Baretto maintained a ‘Buy’ rating on Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) shares and raised the price target on it to C$45 from C$43. The analyst sees multiple factors improving the company’s risk/reward profile, including an updated capex estimate, a manageable funding gap, a new deal with the Mongolian Government, and a C$34 per share all-cash proposal by majority shareholder Rio Tinto Group to buy the remaining 49% of the company’s shares.

Of the 900+ hedge funds in the Q1 database of Insider Monkey, 21 held positions in Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) with a combined value of $1.04 billion. This shows growing investor interest over the previous quarter, when 12 funds were bullish on TRQ shares. With a $566 million position consisting of 18.82 million shares, Pentwater Capital Management was the biggest shareholder of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) in the first quarter of 2022.

Along with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM), Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ) is an exciting stock in Paul Tudor Jones’ portfolio.

9. B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY)

Tudor Investment Corp’s Stake Value: $21.81 million


Percentage of Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F Portfolio: 0.51%


Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 21

B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY) is a California-based financial services firm, dealing in capital markets, wealth management, and financial consulting, among other services. It declared a $1 per share quarterly dividend on April 29, which boasts an impressive yield of 9.2% as of July 1.

Paul Tudor Jones’ 13F portfolio contained roughly 312,000 shares of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY) valued at $21.8 million and amounting to a 0.51% slice of the overall portfolio. In comparison to the previous quarter, this was an 8% reduction in the size of the holding.

A careful review of the Q1 database of Insider Monkey showed that 21 hedge funds held $115.4 million worth of positions in B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY) on March 31, compared to 24 hedge funds with $147.2 million worth of stakes in the firm a quarter earlier. The company’s largest Q1 shareholder was Royce & Associates with a nearly $30 million stake.

8. DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN)

Tudor Investment Corp’s Stake Value: $27.48 million


Percentage of Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F Portfolio: 0.64%


Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 26

DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN) is a New York-based firm which provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses. With 475,000 shares valued at $27.5 million, DOCN stock represented 0.64% of Tudor Investment Corp’s total Q1 portfolio.

On May 12, Goldman Sachs analyst Gabriela Borges initiated coverage of DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN) with a ‘Buy’ rating and a $49 price target, implying 59% upside. She sees DOCN as the dominant leader in the cloud infrastructure market for small-to-mid-sized businesses and individual developers. Borges thinks the company can achieve $1 billion in revenue in 2024, with $200 million in free cash flow. The analyst further noted that positive free cash flow coupled with acquisition “optionality” should provide upside potential to the stock in the current environment. In late May, DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN) announced a $300 million share buyback program.

Investor sentiment around DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN) was positive in the first quarter. A total of 26 hedge funds reported having ownership stakes in the company as of the end of March, compared to 25 funds a quarter earlier. With a stake consisting of 800,000 shares worth more than $46 million, Engle Capital was the leading shareholder of DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN) in the first quarter.

7. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA)

Tudor Investment Corp’s Stake Value: $33.94 million


Percentage of Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F Portfolio: 0.79%


Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 63

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was acquired by video game giant Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) in May 2022, as part of a $12.7 billion deal which saw Zynga stockholders receive $3.50 in cash and 0.0406 shares of TTWO in exchange for one share of Zynga common stock. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is a developer of popular mobile video games, including Farmville and Words With Friends. This acquisition is the latest in a string of deals moving the video game industry towards consolidation.

In anticipation of the acquisition, investors significantly increased their exposure to Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA), and Paul Tudor Jones was one of them. He increased his stake in the company by 212%, to come in at a value of nearly $34 million.

Overall, 63 hedge funds were bullish on Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) at the end of Q1 2022, up from just 47 in the previous quarter, showing a massive hike in hedge funds’ bullishness on the stock.

6. Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA)

Tudor Investment Corp’s Stake Value: $42.76 million


Percentage of Tudor Investment Corp’s 13F Portfolio: 1%


Number Of Hedge Fund Holders: 26

Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) is a communications firm based in the United States. It offers voice, video, internet and TV services to consumers through two segments: Charter Communications, and GCI Holdings.

Hedge fund sentiment was positive on Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) in Q1. As of the end of the first quarter, 26 hedge funds held positions in the company, compared to 22 funds a quarter earlier. The total value of hedge funds’ Q1 positions in Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) was more than $606 million. A massive $1.13 billion position made Eagle Capital Management the largest shareholder of the company in the first quarter.

On May 10, Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft lowered the firm’s price target on Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) to $158 from $196 and maintained a ‘Buy’ rating on the shares.

Alphyn Capital Management, an asset management firm, discussed a few stocks in its Q1 2022 investor letter and Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) was one of them. Here is what was said:

“We part-financed the additions to Amazon and Wayfair by trimming some Liberty Broadband. Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) is a HoldCo and tracking stock whose primary holding is Charter Communications. Charter benefits from its extensive network of cable assets that can provide higher bandwidth internet at better prices than offerings from traditional telecom and satellite carriers. Moreover, with excellent management and capital stewardship, Charter has increased its high-margin broadband subscriber base despite losing some video subscribers to “cord-cutting.”

Nevertheless, competition is intensifying, with telecom companies launching aggressive Fiber-To-The-Home upgrade plans and new entrants emerging with Fixed Wireless technologies. Cable’s co-axial lines are, for once, the inferior technology compared to FTTH. While Charter has many ways to upgrade its lines to remain competitive in the medium term, it no longer has a distinct advantage. As a result, in markets with fiber competition, cable companies typically have a 50% market share vs. the 80% market share they enjoy without fiber competition.

With Fixed Wireless, Cable has a strong advantage in owning the network for internet backhaul, but it is more difficult to predict the longer-term competitive environment. In both cases, moving from a near-monopoly to a duopoly, or longer-term an oligopoly, likely comes with weaker pricing power and slower subscriber growth. These considerations warranted trimming our Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) position, and we will monitor developments closely.”

Just like Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM), Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Paul Tudor Jones is bullish on Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDA) in 2022.



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