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Author Archive - Amy Thielen

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Intel Corporation (INTC) Displeased with Antitrust Regulators’ Decision

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has been fined €1.06 bln ($1.4 bln) for breaching the antitrust law in 2009. The world’s biggest chip-maker requested......(read more)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Looking to Hit Another All-Time High

TheStreet‘s Jonathan Marino said Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has been showing an attractive growth of about 75 % so far for the year......(read more)
General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

General Mills Inc. (GIS) Expects Constant Growth in Cereals by Adding Innovative Products

In an interview on CNBC, Ken Powell, the CEO and Chairman of General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), discussed the growth prospects for the company as well as......(read more)
Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES)

Guess, Inc. (GES) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Stocks to Watch Ahead of Earnings

The CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” crew provided a preview on the ensuing corporate earnings season and flagged out Guess, Inc. (NYSE......(read more)
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)

Looking into Claims about Herbalife Ltd. (HLF)’s Business Model being a ‘Ponzi Scheme”

Duane Stanford of Bloomberg has provided an investigative report today into the claims of “running a ponzi scheme” and other related wrong doings......(read more)
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)’s One Hour Delivery Dream in the Making

As part of his documentary on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) called ‘Amazon Rising,’ CNBC’s David Faber had interviewed Nadia Shouraboura, who......(read more)
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)

Alcoa Inc (AA) Considers Firth Rixson Will Complement its Business

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) is shifting focus, and indeed it has travelled a pretty much distance over the last two years to establish itself as a chief aerospace......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Cole Smead Sees Stress Tests Attractive

The Federal Reserve wants to make sure that the banks like Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Among Contrarian Capital’s Best Contrarian Investments

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB), Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:......(read more)
Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (ABX), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (KGC): This Investor Has Been Focusing On The Metals Market; A Look Back

As its name implies, Sun Valley Gold—at least on the equity side—is concentrated on the precious metals market, in companies related to mining, producing......(read more)
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Secretive ‘Vulture’ Investor Focusing On These 4 Companies

Alden Global Capital, currently valued with an equity portfolio of $567 million, is run by Randall Smith, who is politely called a recluse among notoriously......(read more)
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), WellPoint, Inc. (WLP): $10B Fund Bullish on This ‘Fab Four’ Since We Began Tracking It

Orbis Investment Management has a $10 billion equity fund managed by William Gray, and its overall management structure headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda......(read more)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Intel Corporation (INTC) & More: $67 Million Equity Portfolio’s Favorites Might Surprise You

Platinum Management is the hedge fund run by Mark Nordlicht, and is part of the $1 billion Platinum Partners fund. Platinum manages a rather small, $67......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

General Motors Company (GM), Sanofi SA (ADR) (SNY): Ex-Lehman Hedge Fund’s Favorite Equities

Managed by the former head of Global Trading Strategies for Lehman Brothers, Realm Partners was started in 2009 by Robert Millard with $650 million. Before......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), EMC Corporation (EMC)…$22.5 Billion Hedge Fund Bullish On These Stocks

Editor’s note: There were two errors in our original article: (1) Soliris is approved for both aHUS and PNH (Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

General Motors Company (GM), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): How Does This $500 Million Hedge Fund View the Stock Market?

Akanthos Capital is a mid-sized $500+ million hedge fund run by former Goldman derivatives trader, Michael Kao.  Kao holds a degree in computer science......(read more)
Best Financial Services Companies to Work For

American Express Company (AXP), Discover Financial Services (DFS): What’s This Mega-Investor Buying?

Samlyn Capital was founded in 2007 by Robert Pohly formally at Sigma Capital. When Pohly left Sigma, he left with eight of their employees and founded......(read more)
Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC)

Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC), Genomic Health, Inc. (GHDX)…Mega-Hedge Fund Focusing on The Life Sciences

The $3+ billion Baker Brothers Advisors equity portfolio, managed by brothers Julian and Felix Baker, focuses almost exclusively on life science companies......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

American International Group Inc (AIG) & More: Event-Driven Hedge Fund Focusing On These Big Plays

Related tickers: American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH) The most striking feature of Monarch Alternative Capital is......(read more)
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONXX)

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX), Cyberonics, Inc. (CYBX) Among Elite Investor’s Top Five Positions

To say that William Leland Edwards of Palo Alto Investors invest heavily in healthcare stocks would be, well, a bit of an understatement.  The fund’......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): Non-Wall Street Guru Betting On These Stocks

Steve Leonard of Pacifica Capital Investments doesn’t come from Wall Street, LaSalle Street or even Canary Wharf, but from the commercial real estate......(read more)
Google Inc (GOOG)

Google Inc (GOOG), Broadcom Corporation (BRCM): To Call This Fund a ‘Tech Bull’ Would Be Saying it Lightly

Related tickers: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) Empire Capital Management, run by Scott Fine and Peter Richards, invests......(read more)
Most Valuable Brands in 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): One Prominent Investor Is Backing

Related tickers: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Hedge fund manager Jean-Marie Eveillard has been in finance for......(read more)
Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA)

Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC) & More: Elite Hedge Fund Focusing on 5 Bulls

