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Former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer now is the host of "Mad Money," expressing his views on stocks during the show, helping many ordinary investors who watch the show make investments. Cramer also purchases many of the stocks he recommends for his charitable trust. George Soros is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England”. Soros once made $1 billion by betting big against pounds sterling in early 1990s. Now he is a billionaire manager making billions almost every year. His Soros Fund Management, founded in 1969, was reported to be one of the most profitable firms in the hedge fund industry in 2010.

Our research has shown that by focusing on the top stock picks of successful stock pickers like Cramer and Soros, investors are more likely to beat the market in the long term. Here are the stocks that are in the 13F portfolio of Soros Fund Management at the end of the third quarter as well as in Cramer’s charitable trust as of December 14. The “Soros” column shows the value (in thousands) Soros Fund Management invested and the “Cramer” column shows the number of shares the charitable trust owned.

Company Name

Ticker

Soros

Cramer

APPLE INC

AAPL

31809

200

A T & T INC

T

10800

500

EXPRESS SCRIPTS INC

ESRX

7647

1300

SANOFI AVENTIS

SNY

6606

2600

INTL BUSINESS MACHS

IBM

4446

400

E N S C O PLC

ESV

4189

2100

Among the stocks listed above, the biggest position in Soros Fund Management was Apple Inc., in which Soros invested $32 million at the end of September. Cramer’s charitable trust also owned 200 shares of the stock as of December 14. Though AAPL underperformed the market so far in the fourth quarter, its performance this year was quite good. Since the beginning of this year, AAPL returned 15.36%, beating the 2.79% loss of the market. Furthermore, the earnings of Apple are expected to grow at more than 20% over the next few years. Therefore, the stock is relatively undervalued and is worth investing. Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital also invested $785 million in AAPL shares.

Another stock both Soros and Cramer are bullish about is AT&T Inc., a company provides communication services. At the end of the third quarter, Soros Fund Management reported to own $11 million worth of T shares. Cramer’s charitable trust owned 500 shares of this stock. T also underperformed the market in the fourth quarter. It returned 2.56% since the end of September, versus 7.59% for SPY. But the stock had a positive YTD return of 2.86%, beating the market by more than 5 percentage points. T also has a high dividend yield of 5.97%, making it attractive to defensive investors during the recent market turmoil. Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management invested more than $100 million in T shares.

During the third quarter, Soros significantly boosted his stakes in Express Scripts Inc.. At the end of September, Soros Fund disclosed owning $7.6 million of ESRX stocks. Cramer’s charitable trust also owned 1300 shares of the stock. ESRX returned 17.91% since the end of September, outperforming the market by more than 10 percentage points. Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital invested nearly $500 million in ESRX as well.

Other stocks both Cramer and Soros are bullish about include Sanofi Aventis., International Business Machines Corp., and ENSCO Plc. These three stocks had an average return of 9.66% since the end of September, versus 7.59% for SPY. We encourage investors to focus on the stocks both Cramer and Soros are in favor of and do some in-depth research on these stocks for their portfolio.

Source: Jim Cramer And George Soros Are Bullish About These Stocks