George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 03-19-2015

Number of Stocks: 185
Number of New Stocks: 42

Total Value: $9,159 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 20%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • Why General Motors is a good buy at current levels

    Warren Buffett,George Soros,Ken Heebner,Ken Fisher - Why General Motors Is A Good Buy At Current Levels

    General Motors (GM) has seen a lot of positive analysts commentary after announcing $5 billion share repurchase program earlier this month. Citigroup’s analyst Itay Michaeli believes that the stock has more catalysts going forward. In his latest report, he commented,


      


  • George Soros Takes Stake in Software Company with Activist Shareholder

    George Soros - George Soros Takes Stake In Software Company With Activist Shareholder

    Legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) took a stake in Exa Corp (EXA) on March 9, GuruFocus Real Time Picks reported Thursday.


    Soros’ filing reveals that he purchased 1,266,666 shares, or 9.15%, of the company. Exa shares closed the day of the transaction at $10.10 per share, down from a historic high reached in February 2014 of $15.75. Year to date, the share price has fallen 14% to close at $10.45 per share on Thursday.

      


  • Hedge Fund Guru Crispin Odey Says China Could Lead To Recession

    One of the world's leading hedge fund managers has warned that economies dependent on China for income, including Australia, are headed for recession, and central banks will not be able to able to come to the rescue because they have exhausted the arsenal of policy weapons.


    Crispin Odey, who is the founder of London-based Odey Asset Management, has taken a number of short positions on Australia since adopting a bearish view of China's growth outlook.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: CLR, KMI, TEP, HLX, MRO

    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:



    Continental Resources Inc (CLR): CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner Harold Hamm Bought 139,621 Shares

      


  • Global Market Valuations And Expected Returns – March 13, 2015

    George Soros,Leon Cooperman - Global Market Valuations And Expected Returns – March 13, 2015

    The US market was up more than 30% in 2013, the best year since the go-go years of the 1990s. 2014 was another strong year for the market. The S&P 500 index was up more than 13%. Since the market recovery in 2009, the US stock market has been up for 6 consecutive years. What is the situation in the other parts of the world? In February 2015, the key indexes in Europe were strong. Germany’s DAX index continued strong growth by 6.61% after 9.06% surge in January. France’s CAC-40 index went up by 7.54% after 7.76% increase in January. The FTSE 100 index gained 2.92%. Stock markets performances in Asia were good. Japan’s NIKKEI 225 gained 6.36%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index increased 1.29% and China’s SSE Composite index was up by 3.11%.


    As indicated in my last article, “Which Regions and Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?”, GuruFocus international gurus tend to put most of their holdings in Europe and Asia.

      


  • Which Regions and Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?

    Warren Buffett, George Soros, Leon Cooperman - Which Regions And Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?

    Warren Buffett said in an interview published on 2/25/2015 in the newspaper Handelsblatt that his holding company Berkshire Hathaway is definitely interested in companies in Germany. “Germany is a terrific market, lots of people, lots of buying power, productive, it’s got a legal system we feel very good with, it’s got a regulatory system we feel very good with, it’s got people we feel very good with - and customers,” Buffett said.


    George Soros, one of history’s most successful financiers, has been selling US holdings to buy European stocks. It is said that he has moved about $2 billion into companies in Asia and Europe, according to a person familiar with the strategy.

      


  • John Burbank comments on his Top Holding - CF Industries

    John H. Burbank III is the Chief Investment Officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm now manages a portfolio worth more than $3.5 billion. The San Francisco-based firm employs top-down macroeconomic to achieve risk-adjusted returns. CF Industries (CF) is the largest holding of Passport Capital. As of December 31, 2014, the firm was holding 1,082,292 shares of CF industries and 1,250,000 call options on the stock.


    In his latest investor letter, John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) explained his investment thesis on CF Industries. Below is the excerpt from his investor letter:

      


  • I Don´t Think This Could Be a “Best Buy”

    Ruane  Cunniff, George Soros, Steven Cohen, Mario - I Don´t Think This Could Be A “Best Buy”

    In this article, let's take a look at Best Buy Co Inc. (BBY), a $13.55 billion market cap company, which operates as a multi-national, multi-channel retailer of technology products in the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico.


    Dividend Hike

      


  • Packaging Corporation Is Returning Value to Shareholders

    In this article, let's take a look at Packaging Corporation of America (PKG), a $8.15 billion market cap company, which manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe.


    A 37.5% Dividend Hike

      


  • George Soros and Dan Loeb Reduced Stake in YPF S.A.

    George Soros, Kyle Bass, Jeremy Grantham, Richard  - George Soros And Dan Loeb Reduced Stake In YPF S.A.

    The Form 13-F is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Section 13(f) securities generally include equity securities that trade on an exchange (including the Nasdaq National Market System), certain equity options and warrants, shares of closed-end investment companies, and certain convertible debt securities. The shares of open-end investment companies (i.e., mutual funds) are not Section 13(f) securities.


    The filing revealed that at the end of last year, Soros Fund Management reduced its stake in YPF S.A. (YPF) by 12.57% (1,674,587 shares) and it now holds 11,650,176 ADRs, worth $301.7 million as of the end of the year.

