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George Soros Reports Top Five Stocks

May 23, 2014 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and his fund Soros Fund Management recently announced their first quarter portfolio holdings which highlighted 151 new buys. The fund now holds on to 305 stocks valued at over $10.1 billion. The following five stocks are his five largest holdings as of the close of the first quarter.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA)

Soros’ largest holding is in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries where he maintains 10,310,041 shares of the company’s stock. This position makes up for 5.4% of his total portfolio as well as 1.22% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Soros upped his holdings 10.67% by purchasing 994,041 shares of the company’s stock. The guru purchased these shares in the quarterly price range of $39.88 to $52.84, with an estimated average quarterly price of $46.22. Since then the price per share has increased approximately 9.6%.

Soros’ historical holding history:

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd develops, produces and markets generic, branded & OTC medicines. Some of its products are Copaxone, Azilect and Provigil.

Teva Pharmaceutical’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reports that the company’s revenue per share has slowed down over the past year, its dividend yield is near a 1-year low, and its price is near a 3-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $44.06 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $51.77 with a P/E ratio of 31.90, a P/S ratio of 2.10 and a P/B ratio of 1.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 14.50%.

GuruFocus rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Herbalife (HLF)

The guru’s second largest holding is in Herbalife where he owns 4,901,337 shares of the company’s stock. This holding represents 2.8% of his total portfolio as well as 4.76% of Herbalife’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Soros upped his position 52.9% by purchasing 1,695,818 shares of the company’s stock. The guru bought these shares in the quarterly price range of $49.54 to $81.81, with an estimated average quarterly price of $66.06 per share. Since then the price per share has dropped approximately -4.3%.

Soros’ holding history as of the close of the first quarter:

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Herbalife is a global nutrition company that sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products as well as personal care products. The company distributes and sells its products through a network of independent distributors.

Herbalife’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Herbalife reports that the company’s short percentage is high, 36.09% of the float is shorted. It also notes that the company’s operating margin is expanding and that it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Herbalife has a market cap of $6.26 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $63.83 with a P/E ratio of 13.80, a P/S ratio of 1.30 and a P/B ratio of 150.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 18.60% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Herbalife the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

EQT Corp (EQT)

The guru’s third largest holding goes to EQT Corp where he holds on to 2,573,814 shares of the company’s stock. This holding makes up for 2.5% of his total holdings as well as 1.71% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Soros increased his position 3.27% by purchasing 81,616 shares of the company’s stock. He bought these shares in the first quarter price range of $84.35 to $104.30, with an estimated average quarterly price of $95.73 per share. From this price the price per share has increased 7.6%.

The guru’s historical holding history:

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EQT Midstream Partners, LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by EQT Corporation to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian basin. The Partnership provides midstream services to EQT Corporation and third-party companies through its strategically located transmission and storage system, and gathering system..

EQT’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on EQT reports that the company’s revenue per share has slowed down over the past year, its dividend yield is near a 1-year low and its operating margin has been in decline over the past 5-years.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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EQT has a market cap of $15.62 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $102.94 with a P/E ratio of 32.40 and a P/S ratio of 7.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.80%.

Adecoagro SA (AGRO)

Soros’ fourth largest holding is in Adecoagro SA where he holds on to 25,915,076 shares of the company’s stock. This holding makes up for 2.1% of his total portfolio as well as 21.18% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Soros did not alter his position in Adecoagro over the past quarter. The guru last changed his holdings in the second quarter of 2013, and since then the price per share is up approximately 25.3%.

Soros’ historical holding history:

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Adecoagro is an agricultural company in South America, with operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It is currently involved in a broad range of businesses, including farming crops and other agricultural products, cattle and dairy operations, sugar, ethanol and energy production and land transformation.

Adecoagro’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Adecoagro reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past year, its price is near a 1-year high and it has issued $295.804 million of debt over the past three years.

Adecoagro has a market cap of $1.12 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $9.14 with a P/S ratio of 1.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 21% over the past five years.

Halliburton (HAL)

The guru’s fifth largest holding is in Halliburton where he maintains 3,596,353 shares of the company’s stock. This position represents 2.1% of his holdings along with 0.39% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Soros cut his holdings -20.73% by selling 940,472 shares of the company’s stock. He sold these shares in the quarterly price range of $48.20 to $59.46, with an estimated average quarterly price of $53.41. Since then the price per share has increased approximately 19.8%.

Soros’ historical holding history:

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Halliburton is a provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas.

Halliburton’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Halliburton reports that the company’s dividend yield is at a 2-year low, its revenue has slowed down over the past year and its price is trading at near a 10-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Halliburton has a market cap of $54.09 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $64.05 with a P/E ratio of 20.30 and a P/S ratio of 1.90. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 13% over the past ten years.

Check out George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’s entire first quarter portfolio here.

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earlcarroll
Earlcarroll - 6 months ago

george, carl, bill, and several other billionaires are long hlf, and billy boy ackman is short. it seems both soros and icahn have something personal against ackman . i think when this ends ackman will be forced to cover above 100 and icahn and soros will get alot of personal satisfaction. they already have more money than a million people could spend in a lifetime.

chuckpetersen
Chuckpetersen premium member - 6 months ago

What is it with this "love affair" of Herballife????? I heard that its nothing more than a "pyramid" company like the old Amway company.

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