6. Talisman Energy ( TLM) Company Profile: Talisman Energy is an oil and gas company with operation areas in North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. Paulson's Investment: Paulson bought 8.7 million shares of Talisman in the third quarter. His hedge fund's stake was worth $107 million as of Sept. 30. Share Price Performance: While shares of Talisman Energy are down more than 36% this year, Paulson may actually have a profit in this position depending on when his hedge fund purchased shares. Since Sept. 30, shares of the energy company are up 15%.