Copycats, take notice: The 13F regulatory filings from major investors were released on Thursday evening, giving smaller investors a peek into the sometimes-guarded portfolios of Warren Buffett, David Einhorn and Carl Icahn.
Of course, the portfolio changes occurred during the first quarter, adding some risk to any attempts to mimic the pros; what Mr. Einhorn did in March, for example, could have been un-done since then.
But it's hard to look away when so much money – and big reputations – are at stake. Here's a roundup (via Whalewisdom and the Wall Street Journal) of some of the bigger changes among some of the more famous investors. By the looks of it, George Soros has soured on banks while David Tepper thinks that travel is going to pick up and Mr. Buffett is keen on cable.
Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway): New positions in Verizon Communications Inc. (11 million shares) and Liberty Global Inc.
David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital): New positions in Conns Inc., American Capital Agency Corp., National Oilwell Varco Inc., Lam Research Corp. and Lorillard Inc. Closed positions in General Motors, Delphi Automotive, NCR Corp., DST Systems Inc. and WPX Energy Inc.
George Soros (Soros Fund Management): New positions in Baker Hughes Inc., RF Micro Devices Inc., Devon Energy Corp. Closed positions in JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Inc. and Citigroup Inc.
Carl Icahn: New position in eBay Inc.
David Tepper (Appaloosa Management): New positions in Priceline Group Inc., Expedia Inc. and Facebook Inc. Closed positions in Fluor Corp., Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Transocean Ltd., Foster Wheeler AG.
Daniel Loeb (Third Point): New positions in Actavis Inc., CF Industries Holdings Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Roper Industries Inc. Closed positions in BlackBerry Inc., Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., Liberty Global Inc., Abbott Laboratories.