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Frank Sands And His Current Portfolio Update

Frank Sands ( Trades , Portfolio ), CEO and CIO of Sands Capital Management added three new positions to his portfolio of 54 stocks, valued at $42.02 billion with a quarter over quarter turnover rate of 7%.

His firm tends to gravitate toward growth companies and Sands is known to hold stocks for an average of five years.

Here is a look at the investor's newest buys:

LendingClub Corp ( LC )

Sands purchased 9,604,260 shares of LC at the end of the fourth quarter 2014 at an average price of $25.24/share.

LendingClub is an online marketplace that prides itself on operating at a lower cost than most traditional bank lending programs.

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The Peter Lynch earnings line values this stock at $6.90, indicating the stock is undervalued since it is currently trading at $22.15.

We gave the company a financial strength score of 5 out of 10 and a profitability & growth score a 2 out of 10.

The current market cap is ~$7,962 billion and shares outstanding is 308.5 billion.

CoStar Group Inc ( CSGP )

Sands purchased 31,175 shares of CSGP at an average price of $161.21/share.

CoStar was founded in 1987, providing analytics, information and marketing services in the commercial real estate industry in both the United States and United Kingdom.

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According to the Lynch earnings line, this stock is valued at $22.00 and is currently selling at $197.60, which indicates the stock is undervalued.

We gave the company a 9 star ranking out of 10 for its financial strength and a profitability & growth star ranking of 7 out of 10.

CoStar's shares outstanding at the end of Q3 in 2014 was 32.4 billion and the company's market cap as of today is $6,392 billion.

Because the earnings per share was recorded at $1.47 during Q3 2014, CoStar's earnings yield is 0.74%.

iShare Russell 1000 Growth Index ( IWF )

Sands purchased 28,250 shares of IWF at an average price of $92.07/share. This is not the first time Sands held this stock in his portfolio. He bought shares during 2011Q4 at an average price of $57.08/share and then sold them all 2012Q1 at an average price of $62.98. Here is a closer look at his holdings history in the chart below.

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As of today, the stock is currently trading at $98.38/share.

Sands also increased positions in the following stocks in his portfolio:

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ( BABA ), Adobe Systems Inc ( ADBE ), Twenty-First Centruty Fox In c ( FOXA ), Schlumberger NV (SLB), Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS), Salesforce.com Inc (CRM), SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), Mindray Medical International Ltd (MR), Yandex NV (YNDX) and Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd (QUNR).

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