John Paulson

John Paulson

Last Update: 08-14-2015

Number of Stocks: 57
Number of New Stocks: 7

Total Value: $21,063 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 20%

Countries: USA
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John Paulson Watch

  • Moody Lynn & Lieberson Top Buys in Second Quarter

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, hedge fund Moody Lynn & Lieberson reported a total value of its portfolio of $628 million, with no substantial changes since the previous quarter. During the quarter, it bought 35 new stocks and increased 72 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.


    It bought shares of Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) with an impact of 2.35% on its portfolio. The company through its subsidiaries and affiliates offers financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. It offers these products and services to individual and institutional customers through proprietary and third party distribution networks. The company's businesses are separated into the Financial Services Businesses and the Closed Block Business.

      


  • Taconic Capital Buys Time Warner Cable, Broadcom

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Taconic Capital Advisors reported a total value of its portfolio of $3,540 million, after it added 32 new stocks to its portfolio and increased 27 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.


    It bought shares of Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC) with an impact of 6.21% on its portfolio. The company provides video, high-speed data and voice services in five geographic areas: New York State, the Carolinas, the Midwest, Southern California and Texas. The Company has three reportable segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations.

      


  • John Paulson Finds Opportunity in Recently Bankrupt Overseas Shipholding Group

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), president and portfolio manager of hedge fund Paulson & Co., purchased a new holding in Overseas Shipholding Group (OSGB) on Aug. 3, buying 56,425,082 shares for an average of $3.61 per share.

    Overseas Shipholding is engaged in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The company owns a fleet of 89 double-hulled vessels, 65 of which are operated in international markets. The stock price rose marginally by 3% over the past year and closed at $3.61 on Aug. 13.  


  • GMT Capital Corp Starts to Invest in Leisure Industry

    At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund GMT Capital Corp reported a total value of its portfolio of $3,826,630,000 with a decrease of 7.36% since the previous quarter.


    During the Q2 2015, the hedge fund bought 26 new stocks and increased 21 stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys of U.S. companies the hedge fund has done during that quarter, and two of them are from the Global Leisure Industry.

      


  • Follow Bill Ackman in Valeant Pharmaceuticals

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings filed by institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


    Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)´s Pershing Square disclosed an equity portfolio valued at $14.97 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Health Care (46%), Materials (31%) and Transports (19%) stocks.

      


  • Smart Guru John Paulson Bullish on Actavis

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) increased his position in Actavis PLC (NYSE:ACT) through Paulson & Co by 262% to $1.68 billion in the company's latest filing, with 5.6 million shares. Actavis is the fund's second largest holding in its $19.64 billion portfolio behind Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) and Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC), representing 10.1% and 6.6% of Paulson's portfolio, respectively.


    Actavis PLC, formerly known as Actavis Limited was incorporated in Ireland, in 2013. It is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in development, manufacturing, marketing, sale and distribution of generic, branded generic, brand name, biosimilar and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.

      


  • Activist Hedge Fund Manager Has Strong Focus on Health Care Stocks

    Dan Loeb's Third Point disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $10.95 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Health Care (27%), Consumer Discretionary (15%) and Information Technology (15%) stocks.


    In this article we will look into the top three holdings held at the end of Q1. Among the 10 largest holdings from Loeb’s equity portfolio (which comprises 60.30% of the total portfolio value), the three top positions are: Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Actavis PLC (NYSE:ACT) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW).

      


  • Leon Cooperman's Top Holdings Look Attractive

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio)'s Omega Advisors has disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $6.3 billion as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Finance (26%), Consumer Discretionary (22%) and Health Care (11%) stocks.


    In this article we will look into the top three picks held at the end of first quarter of 2015. These are Actavis PLC (NYSE:ACT), Citigroup, Inc (NYSE:C) and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI).

      


  • John Paulson's First-Quarter Moves Alter Largest And Most Valuable Stakes

    Hedge fund manager John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), founder and president of Paulson & Co. Inc., the third-largest hedge fund in the world, has been called “one of the most prominent names in high finance” by The New York Times. He rocketed to prominence by making $3.7 billion in 2007 using credit default swaps in a gamble against the U.S. subprime mortgage lending market.


