George Soros Buys Google, Liberty Global, Sells Citigroup, AIG, GE, Apple

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George Soros just reported his first quarter portfolio. He seems to be bullish as he has bought more stocks than sold. He added to his positions in Google, Liberty Global, etc., bought into Virgin Media, Qualcomm, Netflix, etc. He sold out GE, Morgan Stanley etc., and reduced positions in AIG, Citi etc. Overall, he bought more technology stocks and reduced financials. As of 03/31/2013, Soros Fund Management LLC owns 207 stocks with a total value of $8.6 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells that have the impact to portfolio of more than 0.1%.

  • New Purchases: MWV , BRCD , RHT , LBTYK, VMW, BMC, RDN, CMCSA, FLR, GRA, ZTS, AKAM, HTZ, WHR, CAR, YELP, SWN, DISH, CBS, KEY, ABBV, VRNT, RRC, SDRL, INTU, QCOM, NFLX, MPEL, NE, EXP, BA, LNKD, COG, TEX, UPL, APA, JCP,
  • Added Positions: GOOG, LBTYA, VMED, LCC, EQT, MOS, CX, CZR, STZ, GDX, EGN, CHTR, PXD, ABT, HAL, SNDK, LORL, SPRD,
  • Reduced Positions: C, AIG, AAPL, MSI, IVZ, FCX, WMT, CTXS, GM, ONNN,
  • Sold Out: GE, CF, MS, COF, HD, APC, STI, F, CTSH, COST, DIS, NWL, AZPN, QLIK, AXP, PNC, ACI, BTU, BBT, WFC, DFS, A, SPLK, PNR, TROW, ERIC,
For the details of George Soros's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=George+Soros

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Technology 16.4%
Energy 9.4%
Industrials 6.6%
Consumer Cyclical 6.5%
Communication Services 6.3%
Consumer Defensive 5.6%
Healthcare 3.2%
Basic Materials 2.9%
Financial Services 2.3%
Utilities 0.2%
Real Estate 0.2%



These are the top 5 holdings of George Soros

  1. Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD ) - 2,322,781 shares, 3.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 11.21%
  2. Google, Inc. ( GOOG ) - 337,271 shares, 3.1% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 78.7%
  3. Charter Communications Inc ( CHTR ) - 2,248,502 shares, 2.7% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 15.64%
  4. Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) - 2,534,022 shares, 2.4% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.12%
  5. EQT Corp ( EQT ) - 3,085,411 shares, 2.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 48.9%


New Purchase: MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV)

George Soros initiated holdings in MeadWestvaco Corporation. His purchase prices were between $31.35 and $38, with an estimated average price of $34.12. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.78%. His holdings were 1,829,858 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Brocade Communications Systems Inc (BRCD)

George Soros initiated holdings in Brocade Communications Systems Inc. His purchase prices were between $5.33 and $6.13, with an estimated average price of $5.73. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.63%. His holdings were 9,381,666 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)

George Soros initiated holdings in Red Hat, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $48.99 and $56.9, with an estimated average price of $53.13. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.62%. His holdings were 1,047,028 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Liberty Global, Inc. (LBTYK)

George Soros initiated holdings in Liberty Global, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $58.26 and $68.63, with an estimated average price of $63.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.52%. His holdings were 652,244 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: VMware, Inc. (VMW)

George Soros initiated holdings in VMware, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $70.37 and $99, with an estimated average price of $82.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.37%. His holdings were 400,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC)

George Soros initiated holdings in BMC Software, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $39.62 and $46.33, with an estimated average price of $42.44. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.36%. His holdings were 657,704 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Radian Group, Inc. (RDN)

George Soros initiated holdings in Radian Group, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $6.04 and $10.71, with an estimated average price of $7.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.35%. His holdings were 2,794,451 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Comcast Corp (CMCSA)

George Soros initiated holdings in Comcast Corp. His purchase prices were between $37.36 and $41.98, with an estimated average price of $39.79. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 640,295 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Fluor Corporation (FLR)

George Soros initiated holdings in Fluor Corporation. His purchase prices were between $58.74 and $66.33, with an estimated average price of $63.45. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.3%. His holdings were 387,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA)

