Viking Global Buys Wal-Mart, Facebook, RIMM; Sells Home Depot

The third quarter 13F filing for Viking Global Investors shows increases in 19 stocks and reductions in 25 stocks, as well as new purchases of 22 stocks and sell-offs of 15 stocks.

Viking Global Buys Wal-Mart, Facebook, RIMM; Sells Home Depot

At the end of the third quarter, the firm’s largest holdings were in News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) (NASDAQ:NWS), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Visa Inc (NYSE:V), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).

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Additions And Increases

Viking Global’s new notable purchases include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), and Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) (TSE:RIM).

The firm increased its shares of Apple and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK). It also purchased almost 11 million shares of Time Warner and also added to its holdings in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA).

Sell-Offs And Reductions

Viking Global sold off all its shares in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONXX). It also sold out its shares of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

The firm reduced its position in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM).