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John Paulson’s Top 5 Biggest New Buys

May 17, 2013 | About:

Paulson is known for extreme wins and losses – for instance, a $5 billion win during the housing crisis and an almost $1 billion loss in two days on gold last month. In the first quarter, the manager of the $18 billion hedge fund Paulson & Co. added some sizable new positions to his stock portfolio.

Paulson’s portfolio contains 94 stocks, 10 of which are new first quarter buys, and has a total value of $17.73 billion.

Largest New Buys

5. Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

Shares purchased: 2.8 million

Average price: $27



Vodafone Group PLC is a provider of mobile communications. Vodafone Group PLC has a market cap of $148.54 billion; its shares were traded around $30.17 with and P/S ratio of 2.20. The dividend yield of Vodafone Group Plc stocks is 5.0%.

4. MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG)

Shares purchased: 17 million

Average price $3



MGIC Investment Corporation is a Wisconsin corporation organized in 1984. MGIC Investment Corporation has a market cap of $2.13 billion; its shares were traded around $6.05 with and P/S ratio of 1.0.

3. InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC)

Shares purchased: 1.87 million

Average price: $67



InterOil Corporation is a Yukon Territory corporation. Interoil Corporation has a market cap of $4.3 billion; its shares were traded around $91.08 with a P/E ratio of 3401.30 and P/S ratio of 3.40.

2. Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)

Shares purchased: 2,693,580

Average price: $65



Hess Corp. is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1920. Hess Corp. has a market cap of $24.45 billion; its shares were traded around $69.73 with a P/E ratio of 8.60 and P/S ratio of 0.60. The dividend yield of Hess Corp. stocks is 0.60%. Hess Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.4% over the past 10 years.

1. Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO)

Shares purchased: 5 million

Average price: $58



Family Dollar Stores Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1969, and all then-existing corporate entities became its wholly owned subsidiaries. Family Dollar Stores Inc. has a market cap of $7.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.05 with a P/E ratio of 17.50 and P/S ratio of 0.70. The dividend yield of Family Dollar Stores Inc. stocks is 1.40%. Family Dollar Stores Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Family Dollar Stores Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

See John Paulson’s portfolio here. Also check out the Undervalued Stocks, Top Growth Companies and High Yield stocks of John Paulson.


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