, recognized for running the best-performing hedge fund of all
time, left his Quantum Fund recently and instead manages his own
money under a new entity, Soros Fund Management. As a trader, his
portfolio was valued at $5.37 billion at the end of the fourth
quarter, and had 163 stocks, of which 61 were new additions.
Soros prefers the financial services sector, weighting the
portfolio 13.6% in it, and has smaller segments allocated in
energy, consumer defense and many other sectors. Of his new
fourth quarter stock buys, the largest positions are: Morgan
), Citrix Systems Inc. (
), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (
) and Plains Exploration and Production Company (
Morgan Stanley (
Soros' fund bought 4,144,200 shares of Morgan Stanley for an
average price of $17 per share in the fourth quarter. Soros
previously traded this stock at higher prices.
His holding history:
Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm with 1,200
offices in 43 countries.
In the third quarter, Morgan Stanley reported $7 billion in net
revenue, up from $5.7 billion a year previously. Its net income
also improved to $481 million, from a loss of $1.05 billion the
previous quarter and a loss of $275 million a year previously.
Morgan Stanley has a P/E of 18.6, P/B of 0.7 and P/S of 1.795.
Citrix Systems Inc. (
Soros' fund purchased 950,000 shares of Citrix Systems Inc. for
$64 per share in the fourth quarter. He previously made a sizable
profit on this stock in 2010 and 2011.
Citrix is a cloud computing company focused on enabling employees
to work anywhere on any device. Its products are used by more
than 260,000 organizations.
In the fourth quarter, Citrix reported $740 million in revenue,
up 19% from a year ago. Its net income was $114 million, or $0.60
per diluted share, compared to $109 million, or $0.58 per diluted
share a year ago.
Citrix has a P/E of 38.4, P/B of 4.5 and P/S of 5.53.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (
Soros purchased 755,655 shares of Anadarko Petroleum for $72 per
share in the fourth quarter.
He has previously traded this stock several times, as seen in his
Anadarko is an oil and natural gas exploration and development
company with 2.56 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves.
In the fourth quarter, Anadarko reported revenue of $3.41
billion, down from $3.84 billion a year previously. Net income
was $190 million, up from a net loss of $339 million a year
Anadarko has a P/E ratio of 23, P/B of 2 and P/S of 3.04.
Plains Exploration and Production Company (
Soros' fund purchased 953,000 shares of Plains Exploration &
Production Company for $39 per share.
He has a history with this stock in previous years:
In the third quarter, PXP had revenue of $605.1 million, a 21%
increase from the previous year, and net income of $51.6 million,
or $0.39 per diluted share, down from $64.9 million, or $0.45 per
diluted share, a year previously.
PXP has a P/B of 1.9 and P/S of 2.9.
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