George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 2014-08-14

Number of Stocks: 363
Number of New Stocks: 182

Total Value: $13,271 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 23%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • George Soros Increases Bet Against S&P, Buys New Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), famous for accurately predicting the directions of markets, has made an attention-grabbing move – increasing his short position in the S&P 500 in the second quarter.  


  • Top Insider Buys Highlight: Opko Health Inc.

    CEO, Chairman, and 10% Owner of OPKO Health Inc (OPK) Phillip Frost bought 46,000 shares at an average price of $8.73. The total transaction amount was $402,180.


    OPKO Health Inc. was originally incorporated in Delaware in October 1991 under the name Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics, Inc. OPKO Health Inc has a market cap of $3.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.63 with and P/S ratio of 37.60. OPKO Health Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years. 

      


  • George Soros Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR  


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, GBIM, RICK

    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:

      


  • Against the Tide: Why Some Family Offices are Deciding to Become Hedge Funds

    In the past, hedge funds provided investors with a way to invest large amounts of money without much government regulation. In the past few years, government scrutiny into hedge funds has increased enormously. As a result, some of America’s largest hedge funds have opted to shrink away from the powers that be by becoming “family offices.” But, even in the face of increased federal oversight, there are some entities that are doing just the opposite. Indeed, some family offices are bucking the trend by becoming hedge funds that can seek out new clientele and invest with a wide range of investor capital.

    The more common move to shift from hedge fund to closed family office was popularized by large hedge funds and hedge fund managers like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), and Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors (now Point72 Asset Management). Some estimates suggest that there are over 1,000 different family offices throughout the nation. The Dodd-Frank Act went into full effect in 2010, causing many hedge fund managers to rethink their positions.  


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, FELP, FULL, ENBL, TLYS

    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 & Chairman, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost Bought 235,000 Shares

      


  • George Soros Wants to Make a Lot of Money in European Banks

    In this article let's take a look at George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), who is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history. Since 1969, when Soros established the Quantum Fund, he achieved a cumulative 32% annual return.


    Soros has decided to raise the bet on Spain, to gain 0.5% Liberbank S.A. (LBK.MC) in an operation valued at 5 million euros. Liberbank, which took rescue funds during Spain's financial crisis, in June completed a 475 million euro ($645 million) capital hike, so it can repay debt and bolster its finances. "There were about 20 anglo-saxon funds who bought into (the operation), and Soros was among those," a spokesman of the company said, adding that the U.S. investor's holding represented between 0.5 percent and 1 percent of Liberbank's capital. Spain received 41,300 million euros in 2012 from its European partners to assist weaker financial sector entities, including Liberbank, who needed 124 million euros in the form of convertible bonds into equity.

      


  • George Soros Buys 5.1% of Memory Company Spansion Inc.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) has purchased 5.11% of a new company, Spansion Inc. (CODE), according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. The April 25 transaction consisted of 3,066,666 shares, which had a closing price of $17.76 each that day. Spanion’s share price has increased 4.4% since 2010, to almost a two-year high of around $17.56 on Tuesday.


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  • George Soros Chooses Refining for Profits

    U.S. economic activity continues on the uptrend, making oil and gas supplies all the more important and crucial. With rising political instability in North Africa and Middle East, changing legislation in the North Sea, North America appears as one of the safest regions for the exploration and production of fossil fuels. Supported by a boom in the gas industry, supported by new techniques for the extraction of unconventional reserves, in addition to new safety rules and technology for deepwater production, shale exploitation and unreachable reserves have turned productive.


    The advances have been possible only thanks to the high price at which crude oil and gas currently sales. Companies not only had enough cash to invest on new equipment, and take on expensive development projects, but also saw profits rise dramatically. All that production, however, before reaching the consumer had to be refined. At that point, Western Refining (WNR) began to absorb market synergies pushing forward with an impressive performance.

      


  • Will Manulife Recover from Its Rough Patch and Yield Profits?

    Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) is the largest Canadian life insurer by market capitalization, offering asset management, wealth management and financial services to customers in Asia, Canada and the U.S. However, the company’s annuity and segregated fund business has suffered over the past two years, due to the low interest rate environment, leading to a decline in earnings and operating results. Nonetheless, the firm has been undergoing some changes throughout 2013 and management expects profitability to increase for fiscal 2014, despite its underperformance during fourth quarter fiscal 2013. Thus, many investment gurus like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) hedge fund remain bullish about Manulife’s future outlook, evidenced by their shares purchased in the past quarter.


    Of Hedging and Repricing

      


  • George Soros' Top Growth Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is a billionaire who primarily invests according to macro events or his view of the markets. He believes that investors’ biases highly influence the direction of stocks and markets. Last year, for instance, he made a substantial sum betting against fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s public short of Herbalife (HLF). Though Soros has closed his $29 billion Soros Fund Management to outside investors, he still participates in the management of family funds.

