Paulson & Co. , John Paulson’s legendary hedge fund filed 13F with the the SEC today, for the quarter ending on June 30th. The top 10 holdings make up 64 percent of the total portfolio.
The fund’s top holding stays in SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD), making up 28 percent of the portfolio, with 21.8 million shares, up from 18 percent in last quarter. The boost in SPDR shares is a first, since the stock’s acquisition in 2009. AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) comes in at second with 9.3 percent portfolio share, Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) 6.8 percent, The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) 4.6 percent, and Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) with 4.3 percent holding in Paulson’s portfolio.
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Paulson initiated two major positions in JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM) with 4 million shares Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) with 1.03 million shares, these holdings now make up 1.19 and 1.49 percent of the portfolio. Other major buys in the Q2 were Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC), Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE) and Hillshire Brands Co (NYSE:HSH).
The largest expansion in holdings was made in HCA HLDGS Inc Com (NYSE: HCA), the investment was raised by 396 percent. Paulson now holds 7.9 million shares of HCA, which makes up 2.2 percent of the portfolio and ranks as 7th largest investment of the hedge fund. As mentioned above SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA: GLD) were also raised by 26 percent.
Other positions that were added to included , Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), Quest Software (NASDAQ: QSFT), and Allied Nevada Gold Corp (NYSE: ANV).
The fund exited several of its investments, most notable of them are Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI), Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE:TNB), El Paso Corp (EP), Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI), and Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MHS).
Paulson reduced positions in two of its top 5 holdings, Delphi Automotive Plc (NYSE: DLPH) and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), by 29 percent and 16 percent respectively. Paulson also owns Delphi debt.
Other significant reductions were made in investments of XL Group Plc (NYSE:XL) , Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF), Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX), and the Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC). All of these holdings were reduced by 48-54 percent.
By Sector, the fund’s largest investments are in Basic Materials, followed by Financials, Services, and Healthcare.