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New Stock Favorites of Buffett, Soros and Icahn

National Oilwell Varco is also held by CGM Focus Fund, a Morningstar-rated five-star fund that has generated an average annual return of 40%-plus over the last three years. Some of its other holdings include Vimpel-Communications (VIP), which has a PEG of 1.16, Potash (POT), which sports a PEG of 4.1, and Schlumberger (SLB), which sports a PEG of 1.28.

One of Icahn's new purchases is Applera Corp-Applied Biosystems Group (ABI), which makes and sells systems and software used for human disease research, genetic analysis and pharmaceutical drug discovery. The stock has a P/E of 22, a PEG of 1.81 and pays a dividend of 0.5%.

Applera also is owned by the Schwab Health Care Fund, which invests 80% of its net assets in the health care sector. The fund has generated an average annual return of more than 18% over the last five years. The fund also owns Schering-Plough (SGP), with a PEG of 0.96, Cigna (CI), with a PEG of 1.11, and PerkinElmer (PKI), with a PEG of 1.4.

For the complete list of all 14 new positions of these three super traders, check out the New Positions of the Top Traders portfolio at Stockpickr.com, where you also can find the entire portfolios of Warren Buffett, George Soros and Carl Icahn.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for The Financial Times and the author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund, Trade Like Warren Buffett and SuperCa$h. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.

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