Warren Buffett Gurus' Option Holdings -- GuruFocus.com

These are the option (PUT/CALL) contracts owned by our investors as of the dates indicated.
Ticker Guru NameOption TypePortfolio DateShares
AAPL David EinhornCALL 2015-09-30516,100
AER David EinhornCALL 2015-09-301,000,000
NKE David TepperPUT 2015-09-30359,500
AGN First Eagle InvestmentPUT 2015-09-30335
NLNK First Eagle InvestmentCALL 2015-09-309,971
SGMO First Eagle InvestmentCALL 2015-09-306,517
SPY First Eagle InvestmentCALL 2015-09-302,275
VRX First Eagle InvestmentPUT 2015-09-301,055
BABA George SorosCALL 2015-09-30985,000
BAC George SorosCALL 2015-09-30952,000
BEAV George SorosCALL 2015-09-30345,000
BKD George SorosCALL 2015-09-30148,000
BUD George SorosPUT 2015-09-30159,000
BUD George SorosCALL 2015-09-3050,000
CHK George SorosPUT 2015-09-303,500,000
CMG George SorosPUT 2015-09-3012,500
CVX George SorosCALL 2015-09-30730,000
DOW George SorosCALL 2015-09-302,045,500
FXI George SorosCALL 2015-09-304,140,000
GM George SorosCALL 2015-09-30971,300
IWM George SorosPUT 2015-09-30250,000
LGF George SorosCALL 2015-09-30163,600
SBAC George SorosCALL 2015-09-3091,000
SPY George SorosPUT 2015-09-30836,000
SPY George SorosCALL 2015-09-30330,500
TAP George SorosPUT 2015-09-3095,200
VMW George SorosCALL 2015-09-30100,000
XPO George SorosCALL 2015-09-30455,000
VZ HOTCHKIS & WILEYPUT 2015-09-3067,600
XHB Julian RobertsonCALL 2015-09-30345,000
F NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-30466,600
GSK NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3082,800
IPG NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3075,300
MCHP NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3070,700
NCMI NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-303,800
NTAP NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-30317,000
PFE NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-30217,300
PSX NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3042,600
STX NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-30153,700
UAN NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3010,600
VIAB NWQ ManagersCALL 2015-09-3057,500
ACAS Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-302,000
CSCO Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-3068,200
GM Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-30359,600
MS Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-301,000
NLY Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-30217,700
PHM Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-3013,000
SAVE Ronald MuhlenkampCALL 2015-09-302,600
AXP Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-304,300,000
CHTR Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-303,050,000
CSX Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-301,331,200
DEO Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-302,850,000
FNF Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-301,915,000
MSFT Steve MandelCALL 2015-09-30775,600
SHLD Steve MandelPUT 2015-09-302,010,000

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User Comments

ReplyJazgal - 1 year ago
why is all this old why no short positions that are current ... even on premium ?
ReplyGurufocus - 1 year ago
@Mhjuancar@google No. That is the only option data we have.
ReplyMhjuancar@google - 1 year ago
Do you have new data that is no more then one or two week old?
ReplyMbk20001@facebook - 2 years ago
We can't do anything with this information because they are so old. Do you have any data that is no more then one or two week old?
ReplyGurufocus - 2 years ago
Yes, these are all long positions.

We don't have their expiration date.
ReplySm2200 - 2 years ago
I have to assume that these are all LONG positions as I understand that SHORT positions are not reported in the 13F Reports and in the heading you state that these are options OWNED by the guru.
Is that assumption correct ?
ReplySm2200 - 2 years ago
Please indicate whether the option positions are long or short otherwise the information is useless.
ReplyGurufocus - 2 years ago

1. yes
2. The update will be finished in less than two weeks.
ReplySm2200 - 2 years ago
Am I to understand that :

1) These are the option positions as of Dec. 31, 2012 ?

2) When will you have an updated list ?

ReplyGhinckley - 4 years ago
Are they buyers or sellers of options???
ReplyNpaizis - 4 years ago
I'm one more voice pointing out that unless we know if these are long or short positions the info is of no value.
ReplySurmac - 4 years ago
option (PUT/CALL) contracts owned by our investors as of the dates indicated.
Does this mean these are all buys (Long) and not shorts?

ReplyJonmonsea - 5 years ago
Please, Gurufocus, at least for Premium Members organize this a bit. Strike price, date of expiration etc. Also, Sold to open/close, bought to open/close. Otherwise, this is useless, or even misleading to the uninitiated. Thanks in advance!!
ReplyGurufocus - 6 years ago
There is no option filings since June.
ReplyMax7777 - 6 years ago
Are there no Option fillings since June?
ReplyFrankiwa - 6 years ago
Very good extra info here at Gurufocus in this new options section.

I agree with others, that it would be great if the expiration date and price were here (when the info. is supplied in the filings). The continuing improvement of the site makes me come here again and again, for ownership information. I hope to see continued improvements here, and i could just skip looking up SEC filings altogether.

Well done.
ReplySm2200 - 6 years ago
I also believe the Guru/option list would have greater value if the list included information on who sold Puts and at what Strike Price.

It would be of even greater value to see a list of INSIDERS who sold PUTS of their company and the Strike Price
ReplyGurufocus - 7 years ago
Those are all valid questions, Rpomykala. However, we do not have the information other than we show here.
ReplyRpomykala - 7 years ago
I'm confused. When you list Option Holdings. I assume you mean these are Puts & Calls Contracts that are owned. If that is the intention, there should also be a list of the other side of the Contracts; that is, a list of the holders of the sellers of the Puts & Calls contracts, as they have meaning and are just as important.
Not to get too confusing, it also makes a difference it what Date the options expire as for them to have meaning.
Good luck to GuruFocus in supplying useful information.
ReplyGurufocus - 7 years ago
Only very occassionally the strike prices and the expiration dates are available. These are number of shares. The number of contracts should be divided by 100.
ReplyCallaquin - 7 years ago
these are useful the way they are! thankyou. there will always be room for improvements, but this is a great addition.
ReplyMax7777 - 7 years ago
Many Thanks for adding option data Gurufocus - I always worried that some Gurus had option positions that we did not see, going against their stock positions.

Case in point: It looks like Pabrai has been both buying the stock and the put options on WCG WellCare Health Plans Inc.

I am very grateful for the data, but as stokdocx99 said it would be more useful with strike prices and expiration dates so we can see how positive Bruce is on PFE or SHLD,
Dr. Paul Price
ReplyDr. Paul Price - 7 years ago
How about information on short sales of option contracts?
[Like Buffett's BNI puts from last month].
Dr. Paul Price
ReplyDr. Paul Price - 7 years ago
To have any value we'd need to know:

1) Are these shares or number of option contracts?
2) What strike prices and expiration dates are involved?

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