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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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9 Positions George Soros Increased in the Past 2 Quarters

Papa John, Time Warner among guru's investments

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC. In both the second and third quarters, the firm invested in the following stocks:

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)

In the second quarter, the guru raised his stake by 28% and in the third quarter added another 18.75%. The fashion specialty retailer has a market cap of $6.66 billion and an enterprise value of $8.73 billion.

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John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder with 0.72% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

In the second quarter, Soros increased his stake by 9.72% and by 21.52% in the third quarter. He holds 0.03% of outstanding shares of the $2.05 billion’s market cap company. It owns and franchises pizza delivery restaurants. It has an enterprise value of $2.42 billion.

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The largest shareholder among the gurus is Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.19% of outstanding shares followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

EXFO Inc. (EXFO)

The guru added 37.88% to the position in the second quarter and 34.33% in the third quarter. The guru holds 4.22% of outstanding shares of the provider of wireless technology solutions. It has a market cap of $237.47 billion and an enterprise value of $196.45 million.

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Soros is the largest guru shareholder, with 4.22% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 2.82%.

Monsanto Co. (MON)

In the second quarter, Soros boosted his stake by 188.13% and in the third quarter increased it by 50.97%. The investor holds 0.04% of outstanding shares of the agricultural company. It has a market cap of $52.21 billion and an enterprise value of $58.49 billion.

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The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.49% of outstanding shares followed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.57% and Simons with 0.57%.

Allot Communications Ltd (ALLT)

The guru increased his stake by 52.80% in the second quarter and in the third quarter increased it by 2.61%. He holds 16.13% of outstanding shares of the provider of broadband solutions. It has a market cap of $179.81 million and an enterprise value of $91.63 million.

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Simons is another notable shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 2.18% of outstanding shares, while Soros holds a large stake of 16.13%.

Edgewell Personal Care Co. (EPC)

In the second quarter, Soros increased the holding by 82.40% and in the third quarter increased it by 43.68%. The guru holds 1.17% of outstanding shares of the personal care manufacturer. It has a market cap of $3.37 billion and an enterprise value of $4.41 billion.

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The largest shareholder among the gurus is Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.66% of outstanding shares followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.22%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and Greenblatt with 0.16%.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV)

Soros boosted his holding by 883.90% in the second quarter and 39.81% in the third quarter. The investor holds 2.2% of outstanding shares of the communication equipment provider company. It has a market cap of $1.99 billion and an enterprise value of $1.57 billion.

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Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus, with 2.26% of outstanding shares followed by Fisher with 0.33%, Greenblatt with 0.19% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC)

In the second quarter, the guru raised his holding by 95.45% and in the third quarter added another 48.62%. He holds 0.06% of outstanding shares of the food and beverage company. It has a market cap of $97.09 billion and an enterprise value of $127.37 billion.

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Buffett is the largest guru shareholder, with 26.72% of outstanding shares followed by David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, John Griffin (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

The guru increased his position 27.98% in the second quarter and 70.76% in the third quarter. The guru holds 0.13% of outstanding shares of the entertainment company with a market cap of $68.52 billion and an enterprise value of $88.96 billion.

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The largest shareholder among the gurus is Dodge & Cox with 3.04% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%, Cohen with 0.58%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44% and Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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