      


  • Investment Gurus Love These 10 Stocks

    Recently I published an article about Warren Buffett's latest dividend stock buys and sells of the recent quarter.


    I'm ever surprised about his new investment. He bought Deere (DE), a great company with high market share in the farmer's equipment segment, while I was selling it due to high debt loads and operational headwinds.

      


  • Why Buffett, Soros and Other Hedge Fund Titans are Buying General Motors

    General Motors' (GM) stock is seeing significant interest from fund managers off late. Last quarter, two of the Wall Street's savviest investors, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased their stake in the company. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) now holds 41 mn shares of the company while George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) holds ~3.86 mn shares and more than 1 mn call options. Other notable investors who bought shares of the company last quarter includes Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) and T Boone Pickens.


    The company's business is improving and it has now been profitable for 20 consecutive quarters. Last quarter, GM's business delivered strong core operating performance with almost all key operating metrics including global deliveries, net income and adjusted EBIT improving. The company's adjusted EBIT was $2.4 billion for the fourth quarter, a $500 mn improvement over the prior year. Adjusted EBIT margin was 6.10%, up 140 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income to common shareholders was $1.1 billion, up $200 mn compared to prior year period and earnings per share improved to $0.66 versus $0.57 of prior year.

      


  • Prem Watsa Top Growing Stocks

    “Why do Roman bridges historically last for a long, long time? Why did they last for a long time? The key reason was that the people who designed the bridges had to stand underneath it before the traffic went on. So they made sure there was a massive margin of safety. And bridges lasted for years and years and years. “


    This is just one of the wise quotes from guru Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio), owner of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a fund with $1,545 Mil of Total Value with 43 Stocks on its portfolio.

      


  • George Soros' Top New Holdings

    George Soros,Leon Cooperman,Chris Davis,Chase Cole - George Soros' Top New Holdings

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) founded Soros Fund Management in 1969, which was formerly structured as a hedge fund but today runs as a privately owned family office.


    Soros arguably set the standard for hedge fund managers — during the fund’s 26-year history, Soros had a cumulative 32% annual return. Just $1,000 invested in the Quantum Fund in 1969 would have grown to $4 million in 2000.

      


  • A Publicly Traded Unicorn Maker: Spectral Capital Corp (OTCMKTS:FCCN)

    A "unicorn" in venture capital parlance is a $1 billion company, and a publicly-traded incubator that hopes to grow the next unicorn is Spectral Capital Corp (FCCN). Spectral Capital is a startup incubator that invests in fast-growth technology companies, similar to famous venture capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Venrock, Accel and Greylock. Spectral Capital invests in founders and helps them rapidly test, deploy and refine their services while "incubating" under its care. Incubators provide capital and services to their incubating companies, often handling recruitment, technology, accounting and legal to jump-start their growth. Because shares of Spectral Capital are public (stock symbol "FCCN"), anyone is able to buy a portion of this incubator and benefit from its performance.


    Unicorns often achieve a $1 billion valuation within one year, e.g. Instagram, Uber, Slack and Twitch. Indeed, almost all modern unicorns are therefore born as private – not public – companies. This is a major change since the days of Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN) and AOL (AOL) – all of which became unicorns after going public.

      


  • 5-year lows: Vivus, Synta Pharmaceuticals Inc, MVC Capital Inc, and Kemet Corp.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Vivus, Synta Pharmaceuticals Inc, MVC Capital Inc, and Kemet Corp.


    Vivus (VVUS) Reached $2.50

      


  • George Soros Google Talk 2006

    George Soros - George Soros Google Talk 2006

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) in 2006 did a Google (GOOGtalk with Eric Schmidt where his discuss his early life, and his investment philosophy.


      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, TCBI, SWN, EGBN, AZZ

    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 and Chairman, 10% owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost bought 124,700 shares

      


  • George Soros Warns That Leaders Are Not Aware Of Russia Danger

    George Soros - George Soros Warns That Leaders Are Not Aware Of Russia Danger

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) believes that most of the risks to investors going forward are political and not economic.


    He is talking about the threat posed by a resurgent Russia. Soros doesn't believe that world leaders are sufficiently aware of the danger Russia presents, particularly European leaders.

      


  • Oil Exploration and Development Insiders Invest in Companies While Stock Prices Are Low

    George Soros - Oil Exploration And Development Insiders Invest In Companies While Stock Prices Are Low

    The sharp drop in oil prices in the last six or seven months has been a boon for consumers – not so much, though, for those in the oil and gas industry, who have grown accustomed to the higher revenue the product has brought, although some have been taking the opportunity to invest in their companies while the stock price is down.


    While consumers are happy to be spending less to fill up their vehicles, there is considerable anxiety in the oil industry. Jobs are being lost because of the lower prices. Houston-based Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services provider, announced last week that it is cutting 9,000 jobs – about 7% of its workforce – due to expectations of lower commodity prices and anticipated lower spending on exploration and production this year. More job losses may be on the horizon.

      


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