In this article, we discuss billionaire John Paulson’s top 5 stock picks. For Paulson’s investment philosophy and his comments on certain stocks, please see Billionaire John Paulson’s Top 10 Stock Picks.
5. Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS)
Percent of John Paulson’s 13F Portfolio: 5.58%
Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 67
Viatris, formerly named Mylan, was formed in November 2020 as a result of the merger between Mylan and Pfizer’s off-patent division Upjohn. The company recently said the FDA approved its first generic version of Symbicort to treat certain patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In February, the company said it expects revenue of $17.2 billion to $17.8 billion in 2021, compared to the Street’s consensus of $18.46 billion. For the first fiscal quarter of 2021, it expects a dividend of $0.11 per share.
The company is also getting the attention of the smart money, as 67 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey reported owning stakes in the company at the end of the fourth quarter, up from 48 funds a quarter earlier.