John Paulson: Basic Materials Stock Positions Change

Following is information regarding Paulson & Co’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Anglogold Ashanti, Ltd. (NYSE:AU): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 39,935,382 shares with a market value of $1,680,880,234. This comprised 6.14% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 36,686,719 shares with a market value of $1,517,362,720. This comprised 7.84% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,248,663. About the company: AngloGold Ashanti Limited is a holding company for a group of companies which explore for and mine gold internationally. The Group has operations in the Vaal River and West Witwatersrand areas of South Africa as well as Namibia, Mali, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Tanzania and the United States.
  • Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 24,700,000 shares with a market value of $360,373,004. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 24,563,700 shares with a market value of $376,315,877. This comprised 1.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -136,300. About the company: Gold Fields Limited produces precious metals. The Company has mines in South Africa, Ghana, and Australia, as well as a partnership in Finland. Gold Fields has a precious metals programs in Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, and South America.
  • Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 30,000,000 shares with a market value of $655,800,018. This comprised 2.40% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 23,555,000 shares with a market value of $366,280,254. This comprised 1.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,445,000. About the company: Weyerhaeuser Company is an integrated forest products company with offices or operations worldwide. The Company primarily grows and harvests trees, develops and construct real estate and makes a range of forest products.
  • Nalco Holding Co. (NYSE:NLC): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 9,177,000 shares with a market value of $321,011,456. This comprised 1.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,177,000. About the company: Nalco Holding Co. provides integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. The Company’s products and services are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits, or in production processes to enhance process efficiency.
  • Rock-Tenn Co. (NYSE:RKT): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 4,437,754 shares with a market value of $294,400,584. This comprised 1.08% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 4,437,754 shares with a market value of $216,029,866. This comprised 1.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Rock-Tenn Company manufactures packaging, including folding cartons, as well as recycled paperboard, and specialty corrugated packaging and display products. The Company has manufacturing operations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Novagold Resources, Inc. (AMEX:NG): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 20,181,818 shares with a market value of $185,672,722. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 20,208,018 shares with a market value of $130,341,712. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 26,200. About the company: NovaGold Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, explores and develops mineral properties in North America. NovaGold primarily focuses on gold properties, which may include copper, silver and zinc resources.
  • Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 2,250,000 shares with a market value of $152,392,508. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 2,250,000 shares with a market value of $121,950,002. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: The Mosaic Company produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The Company’s principal products include concentrated phosphates, and potash.
  • Temple-Inland, Inc. (NYSE:TIN): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 3,000,000 shares with a market value of $94,110,003. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,000,000. About the company: Temple-Inland Inc. manufactures paper, corrugated packaging, and building products. Temple-Inland’s products include linerboard, lumber, particleboard, and fiberboard.
  • Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 700,000 shares with a market value of $58,835,002. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 923,000 shares with a market value of $89,272,561. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 223,000. About the company: Randgold Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company. The Company conducts gold mining operations in regions throughout the gold regions of Africa.
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines, Ltd. (NYSE:AEM): On 6/30/11 Paulson & Co. reported holding 700,000 shares with a market value of $44,191,001. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Paulson & Co. held 1,008,700 shares with a market value of $60,037,824. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 308,700. About the company: Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited is a gold producer with operations primarily in Quebec, Canada. The Company also conducts exploration and development activities in Ontario, Canada, and Nevada in the United States. Agnico-Eagle’s gold production is primarily from underground mining operations.

(Note: Data regarding Paulson & Co’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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