George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 03-19-2015

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

  • 5-year lows: Extreme Networks Inc, Dynamic Materials Corp, Electro Scientific Industries, and LMI Aerospace Inc.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Extreme Networks Inc, Dynamic Materials Corp, Electro Scientific Industries, and LMI Aerospace Inc.


    Extreme Networks Inc (EXTR) reached $2.42

      


  • True Value Investing Includes Quality And Growth

    What does the word "Value" actually mean?


    When you say something is of value to you, does it only imply easily available? Or inexpensive?

      


  • Citi Adds General Motors to its Focus List

    Citigroup recently added General Motors (GM) to its focus list and reiterated its buy rating on the company. According to analysts, investors are missing some important catalysts that can likely help General Motors' stock price. In particular, he talked about margin expansion potential from 2016 and 2017 product cycles, accelerated European sales recovery, exit from loss making Russian operations and tailwinds from lower raw material prices.


    The company has seen positive commentaries from other analyst as well. Last week, Sterne, Agee & Leach analysts Michael Ward and Ali Faghri reiterated their Buy rating and a $50 price target on the stock citing the Canadian government plans to sell its remaining stake in the company. RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak also released a positive earnings preview on the company citing positive North American price and mix, and a lower than expected European loss.

      


  • A Special Conversation With George Soros On The Future of Europe

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) was "breaking" the Bank of England while most of today's generation of hotshot investors were still in diapers.


    He is not actively involved in managing his hedge funds these days, but he is still a keen observer of markets and especially what is happening in Europe.

      


  • Global Market Valuations And Expected Returns – April 8, 2015

    The US market was up more than 30% in 2013, the best year since the go-go years of the 1990s. 2014 was another strong year for the market. The S&P 500 index was up more than 13%. Since the market recovery in 2009, the US stock market has been up for 6 consecutive years. What is the situation in the other parts of the world? In February 2015, the key indexes in Europe were dynamic. Germany’s DAX index continued strong growth by 4.95% after 6.61% growth in February and 9.06% surge in January. France’s CAC-40 index went up by 1.66% after 7.54% increase in February. The FTSE 100 index lost 2.50%. Stock markets performances in Asia were strong. Japan’s NIKKEI 225 gained 2.18%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index increased 0.31% and China’s SSE Composite index was up by 13.22%.


    As indicated in my last article, “Which Regions and Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?”, GuruFocus international gurus tend to put most of their holdings in Europe and Asia.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: PHII, RHP, OPK, VNR, LUB

    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:


    PHI Inc (PHII): CEO and 10% Owner Alton Anthony Gonsoulin Jr bought 57,632 shares

      


  • Lone GM Bear Says Lack of Investor Interest Is Bullish Sign For the Company

    A majority of the sell-side analysts covering General Motors' (GM) stock are positive about the company's prospects. According to Yahoo! Finance, out of 18 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy ratings, and five have hold ratings. The only analyst who has an underperform rating on the stock is Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas. However, it seems like even he believes that the stock can outperform in the near term. In his recent report to clients, Jonas has noticed that "Phones have gone seriously cold on GM" and he is not receiving much interest in GM from investors. In his own words,


      


  • Why General Motors is a good buy at current levels

    General Motors (GM) has seen a lot of positive analysts commentary after announcing $5 billion share repurchase program earlier this month. Citigroup’s analyst Itay Michaeli believes that the stock has more catalysts going forward. In his latest report, he commented,


      


  • George Soros Takes Stake in Software Company with Activist Shareholder

    Legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) took a stake in Exa Corp (EXA) on March 9, GuruFocus Real Time Picks reported Thursday.


    Soros’ filing reveals that he purchased 1,266,666 shares, or 9.15%, of the company. Exa shares closed the day of the transaction at $10.10 per share, down from a historic high reached in February 2014 of $15.75. Year to date, the share price has fallen 14% to close at $10.45 per share on Thursday.

      


  • Hedge Fund Guru Crispin Odey Says China Could Lead To Recession

    One of the world's leading hedge fund managers has warned that economies dependent on China for income, including Australia, are headed for recession, and central banks will not be able to able to come to the rescue because they have exhausted the arsenal of policy weapons.


    Crispin Odey, who is the founder of London-based Odey Asset Management, has taken a number of short positions on Australia since adopting a bearish view of China's growth outlook.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: CLR, KMI, TEP, HLX, MRO

    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:



    Continental Resources Inc (CLR): CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner Harold Hamm Bought 139,621 Shares

      


  • Global Market Valuations And Expected Returns – March 13, 2015

    The US market was up more than 30% in 2013, the best year since the go-go years of the 1990s. 2014 was another strong year for the market. The S&P 500 index was up more than 13%. Since the market recovery in 2009, the US stock market has been up for 6 consecutive years. What is the situation in the other parts of the world? In February 2015, the key indexes in Europe were strong. Germany’s DAX index continued strong growth by 6.61% after 9.06% surge in January. France’s CAC-40 index went up by 7.54% after 7.76% increase in January. The FTSE 100 index gained 2.92%. Stock markets performances in Asia were good. Japan’s NIKKEI 225 gained 6.36%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index increased 1.29% and China’s SSE Composite index was up by 3.11%.


    As indicated in my last article, “Which Regions and Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?”, GuruFocus international gurus tend to put most of their holdings in Europe and Asia.

      


  • Which Regions and Sectors Are International Gurus Buying?

    Warren Buffett said in an interview published on 2/25/2015 in the newspaper Handelsblatt that his holding company Berkshire Hathaway is definitely interested in companies in Germany. “Germany is a terrific market, lots of people, lots of buying power, productive, it’s got a legal system we feel very good with, it’s got a regulatory system we feel very good with, it’s got people we feel very good with - and customers,” Buffett said.


    George Soros, one of history’s most successful financiers, has been selling US holdings to buy European stocks. It is said that he has moved about $2 billion into companies in Asia and Europe, according to a person familiar with the strategy.

      


  • John Burbank comments on his Top Holding - CF Industries

    John H. Burbank III is the Chief Investment Officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm now manages a portfolio worth more than $3.5 billion. The San Francisco-based firm employs top-down macroeconomic to achieve risk-adjusted returns. CF Industries (CF) is the largest holding of Passport Capital. As of December 31, 2014, the firm was holding 1,082,292 shares of CF industries and 1,250,000 call options on the stock.


    In his latest investor letter, John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) explained his investment thesis on CF Industries. Below is the excerpt from his investor letter:

      


  • I Don´t Think This Could Be a “Best Buy”

    In this article, let's take a look at Best Buy Co Inc. (BBY), a $13.55 billion market cap company, which operates as a multi-national, multi-channel retailer of technology products in the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico.


    Dividend Hike

      


  • 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.

      


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