Robert Karr Buys Baidu, Micron Technology, Yelp, Sells Yum Brands, New Oriental Education, Facebook

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Robert Karr is the founder of hedge fund Joho Capital. He is one of the Tiger Cubs, the hedge fund managers who learned from the legendary Julian Robertson . Robert Karr tends to hold very concentrated positions in the area of new technologies. His stock picks performed the best among our gurus, according to the Scoreboard of Gurus .

Robert Karr buys Baidu, Inc., Micron Technology, Inc., Yelp Inc, Google, Inc., Hexcel Corporation, sells Yum Brands Inc, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., Facebook Inc, SINA Corporation during the 3-months ended 03/31/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Joho Capital. As of 03/31/2013, Joho Capital owns 14 stocks with a total value of $902 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

This is the portfolio chart of Robert Karr. You can click on the legend of the chart to show/hide buys, sells, or holdings. Each ball on the chart represents a position in the portfolio. You can move your mouse on the balls to see the details of each position and click to see the details of all guru trades with this position.



  • New Purchases: BIDU, MU,
  • Added Positions: YELP, GOOG, HXL,
  • Reduced Positions: SINA,
  • Sold Out: YUM, EDU, FB,
For the details of Robert Karr's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Robert+Karr

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Technology 64.3%
Consumer Defensive 28.6%
Industrials 4.4%
Consumer Cyclical 2.6%



These are the top 5 holdings of Robert Karr

  1. Google, Inc. ( GOOG ) - 287,596 shares, 25.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.23%
  2. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN ) - 1,766,900 shares, 15.2% of the total portfolio.
  3. Baidu, Inc. ( BIDU ) - 1,407,050 shares, 13.7% of the total portfolio. New Position
  4. Estee Lauder Cos Inc ( EL ) - 1,599,054 shares, 11.3% of the total portfolio.
  5. Micron Technology, Inc. ( MU ) - 8,536,697 shares, 9.4% of the total portfolio. New Position


New Purchase: Baidu, Inc. ( BIDU )

Robert Karr initiated holdings in Baidu, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $84.24 and $112.97, with an estimated average price of $97.08. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 13.7%. His holdings were 1,407,050 shares as of 03/31/2013.

BIDU is the biggest search engine in China. The stock has been traded at 52-week lows. For a complete list of stocks at 52-week lows, click here.

New Purchase: Micron Technology, Inc. ( MU )

Robert Karr initiated holdings in Micron Technology, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $6.34 and $10.04, with an estimated average price of $8.21. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 9.4%. His holdings were 8,536,697 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Sold Out: Yum Brands Inc ( YUM )

Robert Karr sold out his holdings in Yum Brands Inc. His sale prices were between $62.08 and $71.94, with an estimated average price of $66.43.

Sold Out: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. ( EDU )

Robert Karr sold out his holdings in New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.. His sale prices were between $14.78 and $20, with an estimated average price of $17.22.

Sold Out: Facebook Inc ( FB )

Robert Karr sold out his holdings in Facebook Inc. His sale prices were between $25.131 and $32.469, with an estimated average price of $28.42.

Added: Yelp Inc ( YELP )

Robert Karr added to his holdings in Yelp Inc by 76.65%. His purchase prices were between $18.85 and $25.13, with an estimated average price of $22.09. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.95%. His holdings were 1,722,008 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Google, Inc. ( GOOG )

Robert Karr added to his holdings in Google, Inc. by 3.23%. His purchase prices were between $702.87 and $838.604, with an estimated average price of $777.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.79%. His holdings were 287,596 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Hexcel Corporation ( HXL )

Robert Karr added to his holdings in Hexcel Corporation by 3.37%. His purchase prices were between $26.5 and $30.23, with an estimated average price of $27.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 1,375,607 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Reduced: SINA Corporation ( SINA )

Robert Karr reduced to his holdings in SINA Corporation by 31.61%. His sale prices were between $47.51 and $57.6, with an estimated average price of $52.47. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -2.5%. Robert Karr still held 808,419 shares as of 03/31/2013.

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Referenced Stocks: BIDU , EL , GOOG , MJN , MU

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