George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 05-16-2016

Number of Stocks: 213
Number of New Stocks: 107

Total Value: $3,584 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 24%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • George Soros on Brexit

    The average investor may not understand why markets are reacting so unfavorably to Brexit.

    For those readers unfamiliar with the background of the European Union (EU), I’m posting a video below. The video doesn’t discuss Brexit, but it’s probably the best use of 12 minutes for someone trying to get up to speed on why the EU exists. It does an especially good job of explaining monetary, fiscal policy, and the friction between creditor and debtor countries.


  • In Spite of Less Revenue Rite Aid Still Has Growth Potential

    Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) is the third-largest drugstore chain in the U.S. with stores in 4,570 locations. It sells both prescription and nonprescription drugs as well as other retail merchandise. Currently the stock is trading at a P/E multiple of 57.33x; while comparing it with peers on PEG ratio it is a rather cheap stock to buy, and it has upside potential of 13.65% from the market price of $7.74.


  • George Soros Doubles Down on Equinix

    During the first quarter George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) doubled his stake in Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX).

    Equinix offers its services to enterprises, financial services companies and content and network service providers. It connects companies directly to customers and partners inside the world's networked data centers. The company's network and cloud-neutral business model also contributes to its success in the market. It offers customers direct interconnection to an aggregation of bandwidth providers rather than focusing on selling a particular network. The providers in the company's sites include the Internet service providers (ISPs), broadband access networks (DSL/cable) and international carriers. Its customers include carriers, mobile and other bandwidth providers, cloud and IT services providers, content providers, financial companies and global enterprises.


  • Stocks Mario Gabelli Has Bought for 2 Quarters

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder, chairman and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors), a $30 billion global investment firm headquartered in Rye, New York. In both fourth quarter 2015 and first quarter 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

    California Resources Corp. (CRC)


  • Insider Buys of More Than $100,000: Opko Health

    Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) CEO, Chairman and 10% owner Phillip Frost M.D. et al bought 16,000 shares on June 14 at a price of $9.01 per share. The total transaction amount was $144,160.

    Opko Health has a market cap of $5.04 billion; its shares were traded around $9.20 with a P/E ratio of 65.69 and P/S ratio of 6.26. Opko Health had an annual average earnings growth of 11.00% over the past 10 years.


  • George Soros’ Theory of Reflexivity

    "My conceptual framework enabled me both to anticipate the crisis and to deal with it when it finally struck. It has also enabled me to explain and predict events better than most others. This has changed my own evaluation and that of many others. My philosophy is no longer a personal matter; it deserves to be taken seriously as a possible contribution to our understanding of reality." ~ George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) (via FT)


  • Bullish Trend to Sustain for Barrick Gold

    With gold trending higher year to date, gold mining stocks have surged and Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) has provided stellar returns of 156%. Even after the big rally from depressed levels, Barrick Gold has more upside in the coming months.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) bought 19,419,309 shares of Barrick Gold, according to the latest filings, and this is an indication of hedge fund managers' bullish view on gold.


  • George Soros Sells Dow Chemical, Delta Air Lines

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund. A hedge fund guru, he is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history. During the first quarter he sold his shares in the following stocks.

    The guru almost closed his stake in Synchrony Financial (SYF) reducing its shares by a 94.94% with an impact of -3.83% on the portfolio.


  • Energy Company Enters RSA; Gurus Buy the Stock Anyway

    Offshore drilling company Hercules Offshore Inc. (HERO) has entered into a restructuring support aggrement (RSA) with its lenders as a first step of the bankruptcy protection process. According to the company's press release, Hercules Offshore will make various restructuring reforms under it's RSA, including: soliciting and filing Chapter 11 petitions to its first-lien lenders, providing shareholder recoveries, and transfering unsold assets into wind-down vehicles.

    Incorporated in Delaware July 2004, Hercules Offshore serves natural gas companies through shallow-water drilling. A major oil and gas company, Hercules Offshore provides services ranging from oil and gas exploration, development drilling and other services tailored to shallow-water provinces.


