Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than check out the stocks selected by one of the world’s wealthiest hedge fund managers — George Soros.
Self-made Soros fled Hungary and funded his way through an economics degree by working as a railway porter and waiter. Years of successful investing gave him a net worth of $25.2 billion and the no. 1 ranking on Forbes’ hedge fund manager rich list. (Warren Buffett, who has a whopping $75 billion net worth, wins the no.1 title for the wider finance and investments community). In 1992, Soros shorted the British pound and reportedly made a profit of $1 billion. He became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.
Now we can track the latest trades of his family office, Soros Fund Management. Just-released SEC forms reveal a valuable glimpse into which stocks Soros likes, and which he doesn’t. I looked back over 2017 and pinpointed Soros’ best stock picks this year. These are the stocks that this legendary hedge fund manager is most bullish on. Note that Soros has just shifted an incredible $18 billion from the fund to charity. Following the move, the fund manages about $4 billion in portfolio assets.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Atwood Oceanics, Inc.(ATW)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) was reiterated with a Hold rating at Jefferies, but the firm raisedits price target on the shares to $13 from $8. That compares with a Wall Street consensus price objective of $8.90. The 52-week trading range for the stock is $4.82 to $15.87. The stock closed Thursday at $13.55.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market climbed Wednesday, with all three major market benchmarks finishing on the plus side. The Dow rose back to within 50 points of the 20,000 mark, and although negative comments from President-elect Donald Trump about drug pricing during his press conference caused poor performance in that sector, the general mood among investors remained positive as earnings season approaches. Also, good news on several fronts helped lift individual stocks, and Kornit Digital (NASDAQ:KRNT), Workday (NYSE:WDAY), and Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) are bounding higher on Wednesday and were up more than 13% by 3:00 p.m. EDT. There wasn’t any news to drive the stock higher today. Instead, it appears that investors finally decided they like the company’s messy fiscal second-quarter report.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $96.25 million.
- [By David Milstead]
One such outfit is Kelly Services (KELYA). The Troy, Mich., company places temporary employees in a variety of fields, such as law, health care, computing and finance. Although recent job reports have been strong, S&P Capital IQ analyst Michael Jaffe sees employers remaining cautious in their hiring practices and using the kind of temporary workers Kelly specializes in. Jaffe says Kelly is his top pick in the staffing sector, and he rates the stock a strong buy.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: General Motors Company(GM)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Looking to China for its first EVs could be a smart move for the company that is stuck playing catch up with long-time rival General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) with its Chevy Bolt EV and even much smaller Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), which just introduced its first Model 3 sedans at a price point that is close to the average cost of a new car in the United States.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
IBM was among a number of companies Trump hit on the campaign trail for shipping jobs overseas. He accused the company of laying off 500 workers in Minneapolis and moving their jobs to India at a Minnesota rally just a day before the election. He made similar attacks against Ford (F) , Apple (AAPL) and General Motors (GM) , among others.
- [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]
The market is rightly worried about General Motors Company (GM) hitting the peak of the latest car-buying cycle, but its overdoing its concerns. It feels like GM stock has been discounted for a worst-case scenario, if not more.