Mastercard Inc (MA), DIRECTV (DTV) and Liberty Global plc – Class C Ordinary Shares (LBTYK) Are The Top Stocks Of Warren Buffett And Other Billionaires

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Insider Monkey reports that, with the whole world running after top technology stocks including Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), billionaires like Warren Buffett are placing their bets on Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA), Liberty Global plc – Class C Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYK), and DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV). (You can see complete list of Warren Buffett’s holdings here).

As many as 17 other billionaires in addition to Warren Buffett have investments exceeding $10 million on Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Stephen Mandel heads the list with $864 million followed by Andreas Halvorsen with $721 million and Warren Buffet with nearly $300 million invested in the company. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) reported revenue of $2.4 billion for the second quarter 2014 with net income of $931 million. Some of the major investors in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) include Lone Pine Capital ($864 million), Gardner Russo & Gardner ($726 million), and Viking Global ($721 million).

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Liberty Global plc – Class C Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYK) comes number 2 in the list with investments exceeding $300 million by Warren Buffett. Other billionaires investing in the company include Chase Coleman, Dan Loeb, Stephen Mandel, and John Griffin. Liberty Global plc – Class C Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYK) announced revenue of $4.6 billion for the second quarter 2014 with GAAP net loss of $234 million.

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is third stock of interest and Warren Buffett had investments worth $2 billion in the company followed by John Paulson with $850 million. DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) declared revenue of $8.1 billion for the second quarter 2014 with diluted EPS of $1.59 for the quarter. Berkshire Hathaway is the biggest investor in DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) with investment of $2 billion followed by Highfields Capital Management ($904 million) and Paulson & Co at $850 million.

This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.

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