George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 11-14-2016

Number of Stocks: 207
Number of New Stocks: 116

Total Value: $2,743 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 30%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • George Soros Adds to Barrick Gold

    During the third quarter, guru George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) added 1,781,226 shares of Barrick Gold to his portfolio at an average price of $19.94 per share. Since the trade, Barrick Gold's market price has declined by an estimated 23%.

    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX) is a Canadian mining company that was founded in 1983 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Munk. Barrick Gold has the industry’s largest gold reserves and resources as well as a high-quality project pipeline.


  • Stan Druckenmiller Axes Halliburton, Gains 5 New Positions

    Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Duquesne Capital Management LLC, managed George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’s Quantum Fund in the late 1980s. In 1981, Druckenmiller founded Duquesne Capital, which has over $10 billion in assets according to reports.

    During the third quarter, the investor eliminated his stake in Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL) and invested in 22 new companies. His top buys include Alibaba Group Holding Co. (NYSE:BABA), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO), Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC).


  • George Soros Buys Oil, Emerging Markets and ‘Old Tech’ in 3rd Quarter

    Global macro investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) turned over a third of his portfolio in the September quarter as he dissolved some previous investments and went in new directions.

    Soros returned to investing at his family firm, $30 billion Soros Fund Management, in the second quarter to make a series of bold and bearish moves, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Following his pattern of betting on directions of markets, Soros’ activity included buying large sums of gold in anticipation of market tremors. But in the third quarter, he exited his position in the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), which has declined less than a percent since the end of the second quarter.  

  • Trading Lessons From George Soros

    Remember the scene from the '90s classic, "The Sandlot," where Smalls loses his father’s Babe Ruth-autographed baseball to “The Beast” and the other kids question him in disbelief, saying:


  • Gurus' 6 Worst-Performing Stocks

    While gurus are still holding stakes of these companies, the stock price and investors' returns are dropping. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last six months that have a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolio.

    Key Energy Services Inc. (KEGXQ) reports a negative performance over the last six months with a price drop of -14.4%. Despite this, four mutual funds are holding the company with a total weight of 0.01% on their portfolios.


  • Could Guru Investors Be Wrong on Comcast?

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) seems to be a placeholder position for a large number of big money managers. Funds run by Donald Yacktman, Jim Simons, George Soros, Joel Greenblatt, Ken Fisher, Mario Gabelli and Jeremy Grantham are just a few of the long list of names in the stock.

    Rightly so. Comcast has built a stellar business by making investments within a largely monopolistic industry, cable and Internet providers. Through more than 150,000 full-time employees, the company dominates the media landscape and has enough money to throw around speculative bets like $200 million on Buzzfeed – that’s what it brings in net every 10 days.


  • George Soros on How Markets Really Work

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) was quoted in a speech he gave to the Committee for Monetary Research and Education back in the early '90s as follows:


  • 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.


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