Paulson and Co. Inc. Active Buyers During Q2





Paulson and Co. Inc. logo on a filing folder - IllustrationPaulson and Co. Inc. filed their eagerly anticipated 13F-HR earlier today.

The hedge fund firm reported owning a total of 78 13(f) securities at the end of Q2, up from 60 in Q1.

Paulson and Co. Inc. reported owning a total of $22.9 billion in 13(f) securities at the end of Q2, up from $21.16 billion the quarter before.

Paulson and Co. reported 20 new buys in their Q2 13F-HR, 3 new sells and 14 changes to existing positions (11 increases to existing positions, 3 decreases to existing positions).

Here are the 20 new buys, ordered by total $ value:

Name | Symbol | No. of Shares | Value

Exxon Mobil Corporation | XOM | 9,169,259 | $523,290,000
SYBASE INC | SY | 7,000,000 | $452,620,000
Bank of America Corp | W Exp 01/201 | 30,000,000 | $229,500,000
MARINER ENERGY INC | ME | 10,000,000 | $214,800,000
AMERICAN CAP LTD | ACAS | 43,725,000 | $210,755,000
POPULAR INC | BPOP | 66,666,660 | $178,667,000
Goldman Sachs Group Inc | GS | 1,100,000 | $144,397,000
ALCON | ACL | 966,500 | $143,226,000
TALECRIS BIOTHERAPEUTICS HOLDI | TLCR | 5,000,000 | $105,500,000
Dyncorp International A | DCP | 5,600,000 | $98,112,000
GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES INC | GGP | 6,561,500 | $87,005,000
INVENTIV HEALTH INC | VTIV | 3,300,000 | $84,480,000
ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE INC | ODSY | 3,000,000 | $80,160,000
AIRGAS INC | ARG | 1,000,000 | $62,200,000
SONICWALL INC | SNWL | 3,300,000 | $38,775,000
STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS INC | BEE | 8,000,000 | $35,120,000
CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC | CASY | 700,000 | $24,430,000
MCCLATCHY CO | MNI | 5,000,000 | $18,200,000
PMI GROUP INC | PMI | 5,000,000 | $14,450,000
Beazer Homes USA Inc. | BZU | 90,000 | $1,652,000

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The two buys that jump out at me from this list are:

Popular Inc (BPOP) - currently trading at $2.51
Exxon Mobil

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Here are the three stocks that Paulson no longer owns (this could be a straight sell, company purchased, etc):

XTO Energy, Inc. | XTO | 13,000,000 | $613,340,000
3COM CORP | COMS | 10,000,000 | $76,900,000
FIRST MIDWEST BANCORP INC/IL | FMBI | 400,000 | $5,420,000

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Here are the changes to Paulson's existing positions, ordered by %:

Name | Symbol | # of Shares | %

Hartford Financial Services | HIG | 31,250,000 | 245%
MYLAN INC/PA | MYL | 18,629,900 | 164%
Pfizer Inc. | PFE | 7,200,000 | 46%
NOVELL INC | NOVL | 5,000,000 | 20%
MGM Mirage Inc. | MGM | 3,800,000 | 10%
Felcor Lodging Trust Inc. | FCH | 1,500,000 | 50%
BEAZER HOMES USA INC | BZH | 800,000 | 16%
GOLD FIELDS LTD | GFI | 500,000 | 2%
Felcor Lodging Trust Inc. | FCHPRA | 498,600 | 1955%
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company | MJN | 137,800 | 7%
First Horizon National Corpora | FHN | 94,435 | 1%
SUPERMEDIA INC | SPMD | -2 | 0%
CIT Group | CIT | -1,050,021 | -24%
Boston Scientific Corporation | BSX | -19,135,000 | -19%

Paulson dramatically increased his positions in names such as Hartford Financial Services and Mylan during Q2, while scaling back positions in names such as Boston Scientific Corporation and CIT Group. Also, Paulson chose to inexplicably reduce his position in Supermedia Inc by 2 shares.

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Remember - the 13F-HR filing does not disclose any short positions.

Note: Conseco changed their CUSIP number midway through the quarter. This created a bit of a mix-up in the 13F-HR, but I will assume that Paulson's Conseco position remains unchanged.




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