    In the first quarter of 2015, Paulson made some moves that shifted the balances of the largest and most valuable stakes in his portfolio.

      


  • Follow Billionaire John Paulson and Bet On Gold

    Gold is a limited commodity that retains consumer´s purchasing power even under inflationary economies. The advantages are that gold is not at the mercy of government policy, so it cannot be easily issued or mined. Additionally, it is used to hedge, so it is a currency hedge an inflation hedge and a most importantly, a diversification tool in your portfolio.


    In this article, let's take a look at the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) and try to explain the reasons why this is an appealing investment opportunity.

      


  • John Paulson Buys Actavis, AIG, Valeant, Sells Equinix, Alibaba

    Hedge fund giant John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) just reported his first quarter portfolio. He buys Actavis PLC, AIG, Valeant, Computer Sciences, etc during the 3-months ended 2015-03-31, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Paulson & Co.. As of 2015-03-31, Paulson & Co. owns 57 stocks with a total value of $19 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.




  • John Paulson Adds New Position to its Portfolio

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) of Paulson & Co. recently added a new position to his portfolio of 63 stocks, valued around $19.4 billion. The portfolio has an 11% quarter-over-quarter turnover.


    According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, Paulson purchased 10,000,000 shares of Synthesis Energy Sys Inc (NASDAQ:SYMX) at an average price of $1.13 per share. The stock is currently trading at $1.52 a share.

      


  • John Paulson's Stocks Trading at Low P/E

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc, a $19,362 million hedge fund composed of 63 stocks and a quarter to quarter turnover of 11%. The following are the five stocks in the portfolio trading at a low P/E ratio.


    Oasis Petroleum Inc (OAS)

      


  • John Paulson Buys 12% Stake in Synthesis Energy Systems

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), hedge fund manager of the $19.3 billion Paulson & Co. hedge fund, has established a stake in a new position, Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX).


    Paulson bought 10 million shares of Synthesis Energy Systems on April 14, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. The holding represents 11.7% of the company’s shares outstanding.

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: PM, TSU, SINA, HMSY

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM), Tim Participacoes SA (NYSE:TSU), SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) and HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) reached $76.92

      


  • John Paulson's Top Buys

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) of Paulson & Co added new positions to his portfolio of 63 stocks with a value of $19.362 billion and a quarter over quarter turnover rate of 11%.

    41.6% os his portfolio consists of stocks in the healthcare sector.  


  • Hedge Fund Billionaire Paulson Kept its Stake in Gold ETF

    Gold is a limited commodity that retains consumer´s purchasing power even under inflationary economies. The advantages are that gold is not at the mercy of government policy so it cannot be easily issued or mined. Additionally, it is used to hedge, so it is a currency hedge, an inflation hedge and, most importantly, a diversification tool in your portfolio.


    Days ago, gold prices rebounded from a six-week low. The metal has reversed losses after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting show some concern about raising rates soon. A delay in raising interest rates benefit holding gold in your portfolio and investors should pay attention to this strategy.

      


  • Hotchkis & Wiley Adds to Third-Largest Stake

    Hotchkis & Wiley, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, has been successfully managing portfolios for more than 30 years. In 2013, its investment advice yielded a 39.95% return for its clients, more than double its performance in 2012.


    Value investors, Hotchkis & Wiley emphasizes a company's tangible assets, sustainable cash flow and potential for improving business performance.

      


  • New Guru Jana Partners' Top 5 Holdings

    JANA Partners is the newest guru to join the group of admired value investors on GuruFocus.


    The fund, founded in 2001 by Barry Rosenstein, is a value-oriented, event-driven firm that invests long or short in companies expected to undergo change. JANA is located in New York and has about $11 billion in assets under management. According to an interview with Barron’s in May, the firm’s strategy is mostly based on free-cash-flow multiples, but will also take an activist approach if necessary. Rosenstein and Co-Portfolio Manager David DiDomenico look for undervalued companies with catalysts that can unlock value.

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: E, FCX, SSL, VET, NBR

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Eni SpA (NYSE:E), Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX), Sasol Ltd (NYSE:SSL), Vermillion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET), and Nabors Industries Ltd (NYSE:NBR) have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) Reached $38.01

      


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