Managed by Eric Edidin and Josh Lobel, Archer Capital currently has at least $625 million in its equity portfolio, according to its most recent 13F filing......(read more)
Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ)

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ), The Coca-Cola Company (KO): Billion-Dollar Hedge Fund Focused

With over $1.1 billion in its equity portfolio alone, Bryn Mawr Capital is a hedge fund with a clear preference for financial stocks, currently more than......(read more)
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH)

Ex-Blackstone Investor Bullish on This ‘Fab Five,’ Including Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH)

Centerbridge Partners is a +$1 billion hedge fund run by Mark Gallogly, formally with Blackstone.  Although the fund invests in a variety of sectors,......(read more)
Ralcorp Holdings Inc (RAH)

Didn’t Go to Harvard? At Least You Can See What They’re Buying

Harvard Management Co, run by Yale alum Jane Medillo, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is one of the 11,000 funds that help manage......(read more)
Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB): Multi-Millionaire Betting Heavy

The $2.7 billion Valiant Capital is heavily weighted with technology stocks, and given that fund manager Christopher Hansen is an alum of Blue Ridge Capital......(read more)
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN)

Raytheon Company (RTN), United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR), GameStop Corp. (GME): What is The Stock Market’s ‘Magic Formula’ Telling Us to Buy?

Gotham Asset Management founder, Joel Greenblatt, is said to use a more cerebral approach to picking stocks.  As a professor at Columbia Business School......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Kraft Foods Group Inc (KRFT), Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (GG): Billion-Dollar Hedge Fund Focusing On These Stocks

The $6 billion Carlson Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund that focuses its strategies on philosophy, people and process, is a stark contrast to other......(read more)
Abrams Capital Management

SLM Corp (SLM), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (TEVA): Hmm….This Bostonian Hedge Fund is Bullish Alright

Abrams Capital Management is one of the largest hedge funds in Boston. The fund is run by David Abrams, and has a $5 million minimum requirement. Currently......(read more)
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Virgin Media Inc. (VMED): Billionaire Julian Robertson’s Protégé Has Quite the Mega-Hedge Fund

Blue Ridge Capital is a $7 billion fund run by a key Julian Robertson protégé, John Griffin.  The fund has made an average return of 17.83% over the......(read more)
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL)

Oracle Corporation (ORCL), General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Just a Couple of Key Post-Earnings Stocks to Watch

A look back at an important day in recent financial history… There were some bloody noses on Wall Street last week as stocks ended the third Wednesday......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

High-Performing Hedge Fund Loves American International Group Inc (AIG), Ads & Energy: Lamar Advertising Co (LAMR)

By definition, hedge funds are often thought of as being a tool for high net-worth investors only, but there are ways for their retail-focused peers to......(read more)
Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC)

Under-the-Radar Hedge Fund Focusing on Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC), Novadaq Technologies Inc. (NVDQ)

Hedge funds are typically thought of as being billion dollar funds managed by Harvard MBAs and alums of some of Wall Street’s more prestigious analyst......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Multi-Billion Dollar Fund Bullish on Bank of America Corp (BAC)…and Google Inc (GOOG)?

At Insider Monkey, we track 450 of the world’s most elite hedge fund managers and prominent investors. Our research has shown that over time, their......(read more)
Paul Ruddock

Hedge Fund Managed by Real-Life Knight is Bullish on Google Inc (GOOG) & Banks Like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)…Should You Be?

Hedge funds are often managed by some of the most talented investment professionals with billions of dollars at their disposal. And with investment minimums......(read more)
Thomas Brown Tom Brown

Financial Guru’s Fund Betting on These Stocks: Bank of America Corp (BAC), Taylor Capital Group Inc (TAYC)

We track 450 of the world’s most elite hedge fund managers and our research has shown that over time, their best picks routinely outperform. For more......(read more)
First American Financial Corp

Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund’s Top Picks for 2013: First American Financial Corp (FAF), Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG)

Hedge funds are often managed by some of the most talented investment professionals with billions of dollars at their disposal.  And with investment......(read more)
Howard Marks OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Billionaire Howard Marks’s Best Contrarian Investments: Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH)

For the average investor, capitalizing on the trading strategies of a hedge fund seems unlikely without a substantial investment, sometimes as high as......(read more)
Izzy Englander of MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT

Monsanto Company (MON), RPM International Inc. (RPM): 5 Key Bets Made By This Billionaire’s Subsidiary Hedge Fund

Hedge funds are often thought of as solely being an investment tool for elite investors capable of risking millions, but there are also ways for the general......(read more)
Bill Ackman PERSHING SQUARE

How Was Bill Ackman Preparing for 2013? – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (CP), The Proctor & Gamble Company (PG)

At Insider Monkey, we track 450 of the world’s most elite hedge fund managers and our research has shown that over time, their best picks routinely......(read more)
TUDOR INVESTMENT CORP

Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones’s Top Five Picks for 2013 Include Apple Inc. (AAPL), Fossil Inc (FOSL)

By definition, hedge funds are often thought of as being an investment tool for elite investors capable of risking millions of dollars on high-risk and......(read more)