David Tepper is the founder and manager of Appaloosa Management which is regarded as of one of the most successful hedge funds in recent times. The fund has generated an average annual return of 30% since its inception in 1993. It had 13F portfolio value of $4.4 billion at the end of the September. As per its latest round of 13F filing, Appaloosa Management bought 13 new stocks and made additional purchases in six of its existing holdings. In the article below, we take a look at some of Tepper’s major buys during the quarter ending September such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX), and Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC).
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Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) constituted 1.47% of Appaloosa Management’s portfolio at the end of the third quarter. The fund bought 4.1 million shares in this company with a value of $64.7 million by the end of September. Many bulls believe Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) will benefit from the potential loosening of regulations expected under Donald Trump administration. In addition, Trump’s pro-inflationary policies could also help boost Bank of America’s ROI, which could increase buybacks and dividends. Other funds bullish on Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) include Stanley Druckenmiller’s Duquesne Capital and Fisher Asset Management. As per our system, 112 funds held shares worth $7.24 billion in this stock during the third quarter, as compared to 102 hedge funds holding shares worth $5.28 billion during the second quarter.