Today’s midday gainers are Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY), YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) and midday losers are Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
Soros gets a double boost with YPF and Sarepta
Today’s midday gainer is Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY). The tech company shot up +13.52%, reaching $83.23, thanks to a better-than-expected Q3 earning report. Billionaire Julian Robertson holds 142,000 shares (1.76% of his fund), acquired for $58.87 each. Steve Mandel who owns 3.5 million shares (1.27% of his holdings), purchased for $59.69.
Following Workday, Inc. is YPF SA (NYSE:YPF). It is up +8.06%, reaching $28.81, after the Argentine government struck a deal with Repsol for its expropriation of the energy company last year. Last quarter, George Soros bought 3.9 million shares (0.87% of his fund) of the Argentine firm at $17.87 per asset.
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) climbed +7.57% to $17.79 today after being upgraded from “sell” to “speculative buy”. This is another hit for Soros, as the billionaire holds 665,000 shares (0.34% of his portfolio), acquired at an average $31.17 each.
Topping off our midday losers list is Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), which fell -15.76% to $13.47 when the communications company presented its Q4 earnings report. Billionaire Carl Icahn holds 52.4 million shares, representing 3.98% of his fund. The investor paid an average price of $20.14 per share. And Ray Dalio purchased 33,000 shares of NUAN (0.01% of his holdings) for $19.14 last quarter.
Also performing poorly today is OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). The energy firm dipped -5.97% to $35.65. As of September, George Soros holds 330,000 shares, representing 0.13% of his fund. The investor paid an average price of $65.60 per asset.
The third and final stock in our midday list is Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). The stock is down -4.90%, hitting $16.10. Carl Icahn sold out his entire position in this company today.