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Short Seller Jim Chanos Buys Yelp, Arch Coal Inc, FXI, Sells Deere, Whole Foods Market, Microsoft

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Short seller Jim Chanos must be very bearish right now. He has sold many positions in his long positions, and added only a few. Jim Chanos buys Yelp Inc, Arch Coal Inc, iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF), MasterCard Incorporated, Visa, Inc., sells Deere & Co, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Starbucks, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, Charles Schwab Corp, Apple Inc, United States Natural Gas Fund, LP, McDonald's Corporation, Citigroup Inc, KKR & Co LP, Electronic Arts, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kynikos Associates LP.

As of 09/30/2013, Kynikos Associates LP owns 22 stocks with a total value of $285 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

For the details of Jim Chanos's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Jim+Chanos

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Technology 30.2%
Financial Services 23.3%
Consumer Cyclical 7.9%
Energy 5.9%
Industrials 5.4%
Basic Materials 3.3%


These are the top 5 holdings of Jim Chanos

1. SanDisk Corp (SNDK) - 332,750 shares, 6.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.24%

2. Citigroup Inc (C) - 365,100 shares, 6.2% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.8%

3. EOG Resources (EOG) - 98,820 shares, 5.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.2%

4. Workday Inc (WDAY) - 203,500 shares, 5.8% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.54%

5. AGCO Corp (AGCO) - 253,100 shares, 5.4% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.04%

New Purchase: Yelp Inc (YELP)

Jim Chanos initiated holdings in Yelp Inc. His purchase prices were between $34.45 and $70.59, with an estimated average price of $51.25. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 5.2%. His holdings were 225,400 shares as of 09/30/2013.

New Purchase: Arch Coal Inc (ACI)

Jim Chanos initiated holdings in Arch Coal Inc. His purchase prices were between $3.65 and $5.11, with an estimated average price of $4.36. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 3.3%. His holdings were 2,277,333 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Sold Out: Deere & Co (DE)

Jim Chanos sold out his holdings in Deere & Co. His sale prices were between $80.9 and $85.1, with an estimated average price of $83.33.

Sold Out: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

Jim Chanos sold out his holdings in Whole Foods Market, Inc.. His sale prices were between $51.48 and $59.32, with an estimated average price of $55.21.

Sold Out: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Jim Chanos sold out his holdings in Microsoft Corporation. His sale prices were between $31.152 and $36.27, with an estimated average price of $32.87.

Sold Out: Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc (HTSI)

Jim Chanos sold out his holdings in Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. His sale prices were between $47.85 and $49.75, with an estimated average price of $49.17.

Added: (FXI)

Jim Chanos added to his holdings in by 68.1%. His purchase prices were between $31.73 and $39.16, with an estimated average price of $35.53. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.78%. His holdings were 338,210 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Added: MasterCard Incorporated (MA)

Jim Chanos added to his holdings in MasterCard Incorporated by 35.83%. His purchase prices were between $583.06 and $687.64, with an estimated average price of $627.77. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.32%. His holdings were 21,190 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Added: Visa, Inc. (V)

Jim Chanos added to his holdings in Visa, Inc. by 32.57%. His purchase prices were between $173.13 and $198.83, with an estimated average price of $184.71. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.15%. His holdings were 70,278 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Starbucks Corporation by 42.04%. His sale prices were between $66.61 and $77.33, with an estimated average price of $71.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -2.27%. Jim Chanos still held 153,300 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: (MDY)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in by 52.33%. His sale prices were between $212.91 and $229.18, with an estimated average price of $222.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -2.04%. Jim Chanos still held 28,210 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: (SPY)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in by 51.9%. His sale prices were between $161.21 and $173.05, with an estimated average price of $167.54. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -2.02%. Jim Chanos still held 37,520 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Charles Schwab Corp by 36.23%. His sale prices were between $20.74 and $22.69, with an estimated average price of $21.76. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.56%. Jim Chanos still held 414,100 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Apple Inc (AAPL)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Apple Inc by 24.94%. His sale prices were between $415.05 and $507.74, with an estimated average price of $464.93. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.32%. Jim Chanos still held 31,785 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: (UNG)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in by 21.59%. His sale prices were between $17.69 and $19.59, with an estimated average price of $18.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.3%. Jim Chanos still held 785,000 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in McDonald's Corporation by 24.05%. His sale prices were between $94.36 and $101.58, with an estimated average price of $97.61. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.11%. Jim Chanos still held 111,790 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Citigroup Inc (C)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Citigroup Inc by 15.8%. His sale prices were between $47.67 and $53, with an estimated average price of $50.63. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.03%. Jim Chanos still held 365,100 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: KKR & Co LP (KKR)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in KKR & Co LP by 19.21%. His sale prices were between $18.87 and $21.42, with an estimated average price of $20.05. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.88%. Jim Chanos still held 595,950 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Electronic Arts, Inc. by 15.7%. His sale prices were between $23.306 and $27.99, with an estimated average price of $26.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.49%. Jim Chanos still held 365,000 shares as of 09/30/2013.

Reduced: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)

Jim Chanos reduced to his holdings in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. by 6.64%. His sale prices were between $15.43 and $19.1, with an estimated average price of $17.51. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.19%. Jim Chanos still held 581,100 shares as of 09/30/2013.


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