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Lee Ainslie Continues to Buy Liberty Global, Texas Instruments

Lee Ainslie ( Trades , Portfolio ) started Maverick Capital back in 1993 with $38 million. Today the fund is worth $10 billion.

Ainslie manages a portfolio of 117 stocks with a total value of $5,836 million. The following are the stocks he has been buying for at least the past two quarters.

Liberty Global PLC ( LBTYK )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 85.53% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 127.87% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 1.41% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services across 14 countries.

Dodge & Cox is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 2.46% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 2% and First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.42%.

Aramark ( ARMK )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 12.13% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 25.24% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 6.49% of outstanding shares of the company.

It is a provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients.

Ainslie is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, followed by Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) which holds 1.38% of outstanding shares, Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

Sabre Corp. ( SABR )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 38.38% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 13.76% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 3.97% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry. It offers distribution of travel content from approximately 125,000 travel suppliers to approximately 400,000 online and offline travel agents.

Ainslie is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, followed by Manning & Napier Advisors which holds 0.3% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.2% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. ( ST )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 142.40% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 129.27% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 3.24% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls. The company produces sensors and controls for applications such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.93% of outstanding shares, followed by Ainslie, then Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA. ( BUD )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 3.75% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 116.06% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 0.13% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company is a brewing company. It manages a portfolio of over 200 brands of beer.

Ken Fisher holds a 0.29% stake, while Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) owns 0.12% of outstanding shares.

AerCap Holdings NV ( AER )

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 22.19% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 8.69% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 2.47% of outstanding shares of the company.

It is an integrated aviation company, conducting aircraft leasing and trading aircraft. It also provides aircraft management services to other owners of aircraft.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 485% of outstanding shares, followed by David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.72% and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.85%.

Armstrong World Industries Inc. (AWI)

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 5.55% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 103.60% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 3.18% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company is a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio) is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 16.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Eric Mindich (Trades, Portfolio) with 6.62%, Ainslie with 3.18% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.53%.

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL)

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 20.20% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 268.26% of his stake.

The company is a holding company and its principal, wholly-owned subsidiary is United Airlines Inc. The Company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.75%, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.67% and Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%.

Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN)

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 5.86% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 357.66% of his stake.

The company has two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. Analog semiconductors change real-world signals - such as sound, temperature, pressure or images - by conditioning them, amplifying them and often converting them to a stream of digital data that can be processed by other semiconductors, such as embedded processors.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 5.39% of outstanding shares, followed by Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.99%, James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%.

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST)

During Q2, Ainslie increased his stake by 117.27% and in Q3, he again bought shares in the company with another increase of 107.04% of his stake. Ainslie currently holds 0.01% of outstanding shares of the company.

The company and its subsidiaries is an off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S., with 1,210 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.7% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.92%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

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