George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 154
Number of New Stocks: 67

Total Value: $3,229 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 28%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • Semiconductor Industry Showing High Growth Potential

    Among companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, information technology companies offer high growth potential. Two technology companies, NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) and NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA), have strong current and Sloan ratios. As these companies have high profitability, several gurus poured capital into tech companies during the past quarter.

    Three ratios that determine asset efficiency and earnings quality


  • Gurus Trim Positions in Alcoa and Netflix

    On the sell side, gurus reduced positions in Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), two companies that have high debt burden. As these companies have declining financial strength, these companies have downside potential and possible bankruptcy risk.

    Debt ratios measure the financial strength of companies


  • George Soros Boosts Stake in Synaptics

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased his stake in Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) elevenfold, adding an additional 180,000 shares in the company to his portfolio during the second quarter. Since the trade Synaptics' market price has tumbled by an estimated 15%.

    Synaptics has a market cap of $2.03 billion, a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 30.71, an enterprise value of $1.91 billion and a price-book (P/B) ratio of 2.88.


  • George Soros Buys Rovi Corp

    During the second quarter, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a 4,066,666 stake in Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ:ROVI) at an average price of $16.86. The trade has a 1.97% impact on Soros's portfolio. Since the trade, Rovi Corp.’s stock price has gained an estimated 33% in market value.

    Rovi Corp. has a market cap of $1.87 billion, an enterprise value of $2.48 billion, a P/B ratio of 1.83 and a P/S ratio of 1.83.


  • Cavium Insider Invests in Company

    Arthur Chadwick (Insider Trades), vice president of Finance and Adminstration and chief financial officer of Cavium Inc. (CAVM), purchased 20,000 shares in the company on Aug. 25. The price per share was $55.33 for a total transaction of $1,106,600.

    Cavium is a semiconductor product provider for networking, communication and the digital home. The company has a market cap of $3.65 billion.


  • Jim Rogers Is 1 of the World's Best Investors

    I recently reread the book “Street Smarts” by Jim Rogers. It’s an excellent book.

    In it Rogers shares his timeless advice on investing and life, and the lessons are so important that I decided to summarize them in this article. In a few minutes you will learn how one of the best investors in the world thinks and invests. If you are interested I suggest you read the full book.


  • Adam Smith's 'The Money Game'

    If you’re wondering why “Adam Smith” is in quotations, it’s because the name is the pseudonym adopted by the author who wrote "The Money Game," a 1967 market classic. In the author’s own words, the book is about “image and reality and identity and anxiety and money” — everything that makes up markets.

    Here are some of “Smith’s” teachings:


  • George Soros More Than Triples GigPeak Stake

    During the second quarter guru George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) more than tripled his stake in GigPeak (GIG) at an average price of $2.49 per share. The trade had a 0.09% impact on Soros' portfolio.

    Soros now owns 1,923,366 shares of the company. Since the addition GigPeak’s market price has tumbled by an estimated -21%.


  • How the Market Is Always Wrong

    “The generally accepted view is that markets are always right — that is, market prices tend to discount future developments accurately even when it is unclear what those developments are. I start with the opposite view. I believe the market prices are always wrong in the sense that they present a biased view of the future.”  George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)


  • George Soros’ 2nd Quarter Buys

    In the second quarter, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) of Soros Fund Management LLC acquired two new holdings. They are Liberty Broadband Corp. (NASDAQ:LBRDK) and Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ:ROVI).

    Soros founded Soros Fund Management in 1969, where he serves as chairman. The firm is the primary adviser for the Quantum Group of Funds. Soros is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world, over a 26-year period.


  • Soros Is Bearish on the S&P 500

    On Aug. 15, regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that during the second quarter of 2016, the Soros Fund Management LLC sharply cut its shares in gold, when the price of gold rose by almost 7% in the London Bullion market.

    Soros’s fund slashed its stake in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (ARCA:GLD) by 25%, to 240,000 shares worth $30.4 million, from 1.05 million shares worth $123.5 million in the first quarter of 2016 and almost liquidating his position in Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) to 1.07 million shares worth $22.9 million, from 19.4 million shares in the first quarter of 2016.


