Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

The Tech Stocks That Unseated Apple Inc. (AAPL) in Daniel Benton’s Portfolio: Twitter Inc (TWTR), Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Facebook Inc (FB)

Daniel Benton’s Andor Capital Management has filed its 13F for the reporting period of March 31, with the investment manager boasting an equity portfolio of $1.01 billion as of the reporting date. One of the major moves in the equity portfolio of the fund manager is that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has dethroned Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPLas the biggest tech pick of Benton, who sold off most of his Apple holding. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) also leapt over Apple in Andor Capital’s portfolio, despite the holding in the latter also being slashed by Benton. Andor Capital Management has a concentrated portfolio with two-thirds of it devoted to tech, while consumer discretionary stocks make up the bulk of the remaining one-third.

Facebook, is FB a good stock to buy, NASDAQ:FB, Mike Khouw, chart, quarterly report, high, earnings report,

Why are we interested in the 13F filings of a select group of hedge funds like Andor Capital? We use these filings to determine the top 15 small-cap stocks held by these elite funds based on 16 years of research that showed their top small-cap picks are much more profitable than both their large-cap stocks and the broader market as a whole. These small-cap stocks beat the S&P 500 Total Return Index by an average of nearly one percentage point per month in our backtests, which were conducted over the period of 1999 to 2012. Moreover, since the beginning of forward testing from August 2012, the strategy worked just as our research predicted, outperforming the market every year and returning 139% over the last 32 months, which is more than 80 percentage points higher than the returns of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) (see more details).

With 4.00 million shares valued at $200.32 million, Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ:TWTR) is now the top tech stock pick of Benton. The fund manager has added an additional 1.50 million shares of the micro-blogging platform to his portfolio and it accounts for 19.89% of the portfolio’s value now, more than tripling his exposure to the stock. Twitter has faced industry criticism for its slow user growth and limited revenue streams but the social network is all set to expand its reach with a strategic partnership with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL). According to the recent deal between the two tech giants, Google will display relevant tweets on its search result pages and the user will be redirected to Twitter upon clicking the link. John Thaler’s JAT Capital Management and Daniel Och’s OZ Management also hold major stakes in Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ:TWTR).

The electric carmaker Tesla Inc (NYSE:TSLA) is the second-largest tech stock holding of Andor Capital Management, which owns 1.00 million shares of the automobile manufacturer, with a value of $188.77 million. The investment manager trimmed its stake in the car company by 20% during the first quarter. Shares of the high-end luxury carmaker have grown 10.53% this year, pushing its market cap back above $30 billion at $30.89 billion. Tesla is known for using an unorthodox retail market approach, including selling its cars online and bypassing dealerships with its own retail showrooms. The electric automobile company is planning to roll out its mobile store units that can easily be set-up at popular summer locations. If done in a proper manner, this approach could help Tesla Inc (NYSE:TSLA) unlock yet another novel retailing model. Some of the major stockholders of the company include Ken Griffin‘s Citadel Investment Group, Masters Capital Management, and Arbiter Partners Capital Management.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.