In this article, we discuss billionaire Julian Robertson’s top 5 stock picks. For Robertson’s comments on interest rates as well as certain stocks please see Billionaire Julian Robertson’s Top 10 Stock Picks.
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5. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Change in Position Size: 1%
Percent of Julian Robertson’s 13F Portfolio: 8.2%
Microsoft ranks 21 on the latest list of Fortune 500 companies. Best known for its Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the company is also considered to be part of America’s ‘Big Five’ companies. In the past 12 months, Microsoft delivered a 43.44% return and settled at $232.38 per share at the closing of February 26, 2021. Based on the company’s Q4 2020 results, its revenue was up $43 billion while also achieving a $2.03 earnings per share.
According to our database, the number of Microsoft’s long hedge funds positions increased at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020. There were 258 hedge funds that hold a position in MSFT by the end of December, compared to the 234 funds in the third quarter. Microsoft ranks 2nd in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds: 2020 Q4 Rankings.