  • 3 Ways to Boost Trading Performance

    As an active trader, there are three key factors of your strategy to which you need to pay close attention. There’s no holy grail in trading, but tweaking and maximizing these three things can get you pretty damn close to one.

    We refer to these factors as the three pillars of trading performance:3 Pillars of Trading PerformancePillar No. 1 – Edge


  • Roger Penske Buys Penske Automotive

    Roger Penske (Insider Trades), CEO, Chairman and 10% Owner of Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG), acquired 710,121 shares of the company on August 2. The average price per share was $39.10, for a total transaction of $27,765,730. Penske is an international transportation services company with a market cap of $3.3 billion.

    Penske and Penske Corp. conducted the two insider buys to date. Both buys were of 710,121 shares at an average per share price of $39.10. Two months prior to Penske’s insider buy, Penske sold 71,874 shares at an average per share price of $50.19. Penske sold 501,326 shares in three transactions from 2010 to date. From 2013 to 2015, the number of PAG insider sells remained the same each year, however, the volume decreased each year starting from 244,861 shares in 2013 to 97,362 shares in 2015. The number and volume of PAG insider buys is indirectly related to month end price. 1470243178354.png 1470243186460.png For more information about insider trades with PAG, click here.


  • Fitbit, A Leading IoT Investment

    When legends like Steven Cohen, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), all buy into a stock during the most recent quarter, it is worth taking note. Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) offers a great long-term growth opportunity at this price.

    The wellness craze continues and Fitbit is at the center of it. The company provides fitness tracking devices (wearables) and a community (social) network platform for people to reach their fitness goals.


  • Gilead Sciences Is Still a Buy

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) continues to offer one of the best long-term investment opportunities despite reporting weak numbers this week.

  • Paul Jacobson Buys Delta

    Paul Jacobson (Insider Trades), Executive Vice President and CFO of Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), bought 25,000 shares of the company on July 25. The average price per share was $38.91, for a total transaction amount of $972,750. Delta Air Lines is a global airline company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has a market cap of $28.87 billion.

    The number and volume of insider buys decreased from five transactions of 29,000 shares in 2013, to three transactions totaling 5,000 shares in 2014. There were four insider buys totaling 18,415 shares in the following year. Jacobson’s aforementioned transaction is his sole insider buy with DAL since 2013 to date. Jacobson sold 107,000 shares of the company in 13 transactions during the same time frame. His earliest insider sell in November 2013 increased in value by about 40% since then. Another DAL insider, Executive Chairman of the Board, Richard Anderson (Insider Trades), sold 758,000 shares of the company on July 15. The average price per share price was $40.07. Month end price and the number of insider sells were directly related from 2013 to 2015. 1469642537828.png 1469642545417.png For more information about insider trades with DAL, click here.


  • Ron Baron's Stocks With Highest Returns

    Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Baron Capital Management. He is co-portfolio manager of Baron Asset Fund and remains portfolio manager of the Growth and Partners Funds. He manages a portfolio composed of 296 stocks with a total value of $18.898 billion.

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI)


  • George Soros: The Promise of Regrexit

    LONDON – Until the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the refugee crisis was the greatest problem Europe faced. Indeed, that crisis played a critical role in bringing about the greater calamity of Brexit.

    The vote for Brexit was a great shock; the morning after the vote, the disintegration of the European Union seemed practically inevitable. Brewing crises in other EU countries, especially Italy, deepened the dark forecast for the EU’s survival.


  • Gaming and Leisure Properties Insider Sells Holdings

    Peter Carlino (Insider Trades), CEO, 10% owner and chairman of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI), sold 283,254 company shares on July 6. The price per share was $35.03 for a total transaction of $9,922,387.

    Gaming and Leisure Properties is a gaming-focused REIT in North America. The company has a market cap of $7.06 billion and a P/S ratio of 8.81.


  • 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.


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