SAC Capital Advisors Top Ten Holdings

July 22, 2012 James Heinsman Tops

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen, founder of SAC Capital Advisors is one of the most well-known and successful hedge fund managers. Cohen was listed as the 35th richest man in America by Forbes at an estimated net worth of about $8.3 billion.

At the outset SAC was a trading-oriented company with a focus on liquid, large cap stocks. Over time the firm expanded to include fundamental and quantitative strategies. Today the group manages assets valued at $14 billion over four separate portfolios, each with its own unique strategy.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Magazine says that SAC Capital Advisors typically makes up for 3 percent of the New York Stock Exchange’s average daily trading, and also 1 percent of NASDAQ’s daily trading.

The following companies are SAC Capital Advisors’ ten top holdings listed as a percentage of portfolio:

1.    Apple Inc.

2.    Gilead Sciences Inc.

3.    Dollar General Corporation

4.    Tyco International Ltd.

5.    Illinois Tool Works Inc.

6.    Boeing Co.

7.    Weatherford International Ltd.

8.    Baidu, Inc.

9.    Biogen Idec Inc.

10.  Ensco plc.


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