Soros Fund Holdings

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Yesterday Soros Fund Management Filed a 13-F outlining the fund’s long portfolio as of September 30th, 2009.  The total value of the holdings reported in the filing is $6,198,089.  Twenty holdings represented roughly 50% of the value.  Soros Fund Management is a hedge fund management company that invests primarily based on macroeconomic analysis.  It should be noted that the fund’s equity portfolio likely contains significant short positions, which are not reported in 13-F filings.  Some of the positions in the filing may be in place as hedges or part of a multi-part trade, rather than a directional bet.  With that in mind, a glance at this firm’s major holdings provides clues to its macroeconomic outlook.  

Total stakes in Petroleo Brasileo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR) represent 9.23% of the value of the positions reported in the filing, with just over 13 million shares held.  This is down from by 2.3 million from the fund’s last filing.

A stake in Hess Corp (NYSE: HES) represents 4.47% of the value of the protfolio reported in the filing.  Soros Fund managament held 5,886,40 shares, up by 1700 from the fund’s last filing.

Potash Corp (NYSE: POT) represents 4.3% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 2,948,421 shares as of September 30th, up 971,386 since the fund’s last filing.

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) represents 4.05% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 249,687,000 shares as of September 30th, up 600,000 since the fund’s last filing.

SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) represents 3.91% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 2,450,320 shares as of September 30th, up 2,445,420 since the fund’s last filing.

Linear Technology Corp (NASDAQ: LLTC) represents 3.68% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 277,978,000 shares as of September 30th, up 4,500,000 since the fund’s last filing.

Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) represents 2.73% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 6,113,815 shares as of September 30th, down 412,585 since the fund’s last filing.

Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX)) represents 2.47% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 157,805,000 shares as of September 30th, up 14,166,000 since the fund’s last filing.

Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) represents 2.24% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 4,578,953 shares as of September 30th, up 3,984,100 since the fund’s last filing.

Lawson Software Inc (NASDAQ: LWSN) represents 2.2% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 143,028,000 shares as of September 30th, up 128,948,000 since the fund’s last filing.

AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) represents 1.83% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 4,209,497 shares as of September 30th, up 3,418,497 since the fund’s last filing.

InterOil Corp (NYSE: IOC) represents 1.79% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 2,817,650 shares as of September 30th, up 957,650 since the fund’s last filing.

DirectTV Group Inc (NASDAQ: DTV) represents 1.77% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 3,984,666 shares as of September 30th, up 3,797,66 since the fund’s last filing.

Best Buy Inc (NYSE: BBY) represents 1.75% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 2,892,800 shares as of September 30th, up 1,103,300 since the fund’s last filing.

Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE: WFT) represents 1.65% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 4,922,313 shares as of September 30th, up 3,180,970 since the fund’s last filing.

Suncor Energy Inc (NYSE: SU) represents 1.47% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 2,643,100 shares as of September 30th, up 1,958,700 since the fund’s last filing.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) represents 1.23% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 415,100 shares as of September 30th, unchanged since the fund’s last filing.

Walgreen Co (NYSE: WAG) represents 1.03% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 1,699,600 shares as of September 30th, up 242,700 since the fund’s last filing.

Wal-Mart Store Inc (NYSE: WMT) represents 0.88% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 1,116,040 shares as of September 30th, up 1,026,330 since the fund’s last filing.

Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO) represents 0.21% of the fund’s reported portfolio.  The fund held 25,000 shares as of September 30th, down 105,800 since the fund’s last filing.

Garrett W. McIntyre