Winslow Capital’s Latest Stocks Moves

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Winslow Capital’s form 13F filed on February 12th highlights recent stocks purchases including ASML Holding N.V. (NasdaqGS: ASML), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NasdaqGS: CTSH), and Boeing (NYSE: BA).

Winslow Capital’s Latest Form 13F Filing

Winslow Capital is a growth equity investment firm grounded in fundamental investing. The firm’s flagship offering is its U.S. Large Cap Growth equity strategy which it has managed since Winslow Capital’s inception in 1992.

The firm deploys a bottom-up approach based on proprietary fundamental research done by its sector portfolio managers and analysts. Justin Kelly services as the firm’s chief investment officer and is responsible for the investment roadmaps of all Winslow strategies.

On February 12th, Winslow Capital filed its quarterly Form 13F regulatory filing. I reviewed the filing to gain a glimpse into the firm’s 90 positions.

Winslow Capital’s stock portfolio totals $17.6 billion according to the latest filing. The list value of stock holdings is down -5.0% when compared to the last quarter. As a benchmark, the S&P 500 was up 6.1% over the same period.

Quarter-over-Quarter Turnover (QoQ Turnover) measures the level of trading activity in a portfolio. Winslow Capital’s QoQ Turnover for the latest quarter was 17.1%, so the firm appears to trade a fairly reasonable percent of its portfolio each quarter.

Winslow Capital’s Largest Holdings

The Ideas section of tracks top investors and trending investment themes. You can get the latest data on the holdings discussed below at the Winslow Capital page. The following table summarizes the firm’s largest holdings reported in the last filing:

Winslow Capital Largest Holdings
Ticker Name Holding ($mil) % Of Portfolio
MSFT Microsoft Corp $929.2 5.3%
AMZN Amazon Com Inc $911.6 5.2%
V Visa Inc $804.1 4.6%
FB Facebook Inc $712.0 4.0%
CRM Salesforce Com Inc $626.1 3.5%
UNH Unitedhealth Group Inc $547.2 3.1%
AAPL Apple Inc $536.0 3.0%

The seven positions above represent 28.7% of the fund’s total portfolio. Winslow Capital’s three largest positions, Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT),, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMZN), and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) are all up over 5.0% in the last three months.

Winslow Capital’s 7 Largest Purchases

I also used to find Winslow Capital’s largest buys last quarter. Here’s the list of the biggest stock purchases determined by comparing the last two filings:

Winslow Capital 7 Largest Purchases
Ticker Name Purchased ($mil) % Of Portfolio
ASML ASML Holding NV $343.4 1.9%
CTSH Cognizant Tech Solutions $217.5 1.2%
BA Boeing Co $186.3 1.1%
CI Cigna Corp $181.3 1.0%
BAX Baxter International Inc $178.7 1.0%
MSFT Microsoft Corp $166.0 5.3%
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc $119.6 1.5%

The largest stock purchase for the quarter was ASML Holding N.V. Winslow Capital increased its position in the company by $343.4 million and the stock now represents 1.9% of the firm’s portfolio.

Winslow Capital’s 7 Biggest Sells

Here’s the list of biggest position reductions determined by comparing the last two filings:

Winslow Capital 7 Biggest Sells
Ticker Name Sold ($mil) % Of Portfolio
JD JD Com Inc Sp ADR Cl A $193.0 1.0%
SPLK Splunk Inc $176.5 1.6%
LLY Lilly Eli & Co $141.4 1.0%

The largest stock sale for the quarter was Celgene Corporation. Winslow Capital reduced its position in the company by $351.1 million and the stock now represents 0.0% of the firm’s portfolio.

Winslow Capital’s 7 Best Piotroski Score Stocks

The Piotroski Score is a stock score developed by Stanford accounting professor Joseph Piotroski. He developed a set of rules to find companies with strong liquid balance sheets, increasing profitability, and operating efficiency. He proposed screening for stocks based on a checklist that awards one point for each matched criterion. The strategy generated 23% annual return between 1976 and 1996, 7.5% higher than what the S&P 500 posted over the same period.

The stocks listed in the table below have the best Piotroski Scores. When two stocks have the same score, the larger holding is ranked higher.

Winslow Capital 7 Best Piotroski Score Stocks
Ticker Name Piotroski Score % Of Portfolio
NVDA Nvidia Corp 9 1.2%
FB Facebook Inc 8 4.0%
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc 8 1.5%
INTU Intuit 8 1.3%

Nvidia (NasdaqGS: NVDA) is the only stock in Winslow Capital’s portfolio that has a perfect Piotroski score.

Investors interested in learning more about the Piotroski Screen should read how the strategy returned +90% in 2017.

Winslow Capital’s Best 1-Month Performance Stocks

To find stocks in the firm’s portfolio that may be popular at the moment or have tailwinds moving forward, I ranked the firm’s holdings by price appreciation. The ranking table below lists the stocks in Winslow Capital’s portfolio by stock price performance over the last 30 days.

Winslow Capital Best 1-Month Performance Stocks
Ticker Name Price 1-mo Ago Current Price % Change 1-mo
NFLX Netflix Inc $221.23 $258.69 16.9%
ABBV ABBVIE INC COM $100.34 $112.15 11.8%
EBAY EBAY INC COM $38.02 $42.18 10.9%
NOC Northrop Grumman Corp $315.15 $343.31 8.9%
AMZN Amazon Com Inc $1,305.00 $1,416.00 8.5%
EA Electronic Arts Inc $113.13 $122.35 8.1%
UA UNDER ARMOUR INC CL C $14.14 $15.24 7.8%

Shares of Netflix, Inc. have increased by 16.9% over the last month. Investors may want to take a closer look at the stock, especially with ‘smart money’ behind it.

Author: Matt Hogan

Expertise: Valuation, financial statement analysis

Matt Hogan is a co-founder of His expertise is in investment decision making. Prior to, Matt worked for an investment banking group providing fairness opinions in connection to stock acquisitions. He spent much of his time building valuation models to help clients determine an asset’s fair value. He believes that these same valuation models should be used by all investors before buying or selling a stock.

His work is frequently published at InvestorPlace, Benzinga, ValueWalk, AAII, Barron’s, Seeking Alpha and

Matt can be reached at [email protected].

As of this writing, I did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities and this is not a buy or sell recommendation on any security mentioned.

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