George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 266
Number of New Stocks: 69

Total Value: $13,399 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 20%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • George Soros' Top 5 Stock Buys of Q3

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), a famed investor whose Quantum Fund achieved an annual growth rate of 20 percent over its lifespan, still invests family money at Soros Fund Management, which he downsized in 2011 to avoid Dodd-Frank reform act reporting requirements.

    The guru’s largest stock buys of the third quarter were dominated by Internet stocks. He bought: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Travelport Worldwide Ltd. (TVPT), Netflix Inc. (NFLX) and Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY).


  • Wake Up Europe - An Essay From George Soros

    Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence. Neither the European leaders nor their citizens are fully aware of this challenge or know how best to deal with it. I attribute this mainly to the fact that the European Union in general and the eurozone in particular lost their way after the financial crisis of 2008.

    The fiscal rules that currently prevail in Europe have aroused a lot of popular resentment. Anti-Europe parties captured nearly 30 percent of the seats in the latest elections for the European Parliament but they had no realistic alternative to the EU to point to until recently. Now Russia is presenting an alternative that poses a fundamental challenge to the values and principles on which the European Union was originally founded. It is based on the use of force that manifests itself in repression at home and aggression abroad, as opposed to the rule of law. What is shocking is that Vladimir Putin’s Russia has proved to be in some ways superior to the European Union — more flexible and constantly springing surprises. That has given it a tactical advantage, at least in the near term.


  • George Soros Had A Mixed Day On The Market

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) had a mixed day in the market where some of his positions surged upwards while others plummeted downwards. The positions which fell today were relatively new position in his portfolio and they were Dive International Inc. (DVR), InvenSense Inc. (INVN) and American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (ARCP). While OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OGXI), MCG Capital Corp (MCGC) and Doral Financial Corp. (DRL) all surged today.


  • Prospect Capital: Massive Insider Buying in this High-Yielding BDC

    A high dividend yield, large-scale buying by company insiders, and recent buying by funds controlled by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio).

    Sound interesting? Then I suggest you take a look at shares of Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC), a business development company (“BDC”) traded on the Nasdaq.  

  • Medical Technology Company Offers Investment Opportunity

    In this article, let's take a look at Stryker Corporation (SYK), a $31.07 billion market cap company that makes specialty surgical and medical products such as orthopedic implants, endoscopic items, and hospital beds.

    Innovation in Key Markets


  • 5 Geopolitical Risks to Watch

    The world is on fire. It would seem that every inhabited continent sans Australia is facing some degree of crisis, whether it be armed insurgency, foreign invasion, civil unrest or the death of a promising politician.

    Yet from the stock market’s recent moves, you could be forgiven for believing that all was well in the world. The S&P 500 is hovering near new all-time highs, and after a brief pause in July and early August, the bull market remains very much intact. The selloffs have been slightly more severe in some foreign markets, but overall stock investors are surprisingly complacent given the state of world affairs.


  • Time to Buy Tenet Healthcare?

    In this article, let's take a look at Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC), a $5.88 billion market cap company, which is one of the largest U.S. for-profit hospital managers, in an extremely fragmented industry.

    Promising Markets


  • George Soros Increases Bet Against S&P, Buys New Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), famous for accurately predicting the directions of markets, has made an attention-grabbing move – increasing his short position in the S&P 500 in the second quarter.  

  • Top Insider Buys Highlight: Opko Health Inc.

    CEO, Chairman, and 10% Owner of OPKO Health Inc (OPK) Phillip Frost bought 46,000 shares at an average price of $8.73. The total transaction amount was $402,180.

    OPKO Health Inc. was originally incorporated in Delaware in October 1991 under the name Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics, Inc. OPKO Health Inc has a market cap of $3.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.63 with and P/S ratio of 37.60. OPKO Health Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years. 


  • George Soros Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, GBIM, RICK

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Against the Tide: Why Some Family Offices are Deciding to Become Hedge Funds

    In the past, hedge funds provided investors with a way to invest large amounts of money without much government regulation. In the past few years, government scrutiny into hedge funds has increased enormously. As a result, some of America’s largest hedge funds have opted to shrink away from the powers that be by becoming “family offices.” But, even in the face of increased federal oversight, there are some entities that are doing just the opposite. Indeed, some family offices are bucking the trend by becoming hedge funds that can seek out new clientele and invest with a wide range of investor capital.

