Barry Rosenstein’s hedge fund, Jana Partners, took a big position in Microsoft last quarter, according to its latest 13F filing.
And it likely made a killing.
The stock was trading at $US47.23 at the beginning of the third quarter, and fell to as low as $US40.47 during the quarter.
It closed the quarter at $US44.26, and was trading on Monday at $US53.76.
Jana’s position in Microsoft had previously been reported, but the size of the position wasn’t disclosed until today.
At the end of the quarter the position was valued at $US340 million. That makes it the fund’s ninth biggest holding.
Jana’s biggest new holding, at $US413 million, was Baxter International. That stock is down about 7% since mid-August.
13Fs are documents hedge funds must file with the SEC disclosing their long positions within 45 days of the prior quarter’s end.