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The 30 Top Positions of George Soros's Quantum Fund Investment Portfolio as of Q2 2012

George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management. In 1970 he co-founded the Quantum Fund with Jim Rogers and Christoper Ink, which created the bulk of the Soros fortune. Legendary was his currency speculation against the Bank of England:

On Sept. 16, 1992, Soros' fund sold short more than USD10 billion worth of pounds sterling, profiting from the Bank of England's reluctance to either raise its interest rates to levels comparable to those of other European Exchange Rate Mechanism countries or to float its currency. Finally, the Bank of England withdrew the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, devaluing the pound sterling. Soros earned an estimated USD1.1 billion in the process. He was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England." The UK Treasury estimated the total costs of Black Wednesday at GBP3.4 billion in 1997.

Here is a top 30 list of his investment positions as of June 30, 2012. Soros Fund Management LLC was valued at $3.8 billion. Top New Buys: WMT, NTAP, EQT, DIS, CLX, GDXJ, GDX, MOS, LOW.

During the quarter George Soros had 151 total positions, 29 less than the quarter before.

Here are the top dividend positions with the highest recommendation rating:

[/b][b]General Electric (GE) has a market capitalization of $225.01 billion. The company employs 301,000 people, generates revenue of $147,300.00 million and has a net income of $14,366.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31,015.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.06 percent (operating margin 13.64 percent and net profit margin 9.75 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 63.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 389.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.06 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.24. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. Soros held 2.6 percent of his portfolio in GE. The company has a 2.2 buy rating.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.17, P/S ratio 1.48 and P/B ratio 1.88. Dividend Yield: 3.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.60.

Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD[/url]) has a market capitalization of $956.56 million. The company employs 1,377 people, generates revenue of $674.26 million and has a net income of $135.21 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $156.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.20 percent (operating margin 20.23 percent and net profit margin 20.05 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.39 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.90 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 52.78 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in form of dividends to shareholders. Soros held 0.4 percent of his portfolio in SPRD. The company has a 2.1 buy rating.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.01, P/S ratio 1.32 and P/B ratio 2.92. Dividend Yield: 2.07 percent. The beta ratio is 1.58.

EQT Corporation (EQT) has a market capitalization of $8.15 billion. The company employs 1,835 people, generates revenue of $1,639.93 million and has a net income of $479.77 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,007.79 million. The EBITDA margin is 61.45 percent (operating margin 40.76 percent and net profit margin 29.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.31 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in form of dividends to shareholders. Soros held 1.2 percent of his portfolio in EQT. The company has a 1.9 buy rating.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.93, P/S ratio 4.86 and P/B ratio 2.21. Dividend Yield: 1.65 percent. The beta ratio is 0.82.

Take a closer look at the full table of George Soros's top 30 stocks. The average dividend yields amounts to 2.22 percent while the average P/E ratio is 35.11 or 18.02 adjusted by P/Es over 100. P/B is 7.84 and P/S 2.59.

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