is recognized for his outstanding performance at his hedge fund,
Appaloosa Management. In the past five years alone he has
trounced the S&P 185.1% versus 12.1%, cumulatively. His $4.57
billion portfolio has stock of 57 companies, with 11 new buys in
the fourth quarter. His largest new positions are HCA Holdings
), MetLife Inc. (
), Transocean (
), Weatherford International Ltd. (
) and Noble Corp. (
HCA Holdings Inc. (
Tepper bought 4,325,532 shares of HCA Holdings for $31 per share
on average in the fourth quarter. This makes for a 2.8% weighting
in his portfolio. Over the last year, HCA Holdings' stock price
HCA Holdings Inc. was incorporated in Nevada in January 1990 and
reincorporated in Delaware in September 1993. HCA Holdings has a
market cap of $16.23 billion; its shares were traded around
$36.87 with a P/E ratio of 5.2 and P/S ratio of 0.5. HCA Holdings
had an annual average earnings growth of 13.7% over the past 10
years. GuruFocus rated HCA Holdings
the business predictability rank of 5-star
MetLife Inc. (
Tepper purchased 3,385,858 shares of MetLife for $34 per share on
average. The company's stock price of $36.69 on Monday is little
different than it was one year previously.
MetLife Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1999 and
global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit
programs with 90 million clients.
MetLife has a market cap of $40.21 billion; its shares were
traded at around $36.8 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of
0.6. The dividend yield of MetLife stocks is 2.6%.
Tepper purchased 1,500,255 shares of Transocean for $46 per share
on average. Transocean shares have gained 18% over the past year.
Transocean Ltd. is a Swiss corporation. The company is an
international provider of offshore contract drilling services for
oil and gas wells.
Transocean has a market cap of $21.33 billion; its shares were
traded at around $59.23 with a P/E ratio of 17.8 and P/S ratio of
2. The dividend yield of Transocean Ltd stocks is 1.4%.
Weatherford International Ltd. (
Tepper purchased 5,008,107 shares of Weatherford International
for $11 per share on average. The company's share price in the
past year has decreased almost 26%.
Weatherford International Ltd. was originally incorporated in
Delaware in 1972, and as a result of its corporate reorganization
in 2002, is now incorporated in Bermuda. It offers products and
services for oil and natural gas wells.
Weatherford International has a market cap of $10.12 billion; its
shares were traded at around $13.28 with a P/E ratio of 23.4 and
P/S ratio of 0.7. Weatherford International had an annual average
earnings growth of 17.7% over the past 10 years.
Noble Corp. (
Tepper purchased 1,339,443 shares of Noble Corp. for an average
price of $36 per share. The company's stock has increased almost
3% over the past year.
Noble Corp. is a Swiss corporation. The company is an offshore
drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry.
Noble Corp. has a market cap of $10.15 billion; its shares were
traded at around $40.08 with a P/E ratio of 19.3 and P/S ratio of
3. The dividend yield of Noble Corp. stocks is 1.4%. Noble Corp.
had an annual average earnings growth of 21.6% over the past 10
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