The 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Love The Most

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Yesterday, we highlighted the 50 stocks with the biggest short bets against them. Goldman Sachs also tracks a group of 50 stocks they like to refer to as the “Hedge Fund VIP (Very-Important-Positions)” basket.

The VIP stocks are the ones with that “matter most” to hedge funds. They are the ones that are held by the most funds as a top-10 holding.

Based on this list, hedge funds aren’t having a great year with their equity holdings – the basket underperformed the S&P 500 by 4.4 per cent in the second quarter and is down 3.5 per cent against the index year-to-date.

Salesforce.com is a top holding for 12 funds

Ticker:
CRM

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
3 per cent

Industry:
Application Software

Source: Goldman Sachs

Illumina is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
ILMN

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
19 per cent

Industry:
Life Sciences Tools & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Hewlett-Packard is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
HPQ

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
3 per cent

Industry:
Computer Hardware

Source: Goldman Sachs

EMC Corp is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
EMC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Computer Storage & Peripherals

Source: Goldman Sachs

Devon Energy is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
DVN

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
6 per cent

Industry:
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Source: Goldman Sachs

Calpine Corp is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
CPN

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
23 per cent

Industry:
Industrial Power Production & Energy Traders

Source: Goldman Sachs

Capital One is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
COF

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
6 per cent

Industry:
Consumer Finance

Source: Goldman Sachs

CIT Group is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
CIT

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
11 per cent

Industry:
Regional Banks

Source: Goldman Sachs

Barrick Gold is a top holding for 13 funds

Ticker:
ABX

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Gold

Source: Goldman Sachs

Williams Companies is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
WMB

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
13 per cent

Industry:
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation

Source: Goldman Sachs

News Corp is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
NWSA

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
12 per cent

Industry:
Movies & Entertainment

MasterCard is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
MA

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
5 per cent

Industry:
Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Hess Corp is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
HES

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
7 per cent

Industry:
Integrated Oil & Gas

Source: Goldman Sachs

Dollar Thrifty is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
DTG

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
75 per cent

Industry:
Trucking

Source: Goldman Sachs

Baidu is a top holding for 14 funds

Ticker:
BIDU

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
6 per cent

Industry:
Internet Software & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Wells Fargo is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
WFC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
1 per cent

Industry:
Diversified Banks

Source: Goldman Sachs

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
VRX

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
14 per cent

Industry:
Pharmaceuticals

Source: Goldman Sachs

Visteon Corp is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
VC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
42 per cent

Industry:
Auto Parts & Equipment

Source: Goldman Sachs

Pioneer Natural Resources is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
PXD

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
16 per cent

Industry:
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Source: Goldman Sachs

Liberty Interactive is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
LINTA

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
12 per cent

Industry:
catalogue Retail

Source: Goldman Sachs

Hertz Global Holdings is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
HTZ

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
23 per cent

Industry:
Trucking

Source: Goldman Sachs

Equinix is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
EQIX

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
39 per cent

Industry:
Internet Software & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Cisco Systems is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
CSCO

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Communications Equipment

Source: Goldman Sachs

Berkshire Hathaway is a top holding for 15 funds

Ticker:
BRK.B

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Property & Casualty Insurance

Source: Goldman Sachs

Seagate Technology is a top holding for 16 funds

Ticker:
STX

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
13 per cent

Industry:
Computer Storage & Peripherals

Source: Goldman Sachs

RockTenn Co is a top holding for 16 funds

Ticker:
RKT

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
16 per cent

Industry:
Paper Packaging

Source: Goldman Sachs

eBay is a top holding for 16 funds

Ticker:
EBAY

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
4 per cent

Industry:
Internet Software & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Charter Communications is a top holding for 16 funds

Ticker:
CHTR

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
49 per cent

Industry:
Cable & Satellite

Source: Goldman Sachs

American International Group is a top holding for 16 funds

Ticker:
AIG

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
3 per cent

Industry:
Multi-line Insurance

Source: Goldman Sachs

WellPoint is a top holding for 17 funds

Ticker:
WLP

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
7 per cent

Industry:
Managed Health Care

Source: Goldman Sachs

Ford Motor is a top holding for 17 funds

Ticker:
F

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Automobile Manufacturers

Source: Goldman Sachs

Bank of America is a top holding for 17 funds

Ticker:
BAC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
1 per cent

Industry:
Other Diversified Financial Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Anadarko Petroleum is a top holding for 19 funds

Ticker:
APC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
7 per cent

Industry:
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Source: Goldman Sachs

LyondellBasell Industries is a top holding for 20 funds

Ticker:
LYB

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
39 per cent

Industry:
Specialty Chemicals

Source: Goldman Sachs

Yahoo! is a top holding for 21 funds

Ticker:
YHOO

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
12 per cent

Industry:
Internet Software & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Visa is a top holding for 21 funds

Ticker:
V

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
6 per cent

Industry:
Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Tyco International is a top holding for 22 funds

Ticker:
TYC

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
10 per cent

Industry:
Industrial Conglomerates

Source: Goldman Sachs

Pfizer is a top holding for 23 funds

Ticker:
PFE

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Pharmaceuticals

Source: Goldman Sachs

British Petroleum is a top holding for 23 funds

Ticker:
BP

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Integrated Oil & Gas

Source: Goldman Sachs

Delphi Automotive is a top holding for 24 funds

Ticker:
DLPH

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
59 per cent

Industry:
Auto Parts & Equipment

Source: Goldman Sachs

Liberty Media is a top holding for 26 funds

Ticker:
LMCA

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
27 per cent

Industry:
Broadcasting

Source: Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase is a top holding for 27 funds

Ticker:
JPM

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Other Diversified Financial Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Priceline.com is a top holding for 29 funds

Ticker:
PCLN

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
16 per cent

Industry:
Internet Retail

Source: Goldman Sachs

General Motors is a top holding for 29 funds

Ticker:
GM

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
5 per cent

Industry:
Automobile Manufacturers

Source: Goldman Sachs

Citigroup is a top holding for 31 funds

Ticker:
C

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
4 per cent

Industry:
Other Diversified Financial Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

QUALCOMM is a top holding for 38 funds

Ticker:
QCOM

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
4 per cent

Industry:
Communications Equipment

Source: Goldman Sachs

Microsoft is a top holding for 46 funds

Ticker:
MSFT

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
2 per cent

Industry:
Systems Software

Source: Goldman Sachs

Express Scripts is a top holding for 56 funds

Ticker:
ESRX

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
29 per cent

Industry:
Health Care Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Google is a top holding for 73 funds

Ticker:
GOOG

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
6 per cent

Industry:
Internet Software & Services

Source: Goldman Sachs

Apple is a top holding for 106 funds

Ticker:
AAPL

% of equity cap owned by hedge funds:
3 per cent

Industry:
Computer Hardware

Source: Goldman Sachs

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