Top 5 2nd Quarter Trades of George Soros

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George Soros recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

Born in Budapest in 1930, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is chair of Soros Fund Management LLC. As one of history’s most successful financiers, his views on investing and economic issues are widely followed.
Soros established the Quantum Group of Funds hedge fund in 1973; the lead Quantum Fund famously shorted the British Pound in 1992.
Soros converted his hedge fund into a family investment office in 2011; Soros Fund Management is advisor to the fund.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 236 stocks valued at a total of $3.92Bil. The top holdings were RIVN(11.72%), AMZN(5.44%), and LBRDK(5.17%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five trades of the quarter.

American Campus Communities Inc


The guru established a new position worth 3,125,001 shares in NYSE:ACC, giving the stock a 5.14% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $63.21 during the quarter.

On 08/12/2022, American Campus Communities Inc traded for a price of $65.42 per share and a market cap of $9.12Bil. The stock has returned 36.44% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, American Campus Communities Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 130.84, a price-book ratio of 2.94, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 81.78, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 27.34 and a price-sales ratio of 9.05.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.31, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 1.

Cerner Corp


The guru sold out of their 2,730,001-share investment in NAS:CERN. Previously, the stock had a 5.05% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $93.94 during the quarter.

On 08/12/2022, Cerner Corp traded for a price of $94.92 per share and a market cap of $27.92Bil. The stock has returned 20.58% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Cerner Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 43.38, a price-book ratio of 6.88, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.65, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 17.47 and a price-sales ratio of 4.46.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.16, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 3.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd


The guru established a new position worth 1,255,001 shares in NYSE:BHVN, giving the stock a 4.67% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $127.59 during the quarter.

On 08/12/2022, Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd traded for a price of $147.76 per share and a market cap of $10.56Bil. The stock has returned 30.82% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 1 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd has a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -14.84 and a price-sales ratio of 11.79.

Alleghany Corp


The guru established a new position worth 201,961 shares in NYSE:Y, giving the stock a 4.3% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $836.63 during the quarter.

On 08/12/2022, Alleghany Corp traded for a price of $838.5 per share and a market cap of $11.28Bil. The stock has returned 22.67% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Alleghany Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 33.07, a price-book ratio of 1.42, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.48, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.49 and a price-sales ratio of 0.98.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.99, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.

MGM Growth Properties LLC


The guru sold out of their 3,312,814-share investment in NYSE:MGP. Previously, the stock had a 2.53% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $39.64 during the quarter.

On 08/12/2022, MGM Growth Properties LLC traded for a price of $41.64 per share and a market cap of $6.53Bil. The stock has returned 22.42% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 6 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, MGM Growth Properties LLC has a price-earnings ratio of 30.39, a price-book ratio of 2.06, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 12.66 and a price-sales ratio of 8.25.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 2.22, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 1.


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