Zenit Asset Management Replaces Apple Inc (AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) With Google Inc (GOOG), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

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Patrik Brummer’s Zenit Asset Management has filed its 13F for the reporting period of June 30, and among other notable activity in his portfolio the investment manager has replaced Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) with other tech stock picks. According to the filing, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) are the now the top tech stock investments of the fund manager, while his Apple holding was sold off. Brummer has reported a public equity portfolio valued at $647.56 million as of the end of the second quarter with technology and finance being the two sectors to get the majority of his investing capital, at 56% and 32% respectively. The investment manager added 13 new stocks to his portfolio while selling positions in 15 stocks, including Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) and the aforementioned Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). Brummer’s position in the iPhone maker at the end of the first quarter included 231,888 shares valued at $28.99 million, his fifth most valuable position as of March 31. In Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), Brummer’s top position on March 31, he held 237,500 shares at that time, valued at $88.91 million. His sell off of Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) appears to have been a hasty one, as shares have gained another 13% in July. On the other hand, one can’t argue with the performance of his new top pick, Google. Let’s check out the latest action surrounding his top picks.

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At the end of the second quarter, Zenit Asset Management had 235,752 Class C common shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in its portfolio, with a market value of $123.51 million. The investment manager increased its investments in the search engine company by 123% during the second quarter, adding 130,172 shares. The shares of the search giant are up by nearly 30% in July after a monster July 17 during which they gained just under $100 in value on a single day. Aide from its latest earnings report, Google is ready to bring back the second version of Google Glass, dubbed GG1, with improved features and larger size. The new version of Google Glass, “Enterprise Edition,” is likely to have a larger prism powered by an Intel Atom processor with additional battery pack. The first edition of the eyewear received mixed reactions from the market and the technology firm plans to upgrade the device with this version. Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global was among the primary investors of Google Inc at the end of the first quarter, owning 1.64 million Class A shares valued at $908.85 million. According to our records, 12 billionaires had investments in Google Inc at the end of the first quarter.

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