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Hedge Fund Giant John Paulson Buys RIG, BLK, DLM, MDT, WHR, Sells GGP, FDO, HOT, POT, MJN, BYD

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Billionaire hedge fund giant John Paulson reported his Q4 portfolio today. As of 12/31/2010, Paulson & Co. owns 102 stocks with a total value of $29.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells. Paulson had a great year again in 2010. His gold positions gained more than 30%. He made about $1 billion from Citigroup alone. He must be seeing asset pouring in these days. In his latest shareholder letter, he said it is time to be in stocks. That is why he bought a lot of new stocks in the fourth quarter.

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This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Financials 32.3%
Health Care 11.9%
Basic Materials 11.5%
Consumer Services 7.3%
Oil & Gas 7.3%
Technology 3.8%
Consumer Goods 3.7%
Industrials 0.6%


These are the top 5 holdings of John Paulson

  1. SPDR GOLD TRUST SPDR GOLD (GLD) - 31,500,000 shares, 14.93% of the total portfolio.
  2. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI Ltd. (AU) - 40,949,437 shares, 6.89% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.12%
  3. CITIGROUP INC. (C) - 413,525,641 shares, 6.68% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.47%
  4. BANK OF AMERICA CORP. (BAC) - 123,860,951 shares, 5.64% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10.11%
  5. ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP. (APC) - 21,277,761 shares, 5.54% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 58.79%


Added: Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. by 58.79%. His purchase prices were between $56.05 and $75.59, with an estimated average price of $64.12. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 2.05%. His holdings were 21,277,761 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Genzyme Corp. (GENZ)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Genzyme Corp. by 259.77%. His purchase prices were between $69.65 and $72.91, with an estimated average price of $71.25. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.2%. His holdings were 6,840,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Alcon (ACL)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Alcon by 83.8%. His purchase prices were between $157.25 and $170.18, with an estimated average price of $164.25. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.64%. His holdings were 2,500,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co. by 32.26%. His purchase prices were between $23.58 and $31.31, with an estimated average price of $27.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.53%. His holdings were 20,500,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Suntrust Banks Inc. (STI)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Suntrust Banks Inc. by 16.94%. His purchase prices were between $23.36 and $29.66, with an estimated average price of $26. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings were 34,358,412 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Mcafee Inc. (MFE)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Mcafee Inc. by 60%. His purchase prices were between $46.05 and $47.4, with an estimated average price of $47.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.48%. His holdings were 8,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Capital One Financial (COF)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Capital One Financial by 20%. His purchase prices were between $36.55 and $42.78, with an estimated average price of $39.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.44%. His holdings were 18,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Lear Corp. (LEA)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Lear Corp. by 51.88%. His purchase prices were between $78.83 and $99.75, with an estimated average price of $89.73. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 2,100,188 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Liberty Media Corp. Series A (LINTA)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Liberty Media Corp. Series A by 75.44%. His purchase prices were between $13.93 and $16.03, with an estimated average price of $15.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.23%. His holdings were 10,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Teradata Corp. (TDC)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Teradata Corp. by 56.76%. His purchase prices were between $37.31 and $43.5, with an estimated average price of $40.37. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.07%. His holdings were 1,450,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Netapp Inc. (NTAP)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Netapp Inc. by 34.72%. His purchase prices were between $47.7 and $56.9, with an estimated average price of $52.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings were 970,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Bmc Software Inc. (BMC)

John Paulson added to his holdings in Bmc Software Inc. by 23.08%. His purchase prices were between $39.65 and $48.76, with an estimated average price of $45.16. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings were 1,600,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Transocean Ltd. (RIG)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Transocean Ltd.. His purchase prices were between $61.91 and $72.8, with an estimated average price of $67.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.71%. His holdings were 7,200,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Blackrock Inc. (BLK)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Blackrock Inc.. His purchase prices were between $163 and $192.51, with an estimated average price of $174.32. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.3%. His holdings were 2,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Del Monte Foods Company (DLM)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Del Monte Foods Company. His purchase prices were between $13.44 and $18.84, with an estimated average price of $16.29. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.23%. His holdings were 19,150,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Medtronic Inc. (MDT)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Medtronic Inc.. His purchase prices were between $33.21 and $37.62, with an estimated average price of $35.03. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.16%. His holdings were 9,132,900 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Whirlpool Corp. (WHR)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Whirlpool Corp.. His purchase prices were between $73 and $90.33, with an estimated average price of $81.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.06%. His holdings were 3,483,200 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Commscope Inc (CTV)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Commscope Inc. His purchase prices were between $21.85 and $32.17, with an estimated average price of $29.32. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.96%. His holdings were 9,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: King Pharmaceuticals (KG)

