George Soros' Top 10 New Stock Buys

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After nearly four decades and achieving unprecedented returns for a 26-year stretch through his Quantum Fund, George Soros has moved on to devote the majority of his time to philanthropic efforts. Though he closed his then-$25.5 billion Soros Fund Management LLC to outside investors in 2011 to avoid registering with the SEC, he still has a hand in its management of his and his family's wealth.

In the third quarter, Soros' fund purchased 91 new stocks and at quarter end held a total of 232 stocks which have an aggregate fair value of $9.14 billion. The amount of turnover from the previous quarter was 24%.

The recent performance of Soros' stock selections:



The 10 Largest New Buys

Microsoft ( MSFT )

Soros purchased 12,580,700 shares of Microsoft I the third quarter, representing 4.6% of his portfolio. The average share price in the third quarter was $33. Shares have gained 16% from the average.



Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $315.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.81 with a P/E ratio of 14.00 and P/S ratio of 4.00. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corporation stocks is 2.40%. Microsoft Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 14.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corporation the business predictability rank of 3-star .

FedEx Corporation ( FDX )

Soros purchased 1,515,730 shares of FedEx Corporation, representing 1.9% of his portfolio. The third quarter share price average was $108. Shares have risen 26% from the average.



FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $43.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $138.36 with a P/E ratio of 27.50 and P/S ratio of 1.00. The dividend yield of FedEx Corporation stocks is 0.40%. FedEx Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 3.10% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated FedEx Corporation the business predictability rank of 3-star .

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ( TEVA )

Soros purchased 3,608,000 shares of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, representing 1.5% of his portfolio. Shares have declined 2% from the average.



Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has a market cap of $32.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.21 with a P/E ratio of 27.20 and P/S ratio of 1.60. The dividend yield of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. stocks is 2.70%. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.20% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star .

Halliburton Company ( HAL )

Soros purchased 1,961,335 shares of Halliburton Company, representing 1% of his portfolio. The third quarter average price was $47. Shares have gained 20% from the average.



Halliburton Company has a market cap of $47.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.04 with a P/E ratio of 25.60 and P/S ratio of 1.80. The dividend yield of Halliburton Company stocks is 0.80%. Halliburton Company had an annual average earnings growth of 17.50% over the past 10 years.

YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF )

Soros purchased 3,964,136 shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima, representing 0.87% of his portfolio. The third quarter share price average was $17. Shares have gained 45% from the average.



YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $9.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.93 with a P/E ratio of 14.40 and P/S ratio of 0.70. The dividend yield of YPF Sociedad Anonima stocks is 1.00%. YPF Sociedad Anonima had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated YPF Sociedad Anonima the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Schlumberger NV ( SLB )

Soros purchased 755,836 shares of Schlumberger NV, representing 0.73% of his portfolio. The third quarter share price average was $82. Shares have gained 13% from the average.



Schlumberger Nv has a market cap of $122.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $92.97 with a P/E ratio of 19.30 and P/S ratio of 2.70. The dividend yield of Schlumberger Nv stocks is 1.30%. Schlumberger Nv had an annual average earnings growth of 16.20% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Schlumberger Nv the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Mosaic Co. ( MOS )

Soros purchased 1,325,816 shares of Mosaic Co., representing 0.62% of his portfolio. The third quarter share price average was $47. Shares have gained 3% from the average.



Mosaic Co. has a market cap of $20.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.74 with a P/E ratio of 10.80 and P/S ratio of 2.10. The dividend yield of Mosaic Co. stocks is 2.10%. Mosaic Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 20.90% over the past 10 years.

Yandex NV ( YNDX )

Soros purchased 1.5 million shares of Yandex NV, representing 0.6% of his portfolio. The third quarter share price average was $33. Shares have gained 17% from the average.



Yandex NV has a market cap of $12.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.42 with a P/E ratio of 32.50 and P/S ratio of 11.80.

Monsanto Company ( MON )

Soros purchased 476,170 shares of Monsanto Company ( MON ), representing 0.54% of his portfolio. Shares have gained 10.6% from the average.



Monsanto Company has a market cap of $58.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $111.12 with a P/E ratio of 24.30 and P/S ratio of 4.00. The dividend yield of Monsanto Company stocks is 1.40%. Monsanto Company had an annual average earnings growth of 15.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monsanto Company the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

BlackRock Inc. ( BLK )

Soros purchased 182,590 shares of BlackRock Inc. ( BLK ), representing 0.54% of his portfolio. Shares in the third quarter were $272 on average. Shares have gained 11.5% from the average.



Blackrock Inc. has a market cap of $50.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $303.00 with a P/E ratio of 19.00 and P/S ratio of 5.30. The dividend yield of Blackrock Inc. stocks is 2.20%. Blackrock Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 24.60% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Blackrock Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

For more George Soros stocks, see his portfolio here. Also check out the Undervalued Stocks, Top Growth Companies and High Yield stocks of George Soros.

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Referenced Stocks: FDX , HAL , MSFT , TEVA , YPF

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