With 1.02 million shares valued at $43.32 million, CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc (NYSE:GIB) was Sprott’s largest holding and represented about 3.45% of the fund’s portfolio value. The stock of the $11.58 billion IT consulting company has appreciated by 7.65% year-to-date. Among other prominent investors of CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc (NYSE:GIB) is Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, which owns 692,200 shares valued at $29.38 million.
Sprott acquired some 3.01 million shares of Talisman Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:TLM) during the first quarter to lift the total stake to 4.76 million shares valued at $36.53 million. The fund’s second-largest holding represented 2.91% of its portfolio value. Among the billionaires that we track, four had an aggregate investment of $658.08 million in the company. John Paulson was one of them, as his fund Paulson & Co held 70.0 million shares of Talisman Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:TLM) valued at $536.92 million at the end of March.
The fund’s third-largest holding, in NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), was comprised of some 343,100 shares valued at $34.44 million. So far this year NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI)’s stock has risen by a staggering 34%. The $25.75 billion technology company uses high performance mixed signal electronics to create products for the automotive, wireless infrastructure, healthcare and industrial sectors. Among the funds that we track, the interest in NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) increased during the first quarter as 67 funds had an aggregate investment of $3.39 billion in the company at the end of March compared to 58 firms with $2.45 billion invested at the end of the previous quarter. Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen‘s Viking Global is the largest stockholder of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) in our database with 4.40 million shares valued at $441.81 million.