George Soros initiated holdings in W. R. Grace & Co.. His purchase prices were between $67.23 and $78.51, with an estimated average price of $73.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.26%. His holdings were 290,828 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Zoetis Inc (ZTS)

George Soros initiated holdings in Zoetis Inc. His purchase prices were between $31.01 and $34.64, with an estimated average price of $33.11. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.26%. His holdings were 663,568 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ)

George Soros initiated holdings in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. His purchase prices were between $16.27 and $22.26, with an estimated average price of $19.15. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.25%. His holdings were 964,283 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)

George Soros initiated holdings in Akamai Technologies, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $34.4 and $42.16, with an estimated average price of $37.98. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.25%. His holdings were 600,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)

George Soros initiated holdings in Whirlpool Corporation. His purchase prices were between $101.75 and $119.29, with an estimated average price of $110.77. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 174,435 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Avis Budget Group Inc (CAR)

George Soros initiated holdings in Avis Budget Group Inc. His purchase prices were between $19.82 and $28.1, with an estimated average price of $23.64. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.23%. His holdings were 706,808 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Yelp Inc (YELP)

George Soros initiated holdings in Yelp Inc. His purchase prices were between $18.85 and $25.13, with an estimated average price of $22.09. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. His holdings were 800,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

George Soros initiated holdings in Southwestern Energy Company. His purchase prices were between $32.09 and $38.86, with an estimated average price of $34.88. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 449,236 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: DISH Network Corp (DISH)

George Soros initiated holdings in DISH Network Corp. His purchase prices were between $34.19 and $38.02, with an estimated average price of $36.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 457,025 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: CBS Corporation (CBS)

George Soros initiated holdings in CBS Corporation. His purchase prices were between $37.52 and $46.95, with an estimated average price of $42.77. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.19%. His holdings were 350,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: KeyCorp (KEY)

George Soros initiated holdings in KeyCorp. His purchase prices were between $8.42 and $10.15, with an estimated average price of $9.46. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 1,500,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Verint Systems, Inc. (VRNT)

George Soros initiated holdings in Verint Systems, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $29.36 and $36.55, with an estimated average price of $33.96. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 366,666 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Seadrill Ltd (SDRL)

George Soros initiated holdings in Seadrill Ltd. His purchase prices were between $36.13 and $39.68, with an estimated average price of $37.73. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 361,212 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Range Resources Corporation (RRC)

George Soros initiated holdings in Range Resources Corporation. His purchase prices were between $62.05 and $82.46, with an estimated average price of $72.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 164,226 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

George Soros initiated holdings in AbbVie Inc. His purchase prices were between $33.71 and $40.78, with an estimated average price of $36.98. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.16%. His holdings were 331,852 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

George Soros initiated holdings in Netflix, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $92.01 and $196.45, with an estimated average price of $159.19. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 65,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)

George Soros initiated holdings in Qualcomm, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $61.86 and $67.97, with an estimated average price of $65.43. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 177,860 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Intuit, Inc. (INTU)

George Soros initiated holdings in Intuit, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $59.475 and $67.99, with an estimated average price of $63.69. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 184,620 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL)

George Soros initiated holdings in Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. His purchase prices were between $16.84 and $23.35, with an estimated average price of $20.09. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 490,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Noble Corporation (NE)

George Soros initiated holdings in Noble Corporation. His purchase prices were between $34.82 and $41.42, with an estimated average price of $37.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 291,648 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Boeing Co (BA)

George Soros initiated holdings in Boeing Co. His purchase prices were between $73.65 and $86.62, with an estimated average price of $78.13. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 118,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: LinkedIn Corp (LNKD)

George Soros initiated holdings in LinkedIn Corp. His purchase prices were between $111.17 and $181.48, with an estimated average price of $147.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 60,000 shares as of 03/31/2013.

New Purchase: Eagle Materials, Inc. (EXP)

George Soros initiated holdings in Eagle Materials, Inc.. His purchase prices were between $58.5 and $71.57, with an estimated average price of $65.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.12%. His holdings were 157,953 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Sold Out: General Electric Co (GE)

George Soros sold out his holdings in General Electric Co. His sale prices were between $20.9 and $23.77, with an estimated average price of $22.6.

