Top Basic Materials Sector Stock Positions of Soros Fund in Latest 13F

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Soros Fund Management’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 66 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $315.167 million.

  • Interoil Corporation (NYSE:IOC): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 3,969,622 shares with a market value of $232,262,577. This comprised 6.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 4,394,622 shares with a market value of $214,325,717. This comprised 10.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 425,000. About Company: InterOil Corporation is an integrated oil and gas company. The Company produces jet fuel, diesel and gasoline for the domestic market and light naphtha and mixed naphtha for international markets. Interoil owns oil refinery, upstream petroleum exploration licenses and retail, and commercial distribution assets.
  • Ypf S.a. (NYSE:YPF): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 233,400 shares with a market value of $10,514,670. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 544,400 shares with a market value of $18,623,924. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 311,000. About Company: YPF Sociedad Anonima explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in South America, the United States, and Indonesia. The Company also refines, markets, transports, and distributes oil and other petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, and liquid petroleum gas.
  • Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 458,600 shares with a market value of $8,598,750. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,320,800 shares with a market value of $16,126,968. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 862,200. About Company: Weatherford International Ltd. provides equipment and services used for the drilling, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells. The Company offers drilling and intervention services, completion systems, artificial lift systems, and compression services. Weatherford conducts operations in substantially all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world.
  • North American Palladium Ltd. (AMEX:PAL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 2,501,600 shares with a market value of $10,256,560. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,500,000 shares with a market value of $6,375,000. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,600. About Company: North American Palladium Ltd. is a mineral exploration and production company. The Company is focused on growing its production of palladium and gold in mining-friendly jurisdictions throughout Canada. North American Palladium’s flagship mine is the Lac des Iles mine located northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario and also owns the Sleeping Giant gold mine located in Quebec.
  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (AMEX:ANV): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 126,400 shares with a market value of $4,470,768. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 137,100 shares with a market value of $4,909,551. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,700. About Company: Allied Nevada Gold Corporation evaluates, acquires, explores, and advances gold exploration and potential development projects. The Company’s holdings include projects in Nevada, California, Idaho and Colorado in the United States, as well as Bolivia, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia.
  • Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 79,400 shares with a market value of $5,759,676. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 80,600 shares with a market value of $4,839,224. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,200. About Company: Monsanto Company provides agricultural products for farmers. The Company’s business segments are seeds and genomics. Monsanto produces a wide range of seeds and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds as well as provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands.
  • Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 103,600 shares with a market value of $5,521,880. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 103,600 shares with a market value of $4,188,548. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Ensco PLC is an international offshore contract drilling company. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the geographic regions of Asia Pacific (which includes Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand), Europe/Africa and North and South America.
  • Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (NYSE:MHR): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,250,000 shares with a market value of $4,137,500. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,250,000. About Company: Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation explores for oil and natural gas.
  • Gerdau S.a. (NYSE:GGB): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 510,000 shares with a market value of $3,636,300. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 510,000. About Company: Gerdau S.A. manufactures steel. The Company produces crude, long, specialty, rolled, and drawn steel products. Gerdau manufactures its steel primarily in mini-mills. The Company operates in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada, and the United States.
  • Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 46,200 shares with a market value of $3,641,022. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 45,800 shares with a market value of $2,539,152. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -400. About Company: Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company that is involved primarily in oil and gas exploration, development and production, the transportation of oil, gas, and NGLs and the processing of natural gas. The Company also has marketing and midstream operations primarily in North America that include gas, crude oil and NGLs.

(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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