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Lee Ainslie Buys Crown Holdings, Monster Beverage

Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) of Maverick Capital bought shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter of 2019.


Crown Holdings Inc.

The fund bought 2.830 million shares of Crown Holdings Inc. (CCK). The portfolio was impacted by 2.99%.

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The metal packaging producer has a market cap of $10.85 billion and an enterprise value of $18.57 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. While the return on equity of 38.08% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 3.31% is underperforming 50% of companies in the packaging and containers industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.3.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ainslie with 2.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Monster Beverage

Ainslie added 75.88% to his Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) position. The portfolio was impacted by 2.15%.

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The marketer of energy drinks has a market cap of $37.56 billion and an enterprise value of $36.26 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 28.19% and return on assets of 22.49% are outperforming 90% of companies in the beverages - non-alcoholic industry. Its financial strength is rated 10 out of 10. The company has no debts.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 1.77% and Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.37%.

Fleetcor Technologies

The guru boosted the Fleetcor Technologies Inc. (FLT) position by 349.05%, impacting the portfolio by 1.84%.

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The company has a market cap of $27.18 billion and an enterprise value of $30.94 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity of 24.42% and return on assets of 7.61% are outperforming 73% of companies in the software industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.25 is below the industry median of 2.19.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02% and Ainslie with with 0.66%.

Netflix

Ainslie increased his Netflix Inc. (NFLX) position by 53.9%. The trade had an impact of 1.33% on the portfolio.

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The provider of video streaming services has a market cap of $166 billion and an enterprise value of $176 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 29.64% and return on assets of 6.3% are outperforming 77% of companies in the media - diversified industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.34.

The company's largest guru shareholders include Sands with 0.97% of outstanding shares, Halvorsen with 0.81% and Segalas with 0.60%.

DuPont de Nemours

The investor increased his DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD)'s stake to 7 million shares, adding 22.69%. The portfolio was impacted by 1.23%.

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The diversified global chemicals and materials company has a market cap of $39.22 billion and an enterprise value of $55.86 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 0.8% and return on assets of 0.42% are underperforming 80% of companies in the chemicals industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.63.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Ainslie with 0.97% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.69% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.81%.

StoneCo

The guru increased his StoneCo Ltd. (STNE) holding by 73.08%. The portfolio was impacted by 1.04%.

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The company has a market cap of $11.60 billion and an enterprise value of $11.22 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 1 out of 10. The return on equity of 15.1% and return on assets of 4.86% are outperforming 90% of companies in the software industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.04 is below the industry median of 2.19.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.11%, followed by Ainslie with 1.53% and Phlippe Laffont with 0.63%.

Nektar Therapeutics

The investor bought 3.2 million shares of Nektar Therapeutics Inc. (NKTR). The portfolio was impacted by 1.02%.

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The biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $4.07 billion and an enterprise value of $2.98 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of -25.98% and return on assets of -19.78% are outperforming 65% of companies in the biotechnology industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 3.71 that is underperforming 62% of competitors.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 11.41% of outstanding shares, followed by Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.61% and Ainslie with 1.84%.

Dollar Tree

The guru acquired 727,300 shares of Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR). The new position had an impact of 1% on the portfolio.

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The U.S. discount retailer has a market cap of $20.99 billion and an enterprise value of $30.66 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of -25.58% and return on assets of -9.03% are underperforming 93% of companies in the retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.35.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.45% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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