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McMoRan Exploration (MMR) And 4 Other Key Stock Picks from Leon Cooperman

OMEGA ADVISORS
Compared to their larger peers, small and mid-cap stocks don’t get as much attention in the financial world. Understandably, then, we can expect hedge......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Exxon Mobil (XOM) Among Adage Capital’s Biggest Bets

Phill Gross Adage Capital Management
It’s no secret that Apple Inc. (NADSAQ:AAPL) is the No. 1 stock pick in the hedge fund industry. Let’s take a look at one fund in particular......(read more)

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Among Fortress Investment Group’s Top Picks

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Fortress Investment Group started out as a private equity firm in 1998, founded by Wesley Edens (a former partner at BlackRock Financial), Robert Kauffman......(read more)

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Just One of Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Most Promising Stock Picks

MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS
Small and mid-cap stocks don’t get as much attention from analysts and the financial press, which often leaves them less efficiently priced than the......(read more)

5 Stocks Steven Cohen and SAC Capital Might Be Forced to Sell

Steven Cohen
Things do not appear to be getting any easier for Steven Cohen and SAC Capital. In a recent Fox Business scoop, Charlie Gasparino painted a bleak picture......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL): AQR Capital’s Top Pick

AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the top stock pick among the hedge funds we track. Let’s take a look at one money manager in particular that holds a......(read more)

Billionaires Betting On Small Steel: AK Steel (AKS) Versus United States Steel (X)

AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
What’s the best way to play a potential turnaround in the steel industry? Well it’s not the company you would think. United States Steel Corporation......(read more)

Google Inc (GOOG), Wal-Mart (WMT): Edinburgh Partners Loves the Mega-Caps

Sandy Nairn
Edinburgh Partners is a Scotland-based hedge fund managed by Sandy Nairn, and was founded in 2003. Edinburgh focuses on a long-term investment strategy......(read more)

Facebook Inc (FB), Sprint (S) Among JAT Capital’s Big Bets

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JAT Capital was founded by John Thaler in 2007 after leaving the private equity firm Shumway. Thaler graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Brookside Capital’s Top Pick

David Einhorn
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Brookside Capital’s top stock pick. The tech stock makes up over 7.8% of the fund’s 13F portfolio, according to......(read more)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), FedEx Among Mason Hawkins’ Favorite Stocks

Mason Hawkins
Mason Hawkins founded Southeastern Asset Management in 1975 and tends to invest for the long-term, not worried by the interim ups and downs of the markets......(read more)

Is US Airways Group, Inc. (LCC) a Good Investment?

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US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC) is one of the top airline operators and the consolidation of its industry appears to be continuing. U.S. Airways has......(read more)

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Devon Energy Among Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Energy Picks

MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS
Louis Bacon manages $15 billion at Moore Capital Management, and his net worth has been estimated at $1.5 billion. Bacon received an MBA from Columbia......(read more)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Isn’t the Only Stock with a Bill Ackman-Whitney Tilson Connection

PERSHING SQUARE
Billionaire Bill Ackman runs a niche equity portfolio, owning only around 10 stocks at a time. Ackman is a long-term activist and value investor, and......(read more)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Target Among Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Retail Bets

BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES
Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates in 1973 from his apartment. After 28 years, Dalio stepped down as CEO and is now the co-CIO and “......(read more)

News Corp (NWSA), Capital One Among Dan Loeb’s Big Selloffs

THIRD POINT
Billionaire Daniel Loeb has over $4 billion of AUM and founded his New York-based hedge fund Third Point Management in 1995 with just over $3 million.......(read more)

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), GameStop Corp. (GME): Billionaires Love These Heavily Shorted Stocks

Can hedge funds beat the market
We have identified five stocks that have at least 30% of their outstanding shares shorted, but are also loved by billionaires. The first is J.C. Penney......(read more)

Kellogg Company (K), Procter & Gamble (PG) Among Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Defensive Bets

Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP
Billionaire Ken Griffin got his start by trading options in his Harvard dorm room. Having founded Citadel Investment Group in 1990 with only $4 million......(read more)

Morgan Stanley (MS): Is it the Best Bank to Buy?

SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is expected to experience a revenue declination of 18% this fiscal year, but should see revenue growth of 22% by the end of FY2013......(read more)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Among D.E. Shaw’s Top Tech Picks

David Shaw
Billionaire D.E. Shaw filed his 13F with the SEC in mid-November, revealing a renewed interest in tech. D.E. Shaw trades using systematic and computer......(read more)

The Hershey Company (HSY) Has Become a Top Defensive Play

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES
The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)’s impressively low beta is a product of its blend of consumer staple products, which perform well in a down economy,......(read more)

Vodafone Group (VOD): An Overlooked Telecom Giant

Ken Fisher - FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT
We feel that Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) is an overlooked mobile communications company, and for no particularly good reason. Weakness in Europe,......(read more)

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL): Time to Buy on the Dip?

David Einhorn Greenlight Capital
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) was down as much as 15% last week on news that a federal jury has ordered the chip-maker to pay nearly $1.......(read more)

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX): Is it a Good Buy Post-Acquisition?

hedge fund research
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) recently announced plans to acquire Plains Exploration & Production and McMoRan Exploration for......(read more)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): a Great Investment for the New Year

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is the world’s largest publicly-traded oil company, with around 80% of its earnings coming from outside the U......(read more)
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