Revenge on Retail, Steven Cohen Slashes Six Popular Brands

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On a typical day, the American investor might wake up to a coffee from SBUX, go window shopping at KORS, whip out the V card to pay for organically grown food at WFM, listen to SIRI after work, and pat the HOG goodnight in the garage. These six companies were drastically reduced by Guru Steven Cohen in the second quarter.

The updated portfolio of Cohen's hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, lists 1,621 stocks, 432 of them new, a total value at $18.19 billion, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 39%. The portfolio is currently weighted with three top sectors: consumer cyclical at 20.6%, energy at 11.2% and healthcare at 9.8%.

Steven Cohen made numerous reductions in the second quarter. Here are a few of his mega trades that also happen to be popular brand companies.

Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.75%

Current Shares: 481,147

Up 44% over 12 months, Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $53.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.96 with a P/E ratio of 33.90.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 84.92%, selling 2,708,482 shares at an average price of $62.15 for a gain of 14.2%.

He has averaged a gain of 110% on 10,583,892 shares bought at an average price of $33.79 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 76% on 10,102,745 shares sold at an average price of $40.25 per share.

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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. ( KORS ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.75%

Current Shares: 517,908

Up 34% over 12 months, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. has a market cap of $14.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $71.75 with a P/E ratio of 32.10.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 83.99%, selling 2,716,034 shares at an average price of $58.58 for a gain of 22.5%.

He has averaged a gain of 66% on 6,193,483 shares bought at an average price of $43.32 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 37% on 5,675,575 shares sold at an average price of $52.23 per share.

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Visa Inc. ( V ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.64%

Current Shares: 444,171

Up 37% over 12 months, Visa Inc. has a market cap of $137.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $175.21 with a P/E ratio of 21.00.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 64.27%, selling 798,874 shares at an average price of $175.04 for a gain of 0.1%.

He has averaged a gain of 51% on 2,532,657 shares bought at an average price of $115.79 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 36% on 2,079,486 shares sold at an average price of $129.23 per share.

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Harley-Davidson Inc. ( HOG ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.56%

Current Shares: 7,605

Up 37% over 12 months, Harley-Davidson Inc. has a market cap of $13.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.2 with a P/E ratio of 19.10.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 99.65%, selling 2,172,328 shares at an average price of $54.04 for a gain of 8.8%.

He has averaged a gain of 36% on 5,876,738 shares bought at an average price of $48.38 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 31% on 5,896,133 shares sold at an average price of $44.97 per share.

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Whole Foods Market Inc. ( WFM ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.54%

Current Shares: 324,906

Up 6% over 12 months, Whole Foods Market Inc. has a market cap of $19.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.48 with a P/E ratio of 35.30.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 88.8%, selling 2,575,292 shares at an average price of $48.25 for a gain of 7.5%.

He has averaged a gain of 90% on 10,546,112 shares bought at an average price of $27.35 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 60% on 10,221,206 shares sold at an average price of $32.44 per share.

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Sirius XM Radio Inc. ( SIRI ): Reduced

Impacts Portfolio: -0.8%

Current Shares: 325,924

Up 40% over 12 months, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has a market cap of $22.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $3.58 with a P/E ratio of 49.50.

Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Steven Cohen reduced his position by 99.39%, selling 53,184,353 shares at an average price of $3.29 for a gain of 8.2%.

He has averaged a gain of 68% on 151,264,317 shares bought at an average price of $2.12 per share. On shares sold, he averaged a gain of 24% on 150,938,393 shares sold at an average price of $2.86 per share.

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Steven "Stevie" Cohen is a billionaire investor, and founder and manager of SAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in Stamford, Connecticut.



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Referenced Stocks: HOG , KORS , SBUX , SIRI , V

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