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Must-know: Viking Global Investors’ 2Q14 positions

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Viking Global Investors’ 2Q14 positions

In its latest 13F filing, Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors disclosed new positions. The size of the portfolio decreased slightly to $22.9 billion in 2Q14 from $23.8 billion in 1Q14. Notable positions traded during the quarter are outlined in the table below.

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The fund added new positions in Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX), and Apple Inc. (AAPL). It exited American International Group (AIG) and Verizon Communications (VZ). It exited positions in other financial services companies that were below 1% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. The positions exited were Bank of America and U.S. Bancorp.

Viking Global added to its positions in Pioneer Natural Resources, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Monsanto. Top positions lowered were media companies Time Warner Inc. and 21st Century Fox. Click here to learn about Viking Global’s 1Q14 positions.

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Andreas Halvorsen is a Tiger Cub. Previously, he worked at legendary investor Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management. The firm follows a global long-short equity strategy. It conducts fundamental research-intensive stock selection across all industries. It uses a bottom-up approach to analyze stocks. Rather than undertaking analysis to explain past performance, Viking Global Investors analyzes its existing portfolio to anticipate future performance.

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