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Investment company John Paulson buys Vistra Energy Corp, Altaba Inc, T-Mobile US Inc, VWR Corp, Horizon Pharma PLC, Xcerra Corp, New Relic Inc, Monsanto Co, Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc, C.R. Bard Inc, sells Extended Stay America Inc, Akorn Inc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Mead Johnson Nutrition Co, The WhiteWave Foods Co during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Paulson & Co.. As of 2017-06-30, Paulson & Co. owns 108 stocks with a total value of $7.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: VST, AABA, VWR, HZNP, XCRA, NEWR, DOVA, BCR, TGNA, CTRP, Added Positions: TMUS, VRX, DISH, MON, MBBYF, TEAM, RAI, NXPI, FDX, ISRG, Reduced Positions: STAY, TEVA, SHPG, AGN, MYL, ALXN, MNK, AIG, RLGY, STE, Sold Out: AKRX, MJN, WWAV, EBAY, PFE, FGL, ETSY, NSR, BIIB, SRPT,

For the details of John Paulson’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=John+Paulson

These are the top 5 holdings of John PaulsonAllergan PLC (AGN) – 2,703,570 shares, 8.94% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8.1%Mylan NV (MYL) – 15,933,600 shares, 8.41% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 7.76%Shire PLC (SHPG) – 3,481,600 shares, 7.83% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 12.92%SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) – 4,359,722 shares, 7% of the total portfolio. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX) – 21,813,400 shares, 5.13% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.53%New Purchase: Vistra Energy Corp (VST)

John Paulson initiated holdings in Vistra Energy Corp. The purchase prices were between $14.59 and $16.86, with an estimated average price of $15.72. The stock is now traded at around $18.09. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 2.63%. The holdings were 11,530,556 shares as of 2017-06-30.

learn stock market: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) is sponsored by independent oil and gas exploration giant Devon Energy (DVN), the owner of this acreage.

    These basins offer superior economics and EnLink’s close relationship with Devon provides leveraged exposure to the upstream operator’s accelerating activity in these plays.

learn stock market: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) had a 10% owner come in with a big-time purchase. Boyalfe bought a total of 6,102,942 shares of the stock a $2.52. The total for the purchase was posted at $6,838, 237.The company develops and manufactures automated blood and bone marrow processing systems that enable the separation, processing and preservation of cell and tissue therapy products. Its stock traded on Friday’s close at $3.45, so a well-timed buy.The 52-week range is $1.60 to $7.39. The consensus price targetis $2.

learn stock market: Coca-Cola Company (The)(KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.58 in EPS and $9.65 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $45.03, in a 52-week range of $39.88 to $46.06. The consensus price target is $45.68.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We recently reached out to our retailer contacts to get an updated read on recent performance of Monster. Based on retailer feedback, we see a negative risk/reward for the stock ahead of Q4 results on 3/1 given: (1) soft scanner data, particularly in Dec & Jan as energy sales are definitely soft compared to other categories according to one retailer while another reported Monster started 2017 off horribly; (2) Java production issues persist; (3) poor retailer feedback on the rollout of Mutant continues in part based on the view that Coca-Cola (KO) is not executing on all cylinders and consumer reception of the product has not shown it to be anything great and certainly at this point is no threat to Mt. Dew; and (4) retailers modest outlook for Monster in 2017 (low- to mid-single digit growth on average).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Coca-Cola Co.(NYSE: KO) was the exact same stake of 400 million shares. This has been a position thatalso has remained static, and Buffett has defended his stake here for years.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Pete Najarian said that he noticed unusually high bullish options activity in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO).

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    That’s why many investors shop among the short list ofDividend Aristocrats, which are companies that boast an unbroken streak of at least 25 years of consecutive payout raises. A few members of that elite group have fallen out of favor recently and could represent solid long-term buys. Below, we’ll look at the prospects for market-beating returns fromCoca-Cola(NYSE:KO),Target(NYSE:TGT), andLowe’s(NYSE:LOW).

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) CEO Muhtar Kent snagged an outrageously high bonus last year, even though the beverage distributer reported less than stellar financials.

learn stock market: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

learn stock market: WEX Inc.(WEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

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