Since then, Burry has started managing his own private investment company, Scion Asset Management, whose 13F’s are often tracked with much fanfare. The 13F filing his company made on August 15 after the market closed did not disappoint investors that have a knack for the dramatic.
Namely, the filing showed that Burry sold everything he owned a quarter ago, including Warner Bros. Discovery (NYSE: WBD), Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL). Furthermore, the filing showed that he kept only one stock, The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO), a prison operator.
Notable market participants, such as Welt’s Holger Zschaepitz, took to Twitter to spread the news of Burry’s dramatic market moves.
“Big Short’ investor Michael Burry dumps stock portfolio after market crash warnings to just 1: private-prison operator Geo Group. Scion sold off its long positions on 11 comps during Q2, incl bullish bets on Alphabet, Meta, Bristol-Meyers Squibb & Nexstar.”
GEO chart and analysis
In the last month, GEO has been trading in the $6.40 to $7.95 range, and it’s currently trading near the high of this range. Volume is considerably higher in the last couple of days, with both the short-term and long-term trends positive.
Technical analysis shows a support zone between $6.76 and $6.95, while the resistance line is at $8.03.
A single TipRanks analyst rates the shares as a ‘moderate buy,’ predicting that the average 12-month price could reach $15.00, 97.37% higher than the current trading price of $7.60.
After looking at the 13F, it is difficult to conclude that GEO could be a company with a more favorable risk-to-reward ratio compared to some big names like META and GOOGL. Yet, on the other hand, Burry does have a track record of finding valuable companies from which he extracts value as an asset manager.
Only time will tell whether he is correct again, and if he is, it will generate even more excitement for the upcoming 13F filings.
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