George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 2015-02-23

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

  • 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.

    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 (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 (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 (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

    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.


  • Who Called The Swiss Bank Move To Break The Euro Ceiling? – Jim Grant, That's Who

    Jim Grant just posted the following to his LinkedIn Account. It is what he wrote in Grant's Interest Rate Observer back in September where he predicted that the Swiss National Bank would have to permit appreciation of the franc and that holders of three-year call options on the Swiss/Euro exchange would be wildly rewarded.

    (Grant's, September 19, 2014) Like a celebrity in flight from the paparazzi, the Swiss Confederation demands protection from its pesky admirers. To beat back the unwanted appreciation of the Swissie, the Swiss National Bank is – once again – vowing to move heaven and earth. Now under way is a speculation. Prompted by a friend (that's you, Harlan Batrus), we venture that the SNB will sooner or later be forced to permit the franc to appreciate and thus to enrich the holders of low-priced, three-year call options on the Swiss/euro exchange rate. It's a long shot, to be sure – the options are cheap for a reason but we judge that the prospective reward is worth the obvious risk.

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BH, CLMS, OPK, CPRX, BRT

    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:

    Biglari Holdings Inc (BH): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Sardar Biglari, Bought 12,249 Shares


  • Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: CNQ, PBR, BHP, SLB, DVN

    According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought.

    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNQ): Down 26% Since George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) bought in the quarter ended on 2014-09-30


  • A Fast Growing Stock to Consider

    In a previous article, we analyze quantitative aspects of Carter's, Inc. (CRI), a $4.3 billion market cap company, which is the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. Now, in this article let's take a look at the intrinsic value and try to compare it with the current stock price.



  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: E, FCX, SSL, VET, NBR

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Eni SpA (E), Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX), Sasol Ltd (SSL), Vermillion Energy Inc (VET), and Nabors Industries Ltd (NBR) have all reached their 3-year lows.

    Eni SpA (E) Reached $38.01


  • Top Hedge Fund Managers Are Long on Nuance

    In this article, let's take a look at Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN), a $4.98 billion market cap company that is a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.

    Revenues and net income


  • What are the Gurus Buying?

    You should never blindly follow the investment moves of anyone—not even masters of the universe like Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) or George Soros (Trades, Portfolio). You never know what their investment game plan is or whether a stock position is part of a larger multi-stock trade.

    That said, I do consider guru trades a nice starting point for further research. If investors I respect and follow are piling into a stock, then it’s worth investigating.  

  • Gurus Invest in Alibaba in Third Quarter

    It has been two months since Alibaba (BABA), a Chinese e-commerce company began selling stock on the New York Stock Exchange, and more than two dozen of the gurus we follow at GuruFocus invested in it in the final two weeks of the third quarter.

    In the aftermath of its IPO, Alibaba was the largest technology listing ever on the New York Stock Exchange, exceeding Facebook (FB).


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