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4 Stocks Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen Bought in Q3 (and 1 He Dumped)

Stocks Bought in Q3

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY)

Shares Bought During Q3: 5.18 million
Value of Holding (as of September 30): $310 million

Q4 Return (through December 14): -0.29%

Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.15

Viking Global opened a new position in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) during Q3 and had already raised the size of its holding by another 38% by October 12 according to a 13G filing, giving it a 5.5% stake in the company. The beverages market, which is the biggest end market for plastics companies like Berry Global, is expected to grow at a modest CAGR of 3% over the next five years.

Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE)

Shares Bought During Q3: 1.52 million
Value of Holding (as of September 30): $208 million

Q4 Return (through December 14): -25.87%

Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.63

Forward Dividend Yield: 0.87%

Viking Global revved up its 13F portfolio in Q3 with a new position in Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE). Hedge fund ownership of Ferrari dipped slightly in Q3 after jumping by 50% in Q2. Ferrari pulls in an enviable $80,000 in profit per vehicle, which is why it trades at a much higher multiple than most other automakers, though it sold less than 8,400 of them in 2017.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

Shares Bought During Q3: 5.12 million
Value of Holding (as of September 30): $1.27 billion

Q4 Return (through December 14): -4.05%

Forward P/E Ratio: 15.04

Forward Dividend Yield: 1.57%

Viking nearly doubled the size of its The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) position during Q3, raising it by 88%. One of the 30 Stocks Billionaires Are Crazy About, Disney is still in the process of getting regulatory approval for its $71.3 billion purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX). The company has received approval in the U.S, European Union, and China, but has hit some snags in Latin America, where it would control 30% of the region’s sports channels.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)

Shares Bought During Q3: 64.02 million
Value of Holding (as of September 30): $1.50 billion

Q4 Return (through December 14): -37.11%

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.45

Forward Dividend Yield: 0.56%

Viking Global continued building its General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) stake in Q3 and the stock has continued to fall in Q4. After a large drop in hedge fund ownership of GE during Q1, there has been little movement over the past two quarters, as money managers appear to be waiting out the shrinking pains a little longer before buying into the company’s exhaustive turnaround efforts, which will see it focus on its Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy businesses.

Stocks Sold in Q3

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD)

Shares Sold During Q3: 2.77 million
Value of Holding (as of September 30): $0

Q4 Return (through December 14): -20.41%

Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.24

Forward Dividend Yield: 4.74%

Viking Global gave up on its Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) investment during Q3, which was pretty much a disaster for the fund, likely amounting to a 20%+ loss. The fund did well to let it go and take the loss, as not even the announcement that BUD will look into producing “bud”-infused beverages has spared it from further losses in Q4, as Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs have devastated the profitability of the beer maker.

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