Steven Cohen's $24B Hedge Fund Increased Stake In 2 Tech Dividend Payers, Opened 2 Energy Positions

Zinger Key Points
  • During the third quarter, Cohen opened a new stake in Cenovus Energy purchasing over 8.4 million shares.
  • Cohen increased the fund's stake in Juniper Networks by roughly 376% or more than 4.9 million shares in the third quarter.
Steven Cohen's $24B Hedge Fund Increased Stake In 2 Tech Dividend Payers, Opened 2 Energy Positions

Steven Cohen is the owner of the New York Mets and is also the founder and hedge fund manager of Point72 Asset Management. Cohen purchased the Mets in 2020 for roughly $2.4 billion, which was a record-breaking sale price for an MLB team at the time.

Cohen is also an avid art collector, owning pieces from celebrated artists such as Picasso and Andy Warhol worth over $1 billion. His hedge fund has a total portfolio value of over $24 billion, and a ten-year performance of returning 62.2%, although last year the fund was down roughly 20.4%, according to Stock Circle.

Here are four dividend-paying stocks in which Cohen opened a position or purchased additional shares.

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Fidelity National Information Services Inc. FIS is offering a dividend yield of 3.06% or $1.88 per share annually, through quarterly payments, with a decent track record of increasing its dividends for two consecutive years. Fidelity National Information Services acquired Sungard in 2015, and now provides record-keeping and other services to investment firms. Fidelity National Information Services also provides core and payment processing services to banks.

Point72 increased its stake in Fidelity National Information Services by more than 1.3 million shares, or roughly 68% during the third quarter.

Juniper Networks Inc. JNPR is offering a dividend yield of 2.66% or 84 cents per share annually, conducting quarterly payments, with a track record of increasing its dividends once in the past year. Juniper Networks is a California-based communications equipment company that develops networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, and network security products.

Cohen increased the fund's stake in Juniper Networks by roughly 376% or more than 4.9 million shares in the third quarter. Point72 also purchased 86 call contracts on Juniper Networks.

EOG Resources Inc. EOG is offering a dividend yield of 2.34% or $3.30 per share annually, making quarterly payments, with a notable track record of increasing its dividends for five consecutive years. EOG Resources is an oil and gas producer with acreage in several U.S. shale plays, including the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford, and the Bakken.

Over the course of the third quarter, Point72 opened a new stake in EOG Resources, purchasing over 1.1 million shares of its common stock. Cohen also purchased 62 put option contracts on EOG during the quarter.

Cenovus Energy Inc. CVE is offering a dividend yield of 1.68% or 34 cents per share annually, using quarterly payments, with a track record of increasing its dividends once in the past year. Cenovus Energy is an integrated oil company, focused on creating value through the development of its oil sands assets. Cenovus also engages in the production of conventional crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Alberta, Canada, with refining operations in the U.S.

During the third quarter, Cohen opened a new stake in Cenovus, purchasing over 8.4 million shares.

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