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Assessing Viking Global Investors' positions in the fourth quarter

Assessing Viking Global Investors' positions in the fourth quarter (Part 1 of 8)

Assessing Viking Global Investors’ positions in the fourth quarter

In its latest 13F filing, Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors disclosed new positions. The size of the portfolio was increased from $18 billion in 3Q 2013 to $21 billion in 4Q 2013. The notable positions traded during the quarter are outlined in the table given below. New positions include Walgreen Co. (WAG), Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), and Cemex SAB de CV (CX). The fund increased its positions in Facebook (FB) and Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), and liquidated positions in Yahoo (YHOO) and Comcast Corporation (CMCSA).

Viking 4Q1Enlarge Graph“Tiger Cub” fund manager Halvorsen’s fund has reportedly earned an estimated $4.5 billion for investors last year. Halvorsen’s long-short fund, Viking Global Equities, was up 23% net while his Viking Long Fund was up 38% net last year, according to news reports.

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