  • Bill Ackman Slashes Position in Zoetis

    Guru Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) and founder of Pershing Square Capital Management LP slashed his position in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) on May 9.

    Zoetis has a market cap of $22.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 69.59, an enterprise value of $26.67 billion, a P/B ratio of 19.64 and a dividend yield of 0.77.


  • George Soros Makes Giant Bet on Barrick Gold Corp

    In a “golden” quarter for gold miners, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) put his money on Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX).

    Soros bought 19,419,309 shares of Barrick at a cost around $263.7 million as of the end of March, enough to make it 7.4% of his portfolio and his second top position.


  • Mistakes Are the Way

    “I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong. ... I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.” – George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)


  • Growing EPS for Undervalued Stocks

    Companies with growing EPS are often a good investment as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have a five-year growing EPS.

    Earnings per share of Ever-Glory International Group Inc. (EVK) grew by 15% over the last five years; according to the DCF calculator, the stock at the price of $1.65 is undervalued and trading with a margin of safety of 94%.


  • George Soros Sells Allergan, Facebook, eBay

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund. A hedge fund guru, he is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history.

    The following are its largest sales during the fourth quarter 2015.


  • Dynegy CEO Invests in Company

    Robert Flexon (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Dynegy Inc. (DYN), bought 10,000 shares in the company March 1. The average price per share was $10.08 for a total transaction of $100,800.

    Dynegy is a power generation company with a market cap of $1.43 billion and a P/S ratio of 0.31.


  • Strong Reasons for Long-Term Bet in Wells Fargo

    Let's take a look at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) and try to explain if this is an appealing investment opportunity when shares of the company are trading 10% above its 52-week low. Shares of the firm closed yesterday at $48.72, amassing a year-to-date loss of 9.1%.

    Wells Fargo has assets of $1.8 trillion as of Dec. 31, and it is the fourth-largest bank in the U.S. The bank has several businesses such as banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer. Wells Fargo has a dominant position and is the largest deposit institution. As a matter of fact, it can achieve faster growth in its loans based on them. The activity is done in several branches, where the company focuses on small formats. Moreover, the bank is well-positioned after the Fed has hiked the interest rate because the bank has a lower interest rate risk profile.


  • Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Earnings Line

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair value is far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with a wide margin of safety and at least five gurus are shareholders.

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is trading at the price of $47.86, but the Peter Lynch earnings line gives to the company a fair price of $88.75, giving the stock a margin of safety of 46%. It is trading with a PE ratio of 13.50 that is ranked lower than 55% of its competitors in the Global Airlines industry, and is currently -9.30% from its 52-week high and +38.28% from its 52-week low.


  • CEO of ARRIS International Invests in Company

    Robert Stanzione (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of ARRIS International PLC (ARRS), bought 10,000 shares of the company on Feb. 23.

    The average price per share was $22.40 for a total transaction of $224,000.


  • Many of George Soros' Largest 4th-Quarter Transactions Involve Energy Stocks

    In investing circles these days, there is a noticeable difference of opinion concerning if and when oil and gas will rebound from their depressed prices and, if so, how great the recovery will be.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), the world’s 24th-wealthiest person, according to Bloomberg, has not been immune to conflicting impulses about energy holdings. Last year he made headlines with his investments in coal companies; in the fourth quarter, he bought more than 3.7 million shares in a natural gas pipeline group, but he also sold all or part of several stakes in energy companies.


  • Why I Am Not Buying Kinder Morgan

    A Wall Street Journal article titled, “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) Sells AT&T Shares, Buys Into Kinder Morgan” was published late afternoon Feb. 16. Any eager value investor who lacks time to assess Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) would be tempted to place an off-hours order in order to join Buffett in this "value" purchase.

    The following day, Kinder Morgan was up ~9.86% at closing while the Standard & Poor's 500 was only up by 1.65%.


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