Top 5 Stocks George Soros And Warren Buffett Both Own

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George Soros and Warren Buffett are two of the world’s most successful investors. While Buffett holds stocks for the long term, Soros is more likely to trade in and out of positions with greater frequency. 

Both of their viewpoints overlap on eight stocks. The largest positions they hold in common are: Walmart (WMT), Kraft (KFT), DirecTV (DTV), DaVita (DVA) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

Walmart (WMT)

Warren Buffett owns 46,708,142 shares of WMT, valued as $3.3 billion as of June 30, 2012, which accounts for 4.4% of his equity portfolio. George Soros owns 4,831,800 shares of WMT, valued as $337 million as of June 30, 2012, which accounts for 4.9% of his equity portfolio.

Walmart Stores Inc. is the world’s largest retailer. Walmart Inc. has a market cap of $243.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $72.59 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Walmart stocks is 2.2%. Walmart Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walmart the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Walmart in its second quarter reported earnings per share increased 10.1% from the previous quarter, and revenue increased 6.4%, with its fourth consecutive quarter of positive comp sales. Net sales at Walmart International grew 6.4%. The company raised and narrowed its full-year EPS guidance to a range of $4.83 to $4.93 from its previous range of $4.72 to $4.92.

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