Soros Fund Management Increases Interest in Amazon.com, Reduces Stake in Comcast

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Soros Fund Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 72 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $343.963 million.

  • Emdeon Inc (NYSE:EM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,913,718 shares with a market value of $90,707,979. This comprised 2.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 5,108,050 shares with a market value of $95,980,264. This comprised 4.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,805,668. About Company: Emdeon, Inc. provides revenue and payment cycle management solutions that connect payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system to integrate and automate key business and administrative functions throughout the patient encounter.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 12,745 shares with a market value of $2,606,225. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 206,016 shares with a market value of $44,546,839. This comprised 2.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 193,271. About Company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Dish Network Corporation Class A Common (NASDAQ:DISH): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,385,709 shares with a market value of $42,499,695. This comprised 1.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,364,970 shares with a market value of $34,192,497. This comprised 1.64% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -20,739. About Company: DISH Network Corp. provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the United States.
  • Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,554,468 shares with a market value of $57,033,429. This comprised 1.53% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 770,125 shares with a market value of $27,716,800. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -784,343. About Company: Acacia Research, through its subsidiaries, develops, acquires, and licenses patented technologies. The Company controls patent portfolios covering technologies used in a variety of industries.
  • Directv (NASDAQ:DTV): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,033,253 shares with a market value of $52,509,917. This comprised 1.41% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 401,503 shares with a market value of $16,971,532. This comprised 0.81% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -631,750. About Company: DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company acquires, promotes, sells and distributes digital entertainment programming via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,669,977 shares with a market value of $42,317,217. This comprised 1.13% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 774,650 shares with a market value of $16,205,678. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -895,327. About Company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Bluefly Inc. (NASDAQ:BFLY): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 5,924,515 shares with a market value of $16,588,642. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 6,480,070 shares with a market value of $15,422,567. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 555,555. About Company: Bluefly, Inc. is an online designer outlet store. The Company sells designer and brand name apparel and accessories via its web site, as well as provides fashion tips, trends, and advice.
  • American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 304,081 shares with a market value of $24,326,480. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 234,066 shares with a market value of $14,289,729. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -70,015. About Company: American Science and Engineering, Inc. provides X-ray detection and imaging products used for the detection of illegal drugs, terrorist explosives, and smuggled goods. The Company’s equipment, purchased by government and commercial clients, utilizes transmission and backscatter X-ray detection to provide differentiation of bombs, drugs, and contraband in camouflaged environments.
  • Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 844,843 shares with a market value of $45,841,180. This comprised 1.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 297,255 shares with a market value of $13,923,424. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -547,588. About Company: Charter Communications, Inc. offers broadband Internet communications services. The Company offers high-speed Internet access; Internet telephone services; business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone; and digital cable video entertainment services.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 508,835 shares with a market value of $19,122,020. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 231,735 shares with a market value of $7,783,979. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -277,100. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

(Note: Data regarding Soros Fund Management’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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