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George Soros' Under-$15 Stocks

All of these low-price stocks have a high-profile shareholder in common.

Updated from 10:19 a.m. EST

Many investors prefer to invest in lower-priced stocks because they believe that the percentage gains can be much greater than with higher-priced stocks. It is interesting that George Soros, one of the top investors in the world, has a substantial part of his portfolio invested in stocks that sell for less than $15 a share. Stockpickr has compiled these names in a portfolio called the

Low Price Stocks of George Soros

.

Soros, with an estimated net worth of $8.5 billion, is the founder of the Quantum Fund, which is considered one of the top-performing hedge funds. A $100,000 investment in his fund when he started it in 1969 would've been worth $150 million by 1994.

One of the stocks that Soros owns is

Level 3 Communications

(LVLT)

, which sells for less than $4 a share. This telecommunications switching-service company yesterday reported a narrowed fourth-quarter loss and increased sales, both of which beat analyst expectations.

Level 3 is also owned by the

Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund

, which invests at least 80% of its assets in communications services or communications equipment companies.

Another low-priced stock of Soros' is

Wind River Systems

(WIND)

, which sells for less than $9 a share. This provider of software optimization solutions just reported that it has reorganized into four product divisions in order to improve profitability. The stock has a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17 and a P/E-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.2.

Wind River also shows up in an interesting portfolio called

Takeovers and Short-Cover Plays

. This portfolio also lists

Countrywide

(CFC)

, which has a PEG of 1.2, and

Goldman Sachs

(AKAM) - Get Akamai Technologies, Inc. Report

, with a 0.8 PEG.

Marvell Technology

(MRVL) - Get Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Report

sells for less than $11 a share and is another shareholding of Soros. This semiconductor company has scheduled its earnings call for March 8. The stock has a forward P/E of 15 and a PEG of 1.2.

Marvell shares also are owned by the

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Waddell & Reed Adv Science & Tech Fund

, which is rated five stars by Morningstar. It also holds

Alliance Data Systems

(ADS) - Get Alliance Data Systems Corporation Report

, which has a PEG of 0.7,

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

, with a PEG of 1, and

Cerner

(CERN) - Get Cerner Corporation Report

, with a 0.9 PEG.

To see the entire dozen under-$15 stocks Soros owns, check out the

Low Price Stocks of George Soros

at Stockpickr.com.

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

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and the author of

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,

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and

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