Today’s daily gainers are ViroPharma Inc (NASDAQ:VPHM), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSEMKT:THM) and daily losers are Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE:AOI), Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR), Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP).
Soros wins with ViroPharma
Today’s top gainer is biotechnology company ViroPharma Inc (NASDAQ:VPHM). The stock surprisingly shot up +25.50% to $49.42. According to Bloomberg, this is the result of health company Shire Plc (NYSE:SHP) reaching an agreement to buy ViroPharma for $4.2 billion. Billionaire George Soros acquired 50,000 shares (0.02% of his fund) for $26.29 each last quarter.
The second company with a major gain is 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD). The firm, a producer of 3D printers, rose +7.86% to $75.93. Tiger Global holds 1.2 million shares, representing 0.97% of its portfolio. The fund paid an average price of $32.74 per asset.
Last on today’s list is International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSEMKT:THM). The gold mining company climbed 7.27% to $0.44. Billionaire John Paulson holds 17.8 million shares, which represent 0.07% of his fund. The investor has paid an average price of $2.64 per share.
The stock with the worst performance today is Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE:AOI). The tobacco firm dropped -5.47% to $2.94. This wasn’t the best of news for Seth Klarman, who owns 7.6 million shares (0.72% of his funds). The billionaire paid an average price of $3.85 per asset.
Following Alliance One International is Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR). Its share price is down -5.30 ($18.33). This stock is popular among many of our billionaires. Leon Cooperman holds 3.5 million shares (1.00% of his fund), bought at an average $16.54. Billionaire George Soros owns 1.9 million shares (0.37% of his portfolio), acquired for $18.05 each. And Ray Dalio bought 50,000 shares (0.01% of his fund) at $18.08 each last quarter.
The last firm in our daily loser list is Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP). The stock dipped -5.02% to $114.21. Billionaire Carl Icahn holds 99.21 million shares, representing 33.56% of his portfolio. The stakeholder paid an a average price of $64.07 per asset.