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Leon Cooperman founded Omega Advisors in 1991 and is the billionaire chairman and CEO. Omega Advisors, Inc. is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor and has $5.4 billion in assets under management. The firm invests in value equities with a top down approach to select the sectors with a long/short fundamental analysis, and with a bottom up approach to create portfolios.

Below we compiled a list of stocks that Cooperman has been holding since the beginning of this year.

Company

Ticker

Value (x1000)

YTD Rrturn

S L M CORP

SLM

301788

-6.95%

ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS

APL

185869

18.41%

TEVA PHARMA

TEVA

162137

-29.76%

LINN ENERGY

LINE

158976

-6.65%

K K R FINANCIAL

KFN

151377

-16.19%

ENERGY XXI LTD

EXXI

122238

-26.88%

GENERAL MOTORS

GM

118308

-46.76%

WELLPOINT INC

WLP

118274

8.74%

E TRADE FINANCIAL

ETFC

103282

-48.65%

X L GROUP PLC

XL

100205

-14.53%

SLM Corporation is a publicly traded U.S. corporation whose operations are originating, servicing and collecting on student loans. It lost 6.95% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $6.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 122.81. Cooperman invested $302 million in SLM shares.

Atlas Pipeline Partners L.P. is a full service midstream company providing reliable gas gathering, compression, processing and treating services to its customers. It returned 18.41% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $1.51 billion and a P/E ratio of 2.96. Cooperman invested $186 million in APL shares.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel. It specializes in generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. It is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world and one of the 15 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. It lost 29.76% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $31.94 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.25. Cooperman invested $162 million in TEVA shares.

Linn Energy is an independent oil and gas company focused on the development and acquisition of long-lived properties in the United States. It lost 6.65% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $5.80 billion. Cooperman invested $159 million in LINE shares.

KKR Financial Holdings is a specialty finance company that invests in a variety of financial products, primarily below-investment-grade corporate debt. It lost 16.19% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $1.25 billion and a P/E ratio of 3.36. Cooperman invested $151 million in KFN shares.

Energy XXI has implemented an "acquire and exploit" growth strategy to build a geographically focused portfolio with some of the highest per-unit margins in the industry. The company has focused on developing the acquired properties while ramping up a complementary exploration program designed to provide organic growth for the future. It lost 26.88% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $1.61 billion and a P/E ratio of 50.12. Cooperman invested $122 million in EXXI shares.

General Motors Company is a U.S. multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second-largest automaker. It lost 46.76% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $33.45 billion and a P/E ratio of 4.51. Cooperman invested $118 million in GM shares.

WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health plan company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. It returned 8.74% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $22.73 billion and a P/E ratio of 8.35. Cooperman invested $118 million in WLP shares.

E-Trade Financial Corporation is a financial services company based in New York City. It is a holding company, the major business of which is an online discount stock brokerage service for self-directed investors. It lost 48.65% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $2.27 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.79. Cooperman invested $103 million in ETFC shares.

XL Group plc is a financial services company headquartered in Ireland with executive offices in Bermuda. It lost 14.53% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $5.55 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.84. Cooperman invested $100 million in XL shares.

Source: Leon Cooperman's Long-Term Stock Picks