John Paulson

John Paulson

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 57
Number of New Stocks: 8

Total Value: $19,047 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 17%

Countries: USA
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John Paulson Watch

  • 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


  • Although Competition Is Increasing, PetSmart Will Outperform

    In this article, let's take a look at PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM), a $7.8 billion market cap company that operates more than 1,300 pet stores in the U.S. and Canada, offering pet food, supplies and services.

    Strategic initiative


  • Multiple and Customizable Investment Checklist: New and Much Improved Feature

    GuruFocus is pleased to announce that we have made a big improvement to our “Investment Checklist” feature. Now you can do much more with the “Investment Checklist”:


  • John Paulson's Top 5 New Holdings For Q3

    John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio)’s hedge fund Paulson & Co. was founded in 1994 and has $22.8 billion in assets under management as of Jul 2014. The fund focuses primarily on event-driven arbitrage situations. Paulson’s top strategies, the Advantage and Advantage Plus funds, lost 4.8 percent and 3.9 percent this year through August, the New York Times reported.

    In the third quarter, the investor purchased seven new stocks, for 19% portfolio turnover and a total of 75 holdings at quarter-end.


  • Paulson Reduces Cobalt International Energy Stake Near 52-Week Low

    As Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) plunged to its lowest point since 2011, hedge fund manager John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) sold a small fraction of his more than 10% stake in the company, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.  

  • DuPont Analysis for Family Dollar Stores

    In this article, let´s see one of the most important financial ratios applying to stockholders, the best measure of performance for a firm's management: the Return on Equity (ROE), and we are going to analyze it in the case of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO)

    ROE is calculated as net income applicable to common shares divided by the average book value of common equity: ROE = Net Income / Av. Book Value


  • Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson Full Interview - Delivering Alpha 2014

  • Latest Real Time Picks

    The Real Time Picks section of GuruFocus is a great way to ideas from the investing gurus. We currently follow 147 guru portfolios. If a guru makes a purchase or sale of a company in which he or she owns a greater than 5 percent stake, SEC regulations require the trade to be reported within 10 days. Some of the gurus report their trades within 2 days. The type of filing can disclose whether the trade is a passive (Schedule 13G) or activist (Schedule 13D) holding. The link to the filing is available through the Real Time Picks section. The latest Real-Time Picks are from John Paulson, Ron Baron, Mario Gabelli and Dodge & Cox.

    John Paulson of Paulson & Company initiated a new holding of 61,384,234 Class A shares of Overseas Shipholding Group (OSGIQ)on 08/31/2014, as reported in the latest 13G filings by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio). The filing indicates that Paulson owns 56,425,082 shares of Class A common stock and 4,959,152 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of Class A warrants. The investment gives Paulson a 19.35 percent stake in the company. OSG is a leading provider of global energy transportation services. It owns and operates a fleet of international and U.S. Flag vessels that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November of 2012. On August 5, the emergence from bankruptcy was announced. Class B shares are now trading under the symbol, OGSRB, but the Class A shares are not shown as trading yet. Paulson most likely had an earlier investment in the company and received the new shares and warrants as part of the bankruptcy plan. It will be difficult to value the new company until its first post-bankruptcy financial statements are filed. I had left a message for investor relations but have not received a call back, yet. I was informed by a brokerage office that the current shares trading OTC are Class B shares.


  • Hedge Fund´s Returns are Trailing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

    In this article let's take a look at Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio), the founder and majority owner with a 84% stake in Bridgewater Associates Intermediate Holdings (BAIH), the hedge fund that manages $150 billion in assets under management. Bridgewater Associates operates as an international, employee-owned hedge fund manager. It provides its services to pension and profit-sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, corporations and governmental entities. Since its inception in 1975, Bridgewater has generated net gains of $35.8 billion and that success made this guru the 84th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes.

    Industry return


  • Latest Real-Time Picks From The Gurus

    A great way to get new investing ideas is to follow the investing gurus. Real-Time Picks are recent filings with the SEC in relation to a single holding that has either been either initiated, added to, reduced, or sold out. 13G filings indicate a passive position while 13D filings indicate an activist position. Form 13Fs disclosing end of quarter portfolio are due within 45 days after the end of the quarter. Stay tuned as they come in and are updated at GuruFocus. Here are the most recent of the 13D and 13G filings from the gurus.

    Eric Mindich of Eton Park Capital Management initiated a new holding of 3,666,846 shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (AWI) at the average price of $52.99 on 08/01/2014, as reported in the latest SC filings by Eric Mindich (Trades, Portfolio). The new holding represents 3.36 percent of the shares outstanding. Armstrong is a leading global producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The stock has been volatile lately and dropped 12 percent after a bad earnings report at the end of July but quickly bounced back on August 1 after the hedge fund, ValueAct, disclosed a new activist position in the company.


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