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9 Stocks Ken Fisher Continues to Buy

- By Tiziano Frateschi

Fisher Investments is a fee-only investment managment firm that serves institutional and private clients around the world. CEO and Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) invested in the following stocks in both the third and fourth quarters.


Luminex Corp. (LMNX)

In the third quarter, Fisher increased his position by 43.67% and added another 15.74% in the fourth quarter.

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With a market cap of $904.88 million, the company manufactures and sells proprietary biological testing technologies and products. Its revenue of $300.64 million has grown 6.90% over the past five years.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 4.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.25% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX)

In the third quarter, the guru increased his holding by 17.94% and by 0.94% in the fourth quarter.

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The health care company has a market cap of $54.75 billion. Its revenue of $12.09 billion has grown 9.30% over the past five years

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66% of outstanding shares, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24% and Simons with 0.07%.

Sands China Ltd. (SCHYY)

The investor added 34.46% to his position in the third quarter and added another 1.09% in the fourth quarter.

With a market cap of $49.71 billion, the company operates resorts and casinos in Macau. Its revenue of $7.25 billion has grown 5% over the past five years.

Fisher holds 19,213 shares.

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO)

In the third quarter, Fisher increased his holding by 10.92% and added another 1.25% in the fourth quarter.

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The company, which operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in Latin America, has a market cap of $2.03 billion. Its revenue of $3.22 billion has declined 4.90% over the past five years.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.45% of outstanding shares, followed by Third Avenue Management with 0.46%, Simons with 0.45%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.08% and Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Netflix Inc. (NFLX)

Fisher boosted the holding by 36.63% in the third quarter and added another 21.98% in the fourth quarter.

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The online media content provider has a market cap of $113.07 billion. Its revenue of $11.69 billion has grown 24.60% over the past five years

With 1.65% of outstanding shares, Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.91% and Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.71%.

Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ)

The guru increased his position by 29.94% in the third quarter and boosted it by 15.13% in the fourth quarter.

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The confectioner, which produces popular treats like Oreo cookies, Ritz Crackers and Trident gum, has a market cap of $66.63 billion. Its revenue of $25.7 billion has fallen 3.5% over the past five years

The company's largest guru shareholder is Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE)

In the third quarter, the investor boosted his holding by 31.57% and added another 30.68% in the fourth quarter.

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The utility company has a market cap of $70.96 billion. Its revenue of $16.88 billion has grown 0.50% over the past five years

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.2% of outstanding shares, followed by Robert Bruce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%, Gabelli with 0.01% and the Signature Select Canadian Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Quanex Building Products Corp. (NX)

Fisher added 10.49% to his holding in the third quarter and increased it by 10.57% in the fourth quarter.

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The company, which makes windows and doors, has a market cap of $733.59 million. Its revenue of $865.75 million has grown 16% over the past five years

Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.63% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.1%, Third Avenue Management with 0.62%, Fisher with 0.39% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Westpac Banking Corp. (WBK)

In the third quarter, Fisher increased the holding by 7.30%. In the fourth quarter, he added another 21.69%.

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The Australian bank has a market cap of $84.04 billion. Its revenue of $17 billion has grown 1.80% over the past five years

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons with 0.06% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.