John Paulson initiated holdings in King Pharmaceuticals. His purchase prices were between $9.97 and $14.22, with an estimated average price of $13.76. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.96%. His holdings were 20,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Jpmorgan Chase & Co. (JPM.WS)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Jpmorgan Chase & Co.. His purchase prices were between $12.02 and $14.76, with an estimated average price of $13.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.92%. His holdings were 18,727,997 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: J. Crew Group Inc. (JCG)

John Paulson initiated holdings in J. Crew Group Inc.. His purchase prices were between $31.23 and $44.13, with an estimated average price of $38.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.88%. His holdings were 6,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Baxter International Inc. (BAX)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Baxter International Inc.. His purchase prices were between $47.58 and $51.97, with an estimated average price of $50.28. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.86%. His holdings were 5,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. His purchase prices were between $48.75 and $54.7, with an estimated average price of $51.74. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.79%. His holdings were 4,450,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Bank Of America Warrants (BAC.WS.A)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Bank Of America Warrants. His purchase prices were between $5.84 and $7.54, with an estimated average price of $6.67. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.73%. His holdings were 30,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Genon Energy Inc. (GEN)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Genon Energy Inc.. His purchase prices were between $3.51 and $3.94, with an estimated average price of $3.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.67%. His holdings were 51,606,409 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Xl Group Plc New (XL)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Xl Group Plc New. His purchase prices were between $19.55 and $22.22, with an estimated average price of $21.14. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.64%. His holdings were 8,575,425 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Walter Energy Inc. (WLT)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Walter Energy Inc.. His purchase prices were between $79.41 and $129.84, with an estimated average price of $100.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.44%. His holdings were 1,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC)

John Paulson initiated holdings in The Howard Hughes Corp.. His purchase prices were between $36.9 and $56, with an estimated average price of $47.13. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.41%. His holdings were 2,194,201 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Abitibibowater (ABH)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Abitibibowater. His purchase prices were between $22.95 and $23.85, with an estimated average price of $23.55. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.4%. His holdings were 4,959,580 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Veeco Instruments Inc.. His purchase prices were between $33.71 and $49.97, with an estimated average price of $41.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.33%. His holdings were 2,228,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Martek Biosciences Corp. (MATK)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Martek Biosciences Corp.. His purchase prices were between $21.33 and $31.67, with an estimated average price of $23.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.32%. His holdings were 3,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Bucyrus International Inc. (BUCY)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Bucyrus International Inc.. His purchase prices were between $66.31 and $89.8, with an estimated average price of $80.68. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 1,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: International Paper Co. (IP)

John Paulson initiated holdings in International Paper Co.. His purchase prices were between $21.52 and $27.22, with an estimated average price of $25.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 2,558,300 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Capital One Financial Corp Warrants Expiring 11/1 (COF.WS)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Capital One Financial Corp Warrants Expiring 11/1. His purchase prices were between $12.16 and $16.36, with an estimated average price of $14.06. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 3,992,520 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Emergency Medical Services Corp. (EMS)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Emergency Medical Services Corp.. His purchase prices were between $49.46 and $65.04, with an estimated average price of $54.95. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 741,680 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Citigroup Inc. (C.PH)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Citigroup Inc.. His purchase prices were between $118.65 and $138, with an estimated average price of $127.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. His holdings were 225,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Bank Of America Corp. Warrants (BAC.WS.B)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Bank Of America Corp. Warrants. His purchase prices were between $1.9301 and $2.77, with an estimated average price of $2.36. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.09%. His holdings were 10,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Wilmington Trust Corp. (WL)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Wilmington Trust Corp.. His purchase prices were between $3.92 and $8.77, with an estimated average price of $5.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings were 5,135,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (RAH)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Ralcorp Holdings Inc.. His purchase prices were between $58.6 and $65.21, with an estimated average price of $62.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.07%. His holdings were 298,800 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.PM)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc. His purchase prices were between $14.8 and $17.75, with an estimated average price of $16.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.04%. His holdings were 777,951 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.PS)