Sold Out: CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF)

George Soros sold out his holdings in CF Industries Holdings Inc. His sale prices were between $190.37 and $230.49, with an estimated average price of $211.18.

Sold Out: Morgan Stanley (MS)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Morgan Stanley. His sale prices were between $19.12 and $24.32, with an estimated average price of $22.27.

Sold Out: Capital One Financial Corp (COF)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Capital One Financial Corp. His sale prices were between $50.8 and $62.88, with an estimated average price of $56.17.

Sold Out: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Home Depot, Inc.. His sale prices were between $61.85 and $71.37, with an estimated average price of $67.1.

Sold Out: Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. His sale prices were between $74.31 and $88.88, with an estimated average price of $81.49.

Sold Out: SunTrust Banks Inc (STI)

George Soros sold out his holdings in SunTrust Banks Inc. His sale prices were between $27.12 and $29.73, with an estimated average price of $28.67.

Sold Out: Ford Motor Co (F)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Ford Motor Co. His sale prices were between $12.13 and $14.3, with an estimated average price of $13.24.

Sold Out: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation. His sale prices were between $98.73 and $106.64, with an estimated average price of $102.24.

Sold Out: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. His sale prices were between $73.882 and $80.7, with an estimated average price of $77.27.

Sold Out: Walt Disney Co (DIS)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Walt Disney Co. His sale prices were between $49.79 and $57.75, with an estimated average price of $54.4.

Sold Out: Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NWL)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Newell Rubbermaid Inc. His sale prices were between $21.8 and $26.1, with an estimated average price of $23.78.

Sold Out: Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Aspen Technology, Inc.. His sale prices were between $27.55 and $32.48, with an estimated average price of $30.2.

Sold Out: Qlik Technologies, Inc. (QLIK)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Qlik Technologies, Inc.. His sale prices were between $20.02 and $27.81, with an estimated average price of $23.96.

Sold Out: American Express Co (AXP)

George Soros sold out his holdings in American Express Co. His sale prices were between $57.48 and $67.46, with an estimated average price of $62.18.

Sold Out: PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC)

George Soros sold out his holdings in PNC Financial Services Group Inc. His sale prices were between $58.31 and $66.8, with an estimated average price of $63.07.

Sold Out: Arch Coal Inc (ACI)

George Soros sold out his holdings in Arch Coal Inc. His sale prices were between $4.9 and $7.82, with an estimated average price of $6.2.

Sold Out: BB&T Corp (BBT)

George Soros sold out his holdings in BB&T Corp. His sale prices were between $29.11 and $31.78, with an estimated average price of $30.65.

Added: Google, Inc. ( GOOG )

George Soros added to his holdings in Google, Inc. by 78.7%. His purchase prices were between $702.87 and $838.604, with an estimated average price of $777.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.37%. His holdings were 337,271 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Liberty Global, Inc. ( LBTYA )

George Soros added to his holdings in Liberty Global, Inc. by 3073.38%. His purchase prices were between $62.96 and $73.38, with an estimated average price of $68.11. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.07%. His holdings were 1,296,261 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Added: Virgin Media Inc (VMED)

George Soros added to his holdings in Virgin Media Inc by 958.36%. His purchase prices were between $36.75 and $48.97, with an estimated average price of $43.23. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.87%. His holdings were 1,674,850 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Citigroup Inc ( C )

George Soros reduced to his holdings in Citigroup Inc by 93.3%. His sale prices were between $39.56 and $47.6, with an estimated average price of $43.42. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -3.55%. George Soros still held 544,500 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Reduced: American International Group Inc ( AIG )

George Soros reduced to his holdings in American International Group Inc by 67.38%. His sale prices were between $34.84 and $39.58, with an estimated average price of $37.61. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -2.49%. George Soros still held 2,887,849 shares as of 03/31/2013.

Reduced: Apple Inc ( AAPL )

George Soros reduced to his holdings in Apple Inc by 85.43%. His sale prices were between $420.05 and $549.03, with an estimated average price of $467.26. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.03%. George Soros still held 26,800 shares as of 03/31/2013.

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