More Stock Picks From Lesser-Known Top Traders

Michael Price, Nelson Peltz and Leon Cooperman aren't as well known as Buffett, Soros and Icahn, but their stock picks are worth a look.
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Stockpickr.com tracks plenty of top traders besides

Warren Buffett

,

George Soros

and

Carl Icahn

.

Although they may not be household names, these investors boast outstanding track records. Consider the impressive portfolios of

Michael Price

,

Nelson Peltz

and

Leon Cooperman

.

Michael Price is a New Jersey-based value investor and hedge fund manager of MFP Investors, which has about $1.6 billion under management, a significant portion of which is his own money. One of the stocks Price holds is

Trane

(TT)

, which manufactures heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Trane sports a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16.4, a P/E-to-growth ratio of 1.5 and a 1.4% yield.

Price also owns shares of

OneBeacon Insurance

(OB)

, a property and casualty insurance company. The stock has a forward P/E of 10, a PEG of 1.5 and a generous yield of 4.4%. Price also owns shares of

AIG

(AIG) - Get Report

and

ConocoPhillips

(COP) - Get Report

.

Then there's Nelson Peltz, a college dropout who eventually went on to become a top turnaround artist who made billions as a corporate raider and activist. Peltz is the CEO of

Triarc

(TRY)

, and his hedge fund, Trian, generated a return of 37% in 2006.

One of Peltz's shareholdings is

Cadbury Schweppes

(CSG)

, the British confectionery and beverage company. On May 7, the company will spin off its U.S. beverage business as a new company called Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which will trade on the

New York Stock Exchange

. Cadbury has a forward P/E of 19.6, a PEG of 2.5 and a yield of 2.7%.

Peltz also has shares in

HJ Heinz

(HNZ)

, the condiments maker. The stock was recently upgraded by Bernstein from market perform to outperform. The stock has a forward P/E of 16.6, a PEG of 2.1 and a yield of 3.2%. Others he likes include

Kraft

(KFT)

and

Wendy's

(WEN) - Get Report

.

Finally, there's Leon Cooperman, founder of Omega Advisors, a $4.5 billion hedge fund based in New York. The former

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

executive owns shares of electrical utility

Mirant

(MIR)

. The company's earnings call is scheduled for May 8. Mirant has a forward P/E of 10 and a PEG of 0.7.

Cooperman also likes

Atlas America

(ATLS)

, a producer and distributor of oil and natural gas. The company recently reported a fourth-quarter loss due to a large derivative-related charge. The stock has a trailing P/E of 48.8 and a yield of 0.3%. He also holds

3M

(MMM) - Get Report

and

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

.

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Michael Price

,

Nelson Peltz

and

Leon Cooperman

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