    Soros’ long stock portfolio contains 237 positions, after turning over by 30% in the fourth quarter. These are his top growth stock selections: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) and Google Inc. (GOOG).  


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, AMRC, ENBL, ALLY, NEON

    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:


      


  • Morning Coffee: Insider Buys

    This morning we are going to take a look at recent insider buys of more than $100,000:


    Oiltanking Partners LP (OILT)

      


  • Interview with Hedge Fund Pioneer George Soros

    Gregor Peter Schmitz: Every time Der Spiegel publishes an interview with you, the standard comment of many readers is: “Why should anyone listen to the thoughts of an aggressive speculator on the global financial system who repeatedly undermined the stability of that system?”


    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): Given the attitude to hedge funds in Germany, I am not surprised, but I should like to convince them that I understand the financial system better than some of the regulators who are in charge. I have been successful within the capitalist system. Who is better qualified to criticize the system than somebody who flourished within it?

      


  • Dish Network: Certainly Not Standing Still

    That the pay TV industry is getting tougher every day is nothing new, but cable operators and satellite TV providers’ profits have been decreasing slowly, calling for a change in the traditional operating scheme. They year 2012 was an especially difficult one for DISH Network Corp. (DISH), as it reported declines on several aspects of its balance sheet. However, management is fixed on making fiscal 2014 a different story and has initiated several moves to boost profits and expand the company’s reach. And many investment gurus seem convinced about the upside potential, as George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) recently bought large amounts of Dish shares. Let’s see what this firm has in store for the future.


    A Shifting Landscape

      


  • Lions Gate: Will the Odds Be Ever in Its Favor?

    As one of the largest film studios in the entertainment industry, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF) produces and distributes motion pictures for theatrical and video releases, most times with a production budget under $35 million per film. The firm also produces television programming for cable and broadcast networks, and over the years has created a library of over 15,000 titles, which are distributed directly to retailers, video rental stores, and TV networks in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and other international markets via its subsidiaries. Third quarter 2013’s record results led several investment gurus, like Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) to buy the company’s stock recently, so let’s see if this growth will be sustainable in the long run.


    Blockbuster Releases and Strategic Acquisitions

      


  • Delta Air Lines: Improvements Go a Long way

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is the second largest U.S. airline and the largest transatlantic carrier in the world. Its route network operates around the hub system, including airports in Atlanta, Detroit, New York (JFK International Airport), Paris – Charles de Gaulle, and Tokyo – Narita, among others. After enjoying a solid fiscal year in 2013, the company’s strategy is set to focus on improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experience and balancing capital deployment, so as to increase shareholder returns. Thus, several investment gurus like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Whitney Tilson (Trades, Portfolio) are placing their bets on Delta’s profitability, having bought the company’s stock this past quarter.


    Consistent Improvement as the Key Growth Driver

      


  • Sanofi's Getting Back in the Game

    Located in Paris, France, Sanofi (SNY) is a company focused on the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, primarily for sale in the prescription drug market. It concentrates on different therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, diabetes, and vaccines. Sanofi has a global presence as it manufactures and markets prescription drugs in Europe, the U.S. and other countries. About 25 percent of total revenue comes from North America and another 25 percent from Europe, while fast-growing emerging markets represent the majority of the remainder of sales. In the last couple of years, Sanofi has faced significant loss of revenues as several of its key products went off patent -including its blockbuster drug, Plavix. In 2013, total sales decreased 0.5 percent (CER) to €33.0 billion as generic competition hampered revenues by €1.3 billion. Now that the company is past its patents cliff, new products are yet to make up for the lost revenues caused by genericization and pipeline failures. Will the company be able to conduct a full recovery throughout this year? Let's take a look and see what we can find out.


    Risks

      


  • Amazon: a Few Downturns Don’t Affect Tremendous Growth Potential

    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is a U.S. e-commerce retailer, and the largest online retailer in the world. Based on Seattle, it first came online under the name Amazon.com in 1995. It started selling only books but soon diversified into every-day products from home appliances to video games, and any product that can be sold online, having resellers, direct brand selling and their own products on the site.


    In the past years it entered in the consumer electronics market, most notably with its electronic reader Kindle, while selling ebooks for the reader amongst other kinds of data such as high quality audio and video. And also with Amazon Studios, the company started to produce content of their own such as comic books, movies and television series. It has retail sites in nearly every continent of the map, and planning to expand to more countries in Northern Europe. And, for the countries it hasn’t a specific site, it has shipping services.

      


  • Video Presentation - George Soros London School of Economics

    An event with hedge fund legend George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) - Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration Or Revival?: How Europe Must Now Choose Between Economic And Political Revival Or Disintegration.

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Thanks for infromation



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