London-based hedge fund Horseman Capital Management
was founded and is managed by John Horseman
. The hedge fund has assets under management of below $1 billion and also has European Select and Emerging Market funds under its banner. It’s important to track hedge fund
consensus picks for their market-beating potential.
In this way, let’s take a look at the top five most valuable positions in the equity portfolio of Horseman Capital Management. The largest of them represents 668,800 shares in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)
, the value of the stake amounting to $25.4 million. As of the end of December 2012, the hedge fund disclosed ownership of 676,600 shares, worth $24 million. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW
) has a year-to-date return of over 25%.
Next on the list is Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH)
. During the first three months of 2013, the hedge fund held 395,300 shares, worth $19.8 million. The hedge fund reduced its stake in Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH
) from 403,000 shares, disclosed as at the end of 2012. The previous value of the stake amounted to $22.4 million. Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH
)’s stock has a year-to-date return of almost -5% and has a P/E of 14.6x.
The third-largest stake in Horseman Capital Management’s 13F portfolio is held by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)
, in which the hedge fund owns 128,500 shares, worth $18.9 million. The stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS
) is a new position in the equity portfolio of Horseman Capital. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS
) is a popular choice among hedge funds, with over 50 elite hedgies invested in it according to the latest round of 13F filings.
Also, we should mention $18.8 million position held by
Horseman Capital in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)
. The position involves 23,700 shares, down from 154,000 reported as at the end of 2012. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG
) shares have returned
about 26.3% since the beginning of the year.