You have to admit that Bill Gates is pretty smart. After all, he is a self-made billionaire and one of the three richest men in the world. So maybe we should take a peek at his stock portfolio to see what he has invested in, through his holding company, Cascade Investments.
Obviously, he owns Microsoft (MSFT). But he also owns the garbage collection company Republic Services (RSG). He bought over a million shares of the stock during the last week. The stock trades at 24 times trailing earnings and 18 times forward earnings. On a revenue increase of 5.4% for the latest quarter, earnings increased by an incredible 217.9%. The yield on the stock is 3.0%, and the dividend is paid quarterly.
Gates also owns AutoNation (AN), the car retailer. The stock has a price to earnings ration of 17 and a forward PE of 14.5, with earnings rising 11.7% on an 8.2% increase in sales.
Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) is another Bill Gates stock. It has a forward PE of 9. Revenues for the latest quarter were up 37.4%.
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Disclosure: Author owns MSFT.