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7 Stocks George Soros Loves

5. Delta

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In the fourth quarter, Soros increased his position in Delta Air Lines (DAL - Get Report) by 1.74 million shares, or over 6,000%, to 1.77 million shares. The stock comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio as of the end of the quarter.

Delta is also a top hodling of John Griffin's Blue Ridge Capital, with a 12.4 million-share position. It also shows up on a list of Industrial Stocks Bought and Sold by Hedge Funds for the quarter.

Stock Overview: Delta operates as an airline, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and around the world. It has a market cap of $8 billion. The stock, which has a short interest ratio of 0.7, closed down 10 cents, or 1.1%, at $9.37 on Friday.

Analyst Ratings: Of 12 analysts covering the stock, 11 rate it a buy, and one rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a C hold rating on Delta.

According to Gary Dvorchak, Delta was one of 12 Stocks to Buy for 2012.

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