John Paulson initiated holdings in The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc. His purchase prices were between $14.95 and $17.73, with an estimated average price of $16.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 495,335 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Boise Inc (BZ)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Boise Inc. His purchase prices were between $6.46 and $8.1, with an estimated average price of $7.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 1,058,100 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.PQ)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc. His purchase prices were between $15.11 and $17.91, with an estimated average price of $16.54. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 612,578 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Series P (RBS.PP)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Series P. His purchase prices were between $14.47 and $17.77, with an estimated average price of $16.08. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 517,879 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Ads Series N (RBS.PN)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Ads Series N. His purchase prices were between $14.7 and $17.73, with an estimated average price of $16.13. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 585,082 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.PR)

John Paulson initiated holdings in The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc. His purchase prices were between $14.4 and $17.75, with an estimated average price of $16.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 555,348 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Seagate Technology (STX)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Seagate Technology. His purchase prices were between $11.48 and $15.92, with an estimated average price of $14.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings were 500,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc. (RBS.PT)

John Paulson initiated holdings in The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc.. His purchase prices were between $16.25 and $18.64, with an estimated average price of $17.43. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 406,180 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ)

John Paulson initiated holdings in St. Jude Medical Inc.. His purchase prices were between $37.68 and $42.85, with an estimated average price of $39.89. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.02%. His holdings were 170,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Chemtura Corp. (CHMT)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Chemtura Corp.. His purchase prices were between $13.58 and $15.96, with an estimated average price of $14.99. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings were 171,734 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Boston Scientific Corp. by 68.75%. His sale prices were between $5.97 and $7.85, with an estimated average price of $6.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.43%. John Paulson still held 25,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Kinross Gold Corp. by 41.22%. His sale prices were between $17.14 and $19.66, with an estimated average price of $18.36. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.88%. John Paulson still held 19,478,794 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Airgas Inc. (ARG)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Airgas Inc. by 66.67%. His sale prices were between $61.1 and $71, with an estimated average price of $66.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.22%. John Paulson still held 500,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Novell Inc. (NOVL)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Novell Inc. by 33.33%. His sale prices were between $5.59 and $6.14, with an estimated average price of $5.92. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.2%. John Paulson still held 20,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Marshall & Ilsley Corp. (MI)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Marshall & Ilsley Corp. by 36.51%. His sale prices were between $4.66 and $7.61, with an estimated average price of $6.05. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.19%. John Paulson still held 14,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG)

John Paulson reduced to his holdings in Cheniere Energy Inc. by 62.15%. His sale prices were between $2.63 and $6.2, with an estimated average price of $4.36. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.08%. John Paulson still held 2,824,085 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Sold Out: General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in General Growth Properties Inc.. His sale prices were between $14.31 and $17.8, with an estimated average price of $15.97.

Sold Out: Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Family Dollar Stores Inc. His sale prices were between $44.37 and $51.07, with an estimated average price of $48.1.

Sold Out: Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Starwood Hotels & Resorts. His sale prices were between $52.51 and $62.41, with an estimated average price of $57.42.

Sold Out: Potash Corp. Of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Potash Corp. Of Saskatchewan Inc.. His sale prices were between $134.63 and $152.52, with an estimated average price of $142.72.

Sold Out: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Mead Johnson Nutrition Company. His sale prices were between $55.95 and $62.55, with an estimated average price of $59.75.

Sold Out: Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Boyd Gaming Corp.. His sale prices were between $7.24 and $10.56, with an estimated average price of $9.02.

Sold Out: Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD)

John Paulson sold out his holdings in Starwood Property Trust Inc.. His sale prices were between $19.73 and $21.53, with an estimated average price of $20.55.

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