9. MDC Holdings (MDC)
Company Profile: MDC Holdings is one of the largest regional homebuilders in the U.S.SAC Capital's Investment: Cohen's fund bought 885,000 shares of the homebuilder in the fourth quarter, which had a market value of $15.6 million as of Dec. 31. Share Price Performance: Like most homebuilders searching for a bottom, MDC shares were trampled in 2011, dropping nearly 40%. However, since Dec. 31, shares of MDC have rallied 50%.
8. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN - Get Report) Company Profile: Dunkin' Brands is the franchisor of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants across the U.S. The company held its IPO in July. SAC Capital's Investment: Cohen's fund bought 738,000 shares of Dunkin' in the fourth quarter, which had a market value of $18.5 million as of Dec. 31. Share Price Performance: Since the Dunkin' IPO, shares are up 3%. After dropping sharply in November and December, shares have rebounded nearly 15% in 2012.