    The more common move to shift from hedge fund to closed family office was popularized by large hedge funds and hedge fund managers like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), and Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors (now Point72 Asset Management). Some estimates suggest that there are over 1,000 different family offices throughout the nation. The Dodd-Frank Act went into full effect in 2010, causing many hedge fund managers to rethink their positions.  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, FELP, FULL, ENBL, TLYS

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:

    Opko Health Inc (OPK): CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost Bought 235,000 Shares


  • George Soros Wants to Make a Lot of Money in European Banks

    In this article let's take a look at George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), who is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history. Since 1969, when Soros established the Quantum Fund, he achieved a cumulative 32% annual return.

    Soros has decided to raise the bet on Spain, to gain 0.5% Liberbank S.A. (LBK.MC) in an operation valued at 5 million euros. Liberbank, which took rescue funds during Spain's financial crisis, in June completed a 475 million euro ($645 million) capital hike, so it can repay debt and bolster its finances. "There were about 20 anglo-saxon funds who bought into (the operation), and Soros was among those," a spokesman of the company said, adding that the U.S. investor's holding represented between 0.5 percent and 1 percent of Liberbank's capital. Spain received 41,300 million euros in 2012 from its European partners to assist weaker financial sector entities, including Liberbank, who needed 124 million euros in the form of convertible bonds into equity.


  • George Soros Buys 5.1% of Memory Company Spansion Inc.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) has purchased 5.11% of a new company, Spansion Inc. (CODE), according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. The April 25 transaction consisted of 3,066,666 shares, which had a closing price of $17.76 each that day. Spanion’s share price has increased 4.4% since 2010, to almost a two-year high of around $17.56 on Tuesday.



  • George Soros Chooses Refining for Profits

    U.S. economic activity continues on the uptrend, making oil and gas supplies all the more important and crucial. With rising political instability in North Africa and Middle East, changing legislation in the North Sea, North America appears as one of the safest regions for the exploration and production of fossil fuels. Supported by a boom in the gas industry, supported by new techniques for the extraction of unconventional reserves, in addition to new safety rules and technology for deepwater production, shale exploitation and unreachable reserves have turned productive.

    The advances have been possible only thanks to the high price at which crude oil and gas currently sales. Companies not only had enough cash to invest on new equipment, and take on expensive development projects, but also saw profits rise dramatically. All that production, however, before reaching the consumer had to be refined. At that point, Western Refining (WNR) began to absorb market synergies pushing forward with an impressive performance.


  • Will Manulife Recover from Its Rough Patch and Yield Profits?

    Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) is the largest Canadian life insurer by market capitalization, offering asset management, wealth management and financial services to customers in Asia, Canada and the U.S. However, the company’s annuity and segregated fund business has suffered over the past two years, due to the low interest rate environment, leading to a decline in earnings and operating results. Nonetheless, the firm has been undergoing some changes throughout 2013 and management expects profitability to increase for fiscal 2014, despite its underperformance during fourth quarter fiscal 2013. Thus, many investment gurus like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) hedge fund remain bullish about Manulife’s future outlook, evidenced by their shares purchased in the past quarter.

    Of Hedging and Repricing


  • George Soros' Top Growth Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is a billionaire who primarily invests according to macro events or his view of the markets. He believes that investors’ biases highly influence the direction of stocks and markets. Last year, for instance, he made a substantial sum betting against fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s public short of Herbalife (HLF). Though Soros has closed his $29 billion Soros Fund Management to outside investors, he still participates in the management of family funds.

    Soros’ long stock portfolio contains 237 positions, after turning over by 30% in the fourth quarter. These are his top growth stock selections: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) and Google Inc. (GOOG).  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, AMRC, ENBL, ALLY, NEON

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Morning Coffee: Insider Buys

    This morning we are going to take a look at recent insider buys of more than $100,000:

    Oiltanking Partners LP (OILT)


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