GOLDMAN: Here Are The 15 Stocks That Hedge Funds Love

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Goldman Sachs’ Hedge Fund Trend Monitor released last Monday broke down the most recent 13-Fs to reveal some interesting information. [via ZeroHedge]We took particular liking to David Kostin’s fascinating rundown of 50 stocks that “matter most” to hedge funds. Basically, the stocks that are most prevalent with the largest holdings among firms.

The “VIP” list is based on an analysis of 558 hedge funds with $429 billion in equity assets and holding between 10 to 200 stock positions.

#15: Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

  • Sector: Banking
  • Market Cap: $133 billion
  • YTD Returns: -17%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 19
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#14: Visa, Inc (V)

  • Sector: Consumer Financial Services
  • Market Cap: $50 billion
  • YTD Returns: +37%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 19
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#13: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

  • Sector: Casinos & Gaming
  • Market Cap: $35 billion
  • YTD Returns: +4%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 20
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#12: Anadarko Petroleum Crop. (APC)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Market Cap: $40 billion
  • YTD Returns: +5%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 20
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#11: Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

  • Sector: Internet Retail
  • Market Cap: $99 billion
  • YTD Returns: +21%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 20
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 7%

Source: Goldman Sachs

#10: Baidu Inc ADS (BIDU)

  • Sector: Internet Software & Services
  • Market Cap: $38 billion
  • YTD Returns: +46%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 21
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#9: Liberty Interactive Corp. (LINTA)

  • Sector: catalogue Retail
  • Market Cap: $9 billion
  • YTD Returns: +1%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 22
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#8: LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB)

  • Sector: Specialty Chemicals
  • Market Cap: $20 billion
  • YTD Returns: +2%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 24
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 10%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#7: General Motors Co. (GM)

  • Sector: Automobile Manufacturing
  • Market Cap: $37 billion
  • YTD Returns: -37%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 28
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 7%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#6: QUALCOMM Inc. (QCOM)

  • Sector: Communications Equipment
  • Market Cap: $96 billion
  • YTD Returns: +17%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 29
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 5%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#5: Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)

  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals
  • Market Cap: $153 billion
  • YTD Returns: +18%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 29
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#4: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Sector: Banking/Financial Services
  • Market Cap: $124 billion
  • YTD Returns: -21%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 31
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 5%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#3: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

  • Sector: Systems Software
  • Market Cap: $225 billion
  • YTD Returns: -2%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 50
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#2: Google Inc. (GOOG)

  • Sector: Internet Software & Services
  • Market Cap: $158 billion
  • YTD Returns: +4%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 58
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 6%


Source: Goldman Sachs

#1: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

  • Sector: Computer Hardware
  • Market Cap: $361 billion
  • YTD Returns: +21%
  • Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 105
  • Average portfolio weight as a top 10 holding: 9%


Source: Goldman Sachs

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